Usually I file my taxes on April 15, and get my refund around the middle of June (I think?). This year I did a couple of things differently.
Filed about a month early.
Went with direct deposit, because my mail delivery has been sort of unreliable for the last 6 months.
How long does it usually take to turn the refund around? I’m told it’s faster if you file earlier, and if you do direct deposit. Also, does the IRS send you a check stub or some other kind of confirmation that the deposit went through (but see point #2 above)?
I filed my taxes electronically on February 2nd and got my refund on the 14th. The filing acceptance screen told me to when I should expect the refund to be transferred to my CU. For a mailed in return I would guess you’d see your refund in four to six weeks
The IRS doesn’t send any notification that the funds have been deposited. I just checked my account online to see when the deposit hit my account.
I guess we’re asked and answered here, but I thought I’d add that if you click on a link on the very top of www.irs.gov you can enter some information and it will tell you instantly about the status of your refund.