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Tax Refund

When will you receive your tax refund after filing it? Also, what are the determinants for how much you receive in tax refunds?

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Tax Refund

You'll typically receive your Federal refund within 21 days of e-filing your return.


Mailed returns typically take 4 weeks longer to be processed.  It takes that amount of time for your return to show up in their system, sometimes a bit longer if they are backed up. 


You can track both your Federal and State refunds here.:


There are quite a number items that determine  how much you receive in tax refunds. Some major ones include: 


  • How much you had withheld from your paychecks;
  • Your age; 
  • Whether you itemize or take the standard deduction;
  • If you're married or single;
  • If you have any children or other dependents. 

For more info, check out this article about understanding your tax refund.