Where’s My Refund?

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When Can You File Taxes in 2014?  2014 Tax Season Update:  IRS announced late start to tax season with  January 31, 2014 slated opening date to begin accepting returns.  This doesn’t mean you must wait to “prepare your return”, as tax preparation typically allow early entry and submission, to which thereafter sit in a “queue” awaiting the date that IRS opens the floodgates.  Oct-22 2013 IRS Press Release

Where is the IRS Refund Cycle Chart?  The refund cycle chart has been eliminated and replaced with an IRS Information Guidelines for the Tax Preparation Community publication.  Various blogs and tax preparation companies have attempted to duplicate these charts based on past year trends.  See the predictions and read more here [..]

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What Others Are Saying

  1. Your Name

    post your email and I will send proof. I think the later you file the less congested and the easier it is. Granted I had a easy return, small business and education, and it wasn’t a large sum, it was quick.

  2. Your Name

    @your name , definitely no need for the sass as I’m just trying to be helpful. I’d be more than happy to screen shot for you, and then you’d be more than welcome to apologize as like I said, I’m just trying to help by letting you guys know that they can actually get the refund the day of and since they send it over as soon as they receive it you can get it the same day as I did.

  3. Lina

    @nika: did u receive your refund today? I was wondering because I have a dd for 10/22 as well but nothing in my account yet. I usually get mine a day early so I’m a bit worried. Please advice. Thanks :)

  4. Friendly advice

    I filed on 10/7 and received my refund on 10/15. I opted to have fees taken out of my refund, and when I checked Santa Barbara on Tuesday they never received it. I actually ended up getting the refund on the 15th as stated, and when I checked Santa Barbara again it showed that they didn’t actually receive the funds until the 15th which was the day of the deposit and not a day sooner like they usually do. Hope this helps anyone who may be waiting for a deposit tomorrow and have yet to get an update on SBTPG.

  5. SaS

    I efiled April 10 and till now I still have the same message ” Processing my return “, I do have an FEIC with my tax return and no refund, when I ask my tax preparer regarding the delay I get an answer that this delay is expected as other taxpayers have the same delay, I am not sure if this is normal, and my question what will happen if this delay go beyond the end of 2014, can i then file my 2014 tax return with my 2013 still being processed ?any advice ?

  6. JW

    @JoeFromAlaska: if its mailed it will be mailed friday…my refund date was 11-03-14 on my transcript and my dd was on my card today…. after waiting since feb…I finally got my money

  7. Your Name

    @August 22- It “might” be a good sign. ……… but my status on WMR has been like yours for four months.

  8. august 22

    My status change to we have received your tax return and it is being processed. Is that a sign that I will get my refund soon??

  9. me

    tomorrow is the day they’re going to send out my check how many days dose it take for me to receive my in the mail

  10. Mary

    @JOEFROMALASKA They usually make DDs or mail checks 10-12 days before the 846 issue date, if you expecting a check they mainly Mail on Fridays so it’s possible it will be mailed on 10/24.

  11. JoeFromAlaska

    I posted here months ago. I filed a paper return and the IRS approved it surprisingly fast. I had the refund sent to the Walgreen’s Balance Financial card (Bancorp). Only my name was on the Walgreen’s card. Bancorp confirmed they received the IRS refund on April 23rd (Where’s my refund said I would get it on April 28th). Bancorp said they refused the refund and sent it back to the IRS since my wife’s name was first on the taxes yet she was not on my walgreens card.

    Before the April 28th DDD my transcripts showed the taxes were cancelled and a notice was issued. After months I finally received a notice we needed to ID verify. They checked our credit and asked questions based on that. Said we passed and to wait 60 days. I waited 60 days and nothing. I called and the guy sent a referral over to the Austin service center. I gave it the time alotted and still nothing. I called again and was told I filed my taxes wrong and I would need to amend my taxes. I told the lady on the phone this caused a financial hardship and she said she could appoint me a tax advisor since I had a hardship. I was told that advisor would call within three days. On day #2 of waiting I checked my transcripts and it looks as if my refund has been reissued with almost $100 interest added.

    If this is the case… How long should I expect to wait for a check to arrive in the mail? There was like a two week wait from the transcripts showing a notice was issued and me receiving said notice. But once the transcripts noted the refund was issued the first time, Bancorp had that money and sent it back before the transcripts said anything about it being issued.

