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    I have seen numerous people asking what their cycle date means, how to decipher it, and when they are getting their money. Instead of answering every single person that asks on every single thread, I decided to just create one..

    So, If you can view your transcripts, it will give you a cycle date which will tell you when your DDD is. I was able to review my transcripts this morning and have a cycle date of 20150402. Which I am assuming is the same for most people that can now view theirs. So, the cycle dates go as followed, 2015 is the year, obviously, 04 stands for the week of the year, meaning it doesn’t restart at the beginning of every month, so February 2-8 would be 05 then 06 and so on, even on the IRS calendar THIS week the 26th-30th is 04 (So we know it will be deposited this week) and the 02 is the day in the week it will be deposited, in this case Friday. SO we should have our money sent to SBBT or financial institution on Thursday Night/Friday Morning, then give or take a couple days for bank processing if you have fees, depending on your bank policy for deposits, etc. BUT THIS IS GOOD NEWS!! The cycle “Code” goes as follows (YEAR)(WEEK OF YEAR)(DAY OF WEEK) BUT where people get confused is the day of week. This is because it is based on the IRS CYCLE. So we know its being deposited the 4th week of 2015, the IRS CYCLE WEEK begins on THURSDAY (not Monday), you can look this up on-line, and ends on WEDNESDAY! So THURSDAY is 01, the cycle date WE HAVE is 02 which if Thursday is 01, then Friday is 02. This is how I know that our money will be transmitted on FRIDAY. I am 99% positive. WMR may or may not even update before then, however, I expect an update tonight for people who can view their transcripts. This is also in line with previous years. Last year many people got their DDD and the money was set to be deposited 2-3 days after they received their DDD. Also, for previous returns, look at your Cycle number and the day your money was sent and they will match up as well.


    Filed 1/9 with TT, Accepted 1/12

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    Thank you, your info has proven accurate for me :)


    I’m in Sandy’s exact situation with cycle code and date, but after decoding cycle date, they do not match. Cycle date is 4/30/15, but transaction date on transcript is 5/11/15. So when will my money be available to me?


    Please help me confirm my estimate of Direct Depost if
    my transcript shows Cycle 20151605 (next to that ) DATE 05-11-2015

    Many thanks and greatly appreciate your help in advance.


    H &R Block filed my federal return on feb 16th and it was accepted on the same day.  The bar is still showing processing.  My 2014 account transcript is blank with the exception of a march 9th date.  Any suggestions?


    My transaction codes are as follows cycle #20150505
    150 2-23-2015
    806 4-15-2015
    766 4-15-2015
    766 4-15-2015
    768 4-15-2015
    826 2-23-2015
    971 2-23-2015
    971 2-23-2015
    570 2-23-2015

    My dad filed the same day I did and already recieved his money, my Bars dissappeared on the WMR site. and only states its being processed. I called the IRS and the lady states that everything looks fine that its just being processed. My taxes have never taken this long to get back.


    Code 846 is refund and 2015 is year, 04 is the week of the year, and 02 the day. (01-01-2015)
    IMF Daily Processing

    IMF processing will be daily except on weekends. Some transactions post to IMF on a daily basis as opposed to during the weekly cycle. (01-01-2014)
    Cycle Definitions


    1.The word “Cycle” is used two different ways within Submission Processing.

    A.Cycle can be used as a “daily counter” , usually of non-holiday Monday through Friday days, from a start date through a stop date.

    B.Cycle can also be used to refer to a week, which is usually designated by a cycle number.


    Effective January 2012, the Campus Production Cycles changed to begin on a Thursday and end on a Wednesday.

    See last sentence….using your own provided google search, its plain as day….STARTING IN JAN 2012, CYCLE NEGINS ON THURSDAY, ENDS ON WEDNESDAY….THURSDAY IS 01- FRIDAY IS 02…..SO, EVERYONE NEEDS TO USE THIS AS TRANSLATION OF THEIR CYCLE CODES


    Code 846 is refund and 2015 is year, 04 is the week of the year, and 02 the day. (01-01-2015)
    IMF Daily Processing

    IMF processing will be daily except on weekends. Some transactions post to IMF on a daily basis as opposed to during the weekly cycle.

