If the turnaround time is small and/or the amount involved is small, then I'd agree simply rolling over a refund into the next year's taxes is a good idea. Many of us, including my ladyfriend and I, are getting unexpected refunds on our 2020 federal tax returns because of the second stimulus check not received and instead taken as a tax credit. She will likely owe money on her 2021 return anyway although I will probably get a refund. Still, I don't mind forgoing a small refund this year. Hopefully, the IRS will be mostly back to normal a year from now so refund checks will resume their pre-Covid schedule.
Retired in late 2008 at age 45. Cashed in company stock, bought a lot of shares in a big bond fund and am living nicely off its dividends. IRA, SS, and a pension await me at age 60 and later. No kids, no debts.
"I want my money working for me instead of me working for my money!"