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. cashout

    Hi everyone, I didn’t abandon you guys I took a break and spent a week in Las Vegas. I was checking to see has anyone received good news. I pray the security breach doesn’t delay anyone further.

    Reply
  2. Dee
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Al

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-30

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), W2

      4883C Letter

    @HeatherH: sounds to me like it’s been mailed or Is about to be. Some people have called the treasury department to see if their check has been mailed or not.

    Reply
  3. HeatherH

    is anyone around? i have a few questions. I have been waiting because hubby’s bank rejected my dd because my name wasn’t on the account so I have to wait for a check to be mailed. I waited 10 weeks and called they said I needed to verify identity so I did and they said it would take up to 6 weeks but more then likely would get it before then. Well on week 4 my transcripts updated to having a refund issued and cycle code but WMR still just says processing and this is week 6. Do you think it has been mailed? i thought for sure you don’t get a cycle code and refund issued if they haven’t

    Reply
  4. Dee
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Al

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-30

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), W2

      4883C Letter

    @GaDawgGirl: yaaa! I got good news today today after waiting since January!!

    Reply
  5. GaDawgGirl

    Update: I just spoke to my bank and was told our refund is being deposited tonight!!
    Been waiting since Feb 6th! Good luck to everyone!!

    Reply
  6. Dee
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Al

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-30

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), W2

      4883C Letter

    Ok guys just talked to my tax advocate she said the Irs accepted my wage letter and will be releasing my refund in 3-5 days. I filed at the end of January and got a tax advocate May 9th. I pray this is the real deal guys!

    Reply
  7. msims0907
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Michigan

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-21

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-21

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      MetaBank (NetSpend)

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Jan-28

    • WMR:

      Jan-30

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Jan-29

    • I Got My Refund!

      Child Tax Credit, W2

    So I called on my amended return, they said it’s scheduled to be sent out may 28th, but still one bar on the wmar. Should I worry?

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  8. CESAR

    I sent my tax through certified mail. I received the IRS stamp dating 3/25/15. I check on “wheres my refund” daily and all it says “its still being processed”. It has been over 2 months and still no progress. When I call its all machines. What number can I call to speak to someone directly?

    Reply
  9. timberowl
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      FL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-8

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-14

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      USAA

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Jan-31

    • WMR:

      Feb-4

      W2

      Tax Topic 152

    Really, the IRS ought to be abolished altogether. Imagine how much money we would save if we did away with income tax completely, and ONLY had sales tax. Yes, sales tax would have to go up substantially, but the billions of dollars we spend on the IRS every year would be saved, not to mention the fees, penalties, fines and hassles.

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  10. Brandon

    My personal favorite:
    “You’ll be receiving your refund on the 32nd.”
    Response: “But, Mrs. Lies-RS agent, there is no 32nd…in any month.”
    “Oh, my mistake, let me put on ho…” -CRAPPY MUSIC FOR 25 MINUTES- “You’ll be getting it on the first.”
    Response: “The first of this next month?”
    “No, the first chance we get to actually look into it for you.” DIAL TONE….
    Response: “Hello? Hello? Ah dammit…” REDIAL…REPEAT

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  11. Brandon

    Excellent…excellent. Going just as planned, more BS for the IRS to use as excuses “Well, our transcript system has been hit by thieves, and so we are dealing with that right now. Please call back in 60 days so we can tell you to call back again at that time. You should expect your refund sometime in 2027.”

    Reply
  12. Seahawks206
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      Free

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-9

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      BECU

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • WMR:

      Jan-30

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Jan-28

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Topic 152

    I just read the IRS transcript article as well…bunch of crap if you ask me. In all honesty I smell a class action lawsuit coming for the IRS. Any time a state or federal agency or a regular business requires sensitive info in order to receive their services, that said agency or business has an obligation to protect that info….which is exactly why TurboTax was hit with one earlier this year.

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  13. MK

    @anoel06: I just read online that the IRS website “GET TRANSCRIPTS” has been shut down due to thieves obtaining our information from February through mid-May. They will be contacting anyone who was affected by this breach. Greeeaaat! One more thing to worry about!

    Reply
  14. anoel06
    • Tax Preparer:

      TaxAct

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      OH

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-31

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-31

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Capital One

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Feb-15

    • WMR:

      Feb-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Feb-20

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @leelee92 good luck and happy birthday!

    Is it just me, or is anyone able to look at transcripts online after the update over the weekend? The button isn’t highlighting, but the transcripts by mail is….

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  15. leelee92

    Well i call the tax advocate line to see did my account update. …well it didn’t an they told me to call back Friday because thats when it normally updates.which is my birthday. I just pray to god they give me good news an say it has been released. Im having a hard time as it is

    Reply
  16. Dee
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Al

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-30

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), W2

      4883C Letter

    @Brandon: it’s just sickening how they’re doing this year! I have a tax advocate and I’m sure tomorrow she’ll call me with another waiting response.

    Reply
  17. msims0907
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Michigan

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-21

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-21

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      MetaBank (NetSpend)

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Jan-28

    • WMR:

      Jan-30

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Jan-29

    • I Got My Refund!

      Child Tax Credit, W2

    What is the best number to reach someone about an amened return

    Reply
  18. Heather

    @Brandon: I feel your pain. Filed 2/6, under review 2/16, referral done 4/16, second referral done 5/15. They claim nothing is wrong, no idea why we haven’t received refund. I’m still waiting.

    Reply
  19. Brandon

    Sorry for the comment barrage, but he came back off of hold for doing my referral and says now my account’s under review and has been since May 6th so wait 60 days from that day. Joy.

