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When can you expect your refund?

Based on when your return was accepted by the IRS, the projected date your refund will be direct deposited or mailed is shown on the chart below. This date is based on normal processing and assumes your return does not require further review. If your return does require review and additional information is needed, you will receive a notice. For the most up-to-date information on your refund, go to and click on Where’s My Refund? to check on any changes to the projected date shown below.

Click here for 2012 IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart