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Tax Refund Schedule Dates

The IRS has not yet announced the 2020, 2021 tax refund schedule. The opening date should be in the middle of January 2021. Dates will be posted here as they become available.

Taxpayers are urged by the IRS to use e-file services to file and receive their refunds faster.

Filing now puts you first in line! 

The quickest method of getting your tax refund is to e-file your return with TurboTax, and to choose the direct deposit method of payment. By filing with TurboTax you can expect the fastest refund possible.

If you would like to know your refund amount in advance, you
can use the Free Tax Refund Calculator and see your estimated refund in minutes!

2020, 2021 Tax Refund Schedule Chart

Date Taxes Filed Direct Deposit Date Paper Check Date
Between Jan 28 and Feb 3 Feb 13 Feb 21
Feb 4 and Feb 10 Feb 21 Feb 24
Feb 11 and Feb 17 Feb 28 Mar 3
Feb 18 and Feb 24 Mar 7 Mar 10
Feb 25 and Mar 3 Mar 14 Mar 17
Mar 4 and Mar 10 Mar 21 Mar 24
Mar 11 and Mar 17 Mar 28 Mar 31
Mar 18 and Mar 24 Apr 4 Apr 7
Mar 25 and Mar 31 Apr 11 Apr 14
Apr 1 and Apr 7 Apr 18 Apr 21
Apr 8 and Apr 14 Apr 25 Apr 28
Apr 15 and Apr 21 May 2 May 5
Apr 22 and Apr 28 May 9 May 12

Get your refund as soon as possible

TurboTax will hold and securely submit your tax return to the IRS on a first-in, first-out basis. So filing now puts you first in line for your tax refund.