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


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

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

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

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

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

[COVID-19 impact update] The IRS has announced, under the national emergency provision to tackle the Coronavirus, that they will postpone the April 15 tax-payment deadline for millions of individuals, giving Americans an additional 90 days, to July 15, to pay file and pay their 2019 income-tax bills in an unprecedented move intended to ease the economic pain inflicted by the coronavirus outbreak. Further, because the IRS is now focused on paying out the 2020 economic stimulus payments and supporting the new UI stimulus measures in place with other agencies, refund payments will likely be delayed well past the estimated dates shown in the table below. Many readers have reported this and while it is very frustrating, there is not much that can be done given the economic fallout from the virus and soaring unemployment claims.

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

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Note that Jan 27th is when the IRS E-file system will start processing electronic and paper tax returns. Even if you submitted before this date, don’t expect refund processing and payments to take place beforehand.

EITC and ACTC Related Tax Refund Delays (PATH) Update: As in previous tax seasons a number of tax payers will see refund processing delays. The IRS had already announced that it will have to hold/delay refund payments for people claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Child Tax Credit (CTC) due to additional anti-fraud safeguards/reviews under newly enacted laws (PATH Act). But the IRS is now processing refunds which were originally being held up due to PATH mandates. You should no longer be seeing the PATH message as a blocker to get your refund processed and paid. If held up for other reasons (see below) you will get the applicable message/follow-up action.

The federal IRS refund schedule table below is only for electronically filed returns (e-file) done thorough online tax software providers and assumes your tax return was in order. I.e accepted by the IRS via the WMR tool and status is equal to “Return Received”. Paper filed returns can take considerably longer and would add 1 to 2 weeks to the time frames below. Again, use the the tax refund chart below as a guideline and refer to the IRS WMR tool for specific time frames related to your return.

Also note that it could take much longer to get your refund if the IRS deems your tax return submission needs further reviews or your identity needs to be verified. This would add two to nine weeks to the date range of your refund delivery date.

For those impacted by tax refund delays (and it will be a lot this year) make sure you also scroll through some of the 8500+ comments below this article from current and prior years for further ideas/support, including some useful tips and tricks to find out your refund status if you are not getting much insight from the IRS WMR tool. So hang in there if you are dealing with extended delays for getting for your federal tax refund. You are not alone.

For those experiencing ongoing issues or delays with their refunds check out this article on “Why is it taking so long to get my refund.” The IRS has said that  phone and walk-in representatives can research the status of your refund only if it’s been 21 days or more since you filed electronically, more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return or if the IRS tool Where’s My Refund? directs you to contact them. The WMR tool will also provide an actual refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. If your refund is taking much longer than the above schedule, and assuming your return was accepted by the IRS, please leave a comment below for the benefit of other readers. I can try digging into the reasons if a few people are seeing delays.

Help! My WMR status bar has disappeared – Does this mean by return is still being processed and/or will my refund be delayed?

As many folks have commented, the WMR tracker status bar may disappear or not be shown if your return falls under IRS review after it is received (Status Bar 1: Return Received) because additional information is needed for your return. This can happen even if you previously checked WMR and it showed the status as “Return Received.”  An explanation or instructions will be provided depending on the situation (eg PATH message or see Tax Topic 152 as discussed below)

But don’t panic when this happens. The IRS still has your return but things are essentially on hold until the IRS gets the additional information from you to continue processing your return . You will either get directions on WMR or IRS2Go or the IRS will contact you by mail. Follow the provided instructions and return any additional information ASAP to get your potential refund and reduce any further delays. Talk to your accountant, tax advocate or tax professional if you are not clear on what the IRS is asking for or you don’t get an update after 21 days.

WMR Path, Tax Topic 152 and 151 message 

Two of the most common refund related messages showing up on the WMR tool after your tax return is submitted are the PATH message and to Refer to Tax Topic 152. The PATH message relates to the The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (PATH Act of 2015) and is to notify you that the IRS is required to hold refunds claiming the EITC/ACTC until Feb. 15 as described above due to further identity verification.

When you see the “Refer to Tax Topic 152” message it means your refund is being processed and the IRS is directing you its generic refund page for more information. There is not much you can do but wait to see if the IRS finds any issues or requires further verification of your identity or items in your tax return. See the various reader comments below on timing and their experience after getting this and other WMR messages.

A Tax Topic 151 message simply means that you’re getting a tax offset which may result in your refund being less than you expected. The reason for this is that the federal government has “offset” or deducted monies from your tax refund to cover debts you owe other federal agencies. You will get an official IRS letter/report explaining the actual offset and adjustments to your tax return, and details on how to appeal this action – but likely it will delay you getting your refund. While not great news, the silver lining here is that the IRS has processed your return and your adjusted refund (where applicable) should be on its way.

If I can order my IRS tax transcript does it mean I am getting my refund soon?

This question comes up a lot and I have seen a few comments on this suggesting that that if you can order your transcript then your refund is on the way. But this is not a factual statement. Yes there is a correlation because to get a transcript the IRS generally has to have processed your tax return (and refund where applicable). But the IRS is very clear that being able to request a transcript does not mean you will imminently be getting a refund and is among the common myths and misconceptions repeated in social media. The IRS’ official line is that checking the WMR tool is the best and official way to check your refund status.

However I have read a number of comments here and on other tax sites saying that when the WMR site provides limited information on the refund, requesting a free IRS transcript seems to be another way of checking the status of the refund. Generally if you can request a transcript, it means the refund is on the way and the IRS has completed processing of your tax return. But this is all anecdotal evidence.

A note about IRS system issues and refund delays

It appears that the IRS is again having issues with processing returns in a timely manner and so a number of people are seeing delays in getting their refunds or updates in the status of their refund on the WMR tool/app. The IRS has said that all system issues have now been resolved but given the various legacy systems they have and volume of processing I would not be surprised to see system problems arise again this year, which mean delays in processing and paying refunds.

