Last year 77% of filers got one, and the average refund was $2,549, according to IRS data.
And those refunds are sent out fairly quickly. The IRS notes that it typically issues refunds in less than 21 days after receiving your return.
So this year, if you claim those credits and file your return on February 12, you’re likely to see your refund during the first week of March, assuming there are no outstanding issues with your return, you have filed electronically and you opt for direct deposit, said Kenneth Corbin, the IRS Commissioner of the Wage and Investment Division, on a press call.
Anyone getting a refund electronically may choose to have that money split and deposited into more than one account.