2017 IRS Refund Processing Schedule and Direct Deposit Cycle Chart for 2016 Tax Return Filings

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2017 IRS refund-scheduleBelow is the latest table showing estimated 2016-2017 tax 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. You will need information from your tax return to get your specific refund processing and payment dates. Note that Jan 23rd is predicted to be the date that IRS E-file will go live for the 2016 – 2017 tax season. This is when the IRS will start processing electronic and paper tax returns. Even if you submitted before this date, don’t expect refund processing to take place beforehand. That is why the table below starts from Jan 23rd

Tax Refund Delays: Like the previous tax season it looks like a number of tax payers will see refund processing delays. The IRS announced that it may have to hold/delay refunds until mid-February in 2017 for people due to additional anti-fraud safeguards/reviews and newly enacted laws around claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Child Tax Credit (CTC).

”This is an important change as some of these taxpayers are used to getting an early refund,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said. “We want people to be aware of the change for their planning purposes during the holidays. We don’t want anyone caught by surprise if they get their refund a few weeks later than in previous years.”

For those impacted by refund delays (and it will be a lot) see the 5000+ comments from prior years below 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 WMR tool. So hang in there if you end up having or have extended delays for getting for your federal tax refund.

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.

The 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. 

2017 Tax Season IRS Refund Schedule

IRS Accepts Return After
(WMR status = Return Received)
IRS Return Accepted Before (End Date)Estimated Refund Date (via Direct Deposit)Estimated Refund Date (via Paper Check)
January 23, 2017January 27, 2016February 5, 2016February 9, 2016
January 27, 2017February 3, 2017February 14, 2017February 16, 2017
February 3, 2017February 10, 2017February 21, 2017February 23, 2017
February 10, 2017February 15, 2017February 24, 2017February 28, 2017
February 15, 2017February 24, 2017March 7, 2017March 9, 2017
February 24, 2017March 3, 2017March 14, 2017March 16, 2017
March 3, 2017March 10, 2017March 21, 2017March 23, 2017
March 10, 2017March 17, 2017March 28, 2017March 30, 2017
March 17, 2017March 24, 2017April 4, 2017April 6, 2017
March 24, 2017March 31, 2017April 11, 2017April 13, 2017
March 31, 2017April 7, 2017April 18, 2017April 20, 2017
April 7, 2017April 14, 2017April 25, 2017April 27, 2017
April 14, 2017April 21, 2017May 2, 2017May 4, 2017
April 21, 2017April 28, 2017May 9, 2017May 11, 2017
April 28, 2017May 5, 2017May 16, 2017May 18, 2017
May 5, 2017May 12, 2017May 23, 2017May 25, 2017
May 12, 2017May 19, 2017May 30, 2017June 1, 2017
May 19, 2017May 26, 2017June 6, 2017June 8, 2017
May 26, 2017June 2, 2017June 13, 2017June 15, 2017
June 2, 2017June 9, 2017June 20, 2017June 22, 2017
June 9, 2017June 16, 2017June 27, 2017June 29, 2017
June 16, 2017June 23, 2017July 5, 2017July 7, 2017
June 23, 2017June 30, 2017July 11, 2017July 13, 2017
June 30, 2017July 7, 2017July 18, 2017July 20, 2017
July 7, 2017July 14, 2017July 25, 2017July 27, 2017
July 14, 2017July 21, 2017August 1, 2017August 3, 2017
July 21, 2017July 28, 2017August 8, 2017August 10, 2017
July 28, 2017August 4, 2017August 15, 2017August 17, 2017
August 4, 2017August 11, 2017August 22, 2017August 24, 2017
August 11, 2017August 18, 2017August 29, 2017August 31, 2017
August 18, 2017August 25, 2017September 5, 2017September 7, 2017
August 25, 2017September 1, 2017September 12, 2017September 14, 2017
September 1, 2017September 8, 2017September 19, 2017September 21, 2017
September 8, 2017September 15, 2017September 26, 2017September 28, 2017
September 15, 2017September 22, 2017October 3, 2017October 5, 2017
September 22, 2017September 29, 2017October 10, 2017October 12, 2017
September 29, 2017October 6, 2017October 17, 2017October 19, 2017
October 6, 2017October 13, 2017October 24, 2017October 26, 2017
October 13, 2017October 20, 2017October 31, 2017November 2, 2017
October 20, 2017October 27, 2017November 7, 2017November 9, 2017
October 27, 2017November 3, 2017November 14, 2017November 16, 2017
November 3, 2017November 10, 2017November 21, 2017November 23, 2017
November 10, 2017November 17, 2017November 28, 2017November 30, 2017
November 17, 2017November 24, 2017December 5, 2017December 7, 2017
November 24, 2017December 1, 2017December 12, 2017December 14, 2017
December 1, 2017December 8, 2017December 19, 2017December 21, 2017
December 8, 2017December 15, 2017December 26, 2017December 28, 2017
December 15, 2017December 22, 2017January 2, 2018January 4, 2018
December 22, 2017December 29, 2017January 9, 2018January 11, 2018
December 29, 2017January 5, 2018January 16, 2018January 18, 2018

