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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. BluePrarie

    I randomly received the advance and about 10 minutes later a notification of acceptance lol around 7:30 ish today on the 24th and I filed last night the 23rd so crazy.


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  2. shanaye35

    @Just Asking!: My fees comes
    Out my refund every year through TT


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  3. Samantha

    I just looked at my transcripts and it says “As of February 14th 2022” and a cycle code ending in 02. I’ve never used the transcript thing before so what does that mean exactly?


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  4. Just Asking!

    Is TT going to allow fee’s to be taken out of refund this year?


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  5. shanaye35

    @Dan: What you mean credit Karma don’t work anymore?


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  6. shanaye35

    @sodarocks5: No the same thing happened to me and when I woke up I already had my advance


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  7. Dan

    Anybody used cash app tax since credit karma doesn’t work anymore?


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  8. shanaye35

    Woke up from a nap and seen I had a deposit from Credit Karma so yeah was approved for the anticipation loan


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  9. Mia

    @sodarocks5: approved or accepted?


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  10. Walter dog

    @Wastate84: I got email saying I was accepted but wmr says no information found,doesn’t match,have you gotten email saying you were accepted


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  11. Wastate84

    Anyone else file this morning and still saying information doesn’t match??? Hoping I’m not the only who had not been accepted yet


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  12. 123taxqueen

    @TaxSeasonGivesMeHives: mines got accepted today actually i got the advance before i even got notification from TT. filed on Saturday. accepted today


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  13. sodarocks5

    I was approved early this morning through the IRS WMR tool yet TT hasn’t updated for my advance. I have my first WMR bar and everything. I wonder if it means I am not receiving an advance. I don’t know. I wish they would let me know either way.


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  14. Candy Couture

    Question: I received a total of $3000 is this how much I input for the 6419 Form


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  15. MaryB
    • Tax Preparer:
      H&R Block
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-20
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      SC
    • Bank:
      Wells Fargo
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-21
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Child Tax Credit, W2

    @Tigerlili_1: It may slow it done, I suppose, but it is not officially a part of PATH.


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  16. MaryB
    • Tax Preparer:
      H&R Block
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-20
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      SC
    • Bank:
      Wells Fargo
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-21
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Child Tax Credit, W2

    @Sixx: Transcripts were not being updated for maintenance for a few days.

    I can log in with my existing info as I have prior years. I think there is a blurb about later this year that will no longer work and I will need to update to ID Me credentials to log in.


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  17. 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

    @ Sixx: Just so your not confused or confusing anyone else- the new system for transcripts is called ID.ME. It is by no means id verify in regards to taxes. Also the message is that the current irs account login will work UNTIL summer of this year. Just wanted to point that out so people aren’t scared of id issues already


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  18. Mooch13

    @MaryB: I believe I have path..


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  19. Mooch13

    @Candy Couture: yea I got the $1000 loan thru tt


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  20. MaryB
    • Tax Preparer:
      H&R Block
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-20
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      SC
    • Bank:
      Wells Fargo
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-21
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Child Tax Credit, W2

    @RRB: There is some speculation that CTC would be because it is refundable this year, and the PATH act credits are refundable. BUT PATH act is a law that is for EIC and ACTC, not CTC. The law was not changed so I do not believe they can hold for that.


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  21. MaryB
    • Tax Preparer:
      H&R Block
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-20
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      SC
    • Bank:
      Wells Fargo
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-21
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Child Tax Credit, W2

    @Mooch13: If you do not have PATH credits, possibly between January 29th and February 2nd. If you have PATH credits, possibly between February 19th and February 23rd.


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  22. Candy Couture

    @Mooch13: has it deposit?


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  23. Mooch13

    I was excepted Jan 21..so I was in the hub testing batch…when should I get my refund?


