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The most frequently asked question we have is when will the IRS WMR update and what day are tax refund deposits. Use our calendar to find out what day you can expect to receive your tax refund.

🚨 IRS Letter 6419 and Letter 6475 important for some tax returns to reduce errors and delays.

IRS Letter 6419 and 6475

Check the mail for IRS Letter 6419 and IRS Letter 6475 to prepare your Tax Return. (Letter 6475 only applies to the third round of Economic Impact Payments.) The IRS stated information in the letters will help to reduce errors and delays. IRS started sending the letters to people who received the advance child tax credit payments and third Economic Impact Payments. The letter 6419 includes the total amount of advance child tax credit payments taxpayers received in 2021 and the number of qualifying children used to calculate the advance payments. The letter 6475 will help Economic Impact Payment recipients determine if they are entitled to and should claim the recovery rebate credit. The amount is needed to file tax return. Here is the statement from them about IRS Letter 6419 and 6475.

When does IRS accept tax returns in 2022?

The IRS will begins accepting tax returns on January 24, 2022. In 2021 the IRS did not start accepting tax returns until February 4, 2021 due to changes in legislation.

When Can You File Taxes in 2022?

Most tax preparers will allow you to enter and submit your tax return beginning the first week of January 2021.  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?

2022 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 and the IRS says the best way to check the status of your refund is using the Where’s My Refund tool. However, various websites with refund calendars for the 2022 tax season (2021 tax year) have been updated with 2022 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.  This is an explanation and FAQ about when the IRS updates WMR and Transcripts.

The refund calendar by the College Investor is a good reference which has been updated for 2022 here:  When To Expect My Tax Refund.

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  1. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Bars:
      What Bars?
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit

    @Buckey12: Bahaha. I’m in my safe place with the processing. Leave me be. I’m making gumbo. Comfort food.


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  2. Buckey12
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-9
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      KY
    • Bank:
      FNB
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-21
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • 1040, Earned Income Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, W2

    @Sheila_33: And what if I told you the IRS had constructed all of this to make you believe you’re a weekly, and you’re not just a daily sharing the same code? Take the red pill, and you will see just how far the rabbit hole goes, Alice.

    Good morning. 22 degrees here and the beef stew is already on a slow simmer for later.


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  3. AW10

    @Sheila_33: That’s a good point!


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  4. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Bars:
      What Bars?
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit

    @NYnic: Keep that up there please, lol.


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  5. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Bars:
      What Bars?
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit

    @AW10: Florida’s supposed to be warm. False advertising lol. Definitely possible to switch back but hard to pin down the reason why you got there in the first place since you have had no issues. I, personally embrace my weekly updating, lol. I know what to somewhat expect and when. If they ever put me into daily, I’d be lost. :)


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  6. NYnic

    I’m jealous of the temperatures that I’m seeing here! Yesterday I woke up to -8 here in NY. 🥶


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  7. AW10

    @MaryB: I wish! But I always seem to get accepted right away, then 2 Fridays later (never seem to make the cut off for the first Friday) transcripts update, WMR updates Saturday with Wednesday DD. So I think I’m definitely a weekly.


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  8. MaryB

    @AW10: Could it be you are still a daily? The transcript codes can definitely tell you are a daily but dailies can process on the same days as weeklies so a weekly code can still be a daily processor.


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  9. AW10

    @Sheila_33: Good morning. So its possible to switch back to daily? I know from my transcripts that I was daily in 2017 and then 2018 on I have been weekly. No clue why. Same employer, same dependents, never had an offset or owed or had identity theft..?

    Also, I’m in S. FL and I’m COLD this morning at 59. :) Tomorrow says 44!


