What are the 2015 Refund Cycle Dates?

Posted by on September 26, 2014
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Use the 2015 chart with estimate refund cycle dates or use the IRS Where's My Refund? tool. Regardless, first e-file your 2014 taxes on RapidTax.

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In the past, the IRS released a refund cycle chart. This chart allowed tax filers to know exactly when they would receive their tax refund. Sounds helpful, right?

Unfortunately, the IRS no longer posts the refund cycle chart. Luckily, there are charts out there which give a pretty accurate prediction on when you’ll get your refund.

You may want to know how long it will take to receive your tax refund once you file your 2014 tax return.  Luckily, we’ve provided a refund cycle chart below.

Keep in mind however, these dates are NOT definite. They are only expected dates, based off of previous year trends.

2015 IRS Refund Cycle Chart

Track Your Refund on the IRS Site

Once your 2014 tax return is e-filed, you’ll be able to track your tax refund using the IRS  “Where’s My Refund?” tool.  The site will give you status update on the whereabouts of your tax refund  after you’ve entered the following information;

  • social security number
  • filing status
  • refund amount

You’ll also be happy to hear the RapidTax team is available to answer any refund or tax return questions you may have before, during or after filing your tax return!

Get Ready for the 2015 Tax Season

Tax Day (the IRS due date for 2014 tax returns) was April 15th.  If you’d like to receive your refund sooner rather than later, it’s best to e-file your 2014 taxes as soon as possible with RapidTax!

So what are you waiting for?  Create an account and get your 2014 Taxes out of the way today!

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246 Responses to “What are the 2015 Refund Cycle Dates?”

  1. kimberly Fortner says:

    On what day could you file your homestead credit

  2. Heather says:

    I got a very welcome surprise on January 12, 2015… My taxes were accepted by the IRS! My question is when could I expect my refund? Has anyone gotten theirs already? Or anyone have any news about it? Thanks for your help

  3. rita says:

    Hi I have a ? I filled on the 14 so its saying pending they don’t start excepting taxes till the 20th now what will happen if someone tried to fill me and my child would it reject it

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Rita,

      I suggest taking a look at another article on our blog that with answer any questions you have about two people claiming one dependent.

      • Latrice Lee says:

        If someone does then you should call IRS And give the name of the person so they have a heads up because of it comes back that both you files the same child then that can mean criminal federal charges. Please please make sure you let the IRS know.

  4. Toya says:

    Hi my refund was accepted 1/16/15. Does that mean I will be getting my taxes early

  5. tammy says:

    My fed taxes were part of the early acceptance test group and they were accepted on Jan 12th so would deposit be any sooner?

  6. dawn t. says:

    Today Jan 20 and the irs received my return at 8pm. So far a good sign.

  7. Kiara says:

    I got a text message saying my taxes were accepted on Jan. 20 at 10:47 but when I tried to track it but nothing can be found. Is it too early?

  8. mandy says:

    Hi i filed on jan 18th and it says my return still wasnt excepted by irs yet? And i still.didnt receive the email? Is there something wrong with it??

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Mandy,

      Since the official start of the tax season was January 2oth, there are a high volume of returns to be processed. You may want to allow for a few extra business days to receive an accepted status on your return.

      • mandy says:

        I figured that issue out and its been saying for over a wk now that the irs site that it been recieved but not approved yet?

  9. Valerie says:

    Question here. I filed on the 20th and on the 21st it said it was accepted. When should I expect a refund as it does not show my date filed in the tax refund cycle.? Thanks.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Valerie,

      As stated in the article, you may want to check the “Where’s My Refund” tool on the IRS website. This will give you an estimated date of when to expect your refund.

  10. Corey says:

    question I did my taxes on the 21st in the 21st it said it was accepted but when I go to check where’s my refund nothing shows up could that mean something is wrong?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Corey,

      The Where’s My Refund tool tends to be a bit delayed with updates.

    • Tri says:

      When you check it now does it say something different? I ask because I’ve been checking mine all week and I’m waiting for it to say it was approved.

    • Shauna says:

      I was wondering the same thing, I filed on jan 21 and accepted the 21… It is now feb 5 and nothing. I check “where’s my refund” and it still says processing… I do have an educational credit on my taxes, and had to pay a penalty for not having insurance… Would these cause a delay?? People who have filed after me have already got there’s. I just don’t know why I haven’t received mine yet.

