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2022 IRS Cycle Code and What Posting Cycles Dates Mean

What is an IRS cycle code and what do they mean?

A cycle code is an 8 digit number that can be found on an IRS Account Transcript. The cycle code indicates when your tax return posted to the IRS Master File.

UPDATED DECEMBER 2021 for calendar year 2022

Go to IRS Cycle Codes Explained for the easiest detailed explanation to help you determine what your cycle code can tell you about your tax return and tax refund update cycle.

By using the chart below, you can translate your IRS cycle code into a calendar date that tells you when your tax return posted to the IRS master file. The IRS cycle code can be found on your “account” transcript displayed as an eight digit sequence of numbers such as 20220405

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 20220405: 202204=(Cycle) 05=(Thursday) = Thursday, January 27, 2022

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

2022 IRS Cycle Date Codes

wdt_ID CYCLE CODE CALENDAR DATE DATE
2 20220102 Monday, January 3, 2022 01/03/2022
3 20220102 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 01/04/2022
4 20220104 Wednesday, January 5, 2022 01/05/2022
5 20220105 Thursday, January 6, 2022 01/06/2022
6 20220201 Friday, January 7, 2022 01/07/2022
7 20220202 Monday, January 10, 2022 01/10/2022
8 20220202 Tuesday, January 11, 2022 01/11/2022
9 20220204 Wednesday, January 12, 2022 01/12/2022
10 20220205 Thursday, January 13, 2022 01/13/2022
11 20220301 Friday, January 14, 2022 01/14/2022
12 20220302 Monday, January 17, 2022 01/17/2022
13 20220302 Tuesday, January 18, 2022 01/18/2022
14 20220304 Wednesday, January 19, 2022 01/19/2022
15 20220305 Thursday, January 20, 2022 01/20/2022
16 20220401 Friday, January 21, 2022 01/21/2022
17 20220402 Monday, January 24, 2022 01/24/2022
18 20220402 Tuesday, January 25, 2022 01/25/2022
19 20220404 Wednesday, January 26, 2022 01/26/2022
20 20220405 Thursday, January 27, 2022 01/27/2022
21 20220501 Friday, January 28, 2022 01/28/2022
22 20220502 Monday, January 31, 2022 01/31/2022
23 20220503 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 02/01/2022
24 20220504 Wednesday, February 2, 2022 02/02/2022
25 20220505 Thursday, February 3, 2022 02/03/2022
26 20220601 Friday, February 4, 2022 02/04/2022
27 20220602 Monday, February 7, 2022 02/07/2022
28 20220603 Tuesday, February 8, 2022 02/08/2022
29 20220604 Wednesday, February 9, 2022 02/09/2022
30 20220605 Thursday, February 10, 2022 02/10/2022
31 20220701 Friday, February 11, 2022 02/11/2022
32 20220702 Monday, February 14, 2022 02/14/2022
33 20220703 Tuesday, February 15, 2022 02/15/2022
34 20220704 Wednesday, February 16, 2022 02/16/2022
35 20220705 Thursday, February 17, 2022 02/17/2022
36 20220801 Friday, February 18, 2022 02/18/2022
37 20220802 Monday, February 21, 2022 02/21/2022
38 20220803 Tuesday, February 22, 2022 02/22/2022
39 20220804 Wednesday, February 23, 2022 02/23/2022
40 20220805 Thursday, February 24, 2022 02/24/2022
41 20220901 Friday, February 25, 2022 02/25/2022
42 20220902 Monday, February 28, 2022 02/28/2022
43 20220903 Tuesday, March 1, 2022 03/01/2022
44 20220904 Wednesday, March 2, 2022 03/02/2022
45 20220905 Thursday, March 3, 2022 03/03/2022
46 20221001 Friday, March 4, 2022 03/04/2022
47 20221002 Monday, March 7, 2022 03/07/2022
48 20221003 Tuesday, March 8, 2022 03/08/2022
49 20221004 Wednesday, March 9, 2022 03/09/2022
50 20221005 Thursday, March 10, 2022 03/10/2022
51 20221101 Friday, March 11, 2022 03/11/2022

2022 Posting Cycles

IRS 2018 Cycle Code

Below are more resources to help tell you when to expect your tax refund.

