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IRS Update Cycle for Transcripts and WMR

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Is there an update today?

Is there an update today? When does the WMR Update? When do transcripts update? The IRS update cycle can be confusing. When does the WMR update?  When do transcripts update? What day are updates? What time are updates? These are questions that can have multiple answers depending on who you ask and what you are looking for. Below are all the answers to your questions about when and how the IRS updates.

According to the IRS, an update can happen any day of the week or any time of the day, but usually only once per day. Acceptances are usually quick and can be within minutes of when you file your tax return and at any time of the day.  They are talking about the WMR specifically and will say there is no IRS update Cycle.

But…diving a bit deeper, there is a pattern. There is an IRS Update cycle for Transcript Codes and WMR Approvals. They can happen every day of the week and at all hours of the day, but it depends on what you are looking for.

Update Questions

Below are the answers to all your questions. Or, join the live discussion here.

When does the WMR and Transcript update?

Anyday, anytime. But, there are 4 days that are “mass” updates. We explain this below.

What is a mass update?

It is a day when a lot of IRS Transcripts or the WMR is updated.

When are mass updates?

For daily accounts, there are 4 days per week that you can expect mass updates. Some are mass updates for Transcripts and others are mass updates for WMR. For weekly accounts, there are 2 days per week that you can expect mass updates.

What is “Weekly” or “Daily”?

Your IRS Account is identified as either being updated weekly or daily.  Cycle codes ending in 01, 02, 03, 04 are daily accounts.  Cycle codes ending in 05 are weekly accounts, but in some cases, they may be daily.

Why does daily or weekly matter?

It doesn’t really. However, people use it to check what day they should expect updates on Transcripts or WMR.

How do I know if I am a Weekly or Daily?

Look at the last 2 digits of your Cycle Code?  If it ends in 01, 02, 03, 04 transactions post to our IMF account daily except weekends.  If it ends in 05, you could be weekly or daily.  For weekly accounts, transactions are posted to the IMF account only once weekly.

What is a Cycle Code?

It is an 8 digit sequence of numbers such as 20190405.

What does a Cycle Code mean?

It indicates when your account posts to the master file. It is NOT a calendar date, but can be translated to a date.

Where is my Cycle Code?

Your cycle code can be found on your “Account Transcript”.

How do I translate my Cycle Code?

Use an IRS Posting Calendar. Or make it easy and look at the IGMR IRS Cycle Chart. Check out the 2020 IRS Cycle Code and What Posting Cycles Dates Mean.

Why do I need my cycle code?

You really don’t. But, you can use the last 2 digits of your cycle code to see if your account is Weekly or Daily.

What do the last 2 digits of the cycle code mean?

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

When do Daily Accounts update?

Everyday.

When do Weekly Accounts update?

Weekly.

What day do Transcripts update?

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

What day does the WMR update?

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

What time are updates?

The WMR and Transcripts can update anytime throughout the day. However, mass updates occur overnight between midnight and 3 am.

Update Cycle

IRS update cycle

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  1. Lora

    I got a date for 3/3 but the bank haven’t sent yet


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  2. Tired of Waiting

    I filed on Feb 11th was accepted on the 12th. Still dont have a date or any status change. The bars disappeared and now is back still no change. Whats going on?


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  3. Sheila_33

    @Amm: We wait until the end of the week and see if you process and post on the master file, hopefully with a refund date.


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  4. Amm

    I check my stuff and it say still processing and it got accepted on 2/12/2021 and I don’t have no bars so what’s next.


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  5. Va

    @Shay: my status went from showing the bar to “your refund is still processing. A date will provided when available.”


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  6. Sheila_33

    @FS: That “as of” date doesn’t matter right now until you cycle thru and post on the master file. So, if you were accepted early, then hopefully, this week will be your week to process and update. I would wait till the end of the week and see if anything changes, if not, then you may need to call and see if you can find out anything.


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  7. FS

    @Sheila_33: My “as of” date says 2/22 and nothing has happened. If what you’re saying is true… What do I do now?


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  8. Brenée

    @Fed up!!: I am and used H&R Block as well.


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  9. Fed up!!

    Well I filed my taxes Jan 22.. got a message the same day they were accepted and my status bar hasn’t budged. H and R block has screwed my over so much I’m afraid of what is happening at this point!! Is anyone else having the same issue with their bar not being updated?


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  10. Shay

    Have anyone got updated yet


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  11. Just curious

    Are they holding the PATH credits this year? It so, until when?