      • Tax Advisor says:

        Hi Shauna,

        The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
        Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  11. madea says:

    i filed on the 22nd of january why havent i received any information on the website wheres my refund?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Madea,

      The IRS tool is generally correct, however there sometimes is a slight time delay due to the high volume of returns. I suggest checking back daily to receive a status.

  12. fallon says:

    My refund was approved an accepted on the 20th an on where’s my refund it says it’s being processed. Last year I received it in a week. Could I get it in a week this year. I efiled an chose direct deposit.

  13. TZamora says:

    I know my taxes were ACCEPTED 1/20/2015, but how long should it take (normally) before it is APPROVED. The payout date is based on the date they are APPROVED, right?

  14. Tabatha says:

    Hello,

    My Federal Taxes were accepted on 1/20 but the payout date is based on the approved date, right? How long from the time they are accepted do they normally approve them? Obviously it is an average estimate, just trying to get an idea. I check “where’s my refund” daily. Thanks!

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Tabitha,

      Based on the general cycle, you should receive your refund via direct deposit before February 4th.

      • Tymiya says:

        I filed early like January 7th was accepted january 23rd by the cycle date it says February 5th-6th ok it’s 2am and it still says ” being processed” why is it still reading that sane message

        • Tax Advisor says:

          Hi Tymiya,

          The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
          Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  15. Alicia says:

    So is it better to do the 1-800 number or do they get delayed also?????

  16. Michelle Weekly says:

    My return was accepted on Jan 14th. When should I receive my refund?

  17. tiffanyreed says:

    i did my taxes on the 23rd when i went to the tool it said no iformation but it was accepted on the 23rd when will i get my taxes

  18. Allsmilez says:

    I filed on the 21st, e~file and me refund was deposited tonight at midnight!!!! Took 1 week!

  19. shamika says:

    Last year they came out the next week

  20. April says:

    How do I get set up about receiving emails and texts about my refund??

  21. Michelle says:

    I had a tax lady to do mine. she mailed out our tax return. roughly when should we know if its been accepted. it tell us to wait 4 weeks

  22. Kimmy Breckenridge says:

    I did mine on the 23rd..just saw on irs website that it will be deposited the 30th!!

  23. Ashely says:

    E filed on the 24 and acceptef Jan 25th when should I expect my refund

  24. toya b says:

    Hi I put mine in on the 21st how do I find out if it was accepted

  25. ADRIENNA says:

    I e filed on the 23rd of January, I have noticed everyone else that has filed the same day has been accepted, but I havent, could this mean something is wrong, I check the site daily to see if anything changes, do I need to contact IRS or keep waiting. I’m asking bc all people that filed same day as I has been accepted and says will be deposited on 30th or 5th. Im confuse as to whats going on with mine or if something was processed incorrectly. any help would be greatly appreciated

  26. melissa says:

    hello i did my taxes yesterday 1/28/2015 irs accepted it, when will i recieve my refund i did efile and direct deposit.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Melissa,

      As stated in the above article, you should receive your refund by February 5th.

      • Mike says:

        I filed and it was accepted the same day as you. I still see no change on the where’s my refund tracker. Here it is the 6th still no change or deposit. Somebody is seriously mistaken with these deposit dates being given by everyone EXCEPT the irs

        • Tax Advisor says:

          Hi Mike,

          As stated in the article, these dates are 100% estimated based solely on prior year refund cycles. The IRS no longer offers a refund cycle; one of the reasons being so that they are not held to specific dates.

          The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
          Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  27. Darnell says:

    My taxes was sent to the IRS early and accepted on Jan. 13. Now my bars have disappeared and it states that a refund date will be given once they are processed. What does this mean?

  28. Nancy B says:

    Mine was accepted by the IRS on the 16th but the website still has in process. The bar has not moved to refund approved yet and it has been two weeks. Anyone else have this same issue?

    • abbie says:

      Mines also, bar hasn’t moved to approved yet, what’s going on?

    • mandy says:

      Mine has been staying at received return for over a wk now n im wondering wats goin on also since i have read alot have files n been approved already pretty quik

      • cristy says:

        same here, approved on the 16th and still no updates =(

      • Kayp says:

        Mine is saying the same thing. I filled the 16th and on where’s my refund it keeps sayin processing and is on the firt bar. Just yesterday it took the bar away and says it’s till processing an a refund date will be provided when available. I’m getting a paper check though.

