When you file your taxes, you may receive a notice of assessment from the government. Knowing how long after the assessment you will receive your refund is important, so you can plan your finances and budget accordingly. This article provides an overview of the assessment process and outlines the timeline for receiving your refund.
An assessment is a review of your tax return by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or your state’s Department of Revenue. The purpose of an assessment is to ensure that you’ve reported all of your income and paid the correct amount of taxes. If the amount you owe is more than the amount you paid, you will receive a bill for the difference. If you overpaid, you will receive a refund.
The assessment process can take several weeks depending on the complexity of your return and the workload of the agency. If you receive a notice of assessment, it will include an explanation of the changes made to your return. It may also include the amount of refund or bill you will receive.
Receiving Your Refund
Once the assessment is complete, you will receive your refund or bill. If you’re expecting a refund, it will typically arrive within three weeks after the assessment. If you’re expecting a bill, you will need to pay it within the timeframe specified in the notice of assessment.
If you don’t receive your refund within three weeks, you should contact the IRS or your state’s Department of Revenue to inquire about the status of your refund. They can provide you with an update on when you can expect to receive your refund.
Receiving a notice of assessment can be stressful, but understanding the process and timeline can help you plan your finances accordingly. When you receive a notice of assessment, you should expect to receive your refund within three weeks. If you don’t receive it within that timeframe, you should contact the IRS or your state’s Department of Revenue to inquire about the status of your refund.