    Reply
  20. Brandon

    Researching my account for the last 20 minutes. I wonder if they’re going to their patent pending ExcuseComputer to try and come up with one they haven’t used yet.

    Reply
  21. Brandon

    This forum really died over the last week…wow! Well, no updates yet for me…sitting on hold with the Lies-RS to see what lies I’ll hear today. It’s a game we play. I call up and sit on hold for an hour, talk to them in a sweet as honey voice trying to see where my damn money is, and in return they tell me what I want to hear even though we both know it’s all lies. It’s really fun, I’m sure many of you have played this game with them without even knowing you’re playing. You only win when you finally receive your money, so it’s longer than a marathon game of Monopoly. Not to mention you don’t win 2nd place in a beauty contest for $10.

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  22. timberowl
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      FL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-8

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-14

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      USAA

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Jan-31

    • WMR:

      Feb-4

      W2

      Tax Topic 152

    Hi there everyone. I’m filing an amended return for the first time. Does anyone know how long they’re realistically taking this year? The IRS WMAR site reflects that my 1040x was received on 8 May. The site is down right now (grrr) so I can’t see if there are any updates, which I doubt. My biggest question is: once it’s finally processed and adjusted, will WMAR show me the amount of the adjustment, or will it just say “adjusted”? Thanks!

    Reply
  23. Dee
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Al

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-30

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), W2

      4883C Letter

    @fFINGERS CROSSED IN AZ: Amy tax advocate sent my wage letter last wednesday just waiting and waiting. I see wmr is down until Tuesday!

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  24. myfav4

    hi my referral was closed on 5/14 wmr update to being processed message on 5/20
    updated again on 5/23 with refund date of 5/28 ..got my refund on Friday 5/22 on netspend with fees paid in advance. Thank you all for your help I will be donating.

    Reply
  25. fFINGERS CROSSED IN AZ
    • Tax Preparer:

      TaxAct

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      ARIZONA

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-27

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-28

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      NETSPEND

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • I Got My Refund!

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

    Just checking to see how everyone is doing. Still praying for everyone that hadn’t received their refund yet :)

    Reply
  26. leelee92

    Talked to my tax advocate today an she said my account still haven’t updated. Smh….the second referral was to release my refund. An it was put in April 28! This nightmare will never end

    Reply
  27. inabadsituation

    Hello every i have been following this group for time now just waiting on a big progress to post and tell you guys nothing positve yet but i did want to thank deedee for the prayer as im doing the same. But basically my story filed feb 13, 2015 id theft april 15 transcript available april 18 had cycle date 20151605 processing date 05-11-2015 code 150 570 806 971 as date changed four times from April 29 may 11 Jun 1 now Jun 8 2015 on may 15 at 4am transcript updated code 424 dated 5-14-2015 may 19 changed to 420 dated 5-15-2015

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  28. myfav4

    Hi everyone could someone tell me after the generic message change to “it is being processed” how long do you get a refund date and have anyone experienced getting a deposit straight from IRS instead of going to a middle bank like Santa Barbara tax products? If so do we get the deposit faster? I am so new to this please help!

    Reply
  29. kyhmm72
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      Arkansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-21

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-21

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Private Bank

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @GaDawgGirl: Yay!!!

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  30. Dee
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Al

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-30

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), W2

      4883C Letter

    @GaDawgGirl: yaaa congratulations!!!! See you give us all help

    Reply
  31. GaDawgGirl

    @Dee: Thank you!!! I finally received some hope today! I was finally able to view my 2014 transcript and it had a code 846 with a processing date of June 8th 2015. I am guessing this means we will receive it by then.

    Reply
  32. kyhmm72
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      Arkansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-21

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-21

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Private Bank

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

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

      Tax Topic 152

    @Dee: So sweet of you, Dee! Thank you for the prayers, and I will keep you in my prayers as well.

    Reply
  33. Dee
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Al

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-30

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), W2

      4883C Letter

    @idverifylady15: thanks! Yeah we’ll all be ok soon.

    Reply
  34. Dee
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Al

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-30

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), W2

      4883C Letter

    I just wanna take the time to pray for everyone on here waiting or who have received their refund. People don’t understand how this seemingly small amount of money can help improve ones life whether it be a new home, a car to drive to work or simply new shoes for the kids. I appreciate everyone on here for giving great advice and support and just pray that all of us get good news soon!

    Reply
  35. myfav4

    Is it normal for the irs to tell you to wait 9 weeks to get your refund after your referral case is closed?

    Reply
  36. kyhmm72
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      Arkansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-21

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-21

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Private Bank

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

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

      Tax Topic 152

    Thank you Carol and Dee! I’m calling the TA, not really sure why, but hoping they can at least tell me they received my fax from yesterday morning. This is absolutely absurd!!!

    Reply
  37. leelee92

    FILED January 24th .told bullshit every since.got a referral april 9th an a tax advocate april 14th.on my second referral that was put in april 28. I have yet to update an suppose to get a call from my advocate on Thursday

    Reply
  38. Carol-n-Texas
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      TX

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-15

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-20

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

    • Date Approved:

      Apr-16

    • WMR:

      Apr-20

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

      570

    @kyhmm72: Wow Kyhmm, that is the most ridiculous thing ever!!!!! I came on here hoping to see you FINALLY got your refund and then read you are put on hold again!!!!! That is insane, so sorry for you and anyone else still waiting since Jan! I thought my refund took forever this year, wow! Keep your head up and pleeeze, don’t go postal!!!!!!!!!!;) I’m gonna keep checking back and hope to hear good news soon for you!!!!

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