    IMF Cycle Date is a daily cycle designated by an eight digit number indicating the year, the two digit cycle number and the two digit number indicating the day of the week (YYYYWWDD). The following values for DD are defined:

    01 = Friday

    02 = Monday

    03 = Tuesday

    04 = Wednesday

    05 = Thursday

    GOOGLE “ (01-01-2015)” AND READ FOR YOURSELF. 02 IS MONDAY IN 2015!!!

    MCRT88 is the correct one here people….THURSDAY is the 1st day of the cycle week…Its been so with every return Ive seen thus far….whether it was like this last year. IDK, all we care about is this year….If you were right then my DDD along with code is wrong and the 25 others are wrong too…And since these people already got their refund, I go with Thursday as 1st day….mine is 20150505 and my DDD is 2/11/15….on youre cycle code, my DDD would be Thursday….obv don’t count weekend days when computing


    and the date wth code 846 always is a few weeks later than the actual date….my transcript said 2/23/15, nut my DDD is 2/11/15….They have been sending the money 1-2 days bf this DDD date, then the bank posts on the DDD date. usually overnight bf…so my DDD is 2/11/15, they should send 2/9/15 or 2/10/15, posting after midnight on 2/11/15, so when I wake up Wednesday itll be there…I hope sooner but doubtful


    “I know this is not the right thread for my question if someone knows a better thread where I can post this question please let me know : I did my taxes via Turbo Tax I have a DDD of 01/30/2015 and I was under the impression that because I picked the free version (I did not have the option to have fees taken out of the return because hence free there were no fees) that my taxes would go right from the IRS to my bank account now I am being told that that is incorrect no matter what your money goes to the bank of Santa Barbara first because even though the product is free it was 29.99 previous to this tax season so they have to deduct the 00.00 from someplace (this makes no sense) this is what turbo tax themselves (via online chat) told me last night. I was just curious have no worries the money is coming but using a new personal bank this year and every bank is different so it would be nice to know what is going on because if there is a 24-hour hold like last year between Santa Barbara and my bank I do not know if I would get the deposit Saturday or Monday”

    naybe only bc its turbo tax but they have to allow you the option and you agree, they cant say its free then just add a charge….its deceptive….I did mine thru taxact , free, mine goes rt to my bank


    Thursday is the 1st day of the IRS week….The IRS year for refunds started Jan 8…….so a 20150505 mean Wednesday Feb 11, 2015 The cycle code is in this order:

    Year= 1st two #s
    Week= 2nd two #s
    Day= 3rd two #s

    Remember start counting weeks starting at Thursday Jan 8, 2015……


    my # is 20150505 ?? when should i be getting a refund


    From what I understood 2015 is the year 05 is the week of the year and 05 is the 5th processing day. For the IRS processing days are as follows. Friday 01, Monday 02, Tuesday 03, Wednesday 04 and Thursday is 05


    Hi I just got my cycle date from my transcript. Can anyone help with this? 20150505 refund date2/23/15 it has the 846 code refund issued, but the wmr is still at one bar?

    Joy sharp

    I have two people who filed and were accepted 1/26 and 1/28 the one on 1/28 site does not show filing on the transcript link and the both have one bar! Another one accepted on 1/31 and DDD of 2/9/15. Please help with this


    Ok so what does it mean if I can see my return transcript but not my account transcript?


    Ok so apparently the 570 code with the 896 code is in reference to the health care penalty. the 570 means the refund is on hold but not really…??? I work with a guy that got the penalty but has already received his refund. Has anyone else gotten these codes and gotten their refund or a dd yet? Every one says the irs is telling them different things


    Jukes a 570 code is a freeze for further review. Google tax topic 570. Sorry!