See here for average refund amounts in past tax seasons and refund processing times by state

Amended Tax Return Refund Schedule

While the IRS promises to have regular return refunds processed within 21 days for nine out of ten tax payers, it does take quite a bit longer to receive a refund if you amended your tax return. Generally you will have to wait 8 to 12 weeks more for the IRS to process amended returns since they prioritize regular returns. Also note that the standard”Where’s my refund” service from the IRS does not track amended tax return status’. You need to instead use the IRS tool, Where’s My Amended Return.” You can also access the tool via phone by calling 1-866-464-2050.  Only call the IRS to follow up on delayed amended return refunds after 12 weeks. The number to call is 1-800-829-1040.

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This article was updated on November 17

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

  1. I file my tax on 1/29/2019 got accepted on the same day n I have the Ein n child credit but was told over the phone on 2/25/2019 that I have been pick for review but I haven’t received any letter or anything from irs but it’s been 29 days still saying tax topic 152 . Please someone explain to me what is going on. I been on my job for 5 year n claim the same child every year thru turbo tax n I only put what’s on my w2 nothing more or less. It seem as other that file the same time as me or after me have already theirs

  2. IRS shut down or not this is beyond bullshit! People work hard for there money, and you guys take your sweet ass money! Give us our money! It’s been over 30 days since mine has said accepted and still says being processed? And a date will be provided when available? Shit at this rate I don’t think it’s ever gonna be available

  3. I went from accepted to 1541 to cp05 45 days to another letter comeing and funds credited to my account as of April 15 I need to know what exactly that means

  4. I got accepted on February 23rd. It’s March 8 and i still have no updates on my processing. I’m getting worried my refund will get rejected.

  5. I filled my tax since 1/30/19 up to now I have not receive my refund or receive any latter from IRS I don know what’s going on, others filled after me and they got their refunds already, please I want to know what’s the problem

  6. I filled my tax since 1/30/19 up to now I have receive my refund or receive any latter from IRS I don know what’s going on, others filled after me and they got their refunds already, please I want to know what’s the problem

  7. I filed my taxes on January 28th. I still haven’t got mine. It still says it was accepted and is being processed. I don’t understand!

  8. I filed on the 2nd of February and I haven’t heard anything or recieved my refund it continues to say it being processed. This has never happened before its frustrating.

  9. So we filed and got accepted 2/5 and it said to expect the refund between 2/22 and 3/3. It is now 3/5 and nothing. All it says online is “processing” I just called both number listed on their website and could not get to a human. It wanted me to enter my info and all it said was “your return is being processed”. Upon looking at the time table above it says by 3/8 so I guess I’ll be waiting until Friday. It’s funny how they don’t have to adhere to their own timelines but heaven forbid you don’t have your paperwork in on time. They charge a late fee… seems they should be paying all of us late fees.

  10. When i go to WHERE MY REFUND? to check status it says take action reference number 1541. Why & what does it mean?

    1. Filed n accepted on Jan 31 2019 n its says still being process been saying that for 2 wks been 37 days

    2. look it up on the IRS website…… it is their number, they will have the information there.

  11. So I filed my taxes return February 11 and I went to the where my refund site. It says that it be deposited on February 26. It does says if might take until March 3. I’m just getting antsy because since I’ve been getting back my taxes I never had to wait this long. I check the time table and it says March 1 which it’s today. Hopefully it comes ugh

    1. I filled my tax since 1/30/19 up to now I have not receive my refund or receive any latter from IRS I don know what’s going on, others filled after me and they got their refunds already, please I want to know what’s the problem

  12. Mines is say still being processed a date will be provided when available with no tax topic in bars are gone

  13. Filed 2/1 accepted 1 or 2 days later. Today is the 25th of Feb still being processed. Called 2/25 one lady told me it was put on hold and to expect a letter. Waited an hour called again another lady told me she doesn’t see a hold and I need to have patience and if I were to receive a letter it would be for me to send additional info. Called today 2/26 cause still saying being processed was told to wait or expect a letter to send more info. Told me she couldn’t see my return because ows showing still being processed. My friend filed 1/28 ..she got hers this morning 2/25 up until Sunday ..the 24th ..she was seeing still being processed as well.

    1. I’m have the same problem its no bar up no tax topic in it says your tax return is still being processed a refund date will provide available when

      1. Filed n accepted on Jan 31 2019 n its says still being process been saying that for 2 wks been 37 days

  14. We filed 1/25, accepted 1/25, and originally had the “Accepted” status with a progress bar in WMR site. Now, and for the last couple of weeks, our status is “Your Tax return is still being processed. A refund date will be provided when available.” We claimed the ACTC, so I originally assumed this was the cause for the day; however, I’m beginning to think that this isn’t the case. Next step: call IRS :-/

  15. So you saying if got topic 151 you got a tax offset so how long it takes to get refund

  16. Filed mine on the 27th accepted on the 29th still says being processed. My wife filed in the 6th and got hers a week ago……explain this to me.

  17. Hi everyone…ive been accepted since1-23, finally change today to refund approved will be in account by 27th..hopefully everyone gets their update very soon

  18. This year has been the worse im my 50 years
    People are concerned strappedfor cash the irs wint answer nor update the system.ease taxpayer’s hearts enoughof this joke

  19. I filed on Jan 26 and I have not heard anything at all. Mine doesn’t even say it’s been accepted yet. It’s really aggravating when you work hard all year and then when you should get your money you are told nothing and left in the dark. But I guess since it’s not disturbing the rich its fine.

  20. I filed on Jan 28th and still waiting for my refund it says my tax still being processed. Why is it taking longer than expected??

  21. We filled feb 2 so why is my refund not here getting worried but thing if it is we got an advance this year that took less then an hour to get but we have to wait this long for the rest it’s crazy

  22. my returns were on hold till the 15th of February now is just received and being processed i have been looking at the 2019 tax refund calendar says I should get it today the 22nd of February which is today and nothing on my card

  23. I filed on the 24th or 25th of January, and was accepted on the 28th. I received my state refund about 2 weeks ago, but my federal is still being processed? Only thing different about my filing this year was my address, as I had moved last May. What is taking so long?

