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When Can You File Taxes in 2014?  2014 Tax Season Update:  IRS announced late start to tax season with  January 31, 2014 slated opening date to begin accepting returns.  This doesn’t mean you must wait to “prepare your return”, as tax preparation typically allow early entry and submission, to which thereafter sit in a “queue” awaiting the date that IRS opens the floodgates.  Oct-22 2013 IRS Press Release

Where is the IRS Refund Cycle Chart?  The refund cycle chart has been eliminated and replaced with an IRS Information Guidelines for the Tax Preparation Community publication.  Various blogs and tax preparation companies have attempted to duplicate these charts based on past year trends.  See the predictions and read more here [..]

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  1. Stressed in England


    @Jasmin not meaning to state the obvious, but 10-1 is tomorrow, check it after your bank does its daily account drop, could be Midnight, 1-2-3-4-5-6am :) Also they have sent checks while listing a DDD previously. Hope this helps :)

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  2. Mary


    PRAYER CHANGES THINGS
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    Submitted on 2014/09/29 at 9:23 am

    @Joe:

    I spoke with the accounts department on Friday my check was mailed on Friday Sept 26 which is typically the day they mail paper checks so if I were you I would start checking the mail today. My WMR did update however to sent so there is the difference between me and you but not everyone updates so watch the mail or simply give the accounts department a call this morning. The 846 is great news for you!

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  3. Joe

    Mary I believe u said u spoke to someone who said ur check was mailed out Friday, have u gotten it or heard anymore? If u get it please let us know

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  4. Joe

    Mary I believe u said u spoke to someone who said ur check was mailed out Friday, have u gotten it or heard anymore?

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  5. KB1987

    I did have the code 971, but still no 846, although according the letter I received last week, I owe $0.00 and judging by the adjustment they made, I should still be receiving a refund. It said I did not have to do anything, but the letter is dated 10/6/14, which obviously is next Monday. I am wondering if I will receive a paper check at all, and if so, when?

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  6. Nelson

    I’m sure that Pastey meant well though he went about it the wrong way. Keep doing what you guys are doing with this site! This site has been the best thing that has happened to tax payers! Giving all of us hope and comfort when we need it most. Thank you for all that you do and God bless!

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  7. Mary


    @PASTEY You are totally entitled to your opinion, but I have been a Moderator for this site since it started and I can tell you it does happen with the WMR and the codes on the transcripts do have a meaning. Sorry you feel the way you do, but please just keep it to yourself.

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  8. Xoxo

    @TRM: I’ve been waiting almost 7 months also. I believe it’s the hold dept. I called that number also. Either hold or Id verify. We are in same boat as you. No letters no nothing!! Just have to wait as they say. Bunch of bull!!

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  9. Joe

    Patsey obviously u haven’t had the problems tht all of us have had. But these are true and the codes are correct they’re neon made up, have u looked at your transcripts? And yes people have gotten refund a this year without the WMR updating. Things re messed up this year they’ve had a computer glitch that screwed things up, but your entitled to ur opinion. You probably got ur refund without any problem

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  10. Joe

    So I know I’ve been on here talking about not seeing an update on WMR I have to be honest because of my schedule and other factors I’m up a lot at night. Just for fun I thought I’d check my status during one of those times it’s suppose to be unavailable, guess what it never went down.,,just makes u wonder exactly how many updates they are doing this time of year

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  11. Veronica

    Can anyone give me a number to call to check on my return? Mine says it still being processed and a refund date will be provided when available! !

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  12. Your Name

    DDD for 10-01 and still nothing pending as of now smh. ..anyone else got a ddd for wed? Anything pending??

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  13. Rebecca

    My account transcript still has. 570 code and 2-22-14 by it no info on EMT either I sure hope they spit my refund out I’m calling early in the am

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  14. Rebecca

    Where the hell is my refund I been waiting 8 months is this legal I’m done with waiting in calling TAS