    I have the same codes and from what I’ve been able to find out so far it looks like we will either be processed or get our refunds on 2-16-2015


    Can someone please, please, please help me. Filed on 1/17 through jh. accepted 1/20 on wmr. no movement since then. just learned about the transcripts so I looked mine up. It was available. The cycle date is 20150402 which according to this site means ddd of 1/30. but I have nothing. no movement on wmr other codes are 150. 806, 766, 768, 896, and 570. I know some of these are ins fine, eic etc but when can I expect my refund. I am desperate


    I have cycle code 20150402. WMR has no bars and only displays “your return is still being processed”. Filed 1-08 and accepted 1-12. I had to pay the healthcare penalty but no other issues on the transcripts. So, I’m guessing they don’t know where to send the offset and they are holding everything else. Ugh. Anybody have any other information?


    Filed 1/20/2015. Return was accepted 1/21/2015. Finally have my transcript available this morning 02/03/2015. Cycle =20150502. WMR not updated as of 7:00am on 02/03/2015, still at first level.


    I filed on 1/27/2015 i have one bar on WMR I have checked for my transcripts and am only allowed to see the bottom 2 for 2015. The transcripts say 0.00 and no dates or refund amount. When does the transcript site update as well as the WMR site. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!


    I just went to pull up my transcript and it says “No Return Filed” …I filed on the 19th, received notification that it was accepted on the 20th. I’m getting a bit concerned now. I used the same software for my mother in laws return a couple days after mine and she has already gotten her refund. Should I be worried that it isn’t acknowledging my return in the transcript? It shows it as accepted on WMR.


    I have a code 150 and a few others like eic code I have a cycle number of 20150405 and it says 2-16-2015 but I don’t have a 846 code….. Does this mean I’ll be waiting a while?


    Cycle dates! For those with the cycle dates below. These are supposedly the dates they will be deposited.
    20150402 – Jan 30th 2015
    20150403 – Feb 2nd 2015


    Yeah, don’t pay attention to the 2/16. It’s virtually useless and is NOT when you’ll receive your deposit. If you have an -0405 cycle days, you’ll receive your refund between now and Wednesday.


    So 20150405 means what? Transcript says refund issued 2-16-2015 but that is different from the code? Sorry. Am confused.


    I just pulled my transcript. the first like is 150 cycle code 20150405 amount 0.00 but the last line says 846 Refund Issued 02-16-15 then it shows the amount that we are suppse to get. do i pay any attention to that first line that says 0.00 because after that it has 3 other lines with codes then the date of 04-15-2015 with amounts used on our taxes. But that last line says 846 Refund Issued and the 02-16-15 with the amount we were told we were getting. I worry because i have student loans but they are in deferment right now until 10-15-15 . so someone said as long as they are in deferment i should be ok. anyone know?


    Filed with H&R Block accepted 1/21 approved 1/30l cycle code 20150404 ddd 2/03. Somebody’s working at the IRS!


    Got my approval moved up on wmr today, and ddd of February 3rd!!! Thank you everyone!!


    I wonder how many of us are going to have to wait the full 21 days… Because worst case … Is they’d have to be done and have it posted by the 11th…….. Omg I’m going crazy waiting could only order my account transcript return transcript up yet. Going crazy over here….

    Fugetha-bout-it already over here -__-


    I am in cycle 05 and woke up this morning to my account transcript. I have code 846 and it has a date of February 16th. I am happy to see some type of movement, especially since I was accepted on January 16th. I guess the 05 theory really works.


    I have a cycle code of 201500402 with codes 570 and 896, when will I get my refund?


    I was finally able to view my transcripts today and my cycle code is 20150405, what does that mean? Does it mean I won’t get my DD until next week on Thursday? :(


    Filed on 1/19, accepted 1/ change. no transcript still. says Feb 16, 2015 with no return filed…what does 1/16/15 mean?


