The IRS has a goal of getting tax refunds to tax payers within 21 days. They reach this goal about 90% of the time. In fact, most people receive their refunds in about 10-14 days. In previous years, the IRS created a schedule for when they will send out federal tax refunds via direct deposit or by check. How long does it take the irs to approve your refund after they when expect my tax refund? Tax calendar 2017. According to the irs website, it may take up three weeks for document appear in their system. The next day wmr [More]