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The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. However, it’s possible your tax return may require additional review and take longer. Where’s My Refund? has the most up to date information available about your refund. The tool is updated daily so you don’t need to check more often. .
How long it normally takes to receive a refund
Some tax returns need extra review for accuracy, completeness, and to protect taxpayers from fraud and identity theft. Extra processing time may be necessary.
If you received a refund amount different than the amount on your tax return, we’ll mail you a letter. Wait for that letter before you contact us.