The 2014 filing season will begin January 31, 2014. IRS will begin accepting and processing returns and refunds on that date. There is no advantage to filing on paper before the opening date and you will receive your refund much faster by using e-file with direct deposit. Once the filing season begins, the IRS expects to issue more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days.
Under federal law, all tax payment and filing deadlines remain in effect. This includes the April 15 deadline for most taxpayers. You can check your refund on IRS website by following links below.
You can generally expect the IRS to issue your refund in less than 21 calendar days after they receive your tax return.
Use this links below to check on the status of your refund. It provides the most up-to-date information the IRS has. There’s no need to call us unless the system tells you to do so. Where’s My Refund? is updated every 24 hours – usually overnight — so you only need to check once a day.
Links to check the status of refund
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Above information was sourced from www.irs.gov for educational purposes.