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


Below is the latest table showing estimated tax season refund payment dates based on past refund cycles and IRS guidelines. It shows the date your refund will be processed and paid based on the week your return is accepted by the IRS. For refund dates specific to your tax filing go to the Where is my Refund (WMR) page or IRS2Go mobile application.

[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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8,621 thoughts on “2020 IRS Tax Refund Processing Schedule and Direct Deposit Cycle Chart for 2019 Return Filings

  1. Thanks for jazzy… Really helped out and out people mind at ease…. Dont let some dumbass people bother u…. I know that this site helped me out and made me feel better reading people going thru the same thing and having people to talk too about it

    1. I keep getting information is being enter incorrectly on the where’s my refund system. Can someone tell me what means

  2. I filed Jan 15th not expecting my return to be accepted until the 23rd. It was accepted by the IRS on the 17th. So I am well over 21 days waiting for my return. I was disappointed to find on the IRS website this morning that all it saids now is my refund is being processed. I file the same way every year and there is no need to hold my refund any longer. If they haven’t found anything yet it’s because there’s nothing to find.

  3. What do you mean by cycle code? I have no bars and it just says they have received it and is processing it. Mine was filed and accepted on the 23rd.

  4. I’m getting the same message, my return is being processed… Yet I have two co workers who received their refund in the bank yesterday and they had eic and child income credit and filed theirs last week… I filed mine Jan 26.. what’s wrong with this picture?!

  5. Well I checked mine yesterday morning and it said direct deposited and then checked it today and it says pending why is that by the way I’m in Ohio

  6. What does this mean? [Your tax return is still being processed.
    A refund date will be provided when available.] Please Help! Does this mean they are doing my right now?

  7. So is this processing as far as verifying the return is accurate or actually processing the direct deposit to your bank?

    1. I think it went back to processing do to see if anyone has tried to cross file your child,,or if anyone has tried to call in,,,, on do to fake employment,,,, if there is no red flags,, I say Saturday morning there will be a DDD date for sure,,,, they are really trying to catch fake w2s ,,,and fake employment and cross-fileing,,,,they lost 62 billion last year into fake employment ….They said not this year,,,,so really the ones to blame for all this is the crooks and and the ones filing all this fake stuff,,,if it was us losing billions we would find a way to slow it down or stop it as well,,,it makes it hard on the ones doing it the right way,,,we are the ones paying the price and doing the hold time witch is BS,,,

  8. Same here now being processed…looks like it will be direct deposited in the week of the 27th for sure like they said.

  9. I’m so confused. I filed 1/9, I know the IRS didn’t open until 1/23 but on that day I checked my Jackson Hewitt account and it stated that my return was received, acknowledged, accepted by the IRS. So if it was already accepted, why did it update from the PATH message to “your return is being processed?” I thought it was already accepted and processed! We’ve been waiting long enough. On 2-15, the people filing EIC should have received their returns. Because if they’re just now STARTING to process then that means our returns have been just sitting for a month.

  10. Hey everyone. I filed on Jan 24th and not long after had the PATH message with tax topic 152. That dissappeared this morning and now all it says is my tax return has been recieved and is being processed. There is no longer a tax topic or bars on there but I still have my refund amount on the bottom of the screen. My question is I guess is it a good thing to not have a tax topic anymore?

  11. Mine is the same as everyone elses’. PATH message is gone, says it’s being processed and my amount is back on the left side bottom. Sure hope this nightmare is over soon, this is ridiculous! I’m in Ga and got State back over a week ago! Good Luck y’all..

  12. Yup me too Sharon…It’s a waiting game…Guess I don’t feel so bad now. I’m in Florida…Return accepted on 2/6 head of household… wmr says return being processed :(

    1. Mine says it is received and being processed as well. However, I just went to the IRS website and printed my 2016 tax returns with no problem showing my refund. I think the IRS is delaying the processing of the refunds at this point intentionally. My boyfriend filed his returns a few weeks after I did (early February) and he had the child care credit on his return. He had the IRS bar showing his was pending to be deposited into his bank account before 2/15/17. His bank account even had the pending deposit on 2/13/17. I think this is something that really needs to be researched and called in to question by the American public. To have already processed, but intentionally delay providing returns is unacceptable. A delay of a day or two is understandable, but I filed my return by January 16, 2017. They should have my return pending to deposit on 2/15/17. Unacceptable.

