Here's how long it will take to get your 2019 tax refund

published 30.07.2020 07:00

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If you've been waiting for more than three weeks for a return submitted online -- or eight weeks if you sent it through the mail -- and have yet to receive a refund or response, there could be two reasons for the lack of a refund.

For each of them, you'll need to supply your social security number, the exact amount of your tax refund and your tax filing status.

Under normal circumstances, the IRS says refunds on taxes filed electronically take less than three weeks to land in a bank account via direct deposit.

If you filed your tax return, and are expecting a refund, there are a number of ways to find out how soon you'll get your money.

If the IRS tracking tools show that a refund check was sent, but it's been more than a week and you have yet to receive it, it might be lost in the mail -- or stolen.

by Oscar Gonzalez from

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