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Video: E-filing for a Faster Refund

Updated for Tax Year 2022 • December 1, 2022 09:01 AM


TurboTax makes it easy to e-file your tax returns, so you can have your tax refund in your bank (or your pocket) as quickly as possible.


Video transcript:

TurboTax makes it easy to get your refund faster by offering e-file. Filing your return electronically is convenient and TurboTax does everything for you.

With e-file, there's no need to print or mail anything. It's as simple as a few clicks in TurboTax. Plus, with direct deposit into your bank account, you could have your refund in as fast as 7 days.*

*Update for 2018: The IRS issued more than 9 out of 10 refunds to taxpayers in less than 21 days last year. The same results are expected for 2018 tax returns.

Don't have a bank account? No problem. We'll put your refund on a pre-loaded Visa® debit card that you can use anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.

E-filing is safe and secure. TurboTax uses the same encryption technology used by banks to e-file your return. That means your information is protected from any unauthorized access while it's electronically sent to the IRS and state agencies.

Need some proof to sleep easier? TurboTax provides an email acknowledgement within 48 hours that the IRS received your return. You can also log on to your TurboTax account and see your current e-file status.

So why wait weeks for your refund check to arrive in the mail? Get your refund fast with e-file. It’s easy with TurboTax.

Let an expert do your taxes for you, start to finish with TurboTax Live Full Service. Or you can get your taxes done right, with experts by your side with TurboTax Live Assisted. File your own taxes with confidence using TurboTax. Just answer simple questions, and we’ll guide you through filing your taxes with confidence. Whichever way you choose, get your maximum refund guaranteed.

File 100% FREE with expert help

Get live help from tax experts plus a final review with Live Assisted Basic.

For simple tax returns only.
See if you qualify.
Must file by 3/31.

State included

Get your max refund

Answer simple questions about your life and TurboTax Free Edition will take care of the rest.

For simple tax returns only
See if you qualify

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