2020 to 2021 IRS Tax Refund Processing Schedule and Direct Deposit Cycle Chart


[2021 IRS refund schedule] While the 2020 tax season was much longer than planned due to Coronavirus/COVID related impacts, we can expect it to return to normal in 2021 with tax returns able to be filed with the IRS in January and refunds to start processing and being paid from February 2021. It is likely to be a very busy period with many tax payers filing and claiming their missing stimulus check payments. Below is an estimated 2020-2021 tax refund schedule, assuming a Jan 25th start to the upcoming tax season (the IRS will confirm the actual start date soon, but this should be it).

According to the IRS in 2020, they received more than 167.2 million individual returns and issued more than 124.8 million refunds for more than $314.5 billion.

You can also see earlier updates for the 2019-2020 tax season and the over 8000 comments around dealing with delayed tax refund processing! So stay tuned and subscribe to get the latest updates and helpful articles for the upcoming tax season.

Tax Return Accepted by IRS AfterIRS Refund Accepted BeforeEstimated Refund Date (via Direct Deposit)Estimated Refund Date (via Paper Check)
January 25, 2021January 31, 2021February 12, 2021February 26, 2021
February 1, 2021February 7, 2021February 19, 2021March 5, 2021
February 8, 2021February 14, 2021February 26, 2021March 12, 2021
February 15, 2021February 21, 2021March 5, 2021March 19, 2021
February 22, 2021February 28, 2021March 12, 2021March 26, 2021
March 1, 2021March 7, 2021March 19, 2021April 2, 2021
March 8, 2021March 14, 2021March 26, 2021April 9, 2021
March 15, 2021March 21, 2021April 2, 2021April 16, 2021
March 22, 2021March 28, 2021April 9, 2021April 23, 2021
March 29, 2021April 4, 2021April 16, 2021April 30, 2021
April 5, 2021April 11, 2021April 23, 2021May 7, 2021
April 12, 2021April 18, 2021April 30, 2021May 14, 2021
April 19, 2021April 25, 2021May 7, 2021May 21, 2021
April 26, 2021May 2, 2021May 14, 2021May 28, 2021
May 3, 2021May 9, 2021May 21, 2021June 4, 2021
May 10, 2021May 16, 2021May 28, 2021June 11, 2021
May 17, 2021May 23, 2021June 4, 2021June 18, 2021
May 24, 2021May 30, 2021June 11, 2021June 25, 2021
May 31, 2021June 6, 2021June 18, 2021July 2, 2021
June 7, 2021June 13, 2021June 25, 2021July 9, 2021
June 14, 2021June 20, 2021July 2, 2021July 16, 2021
June 21, 2021June 27, 2021July 9, 2021July 23, 2021
June 28, 2021July 4, 2021July 16, 2021July 30, 2021
July 5, 2021July 11, 2021July 23, 2021August 6, 2021
July 12, 2021July 18, 2021July 30, 2021August 13, 2021
July 19, 2021July 25, 2021August 6, 2021August 20, 2021
July 26, 2021August 1, 2021August 13, 2021August 27, 2021
August 2, 2021August 8, 2021August 20, 2021September 3, 2021
August 9, 2021August 15, 2021August 27, 2021September 10, 2021
August 16, 2021August 22, 2021September 3, 2021September 17, 2021
August 23, 2021August 29, 2021September 10, 2021September 24, 2021
August 30, 2021September 5, 2021September 17, 2021October 1, 2021
September 6, 2021September 12, 2021September 24, 2021October 8, 2021
September 13, 2021September 19, 2021October 1, 2021October 15, 2021
September 20, 2021September 26, 2021October 8, 2021October 22, 2021
September 27, 2021October 3, 2021October 15, 2021October 29, 2021
October 4, 2021October 10, 2021October 22, 2021November 5, 2021
October 11, 2021October 17, 2021October 29, 2021November 12, 2021
October 18, 2021October 24, 2021November 5, 2021November 19, 2021
October 25, 2021October 31, 2021November 12, 2021November 26, 2021
November 1, 2021November 7, 2021November 19, 2021December 3, 2021
November 8, 2021November 14, 2021November 26, 2021December 10, 2021
November 15, 2021November 21, 2021December 3, 2021December 17, 2021
November 22, 2021November 28, 2021December 10, 2021December 24, 2021
November 29, 2021December 5, 2021December 17, 2021December 31, 2021
December 6, 2021December 12, 2021December 24, 2021January 7, 2022
December 13, 2021December 19, 2021December 31, 2021January 14, 2022
December 20, 2021December 26, 2021January 7, 2022January 21, 2022
December 27, 2021January 2, 2022January 14, 2022January 28, 2022
January 3, 2022January 9, 2022January 21, 2022February 4, 2022

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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.

[COVID-19 impact update] 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.

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

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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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This article was updated on December 2

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8,639 thoughts on “2020 to 2021 IRS Tax Refund Processing Schedule and Direct Deposit Cycle Chart

  1. Excerpt:
    Although the IRS will release those refunds on February 15, taxpayers will not see the funds deposit into their banking accounts until as late as the week of February 27,” said Kathy Pickering, executive director and vice president of The Tax Institute at H&R Block. “There are many processing steps that the IRS, the Treasury and the banks go through to get the money into the taxpayers hands. Check Where’s My Refund website for any funding updates

  2. Keep in mind if you can order transcripts and still be under review. Yes, transcripts does mean you are done processing; but your return could still be pulled for further review or pending for other reasons for the delay. For ex: educational credit, they may have to contact the school and verify it; maybe all w-2 submitted; health form; ID verify; changes from last year (marriage/dependents) new address (red flag). It states on IRS Website…ANY NEW CHANGES…results in further review…

  3. For anyone who haven’t seen moment on the WMR or gotten the PATH message by now and filed by 2-5. I highly recommend you
    call 18008291040, 12241 to speak directly with a representative. get rep. To get them to look at your return, just tell them you got a code on the WMR, last night to call, say I don’t recall what the code was I am not at a computer right now to look. The is the only way you can know for sure what the hold up could possibly be…hope this will help ease your mind…good luck.

      1. Morning Amy, yes it is an indication that returns are done if the Path message states Check back after the 15th for your personalized DDD…not necessarily approved yet…but completed.

        1. I filed on h&r block online and I have a DDD for my state refund which is the 27th. I was able to order my transcript return and account.

        2. I just called IRS and spoke to lady in transcript department, she said that the cycle date, does not tell you when you are getting your refund, she also said that WMF will not be updated until this Friday, so she was like refund could still be deposited in your account, and WMF could say something else, but either way she said it won’t update until Friday

    1. What a moment ?? I don’t got the path message but I got something that say your tax return is being processed. If you filed a complete and accurate return . Your refund should be issued in 21 days . Processing may take longer under certain circumstances . Then it says tax topic 152

      1. driving me crazy, You need to be on the phone with IRS ASAP. Here’s the number (800) 829-0582 ext. 652 or 18008291040, 1 for English then 2241….tell them the WMR told you to contact them…you don’t remember the code it gave you, that is just a little sneaky trick to force them to look at your return…good luck

      1. Shawnda, yes that is good. Especially if you haven’t rec’vd any letters as of yet. We will all find out over the next few days….fingers crossed…:-)

  4. Thank you jazzy for all your help I didn’t even have to ask a question just went thru comments and found a similar situation that you had answered you’re the “man”!

    1. +1 for Jazzy.

      I am def sharing this article and comments that helped me via Facebook! The more people that can be helped the better.

      1. Hey Jeff, I agree with that philosophy; thank you for thinking of others to share. We are all in the same boat and depends on each other to get thru this tax season with minimum stress as possible. THANK YOU!

    2. Loribeth, you are very welcome. Glad you were able to find the answer you were seeking by scrolling thru the post. I wouldn’t mind if you did ask the question again, if just give me an excuse to chat more because I love chatting with you guys, you all are so kind and respectful :-).

  5. Good Morning ALL, Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Tax Eve….I woke up to NOTHING…but my bank post pending deposits around 10-11am. Not expecting anything today, but hopefully starting tomorrow and thereafter. Since I don’t work directly for the IRS, I only can give my best opinion and try to lift each other spirits. I try to provide “facts” directly from IRS Manuel, personal experience and knowledge…I research before I post to give the most accurate info as possible…WMR isn’t reliable…

    1. Thank you same here I get my money 2days faster with my bank around noon you think they released money last night.

    2. Thank you Jazzy for all your comments when i starter reading them it really made feel better about my tax refund.

      1. transcript, you are very welcome. We all are about to get some relief soon. This tax year nightmare is about to end, not sooner enough tho…right? Only 1 more day or 2 if we have to wait until the 16th to see any updates on WMR…or our banks or transcript with 846 code.