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  24. Mooch13

    @Candy Couture: I did..I got only $1000 I was hoping for more but oh well


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  25. Kyra

    @Tigerlili_1: Hey there!!👋🏼👋🏼


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  26. lurking

    @Tanistca: Both are on Schedule 8812. ACTC is Part II of the form.


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  27. Sixx

    @Tigerlili_1: i saw the message and tbh I didn’t even try I just created the new account lol. I’m glad it’s still working for some!


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  28. lurking

    Just efiled and accepted with taxact tonight. I was going to do advance but didn’t want my refund going to a third party bank. But now I wish I did but I glad I didn’t at the same time lol. Oh boy.


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  29. Tanistca

    How do I tell if I got the Ctc or the actc?


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  30. Kara

    TT just sent me the approved email. So I got the advance before tt actually updated.


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  31. RRB

    @MaryB: so CTC is not included on the people that will be delayed due to PATH?


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  32. Candy Couture

    @ConfusedInOhio: not yet only fed


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  33. Kara

    @Candy Couture: I have not updated on turbotax, it still says transmitted.
    I filled last night at 11 pm, says they sent it to the irs at 11 this morning.


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  34. Candy Couture

    @Kara: What time did you get accepted


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  35. Tigerlili_1
    • Tax Preparer:
      Jackson Hewitt
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-24
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      Wa, CA, UT, ID
    • Bank:
      PenFed
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-24
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Identity Theft
    • Schedule C, 1099, W2

    @MaryB: It covers the Taxable portion, according to IRS and “is likely to slow returns claiming it this year.” We just spent 8 hours at the IRS… heard the same junk over, and over, and, over. I’m glad I don’t work there.


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  36. Kara

    @Candy Couture: I literally just did


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  37. Candy Couture

    Who received their advance from credit karma


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  38. Kara

    Hey guys, I just my advance woo!! It took all day.


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  39. Tigerlili_1
    • Tax Preparer:
      Jackson Hewitt
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-24
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      Wa, CA, UT, ID
    • Bank:
      PenFed
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-24
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Identity Theft
    • Schedule C, 1099, W2

    @Sixx: I had no problem logging into my existing account.


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  40. Sixx

    @MaryB: you mentioned about transcripts being down. I know I saw something on the website that said existing log ins won’t work until summer but you had the option to use ID verify to get in sooner.


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  41. MaryB
    • Tax Preparer:
      H&R Block
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-20
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      SC
    • Bank:
      Wells Fargo
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-21
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Child Tax Credit, W2

    @RRB: PATH act is a law that covers EIC and ACTC – but NOT the CTC.


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  42. ConfusedInOhio

    Anyone in ohio get their ohio refund accepted yet


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  43. Monee

    @EricaCoop: mine says the same thing. Hmmmmmm……


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  44. Tigerlili_1
    • Tax Preparer:
      Jackson Hewitt
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-24
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      Wa, CA, UT, ID
    • Bank:
      PenFed
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-24
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Identity Theft
    • Schedule C, 1099, W2

    @RRB: CTC puts you in the PATH group.


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  45. Walter DOG

    @Monee: Yes,I’m entering everything right,it shouldn’t be I’d verify, same address,kids,filing status,same bank account,same tax service ,Free Tax support told me it was accepted just wmr doesn’t show it


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  46. RRB

    Just wanted to get this answered cause I’m confused. I appreciate everybody here by the way.

    So who is included on PATH?
    I don’t have EIC or ACTC. I have CTC and dependent care expenses


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  47. MaryB
    • Tax Preparer:
      H&R Block
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-20
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      SC
    • Bank:
      Wells Fargo
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-21
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Child Tax Credit, W2

    @Sixx: ?


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  48. Monee

    @Walter DOG: if it was Id verify you would still be able to login. I don’t think you have anything to worry about. You’re only entering the dollar amount not cents right? And not rounding your dollar amount?


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  49. EricaCoop

    @Sheila_33: Hello, do you know why on SBTPG under the funding method it shows checking *1234 and savings *1234 … Should it be showing the last 4 of my account number or is this what it’s supposed to say? Thank you!!


