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IRS: How long for refunds to be approved?

Millions of Americans have filed their taxes and are eagerly waiting for their tax refund from the IRS.

IRS tax return Americans submit for a tax refund with a green background

They want to know how long it will take for the IRS to approve it after the last two years have seen major delays.

Once your return is filed and processed with no errors, your refund will be approved.

If you filed by paper, expect to wait 6 to 8 weeks.

If you filed electronically, expect two wait under 3 weeks.

What to do about failed tax payment notices

When the IRS plans to send refunds

There are various factors that go into when your tax refund will be sent.

First is how you chose to file your return.

Next is how you choose to receive your refund.

IRS: When will my refund be direct deposited?

If you choose to receive a paper check, it will take much longer than opting for direct deposit.

You may still choose direct deposit if you file a paper return.

If you haven’t heard anything about your taxes within 4 weeks of filing, you can check the status by calling the IRS TeleTax System at 1-800-829-4477.

Earned Income Tax Credit in 2022

You’ll have to provide your SSN to someone with your filing status and refund amount.

If it turns out your return has been processed, the date you can expect your refund will be provided.

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