2018 IRS Tax Refund Processing Schedule and Direct Deposit Cycle Chart for 2017 Return Filings

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2017 IRS refund-schedule[Update for 2017-18 Tax Filing Season] Below is the latest table showing estimated 20172018 tax season refund payment dates based on past refund cycles and IRS guidelines. It shows the date your refund will be processed and paid based on the week your return is accepted by the IRS. For refund dates specific to your tax filing go to the Where is my Refund (WMR) page or IRS2Go mobile application. Also note that for the upcoming tax season, existing IRS tables and rules are in place. The GOP/Trump tax reform changes will start in 2018 and be valid when filing in 2019.


Note that Jan 29th is when the IRS E-file system will start processing electronic and paper tax returns. Even if you submitted before this date, don’t expect refund processing and payments to take place beforehand.

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EITC and ACTC Related Tax Refund Delays (PATH) Update: As in previous tax seasons a number of tax payers will see refund processing delays. The IRS had already announced that it will have to hold/delay refund payments for people claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) due to additional anti-fraud safeguards/reviews under newly enacted laws (PATH Act). But the IRS is now processing refunds which were originally being held up due to PATH mandates. You should no longer be seeing the PATH message as a blocker to get your refund processed and paid. If held up for other reasons (see below) you will get the applicable message/follow-up action.

The federal IRS refund schedule table below is only for electronically filed returns (e-file) done thorough online tax software providers and assumes your tax return was in order. I.e accepted by the IRS via the WMR tool and status is equal to “Return Received”. Paper filed returns can take considerably longer and would add 1 to 2 weeks to the time frames below. Again, use the the tax refund chart below as a guideline and refer to the IRS WMR tool for specific timeframes related to your return.

Also note that it could take much longer to get your refund if the IRS deems your tax return submission needs further reviews or your identity needs to be verified. This would add two to nine weeks to the date range of your refund delivery date.


For those impacted by tax refund delays (and it will be a lot this year) make sure you also scroll through some of the ~7000 comments below this article from current and prior years for further ideas/support, including some useful tips and tricks to find out your refund status if you are not getting much insight from the IRS WMR tool. So hang in there if you are dealing with extended delays for getting for your federal tax refund. You are not alone.

Tax Return Accepted by IRS After
(WMR status = Return Received)
IRS Refund Accepted BeforeEstimated Refund Date (via Direct Deposit)Estimated Refund Date (via Paper Check)
January 29, 2018February 4, 2018February 16, 2018March 2, 2018
February 5, 2018February 11, 2018February 23, 2018March 9, 2018
February 12, 2018February 18, 2018March 2, 2018March 16, 2018
February 19, 2018February 25, 2018March 9, 2018March 23, 2018
February 26, 2018March 4, 2018March 16, 2018March 30, 2018
March 5, 2018March 11, 2018March 23, 2018April 6, 2018
March 12, 2018March 18, 2018March 30, 2018April 13, 2018
March 19, 2018March 25, 2018April 6, 2018April 20, 2018
March 26, 2018April 1, 2018April 13, 2018April 27, 2018
April 2, 2018April 8, 2018April 20, 2018May 4, 2018
April 9, 2018April 15, 2018April 27, 2018May 11, 2018
April 16, 2018April 22, 2018May 4, 2018May 18, 2018
April 23, 2018April 29, 2018May 11, 2018May 25, 2018
April 30, 2018May 6, 2018May 18, 2018June 1, 2018
May 7, 2018May 13, 2018May 25, 2018June 8, 2018
May 14, 2018May 20, 2018June 1, 2018June 15, 2018
May 21, 2018May 27, 2018June 8, 2018June 22, 2018
May 28, 2018June 3, 2018June 15, 2018June 29, 2018
June 4, 2018June 10, 2018June 22, 2018July 6, 2018
June 11, 2018June 17, 2018June 29, 2018July 13, 2018
June 18, 2018June 24, 2018July 6, 2018July 20, 2018
June 25, 2018July 1, 2018July 13, 2018July 27, 2018
July 2, 2018July 8, 2018July 20, 2018August 3, 2018
July 9, 2018July 15, 2018July 27, 2018August 10, 2018
July 16, 2018July 22, 2018August 3, 2018August 17, 2018
July 23, 2018July 29, 2018August 10, 2018August 24, 2018
July 30, 2018August 5, 2018August 17, 2018August 31, 2018
August 6, 2018August 12, 2018August 24, 2018September 7, 2018
August 13, 2018August 19, 2018August 31, 2018September 14, 2018
August 20, 2018August 26, 2018September 7, 2018September 21, 2018
August 27, 2018September 2, 2018September 14, 2018September 28, 2018
September 3, 2018September 9, 2018September 21, 2018October 5, 2018
September 10, 2018September 16, 2018September 28, 2018October 12, 2018
September 17, 2018September 23, 2018October 5, 2018October 19, 2018
September 24, 2018September 30, 2018October 12, 2018October 26, 2018
October 1, 2018October 7, 2018October 19, 2018November 2, 2018
October 8, 2018October 14, 2018October 26, 2018November 9, 2018
October 15, 2018October 21, 2018November 2, 2018November 16, 2018
October 22, 2018October 28, 2018November 9, 2018November 23, 2018
October 29, 2018November 4, 2018November 16, 2018November 30, 2018
November 5, 2018November 11, 2018November 23, 2018December 7, 2018
November 12, 2018November 18, 2018November 30, 2018December 14, 2018
November 19, 2018November 25, 2018December 7, 2018December 21, 2018
November 26, 2018December 2, 2018December 14, 2018December 28, 2018
December 3, 2018December 9, 2018December 21, 2018January 4, 2019
December 10, 2018December 16, 2018December 28, 2018January 11, 2019
December 17, 2018December 23, 2018January 4, 2019January 18, 2019
December 24, 2018December 30, 2018January 11, 2019January 25, 2019
December 31, 2018January 6, 2019January 18, 2019February 1, 2019
January 7, 2019January 13, 2019January 25, 2019February 8, 2019

For those experiencing ongoing issues or delays with their refunds check out this article on “Why is it taking so long to get my refund.” The IRS has said that  phone and walk-in representatives can research the status of your refund only if it’s been 21 days or more since you filed electronically, more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return or if the IRS tool Where’s My Refund? directs you to contact them. The WMR tool will also provide an actual refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. If your refund is taking much longer than the above schedule, and assuming your return was accepted by the IRS, please leave a comment below for the benefit of other readers. I can try digging into the reasons if a few people are seeing delays.

Help! My WMR status bar has disappeared – Does this mean by return is still being processed and/or will my refund be delayed?

As many folks have commented, the WMR tracker status bar may disappear or not be shown if your return falls under IRS review after it is received (Status Bar 1: Return Received) because additional information is needed for your return. This can happen even if you previously checked WMR and it showed the status as “Return Received.”  An explanation or instructions will be provided depending on the situation (eg PATH message or see Tax Topic 152 as discussed below)

But don’t panic when this happens. The IRS still has your return but things are essentially on hold until the IRS gets the additional information from you to continue processing your return . You will either get directions on WMR or IRS2Go or the IRS will contact you by mail. Follow the provided instructions and return any additional information ASAP to get your potential refund and reduce any further delays. Talk to your accountant, tax advocate or tax professional if you are not clear on what the IRS is asking for or you don’t get an update after 21 days.

WMR Path, Tax Topic 152 and 151 message 

Two of the most common refund related messages showing up on the WMR tool after your tax return is submitted are the PATH message and to Refer to Tax Topic 152. The PATH message relates to the The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (PATH Act of 2015) and is to notify you that the IRS is required to hold refunds claiming the EITC/ACTC until Feb. 15 as described above due to further identity verification.

When you see the “Refer to Tax Topic 152” message it means your refund is being processed and the IRS is directing you its generic refund page for more information. There is not much you can do but wait to see if the IRS finds any issues or requires further verification of your identity or items in your tax return. See the various reader comments below on timing and their experience after getting this and other WMR messages.

A Tax Topic 151 message simply means that you’re getting a tax offset which may result in your refund being less than you expected. The reason for this is that the federal government has “offset” or deducted monies from your tax refund to cover debts you owe other federal agencies. You will get an official IRS letter/report explaining the actual offset and adjustments to your tax return, and details on how to appeal this action – but likely it will delay you getting your refund. While not great news, the silver lining here is that the IRS has processed your return and your adjusted refund (where applicable) should be on its way.

If I can order my IRS tax transcript does it mean I am getting my refund soon?

This question comes up a lot and I have seen a few comments on this suggesting that that if you can order your transcript then your refund is on the way. But this is not a factual statement. Yes there is a correlation because to get a transcript the IRS generally has to have processed your tax return (and refund where applicable). But the IRS is very clear that being able to request a transcript does not mean you will imminently be getting a refund and is among the common myths and misconceptions repeated in social media. The IRS’ official line is that checking the WMR tool is the best and official way to check your refund status.

However I have read a number of comments here and on other tax sites saying that when the WMR site provides limited information on the refund, requesting a free IRS transcript seems to be another way of checking the status of the refund. Generally if you can request a transcript, it means the refund is on the way and the IRS has completed processing of your tax return. But this is all anecdotal evidence.

A note about IRS system issues and refund delays

It appears that the IRS is again having issues with processing returns in a timely manner and so a number of people are seeing delays in getting their refunds or updates in the status of their refund on the WMR tool/app. The IRS has said that all system issues have now been resolved but given the various legacy systems they have and volume of processing I would not be surprised to see system problems arise again this year, which mean delays in processing and paying refunds.

See here for average refund amounts in past tax seasons and refund processing times by state

Amended Tax Return Refund Schedule

While the IRS promises to have regular return refunds processed within 21 days for nine out of ten tax payers, it does take quite a bit longer to receive a refund if you amended your tax return. Generally you will have to wait 8 to 12 weeks more for the IRS to process amended returns since they prioritize regular returns. Also note that the standard”Where’s my refund” service from the IRS does not track amended tax return status’. You need to instead use the IRS tool, Where’s My Amended Return.” You can also access the tool via phone by calling 1-866-464-2050.  Only call the IRS to follow up on delayed amended return refunds after 12 weeks. The number to call is 1-800-829-1040.

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Diana Martin April 11

It’s been six weeks since I e-filed my taxes through h and r block..this is for my state refund..Wtf? The where’s my refund page hasn’t updated at all..

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Psxsage April 10

Filed March 27th (recieved the day after) state has been approved and deposited however federal has not even moved to approved yet as of 4/10/18

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gracie April 6

Here it is 6April and I have yet to receive my refund. I filed in January and do date it still says my refund is processing so when I called they told me they had 30 days to deposit my refund well as the 30 day mark hit I got a letter stating its being held for further review and now I had 45 days from the time of the letter. The letter states they have all my information and I don’t need to do anything else just wait. I have called multiple times and they tell me I am not being audited however they now have the 45 days to put the money in my account so here I am waiting until 30April to either get my money or another letter. This is insane by the time I will get my taxes almost half the year will be over. I work hard throughout the year to get my tax money and all the IRS can tell me is sit tight and wait no explanation on why its taking so long just that I have to wait.

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Betty Platt April 6

This has been the worst two years of my life filing my taxes.last year it was my state.ive been processing since irs told me there was nothing i had to do.until last week.my wages didn’t match.my with holding didnt match.im jyst gonna give it up.

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Stephanie White April 6

I filed Feb 8th and it’s now April 6th no return yet. Website just says being processed. Contacted the IRS, and the representative States it will be May 3rd when it will be issued. WTH? I efile, even if checking errors, it shouldn’t take 3 months.

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Jason April 4

E-Filed on 2/10. Received by IRS 2/11. Around 3/19 no refund. Mind you I claimed EITC. Called IRS and spoke to (imagine that) a person, who referred me to another department. Was told to expect a letter from the IRS to verify….something. Told them I had not received a letter. Called later in the week and was referred to another department who told me was the letter was: verifying wages and time worked for EITC. Told me the fax number to send it in at. Got the pay stubs and faxed them in. Did something similar with my state return. Got that refund in a week after sending info in. Next week I called again to see what was going. Was told that my return went into review on 3/8. That was when they sent the letter. Was told In 4-6 weeks of that, with or without the credit, I would get me refund. It never took this long even when I qualified for the credit.