  6. filed thru turbo tax 1/23/17 irs accepted then got letter in the mail 4883c on 2/6/17 called them the same day spent 2hrs getting verified then they said cleared and accepted but it could take another 9 weeks . For WHAT! Mine is to be direct deposit. What are they using my money for? More PROTEST FUNDING? I WANT MY MONEY!!!!!

    1. Hartman, that is not true…you were immediately put back line and resequenced, the most it will delay your refunds is no more than a week or 2 the most. The said that last year to many of us…and we got it within 2 weeks. There goes IRS again saying anything…lol.

    2. Jazzy, just going by what they told me and what the site said about 4883c letters after you are verified. But we will see.

  7. So stressed out can’t see my transcript online don’t know what is going on this is just crazy one more day hopefully.

        1. Nicole, you try ordering via phone or mail? Phone updates before the online system or call this number as well to talk to a live person (800) 829-0582 Ext. 652 tell them you need your transcript for school or for a bank loan…they will be forced to assist you with getting it.

        2. Jazzy the lady that I spoke to this morning in transcript department, said that they have been flooded with calls regarding the cycle date, she said that people are assuming that it means when your refund will be deposited, she said that for example 20170505, means when you ordered your transcript, she said we will not see update WMF until Fridat

        3. Toya, that is so wrong. IRS will say anything…I was told I wouldn’t see a DDD until March 15th because it took 3 weeks to process. I read her what was said on their website and she had nothing more to say…smh. Why would the date you order your transcript be on your “ACCOUNT” transcript. Ex: you ordered it on 01-30-2017…that is not a cycle date. So EVERYONE with 20170505 order theirs on the same EXACT date? Wouldn’t that be a little odd you think? IRS lies all the time…lmbo.

        4. Toya, just to show how much they lie, go to their website; look at the top and click on NEWS AND EVENTS…you will see the article where it states they will be issuing DDD 16-18th. That is Thursday…so that theory is out the window…the right hand don’t know what the left hand is saying..lol.

  8. My husband and I file our taxes separately, so we do not get the EIC. We have 1 child he claims on his return. We receive the regular child tax credit, but not the ACTC. We filed our taxes on Jan 22nd, accepted on the 23rd, and they are still processing. Tried to order transcript last week, they couldn’t verify our identity for some reason, so I’m waiting for a code in the mail. Are ours caught up in the ones being held to the 15th, or should I be concerned that something else is going on?

    1. Beth, have you tried via phone? Phone updates before the online system or call this number as well to talk to a live person (800) 829-0582 Ext. 652 tell them you need your transcript for school or for a bank loan…they will be forced to assist you with getting it. Also call to see if there is anything else going on…or this number 18008291040, 1 for english then 2241, say you were instructed to call on WMR…you got a code, don’t recall code it said…they will research and provide you insight..

      1. Going to wait and see if I get the code in the mail this afternoon. That will be day 6 since I ordered it. If I see no change by the morning, I will be calling. This stinks. We usually get our refund within a week, and nothing is different on our return this year. Its been the exact same for 5 years. We were actually planning on being adults with it this year and and doing some improvements around the house with it instead of pissing it away like usual :)

    2. You return sounds like it was held up for additional security/identity checks. Once you get the code you can proceed to verify your ID. But this will likely mean a delay in getting your refund

  9. “Where’s My Refund?” Begins Updating Feb. 16 for EITC and ACTC Filers

    By law, the IRS must hold Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit refunds until Feb. 15. Taxpayers will begin to see refunds claiming EITC/ACTC the week of Feb. 27. “Where’s My Refund?” will update for EITC/ACTC refunds beginning Feb. 16, with the vast majority updating by Feb. 18.

  10. My taxes were accepted on 26 January and for the longest time I had the bars just showing accepted. Now that went away end of last week and just “still processing” I do not and have not had any codes. My filling status and refund amount are still there as well. No updates have been made in several days. I also do not have any children. I appreciate any insight on this you might have

    1. Sarah, read some of my other posts and contact IRS this morning, that is the only way you will no for sure what the hold up could possibly be. Everyone returns is different and it is not a one fit all issues…we can only speculate but IRS can give you FACTS. We are too close to those DDD so please call ASAP to get answers ok….good luck.

  11. My boyfriends refund was accepted January 27 – WMR says it’s still processing. This will be the first refund in 3 years that he’ll actually receive (he had student loans in default, that issue has been resolved) and he worked one month in January while living in NJ and theN his job moved him back to NJ. What could be causing such a delay? People that filed after him have already received their refund.

    1. Alexa, the move could have flag the return. Any new changes will result in further review a simple phone call could resolve any holds quickly to put you back in que for processing…waiting it out should not be an option at this time…also call the offset number (800) 304-3107 to verify the student loan default has been removed. It will give you additional insight…good luck

  12. If my refund says it is still being processed. A refund date will be provided when available.
    Please note: for refund information check her or IRS.gov the usual saying.
    What does this mean is it im getting a refund

    1. Brandy, read my other posts and contact IRS…you may need to provide additional information to move it alone…good luck

  13. Filed & Accepted 2/1/2017. My bars On WMR Disappeared On The Morning Of 2/10/2017. Now I Just Have The PATH Act Message And Tax Topic 152 Sitting There. It Also Does Not Show My Tax Refund Amount, Only Last 4 Of Social Security, Filing Status, And Tax Year Ending In 2016. Can Anyone Help.

    1. Eric W. You are good to go….check your bank account and online transcript for a code of 846 any day now ok. Also, 16-18 IRS will be updating the WMR with personalized DDD regardless of what date you are given, the money usually is in your bank account about 4 days prior to the date on the WMR…good luck…

  14. I Filed 2/1/2017 & Was Accepted 2/1/2017. However, My bars On WMR Have Brennan Gone Since The 2/10/2017 And I Just Have The PATH Act Message. It also Does Not Show My refund Amount Anymore. Any help?

    P.s. Cannot Order Transcripts Because I do Not currently have an active CC.

    Thank you In advance!

  15. 20170701 = Fri 2/10/17
    20170702 = Mon 2/13/17
    20170703 = Tue 2/14/17
    20170704 = Wed 2/15/17
    20170705 = Thu 2/16/17
    20170901 = Fri 2/24/17
    20170902 = Mon 2/27/17
    20170903 = Tue 2/28/17
    20170904 = Wed 3/1/17
    20170905 = Thu 3/2/17

    Some Cycle Dates.

    1. hey are you sure that these are cycle dates I rewally hope I get my refund tommartrow the 15th I Wmr and dd please god im praying

  16. Checked at 12 am (PST) same message as before. Message is Your tax return is still being processed.
    A refund date will be provided when available.
    I am Heaet ❤ Broken. So far in debt right now. Hope IRS send soon. I Hungry and need to pay off debt. Three months behind in Credit Cards and other Bills. Need to pay the Owner of the store back since he paid my rent the last two months. I filed on January 23, 2017, here it’s February 14, 2017 now. I am heart ❤ Broken. Hope I get something soon.

      1. Todd, it is time to give them a call….check my other posts for the number to get a live rep. Good luck…

        1. Can someone tell me who to call about this? I e-filed on January 20, it was accepted on January 23rd and as of February 14th my return is still being processed….no EIC credit here either.,,I need this money!

    1. Filed on Jan 23 was accepted on the 25th there is no bars to show and nothing in the bank …. The site says a refund date will be given when available just curious of what’s up …. as of February 15th it still says the same thing ……. single no EIC is how I found

  17. Mine says according to path act the irs cannot issue refunds before 15tth..check back after 15th for personalized refund status..
    Tax topic 152

    Filed 1-18 accepted 1-19

    Nothing yet?

    1. We are in the same shoes. So far it seems like our returns would be in in the “first” batch out so we should be getting an update on Thursday in WMR-it’s possible we could be seeing returns on Friday.

  18. I cant access a transcript because its been less than 3 weeks and i dont have a CC…my refund did get accepted the same day i filed which was January 28th but my status on WMR hasnt moved since. Still says accepted thats it…hoping it comes soon! I am a single person, no kids and no EITC. Deff frustrated with how things are moving this year ugh! Jazzy I see you have helped a lot of people and I keep checking in hoping it helps me lol

    1. Teresa, quite a few others I have spoken with have said the same thing — their refund status has remained the same on the WMR page for weeks. This is just a guess but I would imagine the IRS is backlogged this year, because of The PATH Act, and the WMR tool is inconsistent (what I really mean to say is, not accurate) as a result. Again, just a guess as I have had similar experiences in years past.

      I hope you see your refund date on the 15th of February. Cheers!

    2. Teresa—– you can bet by this Saturday no later it will move about 4:30am to 6:00am,,,that’s a big update morning,, ever Saturday,,,,but you very well could see a update tonight Early morning,,,,,

      1. I hope so! I called this morning and it got me nowhere. Spoke with a person and she basically said to wait the 21 days and call next Tuesday. Okkk?

