Transaction Code 570 and Delayed Tax Refunds

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Transaction Code 570 Usually, around two weeks into tax season, we notice a surge of questions about the timing of refunds and IRS Transaction Code 570 that shows up on an IRS account transcript. Sometimes it feels like the tax season is progressing more slowly than previous years. Taxpayers see others getting updates through the … Read more

No Hold Bank (NHB) or Traditional Financial Institution (TFI)

No Hold Bank (NHB) Some banks may offer the option for early direct deposits, allowing customers to receive their paychecks or government benefits a day or two before they anticipate a deposit. We call these No Hold Banks (NHB). However, it’s important to note that early direct deposit policies can vary by bank and may … Read more

IRS Resequenced Delay for Tax Refund

Your tax refund might be delayed for being resequenced. The Where’s My Refund (WMR) tool might tell you that “Your tax return is still being processed. A refund date will be provided when available.” Resequenced circumstances happen behind the scenes while your tax return is being processed and can sometimes cause a delay of your … Read more

Resequenced or Unpostable Tax Return

Tax refunds can be delayed for being resequenced or unpostable. Where’s My Refund (WMR) tool on might tell you that “Your tax return is still being processed. A refund date will be provided when available.” Resequenced or unpostable circumstances happen behind the scenes while your tax return is being processed. Resequenced Transactions that post … Read more

IRS Unpostable Process

Unpostable Overview Below are specific procedures how the IRS processes unpostable tax return transactions. It is directly from the IRS manual and is only for reference because it is complex. The easiest way to understand unpostables is to read more about How to Resolve Unpostable Tax Return, Resolution Time, Responding to Taxpayer Inquiries to see … Read more

IRS Unpostable Delay for Tax Refund

Unpostable Overview If your tax refund is delayed there may be a problem with a transaction that is unpostable in the IRS Master File system while your tax return is still being processed. Each transaction on your account must pass a series of validity checks prior to posting to the system. Your tax return could … Read more

Daily Account vs. Weekly Account

Explain it like I’m 5… Tax returns are processed by the IRS in cycles based on the “type” of account they have. For many people, transactions can be processed any day of the week. But for some people the IRS only processes and posts to the IRS master file (IMF) once per week. This is … Read more

Transaction Codes on IRS Account Transcript

Transaction Code Overview Transaction Codes (TC) sometimes called transcript codes consist of three digits and appear on your IRS account transcript. A transaction code is used to identify when an action posted to your tax account Master File while your tax return is being processed. They help to show a history of actions taken by … Read more

IRS Transcripts

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IRS transcripts are a valuable source of information about your tax account. They can sometimes be confusing and do not always present the full picture about a taxpayer’s account activity. What is an IRS transcript? IRS transcripts provide information about your tax account, your tax returns, wage and income and if you filed a tax … Read more

Tax Topic 152

Tax Topic 152

The Truth About Topic 152 Tax Topics are displayed when people check Where’s My Refund on the IRS website. The most common is Tax Topic 152. These tax topics are a way that the IRS communicates with taxpayers about the status of their tax refund. Rest assured, Tax Topic 152 is not something to be … Read more

PATH Act delays some tax refunds and when the PATH Act lifts

The PATH Act will delay your tax refund until after February 15th if you claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and/or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) on your tax return. The PATH Act lifts on February 16th each year. It does not apply to people who only claimed the Child Tax Credit (CTC) … Read more

2024 IRS Transcript with 846 Refund Issued code

2024 IRS Transcript with 846 Requesting your IRS Transcript online at is the fastest way to get a transcript. Request an account transcript to look at the codes. Read more: How to check and read your IRS transcript. Join the Live Discussion 2024 IRS Transcript with 846 – Cycle Code 20240402 2023 IRS Transcript … Read more

IRS Get Transcript Service

IRS Transcript Service There are three ways to get an IRS transcript. You can use the online, phone or mail request. You can order copies of tax records for past tax returns, account information, wage and income statements and verification of non-filing letters. The easiest and fastest way to get a transcript is to access … Read more

IRS Cycle Code and What Posting Cycles Date Mean

UPDATED for 2024 By using the table 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 20240405.  The … Read more

4 Reasons to explain what is slowing down tax refunds

These are four reasons you could still be waiting on a tax refund. An example of a complicated return with stimulus credit (#4) is detailed below. Backlog of Tax Returns The IRS is still processing 20 million+ tax returns that were left in the dust when the IRS shutdown the agency in under 2 weeks … Read more

IRS Wage Verification could be causing Tax Refund Delays

If the IRS fraud detection filters triggered a review of your tax return for income and wage verification, it could be a hold up of your refund. So pull out your W2s and 1099s, your tax return could go old school. Why? IRS wage verification. It seems people might need evidence to prove that their … Read more

IRS Reference Code Numbers

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What do the IRS Reference Numbers Mean? The below codes are IRS reference numbers that you might see when you check the status of your tax refund on Where’s My Refund? These are different than transaction codes on and Account Transcript. If you check the status of your tax refund and see a reference code, you should … Read more

Direct Deposit and Prepaid Cards for Tax Refunds

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Direct Deposit into a traditional checking account is the most popular way to receive your tax refund.  According to the IRS, “8 out of 10 people use e-file and direct deposit to get their tax refund.” There are also several other ways you can choose to have your tax refund sent. Good old Tax Topic 152 will remind … Read more

Tax Refund Schedule for IRS e-file and direct deposit dates

2018 Tax Refund Schedule

The tax refund schedule for 2018 with Direct Deposit dates shown below are based on filing and transmitting as early as January 2, 2018. The IRS no longer publishes these dates and now notifies tax payers that most refunds will be issued within 21 days of your return being accepted.  This general estimate doesn’t satisfy everyone … Read more

Tax Refund Delay Extravaganza Kicks off the Tax Season

Tax Refund Delay

Most people already know about tax refund delays when you claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit. This isn’t because the IRS just feels like holding your money for fun. The IRS introduced us to this back at the end of 2015 but some are just finding out about it now. … Read more

Some Tax Refunds Delayed when you File Early

Tax Refunds Delayed

EITC and ACTC Tax Refunds Delayed Ready and waiting for that tax refund? Of course you are! Don’t get excited yet. Some tax refunds can be delayed when you file early in the year if you claim certain tax credits. Unfortunately, some taxpayers are going to have to wait a little while longer for their … Read more

This is what it means when WMR status bar disappears.

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Nothing. Most times when your status bar on the Where’s My Refund tool appears at 1 of 3 stages.  Return Received, Return Accepted, Return Processed and how long it will take is found on the site and tools on TurboTax, H&R Block along with other tax preparer site.  But what happens when you don’t have any … Read more

Unpostable IRS Error

An unpostable transaction happens when your return is unable to be posted to the master file. It can happen for many reasons. It usually takes about 6-8 weeks to close the open unpostable according the IRS Unpostable section of the Internal Revenue Manual (IRM) 21.5.5 Unpostables. After something is identified as unpostable an error resolution … Read more

Where is the IRS Refund Cycle Chart?

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The refund cycle chart published by the IRS in the past has been eliminated and replaced with general information on their website about timing and where you can use the check Where’s My Refund tool. We have said goodbye to the former refund cycle chart in replacement of a standard “21 days” response from the … Read more