Here is more refund information from the bigger online tax providers – > TurboTax ; H&R Block ;  TaxAct

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. See here for average refund amounts in 2015-2016 tax season and refund processing times by state

A note about IRS system issues and refund delays: It appears that the IRS is still having issues with processing returns in a timely manner and so a number of people are seeing delays in getting their refunds.The 3000+ comments below confirm this. Of late delays were due to widely reported IRS system issues which constrained the acceptance of new filings and refund processing was dramatically reduced. This was likely the cause behind  the lack of movement and disappearing status bars on the WMR and IRS2Go tool. The IRS has said 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 continued system problems. The other big issue delaying refunds is the marked increase in tax filing related identity theft and phishing scams. Because of this refund processing is taking longer than expected as returns are more carefully checked and identities verified.

2016-2017 Tax Season – 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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5884 Comments on "2017 IRS Refund Processing Schedule and Direct Deposit Cycle Chart for 2016 Tax Return Filings"

Rob

Yes, I waited 18 months to get my 2014 refund

Akanis

I filed on May 27 and received a letter stating that my refund was still being processed and should be completed and received by 9/11. Obviously I am still waiting. Time to check out a tax advocate.

Tirza

hi ive filed on march 25th 2016… and imma still waiting onto my tax return… its taking FOREVER!!! ;-; and also its also good to see that imma NOT the ONLY one who is also waiting also… BUT!!! they need to hurry up BEFORE the end of december… cause if not then ill HAVE to wait alotta LONGER!!! if i DONT recieve my tax return BEFORE end of december… then ill just HAVE to call my local place that ive filed for my taxes… MAN!!! THIS FRICKING SUCKS BIG TIME!!! BUT!!! also at least imma NOT the only one still waiting…

rob

If you haven’t received yet yours, try to look for an advocate to help you expedite your refund. I didn’t received mine for 16 months for tax year 2014. After getting help fro an advocate, It took me only 3 weeks to get my tax refund.

gail
I filed as a injured spouse back in early April and haven’t gotten my refund. yet I contacted the irs and they fed me a line of bull shiit a mile long said they mailed a check to me on Aug 11th had to contact my post master and catch the post man to ask them if they seen a check and no they didn’t well turned out to be a lie they sent me a 3911 form to fill out well needless to say the irs part wasn’t filed out on the form so I called them and ask for a check number or barcode number on check well they didn’t have one .boy oh boy was I ever pissed off then they told me there was no check sent and I filed for direct deposit how can this carp happen I need my money to . well I… Read more »
Ajc

I posted down below. Filed on feb 17 and after 7 long months and the help of an advocate I should be getting the funds on wed about 5 days from now. Interest will be paid. Mine was held to verify identify (which I did months ago) as they thought it was indentity fraud. Hope this helps. Get an advocate when you are able to. The tax advocate is free! They are so helpful and nice as well!!

BeverlyJ3cq3

It shouldn’t take that long for any tax refund to be put in your bank

Lee Jenkins

My paperwork (e-filed) has been processing since January 21st. It seems there were some technology issues during the latter part of that week and many others also experienced lengthy delays. I think many eventually received their refunds but I am going on 7 1/2 months now of processing. I relocated to another state, changed jobs, moved my checking account to a local bank and I had a larger refund than normal so I have assumed that a new address, routing number, job and increase in refund caused mine to stall.

Rob

I just waited for almost 2 years to get my tax refund of 2014. Finally, with the help of an advocate, I got my refund with interest. My advice is to contact an advocate. It’s free. Contact your local IRS and ask for an advocate. Hope it helps.

Charlie

I guess I shouldn’t be like that, just upset is all. Going to school, working for free and have no Monet really sucks. I can’t buy my dad a birthday gift or live much and pay my bills.

Charlie

I am so over the effen irs. It’s not even funny anymore. I’m sure people who work in or around gov. Etc , don’t have to wait long SMH! It’s so ridiculous. I filed originally back in Jan. LMAO and have yet to get anything from them. Craziness and there needs to be something done. They need to start looking out for taxpayers and not themselves. Takes this long to process a damn return. As if? I’m bout sell stuff just to live. Thx for nothing Turbo tax. You all suck. Big time.

Connie Leamon-Hall

Filed in early April as an injured spouse. We got the notice that they were taking more than half for back child support months ago. (Which I think is unfair because I earn 80% of our wages but whatever) September now and still no refund. It is still being processed

Laurie

Still waiting as well from April 2016 filing. Good to see not the only one waiting but agree this is rediculous.

MiniSurgent

Mine was put in 2 days later than someone i know, She got hers only a couple of days later, mine has been a week now and it’s just getting annoying, I barely get paid as it is and i urgently need to buy something important. I don’t know why mines taking longer.

Edgar Breitmeyer

I;ve been waiting for 5 months now! i filed April, 18th and my taxes were accepted on April, 18th. It was suppose to be direct deposited into my account but all i keep getting is my refund is still being processed and that a date will be provided when available. This is bullshit! they have done this to me for the last 5 years. Like clockwork every year the same thing happens until one day when i look it up it will just not be there anymore and i can never reach a person not in 5 damn years and they owe me close to 30k now.

