2020 IRS Tax Refund Processing Schedule and Direct Deposit Cycle Chart for 2019 Return Filings

Below is the latest table showing estimated 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.

The IRS has announced, under the national emergency provision to tackle the Coronavirus, that they will postpone the April 15 tax-payment deadline for millions of individuals, giving Americans an additional 90 days, to July 15, to pay file and pay their 2019 income-tax bills in an unprecedented move intended to ease the economic pain inflicted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Further, because the IRS is now focused on paying out the 2020 economic stimulus payments and supporting the new UI stimulus measures in place with other agencies, refund payments will likely be delayed well past the estimated dates shown in the table below. Many readers have reported this and while it is very frustrating, there is not much that can be done given the economic fallout from the virus and soaring unemployment claims.

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See more at 21 reasons your tax refund is delayed

Tax Return Accepted by IRS After
(WMR status = Return Received)
IRS Refund Approved
(WMR status = Refund Approved)
Estimated Refund Date (via Direct Deposit)Estimated Refund Date (via Paper Check)
January 27, 2020February 2, 2020February 14, 2020February 28, 2020
February 3, 2020February 9, 2020February 21, 2020March 6, 2020
February 10, 2020February 16, 2020February 28, 2020March 13, 2020
February 17, 2020February 23, 2020March 6, 2020March 20, 2020
February 24, 2020March 1, 2020March 13, 2020March 27, 2020
March 2, 2020March 8, 2020March 20, 2020April 3, 2020
March 9, 2020March 15, 2020March 27, 2020April 10, 2020
March 16, 2020March 22, 2020April 3, 2020April 17, 2020
March 23, 2020March 29, 2020April 10, 2020April 24, 2020
March 30, 2020April 5, 2020April 17, 2020May 1, 2020
April 6, 2020April 12, 2020April 24, 2020May 8, 2020
April 13, 2020April 19, 2020May 1, 2020May 15, 2020
April 20, 2020April 26, 2020May 8, 2020May 22, 2020
April 27, 2020May 3, 2020May 15, 2020May 29, 2020
May 4, 2020May 10, 2020May 22, 2020June 5, 2020
May 11, 2020May 17, 2020May 29, 2020June 12, 2020
May 18, 2020May 24, 2020June 5, 2020June 19, 2020
May 25, 2020May 31, 2020June 12, 2020June 26, 2020
June 1, 2020June 7, 2020June 19, 2020July 3, 2020
June 8, 2020June 14, 2020June 26, 2020July 10, 2020
June 15, 2020June 21, 2020July 3, 2020July 17, 2020
June 22, 2020June 28, 2020July 10, 2020July 24, 2020
June 29, 2020July 5, 2020July 17, 2020July 31, 2020
July 6, 2020July 12, 2020July 24, 2020August 7, 2020
July 13, 2020July 19, 2020July 31, 2020August 14, 2020
July 20, 2020July 26, 2020August 7, 2020August 21, 2020
July 27, 2020August 2, 2020August 14, 2020August 28, 2020
August 3, 2020August 9, 2020August 21, 2020September 4, 2020
August 10, 2020August 16, 2020August 28, 2020September 11, 2020
August 17, 2020August 23, 2020September 4, 2020September 18, 2020
August 24, 2020August 30, 2020September 11, 2020September 25, 2020
August 31, 2020September 6, 2020September 18, 2020October 2, 2020
September 7, 2020September 13, 2020September 25, 2020October 9, 2020
September 14, 2020September 20, 2020October 2, 2020October 16, 2020
September 21, 2020September 27, 2020October 9, 2020October 23, 2020
September 28, 2020October 4, 2020October 16, 2020October 30, 2020
October 5, 2020October 11, 2020October 23, 2020November 6, 2020
October 12, 2020October 18, 2020October 30, 2020November 13, 2020
October 19, 2020October 25, 2020November 6, 2020November 20, 2020
October 26, 2020November 1, 2020November 13, 2020November 27, 2020
November 2, 2020November 8, 2020November 20, 2020December 4, 2020
November 9, 2020November 15, 2020November 27, 2020December 11, 2020
November 16, 2020November 22, 2020December 4, 2020December 18, 2020
November 23, 2020November 29, 2020December 11, 2020December 25, 2020
November 30, 2020December 6, 2020December 18, 2020January 1, 2021
December 7, 2020December 13, 2020December 25, 2020January 8, 2021
December 14, 2020December 20, 2020January 1, 2021January 15, 2021
December 21, 2020December 27, 2020January 8, 2021January 22, 2021
December 28, 2020January 3, 2021January 15, 2021January 29, 2021
January 4, 2021January 10, 2021January 22, 2021February 5, 2021

Note that Jan 27th 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.

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 Child Tax Credit (CTC) 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 time frames 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 8500+ 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.

