Where’s My Refund?

Where’s My Refund?

When does IRS accept tax returns in 2018?

The IRS has not announced the day it will open yet for 2018.  They begins accepting and processing tax returns on January 29, 2018.

When Can You File Taxes in 2018?

Most tax preparers will allow you to enter and submit your tax return beginning the first week of January 2018.  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?

2018 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 2018 tax season (2017 tax year) have been updated with 2018 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 refund calendar by the College Investor is a good reference which has been updated for 2018 here:  When To Expect My Tax Refund.

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  1. Samplefiend_30

        If I moved did I have to send in a form to the IRS to let them know or can I just file my tax return with my new address and it’ll update?

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      • Spring

            @Nikkisparkles: I’ll fall asleep way before then lol i could try but I wouldn’t last …hope we all see some good update when we check them though its exciting

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          • Nana72

                Woohooo just viewed my account transcripts code 846 is present. I am done with the “I Run Shit ” for this season. 🎉🎉🎈🎈🎉🎉

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              • Nikkisparkles

                    Lol…. I would but our son has a wrestling invitational tomorrow so gotta be up at 6 am. If I’m crabby hubby will.be mad having to sit there all day with me lol

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                  • Delay

                        @spring if i can order transcript 2016 by mail is that good cant order online unable to verify phone number

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                      • Kev223

                            It’s been very few people to get their money this year even without the credits I just think they wanna sit on our money as long as they can it has to benefit them some kind of way

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                          • itsmenikki

                                I’m not 100% but I think ppl who have reviewed their trans and have gotn refund have gotn it before processing date but I’m sure u need 846 code so if u don’t see that ull be waiting till next sat sucks … and I’m not sure how everyone is counting cycle weeks and getting 2/27 because I thought 20170605 was the 6 th week in year and of that week 5 th day of 2017 not saying I’m right I’m just saying what irs manual said

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                              • MSRazorbackPhD

                                    So, my husband’s supervisor made an announcement at work😅😂😋!

                                    Starting next week. Specifically February 15…IF ANYONE calls in sick…I know you are lying. I know the REAL reason you are not coming to work!!!😊

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                                  • StlMo20172

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                                        The department is proposing changes to your return. You will receive a Notice of Proposed Changes dated, 02/15/2017, explaining the adjustments. Please wait until you receive this notice before contacting the department.

                                        Could someone please tell me what this means for my state return??????????? Please and thank you!

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                                      • Bccc

                                            @Nana72: my bar has been gone since the 28th with still processing message tt152 refund amount filing status and ssn still there as well, never left

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                                          • Jared

                                                If you have no hold or review codes your good to go. Just wait on refund impatiently like me. Audits happen years later

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                                              • windmill90

                                                    I filed the 25th. simple return, no credit delays and no offsets. I could order my return transcripts around 4am this morning, after ordering my account transcripts last Friday. still on one bar on WMR, but I’m not going by that. I’m going to keep checking my sbbt and hopefully they send my money to netspend after the irs sends it to sbbt(netspends bank). I hope for it by like sat-mondayish. this year it took forever despite no path or eic for kids or myself. but its progress. for the ones who can’t order trnascripts, it updates all day. I could not get the account one last Friday until like 3pm.

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                                                  • Nana72

                                                        @Bccc: Did your message change yesterday on WMR to “we have received your return and it is being processed”? I ask because mine did and this morning I was able to finally view my return transcript. I was accepted on 1-17 and I updated to the return still processing message on 1-28, no credits at all, simple return as well. Check for trannie throughout the day

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                                                      • Bccc

                                                            I filed January 5th accepted January 12th January 28th lost my bar no EIC no ACTC no creds of any kind simple single W2 no return scripts for me today still no update anybody else

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                                                          • Nana72

                                                                Finally light at the end of this tunnel. Got return transcript early this morning, will check later for updated account transcript. Cycle code 20170605 which translates into Wed. 2/15. Code 846, I’m coming for you later today!

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                                                              • Spring

                                                                    I could just now order my return transcript after waiting 2 weeks from ordering account and accepted the 23rd lost my bars also …hope this means an update tomorrow morning

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                                                                  • Armyfam4

                                                                        @bigpapa: my son started as a volunteer fire fighter and now a career firefighter such a proud moment!!! ❤️

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                                                                      • Jared

                                                                            It’s weird on my account transcripts date changed from Feb 20 to Feb 27 where it says accrued interest as of: and accrued penalty as of: but down lower on my processing date still says Feb 20

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                                                                          • RedRobinburd

                                                                                I never knew if I was going to get on the path or not….my bars been MIA because they had to take a few dollars out. Still don’t have no bars but can order both transcripts, couldn’t yesterday. I’ll bet I’ll have my money soon

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                                                                              • ash

                                                                                    i was able to order return trans to be mailed this morn. i have EIC and CTC but no path message, still at one bar. can anyone tell me what that means. im new to this and i have been selected for an audit for my nys so i was concerned the same would happen for fed…any thoughts?

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                                                                                  • itsmenikki

                                                                                        IF U can see trans THIS am ..and have PATH …. then you would have 846 code for release and tomorrow will wake up with ddd …. if not then ull probably be waiting till next SAT morning the 18th when weeklys update after 15th with ddd of 22nd a wed its pretty clear but either way stay hopeful

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