Susan

Hi, We filed our taxes at the end of January,,We have received 2 notices from the IRS…the first was that if we had health insurance through the marketplace, we needed to send them a form…That was April,,We get another on June 17th saying that our tax preparer made a mistake and they actually owe us a little more than we thought..They said you should get it in 6 weeks…Every time I try to use the “where is my refund”, it says they have no info on it..It is now Aug 22nd, 2016 and nothing

Ms.Hinds4
I commented back in May down below .Filed February 3 and have yet to get my money deposited .Last year I filed with o issue got my refund within a week easy breezy .The wmr site is garbage and no record of me E-filing is still not found .ive tried everything and MAD is an understatement .Its unfair to a lot of people out there .Since My original comment I have lost my job and am waiting on unemployment .While my refund is not going to make me rich or have me set for life I damn sure can use it right now .to not have to worry for atleast a month would be great .They do this because they’re the government and they can .I believe the irs is going through everyone’s refunds with a fine tooth comb to see who owes THEM money !Thats the hold up not… Read more »
Ljones

Im in the same boat, i guess next year it is and i would assume they are going to give us interest like they would do us when we owe and not pay

Garrett

I filed end of Jan. Still no return as of Aug 19th. The app says received and being processed.

Connie

I paper filed 4/15/16. Now 8/18/16 and nothing!! Got my state refund right away. Anyone on the same boat??

Naomi Gutierrez

Hello…, i filed back im January 2016 and i still havent recieved my refund yet no letters from the IRS , when i call to speak to a irs rep; the 4 times i spoke with someone they all told me the same thing. Which is “there was a Error in the system and it takes sometime for the system to update an they also said they cant see to much on there cus it just says its being processed. . its the month of August an i still see no progress … Help me pls

Rob

contact your local IRS and ask for an advocate. Hope it helps

maranda simmons

Hello, i filed for my refund in February 16 after months of checking the website and waiting and waiting it finally got aproved friday and have a refund date of August 16

AJC

Did you have to call in to verify your info and to get info as to it being approved?

david shaw
Just like Elizabeth Morton below me. I filed back in march!! I have not received my refund as of today August 16th. I first E filed my taxes with the same person that has done my taxes for about 7 years with no problems. After waiting for 2 months i checked and the IRS had no record of anything on file. AT ALL!! So my tax guy send me all the paper documents to send in that way. So i went ahead and filled everything out and sent it in. It is now about 2 months from when i sent my paper documents in and i have not heard or seen anything still. The only thing i can see is on the IRS app, and it says that they are still “processing my refund ” and a date will be issued to me soon. This is complete crap to me.… Read more »
Elizabeth Morton

I filled on April 24 but I have not received my refund as of today August 13. I have not received a letter from IRS saying that they need any additional information and I can never get through to a live person by phone. I use the irs app for update but the only message I get back says they are still Processing my refund. Is any one else having this same problem? What can I do?

cindy williams

I filed and was accepted Jan 19th. Called where my refund every day and finally got message to call. Ended up being paper reviewed. This was due to me adding 2 children to my return and filing for EiC. After back and forth sending in documentation. I finally called ( was on hold ,79 minutes) and was told it had been final approved in my favor. Waiting on refund now. Has been a long hard road

crystal farris

Yes. My son has the exact same situation

Atma

Hi Elizabeth, I am on asame boat. I filled March 20 however it says “still being processed”.

Patti

My son is in the same boat. Filed Feb 7th it is in the still being processed status. HELP!!

macungie
my return was e-filed on 4/15/2016 by my accountant,im going on 17 weeks now and still nothing,i,ve tried calling the irs 2 times and after waiting on hold for over 40 minutes was disconnected both times!! i have not received any notice through mail or by phone from the irs. i,ve never been so disgusted with a government agency in my life! what a complete disgrace this is,now if i owed them a nickle and was 1 day late paying them they would be ready to take my first born! when i go to WMR it says….”we have received your return and it is being processed” and it has said that for about 4 months now! im definitely going to have less money taken out of my paycheck going forward! let the irs hold my money for their benefit!!!!!!! never again. the irs should be held accountable for putting hard… Read more »
easttexas

I filed 2014 and 2015 on June 20 of course 2014 had to be mailed the next day. When I check the WMR it only shows my 2014 return and as of yesterday it said it has been sent by mail. When I put info in the WMR for my 2015 return there is no record of it and that is the one that was efiled. Is this normal.

Lizbeth

It’s been 13 weeks and my tax return is still in process. I call and their system tells me the same message in their app and to try later. No options to speak to someone. Called a different # due to an application I’m making which need my tax information. A number to the Irs was prompted. I spoke to a lady and said she could get me a transcript for my application. So I took advantage to share with her about my situation. She mentioned if I had verified my info. With them. I said yes and that I also faxed some pending forms. Said it was not “closed”. She wanted to research more into it and said to wait for a call. No call and still waiting. My seek an advocate or make an appt. In their offices more than 200 miles from home.

