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.

IGMR has got the scoop on refund cycle charts. Read More [..]

2014 Refund Cycle Chart   |   2015 Refund Cycle Chart 

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What Others Are Saying

  1. momnson
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-7

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      B.O.A. Wired plastic prepaid

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

    Finally filed back in Januarysometime in fFebruary got the 9001 message on wmr got a letter to idverify did that 3/18 had the 9001 until this morning woke to 2 orange bars DD for April 1

    Reply
  2. Brittbrat26
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      Louisiana

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-5

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      One Account

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-26

    • WMR:

      Mar-30

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-28

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Topic 152

    I got my refund this am too my card smiles from ear to ear thank God headed to walmart now GOOD LUCK :):):):):)

    Reply
  3. Nycole77

    I filed on 1/31 and was accepted the same day…my bars disappeared a week later. On 2/18 I called and ID verified, was told 6-8 weeks for refund.This past Thursday my wording changed on WMR, Today I woke up with a DD of 4/1…finally!

    Reply
  4. Brittbrat26
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      Louisiana

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-5

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      One Account

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-26

    • WMR:

      Mar-30

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-28

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @blah: I know you have been waiting just like I have congrats on the update.

    Reply
  5. Brittbrat26
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      Louisiana

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-5

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      One Account

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-26

    • WMR:

      Mar-30

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-28

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @Me: no I updated Wednesday night and last night my wording changed to reflect the amount my offset was for. I was just saying the system went down. But congrats to you and those who updated last night it’s been a long wait. Also those of you still waiting hang in there its coming.

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  6. blah

    @Mary: yeah you were on spot, wmr finally updated this morning with 2 bars and a dd for wednesday….im so glad they made me wait months just to pay me more money….i would have gladly took the lesser amount i iwas due months ago instead….F U IRS!

    Reply
  7. Dee

    No update. I’m just in tears. Gonna have e to get an advocate. It’ll be 3 weeks this coming Wednesday since I verified identity. I know some people said it took 3-4 weeks.

    Reply
  8. Me

    @Brittbrat26: That is great for you! I did not change last night, but I did change the night before. My date is after yours as well (March 31), so it is not necessarily “in order” that they are doing them since yours says March 30 and you updated after I did.

    Hopefully some of the others who filed as early as you and have been waiting will wake to updates as well!

    Reply
  9. Brittbrat26
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      Louisiana

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-5

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      One Account

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-26

    • WMR:

      Mar-30

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-28

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Topic 152

    My wording changed last night to reflect my offset now it shows the amount taken and what I am getting back this means they updated last night anyone else get a update. I hope u guys see some movement.

    Reply
  10. ebony
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      IL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-30

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-30

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      first midwest bank

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

      W2

      Tax Topic 152

    All my trans are up now. I still cant see them but all for are there now. Does anyone know if the update is tonight or was it last night?

    Reply
  11. cochoa
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      tx

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-26

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-26

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

      Child Tax Credit, W2

      Tax Topic 152

    @missgard: Same here. Only wage and N/A everywhere else

    Reply
  12. cochoa
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      tx

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-26

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-26

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

      Child Tax Credit, W2

      Tax Topic 152

    @missgard: do you have a TA? and are you able to see your tranny’s now as well?

    Reply
  13. missgard

    @cochoa: I had two of them to tell me that they say my forms had been received in errors dept and that they had 10 days to work it cld take up to 4weeks to get my $$$ but she said that she didnt think it would take the entire 4 weeks though. I hope so!

    Reply
  14. cochoa
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      tx

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-26

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-26

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

      Child Tax Credit, W2

      Tax Topic 152

    @missgard: so when you called wednesday what info did you get re your return??

    Reply
  15. cochoa
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      tx

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-26

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-26

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

      Child Tax Credit, W2

      Tax Topic 152

    @missgard: the rep said he couldnt tell if for sure or not and to just refax them in

    Reply
  16. missgard

    @cochoa: The main reason I refaxed was because originally I sent it w/o the letter and I was afraid it was roaming around somewhere and basically irs agents was pretty much saying the same thing and suggested I refax so I did.

    Reply
  17. missgard

    @missgard: I just took a chance and refaxed mine because I figured hell what would be the harm I have waited this long and surprisingly they now have it. IF they are saying its still not showing up and they are telling you to resend it I probabaly would.

    Reply
  18. Me

    The IRS “Where’s My Refund?” tool updated for me this morning with two bars and that I should receive my refund by March 31! This is the quickest turnaround I have ever had, and I am a little sad to post that when so many of you have been waiting so long. If it does come on March 31, that will be exactly one week after I filed. In past years, it updated after that with a different “on” date so it is possible that it will come even sooner (I know one year it was due to be deposited in my bank on a Monday and the funds were available on Saturday so that would be a nice surprise to wake up to).

    I had only looked for my transcripts once, which was yesterday…it had an “as of” April 13 date, so that obviously is not when they will be issuing the refund.

    Reply
  19. cochoa
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      tx

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-26

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-26

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

      Child Tax Credit, W2

      Tax Topic 152

    @Mary: so do you think i should refax the forms i sent in feb17th?

