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IRS 2022 tax returns: When will they start accepting?

Now that 2022 has arrived, along with 2021’s tax season, many people want to hand their tax returns in to the IRS as fast as possible.

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It’s good to know deadlines and when things begin in order to navigate the 2022 tax season.

Many Americans will be owed a 2021 tax refund, and the easiest way to see it quicker is to file your return quicker.


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When are tax returns due?

People can begin filing and paying their taxes now.

The deadline for completing your return is not until April 18, 2022.

If you file before the deadline you will likely receive your refund before many others who choose to wait.


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When will I see my tax refund?

A tax refund usually takes about 21 days to be issued.

This is starting from the point that the IRS has processed and accepted your tax return.

You may check the status of your refund beginning 24 hours past when you filed if you did so electronically.

You can check the status by using IRS2Go or Where’s My Refund? through the IRS.

Filing by mail could take up to 4 weeks before you hear about your refund status.


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How to get my refund fast

By choosing direct deposit instead of a paper check, you’ll see your refund sooner than later.

There are a lot more chances for processing delays to occur this year.

This means before you file your taxes, make sure that everything is absolutely correct to avoid these issues.

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