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IRS Update Calendar for Transcripts and WMR

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This IRS update calendar shows you how most updates occur for IRS transcripts and the Where’s My Refund WMR tool. The days and times when the IRS updates can be confusing. The days shown below are for MASS updates; however, some transactions will produce an update on any day.

Still confused? Some accounts can be identified as being “weekly” and will only see updates twice a week (once for transcripts, and once for WMR) The finer details for when the IRS updates Transcripts and WMR and how to decipher when your account will update (daily/weekly) is here: IRS systems updates. And, we always have a live discussion going if you are still confused, join us to ask questions here.

What day does the WMR update?

The WMR can update any day of the week. However, mass updates on daily accounts are usually Wednesday; and mass updates on weekly accounts are usually Saturday.

What day do IRS Transcripts update?

Transcripts can update any day of the week. However, mass updates on daily account are usually Tuesday; and mass updates on weekly accounts are usually Friday.

What day are direct deposits for tax refunds?

They can happen any day of the week. However, mass direct deposits are usually Wednesdays and Fridays. It depends on various factors such as whether you pre-paid preparation fees or chose to have them deducted from your refund. Also, some credit unions, non-traditional banks and various pre-paid cards even post direct deposits several days earlier than anticipated by WMR. If you chose to have preparation fees deducted from your refund, it can be later than the day indicated on the WMR or on the calendar.


*Expected direct deposit days are for people who paid filing fees upfront and using a traditional banks. Some credit unions, non-traditional banks and various pre-paid card post deposits up to 2 days earlier. If you chose to have tax preparation fees deducted from your refund, it is handled through a third party and deposits can take longer.

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