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How long does it take to get your taxes back?

how long did it take you guys to get your taxes back after filing? i filed almost 3 weeks ago and still haven't recieved anything. should i call and find out?

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Asked by exxOHjackie at 2:33 AM on Feb. 19, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • You should be able to track your refund on the IRS website. State returns are another matter. If you're in CA, you won't get your refund till the legislature settles the budget.

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:40 AM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • at least 4 weeks if you get a paper check. 2 weeks if you elected for Direct Deposit.

    Answer by MammaMia72 at 2:49 AM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • Call 800-829-1040... It will let you know whats going on

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:34 AM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • I went to H&R block and got mine back the same day I did them :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:25 AM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • You can go to the IRS's website ( and click on the "Where's My Refund?". You need to enter your social security number, filing status (single, married filing jointly, etc) and the exact refund amount. It will tell you if they have recieved it, if they're processing it, and (if so) when you can expect to recieve your money by. Just for reference, it took about 2 1/2 weeks for ours to get directed deposited after we e-filed.

    Answer by amy_k_in_pa at 1:20 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

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