  13. The way it looks right now is,,,,,we will process until Friday night,,,come Saturday morning 3:00am to 6:00am when the big update hits will give us our DDD,,,100℅…Then come first of the week we will have our Refund,,,,I was hoping this week but just my thoughts on this ,,,,I say a few will get it this week ,,,but millions will have there buy first of the week,,,

    1. I don’t know about that, because it’s a holiday beginning of next week maybe by late next week

  14. I’m in Alabama I checked mine and I got the message received return and it is being processed……. Also tried to order my transcript but not able too……I’ll check it again on tomorrow.

  15. This is very frustrating! I waited until the 15th and saw no change but realized it said check back AFTER the 15th so here I am today. I no longer see the PATH message but all it says is my return is being processed which is really no info at all!

  16. “We’ve received your tax return at it is being processed.”
    No bars, but the amount is back at the bottom on the left again.
    Hopefully this is good.

      1. That is quite strange…make sure you call the 8008291040 to find out why you’re don’t say an amount.

  17. I did mines on 1/23 it had the path act message now it back to showing the amount i got told through turbo i was getting back and says your refund has been recieved and is being processed i checked today no ddd date yet glad i work or else i would hit right now just will have to wait they might be getting to the 1/23-1/30 week ppl

  18. i filed jan13th and was accepted the same day n mine was updated at 12a.m n I’m in Texas saying they received it n its being processed so I thought even tho we had to wait till the 15th they were still gonna process them we were just waiting for them to release it

  19. Is it unavailable right now for anyone else?
    Just tried checking and received that message through the app.

  20. Mine says received and being processed. What does that mean? I don’t have a code and my bars are gone.

  21. It’s 2:00am in tx I just checked my app and web page both say there is no info that matches and directs me to tax topic 152. I just want a date….

  22. Mine is still being processed to I thought they were gunna send it to the banks today does anyone know when we will know if we are approved

  23. Mine is being processed! I just checked it it at 109am I’m in kansas. So now…. the waiting game again?!?! Gah.

  24. Jazzy,
    You seem to have the best answers so far on comments and if you don’t mind I’d like to ask you a couple myself.
    1) I filed on the 23rd and the PATH act applies to my return. As of the 24th I received a messaged stating that my return had been received. Now I have the “being processed” message. Does that mean it was accepted and approved and is being processed for return or that they’re still reviewing it?
    2) When visiting the website it stated that I would likely not see any different updates until the 18th. Does that mean the next step is sending the refund to my account on the 18th or that there may be a potential problem with my refund?

  25. In Michigan..mines currently says being processed…but question if you already gotten your state refund doesnt that mean your return is processed?

  26. I received the same “being processed” message. I looked on the FAQ on the IRS website and it said something to the effect of “the status not changing until Feb 18th”.

  27. The system updates between 3/4 a.m EST. So technically it hasn’t updated processed refunds for approval for Feb 16 yet. Let’s hope that’s the case

    1. What does it mean when it says your return waa received and being processed. My bars are gibe, and there are no codes

  28. Mine changed to the status…we have received your return and it is being processed tonight….

  29. Now I checked again and all i got was a message saying “we have received your return and it’s being processed” with no bars. I thought. I was already processed since I got transcripts in last week. No bars either. They must be slow updating everything.

  30. Im in P.A has anyone close to me WMR change??? Because i still have the same old message saying the 15th

    1. Im in Texas, just checked and have the same path message. Nothing has changed for me and I filed early

      1. I am in Mississippi and mine changed to stating the message we have received your return and it is being processed…… as stated below in Andy’s updated post from Jazzy

  31. Per Jazzy…

    Refund Status Results
    We have received your tax return and it is being processed.
    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.
    And the amount is showing back up….but not the year Dec 2016 missing….check the WMR now…you guys…

    1. Andy
      I also had the same message when I checked about 15 minutes ago. It is 10:13pm in Utah. Yesterday mine showed the December 31,2016 and is now showing my refund amount again, and
      is saying exactly what yours says!

      1. I was accepted 1/17/17 and did have the path message until a few min ago. I checked with my bank and as of lunch time yesterday (1/15) they did not see a pending deposit.

      1. Good morning all…I was really nervous til I just looked on here n seen that alot of people are experiencing the same as me…I went from my one bar of being received to having the path message with the amount gone on the left, have had that for almost 2 weeks…now this morning it just says “we have received your return and it is being processed” …..y not jus give a DDD? Ugh wish they would just give us a DATE!!!!

    2. Mine showed the refund amount yesterday but no change to normal path msg.
      now this morning its as you said…. changed to processing and to check back there or the app.

      side note: Im in NY state….. still says processing…. no progress.

