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Tax Refund: Dates the IRS will send your refund

Millions of Americans have already rushed to get their tax returns into the IRS, and they want to know when to expect their refund.

tax return forms to submit to the IRS and receive a refund

Tax years for 2020 and 2021 were confusing, but the IRS is assuring the public that this year will be a bit closer to normal.

The last two years had extensions for when tax returns were due, but this year the date will be April 18, 2022.

The regular date is April 15, but due to a holiday regularly recognized in offices in Washington, D.C., the date was pushed to the next business day.

This means Americans will be filing their taxes at regular times again, so refunds should be seen within the regular 2-3 weeks of acceptance of a return.


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How do I know how long my refund from the IRS will take?

There are different factors that go into how long it will take to see your tax refund.

If you file your taxes earlier, you’ll probably see your refund earlier.

Claiming the child tax or earned income tax credits will delay your refund due to regulations in place to avoid fraud.


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If you mail it will take longer than an electronically filed return.

Federal debts impact refund amounts and speed.

The delay for credits claimed is usually two to three weeks.


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Dates you can expect your refund from the IRS

The following dates were first reported by Marca and show the date your return is filed followed by the date your refund should be sent.

  • Feb. 7 – Feb. 18
  • Feb. 14 – Feb. 25
  • Feb. 21 – March 4
  • Feb. 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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