How long does it take to get my refund?

December 24, 2010 by  

If you’ve filed your taxes and are entitled to a refund, the IRS gives you several options for receiving it.

  • Check: When you mail your return to the IRS, you’ll generally receive your mailed refund check within 6 to 8 weeks. If you e-file your return, you should receive your refund check within 3 weeks.
  • Direct Deposit: e-file your return, and the IRS will deposit your refund in your bank account within 8 to 15 days. If you mail in your return, direct deposit generally takes 5 to 7 weeks.