Where’s My Refund?
When does IRS accept tax returns in 2016
We anticipate that the IRS will begin processing and accepting tax returns electronically on January 18, 2016.
When Can You File Taxes in 2016?
Most tax preparers will allow you to enter and submit your tax return beginning the week of January 4, 2016 or January 11, 2016. You don’t need to wait for the IRS to start accepting tax returns to prepare, but you must have the proper forms and paperwork available. 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 it’s a test.
Where is the IRS 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 2016 tax season (2015 tax year) have been updated with 2016 direct deposit and check mailing dates.
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