2022 Tax Refund Schedule – When Should I Expect Mine?

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Tax season is upon us, and it’s usually not a great time for most people. Not only is it super confusing to navigate, but nobody likes to deal with the IRS! Something nerve-wracking about filing taxes, am I right?! Regardless, it’s important to know the timeline and tax refund schedule these days.

For the majority of tax filers, the IRS usually sends out refunds within less than 21 days from the date the filed return was received by the IRS. Pretty straight forward.

To make it a bit easier for you, we’ve put together the tax refund schedule so you can estimate when you should expect your tax refund. This is going to be very dependent on when you filed. Here are some tax refund schedules for you.

When will I receive my Tax Refund?

You will typically receive your Tax Refund within 21 days from the date the return was received by the IRS. Exceptions do occur but this has been the norm for 90% of tax filers.

Here is a typical tax refund schedule chart of when you should expect your tax refund:

Date FiledExpected Refund Date (DIRECT DEPOSIT)Expected Refund Date (CHECK)
February 12thFebruary 26March 5
February 14March 5March 12
February 21March 12March 19
February 28March 19March 26
March 7March 26April 2
March 14April 2April 9
March 21April 9April 16
March 28April 16April 23
April 4April 23April 30
April 11April 30May 7
April 18May 7May 14
April 25May 14May 21
May 2May 21May 28
May 9May 28June 4
May 16June 4June 11
May 23June 11June 18
May 30June 18June 25
June 6June 25July 2
June 13July 2July 9
June 20July 9July 16
June 27July 16July 23
July 4July 23July 30
July 11July 30August 6
July 18August 6August 13
July 25August 13August 20

It’s also important to remember that the above dates are just estimates and a are to give you a good idea based on which date you filed your taxes.

To track the status of your refund, you can use the official IRS tool called Get Refund Status. This link will give you the exact status of you return and refund status.

Is it faster to e-file or mail in my tax return?

In the majority of cases, it’s usually faster to file your tax return electronically. Since you don’t have to factor in the postal system transit time and the manual effort of the IRS entering your information, e-file is instant.

What if I miss the tax filing deadline?

Your tax return deadline is due on April 15th. If you file your taxes after this deadline, you could face late fees or other penalties. If you genuinely need more time to file your taxes, you can request an extension directly from the IRS. This form is called Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.

What if I owe taxes?

Regardless if you file an extension to file, you are still obligated to pay any taxes that you owe by April 15th. If you need more help, make sure you reach out to your local tax professional that can help you navigate the complicated world that is taxes!

You should also refer to this article if you owe the IRS more money than you can afford to pay back:

How to Settle Your Taxes with the IRS – Guide

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