When Does the IRS Send Out Refund Checks?


Quick Answer

The IRS typically issues refunds within 21 calendar days from the date that a tax return is accepted. Some tax returns may require an additional review period and take longer to process. Those who have filed their taxes can use the IRS's "Where's My Refund?" tool to check their refund status.

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When Does the IRS Send Out Refund Checks?
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To determine the stage of processing for a tax refund, people can visit the Internal Revenue Service's "Where’s My Refund" online tool or the IRS2Go mobile app. These tools reveal the receipt of the tax return, whether or not the refund is approved and the date the tax refund is expected to be issued. It also provides the expected refund amount and advises if there are any delays in processing. These tools are updated every 24 hours following the receipt of the tax return.

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