How long does it take to get my tax refund if I filed thru mail?

January 30, 2009 by  
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6 Comments on "How long does it take to get my tax refund if I filed thru mail?"

  1. Cupid on Tue, 3rd Feb 2009 4:00 am 

    Approximately 6-8 weeks.

  2. ebony_texan on Fri, 6th Feb 2009 6:50 am 

    According to HR Block, You should expect to wait at least three weeks for a paper check to be mailed to you, once the IRS has accepted your return. It will be much faster if you chose direct deposit.

    You can check the status of your refund at 1-800-829-4477 or go to and click on Where’s My Refund

  3. Richard B on Sun, 8th Feb 2009 2:20 pm 

    The sooner you file, the sooner your refund will come. Having said that, you should be aware that the present tax legislation before Congress might delay all refunds for a few months unless it is passed pronto.

  4. brandy s on Tue, 10th Feb 2009 9:32 pm 

    6-8 weeks could be more or less.

  5. Tax Forum on Wed, 18th Mar 2009 10:50 am 

    Don’t forget to check out our Federal & State Tax Payment Options and Refund Status Information page.

  6. Steph on Fri, 2nd Apr 2010 4:47 am 

    I mailed mine in Feb 19, and it got processed 5 weeks later, March 30, and said my refund would be here by april 27th, but I got it 3 days later because i did direct deposit (today april 2, 2010). Check the website, once you mail it in.,,id=96596,00.html You need you ssn, date you mail in taxes and return amount. Hope this helps

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