But then it got worse and after a few more IRS alerts, the IRS thought that returning to the historical range of 10 to 21 days for tax refunds would work for the majority of filers.
But that doesn’t appear to be the case for the majority of My Dollar Plan readers!
Actual Tax Refund Timeframe
Readers have left all sorts of comments about the various timeframes they are (and are not) receiving their tax refunds. So let’s work on compiling the data in an easy format. If you efiled and selected direct deposit, how long did you wait for your tax refund?
Which Returns are Delayed?
Based on some questions I got, I reviewed hundreds of comments to try to see if I can find any patterns, including tax returns that I’ve filed. However, it doesn’t appear that the tax refund delays are different depending on which tax bracket or income to file taxes you fall in.
I don’t have enough data yet to see if certain tax credits are being held up longer than other returns. Once we get closer to the tax deadline, maybe we’ll see some additional patterns.
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