Where’s My Refund?

Where’s My Refund?

When does IRS accept tax returns in 2015

The IRS will begin accepting tax returns electronically on January 20th, 2015.

When Can You File Taxes in 2015?

You don’t need to wait for the IRS to start accepting tax returns to prepare your return because most tax preparers allow you to file and submit your return a week or more earlier than the date announced by the IRS. The tax return will sit in a “queue” 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.

Are 2015 tax refunds being delayed until October?

It is rumored that tax refunds will be delayed until October 2015, and this is a bunch of NON-SENSE.  The story that is being circulated in social space is from a satirical news source and is not true. However “real” it may appear, this is a fake news website that fabricates stories for entertainment purposes. Ha! Not so funny for us IGMRers, eh? Rest assured, there is no telling yet how next year will go, but the October 2015 tax refund delay is BS, not official news.

Where is the IRS Refund Cycle Chart?

2015 Tax Season Update  The most recent tax refund cycle charts have 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 2015 tax season (2014 tax year) have been updated with 2015 direct deposit and check mailing dates.

When to Expect My Refund?

2015 IRS Refund Schedule Chart from The College Investor has been updated and estimates that early filers whose returns are accepted by February 7, 2015 can anticipate a tax refund direct deposit on February 20th, 2015. These refund cycle charts estimate deposit dates based on prior year trends.

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  1. IGMR Admin

    ****STICKY NOTE****
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    2015 Refund Cycle Chart
    Tax Topic 152
    Daily vs. Weekly

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  2. Sparkie**

    @sweatp: when i spoke to irs yesterday she said that wmr can uodate any day of the week im not sure when but it should be anyday.

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  3. newansnervous

    @filewaitwaitwait. Only for 2 days the 13-15 after that I was just the generectic 152 message. I got no response from WMR at all. No refund amount on side bar. But today it finally locked me out. OOrange bars still missing. Can get transcripts due to forgotten log in id

    Reply
  4. Twinz+2
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      North Carolina

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-9

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      BB&T

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @EricaInMD@Work: mine is the same way but I have not had a bar since the 14th.

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  5. DZ

    @sweatp: Hey… If you weren’t approved today, more and likely next wed unless they do it on Thurs to, but I’m almost positive its wed 12am-3am est. I was in the second batch last year and hot it on the 11th. Check tomorrow morning and worse case you will have a date next wed

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  6. jbishop1001
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Michigan

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-20

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-23

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Chase

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Jan-28

    • WMR:

      Jan-30

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, 1099, W2

    Has anyone tried calling sbbt to see if they have an incoming deposit?

    Reply
  7. Bluerose1
    • Tax Preparer:

      TaxAct

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Texas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-20

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-20

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      NYOB

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Jan-27

    • WMR:

      Jan-30

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), W2

      Tax Topic 152

    @newandnervous: there is a 800 number to call that has no limits on checking status

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  8. msduffy13
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-24

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-25

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Sbbt & BBVA Compass

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

      Identity Theft

    @pissed off in Miami: 05 means weekly have u ever had an issue with your return in the past

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  9. filenwaitnwaitnwait

    @JoshVT: that sounds right, as in sounds like you should update next week. Do you have a timestamp or submission id from the company you filed with, it’s 20 numbers long, 6th-12th tell you the date irs accepted it.

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  10. kamakazekitten
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • State:

      FL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-20

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-20

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

    @cindy4: I can’t say for certain. I know I am a weekly because I went through pervious years and realized they were all posted in cycle 05. that would be Thursday this year. I know I don’t have any offsets or anything else that could hold mine up, so it may not be the same for everyone

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  11. MrsTiff
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      Free

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Split between BAnk of America and Bluebird card

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

    Good afternoon everyone. Congrats to all the Netspenders last night and everyone else who woke up to DDD of Jan 30 like I did this morning. No deposits or pending deposits for me yet though.

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  12. Sparkie**

    @Not sure yet?: thats what im wondering cause mine says jan 30 thru liberty tax vut just wondering if it will come earlier thatn thay or do they jusy deposit on that day

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  13. Rim
    • Tax Preparer:

      Liberty Tax

    • State:

      Ny

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-20

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-20

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Momentum card

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, 1099

      Tax Topic 152

    @JoshVT: wrong there will be a million updates by sunday

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  14. DZ

    In PGH PA… I was approved this morning I have a DD for 01/30/2015. That’s alot faster, it was always 4 days after approval. I filed and was accepted 01/21/2015. For those of you not yet approved just check WMR for next wed. I can finally be at ease. I will finally get my whip on Monday

