A common question this time of year for tax accountants is how long does it take to get a refund. Even with the 2/14/11 surge of itemized filers, it appears that most federal refunds are coming back in 2 weeks. For NC state refunds from the same time frame the jury is still out. The last time I checked they were still not posting dates to pay refunds for people that filed in the last 2 weeks. If/when I notice a change I will provide an update. Happy tax filing season!