Charlie

I know it’s a bunch of hogwash trying to get your money. Ridiculous.

kat

I efiled in mid February, was notified in April that they had to confirm my identity and it would be 6-8 weeks. Ok. I still don’t have it 20 weeks later and it is ‘processing’. I was hoping to pay down a credit card so I’m enjoying this immensely. When my husband owed $ they were on him immediately but now I cannot get my money. I’m gonna have them take less out next time, we all should, as this is bull.

Shelby Harth

Exact same thing is happening to me. I filed Jaunary 23,2016. It’s now August 11th and I still haven’t received it.

Charlie

Yep same boat here.

Hammonds

I filed a joint new marriage 2014 self employed with a loss in Febuary and 2015 joint self employed with a carryover credit in late March and have received nothing as of August. I found out only that it is in process. I expect a refund but for both years. It has effected us negatively for FASFA and our college student being forced to take semesters off. Also effecting Healthcare Marketplace proof of income because we are self employed. Our local NC Raleigh IRS office is under staffed with 4-6 hour wait times and lines around the building every day before doors open. So many people in the same situation and I have seen this on social media too. We counted on the return to pay medical and college expenses. We are still in limbo with no answers.

AJC

I filed my return on Feb 17 and have yet to receive my refund. I have spoken with at least 3 agents and they all tell me different dates. The first person told me it was because they thought it was fraud so the stopped it. The latest person told me to wait until the end of August and call back if I don”t receive and they would referral in to a tax advocate. Does anyone know if I can get tax advocate myself or if I just have to wait?

Susan

You can get your own..Just go online and type tax advocate and your city

Umesh

I filled mine on 18th April, and still have NOT received the refund… its 29th July now… and no updates… calls are useless… no way in this world to contact IRS or get satisfactory answers…. very BAAAAD….

Erin

I filed the exact same date April 18 2016 then I get a letter verify my I’d safe and easy go online…ha. they said thank you for proving this is not you….it took me till June 13 to even get a appointment at there office to show ss card birth certificate is ect…they said 9 weeks or earlier I will get ur refund or letter . It is now Aug 29 and still when I call it says it’s still being processed. Insane!

Scf

I finally got thru to IrS and they said they had everything they needed. They put a referral in and said it should be 30-45 days. If I don’t hear from them by September 1 to call back.

Has anyone had experience with a referral? Did the refund come sooner than the 30 days?

Ajc

I got mine with the help of an advocate.

Ajc

They told me the same thing and it has yet to come. The last time I was told that was the beginning of april

Val

Same thing happened to me. I filed in February l. Verified my identity in May; said it should take up to 9 weeks for my refund. It’s now October 27th and nothing. IRS reps have sent 2 referrals. It was confirmed that all my documents were in and the numbers supported the filing. SMH!!!!

Linda Cunningham

I filed my Federal Income Tax return on or about April 9th of this year and I have yet to receive anything. It is going to be direct deposited into my account. I have tried repeatedly to be able to speak to someone to find out what the hold up is,whether they need more information on something from my return or if something else occurred. I usually get so far and then I’m told to call back at another time. I don’t know who I can speak with to find out any information.

Lori Morrow

Filed electronic March 22. Had my state refund within 10 days. As of today, IRS says refund still processing. No letter, no notification of any type. I have tried calling but cannot get a live person. I tried calling the state advocate but you have to leave a message, no live person there either. They are supposed to call back within 2 business days. I did not leave message as I do not meet poverty criteria.

Huey
I filed on March 20th, and received a letter saying my return was flagged April 22nd because I went on Obamacare for one month in 2015 and didn’t report it. I didn’t report it because TurboTax didn’t tell me I needed to, as I had insurance and paid whatever the nominal fee was for Obamacare. I quickly found another job, and I realized it was an oversight that I made, so I was willing to pay for the health insurance in full. My mistake. I amended my return, filled out the proper form 8962, and sent it with a check for the difference in what my refund should have been per TurboTax’s instructions. The IRS cashed this check immediately (I sent it regular US mail to Ogden, Utah, and it was cashed 2 days later). That was April 29th. Since then I’ve contacted TAS, and have a dud advocate who… Read more »
Kelli

I filed April 12th and still processing. Nothing from the IRS. Filed my PA state same time stating I was missing something which I know I sent, I faxes it immediately and checked back 4 weeks later and they told me it was received and not to check back for another 8 weeks.

Qila

I filed in April and still nothing. I received a letter telling me I needed to confirm my identity, which I did. Two months later and still nothing. The IRS website just keeps saying ‘your return is being processed….’

Curtis

I did the same thing, had to confirm and accepted same day and nothing

Reva

I filed mine,back in Feb but still didn’t get them, they keep telling me everything is ok,how ok? I don’t know

Ashley Mattone

I filed my taxes on February 9 and still haven’t got my federal back. I have no idea why.

