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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 6475

🚨 IRS Letter 6419 and Letter 6475 important for some tax returns to reduce errors and delays.
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 began accepting tax returns on January 24, 2022.

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. TPerry

    @Vanes: I’m in a group on FB and it seems the people that filed their amendments electronically are getting theirs fairly quick. The latest file date I’ve seen is early March 2022 have been getting theirs.


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  2. TPerry

    @TFHall: I know mine will be late because I had to pay and that check hasn’t even cleared yet. It’s probably sitting somewhere.


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  3. TFHall

    @TPerry: My manager just received theirs🤦


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  4. harrya

    getting letter today from auston tx checked transcript amended return from 2020 processed hooray from aug so im guessing a check


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  5. bbykt39

    @Vanes: There are still a host of people still waiting on 2020 amended returns. It’s taking 8 months to a year for amended returns so it’s going to be a long wait.


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  6. NY-Khidd
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-26
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      NY
    • Bank:
      BLUEBIRD
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-26
    • Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-18
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-24
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20220505
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Feb-21
    • Processing Date:
      Jan-21
    • 1040, Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, W2
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-18

    @Vanes: me also same date . As of date is 5/16/22 which is tomorrow so idek smh


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  7. Vanes

    How long does it take to get a refund for an amended tax return ? I filled April 20 2022 amended


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  8. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-25
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-25
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-18
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-23
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      05
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-18

    @CG: Sometimes it’s a good sign, means the system is acknowledging your return needs to be addressed. If that year end date of Dec. 31, 2021 shows up on that messaging, you may be close to updating.


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  9. Babymama720

    @Frank Garrett – Southpark IRS Agent (aka buckey12): the letter I got dated 05/09 is the cp05 they need up to another 60 days fml
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  10. CG

    I was on delay message. Now, it says still being processed. I don’t know if that’s improvement or what


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  11. CG

    What’s the difference in being processed and STILL being processed?


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  12. Debbie67$

    Ok return accepted 4/13 on TT NA on transcripts,still being processed what can this mean


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  13. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-25
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-25
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-18
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-23
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      05
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-18

    @Brittni: That transcript not cycling thru at least once and posting makes me think you may have an id verify issue, or have become unpostable and they’re going to have to manually get you out of Errs and back in the system. Have you tried calling your local IRS office in your state or calling the local tax advocate in your state? An advocate might at least be able to get into the system and find out what your return status is.


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  14. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-25
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-25
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-18
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-23
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      05
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-18

    @Janet: Its definitely a positive step in the right direction. Hopefully, they’ll see an update in the next week or two, fingers crossed.


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  15. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-25
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-25
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-18
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-23
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      05
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-18

    @Lifeofcynt: If you scroll down, user @DeeDeeinFl just had their audit cleared and a deposit date of next week. Gives me hope they’re moving a little faster with the audits this year. As far as people in review, I’ve seen a few updating with refund dates but it has been slow process.


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  16. Chelly

    We’ll update is I filed 4/19 was accepted within a he after filing, a week later my bars disappeared with everything else besides code 152 but then it all came back except my bar then message changed from delay to 21 day message on the 12th my transcript updated to code 571 then refund issued now I just checked wmr it has all my bars with a deposit date of the 18th like I assumed it would 🙌 all I can say is if your return says delayed message u will receive your money soon if it says what it usually said before ctc credits we are processing your return a date will be given the y may be in review but if it’s just saying delayed r more time to process it then your money is coming irs just making adjustments mostly giving us more $ than taking it so hang tight we are all getting it if you have a delay message or 21 day message over and out GN/Morning 😇


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  17. Lifeofcynt

    @Brittni: call tax advocate hotline and tell them you have been calling irs but unable to reach them and you was trying to see if they can ring you over to talk to someone


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  18. Lifeofcynt

    @Shelia_33 anybody that you know recieved there money after being in review? I haven’t recieved any letter or anything


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  19. Janet

    My kids 2021 transcript has a 571 additional action resolved at the very bottom of thier account transcript. Does this mean they should get thier refund soon? It is the first transcript change since Oct


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  20. Mike805

    @TVJones: nothing for me


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  21. Mike805

    @Brittni: hello I have been waiting since the start of feb.. and still waiting. You are not alone


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  22. TPerry

    @Confused Peach: I’m in GA too and I haven’t heard anyone mention they’ve received it either.