    So main question here. Looking at the below, when should I expect a paper check? Thanks

    150 Tax return filed 20141703 05-12-2014 $0.00
    806 W-2 or 1099 withholding 04-15-2014 -$x,xxxx.00
    766 Credit to your account 04-15-2014 -$xxx.00
    768 Earned income credit 04-15-2014 -$x,xxx.00
    846 Refund issued 05-12-2014 $x,xxx.00
    841 Refund cancelled 05-12-2014 -$x,xxx.00
    971 Notice issued 05-19-2014 $0.00
    290 Additional tax assessed 20144205 11-03-2014 $0.00
    846 Refund issued 11-03-2014 $x,xxx.72
    776 Interest credited to your account 11-03-2014 -$xx.72

  12. nika

    @confused: i filed in jan had to amended it in may becuz my tax prepared messed it up. in aug i got a tax advocate she work on my account from aug to oct and now i have a DD date for oct 22. i had a very good tax advocate she work hard on my case now my journey is over thank god.

  13. MOM from Fl

    @confused- I have been waiting since April. And I never got the 1242 code. But, my bars did disappear. And last saturday I got my bars back, and the “processing your return message” No update this morning, but, my bars are still there with the first bar highlighted. Hopefully this is a good sign………………. Please update if you get something before me.

  14. confused

    I filed in Feb my bars left and I got a code 1242 so I called and the lady says she don’t no why that’s showing so I waited for a long time for a letter I never got so then I’m just waiting then today the 1242 is gone and it says your return has been received and its being process. Is that a good sing that I will have a dd soon????

  15. Your Name

    why does it say I should check back in four weeks after I mailed in return? I E-FILED!! anyone know why this message is coming up?

  16. PrayAboutIt

    @Unbelievable: Sounds like we are in the same boat my DDD was 10/16 (also with H&R) they never got any notification of a pending deposit and my money was never deposited into my account checked WMR today and Its now on the third bar saying refund sent

  17. Mary

    @GLENN Its the cycle date it really doesn’t mean anything, but its the year (2014) the week of the year (42) and the day of the week (5)

  18. Glenn

    Mary, if you are still around with the code 290 I have a new code of 20144205, do you know when that date is? I could never figure out how to decipher that. Thanks

  19. Mary

    @TIM I actually thought both the account and return transcripts updated at the same time when a 846 was issued, maybe it will update tonight.

  20. Mary

    @GLENN Best I can remember a 290 is a release code so maybe you will get a 846 soon, keep my fingers crossed for ya!!

  21. Glenn

    So I my transcript finally changed today after three months, did not get a 846 but behind my 570 freeze code I have a 290, additional tax assessed with 0.00 and a date of November 3rd, my as of date also changed to Nov 3rd, my question is, is the code 290 a bad thing or could I expect a 846 soon????

  22. Tim

    got acct transcript update today says refund issued 11/3 anyone know when ill be able to view return transcript any info appreciated. need it to close on a home loan bout to pull my hair out thanx

  23. Confused

    If I ammended my return will it be direct deposited which I initially requested when I filed or will a check be mailed?

  24. Unbelievable

    Wow, had a DDD for 10/16, WMR updated to refund sent 10/16 but never got notice from HRB that refund was on it’s way and it never got to my account. I can’t believe after after all this waiting the money never comes? How could WMR update to sent if it wasn’t? Could it be a problem on HRB Banks end?

  25. filed 2-3-2014

    Never had bars on WMR and transcript shows a negative dollar amount but still has a date of March 17 by interest and under penalties. They are trying to charge me $800 in penalties for claiming them. LoL I’m innocent, I swear. I went tax exempt back in March, I plan to claim all three again for they lived with me all year. I get to look forward to this again, plus pay insurance penalty fee. If I do get another letter disallowing them, I will call IRS and speak to a supervisor.

  26. filed 2-3-14

    @Mary I sent in everything. Daughter stay at home mom not many doctor records but sent in 142 pages from state. I had her sign up for food share. It was all based on my income the whole year. That was mailed to them in july. If that didn’t work I don’t know what else send.

  27. wantmine2

    So how is it out there? Anyone see their 10/16 deposit pending yet? I’m beginning to think the holiday had nothing to do with our $ not being available smh. So much for waiting and hoping

  28. Your Name

    @Pastorgrace: @Pastorgrace: yea it was today..happy its finally over but i have to wait another 3 weeks

  29. Finally!!!

    I have recieved a 846 for 11/3!!!! The wait is finally almost over..I’ve been on this site since feburary thank god!! Few more weeks

  30. KB1987

    @Mary: Well, my 971 had a 10/6 date, as well as the last letter I received, but still no action from them. I think I am a lost case.

  31. Mary

    @AUGUST 22 Its what I call a shit or get off the pot date, they will either extend it or they will issue a DDD and will receive a 846 code.

  32. august 22

    570 action pending 10/13/2014
    So what is the 10/13/2014 date for????
    Should I call or should I wait until Sat to see if I get a dd

  33. wantmine2

    I had a ddd for today but haven’t received anything yet. Hoping to see a pending deposit later ..hoping it’s late due to the holiday mon

  34. Mary

    @Nicollette I was never able to view my transcripts online I kept getting that 122 error. Still don’t know what it means.