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!