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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. Roro93

    Hello everyone & happy holidays. Ok so I had a amended refund check mailed out to me 10/28 to a old address & I called the irs to let them know I moved & they said they haven’t got the check back nor does it show if it was cashed so she put a trace on it & said it can take 6 weeks..is the 6 weeks fto get the check reissued or to just see if there gonna get the check back & does it really take that long to get a new check if they cancel it & reissue it?


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  2. Sharon. O

    Well after waiting 14 months for my 2020 amended return I received an 846 for 12/9. I had called nonstop and was told no one could help me.. Finally this past Monday I spoke with an agent who agreed to put in a referral for me after being told no by countless others. Transcripts updated today with refund date. It’s amazing what getting the right person can can do


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  3. 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

    @Feslee: If H&R Block is telling you it was deposited into one of their accounts under your SSN, then you should be able to work with H&R to get it routed to the correct account. My guess is you somehow signed up for an account when you were doing your taxes? Have you gone back to your tax software to see if there are any links that take you to another H&R account? I don’t use them, so I can’t speak to the in’s and out’s of their software/online program. Since they’re saying it’s under your SSN, it’s not going to be going to another person.


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  4. Mary

    @FESLEE Just a thought are you for sure that account with HRblock is still active? If it isnt it will be sent back and reissued as a check.


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  5. Feslee

    My name is James Dean. I filed my taxes April 18 2022. My refund was sent out nov.17 2022.via a routing number. I filed a paper return. So irs wheres my refund says it has been routed to my bank. I don’t have a bank account . They say the problem is my bank account routing info. Did you hear me I don’t have a bank account. So where did it go h&r block gave me the routing number it has been deposited into metabank HrB emerald account. Under my SSN . I have a new emerald card still no money. My question is how do I get my refund out of their account? Unbelievable. My money is probably gone.into someone else’s account. Why wouldn’t the IRS just mail it to me? I’ve never had a bank account they always provide me a check. This is a bad situation cause I am powerless. No one will talk to me cause its been wired to another account


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  6. 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

    Good afternoon. I hope everyone has been doing well. Just dropping by during some deadtime during the school day to see what’s been going on. It looks like the same theme for many….filed..accepted…letters saying to wait followed by more letters. :<( Hopefully, everyone starts to see a resolution/refund still needing one. As we approach January 2023 and the 2022 tax season, there haven't been a ton of things going on tax-wise that anything will be delayed (at least that's what a lot of the articles are saying). One note from the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 that I came across was the deduction you MIGHT get for buying an electric vehicle; however, there's a catch: its final assembly had to be done in the USA, and there's a list that has been issued (link can be found on IRS website), and it states which EVs will qualify. The IRS news release went on to say that some listed might not qualify in the end because they weren't fully assembled here. You'd think there'd be a list..and that's it. Nope. Apparently even the list might not be 100% accurate. I'm hoping this is just a minor issue and not the (insert your metaphor of something mostly hidden yet looming as a major problem) begenning of larger problems.


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  7. Liljay

    Received a date of 12/2 for my refund after patently waiting but gas tax topic 203 and we have no offset


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  8. Comenterri

    Went out on disability in March of 2021 and never went back to work. First time filing where I received all taxes paid as a refund. Filed and accepted electronically 4/9/2022. Received a couple letters saying more time but do not get them anymore. Not sure what to expect from here.


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  9. 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

    As of date was stuck at 5/16/22 since May for AMENDED RETURN… finally today updated to 11/21/22 … whatever that means still no DDD


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  10. Domo

    @Niki: oh NVM I see where you said direct deposit


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  11. Domo

    @Niki: hi that’s my date too after all year but if I amended my return and don’t see a check in inform delivery ugh was hoping to have it before the holiday Cause the mail not going to run for two days. Did you amend your return as well?


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  12. Waiting forever

    @boogercatcher: yep! My son is literally in college, no job, and I pay all of his expenses. Sent in all of his school info too to show he was full time. Giving me the run around.


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