      Nothing pending in bank. and my bank is closed sat. and mon. so I truly hope I see something today or tomorrow :(

      2nd side note: Am I the only one who LOST everyones msgs??? I couldnt see ANY of this years msgs yesterday afternoon/eve…. it went from 6000+ to 66 and they were from last year ….. now the formats all different. last I saw… someone was basing jazzy (you rock jazzy… thank you for the info and support!!!) and then it seemd it all crashed!

  32. Same here i call yest. They told me not to worry it shows on they system no matter if is not showing on WMR. They said cause ofvthe credit i wont get it after the 27 th. So i wont worry if i was u. we not the only one u shoul be ok.

  33. Being Patient,
    U definitely have the right to ur opinion. I also agree all we can do is wait. I don’t however, understand how u can start a post with no offense, & then cont to insult another. Obviously u mean offense. People are finding answers in Jazzy’s postings. So why be a negative nilly? If ur frustrated with postings & have nothing constructive to add, then u should not read this thread. Or counter an incorrect post post w/ a correction past wait or contact an advocate.

  34. Don’t nobody care about Ivanka Trump and Nordstrom. Lol! Seriously. I DON’T. The news need to be reporting this IRS bs. How Americans are upset about the tax delay for even the non EIC/ACTC. And for the negative people who keep saying we already knew the policy change. Dam right we did. But even for the one’s without those credits what’s the IRS excuse for them. I have all the credits. Hell I want my coins. I’m even pist for the one’s without the credits that’s waiting on approval and DDD.

  35. Soooo frustrated been reading everyones comments i filed jan 25 th been waiting and waiting got a call today they had my state check glad i finally got something can only hope i get my federal by the end of next week its sooooooo needed… Thanks everyone on this page it has really helped alot of people out…….

  36. I did mine the 3rd of February and it still hasn’t been processed and I did mine for direct deposit what’s the mean?

  37. No offense Jazzy, but I am getting really annoyed of Jazzy responding to everyone’s comments. I like to see what everyone else have to say too. She is just another person waiting on a tax return . This person cannot help you and half the advice she gives is WRONG because every one of our situation is different.

    You have two options:

    1) Wait.
    2) Contact the Tax Advocate at 1-877-777-4778 (tell them you have a utility disconnection notice in writing and you about to be evicted.

    1. Are u talking about me I talked to an IRS person that’s what she told me if u are talking about me then in not wrong they are

    2. Patient, you are more than welcome to take over and answer the questions if you like. More than one person can respond back if they so choose to. If someone ask a question I don’t think they have a problem with WHO answer back, if they did they would say so or direct it to a specific person. This is a forum…why are you jealous? Geez…some people. I will continue to respond if I see no one else has…if you don’t like it,….you can go visit another site. BE PATIENT…SMH. LOL.

      1. I am about to leave anyways…so please feel free to take over for me. It would be nice to have help. I appreciate it. Team work at its best….thanks for volunteering. Andy (Author) don’t seem to mind me helping him answer the questions…why come you have an issue with it? Go find somewhere else to troll…we were doing just fine…thank you.

        1. Wow – you are jazzed up my friend , rock on . Some of appreciate it . Sorry bout spelling but I’m drunk an waiting for postman – ha !!!

    3. No one needs negativity from ya .. everyone knows what irs said to wait til whenever but some already getting there rturns and at same time at least jazzy is on here to educate not talk down to people anyone can reply to each posting just some do some don’t that’s how it is at least jazzy is replying and doing research

    1. Thanks for all your ongoing help Jazzy. I definetly appreciate it. Been having a few issues with the comment plug-in on this site so had to revert to native WP comments. No comments lost, just looks a little different.

  38. Everybody situation is different so we all just have to wait and see what happens. IRS IS UNTOUCHABLE SO AINT NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT!

    1. Chani, that is true…all our are different and individually processed and released. It isnt a one fit all situation when dealing with IRS…pack on a lot of patient and keep the faith…we can’t have a nervous breakdown now…we got this far…right? :-). Well can all get on the phone and CALL IRS …as payback tho…lmbo.

  39. filed on 2/1 accepted the same day but progress bar still hasn’t moved, everyone i know is getting there refund a week later, whats the hold up on mine ??

