The IRS could issue your refund as quickly as within 21 days, but some tax returns take a little longer to process and review. If you’re claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit, the IRS is required to hold your entire refund until mid-February.
After you e-file, the IRS will usually start updating the status of your refund within 24 hours of receiving your return. If you mailed in your return, you’ll need to wait about 4 weeks to start seeing status updates.
You can check your refund status online.
Expecting a state refund? Learn how to track the status of your state refund.