After you electronically file your tax return the timing of an anticipated refund is top priority.
Following technology improvements, the IRS will issue refunds to more taxpayers in as few as 10 days this year. But taxpayers should keep in mind that many variables can affect the speed of a tax refund. The IRS issues more than 90 percent of refunds within 21 days.
Below are online tools to the IRS and State taxing authorities that you can utilize to get a better idea on when your refund will be deposited in your bank account. As a general rule you should have a copy of your tax return handy as you will be asked to enter some information from you return to verify your identity.
The IRS reminds taxpayers that refund time frames provided by the “Where’s My Refund?” IRS2Go smartphone application (app) and tax providers are projected time frames and are subject to revision. Many different factors can affect the timing of the refund after the IRS receives the return for processing.
Also, keep in mind that the date “Where’s My Refund“ provides is the estimated date the IRS will issue the refund, not the date the taxpayer will get the refund. It may take up to five additional days for the financial institution to post the refund to your account, or for mail delivery.