There’s nothing more stressful than expecting money just to find that you have to wait seemingly forever for it. Luckily, when it comes to when to expect your tax refund, the Internal Revenue Service is upfront about the time it may take, which will depend on how you chose to file your tax documents. If you hand-mailed your tax return, it will take some time for the government to receive it. Then it will take even longer for the IRS to process your return. The IRS states that if you choose this method of tax filing, then you should expect to receive your refund within six to eight weeks after the moment they get your return.
If this timeframe doesn’t suit you and you want to make certain that you get your tax refund faster, then you should consider filing your documents online and choosing a direct deposit option for payment. This way you can ensure the IRS will get your return more speedily and can issue a refund in a more timely manner. By using an online system, your return can be received in less than 48 hours and you could even see your refund sent to you within 21 days. To check the status of your tax filing and for further information, you can visit the IRS directly as this service is updated daily in order to keep you more informed.