    3. Morning Teresa, try via phone if they don’t work. Call these numbers and tell them you need your transcript for school or a bank loan and they will personally send it via mail. 18008291040, 1 for English then 2241 or (800) 829-0582 ext. 652. You should have been able to access your transcript within 1-2 weeks after acceptance unless something is holding up your return…ask them that as well when you get them on the phone…is there a problem. good luck.

  19. So I last checked my status on the WMR tool a couple days a go and i could see the progress, but now when i try it acts like i haven’t done my taxes and it can’t find any record of it? Please help

    1. Sean W, it is that time….make the call. 18008291040, 1 for English then 2241 or (800) 829-0582 ext. 652 to force them to look at your return if it has not been the 21 days, tell them you got a code other than 152 and WMR told you call….say you can’t recall the code it gave you….then they will look into it…and give you an answer…good luck

  20. filed my taxes on Feb 4th and it still says pending on my hrblock site and doesn’t give me any info on the federal site?

    1. Hbush, google this – HR Block sign on to check status of refund; then click on Check My Tax Refund and E-file Status. Also try to order your transcipt online, mail or phone…you can get some insight from that as well…good luck

  21. Jazzy – you are awesome answering all these peoples questions!!! Now if you could make me 40 pounds lighter and make my teenagers behave, that would just be the cherry on top!!!! But seriously, Thank You!!!

    1. Frickin love it and you are Beautiful just being here . Jazzy is awesome but you are a better mom an I’m sure he’d agree !!!!

    2. Morning Karen and Bob…..ahhhhhhhhh thank you both and everyone for the love…love you guys :-). Let me work on how I can make you lose 40 pounds….not sure if I can do anything about teenagers behaving you are on your own with that one…lmbo. Too funny….lol. Now, throw out those cookies, chips, cakes…lol. Or come visit me and we can be walking BFF…looking for a walking partner…everyone I know is just lazy…smh.

  22. Hello i have been reading these comments all day. Im hoping im reading this right. I was able to order my transcripts today after reading the messages here. My wmr has no bars no refund amount but just has the check back after feb 15th for deposit date with code 152. I filed the feb 2nd and was accepted same day.

    1. Marissa, you are reading it correctly. You are done and should be getting a DDD in the next few days like the majority of us. So keep an keen eye on that bank account ok…

  23. Thank u sweetheart and that is all that matters is that its coming have a happy Valentine’s ev1

  24. Goodnight ALL…..sleep well and hope we all wake up in the morning to a pending deposit…:-).

    1. Filed & Accepted 2/1/2017. My bars On WMR Disappeared On The Morning Of 2/10/2017. Now I Just Have The PATH Act Message And Tax Topic 152 Sitting There. It Also Does Not Show My Tax Refund Amount, Only Last 4 Of Social Security, Filing Status, And Tax Year Ending In 2016. Can Anyone Help.

  25. My bars r gone they have been for awhile and i will let u know and i pray their not blank either

  26. I had the tax code 152 now the only thing that is there is the amount married filing joint and my last 4 of my social

    1. Good luck Volinda, hope you get some good news and update soon. Call if you think you should to see why the delay. I have called multiple times and got in….got a lot of different answers tho…smh. But now that DDD or near…that is all that matters, no matter what they say…lol.

    2. Volinda,,did you just recently get Path, after about 3 days with Path , your amount will no longer show, it will just only show s.s, filing status, and tax year ending Dec 31,2016, that’s when you will know that you’re completely processed

      1. Dang Toya , you learnd a lot in couple weeks . Just funnin with ya – good advice .HAPPY V-day

  27. Here’s a new one …just called IRS check my account it ask me to enter 6 digit code from letter …haven’t got a letter ….yet ….hmmmm!

    1. Did you request your transcript via mail? If so, they sent you the 6 digit code to enter via phone or online. With that code you can view on line…you have to wait until you get it. I used by vehicle account number and cell phone to get in…phone has to be in your name from one of the major carriers….so they can verify it is in your name…not all cell phone carriers sign up with IRS verification.

      1. I couldn’t order mines online, it asked me for car loan account or credit card, I have both, it said system couldn’t recognize, so when I did it over the phone, it stated it recognized number, and i was able to order with just social and mailing address number

        1. The same thing happened to me last year. The system kicked me out when something was not exact but I was able to have it mailed to me.

    2. Actually, I meant did you ask for them to send you a code to get into the online to view the transcript. If so, they are mailing it to you…since you couldn’t get thru the other questions.

      1. I just had my transcripts mailed ….I have no idea why it is asking for a code….unless I just haven’t received the letter yet ….who knows ….just lucky I’m a patient person ….lol

      2. It’s a number just for transcripts he can talk to a rep, within 3-5 minutes, once you get your transcript there is a number that you can talk directly, if you haven’t gotten transcript, you will not have access to that number unless you get it from someone, the number is on transcript

  28. It’s accepted my refund 020517 when is my refund sent cycle to appear on my account direct deposited fileong

    1. FJB do you have a processing date of 2-20-17? If so, you should have an update on the WMR with a DDD like the rest of us between the 16-18….but in your bank 4 days before that date…probably by Friday, if not the 22nd or 24th the latest… good luck!

      1. Yes. It does say 2-20-2017. So hopefully it happens the end of this week.
        Also, next to that date under “Amount” it has $0.00. Is that because it is being held? That whole line with that info is code 150 with all the credit amounts underneath.

        1. FJB, -0- is good. Means they owe you, you owe them nada. All your refund totals should have a negative amount..which means credit to you. They are holding the return without any Freeze codes this year…so check a few times tomorrow and Wed morning…until you see a code 846..then mean fund released. Check your bank as well…these are the (2) places you will see the 1st sign of a deposit. WMR…may not update to after the fact…normal codes for most are 150, 806, 766, 768..missing 846.

        2. I have all those codes except 846, obviously.
          Thanks for the info Jazzy. Its appreciated.

  29. I filed and was accepted on February 2nd. My status bar hasn’t moved since. I never wait this long for our refund. We did have an educational credit this year cause of our daughter attending college. Could that be it? All I have is the topic 162 message. Help

    1. Marlene, they are checking all credits…they just maybe waiting on a verification from the school that is not on file as of yet. Can you view your transcripts yet? What is the message saying on WMR…..do it say “still processing and a date will be available…” If your bars are gone and you got the PATH message with refund amount gone…then you should be good. No letters yet, then I wouldn’t worry…just a little delay…hope your don’t get caught up in the massive release…and push back…

      1. We have received your tax return and it is being processed. If you filed a complete and accurate tax return, your refund should be issued within 21 days of the received date. Processing may take longer under certain circumstances. Please check here or visit the Refunds page on IRS.gov, to check on your refund status.

        Please read the following information related to your tax situation:
        Tax Topic 152, Refund Information. The bar is on received how do I know about my transcripts thanks

        1. Marlene, yes you are under review and may be getting a letter soon. It usually takes them 2 weeks to send out the letters. But you can call them and tell them you got a code on the WMR to call, if they ask what is the code you got, say I don’t recall not at a computer to look it up. That will force them to call up your return and check it out. You may get delayed a little longer due to them pushing out all those EIC/ACTC pending refunds during the next 2 weeks.ugh. Call to ease your mind…ok.

        2. Marlene,

          Code 152 does not mean you are under reveiw for an audit. The IRS is backed up this year with all of the due diligence that has been implemented to avoid tax fraud therefore their review process is being carried out to the 21 days. I had this message from jan 26 to feb 11th. As long as wmr isn’t saying there’s no info or yor message change give it a few more days. I had a w2, single filing status and a school credit..check back tomorrow after 3am for an update

        3. Marlene, you have a “Tax Topic 152”. That is the code meaning your getting your refund very soon.

          Other codes are indicators of a review.

        4. Being Patient, usually when you get that message, they just pulled the return to review it or waiting on something…it maybe nothing ….like an audit. Just something that can be corrected with a call. They usually have a week to review then resequence it back in line…may be nothing they just looked at it a little closer to determine everything was ok…nothing serious. Lot of ppl got letters and once they fax or call they were updated within 2 days…or it can fix itself…

  30. Can someone break this down for me my return transcript says 20170505 received date 4/15/17 but my account transcript received date is 2/13/17

    1. Meg, you are the first one that has a 5th week with a date of 2-13-17. When was you accepted? During the week of 1-30 thru 2-4? Based on the code you would have a accepted date of 2-2, transcript on 2-3 and updated to PATH MSG on 2-4 and a processing date of 2-20-17. If you filed earlier then you have been re-sequenced back in order in the 4th week to have a date of 2-13-17. Just a little confused. Is that your processing date on your “account” transcript the 2nd date given?

