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What Can You Do To Expedite Your Income Tax Refund?

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

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The information that I am seeing on the Internet states that the IRS goal for having your tax refund in to your bank account is twenty-one days.  While this could be “business days”, I am thinking that it’s “calendar days”.  There are decisions that you can make and actions that you can take that will facilitate this process:

  1.  File your tax return electronically!  It has been said that “paper” is to the IRS as Kryptonite was to Superman!
  2.  Check, double-check, and triple-check your tax return for errors BEFORE you e-file!  From your correct name (that is in the Social Security Administration records) and social security number to the birth dates of your dependents to the numbers that you have entered throughout your tax return.  All numbers can be transposed.
  3. If your tax software includes this function run “Error Checking” multiple times.
  4. Be sure that the “Routing Number”, “Your Full Bank Account Number” and “Bank Name” are all correct.
  5. If you are applying for the “Child Tax Credit”, or the “Earned Income Credit”, or if you received payments for the “Economic Recovery Rebate”  be sure that you provide all of the correct information.  If you received advance child tax credit payments last year, or the Economic Recovery Credit you should receive two separate letters from the IRS stating the amounts that you received.
  6. If you have questions, use or the Internet to obtain information from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or search for the instructions for your forms.

After you have filed your tax return you can use the IRS “Where’s My Refund” hyperlink to obtain the status of your refund ( Refunds | Internal Revenue Service ( )