2019 IRS Cycle Code and What Posting Cycles Dates Mean

2019 IRS Cycle Code Chart

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 20190405. 

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 20190405: 201904=(Cycle) 05=(Thursday) = Thursday, January 24, 2019

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

2019 IRS Posting Cycles

IRS 2018 Cycle Code

2019 Cycle Dates

wdt_ID CYCLE DATE CALENDAR DATE
1 20190103 Tuesday, January 1, 2019
2 20190104 Wednesday, January 2, 2019
3 20190105 Thursday, January 3, 2019
4 20190201 Friday, January 4, 2019
5 20190202 Monday, January 7, 2019
6 20190203 Tuesday, January 8, 2019
7 20190204 Wednesday, January 9, 2019
8 20190205 Thursday, January 10, 2019
9 20190301 Friday, January 11, 2019
10 20190302 Monday, January 14, 2019

Other Transcript Topics

Transaction Codes and Error Codes

Transaction Code 570

Transaction Code 971

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  1. Fruity30

    @Roxy: same code an nothing on a 45 day review til 4/25 wmr never updated since I filed 1/30 accept 1/31 never had bars still say we have received ur return it is begin processed

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  2. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      Florida
    • Filing Date:
      Feb-11
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-11
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Chase
    • WMR Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-23
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-27
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-27
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Schedule C, 1099
    • Weekly

    If you are talking about the number shown below the word CYCLE, that is a code indicating when your return posted to the IMF. It’s not actually a “date” even though it looks like it might be. It is shown on the same line as code 150 Tax Return Filed. Or are you talking about the date under the word “DATE” on the same line?

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  3. myrefundis2behind

    Hello, beside “cycle” there is “date” and mine says 4-15-2019, what does that mean?

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  4. Roxy

    @Need2KnowNow: 05 means Thursday…..06 means the week after you filed……..so look for March 14, 2018

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  5. waiting 2

    @McStoots: you do realize this website doesn’t belong to the IRS so your message won’t be seen by them?

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  6. EveryoneHasAnxietyAboutTaxes

    My cycle code is 20190705 – February 14th. I do have EIC so I don’t know how much that slows it down but it’s definitelt not here yet. I’m actuallr surprised that my code even shows February 14th because I figured it would be closer to the 28th.

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  7. AngieInMichigan
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      Michigan
    • Filing Date:
      Feb-11
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-11
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      chemical bank
    • WMR Bars:
      What Bars?
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit
    • Weekly

    @alucard: I have the same cycle date. Did you update last night?

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  8. McStoots

    we filed our taxes january 28,2019 efiled . we have earned income credit coming, a person thru IRS has told me 3 different stories about our taxes. supposed got them on feb 11, feb15. last story be feb 18 which is the 21 day from when we filed. fed up with the dam lies. in a hurry to tax the heck out of a man whom works his but off to support us but IRS taking their sweet time giving us our $9,101. our gas probably be getting shut off soon. its our heat and hot water. plus our truck is in need of bad repairs which it barely runs. please stop lying and refund us. Feb 19 I will be on phone calling you if We dont have our refund as was told yesterday we would get them by feb 18th.

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  9. alucard

    I have 20190705 which cycle date as February 14th with no dependants no credit no nothing. I am filing married seperately but as of today still processing. any idea when should i expect it or will it be pushed to next cycle?

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  10. AnaCristine

    I’m 20190505
    But underneath it says my received date is April 15, 2019, what does that mean? Why is it a future date (that’s so far away)?

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    3
  11. Lakenlondynsmommie
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      Illliinois
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-28
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-28
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Alliant Credit Union
    • WMR Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, 1099, W2

    @Jeremiah: do you have EIC or ACTC. The as of date is exactly 21 days from when you filed. Meaning that the IRS has to action by that day or they will push out again. If you have the above credits then regardless you are to wait until 2/15. I would check on 2/15 ( your transcripts) if you have the credits

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  12. Jeremiah

    I have 20190505 and January 31st has been here and gone according to the code chart above.
    cycle is 20190505 and date is 2/18/2019. What does all of this mean?

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