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). 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 September 9

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8,638 thoughts on “2020 to 2021 IRS Tax Refund Processing Schedule and Direct Deposit Cycle Chart

  1. And now I have a question. I Filed on 01/22/17 was accepted 01/23/17, i understand the IRS cannot and WILL NOT provide any information on my return until Feb 15th. And for anyone not claiming the qualifying child tax credits, the IRS doesn’t like to talk to you unless a full 21 days has passed. Well, Seeing as how WMR has not updated tonight as we all believed it would, do I have to wait an addt’l 21 days after Feb 15th to get the IRS to help me or was my 21 days included in my PATH wait time?

  2. Yah I got my refund approved and my direct deposit is today yet they have not even sent it today according to the website and I currently have 4 days to pay legal fees or goto jail and currently am in limbo and waiting for my job to get back to me

  3. So, I just wanted to chime in here after reading everyone’s discussion. I have checked and refreshed WMR repeatedly and it was down tonight for awhile. I just checked again and its no longer down however, the PATH msg that was there before is still there as its been for weeks now. No change at all and I filed 01/22/17 IRS accepted 01/23/17.

  4. When is IRS Where’s My Refund Available?
    Sunday 12:00 am (Midnight) to 7:00 pm
    Monday 12:00 am (Midnight) to 6:00 am
    Tuesday 3:30 am to 6:00 am
    Wednesday 3:30 am to 6:00 am
    Thursday 3:30 am to 6:00 am
    4 more rows

  5. My status states check after february 15 but its been over 21 days after I was accepted and have a 152 code.

    1. Me too I seen on Facebook on the “refund schedule” page that they are not updating the WMR page til after the 15th so the 16th is when they will update it… I’m getting beyond frustrated with this crap!

    2. I give up lol we will get it when we get it we all need our taxes for our own purposes but now it’s just no hope be patient and before u know it it will be deposit

  6. I just tried the MWR and it said the site is unavailable please try back later. It is 3:21 am est. I filled my tax return and it was accepted on Jan 29, I am married filing joint and I have no children or anything but still shows nothing ??? I was able to order a transcript but I am boogled because according to the payment schedule I should have received the refund dd by now just confused and concerned ???

    1. SAME BOAT!!! So annoyed!! I filed 1/24 accepted same day, processing until last Friday was able to order transcripts, and message changed to a more generic processing message and TT152 went away……Still has my expected refund amount…..21 days was Tuesday this week for me.

  7. Checked mine still the same. Your tax return is still being processed.

    A refund date will be provided when available.
    Getting disappointed with IRS. (I NEED MY MONEY ) it has been 28 days now. Rrrrrrrrrrr!

    1. You need to call them and they will verify you and you will see your money soon but call them asap trust me it happened to me last year

    2. I really hope it doesn’t take any longer than what it has. I have this same message. I’m getting anxious.

  8. am i the only one who has not claimed any of the child credits and still doesnt have a ddd? filed feb 3 accepted same day and still no up to date info. Wmr bar remains on received return

  9. I just found this site – I am so nervous – did my taxes via turbotax electronically. Submitted Feb 2 and accepted at 11:38 PM on Feb 2 – it just sits there with Return Accepted! It has been 13 days now and that dang bar has not moved. I hope there is not something wrong. Turbotax is supposed to be accurate so I hope there are no mistakes. At least reading all your comments are helping me calm down :)

  10. I work the overnight shift and this shift so far has been the longest ever waiting to see what happens. I can’t wait for 6 am to get her.

  11. Am I the only one who hasn’t claimed any of those credits …. filed feb 3… but wmr status is still at return accepted ….

    1. Nope, I filed on 1/31 and didn’t claims any of those credits and still says return accepted. Grrr

  12. Nothing!!! Accepted 1/30 filed eitc and actc still only 1 bar on wmr tool and topic 152. No (path) MSG. But I don’t understand why if I filed those credits why I havent received the path MSG due it being the last day to hold any path filers?

  13. Omg I have been quite long enough I want my money quicker than you can say asap rockey I clam the Etic and actc the government is full of s____!!!! Excuse my French I hope I can at least see a date of dd today huh___

  14. honestly I’m so tired of the IRS they want to take their sweet time refunding people my cousin owed them $400 in state they took that out quick and sent him a letter 4 days later telling him they took it his total state refund was $1,600 and he still didn’t receive his remaining yet thanks to everyone who helped me out I just think they will give it to u as late as they can so there for I give up lol

  15. I filed and was accepted for everything feb 3rd. Just wondering when i should receive my state refund. I efiled on turbo tax

    1. It all depends on which state you live in because some states are also delaying refunds

  16. midnight by what time zone…washington?

    I wonder up to what date of accepted they are going to release? and will they actually be on time?

    pretty sure their site is going to come tumbling down with all the traffic…and then we still won’t know…

  17. I filed Feb. 2, claimed the EIC, today at noon Jackson Hewitt sent me an email and text saying… Funds have been deposited into your bank account. It could take 48-72 hours for your bank to process the direct deposit. Thank you for using Jackson Hewitt. I called JH to ask about this and they said they received a notification that my refund has been approved, deposit sent and pending in my bank account. I called my debit card(I use Smione visa paycard from child support) and they confirmed this.

  18. Jazzy,,,,hands down to you answering everyones questions , and having what it takes under pressure,, I’ve read all your post from day one, and you never once been rude answering the same question,,,I admire your work,,,,we all do,,,they need more of you working for the IRS hope to see you on here next year,,,God bless ,,,

    1. No disrespect intended but Jazzy does not work for the IRS, if that is what you are thinking. He has been very helpful to people, but he has also been wrong about several tax codes.

    1. I should have given up awhile back. Several people have called me profane names, because I explained what the PATH Act entails. People come here to complain about not receiving their taxes for a prolonged period of time. I get it, I really do. Everyone wants their money sooner than later. However, The PATH Act is going to save tax payers billions of dollars.

      The worst part of it is not knowing your refund status; nevertheless, it is unnecessary to call people profane names.

