The IRS may issue your refund as quickly as 21 days after you file but some tax returns take longer to process. If you are claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit, the IRS is required to hold your entire refund until mid-February.
The IRS will usually starts 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.
Check your refund status online at the IRS website: Where’s My Refund?
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