Where’s My Refund?

Where’s My Refund?

When does IRS accept tax returns in 2020?

IRS e-file Open Date is January 27, 2020.

This is the date the IRS will begin accepting tax returns.  You can submit now and they will sit in queue until 1/27.

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.

The refund calendar by the College Investor is a good reference which has been updated for 2020 here:  When To Expect My Tax Refund.

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  1. Nana72
    • Tax Preparer:
      H&R Block
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      NY
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-11
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      BofA
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • W2
    • TT 152, Weekly

    @MaryB: according to the posting calendar if any dailies post this coming Tuesday the 1st ddd would be the 27th. It should have been the 23rd but Friday the 17th was a deferred day and then Mon. MLK. Really hoping they are on track and no issues issues.

    Reply
  2. Turbotaxer
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      Texas
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-18
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-27
    • WMR Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit

    Alright i just filled with tt and also applied for the advance so let the games begin

    Reply
  3. jacknkim

    @MSRazorbackPhD: Ok i got the email from turbo prepaid to create an account so if i do end up getting the $750 advance it will be once my return in accepted correct and like i said I do have the agreement forms for the advance in my tax file

    Reply
  4. MaryB
    • Tax Preparer:
      H&R Block
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      SC
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-11
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Wells Fargo
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Child Tax Credit, W2
    • TT 152, Daily

    @VeeArizona:

    The tax season does not officially begin until 01/27. SOME returns efiled before then have been or may be accepted as part of a test batch to make sure all transmissions are working properly. Not all early filers will make it in a test batch.

    Reply
  5. MaryB
    • Tax Preparer:
      H&R Block
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      SC
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-11
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Wells Fargo
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Child Tax Credit, W2
    • TT 152, Daily

    @Jjosh133: The tax season does not even officially begin until 01/27. I am guessing the first approvals and dates will be 01/29 (for daily processors).

    Reply
  6. VeeArizona
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      Arizona
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-15
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Intuit turbo prepaid
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C, 1099

    @CAquel20: I was offered the advance and was denied as well same message as u. I’m supposed to get 8,xxx back so I dont think It has to do with the amount. I never been denied either tt is weird this year… I been filing with them since 2015

    Reply
  7. VeeArizona
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      Arizona
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-15
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Intuit turbo prepaid
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C, 1099

    I filed Jan 15th still not accepted..🤔

    Reply
  8. MSRazorbackPhD

    @jacknkim: Did you agree to the forms? Where you approved for the visa? Those denied say they knew immediately

    Reply
  9. MrsGEE

    Filed 1/11 with TT. Still not accepted (PATH) and was pre approved for 1,000 advance. I received my turbo tax debit card in the mail today. Not sure what that means. Hope this helps.

    Reply
  10. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      Florida
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-6
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Bluebird
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • Weekly

    @Val: same exemptions, same withholding?

    Reply
  11. jacknkim

    @MSRazorbackPhD: I just got the disclosure in my tax file no email about it and no mention of it anywhere that i was approved

    Reply
  12. MSRazorbackPhD

    @jacknkim: Did you get the paperwork or an email to set-up card? In my paperwork…the disclosures are before my tax forms!

    @lilred44 (15th): The best tings about TVs now…they are so cheap! We are huge Vizio and Samsung fans

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  13. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      Florida
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-6
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Bluebird
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • Weekly

    @Dewy: another round of hub testing starts Tuesday.

    Reply
  14. lilred44 (15th)
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      Kansas
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Netspend
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, W2
    • TT 152

    @MSRazorbackPhD: Good. I need a new T.v..LOL Mine just quit and I had to take my daughters out of her room..LOL

    Reply
  15. jacknkim

    how do i know if i get the turbo advance it said approved for $750 i filed now see nothing about getting it anywhere in my files

    Reply
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