When To Expect My Tax Refund?

Updated for the 2014 Tax Year (2015 Tax Season)

when to expect my tax refund

One of the most pressing questions in the life of an early tax filer – when can I expect my tax refund to come? Before e-filing, this was always difficult to predict. First, you mail in your return. Then someone inputs all your information (and later, computers scanned in your information), then the Treasury had to issue a check, which was then mailed to you. Now, with a free IRS e-file, you can get your refund in as little as 8 days from when you file, if you elect for direct deposit.

For 9 out of 10 taxpayers, the IRS issued refunds in less than 21 days from the date the return was received last year.

For the 2015 tax filing season, the IRS announced that it will start accepting eFile and paper returns on January 20, 2015. You can find the press release here.

The 2015 IRS Refund Schedule Chart

Here is a chart of when you can expect your tax refund for when the return was accepted (based on e-Filing). This is an estimate based on past years trends, but based on early information, does seem accurate for about 90% of taxpayers. Here is the information the IRS issued this year (2014): IRS Refund Information Guidelines. Also, as always, you can use the link after the calendar to get your specific refund status. 

Now, when to expect my tax refund!​

Date Accepted

Direct Deposit Sent

Paper Check Mailed

Jan 20 - Jan 24, 2015

Feb 6, 2015

Feb 9, 2015

Jan 25 - Jan 31, 2015

Feb 13, 2015

Feb 16, 2015

Feb 1 - Feb 7, 2015

Feb 20, 2015

Feb 23, 2015

Feb 8 - 14, 2015

Feb 27, 2015

Mar 2, 2015

Feb 15 - 21, 2015

Mar 6, 2015

Mar 13, 2015

Feb 22 - 28, 2015

Mar 13, 2015

Mar 20, 2015

Mar 1 - 7, 2015

Mar 20, 2015

Mar 27, 2015

Mar 8 - 14, 2015

Mar 27, 2015

Apr 3, 2015

Mar 15 - 21, 2015

Apr 3, 2015

Apr 10, 2015

Mar 22 - 28, 2015

Apr 10, 2015

Apr 17, 2015

Mar 29 - Apr 4, 2015

Apr 17, 2015

Apr 24, 2015

Apr 5 - Apr 11, 2015

Apr 24, 2015

May 1, 2015

Apr 12 - Apr 15, 2015

May 1, 2015

May 8, 2015

Apr 16 - Apr 25, 2015

May 8, 2015

May 15, 2015

Apr 26 - May 2, 2015

May 15, 2015

May 22, 2015

If, for some reason, you didn’t receive your return in the time specified above, give or take a few days, you can always use the IRS’s tool called Get Refund Status. Since the link requires personal information, here is the non-html version: https://sa2.www4.irs.gov/irfof/lang/en/irfofgetstatus.jsp.

Once you enter all your information, it will tell you what is going on with your refund.

Also, many people are concerned because they received a Reference Code when checking WMR. Here is a complete list of IRS Reference Codes. Just match up the code with the one in the list, and see what the problem could be. As always, if you are concerned, you can call the IRS directly at (800) 829-1040.

Last Year's 2014 Estimated Refund Schedule

​Still looking for last year's chart? Well, here it is. Remember, the IRS replaced this chart with the standard "90% of filers should receive their refunds within 21 days". However, based on experiences talking to a lot of filers, this chart still was pretty accurate.

Accepted Date

Direct Deposit Sent

Paper Check Mailed

Jan 31 - Feb 3, 2014

Feb 13, 2014

Feb 21, 2014

Feb 4 - 10, 2014

Feb 21, 2014

Feb 24, 2014

Feb 11 - 17, 2014

Feb 28, 2014

Mar 3, 2014

Feb 18 - 24, 2014

Mar 7, 2014

Mar 10, 2014

Feb 25 - Mar 3, 2014

Mar 14, 2014

Mar 17, 2014

Mar 4 - 10, 2014

Mar 21, 2014

Mar 24, 2014

Mar 11 - 17, 2014

Mar 28, 2014

Mar 31, 2014

Mar 18 - 24, 2014

Apr 4, 2014

Apr 7, 2014

Mar 25 - 31, 2014

Apr 11, 2014

Apr 14, 2014

Apr 1 - 7, 2014

Apr 18, 2014

Apr 21, 2014

Apr 8 - 14, 2014

Apr 25, 2014

Apr 28, 2014

Apr 15 - 21, 2014

May 2, 2014

May 5, 2014

Apr 22 - 28, 2014

May 9, 2014

May 12, 2014

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    • Micah says

      I filed my tax return and it was accepted 1-31-15 it is now 2-15-15 and the irs website just says ‘ still processing and date will be given when available. I can’t get anyone on the phone ..

    • Nick says

      I mailed the return with form 8863 , or some form for eic because of a disallowance, I mailed it Jan. 20th and still hasn’t been recieved, seems a while.

      • says

        Yes, when you mail your return, you instantly add 6-8 weeks to your return. Basically you just made someone at the IRS complete the online tax return for you, so when you mail it it gets put in a big stack of papers for someone to manually enter online. Then, once it’s entered, it gets processed like someone who eFiled.

