Where's the IRS Refund Cycle Chart?
You may remember the IRS Refund Cycle Chart from several years ago, which provided your expected refund date based on when your tax return was accepted or mailed.
In tax year 2012, the IRS replaced the Refund Cycle Chart with their online Where's My Refund? service.
By e-filing your return and choosing direct deposit, you've chosen the fastest way to get your refund. Last year, 9 out of 10 taxpayers received their refund in less than 21 days. We expect the same this year.