How soon can I get my tax refund?

How soon can I get my tax refund?

We issue most tax refunds within 21 calendar days. However, we may need to review your tax return further and take longer than usual. Where is my tax refund? Contains the latest information about your tax refund.

The IRS takes more than 21 days to issue refunds for some 2020 tax returns that are subject to review, including erroneous refunds to cover credits or the “Additional Child Tax Credit” ( ACTC ).

I’m waiting for my tax refund because I have something urgent to use. Can I receive a refund within 21 days?

After we receive your tax return, many different factors can affect the timing of your refund. Although we issue most refunds within 21 days, your refund may take longer. Also, remember to take into account the time it takes for financial institutions to credit your tax refund to your account, or for you to receive your tax refund in the mail.

It has been more than 21 days since the IRS received my tax return and I have not received my tax refund. Why?

Some tax returns take longer to process than others for several reasons, including when tax returns:

  • Contains errors, such as incorrect tax refund reimbursement credits
  • incomplete
  • Overall needs further review
  • being affected by identity theft or fraud
  • This includes applying for the “Working Income Tax Credit” or “Additional Child Tax Credit”. See the Q&A section below.


We will contact you by mail when (or if) more information is required to process your tax return. Where is my tax refund if we are still processing your tax return or correcting an error neither our phone representatives nor our phone representatives can provide you with a specific date for your refund? Please check Get the latest information about your tax refund.

I have claimed the “Employment Income Tax Credit” ( EITC ) or “Additional Child Tax Credit” ( ACTC ) on my tax return. When will I receive my tax refund?

Under the Protecting Americans from High Taxes Act ( PATH ) Act, the IRS cannot issue Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC ) and Additional Child Tax Credit ( ACTC ) refunds until mid-February. The IRS expects that most EITC / ACTC -related refunds will be deposited into the taxpayer’s bank account or debit card by March 1 if the taxpayer opts for direct deposit and has no other issues with their tax return. However, some taxpayers may receive their refund a few days in advance. Check “Where is my tax refund” to find out the date of your tax refund.

Can call you guys to help me get my tax refund faster?

Instruct you to call us, otherwise, our representatives will not be able to provide any additional information.

Indicate that we are still processing your tax return and our representatives will not be able to give you a specific tax refund date.

What information does it contain?

Usually, there is tax refund information for the most recent tax year that we have on file for you.

Can I use “Where is my tax refund” to check the status of my tax refund for the previous year?

Usually, only the status of your most recent tax returns filed within the past two tax years is displayed.

For tax returns filed on or after July 1, refund information will remain available for the following year until you file your tax return for the current tax year.

When can I start where? Check the status of my tax refund?

24 hours after we receive your electronic tax return or 4 weeks after you mail your paper return.

Can you show me when I will get my tax refund?

A specific date will be provided after we process your tax return and approve your refund.

Will ordering tax records help me find out when I can get my tax refund?

Tax records will not help you know when you will get your tax refund. Information about your account on tax records does not necessarily reflect the amount or timing of your refund. These records are best used to verify past income and tax filing status, to apply for mortgages, student and small business loans, and to help with tax preparation.

I am a non-resident alien. I do not pay US federal income tax. How do I request a refund of federal tax withheld from US sources of income? When can I get my tax refund?

The appropriate income and withholding amounts on. You must attach supporting documentation of any income and withholding tax amounts when you file Form 1040 – NR. We need more than 21 days to process Form 1040- NR. Please allow 6 months from the date you file your Form 1040- NR to process your tax refund.

How do I know you are processing my tax refund?

The entire process from receipt of a tax return to completion of tax refund is tracked. It will tell you when your refund is in the status of getting it, and whether your refund is approved or issued.

What happens when it says my refund status is received?

We have received your tax return and are processing it.

What happens when it says my tax refund status is Approved?

We have approved your tax refund. We are preparing to release your tax refund to your bank or mail it directly to you. This status will tell you when we will issue the refund to your bank (if you selected the direct deposit option). Please check with your bank for tax refund status within 5 days after we issue your refund, as the method and timing of refunds vary from bank to bank. (It may take a few weeks for your tax refund check to arrive in the mail.)

How long does it take for my status to go from getting a refund to being approved?

Sometimes it takes a few days, but it can take longer.

Will the status of my refund always be displayed, showing the various stages of refund receipt, refund approval, and refund issuance?

No, not always. Sometimes, while we’re still reviewing your tax return, it will show instructions or explain what we’re doing instead.

Are they updated frequently?

It is updated once a day, usually at night. Therefore, it is not necessary to check frequently.

Will revised tax status be provided?

No, it will not provide information on the Can provide the status of your revised tax return. (Our telephone and on-site service representatives can only investigate the status of an amended tax return 16 weeks or more after you mailed it.)

I am claiming a direct deposit tax refund. Why are you mailing me a paper check?

There may be three reasons for this. details as follows:

  • We can only deposit your refund electronically into your own, spouse, or a joint account.
  • Financial institutions may decline the direct deposit.
  • We cannot deposit more than three electronic tax refunds into one financial account.

Why is my tax refund different from the tax refund amount claimed?

All or part of your tax refund may have been used (offset) to pay overdue federal taxes, state income taxes, state unemployment compensation debt, child support, spousal support, or other federal non-tax debts such as student loans. To find out if you may be subject to a deduction, or if you have questions about a deduction, please contact the agency you owe.

Tax Topic 203, Tax Refund Offsets for Unpaid Child Support, Certain Federal and State Debts, and Unemployment Compensation Debt (in English)

What should I do when I receive a tax refund that is not from my tax account?

Never cash a tax refund check or spend your direct deposit tax refund. Please send your tax refund back to us. Tax Topic 161, Returning an Incorrect Tax Refund—Paper Check or Direct Deposit (in English) has more information on what to do.

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