Where’s My Refund?

Where’s My Refund?

When does IRS accept tax returns in 2017?

The IRS will begin accepting and processing tax returns beginning on January 23, 2017.

When Can You File Taxes in 2017?

Most tax preparers will allow you to enter and submit your tax return beginning the first week of January 2017.  You don’t need to wait for the IRS to start accepting tax returns to start, 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 they are tests after all.

Where is the IRS Refund Cycle Chart?

2017 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 2017 tax season (2016 tax year) have been updated with 2017 direct deposit and check mailing dates.

When to Expect My Refund?

IRS Refund Schedule Charts typically show that early filers whose returns are accepted before the end of January can anticipate a tax refund direct deposit as early as the first week of February.  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.  The College Investor has a 2017 refund schedule with estimated deposits dates based on e-filing here.

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What Others Are Saying:

  1. Ratliff

    Hello it’s been almost 14 weeks and i haven’t received my refund yet. I filed an injured spouse form with my E-file taxes. I waa accepted on January 23rd.. The WMR is still stating we have you taxes and it’s being processed.. this is really frustrating.. This is my first time filing with an injured spouse form. Can someone please help and let me know if this is normal..???

    Reply
  2. Latenightcreep

    @[email protected]: Thank you and strange thing is I never received a cp05 letter. I only knew of it by way of an irs agent.

    Reply
  3. [email protected]

    @Latenightcreep: wow 424 is an audit and since you have the cp05 letter you could always use that to check on your refund as well just set up a pass code and when you hear your account is 00 that means you refund is approve and then a ddd will follow soon after

    Reply
  4. [email protected]

    @Whyme?: no 570 will fall off after they approve you sorry for the misunderstood communication

    Reply
  5. Curi0us1
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Florida

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

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

    @Sheila_33: thanks for the response. I faxed the info 8am 4/17. Does the 4-6 start as of the date I faxed info or should I add additional weeks

    Reply
  6. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Refund Offset

    @Curi0us1: I have read that but on the facebook site I have seen 2 get theirs who were under an audit within 4 to 6 weeks. And from what I’m reading on the intuit site yours is considered a “soft audit” where they verify your income and dependents. I don’t know hun for sure but just by what I’m reading I don’t feel like its going to take that long of a time.

    Reply
  7. Curi0us1
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Florida

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

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

    @Sheila_33: good evening hun. I read on here that I’ll have to wait a minimum of 4 months before hearing back from irs? Is that accurate

    Reply
  8. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Refund Offset

    @Whyme?: the date on the 570 means they will either drop the hold or extend for another week

    Reply
  9. Whyme?

    @[email protected]: so are you saying the 570 code will fall off on 5/8/17 or that they have until that date to do something with my return?

    Reply
  10. PuertoRiQuinn

    @msyoung: I sent my amended return on 3/31 and finally got my DDD yesterday for 5/3 so I’m guessing a month if you have a TA.

    Reply
  11. msyoung

    @Tiera shanks: yes they will take what you owe and refund the rest. if yo got back to wmr on the irs page and enter in the info it should tell you what you will be getting back on the left hand side of the page.

    Reply
  12. Curi0us1
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Florida

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

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

    @Sheila_33: lol nope. But then again I’ve told myself not to expect anything from the irs until at least July. If it comes before then that’ll be a bonus and pleasantly surprise

    Reply
  13. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Refund Offset

    Anybody update last night?

    Reply
  14. Latenightcreep

    @[email protected]:Congratulations! I’m happy for you that you were finally able to receive your refund! It sucks that we all have to suffer this year. I filed and was accepted 2/2, I’ve IDverified, told my return went to the cp05 department, looked at transcripts and I seen a 570, 424 turned 420, then a 971 issued 4/24. WMR went from one bar, to that take action! message and now says we have received your return and it is being processed. No notices yet just a lot of waiting…

    Reply
  15. Macl2009

    Verified on the 8th and yet I’m still waiting, every time I log in I keep getting the same message “Your tax return is still being processed.

    A refund date will be provided when available.
    Please read the following information related to your tax situation: Tax Topic 152”. I hope
    It comes soon, I’ve been waiting since February 😪

    Reply
  16. Tiera shanks

    @[email protected]: so I call they just said my federal taxes has a offset for Alabama revenue

    Reply
  17. Tiera shanks

    @[email protected]: they said that number not a working number

    Reply
  18. Tiera shanks

    Will the IRS send my refund in the mailbox when they decide to send it because tax season over

    Reply
  19. Waitinginva

    @[email protected]: Hey, I asked this question earlier…what’s the number to check my account using my id number that was on my id verify letter? Thanks in advance

    Reply
  20. [email protected]

    @Latenightcreep: i meant February 17th instead of march 17th…sorry for the miss print

    Reply
  21. [email protected]

    @[email protected]: i meant id verification February 17th not march

    Reply
  22. [email protected]

    @Latenightcreep: yes neither have i but i finally received mines April 6th i filed January 25th id verification with irs march 17th after that nothing had 570 also and no answers from irs i called just about every other day so i got a T.A. in late march only took my T .A. about 3 weeks and a fews days to have my refund released as of today im still spooching off of it….so be patient if you can it’s coming

    Reply
  23. Latenightcreep

    @[email protected]: ok thanks so much…ive never had a problem with my refunds until this year…this year REALLY sucks!