      1. I suppose I could provide the same types of responses as some commenters do — positive-natured but lacking facts as it pertains to IRS tax codes, not to mention congressional laws. Whatever floats your boat! We now live in a country of alternative facts . . . I suppose I should get used to people who eat them up.

        1. A person’s likeability does not equate to them having recondite information regarding the IRS, tax refunds, and congressional law. I am no expert — I never claimed to be — but I do understand what I read from the author of this website, in addition to the IRS website. I am right there with you, James. I give up! Maybe for different reasons than yourself, but I nonetheless give up!!

  19. I hope my refund is there by friday at least cause its been 27 days since my return was accepted. Hopefully we all get goot news at 5am

  20. Hey all, sorry if I am just re-asking the same question that people already asked. I submitted my taxes and they were accepted on Jan 23rd, single, no EIC or children to claim. My refund is larger than last year because I paid a lot of student loan interest. Just like all of you are saying when I check the WMF it just says “Your tax return is still being processed. A refund date will be provided when available.” Is something wrong with my refund?

    1. Yes you need to call the IRS to get the hold off,,,more then likely it’s an ID verification

    1. I got accepted on the 17tn as well ,,,you will be in the first batch of deposits or checks,,

  21. All right (path) Acts , we are almost on count down ,,,,keep fingers crossed,,,,and let’s get this date,,and get our boats in the water,,,

  22. I seriously am hoping the IRS don’t take forever but when u owe the, money they are quick to take it but when it comes to refund they want to take their time lol I’m hoping we all get our money @ 12am

  23. Hey guys so tonight is the 15th are we are going to check our bank accounts ? I did my taxes since last month on the 25th hoping to see something tonight

    1. I haven’t received nothing yet I did mine last month the 23rd and they were accepted the same day and I’m still getting the path message

  24. Goodnight ALL, I am calling it a night. Gonna try to finish celebrating the last 2 1/2 hours of Valentine Day….where are those chocolate cover strawberries…I going to go feed my face …until tomorrow; hope you all sleep peacefully and wake up to a Bright Sunny Beautiful Day with a deposit pending in your account…dream it and claim it…and it will be YOURS…:-). I am such a Poet uh?

    1. Mike, we are one big family now….we are going to have our family reunion 1-2018 again same time next year. Just like real family see each other once a year…hehehehehhehehe. I will be here until at least the 27th to see it thru till the end for all my tax buddies until the last one get theirs….:-) See how much I love you guys :-).

        1. 2017 IRS Tax Refund Processing Schedule and Direct Deposit Cycle Chart for 2016 Return Filings

  25. I was accepted on Jan 28 and called my tax preparer today cuz I had path message and they said I have been approved per irs in there system does that mean I will get my refund this week sometime

    1. Ditto Mike….we should file punitive damages in a class action lawsuit. Whose with me? lol

      1. Awwwwww thank you Mike..the pleasure has been all mines…enjoy all you guys on this site. So Glad Andy created this site for us to hang out and share tax info with one another….it really help get thru tough times and stressful situations…like a therapy group session without the $100 an hour and couch…lol.

        1. We will all let each other know if we got somthing in the am but maybe we all will meet here again next year

    1. I know I can count on Bob, he is my #1 FAN, but please don’t break both my legs…ouch (aka Misery:-). I accept the position, cause the white house is a HOT MESS…smh.

  26. when should we check the irs where my refund tomorrow i really hope it changes cross my fingers

    1. Amber go the the WMR and click on the tab above that says Refund Help, scroll down and you will see the times and dates the WMR updates each night. 3am-6am est. 6am is the best time to check it.

  27. I filed 1/9/17; was accepted 1/13/17….I should be included in the very 1st batch of refunds

    1. LMBO at you Nicole…well that might be smart idea…to see if anyone else is reporting good news, then you can run and see if you are also one of them…hehehehhehehehe.

      1. Hi Kiana,

        No i filed single, w2 and the opportunity credit. I called my bank to verify it because wmr said it would be sent on the 15th. It still took the full 21 days

    1. Really Candace….I bet you don’t have EIC or ACTC? If so, CONGRATS and you are giving us hope…I am waiting on the 1st EIC to say they got a pending deposit or any movement…lol.

      1. Lmfao no unfortunately i dont but wish i did. Smh my refunds be pitiful…it definitely took too long this year as i panicked a lot wondering if I was under an audit

        1. Candace, I was about to award you a CROWN and ROSES and a all expense trip to the IRS to deliver a bag of ROCKS that we all collected on our PATHS…to the IRS for the 1st one to report a refund with EIC….Dang, now I have to put it back up in my closet…smh. LOL

        2. Lmfao..i understand. No offense taken. We are all awaiting on our funds. 21 days of agony for me

      2. Hey what if all it saying is check back after the 15th message that means approved ? Claiming kids …

  28. F**k the irs. I wouldn’t be surprised if they tried to pull a fast one on us coming up with some bs to prolong the process

    1. Please don’t say that….I don’t think I can last that long…this wait has wore me out..lol.


    1. Right money…..ok ALL let’s do the New Year count down for our Tax Refund update at Midnight or by 6am in the morning.anyone got fireworks?

    1. Mike, that is the Million Dollar question…lol. Actually for the tester the 18th was the first cut off for IRS to test their system, so you just made it. So if anyone should see any movement first, it should be us, but then again we are talking about IRS, so that philosophy may go right out the window…it is too logic for IRS..lol. You are in the same batch of 201704 the 1st one…first thing in the morning, check the WMR, transcript for code 846, bank account (in any order) then here :-)

  30. i talked to an irs worker and she was nice and she told me that they cant let me no anything about my tax forms until the 15th and its a very good sign that i can order my transcript so ok sucks that they cant tell us i asked her why people say they can see when they ask the irs she told me they cant pole it up only people that dont claim anything but if u do claim the path act then they cant see anything and tomorrow it doesnt mean will get money but maybe a date

    1. Amber, that may be true that they were not allowed to pull up the PATH people return by Law; that must be what is in their script. Thats why they were vague when people tried to get more info about DDD or deposits. So, I guess we all will find out together in the morning how they going to roll this PATH thingy out….not all will see DDD by Saturday, but at least a LOT of us will…let’s just see who are the lucky ones and find out when they were accepted to figure out if they are random….