Sick of State BS

So after filing April 8th, receiving a letter April 27th requesting forms I’ve NEVER filed= Hold up. Talking to multiple people and sending back paper work. Today i was just told that i should now be receiving a letter around July 11th telling me they need additional time to keep what they have NO RIGHT to hold. No reason given.
Oh it doesn’t say i owe anything says the irs rep. As if i don’t know this.
These people are RIDICULOUS!!!!
Let us be late filing or now can’t afford healthcare though.
What a crock of nonsense.

BookieJ

Same hea…faxed my papers back april 28 and its Aug 16 still processing but trancript say they credit me 55 $…so dat mean dey owe me n still nonthing

Elizabeth

MY tax person at H&R Block filed my return on 4/18/2016. It is 6/29/2016, over 10 weeks hence, and NOTHING. I’ve gone on IRS site, and message is always “your return is still being processed”. I paid my taxes and expected a substantial refund, but nothing, nothing. What the hell is going on? I wish the IRS were not such a behemoth and easier to use……or better still, I wish there were a way to impact the IRS as they are impacting me and other hard working, tax paying citizens. I am so angry!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where the hell is my refund, and when will I get it? I have heard NOTHING from the IRS.

Alfonso

I filed feb 5, it is now jun 29! Ive recieved two letters from the irs. One stating if my review doesnt go well what i would owe, the other one saying that i should receive a respond by july 2nd! Still no respond, i spoke to a taxpayer advocate and told them about my hardship, i have a part time job and collecting unemployment and she has the nerve of asking if i have an eviction notice or disconnection of bills, apperently i have to be rotting in the street with no food for them to consider it a hardship! People need their money! Some people live paycheck to paycheck! Funny how the irs wants to collect their money ASAP but dont give it back to the hard working people! Mad is an understatement!

Rue

Im going thre the same thing…they sent me a letter and told me they will let me know something before july 7…and i still have nonthing from them…the 7 is next week…deadline

BookieJ

I have two of them papers with two diffrent dates and the last date they gave me is in 2 days aug 18…still nonthing

AnyaAnya

This was the final straw for me when it comes to the government. Six months in and still no refund, update, phone call, letter, or email about my refund.

They want to screw with citizens, I’m gonna screw with them. I know me not paying my taxes won’t do much to change anything, but I’ll feel alot better knowing I won’t have to pay them from every check.

Off the grid community, here I come. No more taxes on my groceries, clothes, employment, house, or education.

Honestly I’m like screw America at this point, the illegals have it right. Get paid under the table, and keep my money for myself. Maybe Canada, or Europe, would respect me more as a citizen.

Guillermo

I filed on February 16th 2016 it’s currently June 23rd 2016. I’m freaking out because I’m thinking I got scammed or fraud. Now I want my money I better not see that I’ll have to owe money otherwise there will be problems. My refund status is not even showing up it’s as if I never sent it. Haven’t received mail either. This is getting out of hand and money is getting extremely tight please helpme get my money.

Veronica
I also filed on Feb. 16, 2016. It is July 1st today, still nothing. I verified who who I was on March 17, 2016. Every time I call to speak with IRS rep, I get a different reason, and everytime I call, they tell me it can take up to 60 days! For whatever the reason is. I live pay check to pay check and made arrangement to pay debts when I did recieve my tax refund. Now, I have debt collectors calling, my water heater caught on fire, and do not have money for deductable on insurance, so my son and I don’t have hot water for over a month now. Called IRS advocate, apparently, she wasn’t able to do anything. Vehicle needed repairs which Was also on my list when I received refund, barely making it to and from work, keeps overheating. Tried calling this morning and they… Read more »
Aimmee

Final Update!!!!

Filed 1/30/2016
Accepted 1/31/2016
Faxed 1095, 8962 & Recalculated 1040-A on May 2nd, 2016
Received TWO different Tax Advocates as of May 5th, 2016
After healthcare fiasco, and 6 long freaking months and TWO Tax Advocates…finally got a DDD of June 24th…..Jesus it has been horrible!!!! My bars have returned as of today, June 23rd, on the WMR site….thank god!!! Now let’s see if I do get my money!

Janet

I filed a paper return and mailed out April 2, 2016. the WMR site did not have my return received when I checked May 1. When I checked mid-May, WMR says received return. By June 1, the status has been ‘return is being processed’, i called the 1040 tel. no. and it is the same response as the WMR. My return is head of household, has 8863 edu, 8606 ira, 8889 hsa, 5329 add’l tax. It will be July 2 soon, and that will be 3 months waiting – of that it took the IRS 5 wks to get my return input into the system.

Shay

This shit is crazy..I filed February 18th got accepted and then they said I needed to do the identity check. I called in and did that and she said it would take 6-9weeks. I waited just for the representative to tell me that they didn’t start processing my refund until April 18. So now I’m pissed. Then tells me I had to wait another 4 weeks. So I did that and called all for them to say that they don’t know why they’re holding on to my money. Now I haven’t received any letters or anything. Now they’ve send a kite to my advocate to let my money loose which could take another 30 days. Talk about pissed. Tuh!!!