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whitley April 2

So I filed 2/15 I haven’t rec’d a letter not an update online when I call I am asked if I rec’d a letter if not please do not call without one which leaves me in limbo I don’t know what to do

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Janie Crutchfield March 30

January 19th filed. To date no refund. Government is rough on the poor. They waste no time charging interest when you so why are we not being paid interest on the millions they are holding due to these shenanigans and attack on poor people.

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brandon robison April 4

Right!!! like i’ve been job hunting the last 5 months i’ve been out of work and nothing, i could use my taz return that was sent in Feb on like the 14th…..but hey it’s not like half of the poor people in America need their money, trump just wants to put money in his pockets and his friends, thanks so making such a good system, plus i can’t check when i get is so i just have to wait for it to magically appear in my account that’s you money grubbing cunts, if we don’t pay you throw us in jail for life, you guys don’t pay and we don’t hear shit and just and just have the long wait, again thanks, not like i need to pay rent, eat an survive, i could stoop down and work fast food but b then time you’re 23 you should have moved pas all that entry job shit, but i trying hard to get something ad i’ve got nothing, yeah being jobs back to america my ass.

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Amy March 26

Everyone needs to contact the media and demand our government be accountable and answer as to where our refunds are. I filed January 29th. Here it is March 26th and it still says processing on “wheres my refund’ app. I called at the end of February and was told “unfortunately you are one of the unlucky individuals that are in a delayed tax refund status this year”. When I asked what the hell that meant, I was told “oh it’s just the government decided to randomnly delay peoples tax returns”. I was told I would have it by April 1st. Then last week a get a letter in the mail stating it’s still processing and it would be an additional 45 to 60 days from the date of the letter! Today, I called the IRS again and played dumb like I never received a letter. I asked if I was being audited and was told “no”. I asked what the hold up is with my refund and I was told that the “machine” that they put all of our tax returns through is kicking a bunch of peoples tax returns out because of its “algarythym” and that these tax returns are having to be looked at more closely! I have a very simple tax return. This is bullshit and a sorry excuse. I’m going to the media with my story and I encourage everyone else to do the same because from what I’m reading we are all in the same boat and getting the run around from the IRS. I CAN DAMN SURE BET THAT TRUMP GOT HIS TAX BREAK. WE ARE ALL SUFFERING AT THE HANDS OF THAT MANIAC. I’ve never had any issues with a refund UNTIL THAT POS GOT INTO OFFICE.

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connie March 27

Please let us know if you do still get it on the 1st of April. Yes, we all need to go to the media, we have all gotten different explanations from the rep’s – even a IRS rep, blaming the president, Bet, he would like to know that.

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Janie Crutchfield March 30

Would be smart but unfortunately we are living under a dictatorship and the media is not going to cover the word of poor people like the majority of us

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Ashley April 3

Unfortunately, I have had the same issue and called 2 times. I got the same letter. I was told it is not an audit. I filed on Jan. 31 and it was accepted the same day. Here it is 4/3/18 and still, it says processing. I have never had an issue. My tax return is a simple one. It’s ridiculous. Did you get yours by April 1, as mentioned above?

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Carolyn April 4

WMR cannot find my refund, again… I never had problems until last year when we finally had a president that had expectations for govt workers. Our govt workers got used to being lazy and slow, now they are expected to actually work like the rest of us… lets me guess, you work for the govt.

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Cesario March 23

My refund got accepted by irs Feb 27th…and it’s been 21 days plus more …and I’m still waiting no udate or nothing …irs still processing ur refund ….they let me know when date available when their done

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Flor March 21

Mine was efiled and accepted 2/3. I recieved a letter 2/23 that needs firther review. I called several times and of course spole to different people. I had 4 W2s. My pt job they said they have not recieved. They asked if I have it. I said of course. They said well hold on tonit if we need it and we’ll send a letter if we do. Orherwise companies have until May I giess tl submit or W2 to be uploaded. I was confused. And why do I have to wait? Why could I not mail it in to shpw proof? Why couldnt they make a note in the system so they knpw what to dp with it once they recieve it? They make the process harder rhen what it is. Well after 3 weeks and being frustrated , the last rep I spoke to. I said look I have all my W2s? What is the problem with me sending them? Its not fair that I sgould have to wait till ya upload all W2s. I did my refund correct…. I ended up mailing them my W2s with a copy of my refund and a letter explaining my situation. Oh and certified…. Im waiting a couple of days to check.

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lorraine April 6

mine was accepted on feb.13. it is now april 6 and I haven’t heard anything. what the heck.

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Twassie66 March 21

Did the Irs say if the 45 days of waiting began at the time the return was submitted or from the time of the call?

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gracie April 6

It actually begins the date you receive the letter. I have still yet to receive my refund and every time I call they tell me they have until April 30 my 45 day mark to have it in my account. I received a letter stating that I dont need to do anything at this time except wait it will either be deposited in my account or they will send me a letter with further instructions. This is ridiculous in every aspect.

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pissed off March 20

Why is it taking so long for tax? Please help.

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red March 17

I called the irs and they said a letter haven’t been sent out yet but the letter stating wait 45 days till I get my return..

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ShaL March 13

After reading alot of comments from online (diff sites), Blogs,FB and YouTube it seems everyone saying same thing I would like to hear from the people who went Thur this last year. I would like to know did they get it back before 45 days or before 60 days? Reading the same storylines is making me mader than this waiting on my taxes! We get it we all in same boat being told the same lies over and over and over! Can we pls get new updates instead of the same comments over and over! I noticed in the comments nobody is putting there amount meaning was it a huge jump from last year to this year? I think that plays a huge part in this hold as well. If you went from 4K to 10k from one year to another and nothing changed with your income or household ummm thats a red flag right there and I don’t even work for IRS that’s just common sense ! For me my amount is pretty much the same as it was last year with no changes in my income or household its only a couple dollar less than last year return! Then the people who will only help if you being evicted need to be fired and let them see how being in that situation would feel! Everyone know tax time is the time you play catch up and pay stuff off ! They are looking for fraud and reg flags but it seems to me the IRS needs someone to look into them for red flags and frauds as well because they are getting away with being able to lie to us! It don’t take a month for a letter to be received unless you lied about when it was mailed or if it was even mailed out just to get a person off ph. I called on a last Thursday (second time calling) was told the letter was sent out that day (rep was very nice).I got my letter this pass Monday (only took couple days) so all these people saying it took a month to get there’s honey the rep was lying to u just like they lying to us about this hold! The rep told me exactly what the letter was going say about the 60 day hold and she did say o it probably won’t take the whole 60 days she was nice but I was like boo I already been waiting a month and 2 weeks ! When it comes to tax time lets be real we all know people who get over on there taxes ,but this isn’t fair to the people who are honest and don’t. Let me end this with I stop looking on site (where my refund) cause it’s clearly lying and is driving me even more crazier. My advice is try to just rebudget your bills if you can do payment arrangements do them ,and if you do have your letter some people will work with you if u show them the letter from IRS (keyword somepeople ) cut back and down on things. If your job offer OT gone jump on that OT train and try to hold on to some type of peace yes it’s very hard but if you have kids and or bills adding up you have hold on and keep the faith that it will work out in the end! If I do wake up one morning and it’s in my acct I will come back and post it unlike these people last year to help others!

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Ro March 10

I’ve filed mine the same day it had gotten accepted as always with Turbo Tax. Which was Feb 2nd. Gotten my CA, within no time! I know for EITC you have to wait until Feb 27th, it’s March 10 now and I’ve been checking IRS.GO app almost everyday since before the 27th. Till this day it still says processing etc. Both the website and app. What’s going on?? I know all info and everything is correct.

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james March 13

Great job to the dumb ass who voted for trump, i hope your return gets taken just like they doing everyone else.next years we prolly wont even be allowed to file our taxes but they will continue to take from each one of our paychecks

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Cartman April 6

GO TRUMP!

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Margie March 10

Hi I had filed on 12/18/2017 got accepted on the 19th and had gotten a letter from the IRS said it is been processing and that I need to do nothing but it will take 60days from that date which was Feb 7th now today March 9th got another letter from them said the same thing that I have to do nothing but now it will take 45 days from the 9th of this month for them to finish the reviewing of my return and it is the same way I had file last year. At first they gave me the 1541reference number and I call them and they ask me did I receive a letter from them and I told they yes they ask me to read it for her and that when she said that it would take 60 days for them to finish their review. Now it will take them an extra 45 days for them to finish, if anyone know what is going on please let me know.

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Taw March 9

I efiled on Feb 16th and today marked excrete 21 days. It’s not even approved yet.

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MJ March 8

Call this number instead
1-800-829-0582
Press 1
Ext 652

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Tina March 8

I filed on Tax Act February 12. Received email they were accepted within an hour. Site has shown processing since 02/13/18. As of this past Monday, still processing so I called IRS. Was told there was a glitch in the system and that it “should” sort itself out because everything looks good. He then stated they may send a letter if there were any issues and they would have no additional information until after April 12!!! This is so irritating, a lot of us really count on this refund! Any one else I have asked received theirs in record time this year, what gives!? My sister had filed January 29 and had her deposit on February 07, with EITC? IRS site now shows no bar, or tax code, only says A refund date will be provided when available. I just don’t understand because obviously the EITC being an issue, is in reality a non issue!

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Nonnie March 12

I filed with turbo talk on 2/12 like yourself… I have child credit and educational credit? My return was accepted an hour after submitting it as you stated. Mine is still pending too. I think it is because of the child credit. I also did my daughters taxes with turbo tax the day after mine 2/13 and she has no child credits. But, she did have educational credit. She received a letter that she had to call and verify herself. She called on 3/2/18 to verify and was told she would receive refund within nine 9 weeks. Well Sunday she received her DDD of 3/14 so I think the Irs is making everyone pretty much wait 45 days if you have a child credit

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Christina March 15

I filed with Tax Act on February 6th and it still says “processing” and “a refund date will be provided when available.”

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Katherine March 7

I filed January 28th I did read that they weren’t accepting taxes till 29th. Ok so it is March 7th already and still says that it’s being processed!! I filled e-file through TurboTax! I do have the earned income tax credit and the child one but what the heck is taking so long???

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Leonora March 8

I am in the same situation. I don’t understand what the heck is wrong and why this is taking so long. I filed electronically with TT January 31st, accepted the same day, received my state refund within 21 days and now the federal return (which is obviously more in dollars) is saying processing and has been saying the same wording that a date will be provided for .. oh.. um.. over 2 months? I am utterly stressed the hell out over this! Namely because I have filed the same way every year for the last few years and did not have any delays. When I finally reached an IRS rep, I was told a letter went out.. sure did.. only it wasn’t date the day before (as the rep indicated) it was dated the same day I was on the phone with her. So naturally, a stall tactic, but okay I’ll bite. I get the letter the following Monday and much to my surprise.. it says we’ve received your return if you didn’t file it to contact them. Um.. let’s be clear, I did file it. I called you and the day I reached a live human being is the same day the letter was sent out. Basically that from the date of the letter (feb 27th) 2018 that I’d have to wait 60 days for them to do a thorough review. what the hell for ? why is this taking so f-in long? I am in dire straights, have two children and behind on bills and basically running out of food and household goods but apparently that’s not a good enough reason for a tax advocate. They will step in mind you, if you are being evicted. well, if you keep me waiting from January til april or later, that’s a real good possibility! what did I do next? since I cant get through or get any f-in help, I wrote to the treasury dept to basically file a complaint. and well if you need to verify me my address, my kids, all you need do is knock on my door. or ! check my previous tax returns? I didn’t make up children in my filing.. my return was accepted the same day.. last year It got rejected because they didn’t have proof for medical coverage which I know I sent in but to play nice, sent it again. either way. nothing’s changed.. O I digress.. something did change.. I actually made about 5K less this past year than the previous year with my job of over 4 years.. um do you know why I’m writing? I’m broke, below poverty level income and need my money more now that ever! who on this thread actually can step in and help!!!! the treasury dept emailed me back. simply asking me for my address and contact phone number.. I returned the email supplying that and have not heard back from them this was 2 days ago. I’m very upset. I don’t know what to do but I am so stressed out I cant even put into words!!! I have a loved one undergoing bypass surgery I have child that has to see a psychologist failing school etc etc etc and another child who has a birthday March 18th.. sorry child, mommy cant buy you anything for your 13th birthday (welcome to being a teenager) why mommy? well because the big bad ass incompetent IRS wont give me my money! that’s why!! can I get some f-in therapy now please? who do I call ? I was actually researching stress and anxiety f-in hot lines because I cannot rest or relax consumed with worry and aggravation.. who do I sue??? my point is there is absolute not ONE good damn reason why I am having to wait 4 months for my tax return!!! one person .. an expert .. I employ you.. please respond!!!!!!