      1. I filed and accepted 1/24 and my account transcript says 2/13 so I was confused when my return transcript said received 4/15

        1. Meg, that is a generic date for the deadline to file tax returns for everyone…you need to scroll down and look at the “processing date. What I am confused about is if you filed on 1/24 your cycle code should be 20170405 not 20170505 will you recheck that cycle code again…girl I am tripping if you say it is 20170505…lol. weird.

        2. Mine came in the mail and my account transcript doesn’t have a second processing date

    2. Meg, if you have a processing date of 2-13-17 you should be in the 1st release batch of DDD’s. The cycle for that date goes with 20170405. With IRS ….nothing is consistent or normal…lol. Thank God we will be able to sort all this out by the 18th…lol.

      1. My cycle is the same as Meg, 20170505, but says processing date Feb 20, 2017, just finalized my divorce, got new job, and I’m treating myself to dimple creation at Dr. Kim’s office in Duluth, Ga, and buying a second vehicle, and put the rest up, can’t wait to get those dimples

        1. Toya, whew now your cycle is correct…lol. LMBO you go girl…get those dimples and that 2nd vehicle. You going to be balling…uh? I ain’t jealous of you…I just wish I could do the same…hehehehehheheh…you guys have a goodnight…

        2. Toya, congrats on your new job….and finalizing your divorce, I am sure it was a very difficult and stressful event to go thru.

  31. Still being processed but i wasnt able to order my transcript until last wednesday and it finally let me order it

    1. Volinda, let me know when you get your transcripts, hope they are not blank. Just worried that the WMR is stating you under a review or pending for some issue…until your bars disappears and the amount is gone and you get the PATH message…something is holding up your update….please call to check…or you can be delayed much further…since the massive updates for eic is about to take place…all the others will be pushed back…until the complete the backlog…you will be resequenced.

      1. Jazzy, I am not so certain one can depend on the accuracy of the WMR page. I say that because more and more people are claiming they have not seen an updated status in weeks. My guess: the IRS is backlogged because of The PATH Act and is not updating the WMR to reflect the most recent (accurate) status.

        Then again, I may just be feeling overoptimistic . . . And that is so out of character for me! Haha!

        1. During my wait I have to agree as well with wmr not updating daily however, my transcript was not available until feb 10th and wmr updated the 11th. I guess it just depends…

        2. Candace, you are right. I think each individual IRS case can be unique unto itself, insofar as the IRS’s response time; every year I see a different rules and processing times. I am not complaining about having to wait so long for a refund, but I do understand why people are upset about not receiving an updated status, at the very least. I hope that makes sense.

        3. I meant to write, “a different set of rules.” I have not yet had my coffee and am not fully focused. Haha!

  32. I filed on 1/13 accepted on 1/17 wmr displays path act message do u think I will be in the first batch

    1. Shewanna, you made the cut off on the 18th for testers, so yes you will be in the 1st batch of DDD’s. good luck.

  33. Mine is the same way Erica were u able to get ur account transcript they said if u can get that but im not sure Jazzy can u help us

    1. Volinda and Erica, do you have it yet or they being mailed? Correct, if you can order your “ACCOUNT” transcript which is the one that has the codes to determine your status. When you can order both that is a good sign it is done processing. They can still pend it if they are waiting for something to be reviewed or needing verification before they release the hold. A simple phone call usually fix it right away…or faxing them what they ask for if there is an issue to speed it up.

    1. Mike, there may NOT be a next year for EIC/ACTC…if Trump gets his way. They just confirm the new Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and he plan to support Trump Tax Plan…google it. He is doing away with those credits and head of household. Only going to keep the CTC for children up to 13th. Let’s just pray they don’t get it passed for 2018. If we are lucky, we may only have 1 more year to deal with this Path drama…Hope Congress reject those changes. SMH.

      1. I filed on 1/25. I checked my where’s my refund and it doesn’t have a date. I dont whats going on? It just had a messge that said refunds are delayed until Feb.15th. Can you help me with this.

  34. I ordered my account transcripts over the phone and am waiting on them does that mean anything

    1. Volinda, that is hard to say, because you can get them in the mail blank if you haven’t been processed yet. What does the WMR states right now?

  35. Got transcript in cycle date 20170405 no refund code due to having eic and extra child credit. I was processed on Feb 2nd. Cycle dates for us extra credit folks means nothing other than being processed. From what I have read all over, refund releases start Feb 15 for people processed with early cycles. Youll get wmr update after the refund has been released and sent on the 16 or so. Luckly I have etrade bank so mine hits same day at 5pmn we shall see. It did past 4 years

    1. Aaron, keep us posted….can’t wait to see a lot of posts with good news any day now…

  36. Jazzy, I was accepted on the 24th early in the day. Sitting on PATH message since 02/04. I can order both transcripts just not online (only person ever without a credit card lol) not sure which batch I should be in. Hoping for this week but betting on later. Any insight?

    1. Hi Anthony, when you get your transcript it should have cycle code 20170401 you will be in the 1st batch of releases. IRS will stagger the DDD over a 2 week period, but we should be the 1st schedule DDD. Unless IRS has another sequence order that don’t comply with first in – first out…Your processing date will state 2-13-17. Keep your eyes on your bank account. IRS promises to give ALL of us a DDD starting the 16-18 on the WMR….but you may get your deposits about 4 days before that date…

    2. I ordered mines over the phone on 02/04, it wouldn’t allow me to see online, I got car loan and credit card, system didn’t recognize it, I’m surprised that I was able to get a detailed transcript, I have always had IRS identity Pin, so normally they will send me a letter stating that a transcript was ordered and i had to call a number and talk to a rep, and verify identity and then transcript is sent

    1. LaToya,

      Go to WMR and click above on the tab Refund Help….scroll down and you will see the dates and times WMR updates each day. But the main major updates are Thursdays, Saturday and Monday’s. Monday is the date the Master File is submitted to the Treasury to release DDD for Wed and Thursday. It does update daily every morning after 6am est.

    1. jwolf, cut off for the Master Tape is on Wednesday’s. So for early testers who filed between Jan 1 – 18th with EiC /ACTC credit are the 1st batch on hold, then 2nd batch would be 1-19 thru 1-25, But since the first 3 weeks of Jan will be combined with the 4th week; we all in the same batch…1st and 2nd will be consider the 1st release….but IRS has to release over 50 millions they estimated with the credits…they have to work around the clock and release Master Tape daily instead of weekly…

    2. IRS MANUEL:

      The GMF Campus Production Cycle 201704 runs from Thursday, January 19, 2017, through Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The ECC-MTB Posting Cycle 201704 runs from Friday, January 20, 2017, through Thursday, January 26, 2017. BMF, EPMF and IMF weekly transactions and weekly accounts will be processed on the last day (Thursday) of the Posting Cycle.

      1. People yall can also start checking SBGT, Santa Barbara Bank, it will show if the IRS has released your refund

  37. The Irs had me completely confused this year. My return was accepted jan18th of course I know there was no processing till the 23rd. A week ago I received letter 4464c. I called a tax advocate, she couldn’t tell me much Since it wasnt21 days she did verify everything on my return. Saturday morning it said my refund was approved and ddd feb15. I still don’t understand that letter! But either way whatever the issue was it went away. i file married w/3 dep. but I do not file for eitc or actc.

  38. JAZZY I flied on 1/19 and got accepted on 1/23 and I have the PATH message stating to check back on the 15th of feb. for an estimated delivery date and topic 152 and I was able to order my transcripts by mail. So does this mean that I will receive my estimated delivery date on the 15th?

    1. Hi jwolf…..YES you can expect to see an update with your DDD any day now. IRS is stating 16th – 18th…but hey, check that bank account anyways….I bet we will see a pending deposit before that happens. They are going to start releasing them on the 15th, so they say…yeah right?….who they think their fooling. A rep tried to tell me they haven’t even been processed yet..smh. Good news for a lot of us between now and Friday…about time uh?…LOL.

      1. I have had 1 bar received, but my refund was deposited in my bank account in the past, sometimes it can be deposited although wmf hasn’t updated

  39. Hello. I filed through a third party 2/5/17. I’ve been checking WMR daily and it says I’ll get my status after I get the acceptance email. It does tell me to refer to path 152 though. No bars and my total is to the left. Am I getting my refund after 2/27? Should I be worried?

    1. When did you get accepted? We have to start with that date. Let’s say you got accepted on the 2-6. You would have a cycle of 20170602 which once you are able to view your account transcript you should see a processing date of 2-27-16. So you may not be in the 1st batch…maybe the 2nd or 3rd. But IRS is accelerating and combing batched for release of millions of refunds…you could see an update between 16th -18th. If not most likely by the 27th…cross your fingers :-)

      1. Ok I am contacting the person who processed my taxes. I’m trying to be patient but I feel like by now I should have seen something on wmr

    2. Shay, if you still see your amount and did not get the PATH message that say check back after the 15th for your personalized DDD, then you have not completed the process….try ordering your transcript “Account” one…which shows the codes. That will be your first indication how far you have processed …

  40. I just checked mine and all it says is DD date will issued when available!!!! That’s all I have everything still over on the left SS#,FS, Amt ???

