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IRS: Get your refund and stimulus faster

2021 tax refunds are being filed and millions of Americans are still waiting for their tax refunds and stimulus checks.

tax return form used to file with the IRS to see a refund

As the tax season unfolds, the IRS is still trying to catch up with last year’s tax returns that were never processed.

This means you want to do everything you can to ensure you get your refund on time to avoid delay.


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Ways to see your refund from the IRS faster

The first thing you want to do is file your taxes correctly.

This means all information provided is accurate and you’ll get it processed with no issues.

The next thing to do is file as soon as you can once you have all correct documents.

It’s best to file electronically and opt for direct deposit.

This way you’ll get it quicker and it should arrive within 21 days.


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There are ways you could see your refund arrive slower from the IRS as well

If you file an incomplete and inaccurate tax return, expect delays.

If you wait you may end up rushing and forget information or put old and incorrect information.

When this happens it will delay your refund.

Certain tax credits can cause a delay due to the IRS taking precaution for fraudulent claims.

If you collected the child tax credit or earned income tax credit, you refund could not go out until March 1.


This is true even if you filed as early as possible.

If you wait until March 1 or after it should not delay it.

Filing a paper return can take weeks or months.

This is because it needs to travel by mail and be manually put into the IRS system.

Finally, it could just take longer because the IRS is so far behind.

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