2020 IRS Cycle Date Codes

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
20200304 11 Wednesday, January 15, 2020 01/15/2020
20200305 12 Thursday, January 16, 2020 01/16/2020
20200401 13 Friday, January 17, 2020 01/17/2020
20200402 14 Monday, January 20, 2020 01/20/2020
20200403 15 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 01/21/2020
20200404 16 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 01/22/2020
20200405 17 Thursday, January 23, 2020 01/23/2020
20200501 18 Friday, January 24, 2020 01/24/2020
20200502 19 Monday, January 27, 2020 01/27/2020
20200503 20 Tuesday, January 28, 2020 01/28/2020
20200504 21 Wednesday, January 29, 2020 01/29/2020
20200505 22 Thursday, January 30, 2020 01/30/2020
20200601 23 Friday, January 31, 2020 01/31/2020
20200602 24 Monday, February 3, 2020 02/03/2020
20200603 25 Tuesday, February 4, 2020 02/04/2020
20200604 26 Wednesday, February 5, 2020 02/05/2020
20200605 27 Thursday, February 6, 2020 02/06/2020
20200701 28 Friday, February 7, 2020 02/07/2020
20200702 29 Monday, February 10, 2020 02/10/2020
20200703 30 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 02/11/2020
20200704 31 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 02/12/2020
20200705 32 Thursday, February 13, 2020 02/13/2020
20200801 33 Friday, February 14, 2020 02/14/2020
20200802 34 Monday, February 17, 2020 02/17/2020
20200803 35 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 02/18/2020
20200804 36 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 02/19/2020
20200805 37 Thursday, February 20, 2020 02/20/2020
20200901 38 Friday, February 21, 2020 02/21/2020
20200902 39 Monday, February 24, 2020 02/24/2020
20200903 40 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 02/25/2020
20200904 41 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 02/26/2020
20200905 42 Thursday, February 27, 2020 02/27/2020
20201001 43 Friday, February 28, 2020 02/28/2020
20201002 44 Monday, March 2, 2020 03/02/2020
20201003 45 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 03/03/2020
20201004 46 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 03/04/2020
20201005 47 Thursday, March 5, 2020 03/05/2020
20201101 48 Friday, March 6, 2020 03/06/2020
20201102 49 Monday, March 9, 2020 03/09/2020
20201103 50 Tuesday, March 10, 2020 03/10/2020
20201104 51 Wednesday, March 11, 2020 03/11/2020
20201105 52 Thursday, March 12, 2020 03/12/2020
20201201 53 Friday, March 13, 2020 03/13/2020
20201202 54 Monday, March 16, 2020 03/16/2020
20201203 55 Tuesday, March 17, 2020 03/17/2020
20201204 56 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 03/18/2020
20201205 57 Thursday, March 19, 2020 03/19/2020
20201301 58 Friday, March 20, 2020 03/20/2020
20201302 59 Monday, March 23, 2020 03/23/2020
20201303 60 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03/24/2020
20201304 61 Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03/25/2020
20201305 62 Thursday, March 26, 2020 03/26/2020
20201401 63 Friday, March 27, 2020 03/27/2020
20201402 64 Monday, March 30, 2020 03/30/2020
20201403 65 Tuesday, March 31, 2020 03/31/2020
20201404 66 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 04/01/2020
20201405 67 Thursday, April 2, 2020 04/02/2020
20201501 68 Friday, April 3, 2020 04/03/2020
20201502 69 Monday, April 6, 2020 04/06/2020
20201503 70 Tuesday, April 7, 2020 04/07/2020
20201504 71 Wednesday, April 8, 2020 04/08/2020
20201505 72 Thursday, April 9, 2020 04/09/2020
20201601 73 Friday, April 10, 2020 04/10/2020
20201602 74 Monday, April 13, 2020 04/13/2020
20201603 75 Tuesday, April 14, 2020 04/14/2020
20201604 76 Wednesday, April 15, 2020 04/15/2020
20201605 77 Thursday, April 16, 2020 04/16/2020
20201701 78 Friday, April 17, 2020 04/17/2020
20201702 79 Monday, April 20, 2020 04/20/2020
20201703 80 Tuesday, April 21, 2020 04/21/2020
20201704 81 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 04/22/2020
20201705 82 Thursday, April 23, 2020 04/23/2020
20201801 83 Friday, April 24, 2020 04/24/2020
20201802 84 Monday, April 27, 2020 04/27/2020
20201803 85 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 04/28/2020
20201804 86 Wednesday, April 29, 2020 04/29/2020
20201805 87 Thursday, April 30, 2020 04/30/2020
20201901 88 Friday, May 1, 2020 05/01/2020
20201902 89 Monday, May 4, 2020 05/04/2020
20201903 90 Tuesday, May 5, 2020 05/05/2020
20201904 91 Wednesday, May 6, 2020 05/06/2020
20201905 92 Thursday, May 7, 2020 05/07/2020
20202001 93 Friday, May 8, 2020 05/08/2020
20202002 94 Monday, May 11, 2020 05/11/2020
20202003 95 Tuesday, May 12, 2020 05/12/2020
20202004 96 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 05/13/2020
20202005 97 Thursday, May 14, 2020 05/14/2020
20202101 98 Friday, May 15, 2020 05/15/2020
20202102 99 Monday, May 18, 2020 05/18/2020
20202103 100 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 05/19/2020