    1. Same issue with mine. Still have a status bar with code 152. Nothing in mail, online, or bank. Really frustrating

  40. Jazzy how often are the transcript codes updated? Mine doesn’t reflect 846 yet but I filed and was accepted feb 1 and my cycle go is 20180605. Thanks for your help

    1. Nikki, 24/7 in real time….it can update as soon as they release the refunds. So we are on watch until Saturday I am going to check throughout the day my bank account, transcript and WMR….I just pray I get mines by the weekend, even if I just see a DDD on the WMR …I can deal with it.

  41. Hello,
    Been reading forum since I filed on 01/23 accepted 1/24. Able to order return transcript 2 weeks ago. I was under the impression that meant it had been processed. Called IRS today. Said I thought since I got the PATH mess it meant my return was processed & just waiting for DD. She sd it meant my taxes were on hold til 15th 2 be processed & they are being told 2 tell people the 27th still looks good. No help. Why can I order a return transcript if its being processed still

    1. sweetb, The PATH message meant on HOLD, the transcript gives you the cycle code and let you know where they are in the process. You are DONE processing…just can’t release the funds until this morning….keep checking for code 846 and you will know it has went to your bank…then it is on your bank to complete the process. They are asking us to give them until the 18th for DDD on the WMR…but some of us could see DDD as far as the 27th. I hope we are not in that group…ugh.

      1. Yeah, I can’t answer those questions lol. I dont have online access, because I do not have a phone in my name. I went through the automated system. I had a different address this year then last, so I assumed when my new address was registering in the system for 2016 taxes, that was good enough and did not follow through with actually ordering the transcript, since ordering it wouldn’t make a diff anyway when I received it. Now I wished I had ordered it lol.

    2. Do you have code 150, 806 766, 768? you don’t have to had the 806 then you are DONE…they have processed your return…they are not just starting too…just starting to release…over the next 2 weeks. Many will see DDD by Friday…then we will know how things are going once people start posting their updates…tomorrow and Friday will help us understand how IRS is rolling this release out…so crazy uh?

  42. jwolf, I know the system is very slow today, and post are taking about 30 to an hour to post. Yes, what is your email? I will email you back…ok.

  43. Well… Now because I checked after midnight (right before sleep) And again at 8ish… And must be the hubby checked too… Now I’m locked out for 24hrs!?!? Poo… Lol

    1. Dora, don’t get discourage. It will take over a period of (4) days for the majority of deposits to hit bank accounts. IRS made it clear many will get theirs by the 18th. So, let’s give them the benefit of the doubt that it is true…and just watch for posts for many who can confirm their refunds indeed got posted by Saturday. Then we can BASH them ALL OVER AGAIN FOR LYING…LOL

  44. I would like to know whats going on with people who dont have any of these claims that would hold up the processing. I’m a sinlge person and im at 3 weeks of waiting now…so many people rely on this money and they have no answers! Luckily I get paid this week so I’ll have some cash in my pocket but that doesnt help the rest of my bills that I need this money for.

  45. I filed as a dependent under my moms taxes and she is going to give me she got for claiming me. She filed on Feb 1st and has the child tax credit. Can anyone tell me when we should expect to see the return?

    1. Kelli, we are all in the same boat today. But I can assure you, things are moving in the right direction. Just keep an eye on your bank account. online transcript and the WMR tomorrow when it updates..up until Saturday. You can always call IRS today thru Saturday if it will help ease your mind. If it has not been 21 days tell them you were instructed to contact from the WMR and you don’t recall the code it gave you…that will force them to look at your return ok. (800) 829-0582 ext. 652.

  46. Filed 2/3 and accepted same day, with EIC and ATC, tru TT…Just checked Santa Barbara Bank and first says refund not received but below this message is another one saying
    Status of your refund: we received funds from Source: federal income tax
    Amount: $…, And is the correct amount

      1. Yes, both credits, been filing my taxes tru TT for many years now, this is the second or third year I get my refund going tru SAnta Barbara Products so they deduct the TT fees first then they send the rest to my checking account.

  47. Hello new here been reading but my sister filed Feb 3rd she claimed actc and eic she received her refund today Feb 15 I hope I get mine this week I talk to my tax preparer and they said I been approved for over 2 weeks that she can see my status in her system

    1. Hi marcus, hang in there ok. IRS is stating that we ALL should have a deposit by the 27th in our accounts the latest. I just hope mines come waaaaaaaay before then, but if not I just have to be patient and wait it out so more. They told me this morning mines had NOT been release as of yet….I got her to take a look at mines…some will and some won’t they will just say the 27th..lol.