      • Dawn says:

        I efiled my return on the 21st and it was accepted on the 21st. According to the cycle chart, my expected date is today, Feb 5th however, the wheres my refund tool has not moved from processing. It’s already been 15 days and I hear people saying they got theres in a week. Every year that’s me. I usually get mine within the first week of Feb. I don’t understand why it’s taking so long this year and why my status is stuck on Processing.

        • Tax Advisor says:

          Hi Dawn,

          As stated in the article, these dates are estimated based on prior year refund cycles.

          The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
          Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

      • shardae moore says:

        Mine too for over a week and just today it says it will deposited on feb 9. Why not feb 5?

        • Tax Advisor says:

          Hi Shardae,

          Please keep in mind that these dates are estimated based on prior year return cycles. The IRS no longer releases a refund cycle; one of the reasons being so that they cannot commit to specific dates.

  29. Shadae says:

    My taxes were done and approved on January 21. I went to where is my refund is supposed to be deposited Tomorrow January 30.

    So excited.

  30. Amy says:

    Is the accepted date and the approved date one of the same? My taxes were accepted on the 29th but it still does not say approved. I thought I have always went of the “accepted” date. Thoughts?

  31. Sandra says:

    I did mines on the 17 got accepted on the 20 still saying it has been received and is being processed.. What does this mean?

  32. Gina says:

    I looked on where’s my refund ,and it says it’s scheduled to be mailed Feb 3 2015 is that the day it’s in my mail box at home..

  33. Rozanne says:

    Me and my husband did are tax on the 20 and got accepted on the 20 and still nothing

  34. Amanda says:

    The IRS accepted my return on the 21st. I have been checking the where’s my refund tool but it still stays that they accepted it and it is being processed. This has been over a week now…is there something wrong with my return because i am seeing all kinds of people say that they got messages saying there’s has been approved and mine isn’t yet???help!

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Amanda,

      I suggest contacting your tax preparer or checking back to the Where’s my Refund IRS tool daily as it tends to have a bit of a delay with status updates.

  35. luis says:

    I fille my taxes on 27 irs receive on 28 i check in where is my refund and the barr say prosecing the barr dont move:(

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Luis,

      There is sometimes a delay with the IRS “Where’s My Refund” tool due to the high volume of returns to process. I suggest checking back daily until there is a status update.

  36. DEEDEE says:

    Question here. I filed on the 20th when will i recieve my refund I did efile and direct dep

  37. Travis says:

    I am wondering what category of the split I will fall into, my returns were submitted and accepted by the IRS today the 30th. Will my refund come in the Feb 5th or the Feb 12th? I can see it in the where’s my refund as being accepted but not approved yet?

  38. megan says:

    I mistakenly entered the wrong account number for my direct deposit. I was expecting a deposit of my tax refund today. Is there anything I can do to correct the issue? If not, how long will I have to wait to receive my return?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Megan,

      I suggest contacting your tax preparer directly first to see if they can update it. If not, you will need to wait for a paper check in the mail with your refund amount.

  39. Amanda says:

    The IRS received my taxes on the 22nd…it hasn’t been approved yet…when should i get my return?

  40. mia says:

    Mine was accepted on 1/30 will it be did on 2/5

  41. thea says:

    Filed and accepted on the 13 the now my bars have disappeared….what’s going on

  42. Nicole1026 says:

    Efile my taxes on jan 28th it was accepted that same day! When will I receive my refund?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Nicole,

      You should expect to receive your refund around February 5th (if direct deposit). Please keep in mind that these dates are estimated and based on past trends.

  43. lee lee says:

    hi I did my taxes on the 30th when should I get my refund

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Lee Lee,

      As stated in the article, you should have received your refund (direct deposit) by February 5th. Please keep in mind that these dates are estimated and vary year to year based on past trends.

  44. Tammy says:

    I got a deposit date of tomorrow, Monday Feb 2nd

  45. Tammy Randolph says:

    I filed my taxes on the 30 of January could u please tell me when I should receive mine please .

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Tammy,

      As stated in the article, the estimated date to receive your refund if you filed on 1/30 would be February 5th. Please keep in mind that these dates are approximate and solely based on prior year trends.

