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 in January 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.

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What Others Are Saying:

  1. Had_Dem_TwinsNow6
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Ga

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-27

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-27

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      BOA

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

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

      Tax Topic 152, Tax Code 9001

    @Oh It’s You Newman: thx me to already did income verification also dependents checked out hope I see check next week

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  2. 5 Seasons

    Does anyone know what day of the week does wmr update around this time of year?? Or what days do the 1-800-829-0922 automated system updates?

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  3. Anonymous

    Had to submit proof of wages and EIC. Irs said on 8/1/16 I will receive refund or letter by 9/24/16. Filed 1/29/16. Been in review since then

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  4. Had_Dem_TwinsNow6
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Ga

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-27

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-27

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      BOA

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

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

      Tax Topic 152, Tax Code 9001

    @Anonymous: same here but Friday couldn’t order transcript but now I can finally order return hopefully I’ll update won’t be able to see it on wmr

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  5. Had_Dem_TwinsNow6
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Ga

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-27

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-27

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      BOA

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

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

      Tax Topic 152, Tax Code 9001

    So I was just messing around with transcripts and guess who can finally order 2013-2014 return transcripts early Friday I couldn’t I know I won’t update on where my refund because these are prior years so any clue if I’ll get check direct deposit or when I see some money bills are balls deep

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  6. evie

    I filed accepted jan29 under review for job EIC proof of employment sent in everything the another letter saying we nnede proofs our kids lived with us then another letter saying they approved for us to claim one kid but not the other? Our kids have only been in our custody? Sent in more info called IRS said we should know something by Aug 22 ?? Well its the 23rd and still nothing

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  7. Anonymous

    Question I have a tax advocate who know jack diddley about taxes so after going to my tax paparer getting her to fax tax rules to tax advocate for her just to send my documents that she requested to irs also I have local congressman involved any thoughts

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  8. Anonymous

    My story,
    I filed electronically was rejected for daughter’s ss num being used already ( not by anyone i know) so mailed return accepted feb 22nd. Generic message every since, called twice told to just wait. Called yesterday was told been on hold this whole time for id verify. Called to id verify and dude told me i should’ve been notified! Passed and hold released smh

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  9. 5 seasons

    Nothing new over here!
    Besides thatvi did called 2ce this week and was asked lots of questions, but she didnt tell me if she was doing a ID verification on me. But she did aske me lots of questions every time i call is basic questions and “continue to wait” . Was also told to wait until September 2nd for a refund or Notice. Since it willl supposly be 45 days from when i faxed my docs, which in reality it will be a around 56 days. Somewhere beliw us my story.

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  10. Anonymous

    I filed a amended return Feb 6. Received Feb 16. Went through slot forms won’t sign. Anyways I finally got everything straightened out and IRS received date was April 16th after the reps told me to resend my 1040x multiple tome. When I spoke with the IRS Wednesday the Rep told me that she could see my returned was adjusted and refund was approved she could not see a release date for my check yet. It could take 3-4 weeks. Has anyone ever had experience with this? Know how long if will take to receive my chcek?

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  11. Anonymous

    Accepted on 1-19 went under review in May. Faxed all requested info. Received letter saying give them till 8/8 to make decisions. Still no refund!!! Called this morning and was told my info was still waiting to be looked at & that it could take ANOTHER 30 days. Requested a TA and my case was accepted. Does anyone know how long this process will take!!??

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  12. catwoman

    @5 SEASONS: i know how you feel, i had the 1121 code since 2/20 and it was turning me crazy everytime i checked WMR i see it still there, but im more calm now since is gone!!

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  13. 5 SEASONS

    @catwoman: Lol, your right! But i am excited for you because is a chAnge. Lol
    I am still on the generic message (Your refund is still being process, a refund date will be provided when available.) Have been like that since, Early feb. :(

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  14. catwoman

    @5 SEASONS: well i just went and check the WMR and my 1121 code is now gone, now it says we have received your tax refund and it is being processed, so lets see if now i get my money depposited soon

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  15. catwoman

    @Waiting in nc: im under review with 1121 code, i filed 2/2 acepted same day got a DDD for 2/18 which i never got my refund, then for 2/20 got the 1121 code, so i never got any letter, so after 6 month i decided to call on last friday and was told my hold was cuz i needed to id verify, so i did it same friday was ask lots of questions pass them and the nice lady told me that my hold was now released and i should get my refund in 9 weeks or less, so im now 5 days waiting for the 1121 code to disapear from WMR and then get my refund deposited to my account.

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  16. 5 SEASONS

    Did receive a letter last week called an interim letter a (meanwhile) letter to wait until 9-21 for a response. When i asked her she said it dont show up in there system that such notice was sent. Maybe cause it was directly from the examiner, and it is Official Irs Mail.

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  17. 5 SEASONS

    Was told have to wait 30-45 days from the day i faxed my documents which today is actually the 30th day, to receive another damm letter or “refund”. So upset i made sure i let them know how ridiculous there system is!!

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  18. Anonymous

    I spoke with IRS on July 20 and they said that everything was good from ID verify and a little owed in back taxes. They said I should see refund in 30-45 days. Anybody get theirs back earlier than that?

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  19. Anonymous

    Ive been waiting 6 months!! Lost my job irs doesnt care, tax advocate didnt do anything to help, and my landlord doesnt care. Getting evicted tomorrow thanks irs. Single father of two kids and now were on the streets. Wtf. Can u sue the irs?

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