Question

I am trying to determine the IRS refund schedule–i.e., when refund will be deposited. Will the IRS direct deposit my refund on an exact day based on when I file?

Answer

You can usually expect the IRS refund to be issued and money received via direct deposit within 21 days of the date your e-filed return was accepted.

If you paper filed or requested a check, the refund money will take longer to process.

The IRS does not provide an exact date of refund based on your filing date.

Related Topics

Related Resources

When You Have To File A Puerto Rico Tax Return

Puerto Rico Tax Law has special rules as a posession of the U.S. The Tax Institute is explaining what you need to know about filing a Puerto Rico tax return.

Can I E-File My Tax Return Under the TCJA?

Can I e-file my tax return? The Tax Pros at H&R Block answer all your questions about TCJA filing changes and more on how to file your tax return online.

Four Things You Should Know Before Calling the IRS

Do you need to call the IRS? Get the IRS phone number and learn what you need to know before calling from the tax experts at H&R Block.

IRS Notice CP63 – The IRS is Holding Your Tax Refund

Learn more about notice CP63, why you received it, and how to handle an IRS CP63 notice with help from the tax experts at H&R Block.