  46. Stephanie says:

    Did my taxes on jan 29 and it was excepted a few hours later but as if today it hasn’t been approved. When should I get my direct deposit

  47. Kayp says:

    I filed my taxes on the 16th, through a tax service. When I go to where’s my refund it keeps telling me it’s being processed, and now it is stating that a date will be provided. But no date yet. I am also receiving a paper check, does that have something to do with how long it is taking?

  48. yvette says:

    I did my taxes on the 29th. It was accepted on the same day. According to the chart it would be the fifth. Correct?

  49. Shanea says:

    Hi,

    I filed my taxes and they were accepted on January 26th. I check the status on the WMR tool on the irs.gov website and it still has not been approved. When can I expect my refund? I chose to have my funds DD. I know people who filed the same time as myself and have received a DD date for they’re refund already.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Shanea,

      Once the IRS approves your return, then you will base the date off of that date. However please keep in mind that these dates are only approximate based on prior year trends.

  50. victoria says:

    I filed on the 20th it was received the 20th and the IRS where a my refund still says received no change and no date I did direct deposit when should I expect to see my refund

  51. Teresa says:

    I did my return on 01/19/15 when should mine be deposit

  52. feya says:

    Hey I filed on 1/23 when should I receive a refund also does it take longer if someone stolen my identity last year

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Feya,

      You should have received your refund around February 5th. Please keep in mind that these dates are only estimated based on prior year trends and are not a guarantee. As far as being delayed due to identity theft, that is a possibility. The IRS will typically provide you with instructions for how to file in the future after this has happened to you.

  53. john says:

    I file my on the 28 so when can I expect to have my refund back

  54. superstar says:

    I filed on the 27 when should i expect a refund

  55. laquita says:

    I filed my taxes on the 15 and I’m still stuck on accepted.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Laquita,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.
      The IRS is seeing a good start to the filing season, and tax refunds are being issued timely. Nine out of 10 taxpayers typically receive refunds in less than 21 days when they use e-file with direct deposit.

  56. Keenan says:

    Quick Question. I filed on the morning of January 30th and my return was accepted at 9:59 am that moring. The irs refund tool shows it as accepted but hasn’t moved was curious to find out if I may get my refund on the 5th of February.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Keenan,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

      • Carlos B.S Quichocho says:

        I filed my 2015 tax return on Feb 11 2016 when would I be recieving my refund.

        • Tax Advisor says:

          Hi Carlos,

          If you e-filed your tax return, then the IRS can typically issue a refund within 21 days. However, there are always exceptions that could delay this. After the 21 day time frame, the IRS will conduct further research on the status of your return is you contact them to do so. Otherwise, you can check the Where’s My Refund tool on the IRS website as they update this daily.

  57. James says:

    I filed my taxes Jan.29th 10:56 am they were accepted but the status bar has not moved yet to say approved. When can I expect some movement or date approved

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi James,

      This can take anywhere from 24 hours to a week or two (although this is not common). Once you receive an approved status, you can then predict an estimated date for when you should receive your refund.

  58. Marq says:

    I entered the wrong account number for my direct deposit my bank sent it back to its Feb 2 how long will it take to receive a check?

  59. Aj says:

    Hi. I filed on January 28th and was accepted the same day. Still at one bar. Will I be getting my refund closer to Feb 11-13?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi AJ,

      The dates stated are based on the approval date, not the accepted date. Once your return has been approved, you can then predict an estimate date for when you will receive your refund.

  60. Erica says:

    I filed my taxes on the 26 it was accepted on the same day. I checked Where’s my Refund and they still have it in process. Can you tell me when I can will receive my refund

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Erica,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  61. Amanda says:

    I filed my taxes on 1/19 IRS accepted them on 1/20. I use the Where’s my refund tool everyday still says thats they have accepted my return. But still doesnt say refund approve, I would really like a date, any ideas. Thank you very much.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Amanda,

      This can take anywhere from 24 hours to a week or two (although not common). Once it is approved, you can then predict an estimated date for when you will receive your refund.

