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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. TsBrown

    Has anyone gotten their amended refund direct deposited this year ??


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  2. Shai76

    Can an amended return still be processed if only the first 2 pages of the 1040x were sent instead of all of the pages?


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  3. Mommytotwinsplus2

    Anyone dealt with a audit for 2021 return and gotten refund yet?


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  4. Theresa2122!

    Has anyone ever had to fill out an 8862 form


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  5. 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

    @StillWaitingOnMyTaxes: 570’s are usually holds for review but for some they lift on the next update. With the as of date moving to 10/3, and the advocate telling you that you should receive your refund by the 28th, I’m hoping that you’ll update to the 846 on the next update, fingers crossed. :)


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  6. StillWaitingOnMyTaxes

    @Sheila_33: thank you I updated to code 570 is that a good thing or bad?


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  7. StillWaitingOnMyTaxes

    My as of date updated on my transcripts to 10/3/22, I now have code 570 does that mean I’m under review? I have a tax advocate who is expecting me to receive my refund by the 28th


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  8. TPerry

    I filed my appeal back in July (they said I couldn’t claim my college student) and I got a letter today saying they received my inquiry and to give them another 60 days to work on it. I sent the original amendment back in April so I’m 5 months in so far.


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  9. 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

    @MelloDello53: Can’t tell with the IRS. I’ve got my hopes on these amendeds starting to work thru, but manually inputting them back into the system slows everything down unfortunately.


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  10. 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

    @StillWaitingOnMyTaxes: I’m hoping so. :)


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  11. StillWaitingOnMyTaxes

    Hey Shelia. My as of date on my transcripts is 9/5/22, do you think they will be updating soon?


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  12. MelloDello53
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-6
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      Virginia
    • Bank:
      GO2Bank
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-18
    • Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Jan-25
    • WMR Date:
      Jan-28
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Daily
    • As of:
      Feb-14
    • Processing Date:
      Jan-25
    • 1040, Schedule C, 1099
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Jan-28

    @Sheila_33 WMAR is down. What the crap is going on IRS? Who knows.


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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

    @MelloDello53: I have seen a few amendeds moving but it’s been slow. Hopefully, they’ll get a wave of them worked up and put back in the system to cycle thru and update soon.


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  14. MelloDello53
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-6
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      Virginia
    • Bank:
      GO2Bank
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-18
    • Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Jan-25
    • WMR Date:
      Jan-28
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Daily
    • As of:
      Feb-14
    • Processing Date:
      Jan-25
    • 1040, Schedule C, 1099
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Jan-28

    @Sheila_33 Well 22 weeks and counting on amended return. The WMAR site is not working maybe updating? More than 20 weeks the IRS website says so we just wait folks. I know patience is a virtue.


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  15. Tasha898

    Good morning all,I filed my amended March 4,2022. I called the tax advocate last week or week before last(877-777-4778)they said even with the backlog I shouldn’t have had to wait as long as I did because everything is correct. They said I should have it between three to four weeks. So even though the agent told me it probably wouldn’t update online which it hasn’t I called the actual irs number(1800-829-0582)the agent told me my amended case was closed (they words not mine)and I should have it by the 25th.
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  16. Sharon. O

    @Sheila_33: Thanks so much
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  17. 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

    @Sharon.O: 570’s are usually holds so perhaps it’s just a verification check and it will be released soon. I’ve seen those 570’s update within a week to a 571 in the past for some, so fingers crossed, you’re in the final stages of finishing up.


