Where’s My Refund?

Where’s My Refund?

When Can You File Taxes in 2015?  You don’t need to wait for the IRS to officially 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 announcd by the IRS. Afterwards, you will sit in a “queue” awaiting the date that IRS will open the floodgates and officially accept returns.  In some cases, if you e-filed early and it is sitting 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 is a test.

When will the IRS announce 2014 IRS Tax Season Opening Date?  This is the most recent IRS announcement for tax seasoning opening date:  Oct-22 2013 IRS Press Release.  2015 Tax Season Update:  We anticipate a new announcement as to when the 2015 tax season will open as soon as Congress passes any extension for tax policies that are up for review in November.

Are 2015 tax refunds being delayed until October? The IRS official date to open tax season may be delayed, but they haven’t announced a start to tax season yet.  It is rumored that it will start later than previous years. Anther rumor is 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 (and unfortunately many people have believed) is from a satirical news source.  However “real” it may appear to some, this is a fake new 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.  Check back here as we get closer to tax season for updated tax refund fun.

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?   The 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.

2014 REFUND CYCLE CHART     2015 REFUND CYCLE CHART   IGMR has got the scoop on refund cycle charts. Read More [..]

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  1. illnever

    @Your Name: I’m in a similar boat. I filed my taxes on tax day (mailed it all in on April 15). A few months ago I got some instructions in the mail from the feds asking me to verify my identity etc online, which I followed. Now it’s 6 months after I filed and I still haven’t gotten my bloody fed tax refund. All I see on that goddamn site is “We have received your tax return and it is being processed.”, and the mobile app irs2go has been broken for months. Phucking retarded US government.

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  2. Mike

    I filed my tax return at the end of January I haven’t heard anything about my refund every time I call they tell me to keep checking the wmr but no luck it still says the same thing it’s still being processed is there any other way I can find out what’s going on with my refund

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  3. fruit

    Hi I have a question I had identy theft on my return I talked to someone and fixed the problem so I think I did they said I would get my return in 6,to 8 weeks 6weeks and nothing sould I wait or should I call? My status still processing????????

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  4. Stressed in England


    Reminder: Modernized e-File ( MeF) Shuts Down on Saturday

    In preparation for the 2015 filing season, Modernized e-File (MeF) for individual returns will shut down beginning Saturday, Nov. 22. MeF for business returns is scheduled to shut down on Dec. 26.

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  5. Mary


    @Brent If you had it DD that’s the way it should go, most ppl with get their money 10-12 days before the date on the transcripts.

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  6. Brent

    I finally got an update after filing amend back in May and having to deal with that whole process.. I got 846!! Finally for 12-8 it says on transcript …my question is will it be direct deposit or you think they will make a check …will it be before 12-8 or is that the day they will finally mail it out ??

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  7. Your Name

    @Your Name: I filed mine first week of Feb and at urs.gov it says it’s still being processed.

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  8. About Darn Time

    @ your name – I’m so happy. It come. Thank the Lord. Because I ain’t seen no money in a very long time.

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  9. chelle

    @Mary: i was suppose to receive my refund on 11/13 and it never came and when I checked where is my refund on 11/14 all three bars appeared but still nothing then I checked on 11/15 and I received 1121 code. I know my refund was going to be sent back because green dot stop excepting federal tax refunds until next filing season. I thought when I call the bank they should know if it’s been rejected or not, they keep saying they never received it. Is it possible that it could been automatically rejected without showing it on my account and is it possible that it will be sent out in a paper check. I was able to pull up my transcripts at first, now it’s saying I can’t be identified.

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  10. chelle

    @rosa: (800)829-1040 You have to press business account and follow some prompts and eventually you will get a live person and ask them to connect you to accounts. It can take 6 to 8 weeks to process a return that’s been mailed, I will wait another week and check wmr.

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  11. waitinginatl

    I have tax advocate and my call back date is november 25th i have a hold on my 2013 taxes due to identity theft from 2011…How long does it usually take to recieve my taxes after the advocate has reviewed everything?

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  12. Mary


    @KI There is no set timetable for it, but I know several people who were told their refund was released waited several weeks.

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  13. Your Name

    when you file and amendment and check the status on wmar and the adjusted bar is lit up will it tell you that a check has been issued? mines just says adjusted and nothing else

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  14. Jin_0223

    OMG I’ve been waiting for long enough… ok so i know injured spouse file take about 12-16weeks cuz its been like that but this time taking FOREVER !!! i tired to contact the live person but then it get hung up after hour and a half waiting and see” Your tax return is still being processed.” this till now i lost my patient
    does anyone see any update on your status ? or if you file injured sp. anyone received yet?

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  15. About DARN time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I did not check my status Saturday, but, I checked it this 5 mins ago…. And I got a DDD for 11/19/2014, with an additional $84.94 in interest.
    I filed on 02/06/2014, and I have been GHOST in WMR since March. I never could check my status on WMR since March, no information to give. I have been calling the IRS and telling them I could never check my refund status… they told me I was in some errors department. I never received any letter, or notices. SO glad… Thank the lord…. $5k ….. I hope to have a great Christmas this year.

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  16. Alex Simpson

    Has anybody else not received there 2013 tax refund. Mine says it is still being processed..