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  15. TRM

    My taxes were received on March 24th, where’s my amended refund stated “Take Immediate Action” appx 2 days later I received a notice stating they needed more info regarding my daughter and recently married husband,prrof of relationship and residency, I obtained all info and mail backed priority mail.
    I waited for a response and finally in July I received a letter stating a decision will be made and I notified on or before August 5 th.
    August 5th came and went with no letter \response. Until August 16th another letter came stating its still being reviewed and a new decision date of September 13 th,stating the decision will b done and should receive a check and or letter by that date.Its now September 29 the and still NOTHING! Not another letter, not a denial not anything! If they were going to deny my daughters EIC (which we are entitled to her by law,nothing owed,holding back,my husband worked and provided the entire year) so it shouldn’t be that hard to swndba denial letter if that’s the case? Why all the letters that dont come when they say to begin with,apparently they’ve found whatever problem,I have no idea what it could be,but why keep me dragging on holding onto some hope, dont they have to by law give me a decision whether approval or denial? And again if denied why won’t they just say,its been 7months! And nothing! It said contact ext 623 and we have tried several times! I’m at my wits end! What department is ext 623 and from here now who do I contact to get AANY WORD and questions answered! Because the letters dont even come like they state,and no one answers the ext! Please help! Has anyone had ext 623 and what department is it? And anyone had the problem with letters being delayed and no responses? And if so in the end of all the waiting was there a check at the end,I would think if they plan on denying it they would done so by now and not drug it on for 7 months and counting! Please tell me someone has dealt with a similar situation and give me an answer of should I give up hope in believing bww will even get our refund?

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  16. Joe

    Well Mary and prayer changes things…..didn’t get a check or update today, but I did talk to my postman and he assured me that as long as I did the change of address and it was accepted, which it was, they wil infact forward my refund check…so I did a little good news

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  17. Mary


    We have had this issue since we started this page for 3 years that I know of and it doesn’t have anything to do with where you live.

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  18. Late filer

    @Nicole: Did you have to do the id verify and did you have a 570 code? If so when did you verify and whats the date next to your 570? Did your transcripts update at all? Im in the same situation as you with bars disappearing but I didn’t file until 8/29.

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  19. Joe

    @Cleveland_Tax_Girl: just curious have you been following this issue at all? This has been going on since February’s it’s an issue all over the country affecting everyone. It was a glitch in the irs system

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  20. Cleveland_Tax_Girl

    I’ve been doing taxes for a few years and I’ve never seen one of my clients receive a refund without WMR updating to a DDD? What states do you guys live in that have had this happen to them? I live in Ohio and am curious if there is a trend to those that this has happened to?

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  21. nika

    @prayer changes things i hope thats true that they are going to do a big release on returns this week. fingers cross

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  22. Your Name

    @PRAYER CHANGES THINGS: i hope thats true being waiting since jan had to do a amended return. got a tax advocate and its been ajusted. praying thats mines come soon. nika

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  23. Joe

    I feel the pain of everyone here. All I got is received processing…got an 846 code for 10/6 but that’s it so it’s whatever

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  24. Nicole

    Prayer changes things..want to know if you can help me..Filed 8.11 normal stuff 2 kids hoh, all bars disappeared and went to recieved and a date will be provided when available to today finally we have recived your return and its being processed, want to know if thats a good thing or bad thing, remembering reading once that this happens before you are approved but want to make sure ..taxes this year has been nothing but a headache..thanks in advance for your help

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  25. nicole

    filed Aug 11 bars disappeared and said a date would be provided when available to now today we have recieved your refund and its being processed is that a good up date bad means nothing..Help please not sure if its a good sign or not?

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  26. Your Name

    Does anyone have a ddd for 10-01??? If so, do you see anything pending as of yet? I have a prepaid card (accountnow )

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  27. Your Name

    Knew it was too good to be true! It’s getting close to the end and they still toying around with people money …i been waiting since jan!! I finally got a ddd for 10-01 but called bank this morning and nothing pending as of yet. I bet sat when we get updates I will have a stinking 1121!!!!

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  28. Glenn

    I have a question for anyone that can help I have checked my transcripts since I filed on January 28th, this years says as of date of August 11, 2014 which obviously hasn’t changed in weeks and I have a 570 with an as of date of March 10, 2014, now on last years return the as of date is September 30, 2013 and I have a 570 at the end of my transcript with a date of September 30, 2013, I have called and keep being told that I’m under review and that it’s still being processed to be patient, my question is does the 570 on last years transcript with the date of September 30th 2013 expire this September on the 30th? I guess I’m trying to give myself a little hope that the end is in sight, on a side note I never received my return until June 26th last year!!

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  29. Jay

    IF only transcripts has locked me out…. how long do i have to wait before it lets me back in to you online transcripts?