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  15. MommaB

    @bella vita: I filed 8th was accepted 12th bars MIA couple days later just got ddd of 30th today I thought it was weird because didn’t have ddd at 6:30 this morning and it showed up around 8:30-9 just thought I would let you know Good Luck

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  16. kamakazekitten
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • State:

      FL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-20

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-20

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

    @Guest: I’m not expecting mine until the 4th. I am totally okay with that though. it eases my mind to know when…. I wish there was more info on here in one place about weekly accounts

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  17. sweatp

    @Sparkie**: I thought I was accepted on the 22 until I talked to a rep this morning. I was accepted on 1/23 any idea when those next ddd will be

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  18. CatsGirlKY
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      KY

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-15

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-16

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Netspend

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Jan-20

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Jan-30

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Education Credit (8863), 1099

      Tax Topic 152

    Just check sbbt nothing posted yet

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  19. TexasChristian

    @anon: LOL, I do remember having to go to the P.O. or library to get my forms. When they started the efile I was like a kid at Christmas =)

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  20. Nikki

    @lynn1987: I think SBBT will update tomorrow. If it’s like last year. I had DDD of 2/6. SBBT got the money 2/5 and then I had it 2/6. My bank doesn’t hold deposits. I always get my money as soon as it shows pending. I get my paychecks a day before everyone else. Other banks may hold it a day.

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  21. kohio

    @very confused ; I have the same issue. It locked me out due to me reentering my info so many times. I know it was a correct but it kept saying something didnt match up. Ibwas able to order transcripts tho, not sure if that matters.

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  22. JoshVT

    @filenwaitnwaitnwait: i filed 1/16..accepted on 1/20 but irs told me they accepted it 1/21. The guys told me it is a resequence thing and that everything is fine. I have half of my tword up with 00s and other basic info but thats it. He told me i should update next thursday/friday

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  23. newandnervous

    Ok filed the 9th , received 13th, lost/no bar since the 15th. I have tried to lock my self out of WMR. Until today it was just generic return processing blah blah, regardless of attempts. But today if finally locked me out. With refund amount back on side bar. Is this a good sign. PLEADE HELP so worried need to move.

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  24. pissed off in Miami

    just got off the fone after waiting 30 minutes only for her to say they can’t look into account until Feb 10 the system won’t let them and the tranny not showing anurging just means that it’s still processing…… bit I got a question Hindi you know if you are a daily or weekly last my cycle date was 20141005 SOMEONE PLEASE HELP I’M GOING CRAZY

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  25. CoreyFromChicago
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      Illinois

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-16

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Jan-17

      W2

    I am thinking there is some kind of delay with people accepted on 1/16. I have no movement whatsoever. 1 bar, tt152.

    I have tried to get my transcripts online and over the phone and continue getting: “We are unable to process your request.”

    Does anyone have any feedback?

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  26. Audra
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      Ohio

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-16

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      NetSpend

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Jan-27

    • I Got My Refund!

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

    @Not sure yet?: I received my federal deposit on my netspend card last night at 9:37 PM!!!

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  27. Louisiana_Gal
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      Louisiana

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-8

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      My local bank

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Jan-28

    • WMR:

      Jan-30

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @TexasChristian: yep I remember I would go to the local library and pick up about 3-4 of the forms in case I messed up on something and it would take a while to get that check. I guess we have become spoiled over the years….we have that need for instant gratification.

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  28. Tami
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      Ohio

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-13

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-16

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Wood Forest

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

    @big 6: Can i ask what bank?

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  29. john in ga
    • Tax Preparer:

      Jackson Hewitt

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      GA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-12

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      SBBT

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), W2

      Tax Topic 152

    Anyone showing money at sbbt yet for fee deduction??

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  30. ~Stacey~
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      PA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-8

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Netspend

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Jan-28

    @tered: I should add that I’m a bit skeptical about that date. It’s just so strange to have a ddd for a saturday and it’s OFF cycle. I’m just praying it comes through. I have netspend so hopefully will see it tonight or tomorrow.

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  31. filenwaitnwaitnwait

    @MSRazorbackPhD: yes, that’s the one element I am having trouble figuring out who might not be effected. I am not a big believer in wmr or the forbidden t word, but bars staying seems like resequence is going fine, and an update hopefully is not far behind.

    Those getting 2/16 on t’s with no other data …that plays into also.

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  32. Abbey
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      Florida

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-9

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit

      Tax Topic 152

    If anyone just got or has an 896/570 code, I just posted all the info you need in the transcripts group. Please feel free to stop by and we can chat. Hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday!