        For mailed returns, you likely won’t see anything until March.

        • Nick says

          Thanks, but found out the reason it took so long because it was mailed back to me because my wife didn’t sign it. Duh!

      • loree says

        I mailed my taxes in Feb 13 when will I hear anything about if it was even excepted or not? is there a number I can call?
        should I be worried?

        • says

          Don’t worry yet. If you don’t hear anything by the end of the month call the IRS. You can know if it was accepted by logging onto the Where’s My Refund tool posted above in the article.

    • Myra says

      I had filed on the 8th of Feb and IRS accepted it on the 9th, it’s March 4 and it’s still processing, this is by far the longest I had to wait.

    • James says

      I filed jan 20th I was audit for some reason I faxed my info in to the irs they said they received it February 24th when should I expect my refund

    • nanny says

      I filed on 12/29/2014 it just says processing and today is 3/12/2015 no letter or anything from the irs just waiting and i trying to find when should i receive my

    • Devonda says

      My refund was supposed to deposited in my account on April 15th. It is now April 17th. When should I expect my return. I have also checked my account and routing numbers to make sure they are correct. What should I do?

    • Deena says

      I sent my taxes in the second week of Feb and all it says is that they are still being processed. This is crazy should I have them all ready

    • candy says

      Hello I got a dd date for today and I’ve been dealing with IRS hardship people and the woman said it is going to be today but my tax preparer says she hasn’t received it and she’s waiting on mail should I be alarmed because why would she be waiting on mail carrier when the money goes into her account to pay for fees. If she received my money today shouldn’t she be writing me a check today as well

    • says

      Yes, it comes from the IRS website. It is also important to note that it only applies to e-file, and not to mailing in a paper tax return.

      • susan benson says

        My tax return was accepted on Feb 14,2013. It started being processed on 3/5/2013.My tax return is still being processed according to the wheres my refund tool. I electronically filed on Feb 4,2013 and requested direct deposit to my bank account, but since I have education credits it took until the Feb 14,2013 to be accepted. I am starting to worry since it clearly stated “you should receive your refund within 21 days or less”. Anyone else having the same issues?

        • Becky says

          Hi Susan,

          I am in the same boat as you. I filed my return in early Feb. but found out it wasn’t accepted until Feb. 14 because of the education credit. We check WMR everyday but there has been no change it just keeps saying it’s being processed. I read somewhere that your not supposed to count weekends in the 21 day wait so we are not quite at 21 days but it’s really close and I’m worried.

          • susan benson says

            Hi Becky,
            I just got off the phone with the IRS…yes I actually got a live person! The IRS representative I spoke with was very helpful, but I found out that most returns like ours still will take another 2-4 weeks before they are out of resolution. The issue I am having is that FAFSA will not accept estimates on your 2012 tax returns and wants the actual tax return information from the IRS. Big problem for my son who is eligible for scholastic grants contingent on filing for FAFSA first. Seems unfair that a person works so hard to make the Deans list and then is unable to facilitate the benefits from that because the IRS is having such issues…..in a word or three, fiscal cliff fiasco. Thanks to our legislators we are all suffering now. I don’t blame the IRS per se, but I do blame all the politicians who didn’t even consider the fallout due to their inability to work together for the good of their constituents. We can still hope it will happen sooner than 2-4 weeks, but somehow my gut feeling says it’s going to be a long process.

        • charlie says

          im having the same problem i filed on feb 25 and here we are in march 20th still no return all it says is that its still processing good luck ………

        • Tina says

          I e filed my taxes on 1/28 but was not accepted by IRS until 2/14 because of the educational tax credit. I was suppose to have gotten my refund by 3/7 . It is now 3/20 and still no money. This is becoming to be very frustrating. Pray tell if I owed them money…they would be at my door by now

        • Marcus says

          My refund was filed and accepted the 4th of Feb and was approved the 14th but I do not have school credits or anything of that nature just my son so I have been curious about the 21day talk as well hope this was helpful!

        • LaTricia Dean says

          I filed my taxes 1/30/2015. I haven’t received any letters from irs, all I get on the Web is that it’s been accepted and being processed. I had my taxes professionally done. Have for14yrs at the same agency. Why is this taking forever. What should I do to help get my refund sooner. Everyone at my husbands work have received theirs. Why is it taking ours so long?

      • susan benson says

        Hi Robert,
        I wondered if perhaps FAFSA or any other college scholarship programs might consider the tax return dilemma this year and extend their application cut off dates..or maybe allow those with tax return delays the chance to reapply? Seems almost surreal that many won’t have the resources to attend college due to the lack of being timely by our politicians (fiscal cliff fiasco). I honestly believe there should have been a backup plan in regards to having the software to check the returns updated in order to facilitate the returns with certain deduction criteria, such as the education credits.Your input would be much appreciated.

        • says

          Hey Susan,

          For the FAFSA, you just use the information from your tax return, whether or not you got your refund. I don’t think you need to worry too much about the IRS delays to do your FAFSA, since you already have all the information. I filled out the FAFSA quite a few times before filing my taxes – you just need the data.