    1. Hacksaw, sound like you may need to make a phone call in the morning. Uhmmmmmm if you filed during the 1st week of opening, you should be done…unless they need some issue resolve via phone. Can you get your “account” transcript yet?

    2. your amount isn’t suppose to show when it’s finished processing, it will have last 4, filing status, and taxes ending Dec 31,2017

  41. I spoke with IRS on today, if you claim EIC they should start releasing payments on Wednesday 2/15/17. Also IRS will be working Saturday 2/18/17 & Monday 2/20/17. So hopefully we all should be relieved by the weekend. Special Thanks to Author Andy for this special page!!

    1. Thanks Andy ( author ) , you brought a lot of hurting people together in a very short time . Well done !!!

  42. IMPEACH TRUMP – JAZZY FOR POTUS !!! Thanks for all your insight and input ! You obvious a good soul ! Hope you have a special some one to enjoy V-day with . If not , come join us back here 2morrow !!!!

      1. Yes – Thanks Jazzy! I appreciate your help in answering all these questions. I cannot keep up with the flood of comments coming in. I”ll drop you an email separately and shoot you a small token of my appreciation!

        1. Thanks Andy, I had to find another site to join. IGMR ran me off, I had too much to say for them…lol. I am glad I found a site that appreciate the knowledge I can contribute to help everyone I can. We are family and bond by IRS stressing us out…smh. Good thing came from it…good people on this site and a awesome (Author)…

        2. hi Jazzy i had a bar and the next day they took it and i have still processing with no code and all my info on the side what to do

    1. LOL Bob, thanks for the vote for POTUS, I would do a much better job that Trump that’s for sure…lol. I will be with you guys up until every single one of us got our refund. Us taxpayers have to stick together right? VD will be put on HOLD this is much more important…lol.

  43. I have had the 152- PATH message since 2/2, which is the same day I was accepted. So, I don’t think the PATH message has anything to do with if it has been processed/approved.

    1. Yes I had the 152 path message 2 weeks later I got a path message saying I have to wait until Feb 15 to see an update and i ordered my transcripts

    2. Misty, that is not the PATH message you get after being processed. Your bars disappears and the amount on the side “gone”…You get a FULL PAGE PATH message, starting check back for a personal DDD date after the 15th. Everyone got the 152 path message where you click on the Code 152 to read. The other one…pops up after the bars disappears…. I think people are getting confused about the (2) path message, that’s all…

      1. Yup you get two different messages. And the one that let you know you are finished says to come back after Feb 15 for your personalized refund date.

      2. Hey Jazzy so which path message I need to go by, I didn’t get my path message until 2 weeks later and I ordered both transcripts, Is it good when all bars and amount is gone, and you just got the path message law and says check back after the 15th

        1. Hi Georgia, You got the right PATH message; Bars missing and amount gone…you will be in the updates for the 16th – 18th….a whole bunch of us are going to be HAPPY CAMPERS….:-)

  44. I filed mine on January 28th and they were accepted the same day. it is now February 13th, almost 21 days after I filed and WMR still just says accepted…not approved. I am not happy! It’s taking way longer than last year. I am a single person, no kids, no EITC. WTF

  45. Finally got approval notice on Saturday morning 2-11, and showing my DDD to be BY Feb. 15th (no EITC or PATH, just basic filing with Turbo Tax) and to check if not showing up by the 20th… Hope that means it will be there the 15th!!! Tomorrow would be good too!!!

    1. They may DD it on 15 but may not be available till 17 or 20 . Banks being tight about all this – but hey , you in better position than a lot of us out here ! Good luck and happy Valentine’s Day !!!!

    2. What do you think the odds of it showing up tomorrow are if the deposit date is marked as the 15th? Because im also in the same boat, approved, no EITC or PATH but for some reason it seems as though they’re just holding the money over valentines day

      1. I’m with you Nicholas! If it says it will be sent to my bank BY Feb 15th, that says “tomorrow” to me!! Ha! I forced myself not to check 20 times today, so instead I only checked 10!! :) Let me know about yours also! I will keep you posted as well!

      2. Nicholas-
        Did you get a pending deposit?? Hoping for good news for you!! Nothing here yet:(

  46. I filed on feb 7 2017 and accepted same day had 1 bar on WMr then went away and I have the path message so could I get my deposit on feb 17 I have direct deposit

    1. Erin, can you view your “account” transcript yet? It should be cycle 20170603 which should have a processing date of 2-27-17. But it is possible you can have an update or deposit between now and the 22nd. Good luck …

  47. Filed 2/1, and accepted the same day. WMR still says processing. Got married last year and filed jointly. No credits. Tax topic 152. Any ideas? Sorry if this is a dumb question, I normally get my return very quickly, so I’m worried.

    1. Hi Stacy, no such thing as a dumb question, not if it concern IRS..lol. Can you view your transcript yet? You should be able to; if so your cycle should be 20170504 with a processing date of 2-20-17. Feb 1 = 5th week of the year, (04) = Wed…You get the PATH message yet? If so, you should be ok. if the WMR is not saying “still process at date will be available…your hold up is the change (married/jointly) any new changes triggers a review…call them it will ease your mind ok.

  48. I filed on 1/29/2017 and turbotax says it was accepted on 2/1/2017. Wmr showed it was received on status bar. Today Wmr shows no status bar and it gives me the Path message also saying to check after 2/15/2017 for my personalized refund status

    1. What’s going on….Your wait is almost over…by the end of the week you will have a DDD or by Feb 18th per IRS website. Good luck

  49. IRS is just saying the 27th so they don’t get a lot of calls. The IRS will be issuing an “Avoid the Rush” series of news releases that provide tips related to the most common questions asked by taxpayers during the February peak.

  50. I filed my taxes on 02/02/17 I received my starter Now I’m waiting for Approval bar to Get me closer to My refund it was Accepted 02/03/17

    By law, the IRS must hold Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit refunds until Feb. 15. Taxpayers will begin to see refunds claiming EITC/ACTC the week of Feb. 27. “Where’s My Refund?” will update for EITC/ACTC refunds beginning Feb. 16, with the vast majority updating by Feb. 18.The IRS will staff its toll-free telephone service Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., callers’ local time, and Monday, Feb. 20, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., callers’ local time.

      1. Amber,

        That is what IRS website and the Rep is saying…but who knows for sure…smh.

  52. I filed on the 1/29/2017 and was accepted on 2/1/2017. The status bar is now missing and gives me the Path message. It also says to check back after february 15 for personalized refund status.

  53. I filed on 1/23 was accepted on 1/24 and now when I go on wmr it reads that PATH. I’m so confused on everything lol does this mean I’ll be getting my refund soon? This week?

  54. Just wanted to say Happy Early Valentine’s day to you all,,,,I just Wish The IRS didn’t have this long delay,,,on our taxes, but it’s coming our way believe that,,,this week they have to release millions ,,,and it’s a couple days away,,,

    1. Thank you Hard Times, same to you. Yeah…we almost see the light at the end of the tunnel…BRIGHT ONE at that…lol.

    2. I didnt file any kids just single on Turbo tax Feb 5 and still not approved not sure why and I had a business lost

  55. so, I filed and fed and nys was accepted the 29th. from the updated info I’m seeing…. I may see my dd within this week? for just fed? or just state? or maybe both?

    1. Dora, (FED) accepted on the 29th that would be the 5th week of the year…your cycle code would be 201705. If you are daily last (2) digit should be (02) since Sunday is no processing…so Monday =(02)….20170502 or weekly 20170505. Which you should have updated on 2-2, see your transcripts on 2-3 and got the PATH message on 2-4-17 (sat). Your transcript should show a Processing date of 02-20-17. Depends on how IRS is batching releases you could see an update this week or next for sure…

      1. Jazzy, You seem to know what you’re talking about so let me ask you this, lol. My return was accepted on the 19th of January. Could you explain the week of the year situation with my dates?

        1. Hi Tiara,
          Your cycle code on your transcript will read 20170305; since the first 3 weeks of Jan was dead cycle your week will be combined with 20170405 the 4th week of Jan. 19th falls on a Thursday which = Day 5. That could be weekly/daily. Since IRS did not start processing until 23rd…Your Processing date will be 2-13-17…you will find this on your “account” transcript…you should be in the 1st batch of refunds released…hopefully by Friday.