  31. Hi jazzy. I have a question. I have filed my return on 2/8 was accepted and received same day on 2/10 I received full path message and ordered both my transcripts 2/11. I still have the full path message as we speak however I wasn’t able to view my transcripts online so I do not have access to the codes. My question is will I maybe among those that receive their refunds this week or next or will it be next month. Even though I was able to order transcripts with full path message with no bars?

    1. Nykky, you made the cut off for the PATH….but tomorrow or Thursday that message will no longer apply to the LAW, so based on IRS once it is removed it will convert back to “processing” and DDD back on regular schedules. Where DDD are updated on Thursday, Saturday and Monday Morning for DDD wed and Friday of the following week. If processing by first in first out…then you probably want get a DDD until Saturday for the 22nd or 24th. IRS may do accelerated releases everyday to clear backlogs…

  32. I’m still waiting too. Filed 1/31, accepted 1/31 Filed single, no kids, but I did claim EIC for myself. WMR still says, Your tax return is still being processed.
    A refund date will be provided when available.

    Please read the following information related to your tax situation:

    Tax Topic 152, Refund Information

      1. Tomorrow wouldn’t be my 21 days, and I haven’t received any letters. This is my first year claiming in a new state. I received my state 4 days after I filed.

        1. You right, but hey call them any way and tell them the WMR instructed you to contact them and you don’t recall what they code was that will get you a answer. It works…even tho it has not been 21 days…just say I think it said I had to verify my Identification…let me know how it goes…ok.

  33. JAZZY, so we may not get an update in the morning? I was accepted on January 23rd been about 22 days now but my transcripts are on their way in the mail.

    1. IRS is saying they going to update on the 16th the WMR, but I think a LOT of us will see some movement in the morning. I know this jwolf…that PATH MSG better be GONE…because it does not comply anymore…IRS can officially start releasing refunds. So I would be shocked if anyone says they still have the PATH…unless IRS is going to take it down on the 16th…can’t wait to see what transpire in the morning…it will be interesting to say the least…no one really knows what to expect…eek

  34. Hi jazzy I have question. I filed and was accepted and received 2/8/17 on 2/10 path message which is still displayed as I type. I was able to order both transcripts in mail 2/11. My question is will I fall in the same category as being still approved pending deposit within few days or weeks or would I fall in category of next month? I was unable to view my transcripts code online

    1. Nykky, you made the cut off for the PATH….but tomorrow or Thursday that message will no longer apply to the LAW, so based on IRS once it is removed it will convert back to “processing” and DDD back on regular schedules. Where DDD are updated on Thursday, Saturday and Monday Morning for DDD wed and Friday of the following week. If processing by first in first out…then you probably want get a DDD until Saturday for the 22nd or 24th. IRS may do accelerated releases everyday to clear backlogs…

      1. Jazzy thank you so much for the info and insight! I truly hope I do get mine this week but I know it’s coming. It needed to be today. Thank you once again

        1. Nykky, you are very welcome, I needed mines 2 weeks ago, so its been a rocky path for sure…I got holes in my shoes just walking it…smh.

  35. JAZZY so does this mean we wont see an update in the morning? I was accepted on January 23rd like 22 days ago

    1. jwolf for the early filers and opening week filers 23-27 should make the 1st batches starting tomorrow thru Saturday. IRS is saying the WMR will start updating on the 16th…we all know we will see pending DDD or 846 code probably before WMR update Thursday. All IRS website and articles, news releases clearly states they will be releasing refunds on the 15th. Not after…so not sure when we will see a deposit…but I think some could tomorrow and for sure on Friday…no matter what the WMR show

  36. I filed my taxes on Jan. 23 and have only gotten my State taxes back. It’s been more than 21 days, and the WMR still says that they are being “processed” with no predicted due date. I’m not part of the pool of people that filed for EITC or ACTC so I have no idea what the delay is for!

    1. Jennifer you should call them in the morning, they just may need to do an ID verification. It has been 21 days so that have to tell you what is the hold up. (800) 829-0582 ext. 652 or 18008291040, 1 for english then 2241 not sure if it is already 7pm your time to call them….if so, first thing in the morning try to get thru….you should not have the message “still processing”

  37. (continued) Before Feb. 18, some taxpayers may see a projected deposit date or an intermittent message that the IRS is processing their return. What is puzzling about this news release today is the part where it says “Those who don’t get a DDD by the 18th; will get a message instead saying IRS is processing their return”?…..well anyone who had the PATH message then get it is still processing please don’t freak out…I guess it means IRS can’t do them all during this time frame…

    Refund Delays – 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 on Feb. 18 for the vast majority of early filers who claimed the EIC or the ACTC. (cont)

  39. I just got off the phone with a very nice IRS REP she indicated that IRS WILL NOT RELEASE ANYTHING UNTIL 2.15.2017 and I did file with all the credits, I filed 1.23.2017 SHE DID SAY THAT THEY FINISHED PROCESSING IT ON 2.13.17 BUT I WON’T GET MY REFUND TILL AFTER 2.15 DUE TO THE PATH MESSAGE.
    she didn’t want to provide any further information
    So I’m guessing and hoping for a dd date in the next few days

      1. A lot of us are. It’s like being done eating at a restaurant and waiting forever for the waiter/waitress to bring back your change.

