According to the IRS, refunds are typically processed 21 calendar days after your taxes are filed electronically, but sometimes it can take less. In fact, most people get their return within a couple of weeks.
If you’ve recently filed your taxes electronically but still haven't seen your tax return, please wait for a full 3 weeks before reaching out to the IRS here: Where's My Refund?
A note from the IRS:
Our phone and walk-in representatives can only research the status of your refund 21 days after you filed electronically or 6 weeks after you mailed your paper return.
Mark your calendar with these important tax filing dates:
- February 22 - Projected date for the IRS.gov Where's My Refund tool being updated for those claiming EITC and ACTC, also referred to as PATH Act returns.
- First week of March - This is the soonest you’ll receive your tax refund if you claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and ACTC (PATH Act returns) on your taxes.
- May 15 - Deadline for filing 2020 tax returns.
- October 15 - Deadline to file for those requesting an extension on their 2020 tax returns.