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Jamie Coleman March 6

My Federal was Accepted on Jan. 29 2018 and as of Mar. 6 it hasn’t even been Approved yet. So it been well over month now and Still No Approval or Deposit Date set. I did get an Earn Imcome Credit Tax break, which i know it takes longer when you get Credits. But this seems a Little Long. dOES ANYONE KNOW IF IT CAN TAKE WELL OVER A MONTH TO GET YOUR FEDERAL RUTURN APPOVED OR IS THIS A BAD SIGN OR BAD INDICATION THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY RETURN????

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Carolyn April 4

I filed EIC last year and this. Last year I filed first week of Feb. I didn’t get refund until June. This year, I just filed 4/1, EIC again. WMR can’t find my return. Sigh. If we did our jobs like govt, we’d be fired. Lazy, paper pushing, slugs not used to making any effort for years… that’s what you get after 8 years of Obama.

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Brandon Boyett March 6

I filed on Jan 29 got accepted and waited till Feb 27th to see if it’s released and still nothing.Here it is now March 6 and I haven’t received or been able to talk to a human so I don’t know what’s goi g on

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Shane March 6

Mine was accepted on February 7th and still today March 6th 2018 it says exactly what I put at the bottom! I’ve got no letter’s in the mail or anything I mean what the hell.

Your tax return is still being processed.

A refund date will be provided when available.
Please Note:
For refund information, please continue to check here, or use our free mobile app, IRS2Go. Updates to refund status are made no more than once a day

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Krystal March 7

Did you have insurance through marketplace? Mine says the same thing and I got a letter in the mail from the irs telling me to mail or fax a copy of my 1095a and form 8962

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Stacy M Evans March 15

I had to do that too and I mailed the form priority and they have had it for 2 weeks and my return still says being processed. I have called several times and cant speak to anyone.

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Diane March 10

I filed my federal on Feb 7th and got a refund in a week. Filed my NJ State on Feb 7th and STILL WAITING. up to today March 10th. The “processing” status has been up for 2 weeks and how is it they are updating it 2 times a week? So, all the information on dates when filed and expect returns etc is baloney! I don’t think it matters if you have the earned income tax credit because some people on here didn’t file for it and still waiting. Bucket of lies by the IRS. I have also tried the IRStogo app. That’s even worse! I entered everything just as on my tax return that was accepted. It’s ALL accurate, amount due, social sec.# and filing status. Hit send and it says nothing matches! waste of time. Maybe you will have better luck. lol

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Jennifer Schafer March 13

I have the same thing and my insurance is through an employer, not the marketplace. I don’t think that’s related.

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Connie March 5

My return was accepted by the Irs on 1/31 and I check the Where’s your refund site everyday and it keeps saying it’s still being processed without any codes and no notices in the mail from them. I called them and spoke to a rep and they told me that my return was under review for income and tax credits and it will take up to 45 days from 2/15 and to just keep checking the wyr site and she also said that you can blame our president for this. And I don’t understand why as I know all my info is correct.Very upsetting and I need the $$ very badly!

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Tyler March 5

I filed 1/29 and was accepted the same day. I am getting the EITC and read that the earliest i could possibly receive anything was 2/27. I checked WMR the 27th of feb and my status was that the money was sent and the latest i would see it was today (3/5) still havent seen it so i rechecked WMR and now its back to no bars and processing. I called my bank they said they had nothing on their end and i cant even get through to speak to a rep at the IRS. Where do I go from here? Starting to get seriously frustrated.

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Brenda Castillo March 3

No change i status still saysprocessing will get a date when done whatever. I filed jan 31 wheni talked to anirs she said noletterhasbeengenerated.

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Krissy March 3

I e filed on Feb.21st (on turbobtax) I got an email about 2hrs latter saying my return was accepted, and Today 3-3-18 I now have my second bar and a dd date of the 7th. So this is almost spot on with the calandar!!

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SiSi March 8

Hey so did you get it? Just wanted to know if someone at least had an update to give

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CAROLINA TOVAR March 2

SO I FILED ON FEB 5TH THROUGH TURBO TAX AND MY TAXES WERE ACCEPTED THE SAME DAY, ITS BEEN 3 WEEKS ALREADY AND ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. NO LETTER OR EMAIL HAS BEEN SENT TO ME.

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mickey March 12

same with me, still says 152 blah blah blah

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Christopher March 2

E-Filed/Accepted 02/03/18, received my state return within 14 days to my bank acct.WMR for fed return showing no status bar, only “received/processing msg” Getting frustrated. Military return.

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CJ March 2

My tax return was submitted and approved on 1/29 and is in still being processed status with no other messages. I do have ACTC however this is the first year that I used a tax service and the first year my tax return has been delayed.

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Mom327 March 2

I filed my taxes in January. The bars are all gone and it says “being processed”. I have no tax codes at all. I’ve read other sites and people have been calling the irs and ordering transcripts etc. I have not been requested to verify my identity or notified that any action is required on my part. Should I call there it’s or just keep waiting?

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J.C March 1

E-filed and accepted on 2/7 but still giving no bar on the WMR and now just saying processing and will update more when availale…why so long when I know tons of other people that filed after me and already got theirs back.

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Nicole McPurdy March 5

Same here! I filed a month ago last Friday…. just still processing… many people I know who have also used the EITC and ACTC have already gotten their’s back…. frustrated.

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J March 1

The number to call for confirmation of you have an offset of your refund is 1-800-304-3107
You can just double check no government agency is taking a portion of your return.
Also, because of my profession, when speaking to the IRS be kind and sweet. They have a way of “not processing” things when they are called names and screamed at.
Please understand they answer these questions all day and are blamed for the process. And within recent years, with health care penalities and tax release holds, I’m sure it has been brutal on anyone in their position.

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Damian March 1

I filed my taxes on the 1/30 and it was accepted the same day. When I checked my status I had a bar showing the status then that disappeared and now I got the your return is still being processed. I don’t have a PATH Act message, I never got a letter in the mail to contact the IRS nothing. This is the 1st yr ever I have ever had this type of issue with my tax returns. I’m sure it has something to do with my return jumped from 3k to 14k but the boost is from my installation of solar panels on my home last yr but this is crazy. Nothing has changed but that. The sad thing is I lent money out with the hopes of I would be ok cause of the refund now up poops creek

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Ashley March 1

Filed my taxes 1/26, accepted 1/29. The bars showed processing, then a week later, no bars. Only says, the IRS received your refund and it is being processed. Since it’s been over 21 days I called the IRS and spoke with someone. The lady then explained my return was randomly selected for review and will take 45 days. Very frustrating !

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Miranda Morris March 5

This is almost word for word what I was told. I don’t understand it but yes it is frustrating. My biggest question was why? She said it could be for many reasons or none other then just luck of the draw. I say bad luck of the draw.

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Twassie66 March 21

Did the IRS say 45 days from submitting the return or 45 days from the time of your call?

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Jamie February 28

Efiled 2/10/18 accepted 2/10/18 wmr says processing still no expected refund date not understanding why….

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Matthew Caldwell February 28

My Return Was Accepted On 01/17/2018, Filed Electronically and I Did File An Earned Income Tax Credit. But Last Year, (2017) I Received My Refund On February 23rd, 2017, No Problems!!! I’m Thinking It’s Because Of The “Sexual Deviant-In-Chief And His Band Of GOP Misfits Freaking With The “Tax Laws” Is The Reason For These Unnecessary Direct Deposit Delays!!! Damn We Sure Are In Need Of President Obama Right About Now…

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Matthew Perez February 28

When I 1stchecked my status it said “recieved” now when I try to check it says “information does not match our system” has this happened to anyone else? Tax topic 152

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Diane March 10

Filed my Federal..got refund in a week. Filed my NJ State on February 7th. Been checking the Where’s my refund website and it still says “processing”. So, I went to the app IRStogo and it says my info doesn’t match. It’s all accurate, my soical, my status and my refund amount. Something is screwy. You wonder if the IRS works like the insurance industry. They get all the claims in, put in the bank to collect the interest,(which the claimant (us) does not see and then pay us our refund. Mr. “Trump” knows all the little games on how to make a buck..sounds far fetched but I wouldn’t be surprised!

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Annie February 27

I filed my taxes (very simple, just 1 W-2 form from my job and document from my Grad school) on February 11. Checked status next day, February 12 and it had been accepted (WMR Status = Return Received). It has been like that since then with no changes or updates. My sister filed 3 days before me and already received her refund about a week and a half ago. In previous years, my refund has been approved and sent very quickly (usually within less than a week of me filing). I am not super concerned yet as it hasn’t been 21 days and I can’t technically call them and ask about it until then, still – just for others to know – there is definitely a delay and its not just you!

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Kelsea February 27

I filed on Jan. 27th was accepted on Jan. 29th, had status bar on wmr originally, but now just says still processing will provide date when available. Any insight as to when?

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Mark Guynes February 26

I was accepted on the 30th of Jan. And mine also says still being processed. I friend of mine filed on the 2nd of Feb. and got his refund already. What seems to be the hold up?

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Mel February 26

I filed 2-12 was accepted that day have been checking WMR and it says my refund is still being processed and a deposit date will be provided when ready. I am getting EIC but my friend did hers the day after me and will be getting her refund on Feb. 27th with EIC she also already got her state deposit and I haven’t even got that one. Is anyone having these problems with the IRS having problems getting their state refund as well?

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Tina March 8

Same issues, filed Feb. 4, got my state, my fed was accepted same day and now just says processing. I called Irs, in a Hold now since March 5, they said there are no comments of anything wrong, it’s in review status, so I sked if it was being audited? they said No. Plan on 45 days from March 5, not unless Irs sends a letter requesting more info. or releases earlier. So no help.

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VVB February 26

Any updates anyone? I’ve had none except the “still processing” message. I’m confused, frustrated and it’s giving me nightmares….seriously.

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Michele February 25

I e filed my return on the 5th of this month and still have yet even received an email saying my return was accepted!!!! I went to a new person this year just some small place she charged me up front what’s going on? Frustrating this year !!!!

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Cindy Harber February 25

I filed mine on Feb. 1st and was accepted the same day. My status bar is no longer and I have a message that says I’m still being processed. The only thing I had major happen last year was that is was married on Dec. 29th. Could that possibly be the hold up?

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Laurie J. Harrison February 26

Same here, no status bar, no tax topics, no letters, just says your refund is being processed.

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jennifer February 27

I filed mine on 02/07 and they were accepted on 02/07 and all was fine until yesterday and all my bars disappeared and I have the same message. maybe its because of the influx of people getting refunds and checking the site right now?! I haven’t been able to find any answers to this question myself. if you do please let me know, Thanks

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Eddie February 24

My return was accepted on the 5th, and on the refund page it still says it’s being processed. There’s no further info like the tax topics or anything.

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Amy February 28

This is the same with me and I cannot get through to the irs. I have an offset and I checked my payments to irs and my balance is 0 but I still have not gotten my refund

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Dee February 24

Got my part I earned on my 2017 taxes but not the eitc . Got take action message on wmr site. Why?

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J SMALL February 26

I called the IRS & they said the government is holding back all EIC , Due to fraud in the past. It dont mean we did a fraud return, But others did in the past.