        1. FJB, lol (smile) I bet a lot of us can come up with some good metaphors …hehehehehe…

        2. Hi Jazzy
          I also ordered my transcript an it says 0.00 then – 0.00 an got cycle 20170405
          Can you tell me anything or meaning ?
          Thank you

        3. Nena, you should be in the 1st batch of releases hopefully starting in the morning thru Saturday. I have the same cycle code as you and I was accepted on the 13th as a tester. Keep your eyes on your bank account and check your transcript for the 846 code in the morning…if nothing happens guess it will be Thursday and Friday before we see pending deposits or DDD…cross your fingers :-)

    1. Ya I called to but didn’t want to answer and then I called h&r block and they gave me a date of Feb 16

    2. Nena, thanks for the update…look like IRS is not bending for the law…the 15th it is. Hope many of us wake up with some HAPPY news…can’t wait. Feel like it is Christmas eve can’t wait until I can open my present. Should I leave some cookies and milk for IRS on the table…or a sack of hot COALs…for making us suffer….lol

    3. i did call the irs and they told me if i can order my transcript then thats a very good sign butg wouldnt tell me anything else until the 15th

    1. I spoke to IRS lady in transcript department today, she said cycle code doesn’t have anything to do with your refund, it actually has a lot to do with when you ordered your transcript

      1. That is true toya, cycle codes are used for batching and releasing refunds to the Master File to be submitted to the Treasury on Monday’s. Transcript just let you know your cycle code to determine which batch you will be in and give you valuable information on where they are in the process until you get the final 846 code. IRS will never tell the truth, because they don’t want us Taxpayers to figure out their system of processing…but it is all in the IRS Manual….outlined in details…

      2. toya, if IRS admit getting your transcript will give you insight, 53 million who gets a refund will be requesting them, the other 100 million who owes the IRS don’t care about transcripts…they OWE…lol. So they will try to keep this little secret (quiet). I know how to read the Manual and I got their number down….and transcript do matter greatly. Trust me!

    2. Jasmine, you were just accepted week of Feb 5-11th and already get your transcript…does your processing dates say 3-6-17? What do the WMR say? PATH MSG would no longer be effective so you should process normally and could see a DDD or deposit within the next 2 weeks. Look like they are processing those who are accepted the week of Feb 5 to present on scheduled. Refunds within 8-10 days. good luck

      1. I cant find my processing Date on there but my wmr has tht path message with no bars…..was hoping it would be in my account tomorrow lol Thank You

        1. Jasmine, oh ok…cross your fingers because just a few of us will win the lottery between `5-18 with a DDD and pending deposit hopefully this week up to Saturday. IRS is saying anyone who don’t get selected there WMR will convert back to the “we are still processing your return a date will be available…” I guess that will happen as the continue to process with DDD….up until the 27th. Based on their on website news release today. ugh :-(

  40. I completed my son grandmother tax refund on February 9th, it was accepted on February 10th.

    She just got her federal return deposited into her bank account a few minutes ago…Today is February 14th.

    She filed single w/ no kids, the bars on the website is orange and still is showing as “received” while I type this message.

    Yet, she just got her money a few minutes ago.

    1. Being Patient, Wow that was quick. They must be bored since they don’t have anything to do since they are holding 53 millions of our EIC/ACTC refunds. I read an article where they are actually seem to be disappointed because they are processing 29% less returns to date…so now everyone who files are getting process in 2 days…and deposits in 5…too funny…lmbo.

  41. Ok we taxpayers have been very patient waiting for what we worked so hard for. Why on earth can’t they give us a DD date. We understand they not releasing any funds until 15. But OMG they could update the stupid WMR! Knowing tomorrow the whole world will be trying to have access to WMR. But trust me if you OWE them they will get THEIRS!!
    Very frustrating! Waited long ENOUGH!!!

    1. LOL, Sharon. What’s that saying “what’s good for the goose, is not good for the gandere”…smh. IRS is sooooooo wrong and so sad we can’t do anything ….but WAIT ugh :-(

  42. Guuys its almost time! put your worries to rest. Tomorrow we will know whats going on with our refunds. At the least a Direct deposit date or better a refund in our bank accounts! I haven’t gotten much information from the irs or H & R block. I filed 2/7/2017 got accepted the same night and was able to order my transcripts 3 days later. I’m just waiting now. I have the full path message with no bars. I’m not sure what that means? I’m guessing from what ive read. I have a refund on its way.

    1. Irene, yep it appears you are right there with the rest of us…IRS is kicking out the ones who filed after FEB 5th….guess we all should have just waited…I filed on 1-6 accepted 13th and will be getting a refund about the same time you will 6 weeks later..too funny. Who looks like the fool ME…hehehehehehhhe!

  43. Feeling so fed up I have both of my transcripts twice for over 2 weeks I’ve been on path for 3 weeks and still no update no refund just sitting waiting I’m praying tomorrow is the end of the road for me my cycle code was 2017 0405 sure if I’m daily or weekly or what I am but I’m hoping’daily and I update and get my refund tomorrow my processing date was 2/13/17 accepted on the 23rd before 11am jazzy you have been a help but going NUTS NOW LOL.

    1. Nicole, I know the feeling, I been waiting for 6 weeks and been on the path for 3 weeks. I better be in the 1st batch with DDD’s..lol. I earned that seniority…lol. Just being on here chatting with everyone has really made the wait more relaxing…less stress. Thank you, I hope I was able to help out; So, glad we all about to see this journey come to and end…but some of us may be seeing a DDD up to the 27th…it will take them over 2 weeks to process and release 53 millions refunds.

      1. I know thank so much I have my wine now lol calming down but scared I won’t get a DDD but my processing date was 2/13/17 what do you think

        1. That is the same processing date I have, and we are the first cycle dates for 2017; the first 3 weeks were dead cycle and they combined them with week 4 of the year which is our cycle and processing date…so we should be first to get our DDD, unless they are doing them randomly instead of first in first out…who really knows about IRS..lol. Pour m e a drink….maybe 5 drinks…lmbo.

  44. I filed my taxes on 2/1/17 and I received my state refund on 2/6/17 but I have yet to get a DDD for my federal taxes. I also was able to order my tax transcript through the mail. Hopefully I will see a DDD soon.

  45. If anybody went thro h& r block call the card and talk to somebody thru there and see if u got a date and let us no bec I called the card and i got hold of somebody and they told me that I have a date on the 16

  46. I filed on 2/1/17 and I have received my State refund but I have yet to get a DDD for my federal. I was also able to order my account transcript last Friday. Hopefully I will receive a DDD this week.

