IRS’ top tips to avoid refund delays in 2023
Looking to get your refund quickly? We will share some tips to avoid delays this tax season.
Tax season is well underway in the United States, with taxpayers having until 18 April to file.
This deadline has been pushed back for some residents in Alabama, California, and Georgia after natural disasters created hurdles for many to submit their returns on time. Taxpayers who feel that they made need an extension can also apply for one without penalty, and the IRS will push back the due date to 16 October.
Tips to avoid tax refund delays in 2023
To help taxpayers receive their refunds in a timely manner, the IRS has released some guidance to keep in mind to ensure they have a smooth filing experience.
Make sure the information you provide is correct
Before you file, make sure you have all the information that will be asked for organized. Many of the most common errors are often based on mistakes in providing this information which includes social security numbers, individual taxpayer identification numbers, and security pins.
Additionally, make sure to double-check the information on your W-2 or other documents used to report your income. Sometimes these processes are automated in current tax software, and to ensure the information was transferred correctly, a pair of human eyes may help. Inconsistencies in your income may be flagged by the IRS and would likely delay the sending of your refund.
File your return electronically and select direct deposit
Speed up your refund by filing your tax return electronically and choosing direct deposit instead of mailing your refund. Those who file an error-free return and choose these options receive their refunds first. Most refunds are issued in less than 21 days, while mailing can take 6-12 weeks.
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