2018 Cycle Code and What Posting Cycles Dates Mean

2018 Cycle Code Chart

By using the chart below, you can translate your cycle code into the calendar date in which your account posted to the master file. Your 2018 cycle code can be found on your “account” transcript displayed as an eight digit sequence of numbers- such as 20180605. 

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The first six numbers are the cycle week and the last two numbers correspond with the day of the week.

Example 20180605: 201806=(Cycle) 05=(Thursday) = February 8, 2018

Cycle Code Ending in 01= Friday
Cycle Code Ending in 02= Monday
Cycle Code Ending in 03= Tuesday
Cycle Code Ending in 04= Wednesday
Cycle Code Ending in 05= Thursday

IRS 2018 Posting Cycles

IRS 2018 Cycle Code

2018 Cycle Dates

wdt_ID Cycle Date Calendar Date
1 20180102 Monday, January 1, 2018
2 20180103 Tuesday, January 2, 2018
3 20180104 Wednesday, January 3, 2018
4 20180105 Thursday, January 4, 2018
5 20180201 Friday, January 5, 2018
6 20180202 Monday, January 8, 2018
7 20180203 Tuesday, January 9, 2018
8 20180204 Wednesday, January 10, 2018
9 20180205 Thursday, January 11, 2018
10 20180301 Friday, January 12, 2018

Other Transcript Topics

Transaction Code 570

Transaction Code 971

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  1. Candytime

    According to your chart above….. my code should not exist can you help? I have cycle code 20181805. According to the chart above I should only have 20181801, 20181802, 20181803

  2. Debbie Olsen

    I am a tax preparer who efiled my return using my ptin via the company I work for filing system on 2/27/18. My return got held for ID verification. I have not only verified my ID in person at an IRS office but I have verified it over the phone. I also had to prove my identity to obtain my ptin in the first place. As of today (4/29/18) my return is still “being processed” when in reality it’s sitting on someone’s desk untouched not even being looked at. I had received a pension distribution from a deceased family member that led to a significant tax liability even though tax was withheld from the distribution before I even got it. Well I qualified to use form 4972 to claim an exception on some of that income and it took me from owing to being due a refund. IRS doesn’t want to pay. I will never see my refund.

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