      1. Ya I hope this week cuz I fly out to Utah for trucking school Sunday and need it for wife n kids while gona lol

    2. Wow she’s awesome I filed Jan 16 was accepted the 18 and now im still waiting but the result information has changed but no status bar fingers crossed

    1. Amber, that is NOT true…they are releasing refunds to. All banks deposit different times of the day….just show you can talk to different rep and you get different answers..smh. I know people who have gotten a deposit with eic/actc this morning. So, uhmmmmmm who is lying…irs or them? lol. They have nothing to gain by lying…trust me and why would they? I guess we all just have to focus on our own refunds and processing time frame…good luck to all. Appears people are so negative today..

      1. I know one person with our same circumstances that received today.
        At least its a sign they are coming.

        1. Hi FJB, that is a good sign and thank God finally…I know the stress is getting to many and I truly understand, but we must keep that positive energy going and keep the faith. If mines is not here by Saturday or something indicating it will be here soon. I may have to be put in a straight jacket to calm my nerves..lol. But I promise I will still type positive and uplifting thoughts…:-)

        2. I got the 846 code on my transcript. Hallelujah!!!!! but the date said 03-06-2017, ia that mean I will receive the funds on that day or after? Anyone know? Thank you in advance.

    1. Amber, yes IRS website says 16-18….but refunds are being release to banks today. So some people will see deposits today. UPDATES are tomorrow until Saturday for the WMR. Transcripts updates 24/7 Real TIME…to see if you have the code 846.

      1. Jazzy is it possible that my refund may be deposited before the code on my transcript changes to 846? My cycle date is 20170605. I filed and was accepted feb 1 but I don’t have the 846 code on my transcript yet. Thanks :-)

      2. Instead of Path message I now have return has been received and being processed. I was able to order my transcripts 2/5/17 and received in mail 2/13/17 but no 846 code is on there.

  48. toya, we are ALL waiting to see how they are going to release the PATH refunds. We all were caught in the FREEZE and of course things are different because we are ALL stuck in the backlogs…until today. So you are not saying anything new to us. We understand exactly how this PATH affected this year deposits and delays…I am just confused why you keep referring to “transcripts” as if this is the driving factor to when refunds will be released. Please let every call IRS themselves.

    1. Update Feb 16th – The IRS is now processing refunds which were originally being held up due to the PATH mandates. Keeping checking WMR for updates and exact dates on your refund payment. 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.

  49. The update is 16-18 so tomorrow will see are bars today it will not update for the path people I just read this one the IRS site

  50. Sorry guys, the traffic is so high this morning, it is very difficult to get in and respond to post. I am trying to get thru it took an hour to get my first (4) post thru :-(. So, when this one post; the best advice I can say is please call IRS this morning and they will tell you whether or NOT your refund is one of those who has already been released…this will go on over a period of (4) days. From the 15-18 the majority refunds will hit the banks….if no movement by Sat…Tues next update…

  51. People listen, I know it makes all of us feel a little better when we share information but a lot of information on this site has been wrong, I called the transcript department, 18008290922 they can provide you accurate information regarding your refund and it’s quicker, because of PATH, they are not going by the transcripts this year that cycle count doesn’t mean anything THIS YEAR, she looked at my account told me I was accepted on the 27th, during the ‘freeze period’, refunds were just sittin

    1. continued- Also those that are affected by PATH/child tax credit. the IRS worker just said our tax returns are JUST NOW BEING PROCESSED, she said we probably won’t see an update until Friday or Monday, she said there are millions that have been affected by PATH, and she also said the cycle count if it wasn’t a delay you could have went by it, example 20170505, means I would have gotten my refund by Feb 5,2017, because IRS are doing things different, don’t go by transcript, she was kind of frustr

    2. i was accepted the 28th and still nothing. I wonder if mine fell under the same thing. Did they say when yours will be processed? I’m just a single person, no EITC or ACTC…this wait has deff been longer than usual. Been sitting at the accepted stage forever…still not approved. My coworker filed after me i think and she got a DD today for her federal. Same thing…single person, no dependents or claims.

    3. toya, a LOT of information are you referring to is wrong? I don’t think that is very nice to imply we are giving wrong information. We are here to share and uplift each other not tear each other down and that is what is appears you are here to do. Sorry you don’t agree with some of our posts but we are all adults here and understand we ourselves can call IRS just like you. We are sharing our knowledge, experience and maybe some speculation or theories. No one claim to be 100% on the money.