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  17. Vita

    I asked this question on Saturday, and nobody answered… :(

    Filed on 07/29/2014 with TurboTax (late filer)
    Lost my bars about two weeks later.
    This morning when i checked the status… it says: “We have received your tax return and it is being processed.” And that is it. Nothing more. I have been reading on this site that people have been stuck as this message for months….. What does this message mean?

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  18. Mass :(

    Soo,I still haven’t received mine.Filed in Feb. After a couple of mts,found out it ws frozen. Thought it ws all straightened out but nooo..had to amend n send in proof of all sorts of stuff,including that my kids are mine!! Smh,anyway,finally gathered all required info n sent it in..no excuse now. On the bright side,looks like I’ll have my money soon :)

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  19. michael eldridge

    i still have yet to get all my tax return from 2013 i was suppose to get back 9,475 dollars and have onlt got 3,055 dollars and no one can tell me why

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  20. rosa

    Hi can anybody tell how long taxes are taking to come back right now It has been almost 5 weeks now since I mailed my taxes and still can’t get an update… anybody have a number where I can call

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  21. Mary


    @SMYERS How is Noah doing? I have kept you and family in my thoughts and prayers. I believe the other one was called Republic bank, maybe

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  22. smyers

    there is Santa Barbara Bank & Trust and whats the name of the other one that takes ur money out if u have ur fees taken from u before u get ur refund ?

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  23. Neen

    My unrelated baby sitter turned 18 in April she moved in with me in June I support her ….can I claim her on my taxes ?

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  24. smyers

    2013 E-file details
    North Carolina Return
    Received by TurboTax
    Wednesday, January 29th 2014 10:59 PM EST
    Received by North Carolina
    Saturday, February 1st 2014 8:08 PM EST
    Filing status changed to: Accepted
    Sunday, February 2nd 2014 3:59 PM EST
    Federal Return
    Received by TurboTax
    Wednesday, January 29th 2014 10:59 PM EST
    Received by IRS
    Thursday, January 30th 2014 12:38 PM EST
    Filing status changed to: Accepted
    Thursday, January 30th 2014 12:51 PM EST

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  25. Bri

    I filed Jan and bars disappeared due to being under review I had to send in my wages and documents showing my daughter was mine last Monday I received a letter stating the new proposed changes to my refund I fax the paper the next day saying I agree to them….how long does it take them to look at it and send my refund?

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  26. Vita

    Upset and unsure of what is going on…………………………………………

    Filed on 07/29/2014 with TurboTax (late filer)
    Lost my bars about two weeks later.
    This morning when i checked the status… it says: “We have received your tax return and it is being processed.” And that is it. Nothing more. I have been reading on this site that people have been stuck as this message for months….. What does this message mean?

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  27. TIRED !!

    Well February 9 filer still waiting … went through a lot and still aren’t getting real answers … I give up … when ever my account updates I guess the bank or mail person will let me know. Which ever they finally send it in.

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  28. Skydiva

    Hello all, I recvd a letter from.irs correcting my refund amount. I agree with it. Letter says refund to be sent out 4-6 weeks. I requested direct deposit. Can I request irs follow my original direct deposit request? Been on hold a long time with them!! Thx so much!

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  29. Lynn842

    Spoke to the irs and lady said they mail the check on 17th, when should I expect to see it or could it be sooner?

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  30. Late filer

    Finally after months of waiting I got my long awaited 846!!!!!!! Date of 12/1 /14 :) I’m guessing it will probably be DD this Wednesday my cycle changed to 20144605

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  31. madandtired

    @filed2010: Hay I filed my 2010 this year too and Yea the will process it but they will not give you a refund I have a refund due but since they didn’t receive it before April 15th they will not release my money

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  32. Nicole

    @mary thanks thats what i was worried about heard alot about the test batch last year and the mess it caused so I will wail until the first offical day to file, dont want anything screwing up this years refund!!!

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  33. jemar707


    @Nancy: No it’s a fake news site. Thanks for the heads up, we hope this junk doesn’t spread like wild fire and will post something to warn our IGMR crew!

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  34. Mary


    @Nicole I haven’t heard of a start date as of yet, but most of the ppl who had trouble were the ones sent in as an early test batch, I would suggest waiting to file on the first day the irs starts accepting efile, you can file before and your tax preparer keeps your return in a queue but you run into the chance of getting it sent thru on an early test batch, because they pull returns from different preparers, last year it was a big mess.

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  35. Your Name

    @smyers: lol…yep I was one of them..but its all most that time again an im back…an cant wait! But on a serious note. Ive always filed in feb an gotten mines back in feb…. didnt know people would still be getting taxes in nov…REALLY!

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  36. nicole

    anyone know for sure first day to file next year? have heard lots of dates like 23rd of Jan but the TT is going to let you prepare early in January and file them on the first day available, is it safe to prepare that early, I mean its good to have an idea that wow I got it done but can it jeopardize your refund ot cause you problems, like some people this past year filed early and had nothing but problems just want to make sure of the best route to go. Prepare in Jan to be filed when available or wait till first day to file..All advice is appreciated.Thanks

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  37. Mary


    @Cajun_Boy Well it doesn’t sound like they made any kind of adjustment money wise anyway, but the 290 usually means the return has been released from whatever area it was located maybe it was the only hold up.

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