So this year, if you claim those credits and file your return on February 12, you’re likely to see your refund during the first week of March, assuming there are no outstanding issues with your return, you have filed electronically and you opt for direct deposit, said Kenneth Corbin, the IRS Commissioner of the Wage and Investment Division, on a press call.
Anyone getting a refund electronically may choose to have that money split and deposited into more than one account.
If you’re eager to know when yours will arrive, you can use the Where’s My Refund? tool, which is updated once a day, usually overnight. The tool, which you can also download as an app on your phone, will tell you when your return has been received, when your refund has been approved and when it has been sent to you.