          • concerned says

            What is really going on with the tax returns this year? I filed 2/2/13 and was accepted 2/15/13. I have been checking the wmr every other day and never see a change. I keep getting a message indicating my refund is still processing and a refund date will be given when available. This is absolutely ridiculous. I worked hard last year and I am still working hard this year. The IRS is taking their portion of my taxes still while I am continuously waiting for my refund with no answers or help whatsoever. This seems as if this is a violation of my rights. I am a tax paying citizen and I deserve my money in s timely manner. I bet the illegal immigrants that are here have already received their refund and most of them don’t even pay taxes. America is a sad country for us that I have been hers all of our life. Sad….

          • susan benson says

            Just filed with FAFSA and was able to submit my processed tax return to them.. YIPPEE! My biggest concern was getting the FAFSA submitted so my son can then apply for some scholastic grants or merit grants. Hang in there everyone the IRS is now full speed ahead with their processing and sending refunds out.

  1. Big Jon says

    I’m just trying to make sure I’m reading this right. My return was accepted on the 2nd of February so it should be returned by the 8th right?

    • says

      No, if your return was accepted between Feb 2 and Fed 8, you should have your direct deposit sent on average by Feb 15. That is for most average returns. Remember, 90% of taxpayers received their refund within 21 days. It’s never a guarantee but rather an average, and you can check your status using the link to the IRS website.

      • susan benson says

        Thanks for the response Robert. I already did that and they informed me they need official processed 2012 tax returns, which is impossible since my 2012 tax returns have been in the processing stage for weeks. I will keep you informed as to the results. Thank you for this awesome informational site, I truly appreciate it.

  2. Farhan Aden says

    Hi, my return was accepted Jan 30th and have not received my refund yet. I asked for direct deposit, so should I be worried? I use turbo tax and I like it as it tells me if I make a mistake and so on. i hope to receive my refund on the 15th. I need this money.

    • says

      It depends on your tax return. The IRS gave 21 days guidance for most returns, and that still means you have two weeks. Also, if you had certain tax deductions or tax credits, the IRS isn’t going to even look at your return until after 2/14.

  3. Katreed says

    I filed on 2/5 said it was accepted 2/6 however,the rep from irs I spoke to said it was accepted or received on 2/8. Given the later date of 2/8,could we possibly get our refund on 2/15?

  4. Donald Williams says

    Table is very useful..thank you. I was told by IRS rep that I was accepted 2/7 maybe I will have a surprise tomorrow:) WMR is a useless tool . I hope they improve for 2013 returns.

  5. jazzy says

    I filed my taxes feb 1 i recieved my state on Feb 8 but still no federal. Wen i check wmr it just say return recieved shud i b worried

      • Vinroy Gordon says

        The IRS accepted my tax papers on 1/20/15, however on 2/13/15 I received a later from them requesting forms 1095-A and 8962 because I got some tax credits. I plan on faxing off the papers they requested on 2/16/15. How long after that can I expect to get my refund providing everything is completed properly?

          • mary says

            I filed 1/16, was accepted 1/20, on 2/16 I gor my first notice bout being under review (audit), sent papers in 3/2, got 2 notice 3/30 also got a separate noticed same date 3/30 stating if I dont here from them by 5/15 to call them, & sent in response 4/7, here it is 5/11 and still no money or anything… transcripts say cycle date 20150405 & refund freeze… confused. . Will o get a refund and if so when?

  6. Tramontie says

    I filed my taxes 2/01/2013. I checked wmr 2/12/2013 and it said received and processing. I checked it today and it says its under review? Does this mean I’m being audited? I see that a lot of people are having this issue but don’t have any information.

    • says

      No, it doesn’t mean you’re being audited. When Where’s My Refund said “Under Review”, it means that your tax return was randomly selected to be reviewed by a human. It happens to about 5-10% of returns at random. It typically adds about 7 days to the filing time unless they find something and do audit you.

      • Marquette Mcfadden says

        hi robert i have a question could you tell me what this means i filed on the 20th of January 2015 this is the first time this happened to me this is the following message: i received We have received your tax return and it is being reviewed. You will receive a notice from us requesting additional information within 30 calendar days. You may not receive all or part of your refund until we receive and review the information we requested. If you need more information after you receive our notice, call the number on the notice.
        Please do not contact us until you have received the notice as we are unable to take any action until then.

        • says

          1-5% of all returns are reviewed by the IRS for accuracy manually. It’s a check to their computer system. It doesn’t mean you’ve done anything wrong, but it does mean that it will delay your refund.

          • Macthorn Peleiupu says

            Hi Rob, I’m just curious about this situation. How long will it takes to wait for this review. Because I filed on 02/05/15 and got approved on 02/06/15
            By 02/13/ 15 I was checking my refund status and shows this: We have received your tax return and it is being reviewed. You will receive a notice from us requesting additional information within 30 calendar days. You may not receive all or part of your refund until we receive and review the information we requested. If you need more information after you receive our notice, call the number on the notice.
            Please do not contact us until you have received the notice as we are unable to take any action until then.