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  10. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Bars:
      What Bars?
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit

    If you have been unable to access your transcripts online, the IRS has added a way to register for a tax account called ID Me that may be easier to use. Quite a few users are reporting success and it’s not as complicated, doesn’t request account numbers, or a credit card. Go to Irs.gov tax account and you can access your transcript thru there if you’re able to register. You might also want to use a mobile device since you have to take a picture of your ID and do a facial recognition pic. Transcripts are a valuable tool to see how your return is moving thru the system.
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  11. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Bars:
      What Bars?
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit

    @Jj: Sounds like my husband or kids. Cold doesn’t bother them, lol.


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  12. Jj

    @Sheila_33: This weather is great here in Florida. I’m outside in shorts. It’s currently 42 were I am .


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  13. Jj

    @Buckey12: we’re waiting⏳


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  14. Mike
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-17
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      RI
    • Bank:
      Citizens/BOA
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-19
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • 1040, Schedule C, W2

    @Sheila_33 : Those were my thoughts exactly. And after spending hours reading this years manual, seeing how accounts are reviewed three times a year to see if they can be daily, I sure am hoping lol. My situation is probably one in a million due to the new SS number in 2020, but have to say I have not had any issues


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  15. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Bars:
      What Bars?
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit

    @Mike: Even if it was processed manually, it would still have to cycle thru on its regular cycle day. It’s possible you changed, but next update will be the for sure answer. 40 degrees here in Florida and it’s a brrr for me, lol.


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  16. Mike
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-17
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      RI
    • Bank:
      Citizens/BOA
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-19
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • 1040, Schedule C, W2

    Never too soon for updates IMO. Got my coffee( iced even though its 12 degrees) and I am patiently waiting. I think the show will start tomorrow, I am interested to see what happens especially with the dailies. Maybe you can answer this, so I did receive EIC in december. This was from the form they sent me back in April. I check my transcripts and see it was processed on a daily cycle. Is this because it was done manually by a person, or because I could now be a daily?


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  17. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Bars:
      What Bars?
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit

    @Mike: Good morning sir! I’d love to see some updates today on those. Too soon? Lmbo


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  18. Mike
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-17
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      RI
    • Bank:
      Citizens/BOA
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-19
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • 1040, Schedule C, W2

    @Sheila_33: It appears they are updating/bringing systems online. When I check transcripts online right now it says account unavailable and the notice of not available until Jan 22. Hopefully tomorrow we see something new!


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  19. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Bars:
      What Bars?
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit

    @Jamie25: A daily processes any day so sometimes wording on Wmr can go down but then update to a refund date or the path message depending on the situation. Also, if you filed joint, did you check your spouses info on Wmr? Sometimes that messaging will be different.


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  20. Mike
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-17
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      RI
    • Bank:
      Citizens/BOA
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-19
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • 1040, Schedule C, W2

    @Mackenzie: I don’t see anyone has answered your question. Your tax witholding all depends on what your employer has on file for you such as dependents and whatever you are claiming for with holding purposes. I went to go check the IRS witholding calculator and of course it is down. This will give you a rough idea of what should be taken out. You can also talk to your HR person to see what they have on your W4


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  21. Mike
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-17
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      RI
    • Bank:
      Citizens/BOA
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-19
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • 1040, Schedule C, W2

    @Monique Chandler: I received my 2020 refund, however I did get a letter stating I could claim EIC(which I didn’t when I filed). I mailed in the form in April, just got the check the week of Christmas. So that shows you how backed up they are. They will pay interest though. I know it sucks to be waiting.


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  22. Monique Chandler

    Hope all is well with everyone. Is there anyone still waiting for their 2020 refund? I’m still waiting I mailed in my return May 5 2021
    and still nothing. IRS still talking about there’s a backlog. I’ve been waiting patiently.


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  23. Jamie25

    @Sheila_33: I’m not sure why do you ask


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  24. Jamie25

    @Sheila_33: I don’t know


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  25. Ricky bobby

    @Just Annie: You can amend right away but it might take over a year to receive which is one of those reasons why you double check your information compared to filing days early incorrectly


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  26. WMR1BarForever

    I checked WMR and I’m at 1 bar now!!


