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Tax Refund Frequently Asked Questions


After going through the process of filing your taxes, it’s understandable that you might have federal tax refund questions and state tax refund questions. Tax refunds can be a confusing topic, especially when it comes to getting your tax refund.

We’ve compiled a list of common tax refund questions and answers to help you find answers to questions about tax refunds, like how long does it take to get a tax refund and how to track a tax refund.

Fast-track your tax refund today with direct deposit into your Arkansas Federal Credit Union checking account. It’s a fast and free way to get access to your tax refund faster.

How Do I Know If I Will Get A Tax Refund?

Whether or not you’ll get a tax refund depends on a variety of factors, including your tax filing situation. Income, filing status, age, if you’ve been claimed as a dependent on someone else’s taxes, or if you have a child tax credit can impact if you get a tax refund. These factors also impact how much of a tax refund you’ll get. 

When you file your tax returns for federal and state income taxes, you’ll find out if you’ll receive a tax refund and the amount.

How Should I File My Tax Return To Get My Refund Faster?

How long a tax refund takes is one of the most important questions about a tax refund. How you file your taxes can impact how quickly you get your tax return.

There are a lot of different ways you can file your taxes. The most common options are by mail, IRS e-file, yourself with tax preparation software, or with a paid tax professional. 

No matter how you file, filing your taxes electronically rather than in the mail allows your taxes to get processed faster and means you can access your tax refund faster.

When Will I Get My Tax Refund In 2024? How Long Does It Take To Get My Tax Refund?

If you choose to have your tax refund deposited directly into an Arkansas Federal account, you could have access to your tax return within a few weeks. When you file your federal taxes, you can select direct deposit as your refund method and then provide your Arkansas Federal account number and routing number.

When Will I Get My Tax Refund From Arkansas?

An Arkansas tax refund can take as little as a few weeks to process. The fastest way to get access to your state tax refund is to select payment by direct deposit into your Arkansas Federal bank account.

How Can I Track My Tax Refund?

You can easily track your tax refund online through the IRS or Arkansas ATAP, depending on if you’re looking for information on federal or state taxes. Federal tax refund information is updated once a day, overnight, so you can always have access to up-to-date information on the status of your tax refund. 

Get Access To Your Tax Refund Faster

There are a lot of questions and confusion that can accompany tax refunds. It’s important to make sure that you get access to your tax refund as soon as possible.

The fastest way to get access to your state and federal tax refund is through direct deposit into an Arkansas Federal bank account. With one of our bank accounts, you can get access to your tax refund as quickly as within a few weeks.
If you don’t already have an Arkansas Federal checking account, you can open an account today to get earlier access to your tax refund.

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