  52. The IRS said Tuesday 2/14 that the page will be updated with projected deposit dates for early EITC and ACTC refund filers a few days after Wednesday, February 15. Before February 18, some taxpayers may see a projected deposit date or an intermittent message that the IRS is processing their return.

    By law, the IRS is required to hold EITC and ACTC refunds until February 15.

    1. Waiting…they actually are releasing funds today to banks…it is up to the bank from this point on to process and post in accounts. IRS is asking the majority of us to give them to the 18th to see movements. WMR suppose to start updating in the morning until the 18th with DDD…but deposits are on the way to banks…today. Who knows what IRS is telling everyone, different things perhaps…smh. I am going to be patient and give them till Saturday before I freak out…lmbo.

  53. I’m lost. my friend filed after me filed a child got her state deposited yesterday and her federal is there today! I filed on the 26 of January…WHAT IS GOING ON?

    1. Sha and Tia, not sure if IRS is batching them by first in, first out. But banks are different and have different posting times and processing time. Credits, vs Banks vs Prepaid …..that may be why some are getting theirs sooner than others, it may not be on IRS in…now if you both have the same BANK/Institution then perhaps IRS is not processing them in the order they were submitted and accepted. Freak out by Saturday if you see no movement…I AM…lol.

  54. I filed on Feb 3 rd and mine still hasn’t been accepted. Could someone know why this may be

    1. Amanda, join the party…we are all waiting to see how this PATH thing play itself out over the next few days…up until 27th. Those without the path should be on the phone calling IRS. I call this morning at 7AM and talked to (3) reps and they all said funds are being released this morning…and one told me MINES did not show a release yet…(sad face)…it is early in the day so I won’t panic yet…my bank deposit around 11am – 3pm and I am going to keep checking my transcript for 846 code

    2. Amanda, what you said you haven’t been accepted yet? Ouch…uhmmmmm can you order your account transcript yet? Did you get a confirmation when you filed it? That happen to someone else and they called IRS and they confirm they had her return and was processing it….she didn’t get an accepted either..weird. Give them a call…I bet it is there and going thru the process…check to ease your mind…I would be concerned as well.

  55. Well I checked the refund page. And nothing. I’ve been reading this a lot to hear everyone experience. For me I have the child tax credit. According to Facebook. The where’s my refund won’t update until tomorrow when our funds will be available. I can say. I ed bank nothing pending. I’m assuming the 27th they are sticking too. I need this money for bills. Hopefully we here something soon

    1. Tracy Kat and Esther, its still early in the day who knows it may hit your account today if not let’s all hope we see something by Friday…and not next week. There is going to be a big update in the morning on the WMR…can’t wait to see if the status change back to bars and …your return is still processing once the remove the PATH msg since it no longer applies officially today. cross our fingers, toes, eyes, legs and whatever else you can think of…we will be a pretzel…lol.

  56. I filed mine on feb 3rd I have no child and I didn’t file eic and I haven’t gotten any thing back yet. My friend files his the day before me the same way and got his by feb 10

  57. Nothing has changed they tell us to wait till the 15th and haven’t even have the decency to up date the system for us this is crazy

  58. I have an update but my posts has been stuck on “waiting moderation” for 30 minutes now…ugh. I will keep trying to repost maybe it is just slow this morning…:-(

  59. I’m getting very annoyed. I still have no deposit date and I field on 2/1. I’ve already gotten my state check on 2/6. I’m single and didn’t qualify for the EIC nor did I claim any children. I was also able to order my account transcript last Friday by mail.

    1. Randy, we feel your frustration, because we all are about to pull our hair out waiting and waiting and waiting so more…smh. But I think we are about to end this torture by this weekend. If not IRS better lock those doors, pull the shade and unplug those phones. There is going to be a MOVEMENT up in here…lol.

  60. Morning, Update: Just got off the phone with (3) different IRS rep. All told me the exact same thing (I know rare uh)…lol. TODAY, this exact moment, IRS started at 7am actually RELEASING REFUNDS! NOT TO THE TREASURY BUT TO THE TAXPAYERS. Some could see pending deposits throughout today. But may not see ANY updates on the WMR until After the system update in the morning by 6am. BIG SYSTEM UPDATE IS TOMORROW! The path msg she did not know if it will disappear she did not

  61. The government knows what they are doing. Calling them and speaking with someone will only make you madder, although its their job to answer question, and help you understand they still treat you nasty. The government knows people use this refund money to get out debt or help in some kind way with their families. However, they will always come up with anything to hurt low income families. Fraud is their excuse, but what they fail to realize is that a thief will always find away.