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  1. Rhonda White

    RETURN DUE DATE OR RETURN RECEIVED DATE (WHICHEVER IS LATER) Apr. 15, 2021
    PROCESSING DATE Apr. 18, 2
    022
    TRANSACTIONS
    846 Refund issued 04-06-2022 $xxxxxxx
    776 Interest credited to your account 04-18-2022 -$xxxx. 841 Refund cancelled 04-18-2022 -$xxxxxx
    777 Reduced or removed interest 04-18-2022 $xxxxxx
    credited to your account
    971 Notice issued 04-25-2022 $0.00
    846 Refund issued 04-14-2022 $xxxx
    776 Interest credited to your account 04-25-2022 -$xxx can someone tell me what this means? The dates are in the future. How do I know if I am getting DD or paper check ?


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  2. Momma of 7

    I filed January 28 2022 accepted then March 7 2022 received letter of review my as of date went from March 7 2022 to March 21 2022 and I have code 150 but no 971 but received letter and thats where it has been for a couple weeks can anyone explain this to me. Thanks


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  3. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-25
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-25
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-18
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-23
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      05
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-18

    @Misty Jo: Thats the date you posted to the master file when you first cycled thru. Here’s a good link to break it down better for you.
    https://igotmyrefund.com/irs-cycle-code/


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  4. Gabby

    Is anyone still waiting for their unemployment income tax return?


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  5. KB

    @Stacey B: 766 is a credit that you filed and are receiving money from. 768 is earned income credit that you receive money from. However, 570 is a review of either credits or documents. Usually resolves in 7 days especially if you don’t have a letter issued . If so it may take up until the date that listed with code 570 before you finish processing


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  6. Stacey B

    First time being in here. Trying to figure things out could someone help me understand please..
    filed 1/29 and accepted same day. Had ur taxes r processing until yesterday and it changed to the delay message I had n/a on transcripts till yesterday and I have codes 766 768 and 570 anyone know what that means


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  7. LadyBug420

    @Mrs Lady: @Mary: – Do you have the EITC and CTC?


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  8. LadyBug420

    @Mrs Lady: I would also like to know – Mine ends in 5 and I expected a deposit today.
    Ughhhhhhhhhhhh


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