General refund processing times during filing season: Electronically filed returns: Up to 4 weeks Paper filed returns: Up to 8 weeks Returns sent by certified mail: Allow an additional 3 weeksWhat does IRS refund mean?
A tax refund or tax rebate is a refund on taxes when the tax liability is less than the taxes paid. Taxpayers can often get a tax refund on their income tax if the tax they owe is less than the sum of the total amount of the withholding taxes and estimated taxes that they paid, plus the refundable tax credits that they claim.What is a tax refund?
A tax refund is a reimbursement to a taxpayer of any excess amount paid to the federal government or a state government. Taxpayers tend to look at a refund as a bonus or a stroke of luck, but it most often represents an interest-free loan that the taxpayer made to the government.