Where’s My Refund?

Where’s My Refund?

When does IRS accept tax returns in 2019?

The IRS begins accepting and processing tax returns on January 28, 2019.  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 2019?

Most tax preparers will allow you to enter and submit your tax return beginning the first week of January 2019.  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?

2019 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 2019 tax season (2018 tax year) have been updated with 2019 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. Furloughsucks

    @earlyfile_why: yes that’s correct. Otherwise you would see bars they won’t disappear until the system flags the return

  2. Greetings From Houston

    @GingerSnap: I am not even trying to come off negative, I was just trying to say that it is possible. When I said triple my refund, I didn’t mean anything like a significant amount when filing disaster relief on my amended return..but it did make a significant difference. I mean, if anyone is entitled to it, then why not claim it- right? You’d be surprised, a lot of homeowners got over twenty grands claiming it. Not false information. I am not over-exaggerating. I am just sharing information about this. I believe people can still amend their 2017 and claim it now. Sorry if I had offended you in any way. I was just wanting to share.

  3. earlyfile_why

    @Furloughsucks: When you said “you are done processing”, do you mean that the return has actually been processed thru the electronic system and as soon as the season opens (28th) a DDD will be generated or rejected or fixed (minor errors)?

  4. Furloughsucks

    Hi fellow tax payers… the 9001 code is generic. Any code above 2000 is NOT related to your return. If you have the code you are done processing and the system cannot generate you a ddd. Nothing to worry about. If there is an issue with the submitted return you will see bars for 21 days and then “your tax return is still being processed, a refund date will be provided when available”. Thought this would help.

  5. stephenNC4boy1gir
    • Tax Preparer:
    • Fees:
    • State:
    • Bank or Prepaid:
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C, W2
    • Weekly

    Ok thank you all for the help I’ll just be patient and wait for her w2 and I was mainly worried about her middle name not matching but we just left her job and they said they would have it changed.

  6. Flipflop

    @stephenNC4boy1gir: you should be filing a married filing joint return with your wife and including her income. Her middle name being wrong on her paystubs or W2 should not be an issue but not including her income will.

  7. Answer

    @Iknowhatimsayin: you actually are supposed to file it but you can do a amended return later but will cost you around 80.00

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