    How do u find transcript


    @s traak: same here. Funds going to SBBT first to have TT fees deducted. I am Expecting them to get it 2/3 and my bank 2/4.


    The only one for 2014 that I have is wages and it says no records found. Is that bad?

    All others say n/a so I guess im SOL :/


    @Question: request a copy of your transcript. On the ‘account transcript-2014’ look below ‘transactions’ for the cycle # I.e. 20150404, etc.


    I may seem stupid for this. But where can I see my transcripts and where on them can the code be found ?


    When do transcripts get updated???

    s traak

    I just got to view my transcripts! As of lunch time they weren’t even available. File date 1/26 Accepted 1/26. No movement on WMR but cycle date on transcript says 20150404. What does that mean? Does that mean on Monday??


    Cycle dates from previous years can only lend some insight, but not much. Cycle codes without an 846 code don’t mean much as far as deposit dates either.

    I hate to burst bubbles, or rain on parades, but without that 846 code, an approval to release funds….


    Filed: Sunday 1/25/2015 with Turbo Tax | Accepted 1/25/2015 |48 hours later go to WMR, one bar, 21 days for return, code 152 | N/A on transcripts | 3:45 am 1/29/2015 WMR Updated to two bars(Approved) with DDD 2/2/2015, which is Monday. I used my Netspend Card for deposit and have been told they deposit early. If my date is Monday does that mean they will deposit on this Friday 1/30/2015? There is nothing showing at SBBT and I have fees to be taken out. (Could they update overnight making this all be true?) or am I just blindly hoping it could happen?


    I am confused. I have a cycle of 20150402 with one bar and no DDD. Transcripts are good obviously but no code. What should I make of this?


    Im sorry but im not really understanding everything about transcripts and cycle dates but mine is 20150404 can some help me and i had direct deposit as well, thanks in advance

    Melissa L

    @Roger Thanks for the quick response last year I didn’t get my deposit until April was stuck in the system somewhere I was afraid the same would happen this year guess I have to play the waiting game again.


    So if below is true then 2015 equals 04 equals the week of 1/23-1/29 and 04 equals Wednesday the 28th is your posted date add 4 business days meaning Mon thru Friday would give you a direct deposit date of 2/2 or 2/3


    @Melissa L: Without a 2015 cycle date, we can’t figure anything out. All we can say here is that your return hasn’t been processed yet.

    Melissa L

    I have been trying to see if anyone has any similar dates like mine but haven’t came across any. Can someone help me I have been sitting at my computer for hours trying to figure this out. Filed 1-14-2015 accepted 1-16-15 one bar no 2015 transcript available past dates are 20140601 20131005 20120405 thank you in advance.


    I don’t see a Refund Code… where should I be looking? Thank You!


    @cpracing2008 thanks!


    @ ann I was accepted on the 22nd and i dont have a viewable transcript yet either. from what i’ve gathered we still have nothing to worry bout as of yet.


    Anyone accepted on the 23rd??? How often to they update transcripts??

    Solomon Grundy


    20150404 means?


    The components of CADE 2, Transition State 1, was deployed in January, 2012. Changes included daily processing for certain individual taxpayers, Center production cycle, posting cycles, accelerated refunds and notices, and accelerated IDRS posting. Daily Processing, IMF (Individual Master File) processing with the cycle definition outlined below, but processing daily (daily transactions to daily accounts) with weekly processing occurring on Thursday.

    Center Cycle Wednesday

    Master File Processing- Thursday

    Notice Review – Saturday -Monday (8+ days)

    Unpostables – Available Tuesday; Closing Tuesday

    Direct deposit refunds are issued in 4 business days from posting

    Paper check refunds are issued in 6 business days from posting


    @JmeP you are right
    IMF cycle posting dates will reflect a format of YYYYCCDD. YYYY will indicate the year. CC will indicate the posting cycle. For IMF transactions, the following values for DD are defined:

    01 = Friday

    02 = Monday

    03 = Tuesday

    04 = Wednesday

    05 = Thursday


    BMF cycle posting dates on BMFOL will continue to reflect YYYYCC. YYYY will indicate the year. CC will indicate the posting cycle. BMF cycle posting dates in TXMOD will reflect a format of YYYYCCDD. The DD value will be 08.


