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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What Others Are Saying:

  1. RMTX
    • Tax Preparer:

      H&R Block

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-28

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-28

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

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

      Tax Code 570

    Praying my transcripts update tomorrow. I ID verified last Thursday with no update last weekend

    Filed/accepted 1/28
    20170605
    570 dated 3/6
    971 dated 3/13

    Received I’d verify letter a few days after 3/13. Good luck everybody

    Reply
  2. NickNE

    OK so nothing to do with taxes but my wife’s friend is over and is wantin to get her return tonight. .. could that be possible with out hurting my return Im the future. .. 3 way with irs??? Idk

    Reply
  3. Shanay

    @Sheila_33: That’s what I was thinking a lot of people are getting transcripts at same time rather than the account transcript first. Wouldn’t be surprised if I wasn’t resequenced like I was last year.

    Reply
  4. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Refund Offset

    @Love2020: I was given the 60 day time frame when I called and updated to the ddd the next Saturday so I think they have to tell you that to keep you from calling constantly.

    Reply
  5. Love2020

    Was under review for eitc and I called and spoke with a rep and she said it’s waiting to be processed,they have all info for the eitc so does that mean imma get my refund in 4 weeks to 6 weeks

    Reply
  6. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Refund Offset

    @Shanay: check tomorrow and see if you can order them. Weeklies take awhile unfortunately and the path act really affected us.

    Reply
  7. [email protected]

    @Earthwalker: about 7 to 10 day’s

    Reply
  8. Earthwalker

    Order both Transcripts last Friday 3/17, how long does it take to get them in the mail??

    Reply
  9. Shanay

    @Sheila_33: No I haven’t gotten any codes or letters I called this morning and a rep said I had no Flags or Debts it’s just processing… I called to get my transcripts and it’s says nothing available for 2016… I know that I am a weekly account. I usually update on the weekend.

    Reply
  10. DD4L
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Tx

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-20

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-23

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      ADP

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

    • WMR:

      Jan-23

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), W2

    @Sheila_33: lol ok I won’t! Thank you for the happy thoughts, good thoughts and positive vibes. 💞💞💞

    Reply
  11. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Refund Offset

    @mlam and myclodel: honestly I don’t think I’m going to file until I see some deposit dates dropping. Not sure the irs will even be ready next year for the chaos this path act has caused.

    Reply
  12. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Refund Offset

    @Shanay: this path hold has everything backlogged. Have you gotten any letters or codes on your wmr?

    Reply
  13. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Refund Offset

    @DD4L: your welcome. I’ll be watching for you with good thoughts. Don’t let me down lol.

    Reply
  14. DD4L
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Tx

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-20

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-23

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      ADP

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

    • WMR:

      Jan-23

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), W2

    @Sheila_33: Me Too my transcripts updated last week

    Reply
  15. mlam and myclodel

    @Sheila_33:
    Thanks, that makes me feel a lil better that she didn’t have to really wait all that long after a failed deposit to get the paper check. Can’t believe I didn’t think about the whole account names and what not first…plan for next year, file mid feb and into a joint account.

    Reply
  16. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Refund Offset

    @DD4L: I’m really hoping you January’s get updates this weekend. Will you be able to access your transcript tomorrow?

    Reply
  17. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Refund Offset

    Remember everyone tomorrow’s the day for weeklys and some dailys to update on transcripts. I updated on mine early Friday morning about 8 but I have in the past updated at 2 in the afternoon and 9 in the evening. Really hoping this weekend there is a big update since last weekend hardly had any.

    Reply
  18. DD4L
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Tx

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-20

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-23

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      ADP

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

    • WMR:

      Jan-23

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), W2

    @Sheila_33: I meant Thank you

    Reply
  19. DD4L
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Tx

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-20

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-23

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      ADP

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

    • WMR:

      Jan-23

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), W2

    @Sheila_33: Thank so I should get a ddd soon

    Reply
  20. Shanay

    I filed my taxes 3/15/17 accepted same day WMR still on one bar!!! Unable to order account or refund transcripts. Anyone knows whats going on…????

    Reply
  21. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Refund Offset

    @Curi0us1: I thought that too and i figured I’d just look toward the next Saturday update. But in the back of my mind I kept wishing I would just be done with it lol. You probably have more patience than I do. I keep hoping this Saturday is the big one. You’re not alone in this. I have seen a lot of people with similar dates still waiting. Really hoping your transcript updates tomorrow.

    Reply
  22. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Refund Offset

    @DD4L: that is the processing cycle. 11 th week of the year and the 05 is the day of the week.

    Reply
  23. [email protected]

    @[email protected]: do u have a tax advocate

    Reply
  24. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

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

      Tax Refund Offset

    @mlam and myclodel: on your transcripts there is a date by the 846 code. When you can see the date it is 12 days past the actual ddd. That date is the date that if they can’t direct deposit it they havevto have a check sent out. For example, my daughters date was for a direct deposit of march 15th. It could not be deposited so the Friday after the ddd they sent her a check and she received it the following Tuesday

    Reply
  25. [email protected]

    @DD4L: no that part is up 2 irs if it wasn’t for the path act mostly everyone would have gotten their refunds by now on the other hand give it aleast until april 3rd give r take a few days…if i.r.s. Doesn’t find anything wrong

    Reply
  26. Goldilocks

    @rolltribe56: I submitted mines a month ago still nothing. Finally got 571 code last Saturday update but no 846 code hopefully I get it this Saturday update

    Reply
  27. DD4L
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Tx

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-20

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-23

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      ADP

    • WMR Bars:

      What Bars?

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

    • WMR:

      Jan-23

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), W2

    @[email protected]: ok I didn’t get it but do you know how to determine my refund date

    Reply
  28. Tony
    • Tax Preparer:

      TaxAct

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      NEW JERSEY

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-21

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-24

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Netspend Metabank

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • WMR:

      Jan-26

      W2

      Tax Topic 152, 4883C Letter

    @[email protected]: I call the advocate line 4 times and 3 times was lied to and 1 the truth.

    Reply