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  12. Mimi35

    @Lurked a while: Naw, they gone wait 21 days for me to even look at a notice from them if I ever owe them


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  13. Mssassy24

    @Noobgamer313: u probably you resequenced I filed feb 6 got accepted feb 12 supposedly, talk to the it’s friday and was told my refund just got accepted on feb 16th and to wait basically


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  14. Sheila_33

    @Niya: The “as of” date on a transcript is the date something has to be done on the return that has cycled through and updated. If you get a refund code, that is the date it has to be deposited by. If it updates to an issue, that’s the date it has to be resolved by or it will push out another week.


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  15. Niya

    What does the as of date mean on transcripts?


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  16. Coquis224

    @Noobgamer313: same boat its bull shit. Im calling Monday idc. If they dont give me an answer im refiling


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  17. Kikij2

    Just be patient I was freaking out at first but got my dd on 2/22 at like 11am and as of rn wmr still says I’m being processed and at 1bar , keep looking in bank account daily, also I know there are gonna be lots of deposits Wednesday 3/3 good !


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  18. Lurked a while

    @LadyK: same here. Its sooo frustrating!!😡🤬😤 its bull💩. I think its messed up that we have to wait so long to get our money back but when you owe the IRS, you better hurry up and pay them or u have to pay more bc of interest.


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  19. Lurked a while

    @Noobgamer313: I have heard alot that wmr isn’t updating the messages and people are getting their DD before it updates, so sometimes it doesn’t matter what wmr says. But I’m in the same boat. I filed the 1st accepted on the 13th and nothing for me do far either.


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  20. BrownBrown

    @Noobgamer313: I filed Jan 30th & mines was accepted on Jan 11th. It’s been “accepted” but has not even begun processing?!?! Wtf 😒


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  21. LadyK

    @Noobgamer313: I filed feb 1st accepted feb 12 been stuck on being processed for 12 days now smh TT DD both credits


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  22. Noobgamer313

    @Kelz13: I filed Jan 29, 2021. Was accepted Feb. 9th, according to TurboTax. Its been 18 days and I’m still getting the same “Your return is being processed” bs.I filed early, but I see people who filed later getting their money asap! Wtf is going on?? I filed early like I was suggested to and it was for nothing. It didn’t matter. I’m starting to think I was just better of filing late af…..


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  23. BlessedWifeMotherof2

    Filed daughters taxes through TT late Tuesday night 02/23 and it was accepted 02/23. She has Varo Bank and received her DD around 3pm today 02/26. She is still on first bar on WMR. Definitely wasn’t expecting anything this soon. 🤷🏾‍♀️


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  24. Nicole

    I filed and was accepted February 15th. Still nothing on transcripts. It still says n/a instead of the year and I have never seen that before. Normally I will see a year and that transcript will be blank. What is up with this year???


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  25. Nelly Nel

    @Ashlientexas: when did you file and when did your transcripts update?


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  26. Nene

    @Nicks wife: same here. Wondering the same. Do transcripts update on Saturday? Or is it Monday-Friday?


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  27. Natty Patty

    @tbichy: thanks very helpful 💯


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  28. Nicks wife

    Accepted 2/11 transcript says N/A on return but account says 2-22-21 no change and it’s weekly. Any chance it will update today?


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  29. shanaye35

    Filed 1/30/21 through TT excepted 2/12/21 DDD 3/3/21 that big 846 just showed up GOOD LUCK GUYS 😍🥰


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  30. modestorockstar

    Tax preparer: free file usa
    Fees: free file, state fees from federal refund
    Filed 2/20 accepted 2/21 State accepted 2/22
    Eic and additional child tax credit plus recovery rebate

    My entire return is a mess from the previous year being unable to id verify and my return was archived so my entire account is missing Last year which should have a TON of codes. I was able to finally get an account which I think means I am now id verified.so I file it again this year with my information based on the fact that I received unemployment and paid enough to get a refund from Oregon and fed’s with my account showing nothing but my income from 2011 on only being my social security which was paid via a representative payee. They filed for the stimulus checks and the second was finally deposited the day or so after I filed.
    I should be getting additional recovery rebate for two dependant children and I was able to use last year’s agibto determine this year income except I had to change it after they rejected it because they didn’t have the record of last year’s return since I filed but was unable to id verify and it was tossed out. Even when I contacted my representative to assist me I had to get verified which was not easy since I have little credit and mostly debit cards.

    Joe that I can access the account am I verified Bec I have been told it’s the same thing you have to open the account by providing the id verify info.
    Should I refile The same return for last year and wait until they finally figured it all out or any advice? I was self employed after being on disability for years and I Lost my business through the covid shut down and I now have unemployment benefits. I am still getting partial disability and I am not sure if the stress is going to be a cause of my I’m going back to disability.

