Once you file and the IRS accepts your return, it usually takes about 7-10 days to get your income tax refund if you use direct deposit and you e-filed your return. However, it may take up to 21 days.
If you have Earned Income Tax Credit or refundable Child Tax Credit), refunds are not processed until late February to ensure that persons claiming those credits are qualified to.
Having your refund direct deposited can save as much as 10 days of processing and mailing time. Paper filers wait at least a month longer for their refunds.