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  30. Foggysail

    @PRAYER CHANGES THINGS: Happy for you!!! I do want to add that besides prayers changing things, GETTING A TAX ADVOCATE ALSO HELPS!

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  31. We Are Here Together

    @KB1987:

    971 is a notice issued code from the IRS is there a 846 refund issued that has been added to your transcript as of today? Typically your account transcript should show an offset code the amount and then if done processing refund issued. I would call them to clarify if the (Remaining) Refund has been released!

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  32. KB1987

    I received another letter on Thursday of last week. Showed my anticipated refund amount and what they adjusted it to, also stated I do not need to do anything. From what I can tell, it looks like I am still due a refund, just a lot less than I submitted. I wonder if they will just mail a check? Do I have to wait past the 6th of October (which is the date next to my 971 code)???

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  33. PRAYER CHANGES THINGS

    Anyone out there have any questions that they may need answered or help in the right direction I can help you. Please send me a message! The IRS is expecting to do a big push this week on late filers and amended filers lets pray for Financial Breakthrough!

    I declare Checks in the mail and Direct Deposits this week Bless everyone on this site!

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  34. Your Name

    Joe you should call them. When I didnt see a update I called them and they told me it would be dd on the 9/5. It was actually dd on 9/3 but i didnt know it because i didnt check until 9/5. Call em so they can atleast tell you something. Coming from someone that had a stroke before i just hate to see anyone overly stressed. Good luck buddy

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  35. PRAYER CHANGES THINGS

    @Joe:

    I spoke with the accounts department on Friday my check was mailed on Friday Sept 26 which is typically the day they mail paper checks so if I were you I would start checking the mail today. My WMR did update however to sent so there is the difference between me and you but not everyone updates so watch the mail or simply give the accounts department a call this morning. The 846 is great news for you!

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  36. Joe

    I know your name I should….but we’ve moved and we’ve done the change of address and everything but I’ve heard they don’t always forward refund checks and I’ve heard they do, but without that update I done even know when or if a check is mailed or was mailed to start a trace…it’s just a headache that’s why I said I wouldn’t see money this year by the time I do a trace and get it mailed back out and everything it’ll be end of the year… But your right I need to relax, it’s been 8 months so I guess it ain’t a big deal to keep waiting

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  37. Your Name

    Joe u shouls really relax. So many of us have tried to tell u that wmr do not update for everyone. I know for a fact it didnt for me. If u have 846 u are good to go. Received my money 9/5 and wmr still say processing

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  38. joe

    I’m really happy for those with a new ddd and update on WMR. Although I have a new 846 code for 10/6 my WMR has yet to update. I’m really not expecting to see any money this year. I’ve given up on the irs and seeing that money this year. I’m sorry for the negativity it’s just how I feel I know I shouldn’t but it’s where I’m at. They’ve beaten me

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  39. Late filer

    @me: Are you showing a 570 code on transcripts right now and if so whats the date next to it? Also what did they have a freeze on you for?

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  40. me

    I called the IRS and they said they releasing my freeze how long do you think it will be before I get my refund they said by October 11thI have been waiting since February 3rd

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  41. Gothcha

    @Your Name:

    Please remember to post your name who are you with a DDD of 10/01 that is great news also check your WMR tommorrow after the maintenance today to see if it says sent. 3 bars is a great sign!

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  42. Your Name

    Update for me ..ddd 10-01 …but I’m not going to get excited until the bank actually sees a pending deposit. ..so many people have been getting deposit dates followed by 1121. Fingers crossed.

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  43. Glenn

    I have a question for anyone that can help I have checked my transcripts since I filed on January 28th, this years says as of date of August 11, 2014 which obviously hasn’t changed in weeks and I have a 570 with an as of date of March 10, 2014, now on last years return the as of date is September 30, 2013 and I have a 570 at the end of my transcript with a date of September 30, 2013, I have called and keep being told that I’m under review and that it’s still being processed to be patient, my question is does the 570 on last years transcript with the date of September 30th 2013 expire this September on the 30th? I guess I’m trying to give myself a little hope that the end is in sight, on a side note I never received my return until June 26th last year!!

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  44. Sunshine

    @Gotcha- Thx. Yes…. I am calling them first thing in the morning at 7am!!!

