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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

By 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

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

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Transaction Code 570

Transaction Code 971

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  1. baseball77

    I am still waiting on unemployment tax refund I know some people have got them I don’t understand y I have not received n were can I check j heard code with 0 amount where can I find out when I will received my check

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  2. 2sexy

    Where my money at

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  3. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
    • Date Filed:
    • Fees:
    • State:
    • Bank:
    • Date Accepted:
    • Bars:
      3rd Bar
    • Date Approved:
    • WMR Date:
    • Transcript:
    • Cycle:
    • Earned Income Tax Credit
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:

    @Sheryl lay: You might try calling the national advocate’s office and ask to speak to a supervisor.

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  4. Sheryl lay

    Simply want to know…..where are my taxes?? They say a tax advocate now has them since it is past a yr since i filed! How do i find out who has them an hiw do i check progress!! This is how are system niw works?? Get it wgen we feel lije giving it?? What if us tax payers say ir feel this way?? They say covid slowed things down an not everyone is back to work?? Y not everyobe ekse has been….. An are taxes bills an interest on everything else hasnt!!!! I want MY money!!!!

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