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After the IRS accepts your return, it typically takes about
21 days to get your refund.
Once you receive confirmation that your federal return has been
accepted, you'll be able to start
tracking your refund
at the IRS
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status and make a note of your
exact refund amount.
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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.
Learn more about refund delays
If you claimed the Earned Income Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit, the IRS takes a little more time to process these returns. The refunds for these returns are usually sent out starting in late March. Learn more
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