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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 β€œqueue” 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. 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!

    @Jenny04: Absolutely

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  2. If only...
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-31
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • Bank:
      Netspend- Bancorp
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-31
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-16
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-22
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      05
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • I Got My Refund!

    Has anyone seen any transcripts update today?

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  3. Happy Dance

    Filed with H&R Block with fees taken from refund. DDD of 2/23. Funds just posted to Chime.

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  4. Jenny04

    @Tigerlili_1: thanks girl! Please let me know when u see them start on refunds for 2/23 for netspenders please.. let me know

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  5. If only...
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-31
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • Bank:
      Netspend- Bancorp
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-31
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-16
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-22
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      05
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • I Got My Refund!

    @Bellee: Heyy!!!πŸ˜»πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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  6. 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!

    @Bellee: Thank you, my TT shows payment completed, fees taken out of refund DDD2/23 sbtgp has not updated tho, what does that mean? I’ve had 846 since 2/18

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  7. Qween

    Having this 570 code on my transcripts, has my stress on 1000000.

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  8. Andrea D

    @strickland114: mine says pending payment

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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!

    @Stillwaitinginfairburnga: I went to order details tab and found it there

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  10. 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

    @strickland114: what was your question.

    Apologies 😞

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  11. Stillwaitinginfairburnga

    @strickland114: how can I check turbo tax for that information

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  12. 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!

    @strickland114:can someone answer my question please

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  13. Chasingcarson_
    • Tax Preparer:
      Jackson Hewitt
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-16
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • Bank:
      Chime
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-23
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • I Got My Refund!

    @Made in Dade: WHOOT WHOOT πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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  14. Kymama84

    @Tigerlili_1: thank you

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  15. Chasingcarson_
    • Tax Preparer:
      Jackson Hewitt
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-16
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • Bank:
      Chime
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-23
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • I Got My Refund!

    @Kay1130: who was your tax preparer?

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  16. basketcasemomma

    @Made in Dade: did it show you were funded on SBBT before your DDD?

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  17. 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!

    @Kymama84: Should be anytime

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  18. basketcasemomma

    @Kay1130: Did your SBBT show funded before your DDD?

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  19. Lovey2U

    @Tigerlili_1: thank you

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  20. Made in Dade

    2/23 DD fees taken out by pathward Eps. Chime just dropped my money πŸ€‘ πŸ’°
    Good luck to everyone πŸ™

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  21. Lovey2U

    Hello. @tigerlilli_1 will there be any deposit for Navy Federal today with 2/22 dd? Thank you

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  22. 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 for today Thanks πŸ™πŸ» β™₯️again

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  23. 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!

    @Lovey2U: They acknowledged last week. I’ll run a report for receipts and settles when I go back up.

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  24. Ashley Deckard

    Ik next year to just put it in my Chime account.. what that commercial say .. It’s my money and I need it Now.. πŸ˜‚ like for real Doe

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  25. 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!

    @Tigerlili_1: fees paid from return, my apologies for not stating that

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  26. Itsthattimeagaincyn

    @SugaPop: hey I bank wit cap one. They hold the refund until the federal deposit date smh.

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  27. 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!

    @Jenny04: Not yet, that I see. Ill check again after lunch.

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  28. basketcasemomma

    @Kay1130: did you pay in advance or with refund?

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  29. 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

    @Kay1130: congrats!! β™₯️

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  30. 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!

    @strickland114: If you didn’t have a loan or pay fΓ·s from your return, SBTPG has nothing to do with your refund. It would go from IRS to your bank.

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  31. CaseyR15

    @A1: I use JH and it comes from Republic to my Chime

    Last 2 years it came at 430p and 4p central. So, fingers crossed.

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  32. Quana

    @Kay1130: congrats!!! Did you pay fees up front or with refund

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  33. Andrea not logged in

    Anyone else still have no update to transcript still N/A if so when did you file

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  34. Mommytotwinsplus2

    @Quana: I see it too!!

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  35. Kay1130

    Chime just hit with Ddd 2/23

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  36. 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!

    @Guera: EPS system crashed

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  37. CaseyR15

    @Ashley Deckard: Chime deposits from Republic after 4p usually

    So no reason to give up today

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  38. 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!

    Anyone else having issues checking things on eps..ufff

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