The answer: More than nine out of 10 refunds are received within 21 days of the Internal Revenue Service getting your return, according to the IRS's website.
If you filed your return online, you can begin to check the status of your refund just 24 hours after your filing date. Those filing a paper return will have to wait four weeks to check the status.
You can check the status of your refund here.
If you do not file your taxes or an extension on time, you may have to pay a fine.