  24. I filed on February 9th and it was accepted immediately. I received my state about 6 days later, which is weird, because state usually comes last. Checking WMR there is still no progress on my federal but I’m hopeful for funds on the 27th

  25. If filed same for last 20 yrs &now i am processing so is it just slow because bshut down

  26. None of this is useful how about just give us the money we worked for and stop all this shit you are steeling our money cause a peace of shit racist president named Trump you are a bunch of robot pussys

  27. I filed on January 15th, was informed of acceptance on January 16th, and have been patiently waiting for my refund. I know there’s a delay due to the government shutdown, AND the new law which was passed last year, but come tf on, man! It’s February 19th for Christ’s sake!! I got shit I need to handle, just like everyone else. I filed properly, double-checked (just to be safe), and I can’t even track the damn thing. That “WMR” tool NEVER works when I try to use it. I’m losing my mind over this shit. Trying so effing hard to just be cool and stay optimistic, but the IRS doesn’t exactly instill a lot of confidence this year.

  28. So I filed and was accepted 1/26…WMR had 1 bar and said they were accepted..last week that changed to path act message..now that changed to “we have received your tax return and it is being processed” anybody else have these issues

      1. I called and spoke to an actual person on the 19th and he said that they started processing most eic returns on Feb 15th and to look for $ by the 27th

    1. Yep….i do….i folded on February 1st it was accepted the same day note I’m getting thesame message you getting

    2. That is exactly what mine says, my son and boyfriend have got their federal already and we all filed the same day, why mine hasnt came yet is pissing me off

    3. Yes! Now I am seeing no bars no amount I am supposed to receive. “Still processing” message and topic 152.
      Filed 2/11
      Accepted 2/11
      Claimed eitc and actc.
      Still waiting!

  29. I filed my taxes with H&R block jan22 they told me 8 days, nothing! I called back they said 21 days, nothing, its been 27 days nothing, now its saying it was in my account on the 22. Not there. SoooooWMR??????? I’m sorry but why. I have not received any letters or any reasons why

  30. If was accepted jan. 29th had the path act moved to processing on 26th at 1230am how long will the processing stage take

  31. Any idea on status bar disappearing and a message that says “there is a delay in processing your tax return “ I have no codes with the message or tax topic . The only thing it states is a delay. Does this mean something is wrong and I’m being Audited by the irs

  32. I filed federal on Jan 28th , was approved the next morning (had a message I had to wait to file state taxes so didn’t file them until feb5th) it updated that it was accepted , then processing , I checked this morning it still said it was received and being processed , the bar is now gone and I have a message that says “There is a delay in processing your tax return” I don’t have any codes etc it just says that . Does this mean I’m being audited by the IRS ? (I do have kids in which they were all 3 on last years return)

  33. I use the irs2go app to check the status of my refund. It says my refund was sent to my bank on 2/13. Today is 2/15 and no money have been credited to my account.

    1. If filed same for last 20 yrs &now i am processing so is it just slow because bshut down check santa Barbara bank

  34. there is hope u guys I finally got my check less some funds but I finally got my refund

  35. Today is JULY 21 2018 and yet no refund nor explanation from the IRS! Why we pay Taxes if the IRS TAKE OUR MONEY? WE NEED EXCPLANATION THAT IS OUR RIGHT!

  36. I Filed Feb 9th, found out in March that the return was being reviewed, and would be notified in 60 days if any action was necessary on my part. After the 60 days I called again, and was told I had to wait another 45 days. I was told at that point, I would receive my refund in 10 business days. I called to check the status again, now someone tells me it is still being reviewed, but since there was no action and there is nothing needed from me I would have to talk to an advocate. They said I would receive a call within 5 business days from the advocate. When no call came, I called the number they gave me, and was told an advocate was denied because apparently you have to be losing your home before you can get help from them. Called back the IRS, and they said the previous rep forgot to put something on the advocate form and transferred me back to the advocate, to wait another 5 business days. If the IRS doesn’t need any information from me, I don’t understand why I still don’t have my refund.

    1. Exactly what I’ve been going through since March 2018 it’s October 2018 and that advocate helped none she told me things that the customer service representative could have told me nonths ago…. Can someone help me figure out how to use the Tax Payers Rights to file a lawsuit?????

  37. I filed on Jan. 29th and it was accepted same day. It is now June and I still have not received my return. Every single person we talk to tells us there are no issues, nothing for us to do and we should expect our return within a week or two from the phone call. So we wait the time and our return NEVER COMES. At this point I feel as though anyone we talk to from the IRS doesn’t know what they are talking about and they tell us what they think we want to hear. 5 IRS representatives later and so far nothing any of them has said has been true. I am so frustrated! If we owed them they would be down our throat and 5 months after we filed and return was accepted we still have no refund! I have never had this bad of an experience with the IRS.

  38. Hi, I am Margie I am still waiting for my refund. The IRS has told me that it will take another 60days to finish reviewing my return and still no information that they need from me. When I pull up my transcript it said code 570 addition account action pending and 971 notice been sent and it was date 03/05/18 and the 570 was date 02/26/18. When I call the first of last month they had to require them to send in the request for information and now it is taking 60days for them to send me a letter or some type of information for me to see what is going on. The 1st of July would be the 60days for them and after that I was told to contact the tax service for help trying to find out why it is taking so long. I don’t understand if they don’t need any information from me then why is they keeping my refund so long. The IRS said there is nothing wrong with my return just they needed to review it. It has never taken this long for them to send me my refund and I file the same way last year. They has had my refund from Dec.17 until now which is June 3 and I have gotten tired of waiting, something have to give.

  39. I e-filed my taxes in the middle of March and 11 weeks later WMR still says “Processing”. I didn’t file an amended return which would cause a delay like this. I haven’t heard anything from IRS about it, just the WMR status. I started a sole proprietorship last year so I filed with a new EIN and income information but I don’t see why that would cause a delay like this.

  40. Filed on the 16th of april, still no updates as of today as it says still processing. I am currently out of country. .what can I do?