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Samantha Schmerge February 23

Anyone else still have no bars on wmr?
Just a processing message ? It shows my refund amount and file status. But nothing else? No tax topic. Anyone one else still waiting?

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Mahogany Kennedy February 25

I still have the processing message…i called and he said they had to do as employment verification…idk

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Teresa February 26

Yeah, I just get a processing message. My return was completed and accepted on the 7th. I read that everyone that files EIC should expect a 1-2 week delay in return. It seems like they are having some real issues on irs.gov.

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Chris February 28

We got the same info but files on 01/29, approved 01/31. after 2:45 on the phone and another 2:00 with another dept they told me it was still being processed and they do not have a date they can release the refund. The rep was rude and said it was because we have children. The same children we have had for the last 5+years. She said it could take up to April for them to send us our return and to use the WMR site and not to keep calling because i will get the same answer.

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Ruby February 23

I was accepted 2/14 and was waiting to be approved on 2/22 i got no bars and message saying “your tax return is still being processed, refund date will be provided when available” with tax topic 152. Does anyone know why ???

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Tiera March 1

Experiencing the same thing!

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Stephanie February 23

Called them the other day because I’m still getting the 152 message. Told me it could take up to 45 days… I don’t understand. We have kids but no other credits so my return is simple. Only one W2 and the same kids we claim every year .It’s feb 23rd!! We filed on January 27th and was accepted on the 29th. I’m getting extremely frustrated.

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Emma February 25

I have kids too, but the IRS has to hold income tax for tax payers who have kids due to fraud in the past, and people claiming other peoples kids. It does not matter how early you filed they have to hold al refunds for those who claimed the eitc until feb 27

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shamecca paul February 26

me to who wants to wait 45 days i am so mad. but here is nothing else to do but wait so.

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Jeri February 27

I am in a similar boat annoying

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Lea March 2

We have the same issue ..Now it’s sating 3 months

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LadyLee March 2

I am too. I filed January 31st (had to wait to get the forms to do that) did so online through turbo tax .. the same way I’ve been doing for a couple of years. TurboTax told me (after I waited the 21 days) that it should be the week of Feb 27th. Well I received the state refund of only $89 before the 27th but the federal return was still showing processing. I called and finally got through to the IRS and the woman told me that it will be by April 1st ?? 45 days from Feb 15th.. because those of us who claimed children and earned income credit would have a delay and that the IRS would not start processing until Feb 15th. I inquired if this was normal and was told yes. However, never in all the years filing did I have to wait 3 months to get my return having done so electronically. They need to provide accurate information.. even this page we’re on has incorrect information with the schedule they provide. I just don’t understand why this woman told me April 1st! .. Additionally when I called on February 27th, I was told that they sent out a letter dated February 26th. It’s now March 2nd and I have yet to receive the letter.. she could or would not tell me what was in the letter, only that there would be a 45 day delay ? why ?? It shouldn’t take that long to review my return which is exactly the same as it’s been the last couple of years. The only difference this year is I made nearly 5K less in income with the same job after the job gave me a raise and how is that possible? well they bumped me up to $10 an hour after 3 years with the company but decided to take away .55 cents per reservation. Consequently even with a raise I lost money with the income I was getting from this moving company. So I really need my refund and this delay is senseless and not helping me and my family. I was told February 27th .. when that day came and went and no deposit I started to get very concerned.. I remain concerned. I hope you receive your refund soon, also.

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Alexis CARTER March 2

I filed the same exact days and and got the same result. 45 days. No bars bullshit

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Kevin February 23

Filed my return on the 7th. It got accepted on the 7th. Still nothing. People I know that filed later already got their refunds. Even with EIC and CTC. I prepare tax returns for free. I should have gotten it already. Oh well. Time to play the waiting game.

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Kevin February 23

Filed mine on the 7th. Got accepted on the 7th. Nothing yet. Have the first bar darkened. Nothing. Kinda getting frustrated. Says nothing on when I will be getting it through my bank.

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Maegan February 23

My refund was accepted 1/26/18. At first the WMR had a status bar and then a few days later it was gone. Now it just says it’s being processed and a refund date will be pro used when available. I tried calling the IRS and could not get through to a human. I have no EIC OR additional child tax credit. I have not received anything in the mail either. Very frustrating! There has been no movement on my refund in almost a month.

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Nick February 23

I filed my taxes on 2/14 TurboTax accepted them 2/15 still says received.

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Joy February 22

Accepted 1/19.with status bar…Then.2/5 changed to received and processing , no bar , no date of deposit or anything. Still says processing today 2/22 . Called the number but couldn’t get a human. I’ll be trying agin! Everyone but me seems to have had their money back already with EIC.

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Sandra February 23

Same here, Joy! Even people that filed after me have already received theirs!

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Sandra February 23

Any update with yours, Joy? I am in the same boat as you. Everyone around me has already received theirs. Very frustrating!

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Samantha Schmerge February 23

You hear anything yet? I’m in the same situation .

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Valerie Ramirez March 7

Not everyone Joy I filed on 1/19 it was accepted that same day. I still only have “Being processed” my sister with an ECE got hers on Feb. 22nd and she filed a week after me there seems to be no plan for how the refunds are sent. I have decided to stop counting on it.

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Whitney cole February 22

I had my taxes done on 1/26 and I’m still waiting it’s been approved and says the date my bank will receive it is today 2/22 still nothing

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Isaiah Europe February 22

My date is 22nd which is today but haven’t gotten anything in my direct deposit has anyone have the same issue?

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Marilyn February 22

Last Year they did the same to Me, Never received my Rufund on October 2017. This year i efiled On January 29, and still not even process it says. No bar to look at. This is incredible, los of friends that efiled after me, claiming there dependents all received there refund.

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jennifer February 23

I filed on the exact same day (1/29) and bar disapeared from WMR tool a few days after file was received. For the past few weeks now I have only been getting the message “you file is still being processed and a refund date will be provided when available”. Finally yesterday when I checked the mail their was a letter from the IRS (4883C) saying that I needed to call in to verify my identity. I just called thme this morning and now they are saying that it could take up to 9 week for my refund to be sent…WTF. If file is already received and being processed, and all they needed was for me to verify my identity, and all of the info I provided was correct, then shouldn’t that be enough to push it through to approved? WMR tool is still showing same message, but they said it could take up to a week for even that to change. This is rediculous!

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Tasha March 16

So in 2017 you never received your refund until October Marilyn?

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Deanna February 22

Good morning everybody…those of us with a ADD of 22nd, min was on time, hope this is the same for wverybody…good luck to everybody!!!!!

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Michael H February 22

Mine was 2 lol bout time

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Isaiah Europe February 22

Did you get your refund today

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Katina February 22

Mine has a date to be deposited on the 22nd and still have nothing. I am wondering will it change tomorrow?

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Deanna February 22

Good mornimgmorninf a

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Tonya February 22

Please help! I efiled my return on 1/29, and received confirmation the next day that my return had been received by IRS. From there when I logged onto “where’s my refund” the bar was on “Received” up until 3 days ago. The bar completely disappeared and now says ” your tax return is still being processed, refund date will be provided when available.” I have never seen this message before and I’m worried. Has anyone else been given this message? Should I be worried? Or is this message given to those who filed and has EIC credit? Am I being audited and need to provide more info to IRS? Please help and give me insight, because according to the schedule on here I should be getting my refund this week but it doesn’t look like it. Does anyone have any info? Please help!!

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Jada February 22

^ mine is saying the same thing! I’m not sure what’s going on if any one does please comment.

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Marie February 23

Mine said the same I called to irs I was told as of 2/14/18 the irs is looking into my refund more and if they don’t need anymore information from me I should have it 45 days from this date and I filed on the 26th of January call 18008290582 ext.652

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isiahpegues February 24

your not the only one i filed 1/31 an it got accepted the same day but no exact date to when i will recieve my refund because its still processing

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Reginald Johnson March 1

I file 01/31 my was showing bars al the way up to feb 18th now its saying wat every one else is saying but b call an they told me it cn take up to 45 days I think they just behind dis year cause sum ppl file befor the 29 so they got to get every one

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Eddie February 24

Mine is showing the same thing, it was accepted on the 5th. My refund status says still being processed with no status bar and that a refund date will be provided when available. I didn’t fall under the EIC bracket.

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Troy February 28

My “Where’s My Refund status is:

Your tax return is still being processed.

A refund date will be provided when available.

I e-filed on January 29th, I have the same two EIC kids as the last 7 years. I thought that we were supposed to be getting returns+EIC after 2-27. What a joke. I better not get audited or verify identity. Looks like it’s time to stop borrowing money to the government and up the W4 dependent’s tab.

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Holly Hale February 25

I am getting the same message on WMR and it has a link to code 152 or something. I am very worrried also! Does anyone have any idea if most people get this message or if I did something wrong?
Does anyone have any updates? My return was accept 2/15 but still processing. I know it has not been very long but it is hard to be patient when I am worried about the message.

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Lea March 2

I’m getting the same thing ..

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jakisha March 5

I guess that after seeing this, I can breathe a sigh of relief in a sense…

They are doing things COMPLETELY different under the current administration I see.

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Shenequa February 21

Today 2/21 still path message no updates called the IRS they said it still being processed this is frustrating. Anyone else filed and accepted on 1/30 and still waiting?

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Theressa February 22

Yes. I am still being processed. Called the IRS this morning and they said my taxes are under review and to call back 45 days from 03/05/18 for an update.

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Jeri February 27

I was told this same thing today

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Kena February 22

I filed on the January 29th and accepted the same day. Got my refund yesterday

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Jasmine Mangham February 26

Did you file eic?

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Sherylon February 22

I was accepted on 1/30 and I still getting the same message as you. Called IRS they did really have an answer. I told them I have not received a letter or anything… She told me some taxes are under review but they should have sent out letters… I havent received a letter so I am in the waiting game just like you. Stressful

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Sidonie February 22

Yes- My was accepted on 1/29/2018 and still says being processed and will let me know deposit date. ugh.
IRS said same thing.

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Kristine February 22

I filed and was accepted 1/24 and Mine says still being processed

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Jojo February 22

Mine was accepted on the 1/26 and I still have the Topic number 152 message

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Kristin February 23

So the website shows that my deposit date was on 2/22 and my husband got a text at 2am this morning that the refund was sent which was 2/23. I keep checking my account and nothing. I contacted the bank and they said that it isn’t there and not pending. Also they said for some reason they are only getting tax returns on Tues and Wed so If I didn’t get it on Tues or Wed then I may not get it til next week!!! When I check the website it shows refund sent. Has anyone had this same issue!? If the IRS website says my refund was sent on the 22nd then how come I still don’t have it??

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Jasmine February 26

Mines is saying exactly the same thing and still no deposit yet..hopefully something changes tomorrow. My entire family had deposit dates of the 22nd and I’m the only one without my refund yet.have you heard anything different?

Lisa March 9

Filed and accepted on 1/29/18 and today is 3/9! Still waiting!!! Called on 2/20 and was told wait 45 days

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Lysa February 21

Filed and accepted on the 9th. WMR has said recieved up until this morning when it changed to still being processed date refund date will be provided when available so now naturally im stressed and not sure if this means something is wrong or if its just being processed

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Tonya February 22

Lysa, my refund status is exactly what yours is. I too filed 1/29 and 3 days ago the bar disappeared and now shows what yours shows. Have you had any updates or see anything different when your checking status? I’m worried, frustrated, and confused..I just want to know if this means problem or just IRS pending due to EIC or child tax credit.

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Lysa February 23

Still no change yet. According to the shedule my deposit should be today, but so far nothing. I am assuming with as many people that are stating this has happened to them that they are possibly behind on processing and so its causing a delay. I have heard many people saying they are getting this message on WMR. Ill let you know if anything changes on my end.

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Tonya February 24

Any updates? Still the same message on my end ” still processing, refund date will be provided when available.”
I’m reading more and more messages on here and other places that many others have the same issue. So it makes me feel better in a sense that I’m not the only one. Maybe next week??

lysa February 26

Mine updated as approved Saturday morning. I’m starting to think they are behind and that is why so many ppl are getting that message when it’s not processed when it’s supposed to be. Mine is scheduled to deposit on the 28th

lysa February 26

Oh and I was told by the irs that wmr usually updates on saturdays and Wednesday’s even though the website says everyday those are the big update days

Ashley pugh February 21

Do anyone know when the next big update will be?