        1. I still haven’t received my MD refund and it was accepted o 01/25. This year is just crazy

  47. My friend just checked her WMR and her date says she should receive her refund 2/15/17, no later than 2/20/17. She filed on 2/3/17 and she claimed her daughter… Now her refund is not a lot and pretty straight forward… I filed two weeks before and I got the PATH Message… I hoping for the best

    1. Tia, wow that is great. Good sign that WMR is updating with new information other than the PATH MSG. I am in the same boat you are….hoping for the best as well :-)

      1. Jazzy – I stated last night that we should impeach Trump and make you POTUS . After further review I decided you should head the IRS . I think you could handle both ???!!!

  48. The same thing happened last year, it was delayed. This year the IRS just decided to announce it and give everybody a heads up. I actually had my DD in my account and the WMR never updated and said it was approved or sent, so let’s just check our bank accounts people.

    1. Yes there was a slight delay..nothing as compared to this. In all of my years of filing single with no eitc or actc it has taken roughly 8 to 10 days including the weekend to receive my funds

  49. So i had a ddd for 2.15.17 and called my bank to verify a pending deposit and there’s nothing which has me to believe i wont receive it until Thursday or Friday. The irs is not fooling this year with sending them out before the scheduled date

  50. I called h&r block bec IRS was rude to me i said look the IRS didn’t wanna answer me question plz help and she told me that I’m approved and that I will get my money the 16 and she said I have no pending deposit I said if I don’t how will I get my money she said it will spend tomorrow. So hopefully she is right but the IRS lady said I have to wait until the 27 but she didn’t look at my taxes forms so I don’t no what to think

    1. Amber great news, keep us posted ok. We are waiting for the first person to share that long awaiting suspense DDD or deposit to give us all hope that we are next or movement is truly happening…yeah.

  51. How can we find out if money is pending on are H&R Block Emerald card or will we have to wait until the 27th

  52. For those of you who have the PATH MSG to check after the 15th and you haven’t gotten any letters by now…let’s give it until the 18th to see what happens. Those who have NOT gotten the PATH should be on the phone NOW with IRS to find out why the holdup. Perhaps you can get it resolve. Anyone pass the 21 days, can tell IRS to do a 911 request form for an advocate to call you to help resolve this issue if you can’t…with an advocate IRS has 2 weeks to release the hold. Lookup one in your State

    1. Jazzy, what is the path message you talk about? I just see the topic 152 on mine so far…

      1. According to the protecting Americans from tax hikes path act the IRS can’t issue refunds before February 15 for tax returns that claim the earned income tax portion not associated with these credits. Check whereas my refund after February 15 thaws what u will see when they have processed your taxes I hope that helped

      2. Teresa, do you still have our bars and the amount on the side? If they both disappeared and you have a FULL PAGE of the PATH MSG that says check back after the 15th for a personalized DDD…then you are good. If not, there is an issue.

        1. Yea I still see my bars and amount. I received a letter from DOR yesterday for my state refund stating that I verify who I am entering my last name and a code on a website. I’m now wondering if something like that applies to my federal. Maybe I’ll call HR Block since the IRS is no help and thats who I filed with anyways…except I did it myself online through their program.

        2. Teresa, I think that is what you need to do with the Federal. Keep calling until you get someone tell them the WMR told you you needed to do an ID verification and to call.

    2. Jazzy, what is the path message you talk about? I just see the topic 152 on mine so far and its been 17 days…yes im counting lol

      1. Its were it says the path message stating u have to wait until the 15 to see an update on ur refund

    3. Agree, IRS WMR updates very slowly because everyone keeps on using it constantly thus causing it not to update. If it’s like my systen at work, its tied to one server and its seeing to much net work traffic to update. Wait at least till the 16th or even 17. Last 5 years they sent my refund before updated WMR. So they will most likely release funds then update. Good luck. Im holding out till the 17th lol gonna be hard not to peak.

  53. I just had to verify my damn identity. Each IRS rep kept saying different things and that’s all I needed to do. But I never received a letter they just asked me a load of questions over the phone.

    1. Awesome, now you go back in que and within 1-2 weeks you should have your DDD or refund, probably still before 2-27.16. They can manually push it thru without going to in line as well. So you can get it this week or next.

      1. They saying I have to wait for the letter first the letter takes 14 days to get to me then I ca verify and then maybe I can be done with this whole process. So I should get a dd first thing in march.

  54. Hello, can anybody tell me if that 18008290582 ext 652 a legit number to the IRS?

      1. Just making sure there is so many fraudulent numbers to the IRS and I don’t want to be giving info to anyone that is not with the IRS.

    1. yes , use that extension, I called that very same number and same 652 today, the rep that i had he eventually told me what i wanted to hear, but it took a lot of tooth pulling, he did not want to pull up my account

      1. Just like the IRS – they won’t pull your account but will pull your teeth ( only cause they know it hurts and is irritating ) ! Sorry – just couldn’t resist , hope it at least made you smile ??!!

        1. LOL it did. Actually made me giggle…thanks for the (smile) we all need it bout now Bob.

    2. Stacy remember to tell them you were instructed to contact them by the WMR and you don’t recall the code it gave you, cause you are not near a computer to look it up…..that way they will talk to you.

  55. I’m trying to see my refund status…and it keep saying that i entered the wrong information…check my copy of the tax return and is good…talked to the lady that did my taxes..she said everything is correct…what can be hapening

    1. Lola, did you file jointly? If so, try using the 2nd taxpayer SS. IRS usually file it under the person who made the most money in the year. CALL THEM if that don’t work…they can tell you what is going on…good luck

    2. Lola, did you file jointly? If so, try the 2nd SS#, or try again later it just may be a glitch. If you can view your transcript that would help, try online, mail or phone…if it accept the info the WMR may not be functioning right now…getting ready for that huge update…lol.

    3. The same thing happened to me but it changed after a few days… Yes I had EIC, so I still have to wait until the 15th…

    4. Same here lola. I spoke to a rep. Of irs today she ask me a hole alot question but told me the i should receive mines by 27th of this month. Dont worry even tomorrow the 15th ull probally see something on the where is my refound. Website.