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  23. Brittni

    Still hoping someone can help or let me know if they are in the same boat, but I filled my taxes January 28th and was accepted the next day. I’ve received my state tax refund but not federal. I haven’t received any letters from the IRS and my transcripts still say N/A. When I check the wmr it still just says the topic 152 message. I’ve tried calling the irs multiple times everyday and haven’t been able to get through to a live person, it just says the call volume is too high and then hangs up. Can anyone help or have advice on how to get through to someone.


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  24. TVJones

    Still no update filed 2/4 570 for 3/14 as of date 3/14. No notice or 971 codes just 570 still waiting.


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  25. TVJones

    Any 570 that filed 2/4 or before update today.


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  26. Chelly

    @DeeDeeinFL:
    Likewise indeed same boat as u just see as of date changed to 5-30-2022 scrolls down low and behold I have my 864 ddd is 5-18-2022 congrats to all that has movement and r ddd good luck to the rest


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  27. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-25
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-25
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-18
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-23
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      05
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-18

    @DeeDeeinFL: Congratulations!!


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  28. DeeDeeinFL

    @Sheila_33: Hi Sheila. I came back to update you on my audit. It closed with no changes made and I have a DDD of 5/18/22. Thank you again for your help!


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  29. Lanitra

    Hi what does cycle posted 20221305 means


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  30. Terrance

    Need on finding why n win I should receive my pending transaction and what’s the amount


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  31. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-25
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-25
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-18
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-23
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      05
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-18

    @Texangirl8522: Most likely your return was accepted Feb. 15th but sat in que until you could be sent thru and process and then post to the master file on the 3rd. You might check the Social security adminstration site and see if your check stub amount is reconciling with what the employer sent to SSA. If it is, then they just need to compare those amounts and get you back in the system to finish up. If the amounts are different, then it may take longer to adjust.


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  32. TBrown

    @Texangirl8522: I’ve been in the same boat and situation since February. I called irs Monday and was told it could take up till June 25 before they give me my refund or send another notice 🤦🏼‍♀️


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  33. Texangirl8522

    So I filed feb 15 accepted same day but according to transcripts it was just accepted 3/3. 570 eith 3/21 date and 971 code with 3/28 date. Credits codes total my exact amount that I’m supposed to be getting but with same dates of 4/15. Only thing that has changed is my as of date and it is 4/4. Everything else has remained the same since the first of march. I did get in touch with irs who said my return is in income verification dept which is understandable because I had filed with last pay stub. Anyone know about how long this could take to verify? All my amounts on stub match up


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  34. Jazz88

    My 21st day is the 13th 😒


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  35. Confused Peach

    @KathyZ1: No, I have been asking around and no one I have spoken to have received their Ga Surplus Refund. Still waiting on tax refund or at least some kind of update for this this year taxes.


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  36. Frank Garrett - Southpark IRS Agent (aka buckey12)
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-9
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      KY
    • Bank:
      FNB
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-21
    • Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Jan-28
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-24
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20220405
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Mar-7
    • Processing Date:
      Feb-14
    • 1040, Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, W2
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-24

    @Rain3y: I’m sure this had something to do with the delays you and others from NC are experiencing:

    “Refund Delays
    Due to the late approval of the state budget, which included multiple tax law changes, the Department has experienced delays processing returns. The Department needed additional time to complete the testing of system updates and approve updates in commercial tax preparation software.”


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  37. Frank Garrett - Southpark IRS Agent (aka buckey12)
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-9
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      KY
    • Bank:
      FNB
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-21
    • Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Jan-28
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-24
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20220405
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Mar-7
    • Processing Date:
      Feb-14
    • 1040, Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, W2
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-24

    @Running out time/husband losing cancer ): if it shows the 12/31/2021 date top left, then I believe Sheila has said in the past that you’re nearing completion (and hopefully update on transcripts this Friday).


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  38. Frank Garrett - Southpark IRS Agent (aka buckey12)
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-9
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      KY
    • Bank:
      FNB
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-21
    • Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Jan-28
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-24
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20220405
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Mar-7
    • Processing Date:
      Feb-14
    • 1040, Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, W2
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-24

    @Rob225: scroll all the way to the bottom of your transcript. If you can see the offset applied, then you might have a DDD on the second page. The transcripts are longer this year due to people receiving CTC advanced payments July – Dec.


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  39. Frank Garrett - Southpark IRS Agent (aka buckey12)
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-9
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      KY
    • Bank:
      FNB
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-21
    • Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Jan-28
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-24
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20220405
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Mar-7
    • Processing Date:
      Feb-14
    • 1040, Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, W2
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-24

    @Babymama720: I wonder if it’s just the system saying “hey, check on this one” since it hit your as of date and it’s generating another letter saying they’re still working on the adjustment and you can expect your refund in 4 to 6 weeks from the original letter (or this one says they need more time…hope not). If there are no other codes, etc. and you can already see the adjustments made on your transcript, then I’m guessing it’s just the system hitting your as-of date and triggering a response.


