IRS e-file Refund Cycle Charts for the 2021 tax season
The refund cycle chart is no longer published by the IRS. To find out when you will get your tax refund, you can follow the general calendar below based on your filing date and how long it typically takes the IRS to accept and process tax returns. This is a chart to estimate when the direct deposit of your tax refund will post based on prior year data. Checking the status of IRS Where’s My Refund tool produces canned responses, but if you watch the trends, you may be able to figure out your refund date. Watch for updates on igotmyrefund.com or find out when the first day is to file your tax return on our home page and when the IRS will be accepting tax returns in 2021.
Note: Some tax returns are subject to the Path Act. In these cases, even if you file your tax return early, your refund will be held until February 15th. What is the PATH Act and what does it say? Read more about the 2015 law that now affects all returns with the Earned Income Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit here.
Refund Cycle Charts:
Looking for how it went down in the past? Check out the Prior Year IRS e-file Refund Cycle Charts
|wdt_ID||Date Accepted||Direct Deposit Sent|
|1||Jan 24 - Jan 30, 2021||02/12/2021|
|2||Jan 31 - Feb 6, 2021||02/19/2021|
|3||Feb 7 - Feb 13, 2021||02/26/2021|
|4||Feb 14 - Feb 20, 2021||03/05/2021|
|5||Feb 21 - Feb 27, 2021||03/12/2021|
|6||Feb 28 - Mar 6, 2021||03/19/2021|
|7||Mar 7 - Mar 13, 2021||03/26/2021|
|8||Mar 14 - Mar 20, 2021||04/02/2021|
|9||Mar 21 - Mar 27, 2021||04/09/2021|
|10||Mar 28 - Apr 3, 2021||04/16/2021|