        • Michael Buelna says

          I got the same message an I filled my tax return 14 of feb. I was wondering Macthorn did you get your return yet or did you have to wait for them to send you a letter??

  7. Delores says

    My refund was accepted on Jan 28,2013, and all wmr says that its being pocessed. Should i be worried that something is wrong?

    • says

      No, you don’t need to worry. First, your return wasn’t even looked at until 1/30. Then, if you had certain education deductions or tax credits, your return didn’t even start to process until 2/14. There is still time before you should worry.

      • Sharbie says

        Hi . Does the return not being looked at until 2/14 for education credits still apply for 2015?wmr say processing will provide date once available. My return was accepted 1/26 of course they got it 1/28 according to “sanitized transcript copy” I was able to have mailed over the phone. Online transcripts can’t be processed for me. I finally spoke with someone helpful In the identity dept and they advised me that my returns were taken out of the system on 2/3 so they would not process. Now they are unpostable and under manual review. He advised me that I would have to wait 6-9 weeks from the date of 2/3 for possible refund. He also said that he didn’t see any letters in the system for me to be sent out. Will I really have to wait the full 6/9 weeks? That’s April !! Can a tax advocate help me?

        • says

          I don’t know where the myth of the education tax credits came from – that has nothing to do with your return being delayed. 5% of all returns are selected for review, and you’re just going to have to wait out. No a tax advocate cannot help you. Just be patient.

  8. Jimmy boyd says

    it says my refund was processed on jan 25th but I have education credits and they didn’t start till the 14th so will it still be less than 21 days from the 25th or when should I really expect to receive my refund.. they are saying before the 20th but im not sure if that will happen.

  9. Lakisha says

    I submitted my taxes via taxact on 1/23 but I know they weren’t going to start processing efiles with the 8863 form until 2/14. Mine was received on the 14th but all wmr keeps showing is that it was received, not even accepted yet. But when I checked my efstatus on taxact both my federal and my state show as accepted. I’m just concerned because it seems that that status bar on wmr is just staying stuck on received.

    • says

      Give WMR a few days to update. The IRS issued a press release last week basically saying the consumers were overwhelming their website and causing issues. They’ve encouraged people to only visit once a day and let them know there may be issues updating.

  10. steve says

    I file on jan 16th through a tax preparer. he did efile, and i have the education credits i don’t know when or even if it was accepted but on wmr all i get is “You may not have entered your information correctly. Please verify your personal tax data and try again” should i be worried?

    • says

      Yes, it sounds like your preparer hasn’t filed your return yet. Many tax preparers review returns and have other systems in place before filing that you may not see on the backend. In fact, he probably knew the IRS wasn’t accepting education tax credit returns yet, and held off. Your best bet is to call your tax preparer and ask him if he filed your return yet.

      • Richard Wunderle says

        The other possibility that occurs frequently is that people enter the amount they are expecting to receive instead of the amount listed on the tax return when using the WMR tool. If you agreed to have any filing or preparation fees deducted from your refund be sure to still use the actual refund amount to check the status.

  11. Noel says

    I my tax preparer e filed my taxes Feb 5th. Its sounds like it wasn’t actually excepted until later. the wmr site has been stuck on processing and we will give you a refund date when they can ect…….. I have not received any letters codes nothing. should I be worried?

  12. DANIELLE says

    i filed my taxes on january 31st accepted on feb1st first i was stuck at one bar for about two weeks now checked wmr lastnite and to add they also said i was under review but as i checked the site no bars and still being processed when give due date when ones available

  13. robert says

    I filed mine january 31st via e file and yesterday it said under review and refund date would be posted when it could. Should I be worried

    • says

      “Under Review” means that your return is being looked at manually by an IRS agent. It happens randomly in about 5-10% of returns. You shouldn’t be worried unless you get a letter from the IRS.

  14. Todd says

    My refund status changed from accepted (on 2/9/13) to Take Action ! (on 2/16/13) Then the link for details says reference code 1541 ???

      • Cathy says

        I just found the same thing on mine- code 1541. Nice. Back Taxes Owed? This happens every year and we have done nothing wrong, file every year, and every year they change something on our return saying we owe more. I don’t get it! This kind of crap pisses me off. We pay oodles and oodles into it each year and they take away even more. I just want to break even for pete’s sake, not even GET a refund. :( So do you know how much longer it’ll take to process then? If we even get anything? I’m so frustrated with our governmet these days.

      • Sue says

        I also have code 1541 and don’t owe any back taxes. I called the IRS# on the refund site & spoke to an agent (not a long hold time, either), she gave me her agent # and explained that the system was down but took my info and put me on hold a few times while she checked. She told me the 1541 was just a code they use for processing and I didn’t have to call to do anything because I was getting that code. I am still within the 21 days of when I e-filed. I will start to worry or get annoyed after the 21 days has elapsed if I haven’t received a DD date. Last year, I had it within 9 days but this year I have tax debt due to insolvency so I am wondering if that is what’s holding it up. :-(

  15. Tina says

    When your tax status on wmr says take action and being reviewed, what does that mean and how long does it usually take to get a letter from them?