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  40. Rob225

    Filed 2/19 tracsxipts updates finally on 4/28. I have had my refund applied to a past obligation. Which I knew about, though my refund will cover my obligation with most still left over. Don’t have a ddd yet but it does show the codes and where my account has a balance remaining after pay off of -4,000(estimated$). How tong til I get a ddd.


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  41. Running out time/husband losing cancer )

    So I filed 4/5/22 through turbo tax approved the next day. After two weeks my one bar and amount disappeared but still had tax topic 152, then after a week my amount came back with you’re return is still being processed but no tax topic. What does this mean? No letters either.


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  42. Rain3y

    File in January received federal in February but never received my state. Live in NC and nor did I receive a letter about any error, don’t know why it’s taking this long


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  43. Lisa in Atlanta
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-27
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      Georgia
    • Bank:
      Netspend
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-27
    • Bars:
      3rd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Mar-25
    • WMR Date:
      Mar-30
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20220605
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Mar-7
    • Earned Income Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, W2
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Mar-30

    @Kendra: She hasn’t received a letter at all. No 971 code, just a 570 code and no movement. We don’t know if we want do the TA on the 17th or just file an amendment.

    (She will NEVER try to file taxes with a last paystub again. That’s for sure!)


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  44. Babymama720

    @Frank Garrett – Southpark IRS Agent (aka buckey12): no letters other than the ones advising the made an adjustment within my refund ( stimulus offset) and I will receive my refund in 4-6 weeks. I got that on 5/2/22. But not sure why another 971 notice code dated for 5/9/21- that’s my as of date and nothing updated


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  45. Jazz88

    Stbtg and wmr is two different sites. I was just wondering did your status on wmr change overnight 🤔


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  46. Jazz88

    @Mi-Dime: so your wmr updated this morning on the irs site? With a ddd or just the stbtg. Site?


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  47. Mi-Dime
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Feb-5
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      MI
    • Bank:
      CHIME
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Transcript:
      A
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Processing Date:
      Feb-5
    • Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, W2

    @Jazz88: NOPE ITS APPROVED after 13 weeks


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  48. Jazz88

    @Mi-Dime: does your wmr say still being processed?


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  49. Mi-Dime
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Feb-5
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      MI
    • Bank:
      CHIME
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Transcript:
      A
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Processing Date:
      Feb-5
    • Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, W2

    *OMFG. I just look at my DDD sbtpg.com. This morning i didnt have one but its 2:40 in michigan i finally have deposit date for today. History below

    *File Feb 5.
    *IRS Letter LTR 12C “Health Insurance” (why this year idk been same job for 3 years
    *Fax the next day. I call every week asking if they rec’d my docs. Rep said there nothing there”
    *April 8 I ask what is the ERROR fax #. Rep said the number that i repeat from ERRORs LTR never heard of. So she gave me a new number.
    *APRIL 18 Finally i can see Transcript 2021 . Remember is has been NA since Ive started
    *FInally 5/1 IRS WMR Refund has been Approved… GodD&MN.
    *Sbtpg site shows deposit for today. THANK YOU JESUS TIME TO BUY A HOUSE AND PAY BILLS . Ill try to reply for the next hour


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  50. Kendra
    • Tax Preparer:
      Other
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-27
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      GA
    • Bank:
      Chime
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-28
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • 1040, Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, W2

    @Lisa in Atlanta: same. And I filed in January. Has she received any notices? I’m approaching the 60 day mark stated in the letter with no changes since March as well. Definitely getting a tax advocate when the lines open up. I hope it works out for her.


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  51. Frank Garrett - Southpark IRS Agent (aka buckey12)
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-9
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      KY
    • Bank:
      FNB
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-21
    • Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Jan-28
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-24
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20220405
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Mar-7
    • Processing Date:
      Feb-14
    • 1040, Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, W2
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-24

    @Babymama720: You should be receiving a letter from the IRS then explain what happened or is happening.


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  52. Lisa in Atlanta
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-27
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      Georgia
    • Bank:
      Netspend
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-27
    • Bars:
      3rd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Mar-25
    • WMR Date:
      Mar-30
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20220605
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Mar-7
    • Earned Income Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, W2
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Mar-30

    Day 71 for my daughter for the 570 freeze. We really don’t want to amend but its frustrating just waiting for it to fix itself. As of date still in March.


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