Let’s talk transcripts…
…and clear up some confusion about the cycle dates. The cycle date is the date you posted to the master file. Posting cycles run from Friday to Thursday. Friday starts 01, you skip Sat and Sun, going to Monday with 02 and so on and so forth. Thursday is 05. So, a cycle date of 20150402 means you posted on 1/26/2015. You add 4 business days to that and your DDD is 1/30/2015. Please be aware that an 05 could be weekly OR daily.
I know this is going to sound like an insanely silly question and I apologize in advance. I wanted to order my transcripts by mail. It gives me years to choose from for returns. The most recent is 2017. Is that the transcript for the refund I should get this year? Or is that the transcript for the return I received last year? I know my w-2 and all that say 2017 but I am so unsure if the return transcript year pertains to the current year or not. Thank you for ANY help at all!