2020 IRS Cycle Code and What Posting Cycles Dates Mean

2020 IRS Cycle Code Chart

UPDATED January 2020

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. 

To view your online transcripts go to IRS.gov Get Transcript

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

2020 IRS Cycle 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

IRS 2018 Cycle Code


Other Transcript Topics

Transaction Codes and Error Codes

Transaction Code 570

Transaction Code 971

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What Others Are Saying:

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  1. Weeziemomof2

    @Cast4: it’s not missing, it’s there and states it’s Thursday, February 20, 2020

  2. hopefulc

    Filed my taxes 2/13/20 and accepted on the same date. WMR started saying my refund is still being processed a refund date will be given when available. Received a letter 21 days later stated I needed to verify my identity did that the same day. Updated a week later said my refund is being processed so no more updates since 3/13/2020. The letter did say it could take up to ( weeks.

  3. Tisha

    I filed my taxes on 02-03-20. I haven’t received a direct deposit date yet. WMR say
    Your tax return is still being processed. A refund date will be provided when available.

    Please read the following information related to your tax situation:
    Tax Topic 152, Refund Information. Last year I filed my taxes on 03-06-19 and received my refund on 03-13-19 but my account shows posted on 03-14-19. So when do you think I’ll receive a update or refund?

  4. Catherine

    I filed feb 12 only have recieved bar got a letter for me to do the irs online quiz i did it passed an got an identification code it then said check my status two days later and nothing no bars im new to all this so im clueless to the paths stuff and cycle dates i done know what any of this mean ls help

  5. Clara

    @Sarah1: I have the same thing. My transcript has a date of 2/27 but I don’t know what that date if for cycle 20200505

  6. Sarah1

    @Tax Prep: so if it is saying my number is 20200505 when should i receive mine? With the EITC and CTC

  7. Tax Prep

    your dates are off by a week. for example, cycle date 20200505 is actually January 30, 2020, not January 23, 2020.

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