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Ibn Whitfield February 21

I was accepted on the 30 mine still say processing as well.

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Mike Jameson February 20

My tax return has been approved, but it says that it is due to be mailed by feb 27 even though it for approved on the 18th. Is that an estimate?? Is there any chance they will mail it sooner??

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Mary February 20

Mine said one day it was approved then next day went back to processing what’s up with that?

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Toni February 20

Accepted on the 24 of January. Kept saying on status bar received. Then disappeared and came up with Path Act. I get that, on the 17th updated to received and processing no status bar and no other info. Really us single parents depend on this . Don’t understand after reading comments that other people have received even with the eitc and other credits. Explain???

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G.Rice February 21

I am in your same boat same… exact thing happened to me .. first the status bar then the path act .. Now no status bar and is saying it is being processed but my sister in law and others are getting their refund even with the eitc and atc or what ever … I am freaking out because I have no idea why . I have no received anything in the mail and I called the irs and they told me the same exact thing … your right we do rely on this

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Randall February 22

We got the same message and my wife called and the lady told us after reviewing that our return had been randomly selected for additional review. I think it’s another stall tactic!

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Racheal February 20

We filed through TurboTax as we do every year. The only thing that changed for us this year is that we had a set of twins and a singleton within a year, so we added all 3 girls to the return this year. We filed early and the IRS accepted our return on 1/22, everything was going smoothly until 2/17. We logged in to the “Where’s My Refund” to find a message stating that we need to take action. It tells us to call the 800 number and mention 1242 when speaking to the tax representative. It also has code 151 our rights. We called this morning and got no where with them. No answers or explanations. They claimed they didn’t specifically know what the issue was. Has anyone else dealt with this in the past or currently dealing with this? Has anyone received any helpful responses or answers? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Dbaye February 22

I had the same thing. It just says “We received your return and it is being reviewed”. There’s no info about a letter being sent or anything. I haven’t received anything in the mail. I did receive my refund that was not associated with the EIC or ACTC that I claimed this morning. Has that happened to anyone else? Wonder what the chances of getting the rest of my refund on the 27th is.

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Paige February 20

We have filed EIC…On WMR still says processing but we filed through Turbo Tax and TT says 23rd….If TT says 23rd is that correct? Has anyone else had that issue? We already received our State and School refund.

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Deanna February 22

Hi I filed with turbo tax too and they have me a date of the 23rd also, but got mine today, so check yours…good luck to u

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matia daniels February 20

hi I been did my refund I have no kids and I dud it on jan 29 mines still saying processing I don’t have no letter in the mail nothing I have no date I suppose too been in the 1st branch I been filled but I have no date can someone help me out

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matia daniels February 20

mines is saying the same thing as yours

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Jenny February 19

When I filed my taxes I forgot to give give my tax preparation lady my new address so I wouldn’t knoe if they need more proof of my identity will it tell me on my WMR status ?

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Guanica February 19

Hello,
Just wanted to give a brief update as I too were playing the waiting game. Processed return 2/2/18 accepted the same day. Kept receiving the “still processing message”. Checked WMR around 5am 2/17/18 and status changed to “Approved”. There was a huge update on the 17th many will see there refunds this week.

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PAULA LORD February 18

I did mines on the 31 got excepted on the 1 of Feb and that shit been like that since smfh why ??

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Michael H February 20

Paula wait patiently babe you will get it

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Deanna February 18

WNT says my refund will be sent to my bank BY 2/22….so does that mean there’s a chance I could get it before the 22nd?

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Deanna February 18

Sorry, WMR not WNT

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Cassidy D Slaton February 21

Mine says the same thing i filed 2/5 and it says 2/22

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Holly February 18

Hey so everyone who filed the same time I did already has their refund. So frustrating! I got divorced last May and moved across the country. Would a filing status change and move affect my processing time? I filed and was accepted on February 7. Still just one bar and topic 152. I can’t get my transcript because it just says my information doesn’t match. What the heck??? Any insight?

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Kathleen February 18

Received a letter from the irs I need to verify my identity I feel like this is crazy they do this to me every year. Is it because my refunds over $10000.00? Now it can take another 9 weeks to receive it. I’m so frustrated!!!

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K February 18

Kathleen what kind of message did you see on wmr? a tax topic 151? take notice? if you could copy and paste it here so i can see if it is similar to mine it would be greatly appreciated. were you the only one who needed to verify your identity? how did you even do such a thing?

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Marissa C February 18

if it says est. day to be deposited is feb 19, and that’s presidents day, will it still be deposited?

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Natasha Gillespie February 20

Did you receive your refund?

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Erika February 20

Hope this isn’t the case for me! First year our refund is over 10k and that’s because of my business having a bad year. Haven’t received any letters yet but wmr updated today to still being processed :(

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Brenda February 18

Filled on 1-28 got accepted on 1-29.. On 2-16 showed bars with been approved today shows refund will be deposited on 2-22

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lisa February 18

Mine is the same accepted 1/29 showed on the 2/16 that refund due 2/22

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Sara Harker February 22

Mine says 22nd and no deposit

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paul February 23

Mine said refund approved and it should be sent by feb. 22. It’s now the 23rd and it hasn’t been sent to my bank. Hopefully it will be later today? :/

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MARCUS February 17

Hello everyone I filed with Jackson Hewitt Jan 20th.. I do have ctc and EIC.. my transcript said I’d receive my refund Feb 22nd I got mine today

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Racheal February 20

Hi Marcus, did you have any issue with topic 151 or code 1242 when you filed? Only asking because you said you claimed the credits that are slowing them down with processing.

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Kim U February 17

Yes finally WMR updated !! Should be hitting my bank the 22nd..fingers crossed…no more PATH message

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Marie February 17

Got my refund yesterday 02/16/2018 but the it’s website still was showing accepted

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Amy February 17

As of today 2-17, wmr says refund approved and will be sent to my bank on 2-22!! The PATH message went away yesterday! It seems to be working like last year.

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Isaiah Europe February 17

WMR just updated I got mine refund date for next week

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Lashay02 February 17

I filled on the 27 it got accepted on the 29 but my still says still being processed refund date will be be provided when available still has 152 tax Topic on mine

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matia daniels February 20

yes mines still saying it idk whats wrong

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Tee February 17

WMR is updated!!! Mines says it will sent by next week, the bars are back. Just an update for anyone that had the Path message.

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Donna February 17

Thanks!!! Just check mine and it HAS been updated!

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Michael Higginbotham February 17

Any updates?

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Marian Amos February 16

I filled mine on the 13th and accepted on the 22nd. I have no bars just says processing. It’s been 3 weeks. How long do we have yo wait. And I got a letter from the state tax department saying I need to verify the amount I’m getting back. This is a joke.

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Nicole February 17

Did you get EITC or ACTC? If so, that’s why it’s been that long. Otherwise, could be something else that they found.

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Mimi February 16

My status haven’t updated yet still says being processed but when i go to my MCUonline banking it shows the irs refund pending but it hasn’t release the funds yet i guess due to the holiday do anyone else see their finds in their account ?

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Amber N Walck February 16

I filed on Feb 3 2018 the wmr tool just says recieved the only code that comes up is 152 why hasnt anything changed. Am i ever going to get an answer

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Amy Jennings February 16

Update, as of today 2-16, the PATH message is gone and says processing!! Hope it goes like 2017 time frame when I got the deposit on 2-22 or 2-23 in my bank account! Glad to see the PATH message gone though :)

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Tee February 16

Anyone have any updated yet?? Bars are gone and it just says processing… So annoyed

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Jennifer Sandoval February 17

Mines were gone as well with the tax topic 152 on WMR .the app or website isn’t working properly keep checking you’re bank account don’t go based on that I filed on Jan 19 ,2018 and got accepted the same day since I have child tax credits I keep getting the 152 tax act message so I waited till Feb 15 to check . wmr said they were processing my return on feb 15 this morning feb 16 I saw my phone and my return was deposited into my account no offset and everything was good so everyone please check you’re bank. The wmr is giving me Feb 22 for deposit date or check Feb 27 if it’s not in my account other than that it’s saying refund approved so whoever got the 152 tax act is all good nothing to worry about. Anyone who filed early with child credit should of got there money today as well

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Mrs.blount February 26

Hello I have the same message as you and I filed on the 29th I just have your return is being processed with the tax topic 152 I was accepted on a Sunday before President day it may have updated that Saturday the 18th do u think I’m ok I didn’t want to call irs because I don’t think that would be smart please reply

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Tonya February 22

Has yours updated at all or still show processing? My bar completely disappeared 3 days ago and now says ” tax refund still being processed, refund date will be provided when available,l.” By chance does yours show this message? I’m getting ansy and just trying to understand what’s going on..I’ve never seen this message before…

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Sheila February 16

Mine updated from PATH message to saying it is being processed with no status bars

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K February 16

Path messaged has dissapeared, now it says it has been recieved and proccessing. I filed and got accepted on the 18 of Jan.

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Raul February 16

I filed my taxes on Wednesday 01/31/2018 and they were accepted the same day.
Today is Friday 02/16/2018 and status on IRS website is still under “accepted”, no approval and obviously no refund yet.

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Mrs.blount February 26

I’m in the same boat as you please let me know if you receive any update and I’ll do the same

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Kathleen February 16

Mine just says it processing, no path message nothing. I filed Jan 18 accepted Jan 22. Had the bars for a week with path message then everything disappeared and hasn’t returned. We are past Feb 15th hopefully progress will start happening.

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Billie February 16

Mine says the same thing.

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Bee February 16

I had the exact same thing happen to me. Check your transcript, mine says deposit date 2/22/18. Hopefully that means funds will be in my account. Happy Tax Season :)

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Desirae February 16

Mine says the same thing as urs Kathleen. I filed mine Jan 27th and it was accepted Jan 29th. Something should be happening soon..I hope!!! I wonder what days of the week do they send out returns or direct deposit them?

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Shenequa February 21

Mines still says the same with the 152 message nothing pending in my bank account I’m so frustrated I files and was accepted on 1/30 still nothing

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Andrea February 16

Kathleen, I do not see the PATH message anymore or the WMR tool bar. It is now telling me my taxes are being processed but does not give me a date on the IRS app, Turbo Tax says by the 20th?? I’m hoping soon!!

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Kim U February 16

Same here no more PATH message just PROCESSING..hopefilly the refund hits the bank tomorrow or Tuesday since Monday is a bank holiday..almost at the finishing line..fingers crossed

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Tonya February 22

Has yours updated so far? 3 days ago my bar disappeared and now shows ” refund still being processed, refund date will be provided when available.” By chance did you get this same message? If so have you had any updates?

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Cindy February 25

I have same screen message. No PATH and no codes.

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Iyshiah February 16

Path message disappeared.. Now it’s saying my refund is being processed. Withow no other further. Codes

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Rosemary February 16

Mine says on the wmr that it has been recieved and is being processed with no codes on the page. So I don’t know but they really need to get in s hurry. We the people need our funds.

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Natalie February 15

I pulled my free IRS tax return account transcript and it says: Processing Date 02/19/2018

Hope this means into bank that date. Doubt it as it’s a Holiday and Banks are closed

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mary February 16

maybe you will get it on Saturday !

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Alundria Blackshear February 15

why is the path message still up

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Deanna February 15

Has anyone had any updates as of today February 15?

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Natalie February 15

I pulled my IRS Account Transcript and it says Processing Date 2/19/2018
Dount I will get it then as it is a Federal/Bank Holiday.

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Mary February 15

no up date for me I filed 1/22 and accepted 1/23 I been stuck on the path message If this schedule is right I should have my money tomorrow that’s a big if.

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Tia February 15

No. The same but I hear that the 17th is day of reckoning. If we get lucky maybe 16th.

