Your Tax Refund
July 25, 2016
The fastest way to get your refund. According to the IRS, there are two things you can do to speed up access to your refund: file your tax return electronically and have your refund directly deposited into your financial account. Refunds are usually issued within three weeks if you use these methods in contrast to six to eight weeks if you file a paper tax return.
Why a smaller refund is better than a larger refund. Remember, a tax refund is simply a refund of money that you overpaid to the government. Rather than giving the government free use of your money for several months, it is generally better to pay as close to your actual tax liability as possible throughout the year. You can adjust how much tax is withheld from your paycheck by giving your employer a new Form W-4.