Brenda
Oh all years I filled late April 26th accepted by IRS ( okay cause I was due a refund). Thinking that I would get my refund in a few weeks, like other years. Direct deposit date of May 10th, I think it was. Kept checking where’s my refund to see if any update and checked night before and see it updated my deposit that was to go thru next day with the take action screen #1121 for identity verification. This is such a sham. I’ve filled from this address before and why they would now verify and take these long delays for those most in need of their returns, is beyond me. Anyway, I tried to be proactive and called customer service and was actually able to verify my identity prior to receiving the letter. That was on May 17th. I then saw that online “where’s my refund” was updated… Read more »
Brandon
I filled late this year for my return, the first time I have ever been late. Although from the reading I’ve done, I haven’t filed late. You actually have 3 years from the tax year to file for a return. Anyhow, The IRS received my e-file on May 7th 2016, it has been accepted and is still processing according to the “where’s my refund”. Today is June 19th 2016, I’ve had it. I understand how much work this is to do for these all these refunds. However, I become very angry when i think about the Gov and how this is all set up. If YOU OWE taxes and YOU are LATE, YOU have to PAY LATE FEES to the Gov. Understandable, you had a deadline created by something that is bigger than you and you have no say in the matter. It sucks. But where’s my compensation for the… Read more »
Sarah

Filed by paper, sent out on 4/3 and delivered on 4/5. However, there is no record showing online and no mail at all! Really don’t what to do next.

Ashley

We filed 2-16-16 & recieved our state but still waiting on federal. We have contacted them twice since than. The last time they told us we should gets it within 30 days or have someone contact us by than (which they have until Friday). Every other year we filed our own on turbo tax, but since we got married & I also have my own business now we decided to go to a professional.. We also did file an injured spouse form. 17 weeks is ridiculous…

Whitney

I E-Filed both of my returns on April 18, and both were accepted a few days later, if not immediately. I received my Federal return in a week, but I have yet to receive my State. I assume that I am at the bottom of the barrel due to the filing date, however I don’t have that much information to process. I worked 2 short weeks, and collected unemployment for 3 months. My return isn’t much, but being homeless and unemployed is nearly impossible, and that $50 is the only thing I have to look forward to.

Christine
Filed our taxes and they were received by Pennsylvania on 2/28/16. (Moved from PA to FL so two sets of W2’s.) PA made a mistake and calculated both W2’s as being from PA and on 3/12 we received a notification that our taxes were prepared incorrectly. Went back to H&R block and had our preparer point out the mistakes that Pennsylvania had made, we made copies of our return, making sure to highlight the parts they mistook as PA instead of FL (no state income tax in FL so, PA thought we shortchanged them…) sent it to the office instructed to us by PA via certified mail. It was received by them 3/15 and as of 6/10/2016 we have had NO communication from them, every “where’s my refund” site shows our original receipt date of 2/28, NONE of the phone numbers we’ve been calling have given us an actual person… Read more »
Lana

I’m in the same boat did my taxes on Jan 29th forgot to send in the 1095 a so I faxed my 8962 to them in march!! Check my status everyday and still says it’s being processed and a refund date will be provided when available. I’m getting so frustrated I need my money I called 3 weeks ago after waiting on hold for 54 mins and she said if I didn’t get my money to call back in 2 weeks everytime I call it’s says their having high call volumes and call back later. Really getting mad irs better get busy!!#

Jessica

I filed mine January 25th and the same thing happened to me with the 10958 now after saying they received it they are saying that they have not received it and they told me 8 different days that I’m supposed to get my money but now they’re telling me that I won’t be receiving until possibly September this is complete BS

Adam

I filed my taxes at the beginning of February. I still have not received my refund. Officially 1/3 of a year now… and waiting. I can never talk to anyone. The only options I have when I call the IRS take me to a recording that tell me my taxes are still being processed.
If I had this kind of a delay in getting me taxes done and to them, I’d be in jail…

Natasha

Call the irs number. Press option 2 then option 1 then option 4 then option 2. Then option 5. It will ask a few questions and then just wait on the line and they will transfer you to a live person. I’ve been struggling with this since February. I am now going through a tax advocate because they “lost” my tax forms TWICE! I hope you get through to someone

Iddy
Because of my situation I cannot e-file so I hand my 1040 and associated papers in at the IRS office as I usually do (the clerk checks the papers, but not the calculations, and gives me a receipt). Fixed income retirees, both of us, so the only difference in my return this year is the Health Care figuring, otherwise it’s straight-forward. I usually file by the middle of January and get any refund about 2-3 weeks later.This year some things delayed me and I didn’t get it to the IRS until April 19th – one day after the deadline (which was OK, as I am due a refund). Since I first checked at the end of April, the result of the “Where’s My refund” option on irs.gov has been consistently telling me that my return “is still being processed”. It’s now June 8th, which is a total of eight weeks.… Read more »
Sherree

I said that I would post one last time to let those who have been waiting even weeks longer than I have…if I actually received the direct deposit when the wmr showed it would be deposited…and indeed it did deposit. It took 5 weeks from the date I faxed back the 1095 A and 8962 form to get the deposit. A total of 8 1/2 weeks…btw..they didn’t pay a dime in interest even though their suppose to when more than 45 days have passed since they received your return. I’m just happy to get our refund at this point. Hopefully since not to many people are posting here anymore, that many of you have now received your refunds as well. Lets hope we aren’t all here again next year playing the waiting game once again. Enjoy your summer everyone!

