The Wall Street Journal
Here’s What Happens at the IRS After You File Your Taxes
Finally last month, Mr. Amy contacted the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent watchdog within the IRS, and a representative told him that his return was under review, and to keep waiting. The IRS says it delivers nine out of 10 tax refunds within 21 days, a time frame that hasn’t changed for e-filed returns in two decades. For taxpayers filing on paper, refunds can take four weeks or more, the IRS says.