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 4 and Feb 10
|Feb 11 and Feb 17
|Feb 18 and Feb 24
|Feb 25 and Mar 3
|Mar 4 and Mar 10
|Mar 11 and Mar 17
|Mar 18 and Mar 24
|Mar 25 and Mar 31
|Apr 1 and Apr 7
|Apr 8 and Apr 14
|Apr 15 and Apr 21
|Apr 22 and Apr 28
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.