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  50. Sixx

    @MaryB: I know that the log in I used last year they said it will not work until the summer because they are using ID verify. I just did the ID verify with my license and face scan and now I can see my account again. I’m not sure if that’s what’s happening to you.


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  51. LLMom
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-22
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      The Tarheel State
    • Bank:
      None-ya
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-24
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Mar-19
    • WMR Date:
      Mar-24
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Apr-5
    • Processing Date:
      Apr-5
    • Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, 1099, Look Back
    • Deposit Date:
      Mar-19

    @Tigerlili_1: hello 👋🏻


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  52. LLMom
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-22
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      The Tarheel State
    • Bank:
      None-ya
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-24
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Mar-19
    • WMR Date:
      Mar-24
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Apr-5
    • Processing Date:
      Apr-5
    • Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, 1099, Look Back
    • Deposit Date:
      Mar-19

    @Walter DOG: WMR bars are not very reliable. My husband and I had issues with the IRS “pizza tracker” thing last year and so many others did also. Just try to see what it says in the morning. I know it’s frustrating, we had to get a congresswoman to help us out with ours last year – so I get it but it’s just too early to get stressed.


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  53. Tigerlili_1
    • Tax Preparer:
      Jackson Hewitt
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-24
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      Wa, CA, UT, ID
    • Bank:
      PenFed
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-24
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Identity Theft
    • Schedule C, 1099, W2

    Hello IGMR fam!


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  54. Walter DOG

    @Sheila_33: thanks Sheila, I’m hoping mine shows up by tomorrow


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  55. Walter DOG

    @vbulljon: yes that’s what I had,I had to send in documents and it took until August,but it showed up on my transcript the 420 and then 424 right after I filed


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  56. vbulljon

    @Walter DOG: is audited when the code on your transcript says “Examination of tax return”? Because same thing for me, and it lasted almost a year before showing “Examination complete”. Never received a letter or anything about that.


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  57. Toni
    • Tax Preparer:
      H&R Block
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-20
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      PA
    • Bank:
      Capital One
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-21
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Earned Income Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, W2, Stimulus

    Happy Taxing

    Whats the word guys?!? Anyone got approved yet?


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

    @Walter DOG: Go to the search bar and type in Miami. I believe they were accepted 1/20 and just updated today.


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  59. Walter DOG

    @Mike: I got audited last year got my refund almost August


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  60. Walter DOG

    @Gators352: About now I do,never had this happen before and I thought I knew it all but never been accepted and have wmr say no information found and it’s been since 10am


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  61. Walter DOG

    @Mike: Got you,that’s what Free Tax USA support said give it 24 hours but all my years this is the first for this,Hopefully It will be in system soon


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  62. vbulljon

    Should have shared sooner. But was accepted by both IRS and state on Jan 21st. Guess I was the lucky one who was accepted into their server testing.


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  63. Gators352

    @Walter DOG: Walter need a DRINK


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  64. Gators352

    @shanaye35: oh wow good for your son congratulations


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  65. 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

    @Walter DOG: I really think you are freaking yourself out too much. First- its opening day. Its not even possible to have an ID verify as you have not processed yet. I have had some long tax years before so I feel your anxiety. I would have some coffee, relax and see how things play out. I think as the system continues working and processing you will see positive results. It is still way to early to be concerned about problems.


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  66. Walter DOG

    WMR still says no information available, my account trans look good,no return is on return trans,but Free Tax support says my return was accepted, same address on my return that’s on my account,same everything,shouldn’t be I’d verify


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

    @MaryB: I’m assuming since it’s been like that since around the time test batches started going in, that they’re making sure that part of processing is working smoothly.
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  68. EricaCoop

    Hello, does anyone know why on SBTPG under the funding method it shows checking *1234 and savings *1234 … Should it be showing the last 4 of my account number or is this what it’s supposed to say?


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