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Andrea February 15

So, WMR just shows tax act standard verbage…wait ’til the end of February blah blah blah. I filed on 01/25 and was accepted. I was able to get my transcripts though, says processed on 02/19 but today is 02/15. Anyone ever had that happen? If so, when did you get your refund?

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JLB91 February 15

I filed my federal taxes 1/31 and they were accepted the same day. It is 2/15 and they are still being processed with just the first bar shaded in on the WMR page. Mine were fairly simple: filed single, no EIC or Child Tax Credit. I have an education credit, but that hasn’t caused any issues/delays in the past. Anyone else experiencing this?

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DeAndre February 16

I am having the same issue with my taxes. They are still processing and I filed on 02/02/2018

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dertfop February 17

ANy updates

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Jo Anna February 15

IRS accepted my return on 1/23. Still says Path 152 as I am expecting EITC. Any changes for anybody?

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Christina February 14

I filed on January 29, 2017 return receive for a week I guess. I check yesterday and all status bars are gone, and talks about the Path and 152 topic. Has anyone had this issue, never did the year before..

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Mary February 14

I filed 1/22 accepted 1/23 I’m still on the Path message I hope I get a update this week.

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Sharon February 14

Fuck the irs they bitch ass will take your money in a heart beat if u owe anyone but takes fucking centuries to send your muthafukn refund check out that fuckn belongs to you stupid backwards assholes

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Marizta February 16

Yes

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Racheal February 20

PREACH!!!

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Michael H February 13

Have any1 else who filed or text with the earned income credit get their refund yet or state check yet

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Michael H February 12

The wmr says info not ava please try back its been saying that for about a week and did any1 get there state refund back yet

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Deanna February 13

Yes I have received mine in md

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Vintak February 13

Same boat here.
Filed on Feb 01 2018 and WMR no information available.

Very stressful.

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C. Johnson February 15

Yes, I received mine back in Maryland

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Bradferd shepherd February 12

I done our taxes on January 29th,2018 they was excepted on the same day it shows on the website where’s my refund on first bar saying they have received my tax refund and it’s been progress and my sister in-law done her’s four days before I did and hers is on second bar that says her refund is approved why anit mine changed any does anyone know why should I be worrying she has child tax credit to just like me I’m worrying cause I could use my refund I’m about to be kicked out of my home cause I’m behind almost a month on my rent payment so if anyone is going through the same please let me know something thanks alot

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Amy February 12

I filed my federal on 1-22-18, it was received and approved by the IRS on 1-22, then I get an email from the company I used for e-file, about the PATH, and IRS won’t issue refunds until mid February, and won’t appear in my bank account until 2-27. It was the same thing last year, the refund was approved on 2-18 and deposited into my bank on 2-22 or 2-23. So, I am expecting about the same this year. I would like to know if anyone has gotten their refund with the EIC and or additional tax credits? I am fairly sure that at the end of this week, or Monday 2-19 at the latest, I will see the bar on IRS wmr, it’s just frustrating having to wait so much longer. I am really hoping it’s just like last year though and not the very end of February like the IRS is saying.

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TIA February 12

Still the same waiting game. Path Message Tax Topic 152.

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Me February 12

Hi there, my refund was accepted 1/30, I claimed child tax credit, no new updates on WMR other than the PATH ACT and 152. My friend filed a week after me, she claimed the child tax credit and got an update that her refund will deposit 2/16.

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Carrie Manzone February 21

Omg same here disappointing

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Marian Amos February 11

Mine were accepted on the 22nd of January and I’m still getting the same thing message 152. Using even know what’s going on with them.

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Aaron February 12

Hello, Mine was accepted 1/30 and mine went to no bars just message on 2/10. I visited turbotax forum and all theirs have done the same thing. It’s nothing to worry about. It’s happening to everyone right now.

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Deanna February 11

Hi, If you can order your transcripts does that mean your taxes are approved? I know the irs won’t tell us anything til later this week. But I was just wondering since I was able to order my transcripts was that a good sign?

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Megan February 12

Read the article. Your question is actually answered in it.

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Shantina Bri February 9

Hi everyone I filed my taxes Jan 17 2018 fed was accepted Jan 19th state accepted Jan 30 I’m one of the tax returns that has eic and child tax credit so I know my fed will be held until end of Feb up until Feb 7th my state said processing Feb 8th I checked and it said it may require further review it’s after 12 am now Feb 9th still reading may require further review I got my taxes prepared at h&r block and only had 1 w2 I’ve been reading other blogs about state taxes now being delayed until you get your federal if your federal has code 152 I also heard it was a NYS thing I have no idea I’ve never seen this msg before if anyone else is having this problem or has any insight I’d like to hear.

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Michael H February 8

Any good news anybody please let me know

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Kitkat.kk2015 February 7

I have no gripe on my return so far , Im just sharing what has happened this tax filing year to my family due to ,i think , being a very rare situation and i have never ever heard or read online anything like what has happened this year to my family and I .
My family filed a total of 4 tax returns this year and all 4 were filed around a week before jan.29th 2018 , all 4 were filed on the same day back to back pretty much, and all but 1 was accepted on the 29th of Jan. 2018 (opening tax day)and the 1 that was not accepted on the 29th , it was accepted on the 17th of jan.2018 and DD into his account and all monies from his return was avail for withdraw the morning of the 29th of Jan. 2018…. And this (“UNHEARD of early DD” )thing that happened to my kid ,it exactly happened to a neighbor of ours as well.
SO… the other 3 returns in my family that weren’t so fortunate , we all are still waiting and all 3 of us still at the 1st bar of the 3 on the wmr site . None of our refunds has moved up or down from the 1st bar (received) yet and I did check wmr the morning of the 29th on all 4 of my familys returns AFTER finding out about the one being DD and that one that was DD on the 29th , the wmr status bar was highlighted on through all 3 steps stating they were completed just as it really was .
Now, like most of you say it’s all just a waiting game for your funds…… well , u all have told no lies , because waiting is basicly all I have read and experienced when expecting a tax refund . The only time irs has not made me wait is when they taken or demanded my money for what ever reasons ,and there’s been a few (weird to me) reasons , in the last 8-10 yrs . Well , good luck to u all ! I hope it can but I can’t see my story really helping anyone out on refund issues which im sorry , but just thought I share it because it’s different than what i have came across online…

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Michael H February 7

Now my wmr says can not provide info at the time please check if everything was entered correctly and to check back onces a day does any1 else have that same issue

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Belle February 6

Hi, I got the message saying that my refund is still being processed, I filed on 1/24 accepted 1/25 and updated to that message Saturday morning, but no codes are there I have credits, 2 dependants

Same thing happened last year, and my refund was deposited on the 23rd

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fjb February 6

Anybody else that is subject to the PATH Act have your bars taken away and given the following message:

According to the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, the IRS cannot issue refunds before mid-February for tax returns that claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit. This applies to the entire refund, even the portion not associated with these credits.
Check Where’s My Refund in mid- to late February for your personalized refund status. It’s updated once a day and remains the best way to check the status of your refund.

Please read the following information related to your tax situation:
Tax Topic 152, Refund Information
Please Note:
For refund information, please continue to check here, or use our free mobile app, IRS2Go. Updates to refund status are made no more than once a day.

Thought I’d check.
Thanks in advance.

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Michael H February 6

I never had bars but mine says the same thing people i know have already gotting there refund even with the earned income credit

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Deanna February 6

Are they actually getting their refund from the irs or an advance from like jackson hewitt or h&r block? Just wondering cause I’ve heard a few people say they are getting refunds already .

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Michael H February 6

Yes. Deanna they are getting there full refund

Perry Ross February 9

No they are not. Anyone who claims to have ACTC or EIC and says they got their return before Feb 15th are lying. The LAW (you know things passed by Congress that the IRS will follow) states the IRS CANNOT give ANY refunds that have those credits.

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whitney February 13

No several people with kids have gotten there return not an advance

Sara Riley February 15

Hello, I seen it on.my local news station That the IRS does process very few tax returns for people without the child tax/EIC before they really even start accepting them just to make sure that the system is working and has no big glitches in it before the season starts but they usually use a few that tax professional have sent them early like h&r block so that when they start accepting them everything is ok

Kelsey February 8

YES! This is the message I get when I check “Where is my refund”

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Marian Amos February 11

Why are some people getting them and others have to wait? I wonder?

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Lameisha M Lipsey February 10

hi I got the same thing I had a bar yesterday now it’s gone was accepted on feb

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Virginia A Klink February 12

I check mine and it says the same thing we been waiting cause I need a car last year I had mine by now what is taking them so long

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Tanya February 20

Yes! I have that exact message. My return was ACCEPTED on 1/29/18. As I checked it over the last 2 weeks I had the bar saying it was “accepted” now I have no bar at all and it is giving this message:

Refund Status Results

Your tax return is still being processed.
A refund date will be provided when available.

Please read the following information related to your tax situation:
• Tax Topic 152, Refund Information

Please Note:

For refund information, please continue to check here, or use our free mobile app, IRS2Go. Updates to refund status are made no more than once a day.

Many of my other friends and co-workers are telling me that they have received actual dates of hen their return is coming and it seems 2/22/18 is the “magic” date! I am not sure what is happening…..is anyone else getting this message with NO BAR?

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Laquisha Goodloe March 1

I got the same message how you received your refund yet

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Michael H February 5

Yes hi every1. people i know are getting there refund and claimed the earned income so does anybody know whats going on

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Herb Ahia February 5

I am a single filer whose federal & state returns were accepted on Jan. 29th, 2018. I will update as it progresses. (Louisianaresident1971)

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th February 5

Taxpayers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit may experience a refund hold. According to the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, the IRS cannot issue these refunds before mid-February. The IRS expects the earliest EITC/ACTC related refunds to be available in taxpayer bank accounts or debit cards starting February 27, 2018, if these taxpayers chose direct deposit and there are no other issues with their tax return.

Where’s My Refund? ‎on IRS.gov and the IRS2Go mobile app will be updated February 17 for the vast majority of early filers who claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit. These taxpayers will not see a refund date on Where’s My Refund? or through their software packages until then. The IRS, tax preparers and tax software will not have additional information on refund dates, so Where’s My Refund? remains the best way to check the status of a refund. Where’s My Refund? is only updated once daily, usually overnight, so checking it more often will not produce new or different results.

Why is my refund being held?

If you claim the EITC or ACTC on your tax return, the IRS cannot issue your refund before mid-February. The law requires the IRS to hold the entire refund — even the portion not associated with the EITC or ACTC. Like previous years, some tax refunds may be held if there are questions about the tax return or the IRS needs more information.

When will I get my refund?

The IRS expects the earliest EITC/ACTC related refunds to be available in taxpayer bank accounts or debit cards starting February 27, 2018, if these taxpayers chose direct deposit and there are no other issues with their tax return.

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jessica February 5

Above you said “But the IRS is now processing refunds which were originally being held up due to PATH mandates. You should no longer be seeing the PATH message as a blocker to get your refund processed and paid.”

Where are you getting this info? If legitimate, please share with igotmyrefund.com

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Deanna February 5

Are state and federal taxes held til the 15th, or is it just federal?

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kay February 14

I believe just federal. I received my state return on 2/13.

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Nick February 5

Filed and Accepted 1/27/18. Getting topic 152 on my wmr. Hqve EIC .Can anyone give me an idea when to expect?

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Jenny J February 3

Filed 1-21w TurboTax IRS accepted & message 152 1-29 now 2-2 no bars and return still being processed a refund date will be provided when available. I can’t remember if this happens every year or not… I’ve had the same job for years & dependants.. best guess is the “path act ? Is this happening to anybody else?

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Kathy February 5

I have the same message and I was accepted on Jan 23

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Anastasia February 6

I have this too.

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samantha February 9

i have had this message for a week or so now just says your refund is still being processed will get date when available i dont understand the hold up

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Courtney G February 2

Refund Accepted on January 29th…
Will update as things continue…

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ADRIA February 2

Anyone from Maryland? I checked the refund status yesterday and it said received and being processed, today it says has not been processed please note that acknowledging receipt of your return takes place when your return has processed and it appears in our computer system… I am so confused. Either they have it or not

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Jackeline February 5

hey, im from MD, mine said the same thing and then went back to accepted and processing. did you ever find out what that was about? thought i was the only one lol

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K Llum February 2

My friend already got his refund deposited! I think it was Wednesday. I believe his was accepted on 22nd. Single filer..