Aimmee

I am happy for you as I have been waiting since Jan 31st. I then faxed everything over officially May 2nd..and it is now June 9th…I have two tax advocate, the first is on medical leave and the second I haven’t spoke with yet and the IRS doesn’t help since you have a tax advocate now….this is truly a shame in how incompetent they are,,,

Tracy

I am with you tax advocate said she would contact me in July a month after our first call wtf !

Sherree

I’ve followed your story Aimmee…it is a shame what has been going on with your return…and 2 tax advocates…what is that about? My goodness the IRS is a mess. I honestly do not know how we got lucky and it only took 8 1/2 weeks when so many others like yourself have been waiting weeks…even months longer. I almost feel bad that I was complaining too just a week ago…I just feel relieved that it came. I got my fingers crossed for you that this will all be over soon and you’ll be getting yours soon!

Aimmee

AS of this morning (June 10th), I found out my refund was approved on June 2nd…and ironically no one has told me from the IRS when I called the past week.. I happen to find out by the Tax Advocate 1-877 customer service number..again NOT FROM MY OWN TAX ADVOCATE(s)…lol oh boy..just waiting for a refund date now…maybe another 5 months you think? We shall see :(

Reva

I filed mine on 19 Feb,I called many times,they told me all kinds of different dates and am still waiting, to a point my daughter will miss school since some of that money was her school feels,basically am all fed up with them, after they took taxes on my paycheck every week right thru the year,I don’t have any government assistance, since I would give an excuse,and am the only person working in a family of five,meaning that refund would have given me a piece of mind even for a week, the irs just made it worse.

Jason

Hi so I filed my taxes via Tax Act in February i recieved my federal without any problem what so ever. I’ve recieved nothing no mail nothing it says it’s processing and any time i talk to someone they have no answer besides it is still processing. I’m literally pulling my hair out. How are they allowed to krep doing this to people? Only makes you not want to pay taxes because they don’t care about you getting your money. #feelingrobbed.

Sherree

We filed through Taxact as well Jason…but on April 18th…it was accepted right away…3 weeks later we git the letter from IRS wanting 1095 A and 8962 form and a new copy of the back of our 1040..I faxed it back May 11th…and then got our refund exactally 4 weeks and a day later.

Sherree
***UPDATE*** I filed 4-18 electronically. Received a letter from IRS on May 9th, 2016 asking for my 1095 A form, another 8962 and the back of my 1040 form. I faxed it to them on May 11th. I called for my second time on May 31st…45 minutes on hold only to be told they have no record of my fax and that they wouldn’t until they got to it. I immediately invision mounds and mounds of faxed returns and 1095 A forms and they would just take one off the pile until they get to yours. I check the WMR nearly everyday…always with the same disappointment…with still no wmr bars and a note that my return is still being processed. But tonight 6-5-16…I got a SURPRISE…my wmr bars were back, they said my return had been processed and my direct deposit date (for those who have wondered what “ddd” stands… Read more »
Debra

I filed April 5th. I got it back about 3 weeks ago for a signature issue. Mailed it out the next day from the post office. Not even in the system and can’t contact IRS because I keep getting automated system.

Hall
UPDATE- 1/22/16 Originally filed tax return. 2/15/16 Received letter asking for 1095-A, 8962 and updated page 2 for marketplace insurance. 2/18/16 Sent in updated info. 3/21/16 Letter dated March 21 stating information received, adjusted and entered and would receive money within 4-6 weeks. 5/27/16 Called irs after waiting a full 8 weeks for refund with no wmr updates and was informed they had approved my refund but it had a hold on it for absolutely no reason. Hold was taken off and I was told to expect refund within 1-2 weeks. Today, 6/3/16, I checked wmr and my bars are back (they’ve been gone since January) they changed the amount of my refund a third time and finally FINALLY I have a ddd of June 7! This whole process has been a freaking nightmare but hopefully this gives some of the January filers who are still waiting some hope. Also,… Read more »
Sick US BS

I have the SAME issue Filed April 8th
Recived letter to identify April 26th, called and did that was Received a letter about Marketplace April 29. PROBLEM is I’ve NEVER bought insurance from them. after sending my work info, verified my own insurance, calling marketplace, talking to rude Irs people all I’ve been told is I’ve got to wait an EXTRA 9wks or more & their site has never changed from still being processed.

Skip

Wow!!! I thought I was alone in my anger with the IRS, money grubbing bastardized jerks!!! I filed my return on april 4th and still waiting. Can’t get anywhere with wmr or phone calls…. So pissed I need this money so bad!!!

angel_angel

Do you have an identity theft pin number attached to your return, by any chance?

Lucia

I filled Feb 17 and have yet to receive my refund. I filed an injured spouse form least year and got my refund on 11wks. This year is way past that time…

Nora

Hi Lucia I filed mine (injured spouse) Feb. 28.. I guess we’ll have to wait a bit longer. I have only been able to get thru an IRS rep once in May, and he told me it was taking them 14 wks., but it’s past that now. I tried calling again last Friday, but after being on hold for 4 1/2 hrs they hung up on me. It’s been very frustrating to say the least.