  62. Debbie says:

    I filed my taxes by efile at H&rblock on 1/27/2015 and it said it was accpeted by the IRS at 4:15pm on the 27th and it has been stuck on accepted and processing ever since then I have had the bar disappear a few times. So when should I accept my refund?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Debbie,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  63. Tamika Byrd says:

    Tamika I was accepted the 21st still one bar when should I expect my refund

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Tamika,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  64. tia says:

    I did my taxes on Jan 30 its been accepted how much longer

  65. Roxanne says:

    How long is the approximate wait between being accepted and approved?

  66. rebbie says:

    Idid my taxes on the 25 I checked wheres my refund app but there are no bars just says my refund is being processed and a refund date will be provided when available… what does tgis mean please tell me…

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Rebbie,

      The IRS will provide you with an estimated refund date as soon as possible. If you have still not received a refund, I suggest checking the application daily until you receive status update. Another option would be to contact your tax preparer directly.

  67. Daedae says:

    I did my taxes on feb 2nd and they were accepted on the 3rd when should I get my refund and find out did it get approved

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Daedae,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  68. michelle says:

    I filed on the 20th and it’s still on the first bar how is it that some people that filed after me have their money

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Michelle,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  69. ashley says:

    I have a question. My taxes were efiled and accepted on 1-14-15 and approved about a week or so after. It says my refund should be mailed by 2-3-15. I live in Tennessee is there a way someone could tell me how long it will be before i get it?

  70. Amanda says:

    Just leaving an update. I checked where is my refund today Feb 4th. I will receive my taxes Feb 6th. Hope this helps. God bless.

  71. Courtney says:

    if you used a temporary pin for your ip pin since you don’t have the original identity theft pin could it cause a delay in you taxes

  72. Danthony says:

    I did my taxes through 1040.com on the 26th it was approved but my state was and still is pending.i went to wheres my refund called the 800 number and they both show nothing.i check daily and its the same thing can you please tell me when i can expect to receive my refund.i tjought maybe tomorrow the 5th but nothings showing!
    Thanks!

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Danthony,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  73. Jasmine says:

    Ok I filed the 25 of January ots was accepted the same day. But now when I go on where’s my refund the bars have disappeared and it’s just say will are still processing your refund in a refund will be available. Whay does that mean is something where with my taxes

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Jasmine,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  74. Jessica A says:

    Hi, my return was accepted on Feb 2nd when should I expect it to be direct deposited?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Jessica,

      Keep an eye out on the Where’s My Refund tool for when your return is approved. From this date, you will be able to use the chart provided to estimate an approximate direct deposit date.

  75. Shauna says:

    I was wondering the same thing, I filed on jan 21 and accepted the 21… It is now feb 5 and nothing. I check “where’s my refund” and it still says processing… I do have an educational credit on my taxes, and had to pay a penalty for not having insurance… Would these cause a delay?? People who have filed after me have already got there’s. I just don’t know why I haven’t received mine yet. Or there is no information provided on where’s my refund website

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Shauna,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  76. Ervin says:

    I filed 1/22/15 when should I get my refund?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Ervin,

      As stated in the article, you will need to wait for your return to be in the approved stage and then you can use the chart to estimate the approximate date you will receive your refund.

  77. Michelle says:

    Has anyone received their refund? We filed our taxes on the 22nd of January. It was also approved the same day. However, it still shows it processing when logging into the “Where’s my refund” site.

  78. Dawn says:

    I filed on the 21st and it was accepted on the 21st. According to the IRS Pay Cycle, I should have received my refund TODAY, the 5th. However, I have not and the “Where’s My Refund” tool is still saying Processing. What the heck is going on? It has never taken 15 days to get my refund and this wait is frustrating me!

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Dawn,

      As stated in the article, these dates are ONLY estimates based on prior year refund cycles.

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  79. jamie says:

    I did my taxes on jan16 and the IRS received them on jan22 and the approval bar has moved. When should I expect them.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Jamie,

      Based on the date that your return was approved, take a look at the chart in the above article to see the estimated direct deposit date. Please keep in mind that these dates are approximate based on prior year tax refund cycles.

  80. michelle says:

    mine were refiled on Jan 27th. Where’s my refund says they were received, been waiting for approved since still nothing….

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Michelle,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  81. shardae moore says:

    I filled and my taxes on the 23 and was accepted on the 26 but mine will not be deposited until feb 9 why is that?

  82. Amy says:

    I filed on 26th and have not received my refund.did anyone receive them today

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Amy,

      Please keep in mind that the dates provided in the chart above are estimated based on prior year trends. They are by no means exact and are provided to help you to get an idea of past refund cycles.