  56. I exiled my federal income tax return on 1/17/17 and it was excepted on 1/18/17. I chose did. Does anyone know if my refund will be deposited into my account on 2/15/17? I tried to check the status but I’m getting the path message because I claimed the eitc and also my 3 year old son. It’s been a long wait and I can’t take being in the dark anymore lol

    1. Kristen, you should see an update any day now. If you still want answers give them a call, it has been 21 days. (800) 829-0582 ext. 652 or 18008291040, 1 for English then 2241…good luck.

    2. Kirsten, you were a test bathes, so you should be in the 1st update for the 16-18 or possibly see a pending deposit by Friday or sooner…keep checking the bank account…good luck

  57. how long does it take to get your transcripts in the mail I ordered them about four days ago?

    1. 5 days, plus you have to add the time that your postal people do their deliveries, and sort out their mail, mines came in 5

  58. I filed on 2/4 and lost all bars after that with tax topic 152 .. this says still processing . I do have eic and additional child tax credit .. what I am wondering is does that fall in the lines of the path message?

    1. Laciesmom, no not if it say still processing, that mean they may be reviewing. You might need to call them today and ask what is the hold up.

  59. I filed on 02/03 and WMR is not showing anything…doesn’t say it was received or anything. Anyone else have this problem??

    1. Debra, did your bars disappear? Did the amount disappear, did you get the PATH MSG, to check back after the 15th. If so, then you are ok….we all got that which is a good sign.

      1. No, I have not gotten anything. It hasnt even showed that it was accepted. It tells me to make sure I put all correct information in then it says I must wait 24 hrs after I get the acknowledgement email. Below has the 152 code.

      2. I tried calling but they would not give me any information stating I have to wait 21 days…blllaaahhh…

        1. Debra, did you say you were told to contact them on the WMR, and that you don’t recall what that code was? They have to look if you say that…

      3. Just tried that and it worked…they have recieved it and its processing…Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

        1. Debra, so glad you finally got some results…whew. Now you can exhale…:-)

      4. Mines just say they have received my tax return and processing. Do i need to do anything?

        1. May, a lot of people are calling and getting results. Tell them you were instructed to contact them from the WMR and you don’t remember the code it gave you as to why your return was in review. Ask if you need to verify your ID or something? a (800) 829-0582 ext. 652 or 18008291040, 1 for English then 2241

  60. I called and my return was pulled for review. It will take me 9 weeks to get a response if any refund at all. It will take up to April so you all be grateful. What does that mean what are they reviewing?

    1. Destiny,
      How did you talk to a live person? What number did you call and what number on the main menu? I’ve been trying but I just get the automated message!

      1. 1-800-829-0922
        Or 800-830-5084
        Or 800-829-1040

        Don’t press anything about tax refund it will send you to a auto voice select anything other and you should be able to reach a live human hope that helps!

    2. Destiny, they did not tell you WHY? it was pulled? Normally you can just answer a few questions and they will release it back in line to process. Did they send a letter or say they were? I would called back and get more info. Unless it is a FULL BLOWN audit, it will not take 9 weeks. Perhaps 2 weeks after you solve the issue. Also, you can request they do a 911 request for an Advocate to contact you and get it resolve quickly. With an advocate it only takes 2 weeks to release the hold.

      1. They are just now sending me the letter. I had to call and ask tons of questions. When I receive the letter I’ll be put back in line according to the IRS rep.

    3. Destiny you should have gotten a letter, about a week after you submitted your return at least two weeks, during these weeks everything been on hold you should have received a letter in the mail, and when you called in they should have told you why, and on WMR, it should have gave you a code, if it was pulled for review, it was because the system sent a red flag alert, did you file a new dependent ?, Are you a new tax filier in the state you live ?

  61. Hi I recently checjed my WMR and it has the (path) messages just wondering if that means i will be getting my money this week??

    1. Amber, it is a good chance if we don’t actually see our money in our account by Friday, we should have a DDD or have it no later than next Friday….I think way before the 27th…they just saying that to keep so many people from calling. IRS estimate 53 million filed EIC/ACTC.. this is why they are having a full crew on staff Sat and Mon.

  62. Y’all keep believing the IRS if you want to , your money is gone be sitting in your account and you won’t even know because of what they say or by going off of wmr. Tomorrow after 7am EST or 4am PST which is when they update, pull your recorded of accounts transcript against..if you see code 864 they’ve processed it and sent it to the bank!

    1. Kiana, right….lol. IRS = I RUN SHYT….so they tell you whatever they want to. lmbo. I bet a lot of people will see deposits or get a DDD or code 846 by this Saturday…and will be some very happy campers ready to do the HAPPY DANCE…lol.

    2. Kiana, I was told by a rep that WMR will not update until Friday, IRS rep said there will be refund deposits, a flood of them, but at the same time WMR will still look the same for some, she said just check account, and all banks don’t have access to pending deposits until the IRS releases your refund

      1. Right toya just check your bank account I file taxes for my family and WMR advised of the wrong information

      1. Toya, your return cannot be release without the 846 code on your transcript. That is the code that complete the full cycle for the tax year…and releases the refund. Everyone has to get that code…this is how IRS balance their account record and books and closed out the return. PATH people and all…

  63. Morning everyone. I was just wondering if anyone else finds it rather odd that from the new IRS statement that WMR will update from 16-18 for most of us but before it was the first rounds of returns were being sent out on the 15th and NOW it says we won’t see them till the 27th at the earliest. This whole cloak and dagger from them needs to stop. I understand they are trying to “help” with this new law but to be honest, how much interest are they getting from holding onto our returns for longer.