        2. IRS MANUEL (01-01-2017)
          Dead Cycles – A Week Counter
          For IMF, there are three dead cycles each year. For 2017, they are ECC-MTB Posting Cycles 201701, 201702, and 201703. IMF transactions that are sent from the campus locations during GMF Campus Production Cycles 201701, 201702, 201703, and 201704 will attempt to post to the IMF during ECC-MTB Posting Cycle 201704.

        3. IMF Cycle Date is a daily cycle designated by an eight digit number indicating the year, the two digit cycle number and the two digit number indicating the day of the week (YYYYWWDD). The following values for DD are defined:

          01 = Friday

          02 = Monday

          03 = Tuesday

          04 = Wednesday

          05 = Thursday

        4. Tiara, can you view your transcript? See if you see the cycle 20170305 or 20170405 ….and processing date of 2-13-17. And thank you I read the entire IRS manual and I do have some background in IRS.

        5. I was able to order my acct. Transcript but i havent got it in the mail yet what will i find on it?

        6. I can’t because I don’t have a credit card. I would have to wait until they mail it to me, but if it does shows 20170305 or 20170405 with process date 2-13-17, when should I expect it to be DD? I mean it should say that if my return was accepted on 1-19, right?

      2. I just looked… and my txts from the tax program… said fed, and ny were accepted the 29th. lol… then rcvd a 2nd accepted from fed, the 30th. and a 2nd from ny the 31st?? weird.

        and it sucks… ny wont give any info. wonder if theyl refund same time?

  56. Posted early 2day that I filed 1/03 . Recieved and accepted same day . Status bar left 1/23 . Got path and topic message instead . Filed EIC . Called and got return script 1st week of February . Today at noon I called and was told return was recieved , accepted and approved and told to check status 3 am Wednesday . NO HOLDS SHOWN – NO LETTERS so I’m hoping next Tuesday as Monday is a holiday . Hope this helps !!!

      1. 18008291040 . Don’t press two when asked to check status of refund – you will only get automated message . Wait till it asks for status of your return . There is a difference between the two . The latter will get you to a live person who can check it out . I feel so stupid because it took me 5 tries to get it right !! Hope this helps you Tracy !

    1. Great news Bob, thanks for sharing…gives us all hope that soon we all are going to see an update by Wed.

    2. I don’t understand why they can’t simply continue to post approved and anticipated deposit date for those with EIC. Even if we have to wait its still nice to know. Thanks for letting us know they are working on them.

  57. According to the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, the IRS cannot issue refunds before February 15 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 after February 15 for your personalized refund status. It’s updated once a day and remains the best way to check the status of your refund.

    This is good right?

  58. I filed on January 8th and accepted on January 11th. Although I fall under the PATH law, it would be nice if they would at least continue to give you updates as to if your return was approved and provide a date of deposit. Nothing says they can’t continue as normal while holding the funds.

  59. Filed through TaxAct on 1/10 and my refund was accepted on 1/13. It entered a processing status on 1/23 and it’s still just processing as of today 2/13. My return was a regular W2 without any special credits. I’m not sure why its taking so long.

    1. Lila, you should have gotten the path message on 1-28, I was accepted on 1-13 and I got mines on that date. You should call IRS, they pending your return waiting on some issue that you can fix right away…please call them ok…don’t want you waiting any longer than you need to…it’s been a long journey already…good luck.

  60. Filed on January 26 and accepted in the 26th. Claimed my two adult children ages 21 & 24 so no eic/actc. This morning wmr status bar has disappeared. What does this mean?

    1. Filed Jan 23rd, accepted the same day. bars have disappeared from the wmr since Jan 30th. all what it says Your tax return is still being processed.A refund date will be provided when available. I claimed my 2 kids as I always do. Not sure what is going on.

      1. OMG Frank, not good news at all. You should be on that phone right now demanding answers. It could be something simple like verify ID or fax or form…to release your hold up. They can fix it and re-sequence you back in line…for the next batch…don’t delay any longer ok…give them a call….there is some issues going on with your refund…good luck.

        1. thank you Jazzy! if something is wrong, don’t they suppose to mail me a letter? I did not receive anything from them.

        2. Frank, no that don’t happen all the time. If they are not auditing you, then they are just waiting on a form or you to call in and fix the problem….I just got off the phone with an IRS and he confirmed they will be releasing and updating refunds starting the 16th, but he kept saying I won’t see my refund until the week of the 27th due to the President Day holiday or bank processing….I am still going to keep the faith that I will see a DDD by this Friday the latest….cross fingers …lol.

        3. Jasmine, do you mean 1-27? Yep you fall in the 201704 which have a processing date of 2-13-17. You should make the 1st batch of releases…good luck.

        4. Jazzy so I filed mine 1/9 accepted the 16th can u tell me if I would be in the first batch of releases.. Please and thank u

      2. I filed 1/23 bars disappeared 2/4 no tax topic just a processing message. Called today and was told I need to ID verify.

    2. Leslie, they could be updating your status; check it again later today and see if the bars came back or you get the Path Message…if you haven’t received a letter by today…then nothing should be wrong. You can call today if no update since it has been 21 days to ease your mine…just hope you don’t get a message saying “still processing” or the code change from 152. If so CALL ASAP…you should be in the 1st batch of releases…good luck…

        1. You are very welcome Leslie…let me know when you see an update ok.

      1. Jazzy. Even tho my bars have disappeared, it does say my return is still being processed and Refund date will be provided when available. TT 152

    1. Dit Amber, nothing going to dampen my spirit; I am keeping the faith and owning my refund by this Friday…lol. I already got my dancing shoes ready to do the 2 step…lmbo.

  61. Morning ALL, wow what a curvy path we have had to follow, but it looks like most of us with the PATH message and transcripts has finally reached the final step to that DDD this week or next. Congrats if you are one of them. For those who WMR has not updated it is time to make that CALL to IRS ASAP. It just may be something simple as needing ID verification to release the hold. Don’t sit back and worry get answers….at least it will ease your mind if noting else.

    1. Forgive my ignorance but were people not getting the PATH message right away? My fiance e-filed early and once the return was accepted he got that PATH message right away, and it hasn’t changed since. Does that mean everything is set for us to potentially have a DDP message after the 15th?

      1. Jasmine, did you all filed before and during the first week of opening day? No, people did not get that PATH message until after they were completed processing…not ACCEPTED. Did the Path message say Check back after the 15th for a date for your DDD? I think he got a generic path message…there are (2) different path message. Make sure you got one when his bars disappeared and the amount on the WMR was gone….that is the one you need to know you are done and may be ok…

        1. Jazzy, he filed the 18th of Jan. accepted the 19th. I believe he had a the bars for 4 days before they disappeared. We had the original section 152 message in that time period with the bars and then when the bars disappeared we had the second message to check back after Feb. 15th

          (I filed after, I already received mine since I didn’t get the EITC)

    2. Hello,
      So Jazzy do you know if the processing date says 2/13/2017, will the IRS release the funds to our accounts so that they hit on 2/15/2017?

      1. Hi Tee, I spoke to a IRS rep and he told me I should have my DDD by this week. If I don’t IRS is blaming it on the banks for the delay in releasing the funds…so yes I would be shocked if ours is not updated for Wed or Friday the latest…we should be the 1st release batch that went to to Treasury this morning…post if you get yours I will too ok. good luck to all us 2-13 processing dates…I wouldn’t be surprise if some with the 2-20 dates get theirs as well…

        1. Thanks Jazzy. I will keep you all updated. My bank says that I can get my deposit 2 days sooner so hopefully if it is released today I can get it soon.

        2. Hi, so mine was done on Jan 21st and accepted on the 23rd. after reading this I should be in the processing cycle 2/13/2017

    3. Did you get updated to a DDD because my still showing path and I can’t view my transcripts online.

      1. Nicole, we may not see a DDD until after we already got our refunds. WMR usually don’t update until a few days after the fact….I will keep you posted when I check my online transcript in the morning and each day up until Friday deposits to see if I get the 846 code or for a pending deposit…a lot of us should have great news on Wednesday morning if not tomorrow..

  62. Corrected cycle #.

    I got my transcript in mail today. So for the people talking about this cycle what does cycle: 20170505, date: 02-02-2017, amount: $0.00


    But mines also says

    *PROCESSING. Feb. 20, 2017

    BUT YET I STILL HAVE MY PATH MESSEGE AND TT 152 SINCE 2/5/2017. I’m sitting tight. I just need to know what this means

    1. Megan, your cycle means that in 2017 they processed your return in the 5th week which would fall (1-30 thru 2-5). which is 201705….last 2 digit (05) are weekly which process on Thursdays which was 2-2. You updated on Friday 2-3 and could order your transcript that day. On Saturday 2-4 the WMR updated to the Path message. So since 2-4 you were officially done processing. First (3) weeks of Jan were dead cycles (No processing)…they combined those weeks with the 4th week 201704…

      1. Since the 4th week if the 1st batch to process for refunds our Processing date is 2-13-17 which should be this week deposits. 2nd batch should be 2-20-17, next 2-27-17… IRS will be combing multiple batches to release millions of refunds pending due to the PATH LAW….so you could be released this week. I am sure they will be additional releases daily…

        1. so those that have processing date feb 13 2017 will receive the refund on the 15 ?