  41. I filed February 16th and it is now may and I still haven’t seen any new info. I check the “where’s my refund app” every other week and it still says being processed . I e filed my taxes on credit karma and it’s indicates that it was accepted by the IRS. So I’m just about as confused as anyone else . Single ,no dependants

  42. I filed electronically and my return was accepted on Feb 6th. I did my identity verification via the phone on Feb 23rd. Today is May 17th. WMR Says Its Still Processing. During the identity phone call I was told it would take 6 to 9 weeks. I’m way past that now. Anyone have any additional info on refunds?

  43. I filed April 6th and it was accepted April 7th. I was expected to receive my refund on April 27th but instead I got a letter in the mail to verify my identity, so I called and provided all the information that was asked. At the end of the call the woman stated that my refund would go back into processing and that I should receive it within another 9 weeks. She also said I could possibly receive it sooner than that so I have my fingers crossed.

  44. I filed February 6th Did My Identity Verification March 9th Still Nothing The WMR Says Its Still Processing

  45. I filed Jan 31st, received a letter in the mail needing to send a 8962 form on March 22nd. Faxed it March 23rd and still no change. I have called several times and can’t even get told if they got my fax. This is ridiculous…

  46. Did you ever receive your return? I had the same thing but faxed the forms in and I’ve called several times they won’t tell me anything. I don’t even know if they received the fax.

  47. my taxes was received on February 12th and within a week my bar on the site went my taxes are being processed, it is now april 23rd and still dont have my refund. ive called them twice and they wont tell me whats wrong or what they need said i should wait 60 days from the letter they mailed that letter didnt say what the problem was either. It just said its processing and its nothing i have to do on my end

  48. I filed and was accepted on January 29th. Received a letter dated February 26th stating I was in review. It is now 57 days later and still have not heard anything and when I log into Where’s My Refund, I get the same thing. Processing, processing, processing. If I ever get my money, I would love to send a bill for all the interest that I would have been charged had I owed them and didn’t pay on time!

  49. I filed January 29th via turbo tax the same way I have for the past 5 years.

    Got a letter near the end of February saying it was under normal review process.

    It’s April 17th and I still do not have a refund.



  50. I mailed my 2017 return on 2/14/18, checked the status several times over the past 8 weeks only to find it still being processed. My question to anyone is, can i dig deeper to find out the lengthy delay??

  51. I did my tax return online and was accepted on February 19,2018 it’s now April 13th and I still haven’t received my refund check. SMH

  52. Refund accepted 3/4 and still processing as of 4/12. We were Harvey victims and claimed all those losses. Could this be the delay? We received 6 feet of water in the house and lost all personal property. 100k worth of damage.

  53. It’s been six weeks since I e-filed my taxes through h and r block..this is for my state refund..Wtf? The where’s my refund page hasn’t updated at all..

  54. Filed March 27th (recieved the day after) state has been approved and deposited however federal has not even moved to approved yet as of 4/10/18

  55. Here it is 6April and I have yet to receive my refund. I filed in January and do date it still says my refund is processing so when I called they told me they had 30 days to deposit my refund well as the 30 day mark hit I got a letter stating its being held for further review and now I had 45 days from the time of the letter. The letter states they have all my information and I don’t need to do anything else just wait. I have called multiple times and they tell me I am not being audited however they now have the 45 days to put the money in my account so here I am waiting until 30April to either get my money or another letter. This is insane by the time I will get my taxes almost half the year will be over. I work hard throughout the year to get my tax money and all the IRS can tell me is sit tight and wait no explanation on why its taking so long just that I have to wait.

    1. i filed in january to and they are telling me the same thing but mine is 60 days witch has past they are saying it could take another 60 day this is nit right

  56. This has been the worst two years of my life filing my taxes.last year it was my state.ive been processing since irs told me there was nothing i had to do.until last week.my wages didn’t match.my with holding didnt match.im jyst gonna give it up.

  57. I filed Feb 8th and it’s now April 6th no return yet. Website just says being processed. Contacted the IRS, and the representative States it will be May 3rd when it will be issued. WTH? I efile, even if checking errors, it shouldn’t take 3 months.

  58. E-Filed on 2/10. Received by IRS 2/11. Around 3/19 no refund. Mind you I claimed EITC. Called IRS and spoke to (imagine that) a person, who referred me to another department. Was told to expect a letter from the IRS to verify….something. Told them I had not received a letter. Called later in the week and was referred to another department who told me was the letter was: verifying wages and time worked for EITC. Told me the fax number to send it in at. Got the pay stubs and faxed them in. Did something similar with my state return. Got that refund in a week after sending info in. Next week I called again to see what was going. Was told that my return went into review on 3/8. That was when they sent the letter. Was told In 4-6 weeks of that, with or without the credit, I would get me refund. It never took this long even when I qualified for the credit.

  59. So I filed 2/15 I haven’t rec’d a letter not an update online when I call I am asked if I rec’d a letter if not please do not call without one which leaves me in limbo I don’t know what to do

    1. update so I rec’d a letter in the mail postmarked 4/2 how ironic anyways says I’m under 45 day review which started 3/26 I’m still in the dark as to why and is I should even rely on this information anyone going through the same thing or went through this?

      1. Hi Whitley, I am Margie and like so many of you all I have done the same thing. I email my return on Dec. 18th and got accept on the 19th of Dec. 2017. Well I the gotten the first letter in Jan said They have 60 days to do the review on my return and it was nothing that I had to do so and those review was those days were up in March 19th and in March I gotten another letter telling me that they needed 45 days to finish the review and those days were up April 19th of this month so I call the IRS again and she told me to give it until the 4th of May and my refund show be in my account. I ask her again is it anything wrong with my return and she said no, and there were nothing that they wanted me to do. I am still looking for the bars to change. I also told her that I can pull up my tax transcript for this year and the other year and she said okay. I just don’t know what is the matter why my refund have not been release yet.

