Where’s My Refund?

Where’s My Refund?

When does IRS accept tax returns in 2018?

The IRS began accepting and processing tax returns on January 29, 2018.  According to the IRS, Where’s My Refund tool is the best way to check the status of your tax refund.

When Can You File Taxes in 2018?

Most tax preparers will allow you to enter and submit your tax return beginning the first week of January 2018.  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?

2018 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 2018 tax season (2017 tax year) have been updated with 2018 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.

The refund calendar by the College Investor is a good reference which has been updated for 2018 here:  When To Expect My Tax Refund.

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  1. Black_Skinbyrd

    If IRS mails a check on Friday. How long does it take? whats everyone’s experience on receiving a check?

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  2. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      Florida
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-8
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-18
    • WMR Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Jun-22
    • WMR Date:
      Jun-26
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Jun-24
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C

    @Nika911: I haven’t seen any thing about that. I know last year people were getting refunds all the way up to January of this year for last year

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  3. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      Florida
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-8
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-18
    • WMR Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Jun-22
    • WMR Date:
      Jun-26
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Jun-24
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C

    Any good news this morning anyone?

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  4. Nika911

    @LAKEY: real shit. I feel ya. God sees all. So you and ur familys blessings will come no matter what. Praying we see some change sooner than later or atleastt stopping the bull. U know. They scamming folks to keep from paying what’s owed to us as we thought. Every years it’s some bullshyt why is it every tax season it’s something new.

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  5. LAKEY

    @Nika911: I honestly don’t see myself getting a return this year, nor do I see my so called TA being any help, I gave up, so it looks like they’ll take my refund every year until they get it right, they’re saying I owe them $18,000 and they have me paying out of pocket every month $205 all because of a audit for my OWN CHILDREN…. Yeah this has come to an end I GIVE UP the IRS has won…

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  6. Nika911

    @LAKEY: how bout this 1 to add.. I filed Jan 24th. Did the whole wait Feb 15th crap. Review for everybody wait… Cpo5. Letter March 12.. Id verify April. Then got tax advocate two mths ago they told me to amend need ed to fix couple lines on my return. Waited waited tax advocate call me back Aug 4th. Said I needed to verify income I put on amended. SMH I fired her azzzzzz. Then got a letter from irs saying I needed to send one. Corrected w2. I called. The lady told me I didn’t need to amend all I needed to do was I’d verify and apparently that was done Aug 4th . SMH and to wait the processing time. From then. Up to 9 wks. I don’t know what to do any more. I literally broke down and forced myself to get a TA due to hardship. SMH still waiting. Still asking where’s the next update. The irs is just ugggghhhhh. Just praying for a return literally.

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