Tax Refund Schedule for 2018 IRS e-file and direct deposit dates

2018 Refund Schedule

2018 Refund Schedule

The tax refund schedule for 2018 with Direct Deposit dates shown below are based on filing and transmitting as early as January 2, 2018. The IRS no longer publishes these dates and now notifies tax payers that most refunds will be issued within 21 days of your return being accepted.  This general estimate doesn’t satisfy everyone and now many independent sites try to estimate dates when refunds will be sent.

The tax refund schedule dates you find on the various websites are only estimates.  It might give you a good idea, but never bank on it because many issues arise and delay tax refunds. When will tax season open? Once we know the date tax season open, the estimated tax refund direct deposit dates will likely be updated.

You can view and compare 2017 and prior year tax refund schedules here:  tax refund schedule. To check the status of your tax refund you can use the IRS Where’s My Refund tool.

Tax Refund DateTax Event
January 2, 2018TurboTax e-file begins transmitting tax returns
January 22, 2018IRS First Day of 2018 tax season will be accepting tax returns.
February 9, 2018Direct Deposit for most returns that were accepted between Jan 22 – Jan 28, 2018
February 16, 2018Direct Deposit for most returns that were accepted between Jan 29 – Feb 4, 2018
February 23, 2018Direct Deposit for most returns that were accepted between Feb 5 – 11, 2018
March 2, 2018Direct Deposit for most returns that were accepted between Feb 12 – 18, 2018
March 9, 2018Direct Deposit for most returns that were accepted between Feb 19 – 25, 2018
March 16, 2018Direct Deposit for most returns that were accepted between Feb 26 – Mar 4, 2018
March 23, 2018Direct Deposit for most returns that were accepted between Mar 5 – 11, 2018
March 30, 2018Direct Deposit for most returns that were accepted between Mar 12 – 18, 2018
April 6, 2018Direct Deposit for most returns that were accepted between Mar 19 – 25, 2018
April 13, 2018Direct Deposit for most returns that were accepted between Mar 26 – Apr 1, 2018
April 20, 2018Direct Deposit for most returns that were accepted between Apr 2 – 8, 2018
April 27, 2018Direct Deposit for most returns that were accepted between Apr 9 – 15, 2018
May 4, 2018Direct Deposit for most returns that were accepted between Apr 16 – 22, 2018
May 11, 2018Direct Deposit for most returns that were accepted between Apr 23 – 28, 2018
May 18, 2018Direct Deposit for most returns that were accepted between Apr 30 – May 6, 2018
May 25, 2018Direct Deposit for most returns that were accepted between May 7 – May 13, 2018
June 1, 2018Direct Deposit for most returns that were accepted between May 14 – May 20, 2018
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  1. amended return

        last season…i had to wait for the path act thing…but i was updated on 02/18 for a ddd of 02/23,recieved it on 02/22…so is this new chart accurate?looking at getting it back a week later then last time if have the path act? i sure hope it goes smoothly this season ;)

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