        1. Margie so I called after the 45 day review and was told “its sixty days from date of letter and I was misinformed” ..So now the new date provided is June 1. I see now every time I can be given new and diff information. The letter and phone reps are vague like what’s being reviewed and why?

  60. January 19th filed. To date no refund. Government is rough on the poor. They waste no time charging interest when you so why are we not being paid interest on the millions they are holding due to these shenanigans and attack on poor people.

  61. Everyone needs to contact the media and demand our government be accountable and answer as to where our refunds are. I filed January 29th. Here it is March 26th and it still says processing on “wheres my refund’ app. I called at the end of February and was told “unfortunately you are one of the unlucky individuals that are in a delayed tax refund status this year”. When I asked what the hell that meant, I was told “oh it’s just the government decided to randomnly delay peoples tax returns”. I was told I would have it by April 1st. Then last week a get a letter in the mail stating it’s still processing and it would be an additional 45 to 60 days from the date of the letter! Today, I called the IRS again and played dumb like I never received a letter. I asked if I was being audited and was told “no”. I asked what the hold up is with my refund and I was told that the “machine” that they put all of our tax returns through is kicking a bunch of peoples tax returns out because of its “algarythym” and that these tax returns are having to be looked at more closely! I have a very simple tax return. This is bullshit and a sorry excuse. I’m going to the media with my story and I encourage everyone else to do the same because from what I’m reading we are all in the same boat and getting the run around from the IRS. I CAN DAMN SURE BET THAT TRUMP GOT HIS TAX BREAK. WE ARE ALL SUFFERING AT THE HANDS OF THAT MANIAC. I’ve never had any issues with a refund UNTIL THAT POS GOT INTO OFFICE.

    1. Please let us know if you do still get it on the 1st of April. Yes, we all need to go to the media, we have all gotten different explanations from the rep’s – even a IRS rep, blaming the president, Bet, he would like to know that.

    2. Would be smart but unfortunately we are living under a dictatorship and the media is not going to cover the word of poor people like the majority of us

      1. Unfortunately, I have had the same issue and called 2 times. I got the same letter. I was told it is not an audit. I filed on Jan. 31 and it was accepted the same day. Here it is 4/3/18 and still, it says processing. I have never had an issue. My tax return is a simple one. It’s ridiculous. Did you get yours by April 1, as mentioned above?

      2. Are you serious. The media is totally against Trump and go out of their way to exploit a person with lower income. It’s good for their liberal fight

    3. WMR cannot find my refund, again… I never had problems until last year when we finally had a president that had expectations for govt workers. Our govt workers got used to being lazy and slow, now they are expected to actually work like the rest of us… lets me guess, you work for the govt.

    4. Federal refunds were fine! I filed in Feb, sent in the required form & another copy of w-2’s as requested on 3/22/18. It’s now 6/16 & the website only says its being processed. It’s the Democrats that run New York State that decided to buy the auditing machine with our tax money. It had nothing to do with Trump, sorry

  62. My refund got accepted by irs Feb 27th…and it’s been 21 days plus more …and I’m still waiting no udate or nothing …irs still processing ur refund ….they let me know when date available when their done

    1. Cesario call them because they need additional information. Still processing refund date when available…..Had that issue since 2/4. It was a 12c letter that needed to be filled out. They will wait exactly 6 weeks before they mail you the letter and when you send the information back, you will have to wait an additional 6-8 weeks to receive it.

  63. Mine was efiled and accepted 2/3. I recieved a letter 2/23 that needs firther review. I called several times and of course spole to different people. I had 4 W2s. My pt job they said they have not recieved. They asked if I have it. I said of course. They said well hold on tonit if we need it and we’ll send a letter if we do. Orherwise companies have until May I giess tl submit or W2 to be uploaded. I was confused. And why do I have to wait? Why could I not mail it in to shpw proof? Why couldnt they make a note in the system so they knpw what to dp with it once they recieve it? They make the process harder rhen what it is. Well after 3 weeks and being frustrated , the last rep I spoke to. I said look I have all my W2s? What is the problem with me sending them? Its not fair that I sgould have to wait till ya upload all W2s. I did my refund correct…. I ended up mailing them my W2s with a copy of my refund and a letter explaining my situation. Oh and certified…. Im waiting a couple of days to check.

    1. mine was accepted on feb.13. it is now april 6 and I haven’t heard anything. what the heck.

  64. Did the Irs say if the 45 days of waiting began at the time the return was submitted or from the time of the call?

    1. It actually begins the date you receive the letter. I have still yet to receive my refund and every time I call they tell me they have until April 30 my 45 day mark to have it in my account. I received a letter stating that I dont need to do anything at this time except wait it will either be deposited in my account or they will send me a letter with further instructions. This is ridiculous in every aspect.

  65. I called the irs and they said a letter haven’t been sent out yet but the letter stating wait 45 days till I get my return..

  66. After reading alot of comments from online (diff sites), Blogs,FB and YouTube it seems everyone saying same thing I would like to hear from the people who went Thur this last year. I would like to know did they get it back before 45 days or before 60 days? Reading the same storylines is making me mader than this waiting on my taxes! We get it we all in same boat being told the same lies over and over and over! Can we pls get new updates instead of the same comments over and over! I noticed in the comments nobody is putting there amount meaning was it a huge jump from last year to this year? I think that plays a huge part in this hold as well. If you went from 4K to 10k from one year to another and nothing changed with your income or household ummm thats a red flag right there and I don’t even work for IRS that’s just common sense ! For me my amount is pretty much the same as it was last year with no changes in my income or household its only a couple dollar less than last year return! Then the people who will only help if you being evicted need to be fired and let them see how being in that situation would feel! Everyone know tax time is the time you play catch up and pay stuff off ! They are looking for fraud and reg flags but it seems to me the IRS needs someone to look into them for red flags and frauds as well because they are getting away with being able to lie to us! It don’t take a month for a letter to be received unless you lied about when it was mailed or if it was even mailed out just to get a person off ph. I called on a last Thursday (second time calling) was told the letter was sent out that day (rep was very nice).I got my letter this pass Monday (only took couple days) so all these people saying it took a month to get there’s honey the rep was lying to u just like they lying to us about this hold! The rep told me exactly what the letter was going say about the 60 day hold and she did say o it probably won’t take the whole 60 days she was nice but I was like boo I already been waiting a month and 2 weeks ! When it comes to tax time lets be real we all know people who get over on there taxes ,but this isn’t fair to the people who are honest and don’t. Let me end this with I stop looking on site (where my refund) cause it’s clearly lying and is driving me even more crazier. My advice is try to just rebudget your bills if you can do payment arrangements do them ,and if you do have your letter some people will work with you if u show them the letter from IRS (keyword somepeople ) cut back and down on things. If your job offer OT gone jump on that OT train and try to hold on to some type of peace yes it’s very hard but if you have kids and or bills adding up you have hold on and keep the faith that it will work out in the end! If I do wake up one morning and it’s in my acct I will come back and post it unlike these people last year to help others!

