After filing tax returns every year, most of my friends want to know how long does it take for the tax refund to arrive?
The latest reminder from the IRS , Where’s My Refund or IRS2Go App is the most convenient way to inquire about federal tax refunds, while using E-file electronic tax returns and choosing Direct Deposit to directly deposit into the account is the safest and fastest way to receive tax refunds.
What will cause the tax refund to be delayed?
In general, the IRS will send the refund within 21 days of receipt of the tax return if the tax return is correct. However, the processing time may increase for several reasons, such as:
- The tax information is incorrect or incomplete;
- Affected by identity theft or fraud;
- The tax return contains claims for credits such as EITC or ACTC;
- The time between the IRS issuing the tax refund and the time when the bank accepted it and received it happened to be a holiday.
However, the IRS said that applying for Recovery Rebate Credit will not result in a tax refund delay unless the declared relief amount is incorrect.
If the IRS needs more information to process the tax refund, the IRS will contact the tax preparer by letter .
Below, Rain will teach the newcomers how to use the IRS Where’s My Refund? (Where is my tax refund?) to check the tax refund status, and where to check the state tax refund status.
Where’s My Refund Where is my tax refund?
IRS official website tax refund query
After filing tax returns every year, 24 hours after E-File , or 4 weeks after mailing a tax return , you can check the tax refund status on the IRS official website.
IRS tax refund query steps are as follows:
- Prepare information: SSN or ITIN registered for tax return, tax return status, tax refund amount on tax return
- Open the official website www.irs.gov/refunds
- Click on ” Check My Refund Status ” in the picture above
- Fill in the information as prompted and click the “Submit” button
As long as the information is correct, the tax refund query result will be displayed as follows:
- Return Received : The tax form has been received
- Return is still being processed : the tax form is still being approved
- Refund Approved : The tax refund has been approved
- Refund Sent : Tax refund has been sent
In addition to checking on the IRS official website, you can also easily download the IRS2Go App on your mobile phone or tablet to check your tax refund.
Similarly, simply enter the SSN/ITIN , tax declaration status and tax refund amount , and click ” Get Status ” to check the tax refund status.
State tax refund inquiry
Where’s My State Refund? The IRS official website can only check the federal tax refund, while the state tax refund has to be checked on the state official website, and the specific requirements are almost the same as the IRS. Below are the state tax refund inquiry URLs and state tax refund processing times.
- Note: “-” indicates that the state does not need to file state taxes and has no state tax refunds.
- Note: “*” New Hampshire (NH) and Tennessee (TN) do not need to declare personal payroll income tax, but do need to declare interest/dividend income tax, generally there is no tax refund.
|State||Official website||Tax refund time
|AL Alabama||State tax refund inquiry||8-10 weeks/8-12 weeks|
|AZ Arizona||State tax refund inquiry||10 days/12 weeks|
|AR Arkansas||State tax refund inquiry||21 working days/10 weeks|
|CA California||State tax refund inquiry||2 weeks/4 weeks|
|CO Colorado||State tax refund inquiry||–|
|CT Connecticut||State tax refund inquiry||3 weeks/10-12 weeks|
|DE Delaware||State tax refund inquiry||10-12 weeks|
|DC Washington, D.C.||Tax refund inquiry||6 weeks|
|GA Georgia||State tax refund inquiry||90 working days|
|HI Hawaii||State tax refund inquiry||9-10 weeks/12 weeks|
|ID Idaho||State tax refund inquiry||7-8 weeks/10-11 weeks|
|IL Illinois||State tax refund inquiry||4 weeks/15 weeks|
|IN Indiana||State tax refund inquiry||3 weeks/12 weeks|
|IA Iowa||State tax refund inquiry||30-45 days|
|KS Kansas||State tax refund inquiry||10-14 days/16-20 weeks|
|KY Kentucky||State tax refund inquiry||2-3 weeks/8-12 weeks|
|LA Louisiana||State tax refund inquiry||45 days/14 weeks|
|ME Maine||State tax refund inquiry||4-6 weeks / longer|
|MD Maryland||State tax refund inquiry||soon/30 days|
|MA Massachusetts||State tax refund inquiry||6 weeks/10 weeks|
|MI Michigan||State tax refund inquiry||2 weeks/6-8 weeks|
|MN Minnesota||State tax refund inquiry||72 hours/6 weeks|
|MS Mississippi||State tax refund inquiry||8-10 weeks|
|MO Missouri||State tax refund inquiry||5 days/4 weeks|
|MT Montana||State tax refund inquiry||1 week/6 weeks|
|NE Nebraska||State tax refund inquiry||30 days/3 months|
|NH New Hampshire||State tax filing*||–|
|NJ New Jersey||State tax refund inquiry||4 weeks/12 weeks|
|NM New Mexico||State tax refund inquiry||6-8 weeks/8-12 weeks|
|NY New York||State tax refund inquiry||14 days/6-8 weeks|
|NC North Carolina||State tax refund inquiry||6 weeks/12 weeks|
|ND North Dakota||State tax refund inquiry||no description|
|OH Ohio||State tax refund inquiry||15 working days/8-10 weeks|
|OK Oklahoma||State tax refund inquiry||14-21 days/4-6 weeks|
|OR Oregon||State tax refund inquiry||4 weeks+|
|PA Pennsylvania||State tax refund inquiry||8-10 weeks|
|RI Rhode Island||State tax refund inquiry||10-15 days/4-6 weeks|
|SC South Carolina||State tax refund inquiry||6-8 weeks|
|SD South Dakota||–||–|
|TN Tennessee||State tax filing*||–|
|UT Utah||State tax refund inquiry||120 days or after March 1|
|VT Vermont||State tax refund inquiry||30 days/8-12 weeks|
|VA Virginia||State tax refund inquiry||4 weeks/8 weeks|
|WA Washington State||–||–|
|WV West Virginia||State tax refund inquiry||3 weeks/10 weeks|
|WI Wisconsin||State tax refund inquiry||12 weeks / longer|
write at the end
Have you filed your taxes this year? Have you all received your IRS tax refund and state tax refund? Welcome to share the tax refund processing time of each state.