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Once your return’s accepted, you can track your refund. If you don’t receive it within 21 days, contact the IRS.
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Frequently asked questions
Most people receive their tax refund within 3 weeks of the IRS approving their tax return. However, there are several reasons why your refund could be late. A common one is incorrect or missing information on your tax return, which is usually a simple fix.
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There are a few options for you to fix this, depending on the situation.
- If you entered an invalid bank account number, the IRS will mail you a paper check refund instead.
- If you entered a valid bank account number that isn’t yours, banks generally won’t accept a tax refund deposit if the names don’t match. Learn more