  64. TO ANYONE: If I were to call an IRS rep would they be able to tell me If I have Direct Deposit date?

    1. If its been 21 days, YES if they choose to be honest which is rare…lol. If not, then they will just say we can’t tell you anything until the 15th…geez or they will say we are updating WMR 16-18 with Personalized DDD. You better off just checking your bank or transcript for the 846 code :-)

    2. Unless you return has been approved by them I highly doubt it. I called twice so far and because it isnt approved after 2 weeks so far…they havent been able to give me any info. Just told me to wait pretty much. This Saturday will be 21 days for me. I hope there is a deposit before then!

  65. I have a cycle code of 20170605 but I don’t see any other codes like 846. Where would that be? WMR says I should have my deposit by 2/15 so I’m hoping by Friday 2/17? Thoughts?

      1. you view your transcript online or mail. That is where you will see the cycle codes and 846.

    1. Danika, do you have a processing date of 2-27-17? You won’t see 846 until your refund has actually been released. But your account would see a pending deposit before then. All we can do is wait until tomorrow or the 16th to see what the updates will give us. That code would be the last code under the others…on your transcript…because that ends the process and closes the file for this tax year.

      1. Jazzy, I don’t see a processing date anywhere on the transcript. I do see a received date of 4/15/17 though

        1. Danika, scroll down to the next section you will see a processing date.- The 4-15-17 is the final date to submit tax returns without penalty.

  66. I don’t have DD – getting a check instead . Do they send out checks on Fridays only ? Any know ???

    1. I received a check last year, it took about 3 to 5 business days, something like that, I live in Atlanta, I think my check came from downtown Atlanta, you really need to find out what date it was mailed out to you, let me tell you it doesn’t take long at all for the check to be mailed out from IRS, your post office plays a part also

      1. Yes how crazy on Saturday,,,, out unless the mail man didn’t finish all his stops on Friday

    2. Bob, I had to read the Manuel for this question. But I wanted to give accurate info.

      MF Refund Payment Date -The IMF Refund Payment Date will be computed by IMF for both Direct Deposit and Paper Check refunds and will be listed on the refund transaction TC 846 in fields:

      IMF computes this field as the posted cycle date PLUS four business days for Direct Deposit refunds; posted cycle date PLUS six business da

      1. oops, cut off the rest:

        IMF computes this field as the posted cycle date PLUS four business days for Direct Deposit refunds; posted cycle date PLUS six business days for Paper Check refunds.

  67. Hi all, 1st time poster so don’t be to hard on me.. :) I got an update on WMR. All is well except… I elected for DD and the WMR indicates a paper check. Any idea why? My refund is pretty hefty (I work overseas and still have taxes taken out in case I get caught up in the states to long). I was thinking possibly DD limits, but not sure.

    1. I saw another post that stated if its more than 10,000 u cant get a dd if would have to be a paper check so that might be why.

    2. Josh, I haven’t read anything about the Amount is too large, but I did read there are limits which only applies if you have more than (3) deposits to the same account. Also, DD converts to paper if they have problems making the transaction. Could be account number incorrectly entered, your name wasn’t on the account and the bank sent it back to be reissued as paper. I am sure there maybe other situations as well….these are the most common ones…is the bank in the US or Overseas?

    3. This is for fraud protection – that’s pretty much it. They took an extra step to mitigate fraud this year by mailing out some checks, even though you elected for DD. I had the same thing happen this year.

  68. I want to make sure that my taxes are good and there is no hold on them. I have called 3 different phone numbers and I always select “Check Status of Refund”, but I keep getting the automated message. I would like to actually talk to a person! Can anyone help me on how to not get the automated message?

    1. Hi Corren, you can call (800) 829-0582 ext. 652 or 18008291040, 1 for english then options 2, 2, 4, 1

    2. Corren, try these numbers: (800) 829-0582 ext. 652 or 18008291040, 1 for English then 2241 tell them you were directed to call them after you checked the WMR…just say you don’t recall what Code it said. This should get you to talk to a live person. good luck.

  69. This tax stuff is so confusing this year! I filed my taxes a week ago and they still haven’t been accepted by the IRS but I see some people file and get accepted the same day or the following day. Can anyone tell me what would be the hold up?

        1. Lana, I heard a lot of people was having problems with them….uhmmmmmm you may need to resubmit.. See what they are saying is happening on there end..good luck

    1. I just spoke to 2 IRS workers, and they both told me that we will not see an update on our end WMR until Friday, they both also said that the cycle date we see on transcript does not have anything to do with refund, he looked at my account and said they received my information on Jan 27, 2017, he said that Feb 17, 2017 will be my 21 days, so it’s very possible that I may see my refund in my account on this Fri, which is the 17th, but he also said that it will be a flood of refunds going out

      1. i called the irs and they really dont tell you anything but to wait until the 27th for a refund she was rude didnt really wanna answer my questions

        1. yeah i also call today the lady told me to wait till after the 15 or first weeks of march them call them back

        2. transcipt, lol, I was told March 15th…smh. I knew she was crazy for saying that. I was about to come thru that phone…I wasnt waiting one minute more after 18th. I am being generous to give them that…lol.

      2. Toya, you are correct the cycle date does not have anything to do with refunds. The 846 code is the only thing on an Account transcript that truly matters. They give cycle codes for a reason and they have multiple example on how they use the cycle codes to process refunds in batches and submit to Treasury based on those cycle codes. So technically they do have something to do with the processing of the batches for release…check out IRS Manuel Cycle Definitions.

  70. Happy Valentine’s Day my good people!! One more day and hopefully we all will be happy tomorrow. I’m already excited lol

      1. Yes I hope we get it or at least a date. I just want to know something. I’ve been waiting since the 01/12 when it was accepted and I’m tired of being in the dark

  71. See you guys later, I have to go for now. I will check back in a couple of hours or so. You all try to enjoy your final day before the major updates soon to happen….we are almost there.

  72. If you are still pending and do not have the PATH MSG yet. Please call IRS ASAP before the phone blow up tomorrow thur Sat and you can’t get in…lol. We can only speculate but IRS can give you FACTS and ease your mind. (800) 829-0582 ext. 652 or 18008291040, 1 for english then 2241. You might have to tell a little white (lie) just pray and ask for forgiveness later..ok. lol. To get them to look into your issues…just say I got a code on the WMR to call, you don’t recall what it was….ok.

