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. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      FL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @Victoria333: I have mentally prepared myself too when I read about it in 2015. Unfortunately, a lot of people didn’t know about it until recently. I feel partially responsible for that lol….we try and get the information out to everyone, but hey it is more the IRS’s job than mine, lol.

    Reply
  2. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      FL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @BeingLori – No, I don’t think the delay would be affected by the regulations freeze. The regulations freeze is to stop any new regulations, whereas the PATH Act has already been enacted (I think 2 years ago…but only to take effect in 2017).

    Reply
  3. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      FL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @Krystyna The difference between the EITC and child credit:

    In a nutshell, the EITC is not “related” to the CTC. But the CTC is related to the ACTC (additional child tax credit). They are each calculated differently and not all of them are refundable.

    The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit based on income, which as the name implies in based on “Earned Income”. Note, there are different types of income, not all for example Social Security income is not considered earned. Both individuals with and without children qualify for this credit, however there is a maximum income to receive the EITC and the amount of the credit increases based on the number of dependents. There are rules to determine who qualifies as a dependent: http://igotmyrefund.com/earned-income-tax-credit-qualifying-child-rules/ The guidelines for a qualifying child are generally easy to understand, but in some cases, for example in a divorce, custody rules for EITC can be confusing – and oftentimes debatable between parents. So, the actual amount of the credit will depend on your earned income (these limits change each year and whether you have qualified dependents. Here are the 2016 limits: https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-credit/eitc-income-limits-maximum-credit-amounts)

    The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is called a “partially” refundable tax credit, you must have a qualified dependent (age limits are different than the EITC); however the amount is up to $1000 for each dependent. It can be claimed only if you have a child, different from the EITC in that regard. How this credit works is that it can reduce a tax liability (say you end up owing 300), claiming the CTC will reduce that amount to zero. It is related to, but often confused with the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC).

    The Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) is refundable like the EITC, but unlike the CTC. It is the refundable portion of the CTC so to speak. The ACTC amount is related to the CTC in that it is calculated when you claim the CTC, hence the name “additional” child tax credit and the difference is the portion refundable. There are income minimums (set each year) to receive this credit and you must have 3 or more qualifying children. Essentially, the ACTC reduces the portion of CTC that is refundable.

    See how they are all easily confused? lol. I got confused typing it, but I hope was able to explain the differences.

    @all, please share if the question arises again and correct me if I’m wrong. I’m not a tax professional and always recommend seeking the advice of one or plugging your numbers in to one of the companies like TurboTax who will auto-magically (lol) calculate everything for you.

    Reply
  4. Krystyna
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      Arizona

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-14

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-17

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      First bank of Texas

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), W2

    What’s the difference between the EITC and child tax credit?

    Reply
  5. BeingLori

    @jemar707: do you think the delay would be effected by the regulations freeze? I tried doing research on it but since computer broke I have to use my cell phone which is frustrating lol.

    Reply
  6. Misty Patch
    • Tax Preparer:

      H&R Block

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Feb-17

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-18

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Emerald

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit

      Tax Topic 152

    Tbh im used to having to wait a while for my taxes because i was married for 15 years and always had to file injured spouse. But my husband and i got a divorced over a year ago so i thought wow ill get my taxes fast this year.. Thats what i get for thinking lol.. Plus my ex hubby and i are now back together and are engaged lol. Small world… Anyways point is im used to waiting 12 weeks or more for my taxes… so im goid with the 5 week or whatever wait this year…. just sucks imo

    Reply
  7. Victoria333
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-11

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-13

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      NetSpend

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @Misty Patch: oh yes I know lol I’ve mentally prepared myself for the wait for federal 😔

    Reply
  8. [email protected]@Momma

    TurboTax. Filed on the 12th. Accepted on the 17th. WMR, 1st Bar

    Reply
  9. [email protected]@Momma

    How do know if you were accepted in a test batch?

    Reply
  10. Test Batch Question

    [email protected]@Momma! How do you know if you are in a Test Batch. I was Accepted on the 17th.

    Reply
  11. Misty Patch
    • Tax Preparer:

      H&R Block

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Feb-17

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-18

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Emerald

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit

      Tax Topic 152

    @Victoria333: its only my state income tax. Im still going to have to wait for the federal..

    Reply
  12. Victoria333
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-11

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-13

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      NetSpend

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @Misty Patch: that’s encouraging! I’m thinking that 3 month crap is crap lol

    Reply
  13. Misty Patch
    • Tax Preparer:

      H&R Block

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Feb-17

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-18

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Emerald

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit

      Tax Topic 152

    @stef: i didnt look at it until 7 pm.. but it wasnt on there yesterday….. Yesterday it said it will take 3 months…. so it was cool when i looked on it today and it said what it said..