    • says

      5-10% of all returns are sent to review by a personal as a manual check on the process. It doesn’t necessarily mean anything, but it does delay your return by about 7 days. However, if they find something and want more information, you can typically expect a letter from the IRS within 90 days.

      • says

        I received a letter from the irs saying I’m being reviewed and not to contact them today 2 11 15 I called advocate who said I was taken off how long now?

      • Sarah says

        Today is day 22 since my efile was accepted by IRS, so I called and spoke to an agent. I was told that it was sent to further review and that process takes up to 8 weeks. then after the 8 week review cycle, I will be put back into processing which is an additional 8 weeks. 16 weeks, instead of 21 days, to get my tax refund is ludicrous. I asked why it would be the additional 8 weeks instead of an additional 21 days like normal, they told me it was standard protocol. I don’t get it.

        • says

          Roughly 5% of all returns are subjected to review – it’s random and it doesn’t mean anything was wrong with your return. It’s just checked for accuracy by a human, not just the computer. It does delay everything though.

  16. MrsLilly says

    Hi, I filed my taxes Jan 14th was Accepted Jan20th.. I know because I have the education credit it wouldn’t be processed until 2/14 and after. Since I filed SO MUCH EARLIER then a lot of people do you think mine would be one of the first 8863 handled? I also heard anyone that filed Before Jan 30th will have to wait much longer because we were apart of some test crap. They also said our accounts are stuck in error blah blah.Do you happen to know anything about this. My account says the same it does on everyone else. Thank You

    • says

      I hate to break it to you, but the IRS doesn’t have any set first in, first out type processing system. So even though you filed very early, you may get your return processed after someone who filed on 2/15. There are a variety of factors at play.

      The bottom line is you have 21 days from 2/14. I would expect something by the end of the month, but don’t be surprised if it takes until the beginning of March.

      • Sammie says

        I am experiencing the same issue right. They told us we would have our money by now or at least a date. Ummm we don’t got either. Hopefully this referral process won’t take long.
        What do they do in this department ” referral process”? Did you get your refund back yet? MrsLilly?

  17. tammy says

    Hi i have the school tax credit and i heard i just became available on feb14 my refund states is saying its processing a refund date will be available how long do you think it will be befor they start giving dates? and do other people status is saying this

  18. concern :( says

    My tax prepare filed mines on the 1/30 and accepted on 1/31 at the beginning wmr said it’s being processes ??? Today marks the 21 days and still no DD?? I go to wmr and it reads it refund date will be provided when available?? So by when should i received my refund ??? Should i be worried

    • says

      No, you shouldn’t be worried at all. Only 90% of filers will receive their refunds in 21 days. Let’s say 10 million people filed already, which means that 1 million won’t get their returns within 21 days.

  19. André says

    My taxes were accepted on 2/6. I’ve been checking on WMR once a day and it says that it was received and it’s being process. I know I won’t receive anything on 2/22 because It doesn’t say anything on WMR. On 3/1 is gong to be over 21 days. Is this normal?

  20. Kristina says

    My taxes were accepted on 1/31 and WMR still says processing and will give a dd date when available. I didn’t have any education credits or deductions besides 3 children. Should I be concerned since it has been 21 days?

  21. cindy says

    How long after “approved” on refund website do you get the check usually, if its approved say wed would it be likely you’d get deposit the immediate Friday, or a week later

  22. Kadeem Washington says

    I filed sometime in January and I am aware because of education credits it was not reviewed until the 14th. On the 14th I got an email from turbotax saying it was accepted. WMR just says return received. I am now a little confused. Based on the estimates on your chart I should be expecting a refund on Friday. right?

      • Kadeem Washington says

        Thank You! WMR is updated today and tells me my refund will be deposited on 2.25 and if I don’t have it by 3.2 contact my bank.

        • angela says

          Same thing with me but said my refund was sent to my account and i still haven’t gotten it nor did my bank teller see anything from efile

  23. Priscilla says

    hi I’m having an issue I got my taxes done at H&R Block and I receive the emails from them saying that my return was accepted on.the 12th I also just received 1 yesterday saying that it was going to be direct deposited into my bank but it could take up to 4 days depending on my bank. I’ve looked at the WMR website and it still says they can not give me any information. I’ve called H&R Block and they said everything looks good but I don’t know who to believe.. what do I do?

          • Rob says

            I filed on the 6th of February and was accepted same day. Wmr still only has one bar, and I can only view my bottom two transcripts. This year year I had two withholdings that I had to list that were not already on my w2 and 1099. I have not received a letter about anything, but my 21 day mark is on Friday. Is that a reason I may get reviewed ? And would I have known by now if I was getting reviewed ??


  24. Theresa says

    I e-filed my taxes 1/30 and asked for direct deposit. I recieved an acceptance on 1/31. I still have not recieved my refund. Should I contact someone, and if so, who and how?

