So you've filed your tax return and now you're wondering, "When will I get my refund?" If you e-filed your return… after 24 hours… you can go to IRS-dot-gov-slash-refund to check on its status using our Where's My Refund? tool. You can also use our IRS2Go mobile app, It usually takes 21 days to get your refund after you have e-filed your return if you choose direct deposit. Remember: don't rely on receiving a refund from the IRS by a certain date… especially when paying bills or planning to make major purchases. Some returns may require additional review and may take longer. Also… if you claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit… the law says we must hold the entire refund and can't issue it before mid-February. And keep in mind the processing times of financial institutions. Check Where's My Refund? for your personalized refund date. Now… should you call us to find out your refund status? No… unless Where's My Refund? tells you to do so. IRS representatives will not be able to give you any additional information. Otherwise… you can keep tabs on the status of your refund by going to IRS-dot-gov-slash-refund.