How Long Does It Take the IRS to Release Your Refund?

After filing your tax return, you may be anxious to get the extra cash you want to spend on a treat for you and your family or repay debt or however you plan to spend your Internal Revenue Service (IRS) refund.

IRS tax filing can be done using a tax preparer or electronically with the use of tax preparation software. If you file electronically you can expect a refund in less than three weeks. The IRS recommends direct deposits in which you can expect your IRS refund within 6-8 days. The IRS standard for manually filed refunds is 6-8 weeks from the date the IRS receives your return.

When your return is received by the IRS your information is checked before it can be processed. Barring any complications, you will receive your refund in less than a month.

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