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  18. Vanes

    Filed my amended return 4/20/2022 past 20 weeks already and no update transcripts or nothing just we apologize for the delay its taking longer call 800 take action message


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  19. Natasha H

    Hi Everyone
    I filed 2/4 received 60 day notice about 3 weeks after that.
    60 days came and went.. As of date switched to March 14 and never changed for month. Call Tax Advocate and they told me back in May that my husband had unreported gambling winnings. I didn’t know the amount at the time because my husband couldn’t remember..
    Fast Forward… Beginning of August I reached bk out to the tax advocate people and this time they actually assigned me to an advocate Mr Parker in the Atlanta office is great. He told me the amount of the gambling winnings $4688 to be exact. He had me do an amendment. On August 13th. I showed up in the IRS system the following Friday. I faxed him a copy and a copy of my eviction notice on August 22nd.. He said he would call me 7 to 10 days.. He called the Friday before Labor Day Sept 2nd to tell me he had someone manually process my return and it would should show up in the computer as completed in about 3 to 5 days afterwards.. Knowing that I am a weekly I knew I would update this Friday.. Which I did…. Finally the big 846 for 9/14…
    And the crazy thing is when I did my amended return.. my federal refund stayed the same.. and I received $23 extra from my state return…
    Hope everyone has a great weekend!!


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  20. Help!!

    @bobby bonilla: Ive heard from people in diffrent groups that when the wording starts changing the return is moving.


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  21. Help!!

    Just checked my return now it has gone to the one line. Your tax return is being processed.


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  22. Sharon. O

    @Sheila_33: Hi Sheila. I submitted my amended and it was received 4/25. Each week my as of date pushes out a week. Today I saw a 570 with the same date as my as of date 9/26. No 971 just the 570. Also no amended received yet either. I was told this could be due to it not being processed yet. Do you know anything about this? Thanks


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  23. bobby bonilla

    @Help!!: I’d say it means it’s still in processing


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  24. Help!!

    Hello, I checked my refund IT WENT FROM PROCESSING TO STILL PROCESSING. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS?


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  25. 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

    @Babymama720: I went thru the same a few years ago. If it does change to a 420, have everything ready to fax back in. Fingers crossed, it moves quicker this time.


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  26. ericka

    I have code 20222905 when should I receive my refund


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  27. Babymama720

    @Sheila_33: yes! There is a 971-notice issued- 9-19-22.
    They audited me in 2012 , I didn’t get my refund until 2016 at no fault of my own! I’m sure that’s what my letter is going to say 👎🏻


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  28. TPerry

    Does anyone have any experience with an appeal? I claimed my college student and it says disallowed in my transcript. I sent in all of the info with their paperwork like 2 months ago but I can’t get anyone on the phone to check on it.


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  29. Joe

    Do rushcard deposit taxes refund one or two days early if so I have a date set for Sept 8 when would I receive my refund


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  30. 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

    @Babymama720: 424 is a request for an examination. Sounds like they may be wanting to verify income or your exemptions. If it changes to a 420, then you’ll need to have paperwork ready to send in to prove what you submitted on your return. Is there a 971 with a future date beside it?


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  31. Babymama720

    @Thistaxseasoniscrap: what was the code you had for audit ?


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  32. Babymama720

    @sheila_23 hello! So I still have no received my 2021 taxes.. I can’t get thru to anyone on the phone but I had some movement in my transcripts for the first time since may. I now have code 424 examination request – do you have any info or expertise in this?


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  33. 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

    Tomorrow Wednesday the 7th will be 20 weeks since my amended return was received STILL NOTHING .. as of date stuck on May 16th 2022 . No letters no nothing


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  34. 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

    @Me: Some people did not receive the correct amount of child tax credits on their original refunds and are amending to receive them.


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  35. laborday22

    @Me: like me i filled in feb so i missed the child tax credit for newborns born in 2021 that was available to claim after i had already filled… sure could use that money right now


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  36. laborday22

    i amended on 5/18 this week makes my 16th week. no update on the tracker, no letter, no one answering the phone, no update on transcripts . really depending on the check. anyone have any tips/help.


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  37. Me

    I need someone to explain to me why is everyone amending their taxes I am lost. If there is Money do to me I would like to get mine as well please someone explain


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  38. Valtnc

    @Aris: Hey, my amended return was direct deposited; just an FYI. I called they told me they were sending a check and it was deposited!


