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Where’s My Refund?

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key tax return and refund dates

When can you file your taxes?

You can submit your tax return before the IRS begins processing as early as the first week of the year with many tax preparation providers. You don’t need to wait until the IRS begins accepting tax returns but you must have the proper forms and paperwork. Some forms are not available until mid January. Tax returns filed before the IRS officially opens sit in a “queue” and are held until the IRS officially begins accepting tax returns.

Your tax return may be selected in a test batch. If you e-file early and it sits in queue, your return may be sent to the IRS early. This can result in early direct deposits depending on the payment provider you select. Our cycle chart will update with key dates including test batch dates.

When does the IRS accept tax returns?

The IRS usually opens around the third week of January each year. They announce the opening date early in January.

The IRS began accepting tax returns this year on January 29, 2024.

When is the IRS test batch?

If you file your tax return early, it may be sent to the IRS in a test batch before the IRS has officially opened for the year. It is usually a week before the date the IRS begins accepting tax returns. This has resulted in refunds in the past that can be posted by direct deposit as early as the day after tax season opens.

When will I get my tax refund?

Early filers whose returns are accepted in a test batch can anticipate a tax refund as early as the day after the IRS opens the January filing season if your return was in the test batch. The day that the IRS deposits refunds varies for regular returns but we notice trends based on the method you chose to file and select to direct deposit. You can use our tax refund calendar or refund cycle chart to help find out when you will get your tax refund.

Where is the IRS refund cycle chart?

The official tax refund cycle chart published by the IRS has been eliminated and replaced with IRS FAQ. Refund cycle charts are now published by independent websites and vary slightly.

A good reference to use is the When To Expect My Refund cycle chart that is published early each year by the College Investor.

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This is a user-to-user community of taxpayers. Share experiences and ask questions below in our Live Discussion. We have learned more about tax refunds than we ever wanted to know.

IRS Update Cycle

Use the IRS Update Cycle chart to find the days and times the WMR and transcript update.

Transcripts

This is what your IRS transcript can tell you about your tax refund.

Transaction Codes

Lookup the codes that you see on your tax return transcript and what they mean.

Daily vs. Weekly

Find out if you have a daily or weekly account with the IRS and what it means.

When are Updates?

The IRS has regular mass update cycles.

WHEN DOES WHERES MY REFUND (WMR) UPDATE?

Where’s My Refund can update any day of the week. But there are mass updates on Wednesday and Saturday when a lot of people see an update. Use our calendar to find out what day you can expect to see updates on Where’s My Refund.

WHEN DO transcripts update?

Transcripts can update any day of the week. But there are mass updates on Tuesday and Friday. Use our calendar to find out what day you can expect to see an update on your transcript.

talk to a human

It is often hard to reach someone at the IRS and you might want to talk to a person. It is hard to reach some tax preparation companies too. Use our guide to talk to a human at the IRS.

TAX TOPIC 152

Tax Topic 152 is the most common status when you check the status of your tax refund. It is nothing to worry about.

transcript codes

Transaction Codes (TC) sometimes called transcript codes consist of three digits and may appear on your IRS account transcript. Decipher the codes on your IRS transcripts.

reference codes

Most times the WMR will show Tax Topic 152. Other times you may see various error codes. These are called Reference Codes on the WMR.

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What Others Are Saying

  1. Bellee
    • Tax Preparer:
      TaxAct
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-27
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • Bank:
      Netspend
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-2
    • Cycle Code:
      05
    • Cycle:
      Weekly

    @Guera: oh wow, you are the sweetest. Thank you so much, you’re a sweetheart.

    And vertigo is so hard to deal with, I am sorry that you have to deal with that, and the way I found out about my tumor was because of vertigo, I hit my temple on the corner of my nightstand one morning while I was rushing to get my kids ready for school. We will get through this Guera! I’ll pray for you ☺️💕

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  2. Lovey2U

    @Lovey2U: @tigerlilli_1

    Thank you in advance.

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  3. strickland114
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • Bank:
      Chime
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-3
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20220605
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Feb-28
    • Processing Date:
      Feb-28
    • I Got My Refund!

    Good afternoon everyone my TT says refund payment completed but it has not updated on Sbtgp, what does that mean?

    I had 846 since Friday

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  4. Jenny04

    Tigerlili_1: can u see if SBBT has started any refunds for 2/23 yet and sent them to netspend or not yet girl??

