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How long does it take to get your refund check after filing?

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    What's been the average wait time for the folks that have already filed their tax returns with the IRS to get their refund check back this year? I just sent mine off and just wondering about how long I should realistically expect.
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    It's been a couple of years since I received my last refund check, but I recall it taking a couple weeks when I used to get them. I think it depends on if you are doing direct deposit or requesting a physical check. The direct deposit shows up a lot faster, but some people still like to get the check.
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    Here's a great reference site, from IRS.gov: 2015 Tax Season Refund Frequently Asked Questions

    They say that they issue refunds in less than 21 calender days, after the 4 weeks (roughly) it takes to process your return. Also you can check on your refund status by either using their IRS2GO mobile app or the Where's My Refund? online tool.
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    Friend of mine got his refund back in about 2 weeks, after they processed the return. He e-filed but didn't direct deposit. I'm guessing that it will take probably closer to 21 days, like the comment above says now though, as we're close to the 15th and all. So, best guess is 2-3 weeks.