    Reply
  14. PatientlyWaiting&Lurking
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Bancorp Bank, Prepaid

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Education Credit (8863), 1099, W2

      Tax Topic 152

    Honestly, I have no clue lol I don’t think so

    Reply
  15. Misty Patch
    • Tax Preparer:

      H&R Block

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Feb-17

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-18

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Emerald

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit

      Tax Topic 152

    Oh lol

    Reply
  16. PatientlyWaiting&Lurking
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Bancorp Bank, Prepaid

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Education Credit (8863), 1099, W2

      Tax Topic 152

    Some turbotax thing they sent me advising I was now a member of the audit defense blah blah. I know someone asked about it earlier

    Reply
  17. Misty Patch
    • Tax Preparer:

      H&R Block

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Feb-17

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-18

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Emerald

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit

      Tax Topic 152

    @PatientlyWaiting&Lurking: what is that???

    Reply
  18. Topsykrettes
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Florida

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Metabank rushcard

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

    Got both my w2s today but I am not tripping :\ personally I plan on waiting a little longer since I am claiming the credits that are going to be held when would be the best time to file anyone know??

    Reply
  19. Kendra
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      Louisiana

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-13

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-17

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Regions

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit

    So I got one bar which is great because for the past few days it wasn’t anything on the website regarding my return.

    Reply
  20. PatientlyWaiting&Lurking
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Bancorp Bank, Prepaid

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Education Credit (8863), 1099, W2

      Tax Topic 152

    Just got audit defense email

    Reply
  21. Kendra
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      Louisiana

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-13

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-17

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Regions

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit

    Tax Preparer:TurboTax
    Fees:Free
    State: LA
    Filing Date: Jan- 13
    Date Accepted:Jan-17
    Bank or Prepaid: Regions
    Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit

    Reply
  22. Misty Patch
    • Tax Preparer:

      H&R Block

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Feb-17

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-18

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Emerald

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit

      Tax Topic 152

    Well my state income tax was autorized today and it said 10 buiessness days for direct depoist…

    Reply
  23. PatientlyWaiting&Lurking
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Bancorp Bank, Prepaid

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Education Credit (8863), 1099, W2

      Tax Topic 152

    You would think so with all this rain we have been getting sheesh

    Reply
  24. Victoria333
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-11

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-13

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      NetSpend

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @PatientlyWaiting&Lurking: lucky! I’m in the Bay Area… I think we should be out of the drought status now

    Reply
  25. PatientlyWaiting&Lurking
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Bancorp Bank, Prepaid

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Education Credit (8863), 1099, W2

      Tax Topic 152

    Not here yet thank goodness. I’m tired of the rain lol

    Reply
  26. Victoria333
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-11

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-13

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      NetSpend

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    It’s raining here in CA AGAIN! Like come on! We aren’t into to much rain in these parts sheesh… unless it’s raining tax refunds, no more rain lol

    Reply
  27. momdukes
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      GA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-14

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-17

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      wf

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @jemar707: Me too. I have a feeling we’ll be envying them very soon too. I bank with WF, we all know they don’t post up funds until like 4am the morning of the DDD. Smh.

    Reply
  28. Phyllis_123
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • State:

      Georgia

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-11

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-13

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      BB&T

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

    @lilred44: I🙏🏾So but hey who knows

    Reply
  29. April
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-17

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-17

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

    This whole delay thing is taking some of the fun out of the guessing game and anticipation this year lol I guess there will be more in a few weeks!

    Reply
  30. OldRainBow1974
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Net Spend

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Education Credit (8863), 1099, W2

    This Ericka i just noticed my full name lol.. hmmm had to change that hahaha

    Reply
  31. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      FL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @momdukes: I often envy Netspenders… lol

    Reply
  32. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      FL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @Anonymous: Regarding best way to file dependents with your child and girlfriend, we can’t give any specific tax advice and always recommend you ask a professional. Read about the EITC qualifying rules if you are considering taking that credit. Here is a post about it http://igotmyrefund.com/earned-income-tax-credit-qualifying-child-rules/

    Reply
  33. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      FL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @Breeze: hello!

    Reply
  34. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      FL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @Anonymous: Taking the American Opportunity credit will not be impacted by the PATH Act

    Reply
  35. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      FL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @Anonymous: Yes I believe you are correct, not a stupid question. If it’s blank you didn’t get the credit.