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  5. Lovey2U

    Hello. Any info on 02/22 Navy Federal deposits for today

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  6. Guera
    • Tax Preparer:
      Jackson Hewitt
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-18
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • Bank:
      Blue 🐦(sent wrong account now check being mailed)
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-15
    • WMR Date:
      Mar-3
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      846 on 16th 12:16am DDD 2/22/2023
    • Cycle:
      Daily
    • As of:
      Feb-20
    • I Got My Refund!

    @Tigerlili_1: sweetie any info on 🐦 by any chance

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  7. Ashley Deckard

    @Tigerlili_1 Young lady do you think CK will update in the morning.. I give up today guess I’LL start back in the AM 2/23/23 TT

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  8. Quana

    Anyone know why the fast cash advance message shows and disappear on SBTPG??? It’s there for a split second and then gone😳

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  9. strickland114
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • Bank:
      Chime
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-3
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20220605
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Feb-28
    • Processing Date:
      Feb-28
    • I Got My Refund!

    @Andrea D: 2/23 I’ve had 846 since Friday

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  10. Andrea D

    @Andrea D: Anyone

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  11. radshackgirl77 (aka: Erika K)
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Feb-10
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • Bank:
      Chime
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-10
    • Transcript:
      No Access
    • I Got My Refund!

    Will there be transcript updates tonight?

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  12. Andrea D

    @strickland114: what your ddd

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  13. SugaPop

    Has anyone used Capital One for tax refunds before? I know paychecks can hit early. Mine hits in the afternoons, but have refunds hit early before? If not, on the DDD, what time would they post? Afternoons as well?

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  14. Bellee
    • Tax Preparer:
      TaxAct
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-27
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • Bank:
      Netspend
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-2
    • Cycle Code:
      05
    • Cycle:
      Weekly

    @Tigerlili_1: Thank you so much. I need the prayers. And it’s hard, my neurosurgeon said it’s been there for 16 years and I am 36 years old. So it is taking a toll on me. I also have Ménière’s Disease, so I’m not feeling like myself at all. I know I’ll be ok though! My surgery was delayed until April. So I’m holding on, I appreciate the sentiment, you’re sweet ☺️💕

    Also, I won’t count on Republic updating until tomorrow, will I?

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  15. Kymama84

    @Tigerlili_1:
    042102597 RN Citizens Commerce National Bank. 02/23 dd date as well . Paid up front tax act no fees no advance. Usually see paychecks 2 days early Do you see any movement by chance? Thanks 🙏🏻 again

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  16. strickland114
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • Bank:
      Chime
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-3
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20220605
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Feb-28
    • Processing Date:
      Feb-28
    • I Got My Refund!

    Good afternoon everyone my TT says refund payment completed but it has not updated on Sbtgp, what does that mean?

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  17. Dd

    Has republic bank started posting?

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  18. basketcasemomma

    @Guera: I will hurt them LOL. You have been nothing, but nice to me. I’ll never understand the hate some people give off.

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  19. Guera
    • Tax Preparer:
      Jackson Hewitt
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-18
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • Bank:
      Blue 🐦(sent wrong account now check being mailed)
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-15
    • WMR Date:
      Mar-3
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      846 on 16th 12:16am DDD 2/22/2023
    • Cycle:
      Daily
    • As of:
      Feb-20
    • I Got My Refund!

    @Ank not duplicate: siii ma…yup soo ignoance be gone. Lol. Its all good though have to live it daily i look like a white girl with blue eyes speak read n write Spanish soo I get the racist bs from all sides cause I speak Spanish more then i do English. So from whites get nasty looks when out and from the Hispanics think im some gringa trying be Hispanic butt I am American Mexican so are my kids my only grandchild that is from a white guy is 4years old only ine who doesn’t speak Spanish in the family but understand it!
    Its all good we better then that all of us here and I appreciate all of y’all regulars and are angels Shelia 33 n tiger

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  20. basketcasemomma

    Can I just say this: none of us may have a lot of money right now, BUT LET ME TELL YOU- IT IS FREEEEEE to be kind!!!! We are all adults here. Act like one. *drops the mic*

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  21. Tigerlili_1
    • Tax Preparer:
      Jackson Hewitt
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-25
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • Bank:
      PenFed
    • Bars:
      3rd Bar
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-25
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-16
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-22
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20240605
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Feb-26
    • Processing Date:
      Feb-26
    • Identity Theft
    • I Got My Refund!