    @Mary- Thx for your help. No offsets what so ever! That’s why i find it so strange when WMR says balance due.
    I will keep everyone posted this week. Thanks for yall helping me. :)

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  45. Stell

    Very desperately, my income tax was send 4/15. called irs still under review; sucks don’t know what’s going on.

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  46. Mary


    @FREDDY The WMR does update daily, but the biggest updates happen on Friday nights into Saturday early mornings and Wed into Thurs. I doubt you will see an update Sunday, because they do maintenance. Maybe you will get an update Wed.

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  47. Mary


    @SUNSHINE Yes to your question I saw a post similar to what happened to your mother the WMR can act really “WONKY” sometimes, if you could access your transcripts they would be more accurate with what is going on with your return.

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  48. Gotcha

    @Sunshine

    I would suggest calling them on Monday at 7a.m. your time and ask specifically to speak with accounts department. Actually your transcript should show if there is an offset amount or at least show that there is a notice in the mail. Again the best option is to call the IRS ask why you owe the amount you have the right to appeal

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  49. Sunshine

    Question: WMR updated today for me with a balance due. My mom told me her did that back in March, and a week later, WMR updated with her DDD with her correct refund amount. Is this possible? Has this ever happened to anyone before?

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  50. FreddyFromFairbanks

    Hello Everyone! Has anyone ever received an update on a Sunday before? The IRS claims that they update WMR everyday, so just curious if anyone has ever had that happen? Thank you guys and good luck!!

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  51. Sunshine

    WMR did update for me today. VERY UPSET!!!! Because now my status shows:

    We made changes to your tax return that changed the amount of your refund.
    Our changes eliminated your expected refund and resulted in a balance due of $X,XXX.XX. You will receive a notice that explains the changes to your tax return. Your notice will be mailed on October 6, 2014.

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Filed on 07/01/2014. I filed late because I was in no rush to receive my refund. For the last three years it always took two-three months to get my refund… But… this is the worst news yet. Guess i will be calling the irs on Monday.

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  52. Joe

    @PRAYER CHANGES THINGS: @PRAYER CHANGES THINGS: congrats I’m done looking mine doesn’t update just hoping I get a check sometime

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  53. PRAYER CHANGES THINGS

    Great News!

    Last night WMR updated for me! Thank You Jesus! I have been waiting since January paper check mailed full 3 bars. I am expected great news for all of you today!

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  54. PRAYER CHANGES THINGS

    I truly wish everyone on this site good luck and a peaceful night please keep us updated with any positive news!

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  55. PRAYER CHANGES THINGS

    Tonight should be a big update for the week considering nothing has been updated all week!!! Lets keep fingers crossed and Pray for something positive to happen!

    Does anyone know about what time everything updates Friday into Saturday?

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  56. Mary


    @TONYA I don’t think there is anything your TA can do at this point. They are only concerned about getting your return thru the irs system I don’t think they concern themselves with where the refund goes.

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  57. Tonya

    @PRAYER CHANGES THINGS: I dont have it in front of me at the moment, but it shows “applied to non-IRS debt”. and the amount we werr supposed to be getting as a refund. II immediately called the Treasury Offset number and it already shows that the payment was applied to my student loan. We filed the injured spouse paperwork with the amended return, so I am pretty darn confused!

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  58. Tonya

    @Mary: The IRS never should have sent it to them bc of the injured spouse paperwork that was filed with the amended return. We have to do the injured spouse paperwork every year, and this is the first time this has happened. Hopefully we can figure something out on Monday. Of course, our Tax Advocate didn’t return our call today….smh. I was hoping we would get a good one.

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  59. Late filer

    @Angel: Yep I filed 8/29 and on 9/15 was told I had to call the id verify dept to prove I was myself. They told me after they confirmed my identity that it would be 4-6 weeks. I called in to confirm they released me back to processing and then was told 9 weeks. I realized Tuesday that I have a 570 freeze code on my transcripts so I called the holds dept and they told me that I had no hold it was on there from when my return was pulled for verification but that I was done processing and just waiting for a DDD. Well no update on transcripts today so I called in again and they said im being reviewed and I need to give them until 11/17 which is 60 days from the day the id verify dept released me. I ended up calling a tax advocate this morning and they are suppose to call me back 10/1. So to answer your question yes they are putting us late filers through it to.

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  60. Matt H

    @Mary Immediately after I posted that question I checked the mail and finally got my examination report! This is the second one that is finally what I want. Hopefully I’ll get paid soon.

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