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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8,557 thoughts on “2020 IRS Tax Refund Processing Schedule and Direct Deposit Cycle Chart for 2019 Return Filings

  1. Kevin

    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.

  2. Kevin

    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.

  3. Maegan

    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.

    1. Nafie Jallow

      I am having the same problem. I filed on Feb 14 and its till says that its being processed. Some 5 weeks later and nothing! This is getting ridiculous!!

    1. Morgan

      We filed 2/7. I didn’t check it for 2 weeks as i knew it takes at least 3 so i don’t know if i ever had a status bar but since that time I only receive a message that it is still being processed. We do have 4 kids but it has never taken this long…tomorrow is 5 weeks. I haven’t received any letters or anything. I can’t get through to a person. How do i call to find out what is going on?

  4. Joy

    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.

    1. Sandra

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

      1. Hallie Hittner

        I e-filed throughbturbo tax on 1/29 it was accepted on the 30th and then then the next couple days it said my state was accepted the 5th of February and then my bar just disappeared I got some code 514 or something like that which I had no clue what it meant so I called the irsgot through to a human who couldn’t tell me anything except that he didn’t know what was going on with it that if something was wrong I would get a letter in the mail so now a couple weeks later it says we have received your tax return and it is being processed that is it it’s been like this for weeks now it’s very upsetting so of course I called them again and got through to a lady who said there was nothing wrong but that slot of people who filed early are still waiting for employers to verify there w2s bc the information is coming in later than the ones who filed later then us it just didn’t make a lick of since but she said there is nothing you can do but wait until your w2s are verified by just one more employer I asked of I could speed up the process by calling my employer but they said no I’m just really annoyed and then they said it could be about may 5th the latest if everything goes right like ohn!!! This royaly sucks

    2. Sandra

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

    3. Valerie Ramirez

      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.

    4. Tiffany

      My return was accepted on jan 30th buy still says processing. This is crazy ive never had to wait this long i tried calling the number but couldnt get nowhere .also called my tax office and they said there was no note that anything was wrong everything was correct so why is it taking so. Long to approve and send my refund..

    5. Pamela

      I have eic and am having the same issue. The path act is still showing and right now it’s Sunday the 23 rd at 1:35 am.

  5. Whitney cole

    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

    1. Fenisha

      I filed on the 3rd as Hoh at first but there was a status bar after the 4th day. Then my status changed to single and its was recieved and is still being processed. I had to verify my identity and they told me 9 weeks. Now. Still no status bar and it STILL SAYS PROCESSING.

  6. Isaiah Europe

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

  7. Marilyn

    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.

    1. jennifer

      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!

  8. Deanna

    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!!!!!

    1. Katina

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

  9. Tonya

    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!!

    1. Jada

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

    2. Marie

      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

    3. isiahpegues

      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

      1. Reginald Johnson

        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

    4. Eddie

      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.

      1. Troy

        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.

    5. Holly Hale

      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.

      1. Dawn

        I’m in the same situation, efiled 2/15 and WMR is giving me the same message with no status bar. Has anything changed on your end?

        1. Miranda

          Also filed and was accepted 2/15. And to date, no bars and says “still processing”.

      1. jakisha

        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.

    6. Douglas

      I filed 2/22 had one bar for 2 weeks then the one bar disappeared my brothers was same way called irs said I had to ID verify that I should be getting a letter so my letter came 2 weeks later his came 3 days later he verified over phone I had to go to office he got his refund back in 2 weeks of calling I jus went to office Tuesday but the wording has changed on the wmr site it says your refund is being processed instead of the original msg so I’m hoping but I’d say more than likely if bars disappeared u need to verify something so u should call

  10. Shenequa

    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?

    1. Theressa

      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.

    2. Sherylon

      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

    3. Sidonie

      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.

      1. Kristin

        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??

        1. Jasmine

          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?

    4. Lisa

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

  11. Lysa

    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

    1. Tonya

      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.

      1. Lysa

        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.

        1. Tonya

          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??

        2. lysa

          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

        3. lysa

          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

  12. Mike Jameson

    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??

  13. Mary

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

  14. Toni

    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???

    1. G.Rice

      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

    2. Randall

      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!

  15. Racheal

    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!

    1. Dbaye

      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.

  16. Paige

    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.

    1. Deanna

      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

  17. matia daniels

    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

  18. Jenny

    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 ?

  19. Guanica

    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.


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

  21. Deanna

    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?

  22. Holly

    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?

  23. Kathleen

    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!!!

    1. K

      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?

    2. Marissa C

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

    3. Erika

      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 :(

  24. Brenda

    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

      1. paul

        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? :/

  25. MARCUS

    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

    1. Racheal

      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.