        2. I am banking on see mines by this Friday…I was accepted on the 13th…in the early test batches….so I should be first in line…I will post either way…good luck.

        3. My processing date on my transcript says Feb 20, which is a holiday, so yes I’m really hoping it will be in my account this Friday, 17th

        4. Ya…My transcript says processing date 2-13-2017 ,,. I was accepted on 1-17-2017,,,,,so we are all getting closer to getting our Refund,,

        5. Hey jazzy my taxes were accepted on the 16 I did get the eic and the child tax credit when will I receive my taxes I don’t know how to get my transcript

        6. Esther, go to IRS website and click on the link Get Transcript…you can request online or mail. Online you have to register and answer a lot of questions; if you don’t have all the info ask to mail it. You should get an update by the 18th or sooner. I wouldn’t bother mailing it unless you want if for your records for next year…good luck.

        7. If not by the 15th ,,,if your process date 2-13-2017 ,,,,,yes I say before fiiday,,if not the 15th

        8. transcript, maybe or maybe not…but hey who knows for sure…but look on the bright side we should have it by the end of the week…at least a DDD…if not a refund pending in our bank accounts first.

        9. Jazzy—- Your dead on the money,,, couldn’t say it a y better,,,,you Just answer a lot of peoples question,, I’m with you on that thought,. 100℅…

      2. Jazzy, mines reads the same thing as Megan, except my cycle is 20170505, I have the Path so I’m done processing, it has Feb 20, 2017 for processing, do you think my refund will be issued this Friday 02/17

        1. Hi Toya, it is very possible. I would think so, because IRS got millions to release and they can’t do that without combing multiple cycles together. Keep watching that account and transcript up until Wednesday morning…I am for sure…lol. Can’t wait to see all the happy dancing this week. We going to party…right :-)

        2. When did u file I filed 2-2 was accepted same day and then on the 11 I was able to order both transcripts and got the path message when will I get my ddd

        1. risha, it depends…did you get the PATH message and no bars yet? If so, you are good to go and should see an update by the 18th or sooner…fingers crossed :-)

      3. Can anyone explain this to me
        I just received my transcript and it says cycle posted 20170405 received date 4.15.2017
        And it also shows my refund but – amount what does this mean
        On wmr I get path message
        Can anyone help me understand this

  63. I got my transcript in mail today. So for the people talking about this cycle what does cycle: 20170506, date: 02-02-2017, amount: $0.00

    But mines also says

    *PROCESSING. Feb. 20, 2017

  64. Great news for everyone with the credits if u havent recieve a letter by the end of today you are good to go they will update the wmr on Wednesday morning DD dates will be available for all that have the credits yes u guys we made it lol 1 more day its been nice on this site………Goodluck everyone ;)

    1. I almost cry reading your posting. It does feel like I was part of this crazy “journey” with my family (you all). I have never post anything so far accept now but its been a journey just reading all of the comment. I hope everyone the best. Thank you for the Author of this article. We wouldn’t be here without you
      God bless you all.

      1. your welcome! Glad this article and comments are helping. I appreciate everyone contributing and helping each other with their experiences. This is what makes America great! Everyone helping each other (for the most part)

        1. I am so glad I found this page thank you all so much for your Insight your experience your help prayers to us all that we get our money this week next weekend just everyone’s doing the happy dance and getting their refunds I just want to say thank you to Hard Times Jazzy and anyone else that has offered their advice to me in these troubling times.

        2. Hi Nicole, you are very welcome my friend…we need to bond during difficult times; even strangers from near and far can lift our spirits when times are uncertain and days are long. The Path we are own seemed to never end…but we made it together and soon we can exhale and smile. Thank you Andy for providing this platform to give us a voice to share our experience and knowledge…awesome!

        3. Nicole—- hope we meet again on here next year and then we will all have to figure out what Trump has done to our taxes,,,and how long next year’s delay is,,,,,

      2. Thank you so much Saya, that was very kind of you to say….God bless you and us all getting thru this stressful tax year…every tax year seem to get worse than the one before…smh.

  65. Just talked to irs rep. Was told I need to verify ID and I have to do it at a local office. Has anyone been through this before? Filed 1/23 bars disappeared 2/4 no letters or notifications with just a generic processing message.

    1. Verifying isn’t that bad. The frustration comes into play when they have 60 days to release your money. It took me 14 weeks to get my money last year. Filed 1/24 received refund 5/04…

  66. So….no money today , like TT implied ….oh well guess it’s a good thing I don’t really ” need ” it

  67. I just got off the phone from speaking with an IRS rep. Today is day 21 for me, but Sunday really would have been the day.

    The rep stated that if I have the PATH msg. That means ny refund has been peocessed and approved. That rhe 15th doe sure will say when my DDD will be. If I have not received a different code outside of the PATH msg and or a letter from the IRS. Everything is fine, that we will jave clear info soon.

    1. Excuse the typo’s trying to get ready for work and see what info I could share wirh everyone.

    2. I was told the same exact thing by IRS rep this morning. Soooo we got 1 more day to wait!!!

  68. Filed 1/04 recieved and excepted same day . Filed EIC . Ordered and recieved transcript . Lost bars 1/23 . Path and topic 152 same day . Two more days an hoping for some GOOD NEWS !!!

      1. Could be worse . Clintons would probably only take half cause they are stupid crooks – Trump wants to take it all !!!

    1. Trump is taking from the people that don’t deserve it …..people on welfare and food stamps get 8-10 grand back and don’t even pay a dime in taxes …that’s BS and always has been …..just saying !

  69. I didn’t claim either one but received the same message since I filed on the 25th of January. Everyone else i know has been receiving theirs. The wait continues.

    1. Same here, just a generic “processing” message since mine was accepted on the 25th. It’s really nerve wracking!

  70. I.R.S. will possibility update DDP on February 15, 2017 at 12 am (PST) it should arrive in your Bank on February 21, 2017 or sooner depending on other issues. The lasted DDP February 24, 2017. Paper Checks will be in the mail on February 27, 2017 or sooner.

    1. How didn’t you get this news?? How can I find out. And ask what there next plan of action after the 15.

        1. Same here. It means they are still in process of doing your taxes. Once you can order it then you know your taxes are done and should be available.

      1. Ummm yeah correction it is the account transcript, I would know being as though I ordered both the account and the return and the one you want is the account transcript that has your cycle and processing date

  71. [Your Personal
    Tax Data
    Social Security Number

    or IRS Individual Taxpayer
    Identification Number:
    Filing Status:
    Your Expected
    Refund Amount:
    Refund Status Results
    Print. Take the survey.

    Your tax return is still being processed.

    A refund date will be provided when available.

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

    1. Look Below for First comment. Guess I have to wait……….As soon as I know anything I will update it for you all….James.

      1. Just checked at 12:01 am on February 13, 2017. Everything still the same. Check tonight February 14, 2017, at 12:00 am.

        Your tax return is still being processed.

        A refund date will be provided when available.

  72. Filed on January 23, 2017, with Liberty Tax . My Manager filed on January 24, 2017, with Turbotax.com. My Manager and I had the same forms 1040EZ with no Child Care Credit or Extra Income Credit. We both filed E-File
    My Manager received her “Tax Refund” on January 31, 2017, in her Bank account.
    Of course I still waiting….
    I checked mine this morning Saturday- (12:30 am PST) on February 11, 2017.

  73. Bar said return received online on the 2dn of February…. Saturday morning the 11th it says
    According to the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, the IRS cannot issue refunds before February 15 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.
    If there was a problem would I know yet?

    1. Susan I am having the same situation. I e-filed through Turbo Tax and my status bar stated that my refund had been received up until Saturday morning around 4am. It states the same message that you are receiving now. I am curious about what they might need to verify? (If they do) Because I just gave birth to my first child last year in July, but I am definitely calling them first thing in the morning before the birds start to chirp lol. I am aware that we have to wait until the 15th, but my gosh

    2. There’s no problem, you just have to wait til Wed for a update since you filed those credits

  74. I can’t order my transcript sad face but my boyfriend can. We did ours on the 17th. I called they said everything looked good and I just had to wait. I had education tax credit but I’m actually kind of worried now. I need to pay rent.

    1. Destiny, there is article about some Education Tax Credit being delayed. They may just be waiting on a form from the school to verify the credits. Just have yours on hold until then….hopefully soon you will be updated. Good luck..