  25. Tiffanee says

    My taxes were efiled Feb 8 and my return was finally accepted on Feb 15, but when I check WMR I get a message that says “You may not have entered your information correctly. Please verify your personal tax data and try again.” Should I wait at least 72 hours before the system is updated or should I be concerned.

    • says

      How do you know it was accepted on 2/15? Typically of your information cannot be pulled up in WMR, it’s a sign that your taxes haven’t been submitted yet. Did you use tax software or a paid preparer? Maybe they spelled your name wrong? Check with whoever helped you with your taxes.

      • Tiffanee says

        I received a text notice (after 12:00 pm) that my state and federal were accepted and when I use taxact website, it shows that the return was accepted.

        • Tiffanee says

          So, basically, because I received my accepted notification after 11am, the actual date was probably 19 Feb, since the following Monday was a holiday, in which event, 72 hours from Tuesday would mean I should get some sort of update (all things considering – back log) Friday or Monday 25 Feb.

          Jeesh…..I wish the elected officials who work with the budget did not get paid for every day they cannot come to a resolution….this is a nightmare and a half.

          I cannot do anything but wait. If there were any issues, my tax preparer would have notified me by now. Thanks, your website is very helpful.

  26. Tiffanee says

    Does it matter the time of day that your refund was accepted? I thought I read somewhere that there was an 11:00 am cut-off time?

  27. Tasha says

    Hi…your website is very informative. My question to you is the same as everyone else’s, WMR…but I did owe the IRS $1100. I was under the impression that they would take what is owed from my refund and there would be no delay in the processing. Now I am on day 22…no status bar on WMR site and the message that a date will be provided at a later date. Two years ago I had to get assistance from the Tax Advocacy and I still did not get my refund until June!. I do not own a home, the only change was that I had a baby last year so my dependents increased from 2 to 3…I have no education credits etc…What is the issue???

    • says

      The guidelines the IRS gave this year are that 90% of tax filers should receive their refund within 21 days. However, that remaining 10% is about 1-2 million tax filers per month. I wouldn’t worry on day 22.

      • worried says

        I filed my return and was accepted Jan 28th wmr still says tax return is being processed a return date will be available. No codes or anything. 2015 there were no delays I shld have at least gotten a date by now right?

  28. says

    Robert, I filed 2/5 turbotax says received 2/6. I did have a child care tax credit and head of household. I continue to check WMR everyday and it still says processing. I have received no other info. Do I fall in the category of waiting till after the 14th? If so when should I roughly expect my DD?

    • says

      The child care tax credit may have delayed your processing, or you could be one of the many who is simply delayed just because…

      If you don’t get your refund by the end of the month I would call the IRS.

  29. justin says

    It seems as if mine was accepted on the 14th or 15th. WMR website says my DD will be sent to my bank on 2/25. *sigh*

  30. Amy says

    Hello Robert!
    I just need some clarification. Turbotax said my return was accepted on 2/14 but I did not see a change on WMR til 2/19. Does that mean my refund will be delayed as 2/19 being the received date? No changes on WMR on whether it has been accepted neither.


  31. Mary says

    Files my taxes electronically on 2/5 said was received on 2/6. But because I filed 8379 (injured spouse) will it still take just 21 day or will it take longer.

    • says

      Well, I think 21 days is stil a reasonable amount of time, and you still have time based on that timeline. However, the IRS is currently experiencing a lot of delays, so don’t be surprised if it takes longer.

  32. robert says

    I got told a week ago that its being processed and a refund date would be provided soon. what’s the wait time? I got bills lol

  33. Tamera says

    Hi Robert,
    I have a question. My taxes were submitted January 18, 2013, through Turbo Tax e file. I had an early acceptance date of January 25, 2013. Now I know because I filed form 8863 (education credit), the dates I mentioned really don’t matter. But heres where my question comes in… Originally I had my refund set up for DD and later found out that the account (BlueBird) I used could not work for my DD. Luckily, I called and got a great lady who was able to put a code on my return that would flag it not to be DD but sent a paper check instead. This morning I get up and check the WMR site (a morning ritual :) and it says : Your tax refund is scheduled to be sent to your bank on February 27, 2013.
    If your refund is not credited to your account by March 4, 2013, check with your bank to see if it has been received. So Robert my question is I know the code might not change the way it displays on WMR, but should it? And when do you think I should expect to see my refund? Is February 27th the date they would mail it?
    Thank You so much,

      • kimber says


        Heres my question,

        I was one of the early filers that was accepted on 01/25 then the 8863 form delayed it. My WMR stated processing ,, dd date given when available…etc… Then yesterday the 22nd, the WMR gave me a DD date of -1/26………. Today the WMR is telling me that my refund is being processed and no other information…. What does this mean???