Monique

*Received

Monique

My refund was approved and said to be electronically deposited March, 21 2016. I haven’t reviewed it yet.

Darrin Edwards

I sent my taxes the week before deadline (April 18th 2016) and I filed on paper. It is now June 1st, and I still have not received anything. What should I do? I can’t recall the exact amount due back to me, unfortunately.. Can anyone help me?

Srini

I paper filed my tax return jointly with my wife (also filed for ITN number for my wife). Got the ITN number 2 weeks back. But yet to get the tax refund, when I tried to find the status online in IRS no info. Hopefully I will get it soon.

Paul

Heck, I filed April 1, and it is now June 1, and according to the web site it is still being processed. I tried calling ALL the numbers on the web site and the local office and can’t get a freaking human.

Nicole Marie

I filed my return March 17th they both were approved… today is may 31st haven’t got a notice in the mail no nothing and trying to talk to someone is like pulling out teeth…where’s my refund don’t show the bars and all it keeps saying your refund is processing… how much longer does it need to damn process…. shit last year i got my refund in like 4 days…..it’s my money I need it now

Tracy

I called the tax advocate after waiting 3 and a half months. They are to call on Monday. Don’t wait to contact an advocate do it today.

Brenda

Did they seem to help you? Give you any info?

C Chona

I’m waiting for my fathers tax return so we can close his estate. I sent it April 8th. May 31 and it still being processed. We need this to pay the lawyers. Since it’s a death tax return it had to done snail mail. I have tried to call but I keep getting rerouted to the voice that tells me it’s still being processed. I can’t even figure out how to speak to a human being….do they even exist there?

Tracy

Not sure I called several times today and keep being told to busy to answer in my tax topic and trust me I have tried every combo

Aimmee

Beyond pissed!! I was told on May 2nd that it will take 3-4 weeks…well I called today after I was informed that my tax advocate is on medical leave…what kind of nonsense is that!! You assign a tax advocate to a person for one day for her to find out they are on medical leave!?!? The irs is now switching up as of today stating that it will take 8 weeks from the time you send in your info for anything to be processed and the IRS rep was nice enough to tell me that it was my fault why I haven’t got my refund and they sent a letter out and if I got it or not was not her concern! I just want to f**king break down! It has been 16 damn weeks!!!!!

Nick moses
I filed 3 years worth of returns. I e-filed my 2015 and mailed 2013/2014. Received response that e-file was accepted on Jan 28th and paper returns were accepted beginning of March. In that time frame i called the IRS to make sure everything was okay. They said I need to file a 2012 return because I have not done so yet. Stated that my tax returns are being held for 2012 return. I sent 2012 return March 25th. Called the federal offset line because i have a debt that needs to be paid. Found out that my 2013 refund was applied to the debt. I let them know that At first WMR tool showed progress of my 2015 return, then all of a sudden on day I check and it does not show anything. Only year that I can get to show is 2014. 2015 was showing but no longer… Read more »
Nika

I did the same this. I just file 2011,12,13,14. I owed for 11,12. I got a check in the mail for what was left over. I efiled my 15. It got denied all because 14 wasn’t filed on. So I had to mail it in. Still waiting.

Rose

SAD BUT TRUE! I’m STILL waiting for my 2014 refund from the State! I also have several Tax clients contacting me literally BLOWING my phone and email up asking “If I submitted their ITR’s”. I’m so annoyed and having to send several of my clients copies of their transmittal’s and confirmations where their ITR’s were submitted and accepted by the IRS! I’ve tried contacting them the wait times are ridiculous not to mention the chat that the State now offers I’ve been # 0 -1 in their Que once I explain my situation the chat suddenly ENDS! So annoyed and so NOT fair!! If you owe them trust me their ALL ears and will stop at nothing to make sure you pay them. Now here we are just trying to get our refunds and no results! What in the world is all this non-sense about?! #theyarebullies

Sick of State BS

Yea and it’s funny they don’t have to pay penalties for their F ups.

Ms.Hinds4

I filed on February 3, 2016.As of today May 30 nothing.i check the where’s my refund website I put all the correct info in and nothing is even found in the system.no bars no info at all which is scary.No letters in the mail nothing .its as if my money is floating in space somewhere.At this point if I ever even get my money at all I count myself lucky.

angel_angel

You might be putting the wrong info on wmr. Double check all the info is accurate.

Elizabeth

Im having the same problem.i filed feb 7 n got accepted that same day n its now jun 3 and still haven’t got my money.i keep calling but they keep saying its still processing..its really pissing me off cause i need that money and the irs is playing with it..

Phuong Vo

I efile via TurboTax both Federal and CA State on 4/15 with direct deposits and got accepted the same day. And, I haven’t received the refund as of now at the end of May. Oh well, I’m glad that I’m not alone. A lot of people get the situations even worse! I guess I’d have wait for awhile now…with a possible 3% interest rate. :-)

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