If you want your tax refund back as fast as possible, there are only two things you can do to try and speed up your timing on the IRS Refund Calendar for 2014. One is to file electronically and the other is to choose a Direct Deposit refund. Here’s how to achieve both:
How to File Your Taxes Electronically
Hands down, the best way to file your federal income tax return is to do it yourself using free software on your own computer. Here’s why.
- It’s cheaper since it’s free
- It’s faster since you can start preparing your return any time, even before the IRS starts accepting e-files in late January
- It’s easy since nowadays the software guides you through easy questions that anyone can understand
How to Get Direct Deposit Refund
This is actually just another reason to file your income taxes electronically with your own PC at home using tax prep software. When you are almost finished with the tax program, at the end they will ask you how you want your IRS refund sent to you. If you want to be on the early end of the IRS Refund Calendar for 2014, you will choose Direct Deposit, which is so much faster than the other choice…a paper check mailed to you. Need I even explain why?
Keeping Tabs on the IRS Refund Calendar 2014
To keep abreast of the IRS Refund Calendar 2014 after you’ve e-filed your taxes, use the IRS Refund Tracker, which lets you create a login on the IRS website, Then you’ll get to see what’s up with your tax return, and estimate when your refund will be issued.
The IRS Refund tracker is available here and don’t go anywhere but the IRS website since you’ll be at risk of compromising the safety of your personal information by typing it into a random non-IRS website. Identity theft and refund stealing are rampant in the tax world!