    Reply
  36. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      FL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @ERICKA COLEMAN: Welcome and we’re glad you found your way from behind the curtain!

    Reply
  37. TouchDownSeahawks
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Wa

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-5

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-13

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Bancorp (NetSpend)

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

    @ERICKA COLEMAN: Click your name ( Its in the top right corner… Click Edit Profile… find the “file settings” button.

    Reply
  38. OldRainBow1974
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Net Spend

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Education Credit (8863), 1099, W2

    How do i get the info added to the top of my post.. file date, etc.. TIA

    Reply
  39. OldRainBow1974
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Net Spend

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Education Credit (8863), 1099, W2

    Hello everyone I have been coming here for about 4 years each year i always just look but.. I decided to join the discussion…

    Reply
  40. Itsuhme-notmario
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      AL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-7

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-13

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Nspend

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    Far as the refund advance, you get approved for $250,$500, $750, or $1200. The interest rate is 47% annually…and it’s based on refund amount. Unless you’re about to lose your home or car, I would stay far away from those predatory loans. No reason you can’t wait, and if you get resequenced, the rate goes thru the roof. And they will get their money, up to your entire refund if it’s extremely late. Been doing taxes for years, and i setup tax software for a CPA friend of mine… So we get first-hand horror stories about these loans

    Reply
  41. celina0309
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      wi

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-13

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      us bank

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit

      Tax Topic 152

    Helllo everyone!anyone from wisconsin?

    Reply
  42. Michigangr
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      MI

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-17

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-18

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      LMCU credit union

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @lilred44: I think that ppl who have filed the same with no changes for years and went on that testing batch will probably see it sooner I think we will see deposits earlier but we shall see

    Reply
  43. Anonymous

    I have a stupid question about the actc on my tax form for the actc it is blank therefore I did not receive the actc correct?

    Reply
  44. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      FL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @lilred44: that’s my original theory too…

    Reply
  45. Victoria333
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-11

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-13

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      NetSpend

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @lilred44: Hey! And I second that!

    Reply
  46. Breeze
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      Louisiana

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-19

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Netspend

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit

    Hello

    Reply
  47. momdukes
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      GA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-14

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-17

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      wf

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @lilred44: I am in agreement with you. I also feel like Netspenders may have theirs before we do, like always.

    Reply
  48. Anonymous

    Has anyone done the Jackson Hewitt refund advance? If so what is your experience with it? Like how much and did you actually get the advance? I’ve read some reviews online stating they got approved for the advance but never received it.

    Reply
  49. lilred44
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • State:

      Missouri

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Netspend

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

    I am a firm believer that the first round of deposits will hit on 2/17/17. That us for people claiming the credits.

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  50. Anonymous

    If I am claiming the AMerica opportunity tax credit, will I have to wait till February 15 too

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  51. MSRazorkbackPhD
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • State:

      Mental or physical?

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-12

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      FDIC Insured :)

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Feb-6

    • WMR:

      Feb-10

      W2

    @Anonymous: Someone suggested towards the end of Feb.

    Reply
  52. Anonymous

    Have a question. My girlfriend and I live together, she has a child and we have a child together. We both work but I made more money. What’s the best advice for claiming the children? Should she claims both or just her child and I claim our child?

    Reply
  53. Justme23inPA
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-19

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

    @ohambs: I recently got married and changed my last name with social security. It took 24 hrs to be changed in the system. As long as it matches when you file your return.

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  54. jwjessie488
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      NC

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-17

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-18

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Netspend

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    I wish North Carolina was fast on the state refunds! They have to be the slowest

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  55. Anonymous

    @Nbabs: we filed on the 17th and got accepted the next day BUT we have the EITC business to worry about so I don’t think we will be getting a refund any earlier then anyone else. Our state didn’t get accepted until yesterday

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  56. Anonymous

    Does anyone know when the first batch of refunds will go out if your not claiming child tax credits? Thank in advance

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  57. Victoria333
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-11

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-13

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      NetSpend

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @Kandice: That would be great! I’m not sure with the PATH act when we would see the first round of DDDs🤔 I’m thinking first week of Feb maybe but the sooner the better🎉 Did your state get accepted yet?

    Reply
  58. Anonymous

    @Needthegreen:
    Nope not for this year you will have to pay the penalty for not having insurance thru Obamacare, hopefully next year they will do away with the penalty but for 2016 were stuck with it unless you had other insurance I’m stuck with the penalty 😢

    Reply
  59. Kandice
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      TX

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-6

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      SWACU

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

    • WMR:

      Jan-13

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

    @Victoria333: I received mine today as well. Hopefully it means our refunds will be approved on Monday

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  60. BeingLori

    @ohambs: you should file yours like normal because you got this year I don’t think you can file jointly because this year is for your 2016 return. You have to change your name through your local DMV and SS office. Then you can call the IRS to see if it’s been reported. It took a few weeks for me to get a new card and ID.