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Michael H February 2

Still the wmr does not show me any bars should i be worried even though i was approved and accepted on jan 22nd

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Marian Amos February 11

Mine also. The same thing.

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Andrew January 31

My statis says my Refund will be Direct deposited January 31st but it seems now 11:15pm and still hasn’t been sent to my bank. Can it go past the date?

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AK January 31

Taxes were sent on the 29 and still have not been approved by the IRS,I did them through turbotax.Could something be wrong?

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JRA February 7

Hello
I did mine on 02/01/2018 and when I log in to WMR no information yet.
They should review returns(If this is the case) for fraudulent people not working people.

Hope everything turns out good for everybody!!!

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Deanna January 31

How long does it take for it’s to accept your takes? Should it be more than 24hrs?

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Deanna January 31

I’m sorry, for the IRS to accept taxes?

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Michael H January 31

So if the wmr dont show me bars thats does that mean im good

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Aaron January 31

It means it has no updated in their system yet. I was accepted with in minutes of submission two days ago and it has no shown me any bars. It actually can’t find my information. Don’t worry, the IRS is expecting ALOT of traffic this year due to early filers. Wait another 24-48 hours and you should see something.

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Michael H January 31

Even if I filed on January 16th and I was accepted and approved on January 22nd

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Bre January 31

The early filers were in the test run and some were able to go through.

Kasha Pittenger January 30

Tax topic 151 means you’re under review. The reference number will indicate the reason. I.e, 1242 is EIC review.

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travis February 6

wrong. 151 is an offset

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Rick T February 6

Where did you find this reference #? It only links the tax topic 151 informational page and the status bar changed to Take Action see below for more information. It says not to call until you receive the notice but has anyone had success calling before receiving the notice and getting info on exactly what they are looking for?

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bre January 30

I was able to request my transcript – by mail though. and it will take 5-7 business days.

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Kathleen January 30

I was accepted on the 23rd saw the bars and 152 message. Now I have no bars and no 152 message. It just says it’s processing.

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Aaron January 31

WMR does that, a lot, through out the hole tax period. It could be updating on the WMR or just way to much traffic. If you have Earned income and or Child Credits then it will just give you the path act 152 message and one bar. IRS does not start processing till the 29th but as always they are doing a small batch for system testing. That in no way will get you your refund faster though. Also the IRS is expecting more early filers this year then all the other years which means more traffic through their system. Be patient, they are not perfect but they do try to get everyone’s refund in a timely manor. Give it another 36 hours to reflect on WMR. It updates every day at night just once so no need to check more than once a day.

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Bre January 31

Right the man on the phone just told me the exact same thing.

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fjb January 30

I know two people with no EIC or child credit that received their returns yesterday.
Hopefully the government doesnt shut down again and delay those of us that have to wait.

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Michael H January 30

Does anyone know why the wmr says status is unaavailble i was approved and accepted on jan22nd i filled on jan 16th

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junkymagi January 30

How often is the WMR site updated and what time of day/night?
Filed online Jan 25 and accepted that day, refund possible Feb 2nd or 9th?

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Richard Oats February 5

The computer systems generally update between 2- 6 AM Est. You can also be on a weekly or daily update, check daily and look into calling after 21 days if no letters. We have to remember the computers are processing millions of tax returns, lets both cross our fingers and hope we get DDD this upcoming week. :-)

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Chell January 29

I’m using the HNR BLOCK EMERALD CARD. I any body have any experience with this card?

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Danielle February 8

Hi chell. I used this card for a couple years. Whats your question?

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Michael H January 29

Ive been aproved and. Accepted on the 22nd the wmr says status unavailable why is that

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Bre January 29

1.22 accepted no child no eic this year.

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Aaron R Sinquefield January 27

If you can order your tax return transcript then that means you are all done processing and should be updated on the 16th through the WMR and refunded no later then 14 days after the 16th. No there is no date on your tax transcript or the ”cycle code”that will show your refund date. Its a code for the cycle batch it went through.
If you look at your pay stubs, they also have a cycle code on them tha refects the batch it got processed through. It just means you are done processing and there is nothing to worry about just wait a week after the 16h to get your refund.
They normaly make deposits on Wednsdays and Fridays. Dont be alarmed if it does not update to a delivery date after the 16th. The WMR sees alot of traffic around that time and it lags behind updating.

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Aaron January 27

Few things for the few that don’t know the whole Path Act mess. Yes there will be no information about when your refund will come untill after the 15th. last year it updated for me the morning of the 16th not the morning of the 15th for me and alot of others just an fyi so this year will be the same. Also my refund came the Wednsday after that.
Also the IRS updates the wheres my refund once a day but for us Path Act it wont till the 16th. Just check to make sure the IRS has not added any codes telling you to contact them. Dont freak out if bars go away either. WMR gets alot of traffic and goes down constantly.
The WMR mobile app lags up updates compared to the desktop version so if you can always use your computer to check. Mobile WMR is on a different server with alot more traffic then then Computer one.
Also Yes they are processing your return when it gets accepted, again, it wont be updated to a delivery date untill after the 15th. If there is anything wrong remember the IRS will send you a letter in the mail and put a code on the wheres my refund page when you type in your information.
If you have a straight forward return with say just the standard W2/HSA with your dependents then it should process through the system pretty fast and there should be nothing to worry about.
If you filed this year on the start date of the 29th through the 1st that will be the first batch of refunds to go out and that will be a week after the 16th and if you have a normal bank there should not be a hold on it.
The IRS says the week of the 27th but they are counting bank delays if your bank puts a hold on it. Mine did not and alot of them wont since it’s an ACH from the irs. It acts just like a pay check. If you have a money spend card or that horried emerald card through a tax preper such as jackson hewitt or HR block then it could take extra days to hit. It happens alot because those tax prepers have to filter it through their bank first then to you. Never use them, they suck. Efile through turbotax or taxact is so much easier and free.
Break Down. They process your return after it gets accepted. If you have child credit tax and earned income it will be held untill the 15 and updated on the 16th even if they are done processing a week after you filed.
Always use WMR on your computer, the mobile app does not get updated as much or as fast.

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Victoria February 5

My sister in law got the Child Tax Credit, not the EIC and filed on Jan.22 and was accepted Jan.22. She checked WMR Feb.3rd and it Says she will have her refund deposited into her bank account Feb.7th! How is that!? i thought by law the IRS had to hold refunds until Feb.15th!?

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Tae February 12

Thank you for this. You answered the questions I wanted to know…..flat out.

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Robert February 19

My date says by the 26th can i recive it befor this date

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Jay January 27

filed jan.16th 2018-had to leave for work. came bacc signed off 1/26 it’s received them @1:18pm on the 26th of 2018. I HAVE CHILD EARNED CREDITread postings I should not expect anything till 2/27

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Tasha January 26

My return was accepted the 22nd. I don’t see this date on here

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fjb January 26

Mine 2017 has been accepted.
Won’t get dispersed until the 27th of February because of the Child Tax Credit.
Last year it was the 22nd I believe.

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Aaron January 27

Same here although the IRS is not starting to process anything untill the 29th. Anywho, Last year my refund hit my bank on the 22nd. My taxes were straight It’s a week later because last year processing starting a week earlier.

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Crystal Catalan February 6

We got ours right on the 15th last year.

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Aaron R Sinquefield January 27

Mine hit 22nd at my bank last year as well. It might be the same this year. They are saying the 27th incase there is a delay with the banks accepting them. They said the same thing last year and they just say that cause it’s better to over estimate then under estimate and piss alot of people off lol. I think as long as people have a straight forward return, just a w2 and normal other forms then they ussualy process with in a week or two. Few years ago before the Path act they processed mine with in a week with the same credits and forms.

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Annie January 26

I filed as soon as I got my W-2, no EITC this year so no delay for me this time, thank goodness.

But, I’m glad I checked here before I started obsessively checking WMR to see if it’d been accepted yet, or I’d be panicking like I did last year about how long it was taking.

Only a few more days, folks! Hope everyone gets their coming money in a timely manner!

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Aaron January 27

I remember you from last year although I didn’t comment much but I still have the Path Act delay but that’s ok. I went smooth for me last year with no hiccups. Honestly it’s about the same amount of time as with no delay, maybe an extra wee.

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Bre January 25

Anybody find the other article with the comments?

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Kathy January 24

I submitted my return 1/22/18 and received an email 01/23/2018 that the irs already accepted it

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bre January 29

same here. with the 152 topic

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fjbar75 January 18

It’s that time again!!!
Received an e-mail from TaxAct late yesterday evening saying my return has been accepted by the IRS.
But since I get the child tax credit I know I won’t receive it until the last few weeks of February like last year.
Good luck to everyone. I hope everyone’s return process goes smoothly.

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Amber January 17

Where is the new chat site to were we can start talking to people like we did last year

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Tonda January 24

Yes Amber, I was looking for the same thing lol. It was a nice experience last year

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Aaron R Sinquefield January 28

You can google search for last years article for the ”2017 IRS Tax refund schedule” and put savings to invest with it and it should pull up last years page. I was here last year and it was quite informational and fun.

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Amber January 15

Hello eveeybody its 2018 cant wait to start talking to you guys again and go thru the process and Journey with are taxes this year

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scott October 24

My return was submitted May 25th. We are now approaching 5 months. Wheres my refund site always says “still being processed”. How do I escalate or reach a live person?
Many Thanks,
Scott

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eliana September 16

accepted sep 6 and say 15 dd my refund and I’m thinking how is that if statues bar still at step#1 and its 15 today I don’t think I’m getting my dd refund today I give u especially after seen all these comments / ???? what y’all think ???? is going on ???

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Stephanie September 15

So I’ve filed my taxes a week after we were able to. It’s 09/14/17 and all I keep getting in the mail is them pushing my review date further. I was supposedly “randomly” picked to audit my taxes. I have always filed the same time, same kid, same information. When I called about it I was told “there systems were messed up a few months ago and they are catching up” I honestly don’t believe that any longer. I need to know the real answer to why are they taking this long. Also does anyone know if it’s true the longer they hold your taxes they start adding a small percentage of interest.

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Kyle Caine Washington Sr. September 1

I filed my taxes late and it’s September 1 still ain’t receive it yet

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eliana September 16

when did it get accepted ??? mine got accepted sep 6th @ 6pm says refund between 7-27 dd my refund wonder if its true today is 15 already irs states bar still #1 step

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Christie August 25

I filed in January, its 8/25/2017 and it’s still says,”processing” on the IRS website. 7 months?!?

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maily February 18

same i filled in june 2017 and still says ( processing)

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Sonia August 8

I filed in January as every year, it is august 8 and nothing has happen.
I think this is going overboard.
people rely on their refund to be ok through out the year. it is so unfair .
and then we cant do anything, I called and the lady said that they are under staffed.

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Ryan August 3

I also submitted in February. It was initially accepted the next day. April 12th I got a letter saying they “needed more information” with a list of a few items. I sent all items in the mail the very next day. “Where’s My Refund” continued to state “still processing” the ENTIRE time during this period. On July 10th I called and waited for forever and got to talk to someone who said they didn’t process my info I mailed in April until June 1 but said it should be 6 to 8 weeks from June 1. It is not AUGUST 3rd. Still no refund. Still says “processing”. Good grief.

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carole sparlin August 3

this really stinks i filed my taxes in Febuary and its now August 2017i wake up ervery morning and go to work till 7pm and work hard for my money so where is my refund will someone plz tell me where it is. every one i know has already got theirs and spent it.

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Candice Arvella Leach July 19

It’s July 19th and my return was accepted February 27th and still nothing besides its still processing. It would be nice to know what’s going on already.

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Lee July 16

My tax refund was ACCEPTED on January 26, 2017. It is now July 16, 2017 and the WMR website still says “Your tax return is still being processed.” Any ideas?

