How quickly did you receive your 2020 tax refund?

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Stoic9
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Efiled Spawniods on 12 MAR, received deposit on 25 MAR. It included Schedule C
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Filled in mid-Feb. Still processing. The only thing out of the ordinary was the plug-in vehicle credit.

I did my Dad's taxes and submitted in early Mar. Refund received in 8 days.
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SmileyFace
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I filed 4 returns (my own and 3 family members) - all of which had a refund - and all were received within two weeks. The largest amount back was about $4K so perhaps it has something to do with the size of you overpayment (perhaps more scrutiny on larger returns but I am just guessing).
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Filed on 3/20 and the return is still being processed (i.e., still not approved). Approval has never taken this long, usually happens within a day, so I'm expecting a letter from them. I was looking forward to getting that refund already.

Update: tax preparer told me that I should expect to wait and I'll be lucky if I get it by the end of April. :|

Update: Refund arrived 4/7
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Efiled 2.12. Refund deposited on 2.24. Efiled SC 2.12. Refund 3.27. Both federal and state involved large refunds.
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CardinalRule wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:19 am If you have filed your 2020 federal tax return, with a refund due, how quickly did the IRS process it?

For us
• Return e-filed on TurboTax and accepted: 02/20/2021
• Refund received (direct deposit): still being processed as of 3/6/2021 (https://sa.www4.irs.gov/irfof/lang/en/i ... status.jsp)

This is very new to us - we have not had a refund for many years. :confused In our case, it's about $9,000, due to some miscalculations on estimated taxes (related to realized capital gains).
Mailed paper return on 02/06/21. Refund deposited to my account on 03/26/2021. Took 6 weeks 6 days. Used to get refund in about 3 weeks for paper return in the past.
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Our return was accepted on Feb. 12th. We still haven't received our refund, as of today (March 28th). I use the IRS' Check My Refund feature daily and have tried calling multiple times, but I haven't figured out how to speak to a person. Most calls are simply dropped because their lines are too busy.

Our refund amount is a little more than $14,000.

We have also not received our 3rd round of stimulus money. I've tried to use the IRS' tool to check the status of that, but it gives me some general message about us either not being able to receive that stimulus money or the information not being available. Our AGI was lower than the $150,000 max for couples filing jointly. I don't know why we wouldn't qualify. Our assumption is that the stimulus money is being held up because our latest tax return hasn't been processed.

We're more than a little frustrated, especially since there are big ticket items that we have been waiting to purchase, such as a new car, siding for our home and things for our baby that's on the way. I will probably change the way that I pay my wife's estimated quarterly taxes this year in an attempt to lower our refund amount.

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CardinalRule wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:19 am If you have filed your 2020 federal tax return, with a refund due, how quickly did the IRS process it?

For us
• Return e-filed on TurboTax and accepted: 02/20/2021
• Refund received (direct deposit): still being processed as of 3/6/2021 (https://sa.www4.irs.gov/irfof/lang/en/i ... status.jsp)

This is very new to us - we have not had a refund for many years. :confused In our case, it's about $9,000, due to some miscalculations on estimated taxes (related to realized capital gains).
Replying to my own post, our return is still being processed as of March 29. I definitely know the exact amount of my expected refund, as I have entered it daily for the past week or so. :(

The variations in refund timing are fascinating. Some got their refunds very fast, and others have been waiting longer than me!
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E-filed on March 6, received refund (via paper check) in mailbox on March 23.

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E-filed with H&R Block March 3.

State Refund: Deposited March 11

Federal Refund: Still Pending...

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Filed fed and state electronically on March 8th, both pretty straightforward, both still being reviewed...
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E-Filed and Return Accepted 2/19

Still being processed...
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After waiting over a month, a missing portion of refund in paper I bond arrived today unannounced. The delay was probably caused by misprinted barcodes which are heavily crossed out with magic marker.
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Professional tax preparer here. I have clients that got their refunds in less than 2 weeks and I have other clients that haven't gotten their refunds and it's been almost 2 months. No rhyme or reason. Can't even get a straight answer from the IRS after being on hold for over an hour. A few of my clients got their refunds a few weeks before the IRS website "Where's My Refund" tool even showed a date. This year is a whole other animal.
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2/27 - Federal and State returns accepted.
3/16 - State refund deposited to my account.

4/2 - Federal says still processing. Refund a little over 9k.

Both e-filed with TurboTax.
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Return accepted within minutes but it’s been 3 weeks and still no deposit.
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Filed - 2/19
Federal refund - 2/25
NY state refund - 3/9

Federal was super fast this year!
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Somehow I was not even aware of the "Taxpayer Advocate Service," and our household doesn't meet the case criteria it outlines for assistance, but this posting does underscore the breadth of the delays that many taxpayers are currently experiencing.

TAS’s Ability to Help With Delayed Refunds Is Limited
https://www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/ne ... s-limited/
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Filed online (TurboTax) 2/19--IRS accepted immediately

Received IDVerify letter from IRA on 3/21--and successfully verified ID online on same day

Still waiting 4/5--refund a little under $18K

I tried to call the IRS this morning and got a recording saying IRS was too busy to answer my call.
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Federal (Filed using H&R Block s/w):
Filed on: 03/11
Accepted: 03/11 (immediately)
Approved: around 03/25
Refund: 03/31

State (using state web site):
Filed on: 03/26
Refund: 03/31
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E-filed and accepted Fed return with Turbo tax on 3-29-21. Refund of $2,326 was direct deposited on 4-06-21. So, 8 days.
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Filed on 2/21, IRS website still says my return is "being processed". I'm getting a large refund (almost all of federal tax) because of living overseas and using FEIE. Unfortunately I can't stop withholding because I always owe a few dollars from investment income, so I can't say that I'm not expecting to owe any tax.
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Fed 18 days
State 16 days
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I filed on March 5th (after Turbotax resolved their inherited IRA/backdoor Roth IRA issues). The Fed one is still processing, but CA came back relatively quick (2 weeks).
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E-Filed towards end of Feb
Showed “received” on IRS website 40 days later
Showed “accepted” on IRS website 1-2 weeks after showing received with expected deposit in 1 week
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Filed last weekend and just received my refund overnight so less than a week. Definitely the fastest I’ve ever received it.
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e-filed for my deceased mother, and needed a paper check rather than electronic payment. It took 3 weeks for the check to arrive.
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Still waiting, IRS states they have received it, but have not processed it yet. Filed mid-February. Received my state refund about 3 weeks later. It was a simple standard tax return, efiled.
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Filed and accepted 2/14
Refund deposited 2/19 -also fastest ever.
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Filed on Friday, Accepted on Monday,and refund deposited on Friday.
Our first refund in many years.
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Info_Hound wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:52 am Still waiting, IRS states they have received it, but have not processed it yet. Filed mid-February. Received my state refund about 3 weeks later. It was a simple standard tax return, efiled.
Us too. Filed in early March. Ours says still processing. I suspect it's because I filed right before ARP became law, and I had a repayment of part of my ACA premium tax credit, and the ARP changed that so that it doesn't have to be repaid. I read something the other day that said *don't* file an amended return, they'll recalculate the tax and send the refund. I'm guessing I'm waiting for them to recalculate my tax.
Yes, I’m really that pedantic.
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