    1. Hi Bobby,
      The exact same situation occurred with me. I electronically filed my return on February 4th and the IRS accepted the return on February 5th. Then on February 23, I received a letter that my return required a thorough review and to wait 60 days for an update. Once the 60th day arrived, I called to get a status because the WMR tool was not giving any updates except the same status I’ve been reading for the last three months. The representative told me it would be another 60 days because they are researching why the return has not been processed yet and had to refer the return to another department.

      I made the mistake of calling again today to get a better update. The website has the same status with the Tax Topic 152 link highlighted for more assistance which obviously isn’t a helpful tool. I thought I could try my luck at obtaining a better response. Unfortunately, the representative said because I called on April 25, 62 days after the date of the letter received in February, that the referral delayed my return even longer and that if I had waited just a little while longer before calling the first time, I may have gotten my return sooner. The referral process put another lengthy wait on my return is what the representative advised. They went on further to say that today is May 30, so you have less than 30 days now to receive an additional update so you have already waited a good length of time. Check after the 60th day.

      Thank you representative for the encouragement, NOT. This is the first year I have ever had to wait this long for a return. My advice though is not to call them. I think they purposely move people to the back of the line when they call in. If you do call in and the representative tells you they will refer it to another department, just tell them they don’t have to refer the return and you will just wait for a few more weeks to get an update. From what I was told, the “referral process” is just another way to delay the return for even longer. Here’s to hoping I get an answer before the 60 days or hopefully a return, but at this rate, I wouldn’t be surprised if I get the refund this year at all.

  67. I’ve filed mine the same day it had gotten accepted as always with Turbo Tax. Which was Feb 2nd. Gotten my CA, within no time! I know for EITC you have to wait until Feb 27th, it’s March 10 now and I’ve been checking IRS.GO app almost everyday since before the 27th. Till this day it still says processing etc. Both the website and app. What’s going on?? I know all info and everything is correct.

    1. Great job to the dumb ass who voted for trump, i hope your return gets taken just like they doing everyone else.next years we prolly wont even be allowed to file our taxes but they will continue to take from each one of our paychecks

  68. Hi I had filed on 12/18/2017 got accepted on the 19th and had gotten a letter from the IRS said it is been processing and that I need to do nothing but it will take 60days from that date which was Feb 7th now today March 9th got another letter from them said the same thing that I have to do nothing but now it will take 45 days from the 9th of this month for them to finish the reviewing of my return and it is the same way I had file last year. At first they gave me the 1541reference number and I call them and they ask me did I receive a letter from them and I told they yes they ask me to read it for her and that when she said that it would take 60 days for them to finish their review. Now it will take them an extra 45 days for them to finish, if anyone know what is going on please let me know.

  69. I efiled on Feb 16th and today marked excrete 21 days. It’s not even approved yet.

  70. I filed on Tax Act February 12. Received email they were accepted within an hour. Site has shown processing since 02/13/18. As of this past Monday, still processing so I called IRS. Was told there was a glitch in the system and that it “should” sort itself out because everything looks good. He then stated they may send a letter if there were any issues and they would have no additional information until after April 12!!! This is so irritating, a lot of us really count on this refund! Any one else I have asked received theirs in record time this year, what gives!? My sister had filed January 29 and had her deposit on February 07, with EITC? IRS site now shows no bar, or tax code, only says A refund date will be provided when available. I just don’t understand because obviously the EITC being an issue, is in reality a non issue!

    1. I filed with turbo talk on 2/12 like yourself… I have child credit and educational credit? My return was accepted an hour after submitting it as you stated. Mine is still pending too. I think it is because of the child credit. I also did my daughters taxes with turbo tax the day after mine 2/13 and she has no child credits. But, she did have educational credit. She received a letter that she had to call and verify herself. She called on 3/2/18 to verify and was told she would receive refund within nine 9 weeks. Well Sunday she received her DDD of 3/14 so I think the Irs is making everyone pretty much wait 45 days if you have a child credit

    2. I filed with Tax Act on February 6th and it still says “processing” and “a refund date will be provided when available.”

  71. I filed January 28th I did read that they weren’t accepting taxes till 29th. Ok so it is March 7th already and still says that it’s being processed!! I filled e-file through TurboTax! I do have the earned income tax credit and the child one but what the heck is taking so long???

