Where is the 2013 IRS Refund Cycle Chart?

This is what we have found so far: The refund cycle chart has been eliminated and replaced with an IRS Information Guidelines for the Tax Preparation Community publication.

We have said goodbye to the former refund cycle chart in replacement of a standard “21 days” response from the IRS.

Remember this?  The IRS Refund Cycle Chart was eliminated in 2012 and replaced with an IRS Information Guidelines for the Tax Preparation Community publication.  We likely will not see a 2014 IRS e-file refund cycle chart and be forced to depend upon the data that the Where’s My Refund (WMR) tool decides to spit out. There are several sites that seem to have generated their own refund cycle chart based on assumption of processing schedules; but as we have learned, it’s hard to predict. Below are links to some of those sites and their predictions.  Please remember, these are predictions and you should never rely upon such as definite availability of your tax refund. IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart for 2014 with Direct Deposit and Check dates provided below are based on filing and transmitting as early as January 10, 2014 with some tax preparers, but with respect to IRS opening delay and it’s announcement here that it could begin ACCEPTING returns on January 28, 2014, but as late as February 4, 2014.

When to Expect My Refund by the College Investor

Estimated Refund Cycle Chart by Hot Springs Tax Services

2014 IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart

TRANSMITTED & ACCEPTED DIRECT DEPOSIT SENT PAPER CHECK MAILED
Jan 28 and Feb 3, 2014 Feb 13, 2014 Feb 21, 2014
Feb 4 and Feb 10, 2014 Feb 21, 2014 Feb 24, 2014
Feb 11 and Feb 17, 2014 Feb 28, 2014 Mar 3, 2014
Feb 18 and Feb 24, 2014 Mar 7, 2014 Mar 10, 2014
Feb 25 and Mar 3, 2014 Mar 14, 2014 Mar 17, 2014
Mar 4 and Mar 10, 2014 Mar 21, 2014 Mar 24, 2014
Mar 11 and Mar 17, 2014 Mar 28, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Mar 18 and Mar 24, 2014 Apr 4, 2014 Apr 7, 2014
Mar 25 and Mar 31, 2014 Apr 11, 2014 Apr 14, 2014
Apr 1 and Apr 7, 2014 Apr 18, 2014 Apr 21, 2014
Apr 8 and Apr 14, 2014 Apr 25, 2014 Apr 28, 2014
Apr 15 and Apr 21, 2014 May 2, 2014 May 5, 2014
Apr 22 and Apr 28, 2014 May 9, 2014 May 12, 2014

2013 IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart

IRS accepts your return (by 11:00 am) between…* Projected Direct Deposit Sent* Projected Paper Check Mailed*
       
January 30, 2013
2/6/2013
2/8/2013
January 31
 
and
 
February 6, 2013
2/13/2013
2/15/2013
February 9
 
and
 
February 15, 2013
2/20/2013
2/22/2013
February 16
 
and
 
February 20, 2013
2/27/2013
3/1/2013
February 23
 
and
 
February 27, 2013
3/6/2013
3/8/2013
March 1
 
and
 
March 6, 2013
3/13/2013
3/15/2013
March 8
 
and
 
March 13, 2013
3/20/2013
3/22/2013
March 15
 
and
 
March 20, 2013
3/27/2013
3/29/2013
March 22
 
and
 
March 27, 2013
4/3/2013
4/5/2013
March 29
 
and
 
April 3, 2013
4/10/2013
4/12/2013
April 5
 
and
 
April 10, 2013
4/17/2013
4/19/2013
April 12
 
and
 
April 17, 2013
4/24/2013
4/26/2013
April 19
 
and
 
April 24, 2013
5/1/2013
5/3/2013
April 26
 
and
 
May 1, 2013
5/8/2013
5/10/2013
May 3
 
and
 
May 8, 2013
5/15/2013
5/17/2013
May 10
 
and
 
May 15, 2013
5/22/2013
5/24/2013
May 17
 
and
 
May 22, 2013
5/29/2013
5/31/2013
May 24
 
and
 
May 29, 2013
6/5/2013
6/7/2013
May 31
 
and
 
June 5, 2013
6/12/2013
6/14/2013
June 7
 
and
 
June 12, 2013
6/19/2013
6/21/2013
June 14
 
and
 
June 19, 2013
6/26/2013
6/28/2013
June 21
 
and
 
June 26, 2013
7/3/2013
7/5/2013
June 28
 
and
 
July 3, 2013
7/10/2013
7/12/2013
July 5
 
and
 
July 10, 2013
7/17/2013
7/19/2013
July 12
 
and
 
July 17, 2013
7/24/2013
7/26/2013
July 19
 
and
 
July 24, 2013
7/31/2013
8/2/2013
July 26
 
and
 
July 31, 2013
8/7/2013
8/9/2013
August 2
 
and
 
August 7, 2013
8/14/2013
8/16/2013
August 9
 
and
 
August 14, 2013
8/21/2013
8/23/2013
August 16
 
and
 
August 21, 2013
8/28/2013
8/30/2013
August 23
 
and
 
August 28, 2013
9/4/2013
9/6/2013
August 30
 
and
 
September 4, 2013
9/11/2013
9/13/2013
September 6
 
and
 
September 11, 2013
9/18/2013
9/20/2013
September 13
 
and
 
September 18, 2013
9/25/2013
9/27/2013
September 20
 
and
 
September 25, 2013
10/2/2013
10/4/2013
September 27
 
and
 
October 2, 2013
10/9/2013
10/11/2013
October 4
 
and
 
October 9, 2013
10/16/2013
10/18/2013
October 11
 
and
 
October 16, 2013
10/23/2013
10/25/2013
October 18
 
and
 
October 23, 2013
10/30/2013
11/1/2013
October 25
 
and
 
October 30, 2013
11/6/2013
11/8/2013
November 1
 
and
 
November 6, 2013
11/13/2013
11/15/2013
November 8
 
and
 
November 13, 2013
11/20/2013
11/22/2013
November 15
 
and
 
November 20, 2013
11/27/2013
11/29/2013
November 22
 
and
 
November 27, 2013
12/4/2013
12/6/2013
November 29
 
and
 
December 4, 2013
12/11/2013
12/13/2013
December 6
 
and
 
December 11, 2013
12/18/2013
12/20/2013
December 13
 
and
 
December 18, 2013
12/25/2013
12/27/2013
December 20
 
and
 
December 25, 2013
1/1/2014
1/3/2014