How long does it take to receive a tax refund?


Quick Answer

The amount of time it takes to receive a tax refund is an average of 21 days after the tax return is filed. Tax returns are issued by the Internal Revenue Service.

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The IRS recommends that callers only inquire by phone after 21 days passes, and once the return is received.

A tax return can be tracked using the "Where's My Refund?" tool available on the IRS website. When using the tool, specific information must be provided, including a Social Security number, filing status and the exact number of the refund. This tool receives regular updates once every 24 hours.

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