Americans set to get $2,827 refunds in weeks as IRS finishes processing returns – are you eligible?

The agency has been dealing with a backlog of returns for the past year and blames the delays on the pandemic and staffing concerns.

As of May 20, the average refund for 2020 returns was $2,827.

Those hoping for error-free tax returns, however, are in luck.

According to a statement from the IRS, processing for that group will be completed this week.

Of the more than 4.7 million tax returns submitted in 2021, the IRS had processed more than 4.5 million as of June 10.

Unfortunately, if you submitted a return with a mistake, you might still have to wait, but things are moving in the right direction.

The IRS reports that as of June 10 only 360,000 returns were awaiting correction, as opposed to an astounding 8.9 million during the same month previous year.

As of May 20, the IRS reported that taxpayers were getting average refunds of $3,039 per.