To get your refund faster, the IRS highly recommends filing online and using direct deposit.
If you’ve already filed your 2021 tax return with the IRS, you could be getting your refund this month, assuming it was filed correctly. But how do you know when it’ll arrive? Once the IRS has accepted your return, you can begin tracking the progress of your refund to determine when to expect your money to arrive.
Just like in 2021, the IRS is again expecting numerous delays in processing tax returns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency recommends filing electronically and setting up direct deposit this year, as it can help get your refund issued within 21 days, assuming there are no errors. “Filing a paper tax return this year means an extended refund delay,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig announced in a Jan. 24 statement.
We’ll explain how to track your refund online using the Where’s My Refund? tool and how to check your IRS account for further details. For more tax info, learn how to create an online IRS account, how to get the rest of your child tax credit money, how you can file your taxes for free and 10 tax changes that might change the size of your refund this year. This story is updated frequently.
How long will it take the IRS to send my tax refund?
The IRS usually issues tax refunds within three weeks, but some taxpayers could have to wait a while longer to receive their payments. If there are any errors, or if you filed a claim for an earned income tax credit or the child tax credit, the wait could be lengthy.
When an issue delays your return, its resolution “depends on how quickly and accurately you respond, and the ability of IRS staff…