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. Anonymous

    Filed feb 2nd rejected due to someone using my daughter’s ss. Mailed it and wmr said received feb 22nd. Bars went missing a week later. Called every six weeks, first they just kept saying wait, then about 3 weeks ago i called and was told i needed to id verify. Called that same day and dude’s exact words were ” you should’ve been notified, we buried your return we have to bring it back to life “. Then today the message changed. I can’t order transcript but now it recognized my new address. Progress

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  2. Anonymous

    @Anonymous: Congrats! May u pls explain your case i just got off the phone with irs. Said i have to continue waiting since i faxed all docs on july right after receiving the notice to fax it

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