    1. Jazzy, I am just showing still processing, no bars or codes. I was accepted 1/28/17. I have not hit my 21 days yet. I called this morning and was able to talk to irs person. He pulled up my info, and put me on hold a few minutes. When he came back on he said he did not see any problems, but I need to wait the 21 days and call back if nothing. Do you think I should still be concerned?

      1. Sandra, call back and hopefully another rep will give you more details. Just say you were told to call by the WMR and you forgot the code it gave you….just say did you all send me a letter? You are under a review and just may need to answer a few questions. It may take you several attempts ….read the post for Destiny…scroll to you find it; look what happen to her…don’t take no for an answer, but you should not be at ‘”still processing if you filed on the 28th. Something is wrong…

  73. Finally was able to order my transcript today. I have a cycle date of 20170702. Then next to “refund issued” it has a date of 3-6-2017. Really?! I don’t qualify for EIC or the additional child credit. I guess i don’t understand the cycle date?

    1. Girlyq, The date they are giving just let you know that you should have a refund before or no later than 3-6-17, which is pretty good with you being in the 7th week of filing. That was pretty quick and you already can view your transcript. wow. You may see a ddd sooner than later…great!

  74. So I was able to get in touch with a live person at IRS she said that there is a credit on my account so im guessing that means its been approved. They just haven’t released the funds yet so hopefully this week

      1. Mike yes I did. but I really did get much of a refund back less the 4000. But a lot of people i know are getting 9000-10,000. I know that I have to wait till after the 15th which is tomorrow.

    1. Amy, yes that is correct. Congrats and good luck..we should see some movement in the morning if not 16-18 for sure. Yeah :-)

  75. I am one of those people that have to wait 21 days in order to even see a transcript but my wmr showed the bars up until maybe like a week ago or maybe 2 weeks and it kept saying accepted now I’m showing the 152 code what you know what that means because I received the EICT and I just called and talk to someone and he told me that they can’t see transcript until the 21 days he said which on the 152 code it says that they will be issuing them out the week of the 27

    1. Bizzle, try calling these numbers and telling them you need your transcript for school or a bank loan. This will force them to look up your return to see if they can order it on your behalf and tell you if they see any issues with your refund.

      18008291040, 1 for English then 2241 or (800) 829-0582 ext. 652 if they are unable to process and mail it for you…then something is wrong…if it has been over a week since they received your return…

      1. Jazzy I’ll I’ll call Tomorrow they kept telling me that they couldn’t tell me anything until the 15th so one unlikely the 15th is going to be my 21-day Mark so I’ll wait until I see anything tomorrow or the 16th but I’m probably still going to call tomorrow and tell them that I need it for school just like you guys said

        1. Bizzle, ok keep me posted and good luck…you might get good news before you even have to make that call…hope so.

        2. I went ahead and I ordered my transcript online I should get it within 5 to 6 business days but tomorrow is my last day for my weight so tomorrow’s the 21st day of me filing my taxes so hopefully I have good news tomorrow I’m going to check with 3am and 6 o’clock in the morning more than likely I’m probably just going to wait until I wake up tomorrow morning for work. Good luck guys!!

    2. Bizzle, have you tried both online and via phone yet to see if they are saying unavailable?

  76. My process date 2-13-2017 I filed on 1-15-2017. Got accepted on 1-17-2017 so if you are accepted by at least 1-17-2017 you should be in the first batch of checks,,,that’s with the ones with (path) ACT,,,,,

        1. Hi Bob, your cycle code = the year, the week and the day you were accepted. Ex: 2017, then 4th week which is Jan 22-28 when you filed and 02 = Monday. So Jan 23 you were processed, on the 24 was able to order your transcript, then on the 25 you got the PATH MSG update on the WMR…and been sitting on it since then…lol. You in the 1st release batch. But keep in mind IRS is staggering the dates…so any of us may have a DDD 15-27th ugh.

        2. I don’t have DD . Mine is a check so I’m assuming it will take longer

        3. I filed mine February 13,2017 I have the bar that said processing and at the bottom is the tax topic 152 message when can I expect my refund?

        4. Ashley, you should be seeing some movement between now and Saturday….keep looking at your bank account, you may see it way before the update…good luck

  77. Hello my tax return blog family Happy Love Day!!!!! I got my transcripts this my return was processed on the 30 of January. I have screenshooted the entire cycle code chart but it want allow me to post it.

    1. Hi Rina, you get the PATH MSG yet on WMR, that states check back after the 15th for a personalized DDD? If so, you are good to go. good luck.

  78. To recap: we filed our taxes on 2/2 it was accepted same day. We did not have eic or child tax credit. We did however have educational credit. Bar has been in received for 12 days now with topic 152 message. Called IRS this morning as Jazzy suggested. Return is scheduled to be in acct on Friday the 17th. Said they took away the one educational credit and then after further research gave it back. WMR still only says received. But I will listen to the human I talked to over the computer lol

      1. Shay try these 2 numbers to get a live rep 18008291040, 1 for english then 2241 or (800) 829-0582 ext. 652

    1. Marlene, awesome news….that human you spoke to knows a lot more than US, we can only speculate, but it is always wise to go straight to the source, that is my motto…lol. I am so glad you got the info you needed…you should see a deposit in your account pending may be as early as tomorrow….good luck.

  79. Hello Jazzy, when do IRS usually update their system. I see it says over night. So does that mean 12a.m it should reflect the update?

    1. Tee, go the the WMR, look at the top and click on the tab that says Refund Help, scroll down a little bit and you will see the complete schedule of times and dates they system updates…..6am is the best time to check each day for any updates. Hope this helps…

  80. Good morning all..i know thos of us with eic are down to our last few days of waiting..i had no update on WMR or no DD, just checking in to see if anyone else has had an update or if we are all still waiting? TIMES ALMOST UP!

    1. Deanna, I didn’t have any update either, but my banks post pending deposits around 11ish….so I am going to keep check throughout the day….girl can only hope…keep faith alive…lol.

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