    Any idea what to think about that need I know that there is more to tell but the basics are here.

    Thank you


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  31. Nat

    @Tina: mine did too I’m a weekly so hoping I undate tomorrow 🙏🏼🤞🏼


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  32. Nat

    @Confused: if your as of date changed you were resequenced I’ve had it happen quite a few times hope this helps you


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  33. littles16

    @Kelz13: me asf


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  34. Kelz13

    Filed 1/28. Accepted early 2/11. Still no WMR change but those accepted weeks after me are receiving DDD and some have received refunds. I e-filed with deposit going to a federal credit union. Anyone else experiencing a similar situation? Thanks y’all!


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  35. Confused

    Forgive me if this has been asked but what does as of date mean? My friends is the same as mine 3/8 but she got her refund already. I’m still at N/A


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  36. *30lady

    Filed and accepted 2/14 turbo tax… Child tax credit AND recovery rebate credit. I am also a weekly. Any idea when I might update? Will me claiming missing stimulus money for BOTH stimulus checks hold up my refund?


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  37. Derrick’s wife

    If you were processed on the 19th and having fees taken out via SBTPG they will not receive your money until Monday!! I talked to an agent myself…


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  38. Ashlientexas

    Good afternoon you guys I just happen to log into my bank account and lo and behold my tax refund is in!! I am extremely shocked right now I live in Texas I also had the earned income credits and dependents!


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  39. Tina

    @Nene: Same smh. My as of date went from 2/22 to 3/8 but transcripts say N/A.


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  40. Johnetta

    @Meka: filed the same day transcript says ddd of 2/22


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  41. London

    @Nene: my saying the same thing.


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  42. Nene

    What exactly is “As Of (date) meaning? Is that the date they’ll start of should be done processing by?


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  43. Nene

    So I’m confused. Is there a possibility TRANSCRIPTS can update on the weekend? As of 11:57pm 2/19/2021 mine is still N/A. Been a weekly for years so maybe I’ll see an update next week.


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  44. Meka

    I filed February 1st and no date I got ddd and no kids


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  45. Gristle

    I filed 1.31.21 eccepted 2.12.21 and stuck on one bar cant get transcript.


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  46. tbichy

    @Brittany: The one from 2021 was your stimulus. The one that ends 05 from 2020 means you were weekly in 2020.


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  47. Scotty123

    @Sheila_33: I filed February 6, 2021 and accepted the 12th. My WMR bar updated to recieved on February 17th. My last two digits on my transcript is 05. I guess that is weekly. Can you tell me if there will be any updates to this soon or will it be next week. I have CTC and EITC too.


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  48. KelsK

    @MNMomma: weekly transcript usually update on Fridays and WMR on Saturday


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  49. Brittany

    I’m new to all of this..so don’t be harsh lol…I have 2 different cycle codes the one from 2020 ends in 05 and 2021 ends in 02, anybody else have 2 different ones? I only see the year 2020 available for account transcript and wage & income transcript. I filed 01/18 and federal was just accepted 02/13 state was accepted today…wmr still is only at bar 1 of 3. Any help?


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  50. Brittany

    I’m new to all of this..so don’t be harsh lol…I have 2 different cycle codes the one from 2020 ends in 05 and 2021 ends in 02, anybody else have 2 different ones? I only see the year 2020 available for account transcript and wage & income transcript. I filed 01/18 and was federal just accepted 02/13 state was accepted today…wmr still is only at bar 1 of 3. Any help?


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  51. Sheila_33

    @MNMomma: Next big update is Friday, hopefully you’ll see something then.


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  52. MNMomma

    So I filed in January and my return was accepted on Feb.11 and I’m weekly. When can I expect to see my bars or transcripts updated?


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  53. Sheila_33

    @MamaBelle: If you’re a weekly, you’ll process Thursday, so path won’t be an issue. Cut off for being processed for a weekly is Tuesday so if you want to be processed this week, you need to be accepted by then.


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  54. MamaBelle

    I’m a weekly, but haven’t filed yet. If I file today and get accepted, when should I expect my refund at the earliest? And what about if I wait until Monday when the hold lifts for credits?


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  55. Tameka Renee Hill

    Mines say wait for 24 hours and it been 24 hours


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  56. Libra4You20

    @Agrant: still waiting as well! Was accepted at 5:28pm and SBTPG SHOWS PAID TO ME 2/10


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  57. Agrant

    Any turbo card deposits today??


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