  62. cont: to PROCESS your money when it hits the bank. Check your transcript online when you see the 846 code you know your bank has your refund and is processing it. I called (800) 829-0582 ext. 652 got from 7am -7:35 (5-10 min ea) 3x. For those of you still having “still processing…..I think you should be on the phone with IRS to see what is holding up your return. Everyone else…worries are over; but be prepared to NOT see your refund right away it may take up to the 27th (LATEST)….not AFTER

    1. They won’t even me give me info. they say call back after the 27th. They passing me off

      1. driving me crazy, have you tried telling them you were instructed to call on the WMR and that you don’t recall what the code was so this is why you call so find out why your refund is pending….ask if they need to verify anything. You have to keep calling until you get a nice person that will actually look into it…once you say the WMR instructed you to contact them, they have to look…good luck.

        1. I spoke to them and I was told that I was re sequenced on the 6 . So guess it’s a waiting game.

    2. Jazzy.. where would I find the 846 code at on my transcript? I have order my transcripts but I do not see that code

      1. Jazsley, it would be the last code under the 766, 768…when they finally update and release. When you see that, you know it is at your bank or in route…ok.

  63. cont: work in the system dept. So please don’t panic the refunds ARE being released TODAY! Between now and the 27th the money will be in your bank accounts. So who get there first, 2nd, 3rd, who knows unless they post the good news. Banks makes deposit all day you guys. IRS is not a payroll check that goes in at Midnight. IRS checks are deposit ALL. Last year I got my deposit at 11am. I assure you all, the refunds are hitting the banks…no matter if the WMR update or NOT. Now it is on your BANK

  64. Morning, Update: Just got off the phone with (3) different IRS rep. All told me the exact same thing (I know rare uh)…lol. TODAY, this exact moment, IRS started at 7am actually RELEASING REFUNDS! NOT TO THE TREASURY BUT TO THE TAXPAYERS. Some could see pending deposits throughout today. But may not see ANY updates on the WMR until After the system update in the morning by 6am. BIG SYSTEM UPDATE IS TOMORROW! The path msg she did not know if it will disappear she did not

  65. Good morning,
    Here we are 2/15th. I had a processing date of 2/13/2017 on my transcripts with code 20170405. I figured I would wake up with a deposit to my account. WRONG!! The WMR is unavailable. I called the IRS to checking the status.. it has not been updated either. It look as if we all waited for nothing. No change to anything.

    1. Yes, I’m in the same boat. NO codes in WMR, only says – “We’ve received your return and it is processing”…. Ordered my return transcripts last Friday afternoon… The next day my WMR status changed to the verbiage above and tax code 152 went away… Still NO new tax codes so I don’t know what is going on. Any ideas?!?!

    1. Twan, LOL, I am so glad for those who appreciate my efforts. Just trying to helps us get thru this stress gf :-).

  66. Has anyone gotten a refund yet? I filed on 1/31 and was accepted the same day. Still showing accepted with no movement. Tried to order transcripts and when I pull the account transcript it says no return filed yet. Ugh

  67. So my federal has been on the path message since January 28th. Federal and state were accepted, after a few days federal changed to path message and my state changed to your return may require further review which may delay your ready d.. HAS ANYONE ELSE GOTTEN THIS??

  68. I did have accepted & topic152 yesterday & today when I checked on wmr it’s saying the information I entered is incorrect :( can somebody please explain this to me

    1. Neka, mine is doing the same thing. Filled 1/20 EITC & ACTC, accepted 1/23, path message since end of last month. Now for the last 24 hrs it states on WMR that my info is incorrect. I will say this, I know if you went to a Tax Prep Company(HRBlock etc) they are recieving money fasted. If you personally filled like I do, well we are just up the creek.

  69. So here is my update: i had filed and was accepted on 2/2. I had no progress and couldn’t order my transcript until yesterday. My cycle date was 20170702. This morning i was finally updated. Said i should see my deposit on 2/17! Makes me a happy girl!

      1. No i did not have EIC. I checked on my mobile irs app around 6:45am and it had the new bar at processed and said my deposit should be 2/17.

  70. I do not understand why congress decided to have the irs hold off on processing refunds, for EIC & additional child tax credit claimers, until after the 15th. That is not what is going to stop fraud! They need to focus on refunds that have a unusual change in dependents year after year. I have been claiming my same three dependents for years. What are they looking for?