    @Rust: I can see that they’ve recieved Treasury deposits, yes.
    They’ll settle later in the day.

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  22. Neely

    @A1: awesome! Thank you! Usually I have my transcripts to go by but my login is crap this year.

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  23. Bellee
    • Tax Preparer:
      TaxAct
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-27
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • Bank:
      Netspend
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-2
    • Cycle Code:
      05
    • Cycle:
      Weekly

    @Tigerlili_1: I read Guera‘s message and someone was being racist. I’m not sure who it was. This tumor is messing with my brain so I can’t really keep up with much, I’m sorry 😞

    Besides all of that, I hope you’re doing well!

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  24. Ank

    @Tigerlili_1: I agree 1000% glad I missed it. Ignore the ignorance.

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  25. Morris

    @basketcasemomma: yes..not much though

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  26. Tigerlili_1
    • Tax Preparer:
      Jackson Hewitt
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-25
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • Bank:
      PenFed
    • Bars:
      3rd Bar
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-25
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-16
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-22
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20240605
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Feb-26
    • Processing Date:
      Feb-26
    • Identity Theft
    • I Got My Refund!

    @Bellee: wait…who’s being racist, what did I miss?
    Cause…No!
    @Guera: ignore that mess, you are beautiful!

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  27. Rust

    @Tigerlili Anyway you can see if Axos has been processing for 2/22/23 deposits or is being sent anything? Got notification this morning it had been sent to them. Suppossed to be a nh bank. I do get my paychecks early.

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  28. basketcasemomma

    @Morris: did you get fees taken out?

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  29. Ashley Deckard

    @ Magen.. I Used TurboTax.. an CK.. I really think the holiday weekend messed with everyone’s money 💰..

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  30. A1

    @Neely – @ Morris updated that he got his on Chime today and their DDD is 2/23. Fingers crossed that chime gets hit today around 4:00-5:00pm. Chime usually deposits around that time or late at night around 11:00pm. I know Chime deposits SSA payments around 12-1:00. There is still a possibility that it could be here today.

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  31. Quana

    @Hb: enter your full refund amount. Or else the info won’t come up.

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  32. Hb

    Question? if I received a loan, when I login to santa barber what amount do I enter the total before loan are after it can’t find my account.

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  33. Jenny04

    @Tigerlili_1: do u know when I should have it or I can have it anytime tomrrow girl??

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  34. Tigerlili_1
    • Tax Preparer:
      Jackson Hewitt
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-25
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • Bank:
      PenFed
    • Bars:
      3rd Bar
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-25
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-16
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-22
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20240605
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Feb-26
    • Processing Date:
      Feb-26
    • Identity Theft
    • I Got My Refund!

    @IHATETAXTIME: You might squeak in this evening.
    We’ve been notified for 2/23s for late day..but not many, to be honest. This is out of character for them , so maybe they’re catching on.

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  35. Bellee
    • Tax Preparer:
      TaxAct
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-27
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • Bank:
      Netspend
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-2
    • Cycle Code:
      05
    • Cycle:
      Weekly

    @Guera: I’m sorry people are being racist toward you.

    Just ignore it, everyone is beautiful, no matter what ethnicity you are ☺️💕

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  36. Andrea D

    @Andrea D: Will I get my refund on 2/23 like transcript 846 says ?

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  37. Tigerlili_1
    • Tax Preparer:
      Jackson Hewitt
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-25
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • Bank:
      PenFed
    • Bars:
      3rd Bar
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-25
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-16
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-22
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20240605
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Feb-26
    • Processing Date:
      Feb-26
    • Identity Theft
    • I Got My Refund!

    @Goodpeople: Yes, they started about 2 hours ago maybe 3

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  38. Tigerlili_1
    • Tax Preparer:
      Jackson Hewitt
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-25
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • Bank:
      PenFed
    • Bars:
      3rd Bar
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-25
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-16
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-22
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20240605
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Feb-26
    • Processing Date:
      Feb-26
    • Identity Theft
    • I Got My Refund!

    @Neely: It will be tomorrow…Possibly today
    late evening, but I not count on that.

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  39. Goodpeople

    @Tigerlili_1: did SBTPG actually submit today yet? (For 2/22 deposit).

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  40. Morris

    @trillywya: fees was taken from refund. I use HR Bloc.Bank Chime

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