  83. Amy says:

    my sons was approved and has a date for his to go to bank. and I did his a week later to why has mine not been approved yet

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Amy,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  84. Tecora says:

    I filed my taxes on the 26 and on where’s my refund it say accepted but it’s not approved yet. Should I be worried? Is there a chance I will get them on 2/6?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Tecora,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  85. Tasha says:

    Hi my refund was accepted on Jan. 3 . About when will I receive my direct deposit ?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Tasha,

      I suggest checking the Where’s My Refund tool daily until your receive an approved status. Once you have an approved status, you can use the chart above to estimate an approximate date for when you will receive your refund.

  86. Rhonda Brown says:

    I filed 1/28
    Processing as of 2/5
    1bar
    When should i get my refund?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Rhonda,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  87. Jessica A says:

    Hi, my return was accepted on Feb 2nd when should I get approval?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Jessica,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  88. Latasha says:

    I filed 1-25 and got accepted same night but still no update on wheres my refund. My sister filed hers a few days ago and already has refund approved and deposit date;.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Latasha,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  89. Carla says:

    I filed on the 3rd and have 2 bars saying I will have my DD by the 10th. Hope that helps!

  90. Anthony says:

    Hey, I filed my taxes on the 14th of January and they were accepted by the IRS on the 15th but today is feb 6th and when I check the where’s my refund tool it still says processing is this a normal delay??

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Anthony,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  91. Jessica A says:

    Filed and received on Feb 2nd and approved today DDD Feb 10

  92. cindy says:

    Hi everyone!

    I have a question that seems to not be able to get answers. Please help!

    My husband and I both owe taxes to the IRS. This year we filed married filing jointly. The amount of refund that we will be receiving will be enough to cover what I owe in taxes. So the remaining amount would it be refunded to me or would the IRS take it and put it towards his balance? Even though my name is first or should I say head of household on the income taxes. Does this make sense? Can anyone help me answer this? Thank you!

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Cindy,

      If you are filing a joint return, then both spouses are responsible for the total income amount and the amount owed. If you are worried about being responsible for your husband’s amount owed, I suggest filing as “married filing separately”. This option still reports your and your spouse as married but you will each be responsible for your own income and amount owed.

  93. Kk says says:

    Filed 1/30 received dd for 2/11 to deposit direct deposit.

  94. Ruben says:

    We filed on the 31 it was accepted on the 1st as of the 8th it has, nt been approved any advise

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Ruben,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  95. Nicole says:

    I filed 1/25 and it’s still processing. No transcript no updates. They can’t say obamacare isn’t to blame. Have you guys heard anything new?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Nicole,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  96. Kendrick says:

    I efild my taxes on the 02/03/15 and was accepted on 02/04/15 so when should IRS Direct Deposit my money and what time should i get it.

  97. poisondonor says:

    I filed my taxes on Jan 28 and got accepted by the IRS that same day. It got approved by the IRS a week later on Feb 4. By when should I expect to receive my refund in the mail?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi,

      As stated in the article, once you have the approval date, you can refer to the cycle dates listed above. However, please keep in mind that these dates are ESTIMATED based solely on prior year trends.

  98. Kelly says:

    I filed electronically on 2/1. I received confirmation that they were accepted that same night. I have been checking the WMR site and up until today I received the “You should receive your refund within 21 days from submittal”. Today when I check I received the message “your return is still being processed and a refund date will be given once available”. What exactly does this mean? Any idea when or if I should expect my refund? Does this mean I am being audited?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Kelly,

      The general rule is that the more allowances you claim, the less withholding you’ll have taken out of your paycheck each pay period. By following the instructions on the Personal Allowances Worksheet of your W-4 Form, you will calculate the maximum amount that you should claim (Keep in mind that this worksheet will not be given to your employer or the IRS). However, you can always claim less than that to ensure that enough will be withheld from each paycheck. If you claim zero, you’ll have the maximum amount withheld. If you claim a larger amount, you’ll have less withheld. The absolute ideal scenario is to have your tax liability or refund, at the end of the year, be as close to zero as possible.