      1. I had the school tax credit. Yes it does fall under path however, no delay. Only etic and actc. The irs confirmed this and per their site there’s no mention of a delay for the hope or opportunity credit. Irs is just taking full effect of their 21 window for processing. Mine was approved Saturday with a ddd of 2.15

        1. On January 24th and it was accepted the 26th and approved on the 10th but didn’t update on wmr until Saturday at 4am

    2. Destiny, I read an article about education tax credit being delayed. They just may be waiting on a form from your school to verify the credit. Since you haven’t received any letters, then you are just pending and should see an update soon. Hope it will be this week. I got my fingers crossed for you :-). Google to see if you can find that article ok. Good news, no letter…good sign.

      1. Nese, no it may not be….please google Trumps Tax Plan…I don’t think I can add the link here. He made a promise to make major changes and he wants to do away with the EIC/ACTC and only keep CTC…sorry to share bad news…but this is in the works…hopefully won’t happen in time for 2018…ugh. This could be the LAST YEAR to file these credits…real talk.

        1. Wow… Trump is about to eliminate everything. Hopefully Congress doesn’t pass some of these bills that he is trying to propose

  75. OK seriously what does it mean when the bars go away on wmr? And is it a good sign that I was able to order my 2016 transcript?

        1. Do you have credits such as the EIC or ACTC? If so the bars were supposed to disappear and if not it means your return is being reviewed manually

        2. So that’s a good thing, i would not worry too much. Soon after WMR update you should see the topic related to PATH.

        3. Hello. My bars also disappeared and it has a message that reads “Check back after February 15th for your personalized tax return update” I also filed for both the WIC and ACTC credit. Does that also pertain to me? Meaning is that a good thing for me as well? Just curious, I would appreciate your help

    1. Amy I live in Atlanta, I remember for two years straight, my refund was deposited in my checking account and it still said accepted, everything depends on updated, the updated part is just a click by an individual that’s assigned to a batch, the system handles everything, if the system doesn’t get a ‘alert’ it goes through, people if you filed last month and have not gotten a letter in 02/13/2017, in each state, there is an IRS in each county, it takes 2 to 3 days to receive a letter

      1. Its happened to me several times wmr says accepted or processing and funds were deposited before it even updated. I know a few people who filed and received refunds on the 10th my sister in laws took 11 days she did not have the eic or actc.

  76. I filed my taxes on the 23rd still waiting to get my refund lol I claimed my daughter idk what’s taking them so long!!! Somebody help me!

    1. Kevin, read the notes for Diane, sound like you are also having the same issues. Probably just a delay…or sequenced. You may have an update this week…it not call.

    2. Same I filed mine on the 23rd its still pending. I claimed my boyfriend. So annoying

  77. Tomorrow will be 21 days I have no status bar was accepted 1/23 for over a week still says it is being processed to continue to check I file single no tax credits. There is no tax topic Anyone know why this is happening. Everything same every year no problems past years ?

    1. Diane, if you haven’t received a letter in the mail by now, you are mostly ok. They may just be pending until they have w-2 or forms that has not yet been submitted to verify. You don’t have the PATH message? I would call them in the morning, they should be able to look at your return. Although they may say, officially the 21 days is Tuesday…the 14th. Good luck.

      1. No path message either hopefully will show something tomorrow. I am worried because this never happened before always had refund before the 21 days :(

        1. IRS has been a nightmare since 2014 and it appears this is going to be the norm each year for us all. Hope you get some good news this week. Fingers crossed :-)

    2. I filed 1/23 lost bars 2/4 just processing message and no tax topic. I’m gonna call tomorrow too.

    3. @ Diane, in the thousands of comments I’ve read from people all over the world, from several different websites, it is my understanding that if the WMR bars disappear and there is no PATH message in its place that it means you are being audited or that you need to verify identity. Several people were thinking they were OK because they hadn’t received a letter Or a notice eventually called and that ended up being the case. I Sincerely hope not and I pray that everything works out for you!!!

  78. Correction: Trump Tax Law
    • The standard deduction will go way up. It jumps from $6,300 to $15,000 for singles; for married joint filers it jumps from $12,600 to $30,000.
    • Personal exemptions and exemptions for dependents are eliminated, as is the head of household deduction.
    • Families with children under age 13 can deduct childcare costs, capped at the state average.

  79. (EXCERPT)
    “If you wait until February 15th, then it’s probably going to be, according to the IRS, 14 – 21 days until you get your refund. So, at least you can get the clock going now by filing early,” said Kelly.

    In fact, the IRS is saying that even for folks who have already filed and will be eligible for the that refund on February 15th, it could be a slow process at first. They’re saying that you shouldn’t worry about whether your refund is having issues until at least the 27th.

  80. Correction: Not $12,000 – $15,000.

    • The standard deduction will go way up. It jumps from $6,300 to $15,000 for singles; for married joint filers it jumps from $12,600 to $30,000.

    • Personal exemptions and exemptions for dependents are eliminated, as is the head of household deduction.

    • Families with children under age 13 can deduct childcare costs, capped at the state average.

  81. This may be the last year any of us see EIC or ACTC if Trumps new Tax Laws goes into affect before 2018. He is eliminated the Head of Household, EIC and ACTC credits. He is raising the standard deduction to $12,000 for low income ranges and only allowing the CTC up to a child age 13th ONLY…..all good things do come to an end..let’s just hope it is not until 2019. I have links to all the things I have shared..I can post them or you can google this info…

  82. The reason the banks could take up to (2) weeks to process is because IRS goes after the banks if they allow a fraudster to successfully gain access to monies that was not vetted by the bank. See (excerpt) Sometimes those bad returns get through and the money has to be clawed back from the financial institutions where returns were deposited —the goal is to prevent this altogether.

  83. The Path Law caused the cycles to be off for those with EIC, ACTC. A lot of us should see pending deposits on the 15th and 17th in your bank accounts…Don’t wait on the WMR to updates until after you have already gotten your refund. Just check your transcript online this week to see if you see the Code 846…then you will be in the first batch for the 15th.

  84. All, I spoke to IRS and was told the date you see on your account transcript “penalty, or interest accrued” is your 21 days from accepted mines show 2-13-17. That is the date the system determines it they owe you interest which they don’t until 4-15-17. It doesn’t mean anything. Now the date further down that state “processing” date of 2-13-17 is the actually date they completed processing your return. My code is 20170405 (off) I should have gotten my return on 1-26-17 with a DDD for 2-1-17.

      1. Nicole, I filed on 1-6 and was accepted 1-13. If you filed during the test batches we should be the 1st batch to be released on the 15th or 17th. Cross your fingers :-). We don’t have long to wait. In the morning after 6am…I would start checking your bank account….don’t wait on the WMR…the first sign will be check your online transcript for the code 846.

      2. Nicole, I filed on 1-6 was accepted on 1-13, we should be in the 1st batch to go out on 15th and 17th. I would check my banks account or online transcript after 6am to see if it has been updated with the code 846 or pending in account. Don’t wait for WMR…it probably won’t update until after you have spend the entire refund..:-) And that point…who cared right..lol

        1. Right I just wish I could check my transcript online but I can check my bank thank you so much for all your help #215club #217club GOOD LUCK to all this week and prayers we see some money.

        2. I wish I could check my transcript online but I can check my bank thank you so much for all your help and GOOD luck! To all and prayers we see some money#215

        3. You are very welcome…count down starts this week. I am also prayers for us all. Thank you as well. We are all in this together…:-).

      3. Nicole, it all depends on how many IRS releases on the Master File, since they have a huge backlogs, they may be releasing additional days from Monday up until the 27th to push them all out….they usually add more releases for backlogs. So we all just have to check those online transcript and our bank accounts…no way of telling who will be in each release batch starting tomorrow…I am sure many will post as they confirm the code 846 or pending deposit…watch your bank..

    1. Jazzy,
      My “processing date” says 02/20/2017and my cycle # is 20170505. What do you make of this? I’m confused LOL

      1. gig, that is good because 201704 was the first cycle irs completed, yours is 201705 the 2nd week. The 1-3 week of Jan was dead cycle….they combined the early testers with the 4th week and processed them together. That is why your have a week processed date after mines…people with 201706 will say 2-27-17…etc., You may see a ddd this week if not next for sure…good luck…there will be a huge releases Monday…..

  85. Jules,
    The Master File tape is sent to the Treasury Dept every Monday morning to process and release refunds for the upcoming dates of the 15th and 17th. This is stated in the IRS Manuel. Cut off dates for each week are Wednesday’s. IRS weeks starts on Thursday’s and ends on Wed for the next (Batch of Releases). Major updates are Thursday, Saturday and Monday’s between 3am -6am est.

    1. M-f be if u clam kids or earned income then u have to wait until the 15 which its in 3 days

    2. Next update Could happen tonight (Monday – February13, 2017 at 12 am PST) or (Tuesday-February 14, 2017 at 12 am PST.)

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