    • Tamera says

      Unfortunately, The two people I spoke to at the Irs in regards to my tax situation (see above, Tamera) either failed at their job, or the person in charge of seeing the code not to do the direct deposit on my refund and just send me a check chose to ignore the code. Either way, all the hoops and stress over getting through to the IRS to change my deposit was for nothing. This morning someone went ahead and sent my Direct Deposit to the Bluebird account, which was rejected. Sooo, Now begins the extended wait time for my money to come back to IRS, and then to someone else’ desk and then sent out in the form of a check. This tax season is a joke, and if only lies by the IRS workers could be held liable as ours would be if we lied on our return.

    • collegegirl says

      I am Googling around and see a lot of issues with 8863. I filed with H&R Block on 2/8, received email that IRS received my return on 2/15 (date when they started accepting 8863). Been checking regularly on WMR and NO movement from “Received” as of today 3/1 so I called and IRS agent told me that bc of my 8863 my return was sent to Corrections Dept of IRS and they would send me a letter asking for additional info?! Wth they have the tax forms straight from my university what else could they need? OR is this automatic for everyone filing 8863 this year?? Really need this refund asap…

      • says

        No, it means that there was another error with your return. You should wait for the letter or see if the IRS can give you a code that will tell you what they’re looking for.

  34. not concern anymore :) says

    Finally after almost a month my refund will be deposited on the 27 that’s what wmr reads
    Anybody who filled on the 30th and not gotten there refund yet should get them as soon as next week :)
    Soooo happy this is over
    Ty Robert this comment blogs were so useful

    • Sammie says

      Lucky you! We filed the 31 and still waiting. And was told we have 30 more days as of Monday the 18of march

  35. Damien says

    Hi, Rober
    Filed on jan 27 But with education credit, so feb 14
    Really. I got a review letter stating not do anything.
    should i be worried, my preparer said it is a generic
    Letter.No date cant order acct transcript.Should i be
    Worried (they sent a letter last year too, but still got
    Taxes Mar 6,12

  36. mbain says

    Hi Robert. My question is this. I’ve been checking WMR daily and everything is fine. I checked it this morning.g and again all was fine but I checked again this afternoon and its acting like it has.no idea who I am. I read on other.blots that this could simply be just the its system being overloaded with request. Do u agree? I do know my return was accepted tho. Thanks.

  37. robert h says

    Its been a week since the wmr website said ‘dd will be provided when ect’ this thrusday will be 28 days and I have yet to hear anything. Should I be worried

      • Sharbie says

        I had to call to find out I was under review. What does that mean ? My wmr say processing .. Date provided once avail…. Are they no longer telling folks they are under review on the wmr? Or does that mean they haven’t started reviewing mine? I had to speak wit the ispu! because I couldn’t order transcripts

        • says

          Roughly 5% of all returns are subjected to review – it’s random and it doesn’t mean anything was wrong with your return. It’s just checked for accuracy by a human, not just the computer. It does delay everything though and you just have to wait.

  38. Danielle says

    Hi, I filed my return on the 15th, due to filing the education credit. When I check on WMR site, it still saying recieved. It has been nine days, and no progress to the next level(approved). Should I be concerned, or is it because of the education credit?

    • says

      No, you shouldn’t be concerned at all. The IRS gave guidelines this year that 90% of filers should expect their refund within 21 days. Your waiting period started on 2/14, so you still have lots of time.

  39. Demar says

    I filed and was accepted on 1/30. WMR has been saying still processing until this day and no date or anything when my refund will be let free. My tax preparer said that my refund was approved. I did not file a 8863 or anything jsut a regular tax return

  40. Courtney says

    Hi I filed a 1099 and it got excepted 28 of jan and I have beend checking the wmr and it still sayin being processed do I have anything to worry about.

  41. Anthony says

    Tomorrow will be 21 days, I checked this morning, it still says processing but it has changed and said “a refund date will be provided when one is available” that is new. Is that a good sign that I should receive it soon?

    • ksp1976 says

      I urge you to call the IRS they have updated there system this year and the computer is placing returns on hold and sending letters to prevent identity theft. I waited the 21 days in processing as well only to find that they issued me a letter code 4883c which is the identity verification department. once i verified they said it would take 4-6 weeks to get my return. Just call to be on the safe side

  42. Cristina says

    It has been more than 21 days and I checked this morning it still says processing but it has changed and said a refund date will be provided when one is available should I be worried if not how much longer before I get a date for when to expect my refund?

  43. Amie Lake says

    I’m getting really frustrated because I seem to not be able to find any information about my tax refund. I understand that because of the education credit the processing of my taxes is delayed. Currently WMR says that they are being processed and a date will be provided when it is available. I read other places that say I should have my refund within 21 days of when they started processing. If that’s the case, I should have it by the 8th. How long should it be before I know when I’m getting my refund? Is there a possibility that I’ll receive it even if WMR hasn’t updated. I really wish I hadn’t taken the credit because it hasn’t been worth the hassle.

    • says

      Your 21 day period didn’t start until 2/14, the day they started processing returns with education tax credits. You should expect something the first week of March.

      If you really want to give up free money like a tax credit, feel free to send me the difference using the contact for above! I’d happily wait a few weeks for a few hundred or thousand dollars!

