Tax season, once again, is going to be a hot mess. Here’s when to expect your refund this year.

If you can avoid it, don’t file a paper federal tax return

(Bloomberg News)

If trouble truly comes in threes, prepare for another tumultuous tax season.

For the third year in a row, the IRS expects to face a tough time processing some returns, getting refunds out and answering taxpayer calls.

Treasury Department officials, in trying to manage people’s expectations, say the IRS will face enormous challenges related to the pandemic and years of underfunding. Ahead of the opening of the 2022 tax season, here are answers to some questions you may have if you’re expecting a refund.

Treasury warns of ‘enormous challenges’ this tax filing season that could delay refunds