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  39. Over it

    I have been waiting since March 2022 for my amended tax transcript I have a irs advocate which took 4 weeks for a phone call 6 weeks ago she told me 2 weeks it’s been 2 weeks we are waiting to close on a house!


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  40. Janet J

    Is anyone else having trouble logging into transcripts tonight?


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  41. Sharon. O

    @aris: Yes it sounds like your amended return is still being worked on. I have the same situation but with the premium health care tax credit. My second bar also is on the second. I was told from a representative that it was from the credit and could no longer track the amended that way so I’ve been calling in to check on amended.


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  42. aris

    I did some digging and the 4-15 credit from my previous post was the plus up payment from the stimulus. Does that mean they still need to amend my return?


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  43. aris

    I amended my tax return 6-12, I got my paper check on 8-15. Looking at the transcript on
    4-15 I was given a credit for XXXX amount, this was the same credit amount that they put on code 846 for 8-12. I don’t even know where that amount came from, the number is not even listed on my amended return and I am pretty sure I saw that credit for 4-15 on the transcript prior to me even filing. is it possible they are still working on my amended return? As of date is 8-29 and the site is on second bar.


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  44. 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

    @Aris: Not necessarily. If it’s a current year’s filed amended, then it can be direct deposited if there is bank information on file.


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  45. Koala

    After i receive my 2020 amended return does anyone know when they release the 20 21


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  46. NiiaP

    @ADJ: Thanks for the heads up I just applied for help with them 🙂


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  47. Janet J

    @Aris: it came DDD on the 3rd and was sent back due to closed account.


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  48. Aris

    @Janet J: for all amended returns, they come via paper check


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  49. vanes

    When i check the status of my amended 2021 , i got a message saying take action, we apologize but your amended tax refund is taking longer then expected , then please call 800 you will need a copy of your amended tax . What does that mean , since Thursday cant get through to talk to someone


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  50. Koala

    Can anyone tell me if my 2021 refund is being held until my 2020 amended is completed and if so how long after i receive my 2020 will i get my 2021


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  51. Janet J

    If you have a Friday date by your 846 that does mean check will be mailed, correct?


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  52. aris

    @ADJ: you received your amended return or regular return? was it deposited or paper check?


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  53. ADJ
    • Tax Preparer:
      H&R Block
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-22
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      MO
    • Bank:
      Varo Bank
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-24
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Earned Income Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit

    @Sharon. O:
    I filed my amended return on 3/21/22, I had to get a TA that was pushed by a congressional person of my state. And it so hapthat this week was my 20th week.. also, I filed mine electronically and just received my money about a hour ago.

    Good luck….


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  54. Diana

    @Aris: you’ll get it about a week after the 846 date.


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  55. Sharon. O

    @ADJ: if you don’t mind me asking when did the IRS say they received your amended? I’m waiting on an amended and trying to guess a time frame


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  56. Aris

    For amended returns, since everyone knows it’s a check. Will the 846 date be when check arrives or sent out?


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  57. ADJ
    • Tax Preparer:
      H&R Block
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-22
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      MO
    • Bank:
      Varo Bank
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-24
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Earned Income Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit

    @Sheila_33:
    I finally received a 846 for 8/17/22 for my amended return. When do you think that it will be deposited.. I have VARO.


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  58. CherryeB
    • Tax Preparer:
      H&R Block
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-11
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Wells Fargo
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-12
    • Bars:
      MIA
    • WMR Date:
      Apr-7
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit

    So sorry if this has been discussed. Has anyone here filed a 3911 to trace missing stimulus money. IRS stated I received more than I actually received. If so, please tell me how long it took to get a response and if you received the missing payment.


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  59. KanV3

    @Sheila_33: Thank you so much for the information!!


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  60. 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

    @MelloDello53: I’m hoping things start moving. :)


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