  99. Leanna says:

    I filed online thru H&R block on 1/30 and was accepted the same day. For the first week I had the orange bars with only the first on filled in. When I checked on Saturday 2/7 I got a message saying… Your tax return is still being processed.A refund date will be provided when available. with no Tax Code below. I have not received a letter in the mail or anything. Should I be concerned? I did not file last year(had no income) but have filed in years before and have always had my refund in about a week. The same address is on this return as in years prior. I am single and am expecting a refund just under 1,000$. Let me know what you think, I have never had this message in years past.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Leanna,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  100. robert says:

    Filed my taxes on January 31 was accepted and now processing as of feb 10. Whats going on

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Robert,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  101. Melissa says:

    I filed on 1/31. It was accepted on 2/2, I still have no approval or direct deposit date. Shouldn’t the 10th have been my direct deposit date?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Melissa,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

      Also please keep in mind that these dates are only estimated based on prior year refund cycle trends.

  102. Tee says:

    My refund was received on the 31st and is still saying processing how long before it says approved it’s been almost 2 weeks

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Tee,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  103. Chris says:

    I filed on the 8th of February, my status says no information available, this is 2 days later. How long before I get an approved status?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Chris,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  104. sarah says:

    My taxes were accepted on 1-27 yet all I see on the where’s my refund site is they are being processed. How can I find out what’s going on?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Sarah,

      The IRS has announced that it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both the “Where’s My Refund?” tool and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.
      Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day. IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While “Where’s My Refund” is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.

  105. tracy says:

    I filed on march 6th, and its just about 3 weeks. When am i getting my money?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Tracy,
      If you e-filed and elected to have your refund direct deposited, you should have received your refund from the IRS within 21 days (from the date of acceptance). If you’re still waiting on your refund, I would suggest reaching out to the IRS. Their number is 800-829-1040.

      If you used RapidTax to file your 2014 tax return, feel free to reach out to our tax team by phone, email or chat with any further questions you may have!

      Best of luck!

  106. Rachel says:

    Hi,

    I filed my taxes on April 15th, 2015 and I was told that I would be receiving a refund. I received a text saying that it was approved. When I checked my status today it said that it was received but hasnt been approved yet. Has anyone ever experienced this?

    Thank you!

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Rachel,

      The Where’s My Refund tool tends to lag a bit in updates, especially around the deadline date. If you receive a specific notice from the IRS, take that as the most recent update.

  107. Raymon says:

    I filed my taxes with turbo tax on January 29th and my return got accepted by the IRS the same day right along with my state taxes the same day. I will have my check mailed to me. I was wondering what day or date should I be expecting my check to be mailed to me? If you can answer this for me. I would be oh so thankful. Thank you.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Raymon,

      Although your tax return was ‘accepted’, you are waiting for the IRS to ‘approve’ it. Once the IRS provides you with an ‘approved’ refund status, you will also receive an approximate date for when your return will be mailed out or direct deposited into your bank account (whichever you chose with TurboTax).

  108. Alizabeth says:

    My taxes were accepted on the 20th of January on where is my refund it said a direct deposit was sent to bank on Feb 5th and now it says there is a delay in my refund what can cause this

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Alizabeth,

      Although most taxpayers receive their tax refunds within 21 days, delays happen and they are usually related to simple errors and oversights when entering your information. It could be a SSN mismatch, miscalculated refund/ tax due amounts, incorrect bank account information, etc. If this is anything to worry about and it is something that cannot be fixed without your assistance, the IRS will reach out to you, most probably by mail. If it has been 21 days since January 20th (when they accepted your return) and you still have not been updated on the status of your return, you should contact the IRS directly. After 21 days, they are able to research your return further to see where in the e-file process it is.

  109. mike says:

    My taxes were received Feb 3rd, and accpeted Feb 4th. I haven’t received my refund yet. According to the chart I should’ve got it the 12th.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Mike,

      As stated in the article, these dates are estimated based on prior year trends that tend to stick to the same pattern each year. The IRS used to release a chart similar to the one above but stopped doing this a few years ago. After 21 days has passed, the IRS does suggest calling them so that they can let you know how to proceed after doing further research. This is nothing to worry about and it does not mean that your refund is in jeopardy or incorrect.

  110. Joseph Martin says:

    Does the irs where is my refund recognize 2015 e file return ? My preparer e filed my 2015 return was suppose to get a refund the sight says it’s not recognized I got my 2017 refund on Feb 25th 2018 back ???

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