TurboTax AnswerXchange Question of the Month: When Will I Get My IRS Tax Refund?

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E-file is officially open and many taxpayers who have already filed are now awaiting their much-anticipated tax refunds. For some filers, tax refunds are their biggest paychecks of the year, so it’s no surprise that “When will my tax refund arrive?” has become a hot topic on the TurboTax AnswerXchange, our online tax question and answer community.

If you’re one of these recent filers, read on to find out when you can expect your tax refund. Haven’t filed your taxes yet? No problem! You can get started with TurboTax today.

Q: When will I get my IRS tax refund?

A: Before you find out when you’ll receive your tax refund, you should make sure that your federal tax return has been received. You can begin checking status of your e-filed tax return 24 to 48 hours after e-file. The IRS asks you wait 4 weeks before checking your refund status using Where’s My Refund? if you filed through the mail. The IRS Where’s My Refund tool will show “Return Received” status once they begin processing your tax return. You will receive a personalized refund date once your tax return is processed and your tax refund is approved.

Last year, 9 out of 10 e-filers received their IRS tax refund in less than 21 days, and we expect the same this year. For paper-filers, the process does take more time.

Learn more about the ins and outs of receiving your tax refund at the TurboTax AnswerXchange and discover more answers to trending questions from TurboTax support experts and customers like you.


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  1. Its is now going on July and I filled mine in Feb at the beginning!! I called 2 times was suppose to receive a letter within the 6 weeks if both and still haven’t!! Its going on July what number can I call what do I do for here on out!!

  2. Its been 3 months I filed my tax but still its under process. When I call @ customer support number it just keeps me on hold. How to get rid out of it. When will I get my refund?

  3. I filed my taxes with turbotax Feb 3 2015 it is April 14 2015 . They Have Sent Me Two Letters In The Mail The First One Was To Send My W2s I Sent Them Off , Then They Sent Me A verify Letter I Cannot Reach No One On The Phone It Says I Only Have 30 days To Do This If I Can’t Fucking Reach Nobody Then Wtf Am I Suppose To Damm ? I Am Never Using Turbotax Again . I Want My Damn Money They Fucking Owe Me They Bullshitting And I’m Very Tired And Stressed Out over My Damn Taxes

  4. I filed my return January 30th with H&R block and recceived my federal on Feb 10th.. but still have not received my ny state return. I went online to wheres my refund and it said that my return was under review which could take up to 90 days then it switched to saying that my return was in intial stages of processing and its been saying that for bout 4 weeks now. I visit the wheres my refund site every morning and still no change. I just really need answers as to what is going on. I need my money!

  5. Accepted in Feb 21 – there’s no way I can talk with someone for my refund info even if you press all buttons- I did talk to someone but I called the number to make a payment once I tried to get any information for some reason they couldn’t hear me. Funny right!. April 13 no information what is wrong with them?

  6. on your website it says that my tax refund was suppose to be recieved between feb 27 and march 17. Its now April and it has not showed up. Where is it????

  7. It took 6 week for them to mail an identity verification request. Now another 2 weeks waiting filed Feb 27th. How does it take after verification of identity. Almost 8 weeks already. Where’s my refund still says wait 4 week for letter from irs. That was the identity letter verification.

    Months and months and months …nno answer

  8. I filed my taxes on the 16th of February and it’s still saying it’s being processed. I talk to a representative and he really didn’t help. Someone tell me when will I get my refund?!?!

  9. I filed on January 27th ! It is now April 5. Nothing yet , it’s been over 60 days . What is going on ?!?! I call its but I can never get connected to a live operated that can help me out .

  10. Dear Lisa,
    I filed my taxes in January, I had to do an identity check, it’s April now and I have not received my refund. I am calling the IRS numbers and it’s impossible to reach a human being. What should I do? I am changing my address these two weeks. I need to talk to someone. How can I reach a human being from IRS? Is it normal to wait for so long? it’s been more than 6 weeks since I verified my identity.

  11. Long time user of Turbo Tax, 2002 to present. This year is by far the worst and will likely be the end of using Turbo Tax. Completed my taxes on 22 February and efiled, state refund showed up around a week later. Federal is still not back. I looked on the IRS website and it stated that my refund contained calculation errors and was under review! The errors were fixed and it was reported by the IRS that it was sent out DD on March 30th. I paid for the tax prep through the Turbo Tax affiliated bank (first time ever) but I still do not have my refund. Is this normal???

  12. I finally verifiedmy Iidentity at the irs office and she showed her my id and that was it after waiting since Jan30,2015 and Iin office 4 hours just to see my id ……how long will it take now to get my refund

    1. I am on the same page, 4 more weeks after 8 weeks. I think it is turbo tax because I know a lot of people in other places that got theirs, something is wrong with this program. NEVER again will I use turbo tax.!! its been 70 days and no refund! wow, never has this happened to me. I’m a single mother with no bills, no school, no nothing, doing my taxes every year this same…there is no excuse for them to hold it…

      1. It’s not just Turbo Tax. I use TaxSlayer and I’m going through the same as yall. I e-filed on Jan. 27th. Verified my ID in mid march and as of April 7th, still haven’t received my refund.

  13. Filed and accepted on Feb. 2, called after 25 days and lady told me me refund was under review and that it will take 6 to 8 weeks. Called after the 8 weeks was up another lady told me that it may take up to another 4 weeks to hear something. This is ridiculous if a person OWE the IRS they wIll take the money no ifs ands or buts, but will take their time refunding yours.

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