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  33. anon

    @TexasChristian: that’s funny! I remember picking up the forms at the post office and the instructions. And it took forever…. and I always messed something up.

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  34. Ben

    The last four transcripts, I’ve been weekly. And they’ve all been deposited on a Wednesday. So weeklies: next Wednesday is when it will happen.

    Reply
  35. kamakazekitten
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • State:

      FL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-20

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-20

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

    @kamakazekitten: and I should clarify… there’s a cut off date. I don’t know when that is this year, but I filed and was accepted on the 20th, so I expect to be processed in the first week. If someone filed later and are weekly, they may not process until the next thursday

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  36. Why are u here?

    @still waiting on W2 lol terrible: we are sharing tax topics if you don’t want to see people complaining you don’t have to stick around we are all here to help each other and share our experiences.

    Reply
  37. ~Stacey~
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      PA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-8

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Netspend

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Jan-28

    @tered: Jan 31 for ddd.

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  38. very confused

    Question : when I tried logging in last night to view transcripts it kept telling me I was entering something wrong since I haven’t filed taxes in over 4 years do u think I’m done processing cause they have to be comparing my info to 20!4 cause there nothing else to compare to right ?? Also if I keep trying to log in and keep getting getting I’m entering something wrong could that put a hold on my refund for identity theft ?? Thank u in advance :)

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  39. Knikki

    I filed 1/23 but no DDD for me. I actually file by 9:45 pac time on 1/22 but since IRS is est. time it shows accepted 1/23. I hope I see something, my anxiety level is slightly higher than usual.

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  40. Waitingstill927
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Alabama

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-2

    • Date Approved:

      Jan-12

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit

      Tax Topic 152

    I been lucking this is my first time filing ever filed 1/2 got accepted 1/12 one bar no dd or trans idk if I should be worried !

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  41. ~Stacey~
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      PA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-8

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Netspend

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Jan-28

    @lilred44: Thanks! It’s a load of my mind. I was like ugh, I’m going to be stuck in processing hell for weeks. I truly believe it was that TT glitch that got those of us accepted on 1/12.

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  42. ClevelandGirl

    This is driving me crazy. This is my first time as weekly well I hope that is the only hold up … I was planning on having the money this week before my birthday on Sunday. I have been stuck on 1 bar and topic 152 since 1/15 with no updates or transcripts. I’m so upset. :(

    Reply
  43. kamakazekitten
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • State:

      FL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-20

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-20

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

    @EricaChristyne: Mine never disappeared. I still have NO movement, one bar, NA… I filed and was accepted on the 20th

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  44. msduffy13
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-24

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-25

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Sbbt & BBVA Compass

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

      Identity Theft

    If you have ID protection with weekly update does that mean you have to be entered manually

    Reply
  45. kamakazekitten
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • State:

      FL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-20

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-20

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

    @please process: I am not a tax guru… but that is my understanding of it. I am positive I am weekly… I was told if that’s that case they will process Thursday night into Friday… should see a DDD of 2/4.

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  46. Shannon

    @yeayeayea: Well it seems the pattern is that this happens right before you finish processing. So hopefully they wont be blank for long.

    Reply
  47. SisOfNangL
    • Tax Preparer:

      TaxAct

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      Tennessee

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-20

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-20

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      GreenDot

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

    @Mommy_3: make sure to check again. I though I was 2/4 also… But on the app it’s so close underneath the bars you almost miss it… But it says 1\30…. The 2/4 is the date you are supposed to contact the IRS if it hasn’t deposited. Like I said, that’s what the deal was with me…. So check again and make sure you didn’t overlook it.

    Reply
  48. ~Stacey~
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      PA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-8

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Netspend

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Jan-28

    Back.

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  49. lotsofluv
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-26

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-26

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Woodforest

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @please process: it varies depending on the bank you are using. they are the ones that will reject or accept it.

    Reply
  50. Louisiana_Gal
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      Louisiana

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-8

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      My local bank

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Jan-28

    • WMR:

      Jan-30

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @Mommy_3: I was thinking the same thing this morning, if they updated last night/this morning, it seems like they would have gotten the same DDD as us first batchers, it is very weird and I don’t understand it at all. Where the people that said this registered users here or just random postings?

    Reply
  51. Tbaby

    @EricaInMD@Work: Im in the same boat and I got excepted on 1/12. Not sure what is going on with that, seeing how ppl have filed later and are getting ddd sooner. I am also confused on this weekly and daily thing. How is it determined if your return is in the weekly of daily cycle?

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  52. still waiting on W2 lol terrible

    Sucks u People complain hell i still havent got my w2s sooo be grateful u got it rolling

    Reply