Where is my Refund?
How Long Do I Wait For My Federal Income Tax Refund?
Federal income tax returns are notorious for being a long wait. You are constantly left asking the questions, "How long…" and "Where is my income tax refund?"
To make things worse, this is money that has been withheld from your income for 365 days!
Now, the Federal Government does not provide a specific date for you – the best they can do is provide you a general time that you could receive your check if you file your taxes by a certain date. From our experience, this is drastically overpromised. See the dates the IRS indicates here: IRS Federal Income Tax Dates.
The best dates that the IRS can give you is 1 week after filing your taxes, at the earliest. And, that is after the month or so of filing your taxes. And, after a year or so of paying your income taxes!
This is the point where frustration gets a hold of people.
The Income Tax Return Filing Process:
Well after the IRS has held onto your income tax for a year but before you can ever see that money again, you have to go through the arduous task of filing your Income Tax Return. This isn’t as easy as just submitting the W2 from your employer, or all of your W2’s from all employers! You also have to play the game of determining all of your tax write-offs for the year to maximize the return amount.
- • Did you make over a certain number this year?
- • Did you donate to charity?
- • Did you spend money on work-related items?
- • Did your company not pay you the federal standard for gas reimbursement?
- • How much of your home do you use for work?
The list goes on, and on. As does the paper filing. As does the headache.
The short answer to, "How long until I get my tax refund?" is no sooner than a week after you go through the process listed above. The minimal wait is even longer if you are unable to submit it electronically and again even longer if they don’t permit your Direct Deposit. At this point, it is entirely viable for you to still be asking, "Where is my refund?"
There Is a Solution to This Tax Refund Problem
We may not be able to provide you a solution on filing your taxes, but we can get you to your money faster. IncomeTaxAdvances.com can help you Get a Tax Refund Advance so that your money is no longer tied up. Apply for the Tax Advance either BEFORE, DURING or AFTER the filing process, depending on when you need the money.
Our tax refund solution is quick and with our next-day deposits, the next time someone asks, "Where is your tax refund?" you can answer with a sigh of relief, "In the bank!"