What to Expect for Refunds in 2013
The IRS issued more than 9 out of 10 refunds to taxpayers in less than 21 days last year. The same results are expected in 2013.
Even though the IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days, it’s possible your tax return may require additional review and take longer.
Use Where’s My Refund? to Check the Status of Your Refund.
Where’s My Refund? has a new look for 2013! The tool will include a tracker that displays progress through 3 stages: (1) Return Received, (2) Refund Approved and (3) Refund Sent.
You will get personalized refund information based on the processing of your tax return. The tool will provide an actual refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Remember, most refunds will be issued in less than 21 days.
In 2013 you will be able to start checking on the status of your return sooner - within 24 hours after we have received your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return.
- Pub 2043: IRS Refund Information Guidelines for the Tax Preparation Community
- Tax Tip SETT-2012-13 - Season of Giving Tips
- Video: When will I get my refund?
- Video: How to Use the Where's My Refund? Tool
- New! Q&A