    1. I am in the same situation. I don’t understand what the heck is wrong and why this is taking so long. I filed electronically with TT January 31st, accepted the same day, received my state refund within 21 days and now the federal return (which is obviously more in dollars) is saying processing and has been saying the same wording that a date will be provided for .. oh.. um.. over 2 months? I am utterly stressed the hell out over this! Namely because I have filed the same way every year for the last few years and did not have any delays. When I finally reached an IRS rep, I was told a letter went out.. sure did.. only it wasn’t date the day before (as the rep indicated) it was dated the same day I was on the phone with her. So naturally, a stall tactic, but okay I’ll bite. I get the letter the following Monday and much to my surprise.. it says we’ve received your return if you didn’t file it to contact them. Um.. let’s be clear, I did file it. I called you and the day I reached a live human being is the same day the letter was sent out. Basically that from the date of the letter (feb 27th) 2018 that I’d have to wait 60 days for them to do a thorough review. what the hell for ? why is this taking so f-in long? I am in dire straights, have two children and behind on bills and basically running out of food and household goods but apparently that’s not a good enough reason for a tax advocate. They will step in mind you, if you are being evicted. well, if you keep me waiting from January til april or later, that’s a real good possibility! what did I do next? since I cant get through or get any f-in help, I wrote to the treasury dept to basically file a complaint. and well if you need to verify me my address, my kids, all you need do is knock on my door. or ! check my previous tax returns? I didn’t make up children in my filing.. my return was accepted the same day.. last year It got rejected because they didn’t have proof for medical coverage which I know I sent in but to play nice, sent it again. either way. nothing’s changed.. O I digress.. something did change.. I actually made about 5K less this past year than the previous year with my job of over 4 years.. um do you know why I’m writing? I’m broke, below poverty level income and need my money more now that ever! who on this thread actually can step in and help!!!! the treasury dept emailed me back. simply asking me for my address and contact phone number.. I returned the email supplying that and have not heard back from them this was 2 days ago. I’m very upset. I don’t know what to do but I am so stressed out I cant even put into words!!! I have a loved one undergoing bypass surgery I have child that has to see a psychologist failing school etc etc etc and another child who has a birthday March 18th.. sorry child, mommy cant buy you anything for your 13th birthday (welcome to being a teenager) why mommy? well because the big bad ass incompetent IRS wont give me my money! that’s why!! can I get some f-in therapy now please? who do I call ? I was actually researching stress and anxiety f-in hot lines because I cannot rest or relax consumed with worry and aggravation.. who do I sue??? my point is there is absolute not ONE good damn reason why I am having to wait 4 months for my tax return!!! one person .. an expert .. I employ you.. please respond!!!!!!

  72. My Federal was Accepted on Jan. 29 2018 and as of Mar. 6 it hasn’t even been Approved yet. So it been well over month now and Still No Approval or Deposit Date set. I did get an Earn Imcome Credit Tax break, which i know it takes longer when you get Credits. But this seems a Little Long. dOES ANYONE KNOW IF IT CAN TAKE WELL OVER A MONTH TO GET YOUR FEDERAL RUTURN APPOVED OR IS THIS A BAD SIGN OR BAD INDICATION THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY RETURN????

    1. I filed EIC last year and this. Last year I filed first week of Feb. I didn’t get refund until June. This year, I just filed 4/1, EIC again. WMR can’t find my return. Sigh. If we did our jobs like govt, we’d be fired. Lazy, paper pushing, slugs not used to making any effort for years… that’s what you get after 8 years of Obama.

  73. I filed on Jan 29 got accepted and waited till Feb 27th to see if it’s released and still nothing.Here it is now March 6 and I haven’t received or been able to talk to a human so I don’t know what’s goi g on

  74. Mine was accepted on February 7th and still today March 6th 2018 it says exactly what I put at the bottom! I’ve got no letter’s in the mail or anything I mean what the hell.

    Your tax return is still being processed.

    A refund date will be provided when available.
    Please Note:
    For refund information, please continue to check here, or use our free mobile app, IRS2Go. Updates to refund status are made no more than once a day

    1. Did you have insurance through marketplace? Mine says the same thing and I got a letter in the mail from the irs telling me to mail or fax a copy of my 1095a and form 8962

      1. I had to do that too and I mailed the form priority and they have had it for 2 weeks and my return still says being processed. I have called several times and cant speak to anyone.

    2. I filed my federal on Feb 7th and got a refund in a week. Filed my NJ State on Feb 7th and STILL WAITING. up to today March 10th. The “processing” status has been up for 2 weeks and how is it they are updating it 2 times a week? So, all the information on dates when filed and expect returns etc is baloney! I don’t think it matters if you have the earned income tax credit because some people on here didn’t file for it and still waiting. Bucket of lies by the IRS. I have also tried the IRStogo app. That’s even worse! I entered everything just as on my tax return that was accepted. It’s ALL accurate, amount due, social sec.# and filing status. Hit send and it says nothing matches! waste of time. Maybe you will have better luck. lol

    3. I have the same thing and my insurance is through an employer, not the marketplace. I don’t think that’s related.

  75. My return was accepted by the Irs on 1/31 and I check the Where’s your refund site everyday and it keeps saying it’s still being processed without any codes and no notices in the mail from them. I called them and spoke to a rep and they told me that my return was under review for income and tax credits and it will take up to 45 days from 2/15 and to just keep checking the wyr site and she also said that you can blame our president for this. And I don’t understand why as I know all my info is correct.Very upsetting and I need the $$ very badly!

  76. I filed 1/29 and was accepted the same day. I am getting the EITC and read that the earliest i could possibly receive anything was 2/27. I checked WMR the 27th of feb and my status was that the money was sent and the latest i would see it was today (3/5) still havent seen it so i rechecked WMR and now its back to no bars and processing. I called my bank they said they had nothing on their end and i cant even get through to speak to a rep at the IRS. Where do I go from here? Starting to get seriously frustrated.

  77. No change i status still saysprocessing will get a date when done whatever. I filed jan 31 wheni talked to anirs she said noletterhasbeengenerated.

  78. I e filed on Feb.21st (on turbobtax) I got an email about 2hrs latter saying my return was accepted, and Today 3-3-18 I now have my second bar and a dd date of the 7th. So this is almost spot on with the calandar!!


  80. E-Filed/Accepted 02/03/18, received my state return within 14 days to my bank acct.WMR for fed return showing no status bar, only “received/processing msg” Getting frustrated. Military return.

  81. My tax return was submitted and approved on 1/29 and is in still being processed status with no other messages. I do have ACTC however this is the first year that I used a tax service and the first year my tax return has been delayed.

