2021 IRS Cycle Code and What Posting Cycles Dates Mean

2021 IRS Cycle Code Chart

What are cycle codes and what do they mean? This article is an easy explanation to IRS cycle codes.

UPDATED January 2021

IRS cycle codeBy using the chart below, you can translate your IRS cycle code into the calendar date in which your account posted to the master file. Your IRS cycle code can be found on your “account” transcript displayed as an eight digit sequence of numbers- such as 20200405. 

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The first six numbers are the cycle week and the last two numbers correspond with the day of the week.

Example 20200405: 202004=(Cycle) 05=(Thursday) = Thursday, January 16, 2020

Cycle Code Ending in 01= Friday
Cycle Code Ending in 02= Monday
Cycle Code Ending in 03= Tuesday
Cycle Code Ending in 04= Wednesday
Cycle Code Ending in 05= Thursday

2021 IRS Cycle Date

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2020 IRS Cycle Date

CYCLE DATE wdt_ID CALENDAR DATE DATE
20200104 1 Wednesday, January 1, 2020 01/01/2020
20200105 2 Thursday, January 2, 2020 01/02/2020
20200201 3 Friday, January 3, 2020 01/03/2020
20200202 4 Monday, January 6, 2020 01/06/2020
20200203 5 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 01/07/2020
20200204 6 Wednesday, January 8, 2020 01/08/2020
20200205 7 Thursday, January 9, 2020 01/09/2020
20200301 8 Friday, January 10, 2020 01/10/2020
20200302 9 Monday, January 13, 2020 01/13/2020
20200303 10 Tuesday, January 14, 2020 01/14/2020

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