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  27. Bren
    • Tax Preparer:
      TaxAct
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-20
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      WV
    • Bank:
      Chime
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-21
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Blank
    • Cycle:
      Daily
    • 1040, Earned Income Tax Credit, Schedule C

    @MaryB: I can access my transcripts from last year, apparently it changed then but I used a different bank and never noticed. I knew I got it faster than I thought I would. Just so long as they leave me alone this year! Lol


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  28. Bren
    • Tax Preparer:
      TaxAct
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-20
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      WV
    • Bank:
      Chime
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-21
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Blank
    • Cycle:
      Daily
    • 1040, Earned Income Tax Credit, Schedule C

    @DebMom: from your mouth to God’s ears.


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  29. MaryB

    @Bren: That is great! How did you know?


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  30. Bren
    • Tax Preparer:
      TaxAct
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-20
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      WV
    • Bank:
      Chime
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-21
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Blank
    • Cycle:
      Daily
    • 1040, Earned Income Tax Credit, Schedule C

    After 10 LONG YEARS I am fit a daily again! Good luck everyone!


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  31. &

    My federal got accepted Tuesday , my state got accepted Thursday and I haven’t checked the state refund tracker until right now and my state already says they issued it Saturday Jan 22nd … hoping my federal goes as smooth!


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  32. Buckey12
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-9
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      KY
    • Bank:
      FNB
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-21
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • 1040, Earned Income Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, W2

    @G.Solit: path ends 12:01 am, Tuesday, February 15th.


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  33. G.Solit

    Does anyone have an ideal when path will kick in ?


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  34. Mackenzie

    Anyone have any idea why certain checks I had federal taxes taken out, and then other checks I didn’t? I think it’s correlated how much I make but I can’t find a specific dollar amount. I’ve googled it and I found a couple articles talking about how there was a bill passed to take less federal taxes out of certain checks but I am full-fledged panicking. Gross pay was like 7500, yet they only took $135 and change for federal. I have one dependent if that matters, and honestly I don’t know much else. I think it’s checks that are under like 350 they didn’t take any federal taxes out of, but even the ratio doesn’t seem right for the ones that they did. If somebody can ask me the right questions I can find the answers but honestly i’m just rambling at this point. Thanks in advance.


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  35. Justgettinby21
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-22
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      Nc
    • Bank:
      Shh
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-12
    • Bars:
      What Bars?
    • Date Approved:
      Mar-19
    • WMR Date:
      Mar-24
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Mar-29
    • Processing Date:
      Apr-5
    • 1040, Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, 1099, Look Back, Stimulus
    • Deposit Date:
      Mar-24

    Hello Again Party people lol . Hope everyone does well and this year is smoother than last year 🤦🏼‍♂️. Me and my wife @LLMom just filed our return so 🤞🏻 🤞🏻🤞🏻 Last year was just too freaking much. I hope the irs has their stuff together this year! Good luck to all and Will check in soon!


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  36. MaryB

    @Chris: The tax season officially opens Monday. Some have already been accepted in test batches, but for the rest acceptances will probably start early Monday morning and roll fast.


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  37. MaryB

    @floridadadof2: Unfortunately not. The entire refund will release at once, and not until after the PATH date.


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  38. MaryB

    @DebMom: I would say Feb 23 dates, with some posting earlier due to no holds on accounts.


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  39. LLMom
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-22
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      The Tarheel State
    • Bank:
      Noneya
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-12
    • Bars:
      What Bars?
    • Date Approved:
      Mar-19
    • WMR Date:
      Mar-24
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Sep-5
    • Processing Date:
      Apr-5
    • Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, 1099, Look Back, Stimulus
    • Deposit Date:
      Mar-19

    Hey y’all. Just filed our return. Let the waiting game begin again…. Hopefully they’ll be kinder to us this year. Praying for a smooth tax season for all!


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  40. Just Annie

    @DebMom: I think you might be right! Or at least very close.


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