Where’s My Refund?

Where’s My Refund?

When does IRS accept tax returns in 2016?

The IRS will begin accepting and processing tax returns on January 19, 2016.

When Can You File Taxes in 2016?

Most tax preparers will allow you to enter and submit your tax return beginning the week of January 4, 2016.  You don’t need to wait for the IRS to start accepting tax returns to prepare, but you must have the proper forms and paperwork.  Some forms are not available until mid January and some even later.  When you submit your return before the IRS begins processing, it will sit in a “queue” and be held until the date that the IRS will officially accept tax returns.  If you e-file early and it sits in queue, your return may be sent to the IRS early in a test batch. This has resulted in early direct deposits in the past, but also major glitches because it’s a test.

Where is the IRS Refund Cycle Chart?

2016 Refund Cycle Chart

The most recent tax refund cycle charts have already been published. The official IRS tax refund cycle chart has been eliminated and replaced with an IRS Information Guidelines for the Tax Preparation Community publication. However, various websites with refund calendars for the 2016 tax season (2015 tax year) have been updated with 2016 direct deposit and check mailing dates.

When to Expect My Refund?

2015 IRS Refund Schedule Chart shows that early filers whose returns are accepted by February 7, 2015 can anticipate a tax refund direct deposit on February 20th, 2015.  The day that IRS deposits refunds varies but we notice trends that help you determine the time and days WMR updates and when your tax return is processed.

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  1. Karen

    I have been working with the IRS for weeks. I filed two Injured Spouse forms, one for 2015 and another for 2014. My 2015 says I have a refund of…..as of 8/8/16. Does anyone know what this means?

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  2. Anonymous

    I called irs and they had not touched my id verify since April! They did a referral and said I should hear within 30-45 days. I owe some taxes from 2013 that he said would come out of refund and then get the rest.

    Will it take 30 days? Anybody get refund from referral sooner than that?

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  3. Anonymous

    I have been told that i needed to verify my identity. So i got a mail with a code on it and say that i needed to go to a local office and when i did went to the office they told me that i pass the idetity verification so they told me to wait aleast 9 weeks to receive my refund. And i have waited 12 weeks and i still haven’t receive it.

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  4. Anonymous

    I have been told that i needed to verify my identity. So i got a mail with a code on it and say that i needed to go to a local office and when i did when to the office they told me that i pass the idetity verification so they told me to wait aleast 9 weeks to receive my refund. And i have waited 12 weeks and i still haven’t receive it.

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  5. Nellie Turner

    I filed my return in january and it was accepted jan 20th 2016, i kept checking on the wmr and no progress. I called and have spoken to at learlst 20 reps they all said something different. I ended up having to file an ammended return and it was accepted may 3rd 2016, adjusted july 5th 2016, and completed july 15th 2016. So i called to see if my refund had been mailed out the lady tells me i am under exam and i should get a letter in 2 to 3 weeks. Im like wtf. Im not understanding i made the adjustments that yall told me to make now im being examined. Has anyone else been through this. All they tell you is wait on the letter but thats another waiting game. Im going to file a formal complaint because before a rep told me i was getting audited and i wasnt.

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  6. Anonymous

    @Lisa in Atlanta: I have a similar situation i filled jan 27 and accepted was verified and had to send in papers looks like the same thing u had to 3 things i called to make sure they received everything and they said they did on the. 27 th of June and i should see something in about 30 days was this the same for you?? Plz let me know

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  7. Lisa in Atlanta
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      Georgia

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-11

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-11

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Green Dot

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • WMR Bars:

      3rd Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Jun-27

    • WMR:

      Jun-27

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Jun-29

    • I Got My Refund!

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, W2

    @quietstorm3179: Glad to see you finally got yours too!

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  8. Jane_from_CA

    Hello Ya’ll!

    I have been seriously out of the loop this year with Family emergencies and haven’t been able to stay current with this site as I usually am lol when does WMR update DDDs this year? Is it still Tuesdays and Saturdays?

    Thanks for all the help you guys provide!

    Jane W.

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