The earlier you submit your taxes, the sooner you will receive a refund.
While the IRS processes tax returns quickly and pays refunds – if you send an email and choose to make a direct deposit, you'll most likely see the money in your account within 21 days – taxes are handled differently in each state.
Processing times for tax returns vary from country to country. Refunds can be made anytime between a few days and a few months after submitting your tax return.
Although federal and state tax refunds are issued separately, you can easily submit your tax returns at the same time if you submit them electronically. The IRS Free File Lookup Tool can help you find free online tax return options for those who qualify.
Forty states and Washington, DC levy either a flat tax or a progressive income tax. Residents who have withheld too much money from their tax paychecks throughout the year are eligible for a tax refund, as is the case with federal taxes.
In order to track your state tax refund, you probably need at least two things: a social security number or a tax identification number (TIN) and your exact refund amount. Some states also ask for your date of birth, registration status, zip code, and year of your return.
If you are not yet ready to create a file, you can still find out how much you will get reimbursed from the federal and state governments. Once you have your W-2 or 1099 forms from any employer you had in 2019, you can estimate your tax refund (or tax certificate if you paid too little tax) using an online tax creator. H & R Block's refund tool only takes a few minutes and you don't need to sign up for an account or pay in advance.