  26. Kim U

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

  27. Marie

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

  28. Amy

    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.

  29. Lashay02

    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

  30. Tee

    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.

  31. Marian Amos

    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.

    1. Nicole

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

  32. Mimi

    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 ?

  33. Amber N Walck

    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

  34. Amy Jennings

    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 :)

  35. Tee

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

    1. Jennifer Sandoval

      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

      1. Mrs.blount

        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

    2. Tonya

      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…

  36. Sheila

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

  37. K

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

  38. Raul

    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.

    1. Mrs.blount

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

  39. Kathleen

    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.

    1. Bee

      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 :)

    2. Desirae

      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?

      1. Shenequa

        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

    3. Andrea

      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!!

    4. Kim U

      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

    5. Tonya

      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?

  40. Iyshiah

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

  41. Rosemary

    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.

  42. Natalie

    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

    1. Natalie

      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.

    2. Mary

      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.

    3. Tia

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

  43. Andrea

    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?

  44. JLB91

    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?

    1. DeAndre

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

  45. Jo Anna

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

  46. Christina

    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..

  47. Mary

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

  48. Sharon

    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

  49. Michael H

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

  50. Michael H

    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

    1. Vintak

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

      Very stressful.

  51. Bradferd shepherd

    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

  52. Amy

    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.

  53. Me

    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.

  54. Marian Amos

    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.

    1. Aaron

      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.

  55. Deanna

    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?

  56. Shantina Bri

    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.

  57. Kitkat.kk2015

    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…

  58. Michael H

    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

  59. Belle

    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

  60. fjb

    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.

    1. Michael H

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

      1. Deanna

        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 .

      2. Perry Ross

        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.

        1. whitney

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

        2. Sara Riley

          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

    2. Lameisha M Lipsey

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

    3. Virginia A Klink

      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

    4. Tanya

      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?

  61. Michael H

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

  62. Herb Ahia

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

  63. th

    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.

  64. jessica

    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

  65. Nick

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

  66. Jenny J

    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?

      1. samantha

        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

  67. ADRIA

    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

    1. Jackeline

      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

  68. K Llum

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

  69. Michael H

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

  70. Andrew

    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?

  71. AK

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

    1. JRA

      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!!!

    1. Aaron

      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.

  72. Kasha Pittenger

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

    1. Rick T

      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?

  73. bre

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

  74. Kathleen

    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.

    1. Aaron

      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.

  75. fjb

    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.

  76. Michael H

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

  77. junkymagi

    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?

    1. Richard Oats

      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. :-)

  78. Chell

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

      1. Dawn

        Danielle, This is my first year using the emerald card.. Once deposited, is there a wait time in regards to when you can access your funds or are they available immediately? Thanks for your time. -Dawn

  79. Michael H

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

  80. Aaron R Sinquefield

    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.

  81. Aaron

    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.

    1. Victoria

      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!?

    2. Tae

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

  82. Jay

    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

  83. fjb

    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.

    1. Aaron

      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.

    2. Aaron R Sinquefield

      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.

  84. Annie

    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!

    1. Aaron

      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.

  85. Kathy

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

  86. fjbar75

    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.

  87. Amber

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

      1. Aaron R Sinquefield

        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.

  88. Amber

    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

  89. scott

    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,

  90. eliana

    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 ???

  91. Stephanie

    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.

  92. Kyle Caine Washington Sr.

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

    1. eliana

      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

  93. Christie

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

  94. Sonia

    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.

  95. Ryan

    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.

  96. carole sparlin

    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.

  97. Lee

    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?

  98. Sara

    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.”

  99. Talya

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

  100. Kat

    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.

  101. Leo

    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?

  102. Rickson

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

  103. Melissa

    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.

  104. Jessica Baum

    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.

    1. derrick

      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

  105. The Blues

    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

  106. Billie Richards

    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…

  107. Erin

    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.

  108. Jacob

    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???

  109. Felisha

    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?

    1. Brandy

      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.

  110. skipmarcy

    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.

  111. Andrew

    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!

  112. R.J. Wilson

    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!

  113. Carmen

    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.

  114. Robin Redmond

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

  115. Alexis Kamppi

    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!

  116. Selena

    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!

  117. Tamara

    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.

  118. Tallman

    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?

  119. Luis Merced

    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?

  120. Diamond

    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

  121. Ava

    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.

    1. Amanda

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

      1. K

        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?

  122. Lorraine

    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?

  123. Lexci

    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….

  124. Jamie Torres

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

  125. Sarai

    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.

    1. Amanda

      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 ?

    2. Lily

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

  126. Patricia Davis

    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!!

  127. Stacy Lunsford

    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

    1. Tavia Caldwell

      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

  128. Jolene Anderson

    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.

  129. Dawn

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

    1. LUCY

      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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