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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.

When can you file taxes in 2023?

Now! 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.

When does IRS accept tax returns in 2023?

The IRS begins begins accepting tax returns this year on January 23, 2023.

Where is the IRS Refund Cycle Chart?

2023 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 IRS FAQs. 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 2023 tax season (2022 tax year) have been updated with 2023 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 2023 here:  When To Expect My Tax Refund.

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  1. Mike
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-21
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      Massachusetts
    • Bank:
      Citizens bank
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-23
    • Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-3
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-8
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20230505
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Feb-13
    • Processing Date:
      Feb-3
    • Child Tax Credit, W2

    @Benita: That’s what I thought I’ve been checking their website my money’s supposed to come tomorrow and they haven’t received anything yet I thought they get it on Monday usually


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  2. Benita
    • Tax Preparer:
      Other
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-29
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      New York
    • Bank:
      Netspend
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-29
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-3
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-8
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20230505
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Child Tax Credit, Education Credit (8863)

    Doesn’t Sbbt send the funds the day before the DDD .


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  3. Prettypretty

    @Toni: liberty tax office use a place called JTH Financial


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  4. Yandyy

    @Devylwahaylo: True


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  5. Devylwahaylo
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-30
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      IL
    • Bank:
      Choice Financial Bank
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-31
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20230505
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Feb-20
    • Identity Theft
    • Earned Income Tax Credit, Schedule C, 1099, W2

    @Devylwahaylo: employers not employees sorry yandy


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  6. Walter DOG

    @Yandyy: yes usually like a 6o day review is what that code was for me one year I got 971 also notice issued


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  7. Yandyy

    @Walter DOG: okay I see


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  8. Yandyy

    @Walter DOG: I’m hoping that’s it..It’s sad when you do the right thing and get the 570..If I didn’t report it no 570…They don’t know who to flag smh


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