Are you expecting a tax refund from the Internal Revenue Service this year?
St. Louis, Mo. - infoZine - "If you filed a complete and accurate paper tax return, your refund should be issued in about six to eight weeks from the date the IRS receives your return," said Michael Devine, IRS spokesman in St Louis.
He said that refunds for those who e-filed should be issued in about half that time - even faster for those who used direct deposit.
Devine said taxpayers can check on the status of their refunds seven days after they were e-filed, or four weeks after they were mailed. He said t here are several ways to check the status of a refund. To use these applications, you will need the first Social Security number shown on the return, your filing status and the dollar amount of the refund.
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"In some circumstances, you may not receive your refund as quickly as expected," Devine said. He explained refund delays can be caused by a variety of reasons. For example, a name and Social Security number listed on the tax return may not match the IRS records, the return was not signed, attachments were missing, or there were math errors that require extra time for the IRS to correct.
Devine said for more information on how long it may take the IRS to process your federal tax refund, visit Frequently Asked Questions at www.IRS.gov.