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  61. ohambs
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      FL

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit

    Hey, I just got married at the beginning of the month and I’m waiting to change my name AFTER I file to avoid any delays. How long after I file do I need to wait to go to the SSI office and make the change?

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  62. mommyto6andcrazy
    • Tax Preparer:

      Jackson Hewitt

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Missouri AKA MISERY but moved to Nevada

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Netspend

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

      Child Tax Credit, 1099, W2

    Well here is to another crazy year of waiting on our returns all… only difference is this year I sold stock and totally forgot about it so this means that I have been accepted, but will need to amend and hope it does not impact too much on the return.

    Reply
  63. Anonymous

    I got my state refund today! Not sure how long it will take the Federal though. As I have the EIC and Child Credit.

    Reply
  64. Victoria333
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-11

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-13

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      NetSpend

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    I forgot if it was determined that receiving the “audit defense” certification meant anything? I just received the email confirmation from turbo tax

    Reply
  65. Victoria333
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-11

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-13

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      NetSpend

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @magna970: maybe if you file directly on the FTB site it doesn’t take as long… hmmmm I will have to try next year! That’s good to hear that there is movement though!

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  66. MSRazorkbackPhD
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • State:

      Mental or physical?

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-12

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      FDIC Insured :)

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Feb-6

    • WMR:

      Feb-10

      W2

    @Trucker’s Wife: Nope, I just reviewed our taxes and TT stated homeschool was not deductible.

    Reply
  67. thorsen88
    • Tax Preparer:

      TaxAct

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      Wisconsin and Iowa

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-9

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

    Also, I used taxact and it never asked me for a payment to file my state taxes, which it usually does. Is it supposed to be free this year?

    Reply
  68. thorsen88
    • Tax Preparer:

      TaxAct

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      Wisconsin and Iowa

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-9

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

    Wisconsin return accepted Jan 19 with direct deposit date of on or before Jan 28. I also had to file with Iowa but its keeps saying that it is not found and locks me out. Has anyone else run into this?

    Reply
  69. Victoria333
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      CA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-11

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-13

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      NetSpend

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @magna970: congrats! When did you file and accepted? If you don’t mind me asking

    Reply
  70. magna970

    My California tax refund got approved yesterday. Waiting for DD within the next couple of dates.

    Reply
  71. Trucker's Wife

    I meant to type “If you are NOT absolutely positive, I’d call HSLDA and ask them about it.”

    Reply
  72. Trucker's Wife

    @MSRazorkbackPhD: Are you sure that you can’t deduct for home educating? I thought they changed the law a couple of years ago and it made it possible to deduct up to 500.00 per filing adult (500.00 for you and if your are married filing joint, 500.00 for your spouse). If you are absolutely positive, I’d call HSLDA and ask them. As far as paying taxes for local schools go, IKWYM. I don’t mind paying some, of course, it’s just they way society works, but I wish they would stop voting for more school related taxes each year in my district. Apparently our district is very highly rated and it shows when it comes to taxes… and each year when they vote for MORE, it passes! Oh well!

    Reply
  73. Michigangr
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      MI

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-17

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-18

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      LMCU credit union

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @Meh:): I filed on the 17 with tt got accepted on the 18. Wmris at the first bar

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  74. GingerSnap
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      Florida

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-20

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      NetSpend

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

    @Meh:): Yeah you werent accepted into the test batch. But, being accepted into the test batch doesnt really do much more than get you toward the front of the queue line. No one is getting processed until the 23th and after so dont stress it.

    Reply
  75. Meh:)

    If I filed on the 16th but wmr doesn’t have any information does that mean I have to wait until January 23rd to use the site?

    Reply
  76. Anonymous

    If I filed on the 16th but wmr does not have any information does that mean I have to wait until January 23rd to be able to use the sit?

    Reply
  77. MayMay=)
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      Free

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-14

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-15

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Netspend

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @GingerSnap: Thank you nice to meet you also..=)

    Reply
  78. momdukes
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      GA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-14

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-17

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      wf

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @Victoria333: I’m good, we’re all good in Atl. The weather had been lovely up until yesterday. Now we have the rain. It’s been more like Spring than Winter here. I’m glad to see you for another season!!

    Reply