    1. Fraud…too many people were claiming kids who did not belong to them. The irs or congress cannot make an exception for some but not others. Sorry but not sorry. I had no kids and mine still took 21 days so everyone’s impacted not just people with kids . The news has warned people in December to not expect anything until after the 15th so i do not know why everyone is complaining

      1. I filed for both on the 3rd. It was accepted that same day. Unfortunately I still have to wait to get my money

  71. People, WMR said check back after feb 15 for a ddd, not beforehand or on but after. Those who filed in advance the irs didn’t open the tax season until the 23rd so count 21 days from that date if you didn’t claim credits like EITC or ACIC. If you did, path clearly stated funds to start going out on the 15th. Wmr take 24hrs to update so if approved the update will show tonight

      1. I understand, trust i do but complaining doesn’t make it come any sooner. People just have to wait

  72. Reminder the (path) ACT state’s AFTER the 15th NOT on the 15th to check WMR,,,,here in Tennessee I’ve only see big up dates where bars do move Everytime on Saturday morning 3:00am to 6:00am,, so check bank’s each day for deposits, because you could get your money before you see a chance on WMR, not saying some other people do get other updates through the week but big updates happens Saturday morning,, The IRS is going to push for every minute of the 15th untill the 16th

    1. I don’t have Extra Income Credit or Child Care Credit and it has been now 28 days. I don’t have anything except this

      Your tax return is still being processed.

      A refund date will be provided when available.

      1. James you need to call asap then!! With no credits there’s no reason why it has taken this long. From the 23rd to today is 20-21 days so to see nothing would concern me. Have you tried calling??

    2. [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.

  73. Today makes 30 days IRS accepted my return. I still have path message. I’m getting very upset. I too have bills/ obligations to make. This is very crazy. I have waited long enough. I want what belongs to ME!! I couldn’t sleep last night worrying about my money. IRS has caused me to have some sleepless nights!!!!

  74. No IRS Deposit, WMRs is down, and No Updates. I’m so annoyed with the IRS. They make changes, delay taxes and can’t keep up with the public for when it’s time for answers. I want MY DAMN MONEY:-(

    1. I filed on Feb 3 was accepted same day. I don’t even show a status that says they’re processing it. You call them and they act as if you are asking them personally to deposit money into your account. All I want to know is “if you received the damn 1040 form?” and they refuse to even answer that! I am over it! Bless whoever allowed this page because its honestly the only thing keeping me sane!

  75. I am going down to IRS this morning and ask them where my refund is. It has been 28 days now. Maybe I can get some answers from IRS when they are going to send out refunds. I will update you as soon as I visit IRS today at 8am (PST) Wish me good luck with the IRS visit.

    1. I have the same message as you and was accepted on the 27th. I have no dependents just a easy 1040, married filing separate, filed through Turbo Tax. Very frustrating. Never had this happen in the past. IRS wont tell me anything, and nothing in the mail.

  76. I thinking tonight at 12 am (PST) Washington State on 12-16-2017 that IRS will release funds do to the extra income credit and Child Care Credit. They have to account for the whole 15th of February for the Child care Credit and Extra income Credit. So maybe tonight at 12 am (PST) Washington State on 02-16-2017 IRS should start sending out refunds.

  77. Maybe tonight? 12-16-2016 at 12 am? Nothing in my Bank account Balance $0.00 and Bills are getting way behind.
    I heard IRS is working this Saturday due to the Holiday Monday. They will or should send out a lot of refunds this week and weekend.

      1. Ya! I know what you mean. Three months behind in Credit Cards and Owner of store paid my rent two months. I owe him half my refund. Behind in all Bills.

  78. Mine is still the same at 2:15 am (PST) Washington State. Your tax return is still being processed.

    A refund date will be provided when available.
    28 Days now. Getting Frustrated with IRS.

  79. Check back after 7am EST or 4 am PST, this is when TurboTax reports I receive an update from IRS every morning. Also just keep checking your bank accounts and the IRS record of accounts transcript for code 864. I think we most definitely will have our money by Friday, let’s keep the faith :)

    1. mine has. im in nyc it updated this morning after 3 am from return received to return approved with a direct deposit date of February 17th

  80. I don’t think it will change until Thursday. I really appreciate the help of reading everyone reviews. All my questions were answered by reading. Good luck to you all

  81. Has anyone else’s WMR changed from “path”, to now for the last 24 hrs saying it can’t find any matching info on me? It’s doing this for both(filled seperate) my Husband and I. Filled 1/20, accepted 1/23, EIC and ACT, path message since around the end of last month.

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