2023-01-24 13:30:03

Tax filing season has kicked off. Here's how to get a faster refund

By Kate Dore

Key Points

  • Tax season kicked off for individual filers on Jan. 23, and the deadline for most taxpayers is April 18.
  • If you're expecting a refund, there may be ways to get the money faster, tax experts say.

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Tax season officially kicked off for individual filers on Jan. 23. This year's tax deadline is April 18 for most filers.

Although the IRS expects to start the filing season stronger, taxpayer service improvements may take time as the agency hires and trains more workers.

In the meantime, if you're expecting a tax refund for 2022, there may be ways to speed up the process, according to financial experts.

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How soon to expect a tax refund after filing your return

Typically, you will receive a refund within 21 days if you've filed an accurate, electronic return with direct deposit for the payment, according to the IRS. Paper filings and errors may extend the timeline. You can check the agency's refund portal for status updates.

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