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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  1. Questions From Cali

    @[email protected]: I definitely will be calling her back again tomorrow morning…actually the whole day, since I was told she would be contacting me tomorrow May 26th.

    What all did your TA tell you once you did speak to him? I definitely can deal with waiting 3 more weeks , if it resolves the hold up at this point. II just want be done with this drama for the year. Thank you for responding Sponge

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  2. [email protected]

    @Questions From Cali: yes back in march my ta said the same he had called or tried to call but i never saw any calls on my caller id..well any who the letter that she is sending out is only to say she tried reaching you to no availability and she will call you at what ever time or date that is on the letter she’s mailing out to you and yes when i call back i got voicemail also…but luckly that evening he answered so after that i had no more problems i had received my refund 3 week’s after so hang in there and don’t wait for letter call her first thinh Monday even if u need to call 3xs if no response call her supervisor….hope this help

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  3. Questions From Cali

    I was told I’d receive a call from an advocate on May 26th between 8am to 5pm. I planned on having my phone on super loud and in my hand the whole day.

    Why did this lady call me today, May 25th @ 2:20pm, talking about sorry I wasnt able to get in touch with you?!

    I’m so livid right now. I did call back the number she provided to me but just voicemail.

    In the message she only mentioned that she has sent a letter out to me. Geez, im so over this.

    Did any of your tax advocates send you out a letter? Im even more confused at this point.

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  4. Tee

    @Frustratedmomof4: No. Or shall I say not yet. Im thinking you can’t believe everything that they tell you. So like you Im waiting. She claimed she made the correction and took the hold off and I should receive it in up to 4 weeks. Im going to give them 2 weeks for my transcript to update them Im calling again. I’ve read that you can only get a TA if you have a hardship but I’ve also read that if its over 90 days you can also.

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  5. Tee

    @Frustratedmomof4: No. Or shall I say not yet. Im thinking you can’t believe everything that they tell you. So like you Im waiting. She claimed she made the correction and took the hold off and I should receive it in up to 4 weeks. Im going to give them 2 weeks for my transcript to update them Im calling again. I’ve read that you can only get a TA if you have a hardship but I’ve also read that if its over 90 days you can also.

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  6. Frustratedmomof4

    What is everyones opinions on a referral?
    I just got one. Because i have been waiting since February and the only notice received was a review notice. Nothing else! And i spoke to a woman at the beginning of may and she said my refund was scheduled to be sent out on may 20th. That was a lie. And no other reps can tell where she recived that info from. So the lady i spoke to today submitted a referral but i want to have an idea of what goes on with a referral or what to expect, good or bad.

    Help!

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  7. Tee

    @Frustratedmomof4: Call them. My transcript stayed the same for two months. I called and was on the phone with them and hour and a half and it appears it was the system that didn’t release the hold, according to them anyway. They supposedly released the hold and I will checking my transcript again Saturday to see.

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  8. [email protected]

    @Ashes: shouldn’t really take that long since tax season is already over but you never could tell cp05 hotline number 800-829-0922 call Monday- Friday only call ans set up pin number and when ever u hear your account balance is $00 soon after your refund will have a ddd….don’t really know how it updates but that is really a relief and u need not to keep calling irs this is your answer the hotline number especially if u can’t order your transcript this number will give you all the answer you need listen very careful follow the prompt make sure you have the cp05 letter in hand it will ask you to also put in the id number from that cp05 letter

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  9. Ashes

    so on APRIL 24th my review was up so i called and they sent in a referral to release my refund. well yesterday i checked the mail and it was a letter from the irs stating that they need an additional 45 days. I dont understand. i filed jan.24th. path message then i had to id verify and then received a cp05 letter. Now this. Has anyone been through this or know what i should expect and does it really take 45 days?

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  10. Questions From Cali

    I called the Irs and was finally able to be connected to a TA advocate. Only due to the reason of me having a 30 day termination of Tenancy . Finally I was able to tell the Ta advocate that I had a change of address that needed to be reported and FINALLY was able to get one appointed to me. I was told I will have a TA call me between the hours of 8am and 5pm this Friday, May 26th.

    This is major! I pray that I can get my refund released soon. Everyone pray that this gets through this last hurde!

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  11. [email protected]

    @Frustratedmomof4: i guess u r still processing they’re not done

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  12. Frustratedmomof4

    I request a transcript and it just arrived in the mail today. I requested on a month ago also and these transcripts are identical. The request dates everything is matching from my last transcript. Why would this be? Why wouldn’t they send an updated transcript?

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  13. [email protected]

    @Qianna Conway: 👍

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  14. [email protected]

    @DD Donny: this evening most likely before 11:00pm

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  15. [email protected]

    @privatecorp45: 800-892-0922 follow the prompt….use your own judgement….Monday- Friday only Cp05 hotline do not update over weekend office to that number close on Saturday and Sunday

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  16. [email protected]

    @Tee: i really hope you do…um they have said that to other tax payers and some have waited longer after being release so its a 50-50. chance you will if not this week maybe next since tax season is over hope for the best…..

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  17. Tee

    So after 3 months, it only took one phone call to get my refund released. I called today and after holding 1 hr and 20 minutes they took the hold off of my refund. She said that for some reason even though it made it through the system a hold was placed. And that her supervisor made the adjust to have it released. I dont want to get too excited but is it possible to update on Friday?

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  18. privatecorp45
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      MS

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-9

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-13

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      BankMobileVibe

    • Date Approved:

      Feb-17

    • WMR:

      Feb-23

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Feb-23

    • I Got My Refund!

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Education Credit (8863), Schedule C

      Tax Topic 152

    Hi, what is the process to setting up a pin for a CP notice? Do I select option 1? Whats the next step? What numbers do I need to put in off of the letter? A rep last week told me that the amount was still a credit on my account which looks good. Thanks in advance for answers.

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  19. DD Donny

    @[email protected]: @[email protected]: thank you I checked tpg website it says it is paid so just waiting to c on NetSpend card

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  20. Qianna Conway
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Ohio

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-25

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-25

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      PNC

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Education Credit (8863), W2

    @[email protected]: I just paid the fees earlier this morning and I checked back on TPG website and it stated that they have already received my refund I owe $0 in fees they’re direct depositing my refund straight to my account it should be there in the morning

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  21. [email protected]

    @Chanel: this evening it will 4pm or later…..

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  22. [email protected]

    @DD Donny: should b later this evening it should hit your card

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  23. DD Donny

    Dd 5/24 have to have fee taken from tbt then deposit to NetSpend card when can I exspect to c in my account

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  24. [email protected]

    @Qianna Conway: @Qianna Conway: they should be taking your fees out today check later this evening your refund should b deposit in your account in the am

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  25. [email protected]

    @Chanel: its on the way…

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  26. [email protected]

    My son just check his account and he has pending refund to hit his credit union tomorrow. …he waited for 4 month’s i think he would of had it sooner if i did ask him to call but any who tax season is a wrap for me and him i received mines last month

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  27. Chanel

    I wish I could remember what time SBBT received my funds last year but I have no clue.

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  28. Chanel

    Qianna I am in exact situation as you. TT with fee’s taken out and NetSpend. Last year I had the same scenario and my refund hit the day before my DDD at 5:45 pm Eastern time. Not sure if it will happen that way this time but it’s very possible.

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  29. Qianna Conway
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Ohio

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-25

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-25

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      PNC

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Education Credit (8863), W2

    I filed using TurboTax and I opted to have my fees taken out of my refund I get my refund on 5/24 Does anybody know how long it will take for TPG (Santa Barbara Bank) to take the fees out of my refund and send it back to my bank?

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