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maranda July 13

Mines finally says refund sent and I filed Feb 22,2017

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Sara July 11

My tax refund was ACCEPTED on January 26, 2017. It is now July 11, 2017 and the WMR website still says “Your tax return is still being processed.”
HELP!!!

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Talya July 10

Filed on 4/11 and it’s now 7/10, 13 weeks in and still processing… what is going on?

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Kat July 10

We filed in February…..after 8 weeks of being told it was processing, the IRS finally said they never received 2012 and 2014 taxes. Weird, how did we get returns for 2013 and 2015 if we hadn’t filed the other two. So we got printouts of our previously filed 2012 and 2014 taxes and mailed that in. Kept calling being told they were working on it. To finally find out a few weeks later that they “never received our paper work”. We had to get tax advocate involved. He promised x amount of money asap to pay bills once we sent him shut off notices. Well, three weeks later we are still waiting to receive ANY of our refund. We have not got a dime back and no one can give us a true reason to why. I can say being a stay at home mother and my husband providing for a family of 5, this is not fun in the least.

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Leo July 8

It’s July 7 and I have not receive my refund. Do they have a time frame when they have to send us our money?

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Rickson July 7

I filed electronic with Turbo Tax on March 18th, it is July 7th, IRS site says “still processing” ….

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Melissa July 3

I filed my taxes June 8Th . I haven’t received no status update on no processing just yet, no transcript and of course no refund status. I agree with other people when i say it’s ridiculous and frustrating.

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Jessica Baum June 24

I submitted our state and federal tax returns April 14th. We received our state refund about 3 weeks later. Our federal return was accepted that same day (Turbo Tax efiled), but today’s status shows it was received and it is still processing. Today is 6/24/17. We opted for paper check due to knowing we were about to switch banks.
No amendments. No odd filings/credits. Very straight forward…standard deduction2 with 2 kids and no child care expenses. Lived in this state for 3 filing periods already. WHAT is going on?! Chart above says check should have been cut May 4th…almost 2 months ago.

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derrick July 1

i filled same day still waiting. it says my refund is still being processed. i didnt receive any letters or notices. this is really stress full. my birthday is in 8 day i filled months ago i planned on using my tax money. smh

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The Blues June 22

I electronically filed my taxes April 7 it is now June 22 same job for 4 years, my tax preparer put my old address from 3 years ago by mistake and I over looked it as well, Once we realized it I sent in an address change and still no refund. This is the first time my refund have taken this long, what is the hold up its my money!!! Research what? its 2017 you can get that done in 1 hour of the IRS day

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Billie Richards June 20

Filed my taxes in February got the tax code 151 and 1242 send in everything the IRS asked for twice its now june 20th 2017 and still have not received any further letters from the IRS and WMR hasn’t changed…so 4 months later still waiting..Am I EVER going to see my refund this is rediculuos…

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Erin June 17

I had to file a paper tax return due to a identity theft concern with my husbands employer. I mailed it April 18th and it is now June 17th and the WMR update says they are still processing my return. This is ridiculous. I sent in my son’s first ever return the same day and he just received his refund in the mail a week ago. I’m not depending on my refund but man I could really use it right about now.

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Jacob June 15

I cannot believe it is June 15th and me and my wife have still yet to get our refund? Can’t find out any information on what is going on. We pay way to much in taxes as it is and barely get a 1/4 of it back. We get taxed for the money we make, the money we spend and the stuff we own. What have we done???

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Felisha June 13

I filed my amended tax back in March and all I see online is “we have no record”. When will this be processed and when should I expect my amended return ? I am seeing people waiting 6 months to a year for it. Does anyone have updates on this?

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Brandy July 23

I sent two amended in march for separate years. And got this now after months of it saying it was processing. Your amended return was received on March 31, 2017. However, it has not been processed. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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skipmarcy June 12

My preparer e-filed on Feb.16 and it is now June 12 and still no refund. Got 1st letter that return was being reviewed dated March 1. Got 2nd letter w/identity theft form 14039 dated May 15 and my tax preparer faxed it to IRS stating we are not victims of identity theft. Very simple tax return, W-2 incomes +1099 SSA, standard deductions, form 1095 for insurance for both of us. Have been filing jointly now for 33 years with no problems.

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Andrew June 9

My taxes were accepted on April 3rd. I had to send “additional” information to them claiming I missed a signature and a form I did not have. After faxing these document pages to them the same day they were accepted. That was roughly April 6th. It is now June 9th and still being processed. What is going on? It appears I am not alone here, but what is the hold up? We need our refund!

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R.J. Wilson June 9

Filed March 11, 2017 Electronically thru AARP Tax Assistance and our refund is just “Stuck” with the same info. they show…….received and being processed. This was a simple joint return with Standard Deductions and just doesnt make any sense…….hopefully I can “Walk In” next week and get some answers! Not Fair!

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Carmen June 8

I mailed my taxes on 4/6 and assuming they received it at the end of the following week today is the eight week and no word from the irs. No refund no letter no change in status. Just stucked on we have received your return and is being process. Absolutly frustrated.

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Robin Redmond June 4

My taxes have been saying there process being since February 1st 2017 it’s not 6/4 like come on

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Alexis Kamppi May 29

I filed and it was accepted Jan 28. I was requested to send ss cards and birth certificates for my children and I to verify identity middle of March. Still says my refund is being processed w/a code 152. I called several times and they say they need nothing else. I’ve also successfully ordered my transcripts and it all matches the original refund amounts. What gives????? This is absolutely absurd. If you were to owe the IRS money, they want it NOW! I want my money now!

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Selena May 23

I filed in February, received a letter to call to verify my identity. That was a fail. Drove two hours to the closest irs service office to prove my identity and was told the bank account number didn’t match my return. After many questions back and forth he figured out the account number was for turbo tax and asked me if I still wanted to submit it! WMR says “has been received and processing “. Next I get an email from turbotax stating they would automatically withdraw payment for services. When I called turbotax I was told the withdrawal was declined maybe due to a wrong account number? Not much confidence in turbotax or irs. Good luck!

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Tamara May 23

We filed our taxes on 3/4 and we finally called them after it still states Processing on there website since then. They basically told us that we should have received a letter from them, but wouldn’t tell us what they are requested and why they are sending us a letter said it could take up to 2 months before we get our tax refund back. We have never had to wait this long and my husband told them if the shoe was on the other foot and we owed them money they would have charged us in interest! I dont think the people at the IRS knows what they are doing.

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Geraldine May 17

Still waiting on my refund i need it now

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Deanna May 25

Me to. I filed Jan.26

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Tallman May 11

I filled 03/27/2017 got accepted the same night.lost my WMR bar two week after , had to ID my self 05/02/2017 i was able to order both transcripts by fone yesterday does that mean I’ll soon have a DDD?

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Luis Merced May 9

I did my taxes late February. I filed electronically through Jackson Huit. I received my federal in less than 7 days and I am still waiting for state refund. The funny thing is I checked the state refund status online weeks ago and finally about 3 weeks ago it said my refund was being processed. I’ve been checking ever since and now it says it has not been processed yet?

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Diamond May 6

I filed my tax refund on April 6, 2017 and it got accepted April 7, 2017 and everyday i check wmr and its say it still processed and now its May 6, 2017 and the message still the same can somebody tell me whats going on please…. And plus i filed 2 of my kids could that be the reason for the delay

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Ava May 6

Filed 1/25/17 today’s date is 5/06/17 still no refund, received message code 9001 as well 152 I filed no eic nor the other, NO bars on WMR, still waiting. My hope is that a better system is put in place one that will allow you to track better their process, for me the frustration comes in the ‘not knowing’ the constant checking on WMR. stay hopeful, hopefully we will all get a DDD soon, though the frustration is REAL.

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Amanda May 14

I filed 2/21 and still NOTHING :( im beyond frustrated. I have to verify my identity TWICE and still NOTHING :(

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netta May 17

did you ever try and get your transcript….

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K February 18

Amanda what kind of message was wheres my refund showing for you when you needed to verify your identiy? did you have a take action with a tax code 151? some people who had a 151 also had a reference number as well…did you? what all did you have to do to actually verify your identity?

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Lorraine May 6

I haven’t received my taxes yet…I filed may 6th and still nothing.On the website it is on still processing. Does anyone know a number where I can talk to an IRS representative?

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Lorraine May 6

I meant I filed April 6th… Not may.

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Lexci May 4

I filled back in February but the IRS needed more information so I faxed the remaining info on March 9th. They said I should expect my return 6-8 weeks from when I send them the extra info. It’s May 4th and STILL no return….

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Jamie Torres May 3

My man and I filed the last week of March and yet here we are May 3 nothing has been deposited into our account

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Sarai May 2

I filed on January and got accepted on the WMR bar then a couple of days later was changed to “we have received your refund and it’s being processed”. By the first week of March I received a letter that I need to verify my identity, I called and verified my identity and was told that it could take up to 9 weeks to receive my return. Later I received another later stating that my tax return was on hold for further review and that the investigation would be completed by April 20 and that I should receive my return or another letter from IRS requesting more info. I called the IRS to see what was my status, the guy was not able to give me more information only that he would give my contact information to the department that was reviewing my return. I called again the next day to see if I could get any information through the automated voice system, and found out that on April 15 all credits were applied and the automated voice system gave me the expected amount of $ I’m expecting. I have been checking on IRS page but still says it’s being processed so I really hope I get my money this week or by far next week.

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Amanda May 14

I filed 2/21 and still NOTHING :( im beyond frustrated. I have to verify my identity TWICE and still NOTHING :( what number can i call to see if they released it yet ?

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Lily May 31

Hi mine said the same thing but I have not gotten any money yet have you heard anything from them

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Patricia Davis May 2

I had a CPA do my taxes on Febuary 20th. Filed electronically, direct deposit. Been back to my CPA twice now. Still no return. My husband passed on January 17th and we sent all the necessary forms to the IRS. I need my money badly. Today is the last day for the IRS to manually process without going thru another bunch of crap. Wouldn’t be doing this if I owed them money!!

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Stacy Lunsford May 2

I filed through turbo tax on Jan 26th. We got a letter on Feb 15th saying that we need to call and verify our identity. We called that day and thwy said everything looked good and we should be getting out refund in 9 weeks, but that it usually doesn’t take longer than 5 weeks. Here it is May 1st and we still haven’t gotten our return. We are owed that money and this is getting ridiculous. I have been checking the app where’s my refund and it still says “we have received your taxes and they are still being processed”. Come on what the heck is going on! Getting irritated

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Tavia Caldwell March 24

We Electronically Filed Our Taxes On January 17th, It Was Received and Processed That Same Day Through Online TaxAct…We Were Expecting Our Refund On The 27th Of February, 2018….Nothing And I Had Been checking “where’s my refund,” daily, since it was Received and Processed, On That Same Day…We Received A Letter Asking Us To Verify Our Identities On March 12th, 2018, explaining to us that now that we have verified our identities, we would receive our refund in 5 to 9 weeks…My sister-in-laws Taxes were filed electronically, at the same time ours was…She too had to verify her identity, on the same day we did…Anyway, long story short, she received her refund on March 21st, 2018 by direct deposit, and here it is March 24th, and we haven’t been given a date as to when our refund will be direct deposited…This Crap Sucks!!! We Desperately Are In Need Of Our Refund To Purchase A Much Needed Vehicle…This Crap Sucks Now That That Moron Is Squatting In The White House…Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Jolene Anderson May 1

Filed March 9th. We had 2 sets of taxes to be done. The first was electronic and we saw the direct deposit in 8 days. The second had to be mailed in and H&R Block said 4-6 weeks. It’s has been just about 8 weeks now. I get that there can be delays but for those who have been waiting for longer than I have I can only imagine the irritation. Keep checking online once to twice a week and it still says processing. It feels like it’s going to be Christmas before we see that check. Although heaven forbid you owe them money and don’t get it within an expected time frame.

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Dawn April 29

We filed in January and still have not received our Federal tax return and it is almost May.

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LUCY February 17

I filed 1-29 accepted 1-30 it was saying received being processed bt today it said approved expecting mine on 2-22

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