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TurboTax: When Will I Get My Refund? Here’s How Long It Takes:

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So, you’ve filed your taxes with TurboTax, and they’ve been accepted. Congratulations! However, now you probably want to know how long it will take the IRS to send your refund.

Here’s how long it takes to get Federal, snail mail, and State tax refunds:

When Will I Get My Tax Refund?

How Long for Tax Refund w/ Federal eFile?

Nine out of 10 people who e-file get their federal refund in less than three weeks.


How to Track Your Federal Tax Refund:

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Sign in to turbotax.com one to two days after you e-file to see your e-file status. Once your return shows as accepted, you can start tracking your refund.

To track your federal refund visit irs.gov/refunds and follow the steps on the website.


If You File By Mail: (Snail Mail)

Wow, good for you! I like the good old days, too. Like, back when people used to pay for things with cash and mail letters!

Anyway, if you send your taxes in the mail, the IRS asks that you wait four weeks before looking up your refund status, as the total processing time is 6-8 weeks.


How Long for Your State Tax Refund?

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The best way to track your state refund is by going to the state’s tax website.

  1. Sign in to TurboTax and search for “state refund
  2. Select How do I track my state refund? and
  3. Choose your state

It can take a couple of days for the IRS and states to update your refund status on their website.


Refund Status Not Showing Up?

Don’t worry if your refund status doesn’t show up right away. Just try again in a day or two. Tracking your refund is easy with the help of TurboTax.

If you haven’t submitted your tax return, check out our exclusive discount codes for up to $30 off any TurboTax software.

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