Where’s My Refund?

Where’s My Refund?

When does IRS accept tax returns in 2020?

This is the date the IRS began accepting tax returns on January 27, 2020.

When Can You File Taxes in 2020?

Most tax preparers will allow you to enter and submit your tax return beginning the first week of January 2020.  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?

2020 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 2020 tax season (2019 tax year) have been updated with 2020 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 2020 here:  When To Expect My Tax Refund.

Tax Topic 152     Daily vs. Weekly    Transcripts
Talk to a Human at the IRS     PATH Act Delay
Transaction Codes     State Refunds   
When Are Updates?

IRS Update Cycle for Transcripts and WMR

TurboTax Refund Status Jackson Hewitt H&R Block

 

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  1. HappyHappy123

    Does anyone know if the IRS has your Direct Deposit banking info when you have fees taken out with Turbo Tax? Do they just get SBTPG’s account number and send your name when they hand your refund over to SBTPG? Do we need to give them our bank account #s directly to get stimulus payments? Is anyone else worried about this being an issue?

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  2. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      Florida
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-6
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Bluebird
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-24
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • TT 152, Weekly

    @Jess$: Processing has slowed down, because some departments have limited man power. They are setting up a teleworking system so they can work on a lot of these returns from home.

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  3. Jessy$

    Hi can some please tell me if the covi affecting the refund
    Mine has been processing for two weeks and a half thanks I would appreciate if anybody will let me know

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  4. Monea

    Taxes got me in my feels
    I have no idea what it stating. I would give you my tax advocate # but she never answers nor call back😒

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  5. Taxes got me in my feels

    @Monea: thank you so much. I’m not exactly sure what all that means. It was a delinquent filing bc I guess I never hit send in 2014. So stupid on my part. I would’ve got a refund too. Do you know what that means in non tax lingo? Lol

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  6. Texasrosie817

    @Sheila_33: yes I hope it did I’m waiting on transcript agine to come in mail. It was 424 date 4/6 on the 13 when I got my transcripts

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  7. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      Florida
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-6
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Bluebird
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-24
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • TT 152, Weekly

    @Texasrosie817: if the 420 was on there, the Wmr would have reflected it. Let’s hope it dropped off.

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  8. Jays

    Hello everyone I have been follythis thread for awhile and now and here with a question so can anyone please help. I filed 1/17 received cp75 notice February 10th faxed over required documents 2/19th after 3 weeks irs still said they hadn’t received my faxed so I went along and got a tax advocate . On 3/24 I faxed over all documents that were needed she informed me that she sent everything over that day. Today is now 4/4 and still no update on we. So can someone please give me the number that everyone has been calling so that I can check my transcript over the phone. I scrolled day to find the number but can’t seem to find it. Please and thank you

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  9. Texasrosie817

    @Sheila_33: hey I didn’t update to take action. Is It because the irs shutdown or because it droped

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  10. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      Florida
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-6
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Bluebird
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-24
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • TT 152, Weekly

    @phantomphan: Possibly a hold for wages or credits claimed. You need a 571 to lift the hold. You might check your SSA account and see if your wages have been reported by your employer.

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  11. Monea

    @taxes got me in my feels
    I did a little research for you. 474 Delay of inquiry for non-filing of tax return Interrupts Normal Delinquency Processings Creates unscheduled delinquent return period on ECC Master File or to prevent IDRS Delinquency notice or TDI issuance for specific Delinquent Return notice status period present on IDRS Taxpayer Information File (TIF). Establishes tax module; posts status 02 with status indicator “C” to module when established or if module hasstatus less than 02. BMF or EPMF delinquency check will issue Compliance for 02 “C” Status Period on first check made after TC 474 is reversed or after number of cycles (input with TC 474) has expired since posting. Expiration of TC 474 delay (number of input cycles) or reversal of TC 474 will cause the module to revert to the prior TDI notice status and continue TDI processing. Use TC590 & reverse with TC592 to force account into TDI status.

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  12. Taxes got me in my feels

    I wonder if someone can assist? I filed and learned somehow I didn’t file for 2014 and that’s why I had the 570 hold. I completed and mailed in my old return. I looked today on transcript and my 2014 transcript now shows up but has these codes 474 and 971 issued with an issue date of 4/6/2020

    Anyone know what the 474 code means?

    And since they have my old tax submitted now; will they release my 2019? This year has been such a mess

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  13. Texasrosie817

    No nothing for me no update feel the same thing I did not update to take action the last time I was able to get transcript it had four two four on there and that’s been over two weeks I said the 13th of last month so I don’t know what’s going on

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  14. Texasrosie817

    @Beeaazy: I filed 1/31 . I was told I was under review for the longest then. Right before the IRS closed I was told it was getting sent to the examination request but my score was low. So it’s been 2 weeks almost three since I was told that and where my refund has not updated to take action or nothing it still says the same thing still being processed a refund date provided when available tax topic 152

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  15. Pinkie

    My T.a. called me Friday night to tell me that the irs hadn’t given her a ddd for me even though they released the funds on 4.1 when she called me. According to my transcripts that I seen earlier I was getting it 4.8 she said she didnt see it. My WMR updated today with a ddd of 4.8. I don’t think they know what’s going on at all either.

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  16. phantomphan

    Hi, been waiting for transcripts to update since March 10 and they finally did. Can anyone tell me what this means? Thank YOU

    150 Tax return filed 20201405 4/20/20 $positive amount
    806 W-2 or 1099 withholding 4/15/20 -$negative amount
    570 Additional account action pending 4/20/20 0.00

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  17. Tiredof

    @proudfatherof1: thank you ! & that’s crazy. I think that means you should be getting your ddd very soon then too.

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  18. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      Florida
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-6
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Bluebird
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-24
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • TT 152, Weekly

    @Felicia: I would see what happens on the deposit date. Sometimes these tax topics pop up but they don’t take the debt. This year is totally not like previous years.

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