What are "Ghost Tax Preparers"? What You Need to Know
Learn about ghost preparers and how to avoid them during tax season.
Generally, the IRS says that returns with refunds are processed and payments are issued within 21 days of being filed. Since this process takes much longer for paper filers, the IRS and tax professionals recommend electronic filing.
The quickness of which a refund is received by a taxpayer also depends on when they file and whether they have requested a direct deposit of their refund, or a paper check. This is because during some time frames there is increased traffic of filers submitting their forms. The busiest time, which one can experience longer waits on refunds, is usually for those who file in the last week before the April 15th deadline.
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