    Reply
  24. [email protected]

    @Latenightcreep: you can but they won’t r doesn’t like to tell you…you may get a nice rep and they will tell you..it’s weird because it’s your return and it’s like they are being secretive about your own return

    Reply
  25. Latenightcreep

    @[email protected]: ok thank and do you know if I can call in to see what the notice is about?

    Reply
  26. [email protected]

    @Latenightcreep: um..about 2 week’s less than 3

    Reply
  27. [email protected]

    @kia: oh wow. …yes some folks have gotten their refunds already…once irs gets it back it may take you about 3 to 4 weeks to get it now they may mail you out a check

    Reply
  28. [email protected]

    @Whyme?: the 570 dated may is a hold code that will come in on the date..860 code ok just w-2 withholding most everyone has that 766 credit to your account 768 eic them are good just that 570 it’s a hold on your refund and your cycle date means you are a weeklie which means you update on Friday’s

    Reply
  29. PuertoRiQuinn

    @NYSstatusgoneMIA: I amended my return and getting direct deposit on 5/3. If you haven’t received your original refund then you’ll get your amended return direct deposit if that’s how you requested it.

    Reply
  30. Whyme?

    I finally got my transcripts in the mail. What does this mean:

    150
    806
    766
    768
    570 dated 5/8/17 with a cycle cold of 20171605 dated 5/8/17

    I filed and was accepted on 4/3/17. Got a 4464c letter dated 4/12/17 I spoke to the irs last week and he asked me alot of questions. He just told me to wait another 3 weeks he really didn’t tell me anything.

    Reply
  31. kia

    My taxes was approved on Jan 23., sent to my dd on feb.23. March 13 found out my money was being held up by TurboTax bank (sbtpg) for having 1 number off on acct. number. Called every week to see when they are gonna release my money and they give me the run around. Today is April 29 and still haven’t gotten my refund. Now they saying it was sent back to irs on the 19 of april, but irs say they haven’t received anything yet.
    Has anyone been put in this situation and have anyone gotten there refund yet?

    Reply
  32. [email protected]

    @lucky 1 question you said you and your husband filed jointly right? so i would think it should only be 1 transcript right because all of his info is the same as yours..i never knew irs has 2 transcripts for a joint account i may be wrong but just through i would ask

    Reply
  33. [email protected]

    @Waitinginva: pretty much a good sign however you would need that 864 release code then you are pretty much set

    Reply
  34. [email protected]

    @Tiera shanks: yes…u would received the rest do u have the offset number u could call anytime and listen to the prompted automatic message and that alone will tell u if your offset has been applied then your refund should follow soon after maybe 2 week’s later if not sooner here’s the offset number just in case 800-304-3187

    Reply
  35. Tiera shanks

    So they holding my taxes because I have a offset will they take it out of my refund n send me the rest

    Reply
  36. Tiera shanks

    @[email protected]: I got a offset letter say I owe 350.00 dollars

    Reply
  37. Waitinginva

    @Sheila_33: I know this has been asked before but, what’s the number to call and check my account using my number that was on the letter? Thanks in advance

    Reply
  38. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Refund Offset

    @Lucky1: I tried for 7 weeks to get it to recognize my phone number that I had for over 6 yrs. The Friday before I updated to ddd I tried one more time and got in and saw my transcripts. Its possible you may update next week since at least you’re able to order them

    Reply
  39. Lucky1

    We can order online my husbands transcripts fine, but mine they never recognize my cell phone number. Every time they send me the code in the mail, which has been 3 times, it always says password not right then goes in too many attempts. But if we can order my husbands transcripts, we filed jointly, does this mean they are done processing it even though I can not access mine?

    Reply
  40. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Refund Offset

    @Unicorn: wmr can update Tuesday thru Saturday but the big updates are Wednesdays and Saturday mornings

    Reply
  41. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Refund Offset

    @Waitinginva: there is a small update tonight between 9 and 12 on wmr. With you updating so late on your transcripts makes me wonder if theres a chance

    Reply
  42. Kat56

    @Katie4: I filed Feb 13 accepted 13 ,it’s sent me a letter about 1095 and 8862 on . I faxesd on March 22 wmr said still processing your return topic 152 amount to left is there. i finally order return transcript April 23 I haven’t received them. wmr says we are processing return . So I don’t know why it takes this long .but if you passed 21days.call them.

    Reply
  43. Waitinginva

    @[email protected]: I was able to order both transcripts late last night after trying to Oder them for two months straight.

    Reply