The IRS has aimed to have a more normal tax season in 2022 than we have had in 2020 and 2021. This means Americans should see their refunds in a timely manner.
Everyone will need to have their taxes filed by April 18, 2022, unless they get an extension or reside in an area where a disaster occurred.
You should see your refund within three weeks if the return you submitted is completely correct.
When will I see my refund from the IRS?
Different factors determine when filers will actually see their refunds.
How early you submit refunds plays a part.
If you claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit, it may take longer to verify you’re entitled to those claims.
If you e-file you’ll see your return quicker than if you sent it on paper by mail.
Existing federal debts could lower or eliminate your refund entirely.
Dates you’ll see your refund from the IRS
If you filed your taxes electronically on the first day you could, Jan. 24, then you’ll see your refund by Jan. 31.
If your e-filed return arrives by Jan. 31, you’ll see your refund by Feb. 11.
These dates are correct for direct deposit. You can add a week for paper checks.
If you e-file your return by the date on the left, you’ll see your direct deposit from the IRS by the date on the right
- February 7 – February 18
- February 14 – February 25
- February 21 – March 4
- February 28 – March 11
- March 7 – March 18
- March 14 – March 25
- March 21 – April 1
- March 28 – April 8
- April 4 – April 15
- April 11 – April 22
- April 18 – April 29
- April 25 – May 6
- May 2 – May 13
- May 9 – May 20
- May 16 – May 27
- May 23 – June 4
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