    @kells: Most likely your DDD will be Tuesday (2/3). I have a strong feeling your WMR will update tomorrow with the 2/3 date.


    OK. .. you get the same result, using your methods but is slightly flawed. .. as in the cycle week starts on Friday

    01 Friday
    02 Monday
    03 Tuesday
    04 Wednesday
    05 Thursday

    Thursday being the end of the cycle week when all weekly cycles are processed.

    The cycle code date is the date you were processed. It take up to 4 business days for banks to receive the funds, hence the direct deposit date of Friday, the 30th. This is straight out of the manual. Your cycle date is the date they PROCESSED your return and if approved will be in your account within 4 business days. That’s how net spenders get funds a few days early because they don’t need 4 days to post! Hope this clarifys things to a more accurate definition.



    thanks @rtbartonie I was getting worried lol


    @kells last year my DDD said 846 issued on 3/15/2014 but actually got it 2/28/14 so you’ll have it next week.


    @kells code 846 is refund issued so it’s a good sign you should get it way before then!!!


    my cycle date on return transcript is 20150404 but on my account transcript it says 846 refund issued 02-16-2015 what does this mean? please help


    @ Addy, no Tuesday of next week.

    I am 20150402. My ddd is tomorrow.

    You’re two days past mine, and if we were to skip deposits on weekends (dunno if we should, but let’s err on the safe side), you’re ddd should be 02/03 at the latest.


    @Roger thanks so much for a quick response.


    @Roger no I was reading other threads thinking that there was some sort of correlation as pertaining to this years tax return but I guess I’ll just have to wait till I get mine in the mail to see. My return transcript isn’t ready for view however my account transcript was so not sure if that was a good sign or not.


    @rtbartonie: I’m not sure you can use a prior year’s cycle date to ascertain anything about the current year. I know people have suggested as such, but there’s not enough data to draw an useful conclusion just yet. And there may not be any correlation at all.

    I believe that is what you are asking, though I may be misunderstanding your question…?


    Ok so if my cycle dates are 901 702 601 for past returns… Which day do they have to submit those by? Will we be in next weeks friday DD? Everyone else is an 04 or 05 but then again I had to have my transcripts mailed so I can’t see my cycle date for this year.


    @addy usually the DDD will actually be sooner than you actual deposit date. Last year mine said DDD of 3/15/2014?but I actually got my DD on 2/28


    @addy: No, your DDD will most likely appear on WMR tomorrow morning and your DDD will almost undoubtedly be Tuesday, 2/3.

    Cycle date 20150404 refers to the approval date of Wednesday, 1/28. Your DDD is generally cycle date + 4 business days.

    I’m not sure what 2/16 is meant to signify. Mine also says 2/16 but my DDD is 1/30 (tomorrow).


    OK, filed 1/26 accepted 1/26. Checked transcript this am, it shows 20150404; code 846 and amount due, than a refund date of 2/16….. is this date accurate??


    hey i filed on the 22nd and the only transcript i can see is my wage and earning transcript which shows nothining when click on it. it says n/a for my return transcript and account transcript. i was accepte on the 22nd as well do i have anything to worry about kinda nervous with ppl after me having their transcripts or maybe im looking up wrong thing plz help thank you


    @MCRT88 – thank you soo much for your insight. Filed 1/25 accepted 1/25 ;1/27 tax transcript seen with code 20150403 1/28 no movement on the wmr. Today refund accepted 1/29 with Ddd 2/2/2015. No 846 code though.


    ok for the last 2 years my cycle codes have been 20150703…. I filed and was accepted on 01/25. I have one bar on the WMR. My acct transcript as of right now says 0.00 can you please give me any insight as to when I should start looking for a date??

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