Federal Income Tax

Refund Schedule 2021

Refund Schedule 2021 can give you a heads up when you’re going to get your tax refund. The IRS generally issues tax refunds in about one to three weeks if filed electronically and the taxpayer request the refund to be direct deposited. The way you file your return, when you filed, and how you opted to get your tax refund has a play in when you’re going to receive your refund.

As easy as it can be explained, here is how you will wait for the IRS to send your tax refund.

Electronic tax return and direct deposit: 7 to 21 days

Electronic tax return and check: 21 days

Mailed tax return and direct deposit: 21 to 30 days

Mailed tax return and check: 2 months

With this said, here is the refund schedule for the 2021 tax season to clear when will I receive my refund question out of your head.

IRS Accepted ReturnEarliest Direct DepositEarliest Check
February 1st February 8th February 22nd 
February 9th February 20th February 27th 
February 14th February 25th March 4th 
February 22nd March 5th March 12th 
March 2nd March 13th  March 20th  
March 8th  March 19th  March 26th  
March 16th  March 27th  April 3rd  
March 22nd  April 2nd  April 9th  
March 29th  April 9th  April 16th  
April 5th  April 6th  April 23rd  
April 12th  April 23rd  April 30th  
April 19th  April 30th  May 7th  
April 25th May 6th May 13th 

The refund schedule should give you an idea of when you might get your tax refund in your hands. Now that’s out of the way, let’s answer some of the commonly asked questions about tax refunds.

When will I get my tax refund?

There is no definite answer to this but generally within 21 days from the date the return received by the IRS. If you e-file and get your refund direct deposited to you, it’s how you’re going o get your refund the soonest.

Will tax credits contribute to my tax refund?

There are two types of tax credits; refundable ones and non-refundable ones. Examples of refundable credits include child tax credit and earned income tax credit while certain educational credits aren’t refundable.

Where can I see the status of my tax refund?

Where’s My Refund tool helps taxpayers with tracking their tax refunds. See the status of your tax refund using the exact amount, filing status, and Social Security number. You will see updates on when the IRS receives your return, approves, and sends refund.

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