    Reply
  20. cochoa
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      tx

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-26

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-26

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

      Child Tax Credit, W2

      Tax Topic 152

    i just dont want to delay it any fi=urther by refaxing

    Reply
  21. cochoa
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      tx

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-26

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-26

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

      Child Tax Credit, W2

      Tax Topic 152

    @missgard: then thats what i shall do, is refax my god the irs is sooooooooooooo f’ed up

    Reply
  22. Susan B

    Hello:

    What are the good and reliable phone numbers to call the IRS?

    I received a letter about two weeks ago but I lost it. I did not take note of the numbers on the letter.

    I filed/accepted on February 25, 2015.

    In my 20 years of filing I have never had to wait. Even when I have had to amend my taxes.

    What the hell is going on this year?

    -Susan

    Reply
  23. missgard

    @cochoa: Why would you need to refax if they told you they had received your forms??? That makes no sense they told me because nothing was showing up but when I refaxed it and called Wednesday of this week they had it.

    Reply
  24. missgard

    @cochoa: I had orginally faxed mine feb 20 and nothing for awhile seems like when I refaxed on 3-13 they got that one faster & I was told also by several of them to refax.

    Reply
  25. cochoa
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      tx

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-26

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-26

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

      Child Tax Credit, W2

      Tax Topic 152

    do you think i should resend in the info i faxed in feb 17th, or will it delay me even further, seeing how the letter says reply within 20 days, which has lapsed, and the rep says to refax???

    Reply
  26. Dee

    @JustYourSteph: are we donating to this site or to the needy people on here like me lol!! Congratulations for the good news! I’m still at message 1121 awaiting new transcripts in the mail.

    Reply
  27. cochoa
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      tx

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-26

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-26

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

      Child Tax Credit, W2

      Tax Topic 152

    holy crap, this gut was nice but said its been lng enuf to be safe just resend/fax the info in againand another 4wks!!!!! OMG!!!!!

    Reply
  28. Rahman Madison

    as I stated earlier my as of date is the only thing that keeps back and forth now it updated back to march 30th instead of april 06 what ever that means

    Reply
  29. cochoa
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      tx

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-26

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-26

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

      Child Tax Credit, W2

      Tax Topic 152

    @missgard: Was on hold the line went dead HOW CONV!!!!

    Reply
  30. missgard

    @cochoa: They are so full of it I swear I don’t know where some of them get the stories they tell us. I cursed out one who told me I wasn’t getting a refund til May 10 which is a Sunday per her handbook(LIES)! they get on my nerves!!!!

    Reply
  31. Mary

    @GS1979 If it was federal past due tax the amount it showed you owed is the amount they will take out, they already added the penalties and interest to that amount.

    Reply
  32. wrappedwithbands
    • Tax Preparer:

      TaxAct

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-11

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

    • WMR Bars:

      3rd Bar

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-7

    • WMR:

      Mar-11

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

    Hey Admins. I forgot to enter my name when making a donation. My confirmation was 3YS03678TC977151X. If I ever get what’s due to me, I’ll donate more.

    Reply
  33. cashout

    I was told two weeks ago that I should receive my refund on April 1 no later than April 9. I order my account transcript by mail on March 17 and I received it yesterday and it was blank with as of date March 30. The rep sounded so confident unless he is a big liar. He told me I was in error dept but it was corrected. I asked what was the error he said I was processed wrong. I guess I’ll wait until the 9th of April before I call back.

    Reply
  34. cochoa
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      tx

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-26

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-26

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

      Child Tax Credit, W2

      Tax Topic 152

    @JustYourSteph: they all have said no other problems etc etc 6-8 wks blah blah, but last one said if i dont receive a letter or refund by 3/24 to call so now i am on hold to see what this days scenario is gonna be.

    Reply
  35. gs1979

    If you owe the irs will the reduced amount show on wmr? My wording just changed yesterday to we have received your return and its being processed . I can’t access transcripts online. How will I know if they are taking their money and how much. I signed and mailed a paper in November but I’m pretty sure they add interest to that right?

    Reply
  36. JustYourSteph
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      caifornia

    • Filing Date:

      Feb-3

    • Date Accepted:

      Feb-4

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      wells fargo

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @cochoa: LOL I had one rep tell me that I wasnt getting any refund because my refund was so full of errors and the IRS reversed the whole thing???? and then another told me that I was getting like 2 grand more back than what i filed and it was being withheld due to an offset…??? neither scenario was true at all. Finally got one that told somewhat of the truth and that it was the ObamaCare issue and she let me know my refund was coming and there was no offset or refund full of errors. she actually apologized to me for those reps.

    Reply
  37. cochoa
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      tx

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-26

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-26

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

      Child Tax Credit, W2

      Tax Topic 152

    @missgard: last rep said i was due to come out of errors march 24th, blah blah blah

    Reply
  38. Jenesis

    @Mary: Yea and im leaving out of town so I wont be able to receive anything …what happens with a full exam what if I can’t submit it in time ..I just wanna say eff it

    Reply