  82. I filed my taxes in January. The bars are all gone and it says “being processed”. I have no tax codes at all. I’ve read other sites and people have been calling the irs and ordering transcripts etc. I have not been requested to verify my identity or notified that any action is required on my part. Should I call there it’s or just keep waiting?

  83. E-filed and accepted on 2/7 but still giving no bar on the WMR and now just saying processing and will update more when availale…why so long when I know tons of other people that filed after me and already got theirs back.

    1. Same here! I filed a month ago last Friday…. just still processing… many people I know who have also used the EITC and ACTC have already gotten their’s back…. frustrated.

  84. The number to call for confirmation of you have an offset of your refund is 1-800-304-3107
    You can just double check no government agency is taking a portion of your return.
    Also, because of my profession, when speaking to the IRS be kind and sweet. They have a way of “not processing” things when they are called names and screamed at.
    Please understand they answer these questions all day and are blamed for the process. And within recent years, with health care penalities and tax release holds, I’m sure it has been brutal on anyone in their position.

  85. I filed my taxes on the 1/30 and it was accepted the same day. When I checked my status I had a bar showing the status then that disappeared and now I got the your return is still being processed. I don’t have a PATH Act message, I never got a letter in the mail to contact the IRS nothing. This is the 1st yr ever I have ever had this type of issue with my tax returns. I’m sure it has something to do with my return jumped from 3k to 14k but the boost is from my installation of solar panels on my home last yr but this is crazy. Nothing has changed but that. The sad thing is I lent money out with the hopes of I would be ok cause of the refund now up poops creek

  86. Filed my taxes 1/26, accepted 1/29. The bars showed processing, then a week later, no bars. Only says, the IRS received your refund and it is being processed. Since it’s been over 21 days I called the IRS and spoke with someone. The lady then explained my return was randomly selected for review and will take 45 days. Very frustrating !

    1. This is almost word for word what I was told. I don’t understand it but yes it is frustrating. My biggest question was why? She said it could be for many reasons or none other then just luck of the draw. I say bad luck of the draw.

  87. Efiled 2/10/18 accepted 2/10/18 wmr says processing still no expected refund date not understanding why….

  88. My Return Was Accepted On 01/17/2018, Filed Electronically and I Did File An Earned Income Tax Credit. But Last Year, (2017) I Received My Refund On February 23rd, 2017, No Problems!!! I’m Thinking It’s Because Of The “Sexual Deviant-In-Chief And His Band Of GOP Misfits Freaking With The “Tax Laws” Is The Reason For These Unnecessary Direct Deposit Delays!!! Damn We Sure Are In Need Of President Obama Right About Now…

  89. When I 1stchecked my status it said “recieved” now when I try to check it says “information does not match our system” has this happened to anyone else? Tax topic 152

    1. Filed my Federal..got refund in a week. Filed my NJ State on February 7th. Been checking the Where’s my refund website and it still says “processing”. So, I went to the app IRStogo and it says my info doesn’t match. It’s all accurate, my soical, my status and my refund amount. Something is screwy. You wonder if the IRS works like the insurance industry. They get all the claims in, put in the bank to collect the interest,(which the claimant (us) does not see and then pay us our refund. Mr. “Trump” knows all the little games on how to make a buck..sounds far fetched but I wouldn’t be surprised!

  90. I filed my taxes (very simple, just 1 W-2 form from my job and document from my Grad school) on February 11. Checked status next day, February 12 and it had been accepted (WMR Status = Return Received). It has been like that since then with no changes or updates. My sister filed 3 days before me and already received her refund about a week and a half ago. In previous years, my refund has been approved and sent very quickly (usually within less than a week of me filing). I am not super concerned yet as it hasn’t been 21 days and I can’t technically call them and ask about it until then, still – just for others to know – there is definitely a delay and its not just you!

  91. I filed on Jan. 27th was accepted on Jan. 29th, had status bar on wmr originally, but now just says still processing will provide date when available. Any insight as to when?

  92. I was accepted on the 30th of Jan. And mine also says still being processed. I friend of mine filed on the 2nd of Feb. and got his refund already. What seems to be the hold up?

  93. I filed 2-12 was accepted that day have been checking WMR and it says my refund is still being processed and a deposit date will be provided when ready. I am getting EIC but my friend did hers the day after me and will be getting her refund on Feb. 27th with EIC she also already got her state deposit and I haven’t even got that one. Is anyone having these problems with the IRS having problems getting their state refund as well?

    1. Same issues, filed Feb. 4, got my state, my fed was accepted same day and now just says processing. I called Irs, in a Hold now since March 5, they said there are no comments of anything wrong, it’s in review status, so I sked if it was being audited? they said No. Plan on 45 days from March 5, not unless Irs sends a letter requesting more info. or releases earlier. So no help.

  94. Any updates anyone? I’ve had none except the “still processing” message. I’m confused, frustrated and it’s giving me nightmares….seriously.

  95. I e filed my return on the 5th of this month and still have yet even received an email saying my return was accepted!!!! I went to a new person this year just some small place she charged me up front what’s going on? Frustrating this year !!!!

  96. I filed mine on Feb. 1st and was accepted the same day. My status bar is no longer and I have a message that says I’m still being processed. The only thing I had major happen last year was that is was married on Dec. 29th. Could that possibly be the hold up?

    1. Same here, no status bar, no tax topics, no letters, just says your refund is being processed.

    2. I filed mine on 02/07 and they were accepted on 02/07 and all was fine until yesterday and all my bars disappeared and I have the same message. maybe its because of the influx of people getting refunds and checking the site right now?! I haven’t been able to find any answers to this question myself. if you do please let me know, Thanks

  97. My return was accepted on the 5th, and on the refund page it still says it’s being processed. There’s no further info like the tax topics or anything.

    1. This is the same with me and I cannot get through to the irs. I have an offset and I checked my payments to irs and my balance is 0 but I still have not gotten my refund

  98. Got my part I earned on my 2017 taxes but not the eitc . Got take action message on wmr site. Why?

    1. I called the IRS & they said the government is holding back all EIC , Due to fraud in the past. It dont mean we did a fraud return, But others did in the past.

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