How long will it take to get your refund? 

As refund fraud resulting from identify theft has become more widespread, we’re taking extra steps to review all individual income tax returns to be sure refunds go to the rightful owners. Additional safeguards can mean that it takes us longer to process your refund. 

General refund processing times during filing season: 

  • Electronically filed returns: Within 2 weeks
  • Paper filed returns: Up to 8 weeks or longer
  • Returns sent by certified mail: Allow an additional 3 weeks 

We issue refunds as direct deposits to checking or saving accounts, or send checks by mail. Due to electronic banking rules, we can't issue refunds to an international bank account. We no longer offer refunds on debit cards.