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How long will it take to get your refund?

General refund processing times during filing season:

  • Electronically filed returns: Up to 4 weeks

  • Paper filed returns: Up to 8 weeks

  • Returns sent by certified mail: Allow an additional 3 weeks 

The Where’s my Refund application shows where in the process your refund is. When we've finished processing your return, the application will show you the date your refund was sent. All returns are different, and processing times will vary.