As usual, I did my taxes this year with Taxslayer* and just hit the “Submit” button for the eFile of my taxes.
About 10 minutes later, I got notification that the IRS accepted my return and would be sending me my refund. When checking, they are saying “refunds should be sent within 21 days” - so that is not bad. However, in the past they have been faster than they usually claim.
It used to take a day or two to get the IRS confirmation of acceptance - but wow, 10 minutes?!
*Disclaimer: I do not work for, nor do I know anyone who does work for, Taxslayer. I started using them about 10 years ago (or more?) and have been very happy with them. Easy to fill out - even with a VERY complicated tax filing like mine, with mortgage payments, medical deductions, other income and all the deductions. I am sure any other tax preparation site is probably just as good.