      • Amie Lake says

        I understand your thought about not giving up a tax credit. However, the education credit only benefited us by $80. If it had been a few hundred or thousand I wouldn’t mind the inconvenience at all.

  44. Sheila says

    I got the reference number 9001 on wmr. I had one person from the IRS tell me that I was under review when I called in. Something told me to call back cause I felt rushed off the phone. And when I did the lady from the I.R.S told me that my refund was being processed and that I still had to wait cause it was accepted 2/11/13

  45. tammy says


  46. robert h says

    I checked the wmr site today and it says Friday march 1st is when its suppose to come. But I efile with my tax lady every year and I’m confused. Would it be faxed to her or be mailed to me

  47. dwash says

    Hi, I filed taxes on 2/16 everytime I check wmr its saying received and still being processed.Everytime I call hotline it says the same I have education credit do you think I should be concerned what’s going on? Thanks in advance

  48. says

    Called the IRS today, they now tell me that I am under review and it could take up to 45 days. What in the world could I possibly be under review for? How long does it typically take? The full 45 days?

    • says

      About 5-10% of returns go to review by a person. It can take as little as 7-10 days, or up to as long as the IRS wants. If they don’t find anything, you go back to processing as normal. If they find something, you can expect a letter for more information within 90 days.

  49. Robert Morris says

    I file my taxes on the 14th of FEb because of school. And the expected date on the chart above is passed already. Should i be worry if something is wrong

  50. Chris says

    I e-filed on January 30th with EIC and Form 8863. I realize they didn’t start accepting anything until February 14th, but still, here it is on February 27th and I’m seeing two different things: the IRS2Go app is showing that my refund is being processed, and on the other hand the Where’s My Refund tool is saying that my return is still being processed. I’m trying to be reasonable about this but when I work at a job that doesn’t pay really much and puts me on unpaid vacation for three months out of the year, the bills really stack up. Right now I’m at least two months behind on three major bills, and for me personally, my refund is the largest single check I get during the year. It helps me catch up and get ahead a little, but the fact is I’m stuck at said job because there’s not really anything else where I live at in terms of employment options. Having said that, could you try to estimate when I might see my refund? At this rate, I’m getting worried it may not hit until sometime late next month or by early April, at which point I might as well face possible eviction from my apartment.

    • says

      The IRS guideline this year is 21 days from when it started processing for 90% of filers. That means that you should expect something the first week of March. If money is tight, consider giving less to the IRS each paycheck, so that you don’t get a big check. That will put more money in your pocket each month to spend on essentials.

      • Chris says

        Robert, that’s the difficult part. With my job, I don’t pay taxes (one of the only fun parts about working for the state of Colorado). The second side to this is that it is a work study position, something of which I’ll be stuck with until I can get my foot through the door in a place that offers full time employment. I typically have at least 3 deductions listed on my W-2 and am single with no children, so that right there has never been an issue. Having said that, I do have to ask for some advice on the financial side, and I’ll outline the major expenses I pay if that helps – how do I manage a sound financial budget each month when I make $588 a month, yet the entire full amount goes to my bills each month with nothing left over to even save? I am attending college right now, but even with the tax refund each year (which normally helps make up for the heavy financial losses in between fall and spring semester) and the small amounts I get back out of my financial aid refund, I still don’t have much of anything left after all of my household expenses and my bills. What can I do to improve that situation besides try and get a better paying job?

        • says

          First, if you want to email me more specifics, please go for it, I’d be happy to help.

          Second, if you’re getting a “big” tax refund – really anything over $1,000 – you should withhold less during the year. Even though you have three exemptions listed on your paycheck, up it! The bottom line is the less taxes you pay during the year, the smaller the refund you get, but the more cash you have in your pocket all year. Honestly, how big was your total tax bill? It should have been listed on one of the last lines of your 1040? My guess is near $0 or very small, so the less you pay during the year, the better off you’ll be.

  51. kevan says

    i filed my taxes on 2-14 and it now says that it was sent on 2-27 to my bank but i still havent recieved anything. iIs this normal?

  52. Dawn says

    I e-filed my tax return with the education credit and it was accepted by the IRS on 2/15. Everyday I check the WMR application, it still shows as Accepted only – not Processing. I’m having a hard time in believing that my return will be submitted to me by March 8th or March 9th. Tomorrow will be 2 weeks…shouldn’t it at least show Processing status instead of just Accepted?

  53. Larry says

    Mine was sent to bank on 2/21 and rejected cause of name on account now my name is on account can I call and get redepoisted or do I have to wait for paper check

  54. Qadeera Murphy says

    I filed my taxes on Feb. 14 how long does it take move from being processed to accepted? That is the question most people have. I went to IRS volunteers hoping there would be no mistakes and return would be quick. They had you sit with one person to do your taxes then you had to sit with a quality control person who went through it with a tax book and a fine tooth comb. WHAT IS TAKING SO LONG?

    • says

      The IRS gave guidelines this year that 90% of filers would get their refund within 21 days. It’s taking so long because of Congress…they failed to act quickly on the Fiscal Cliff, and so the IRS could not get started with tax season until very late in the year.

  55. marlena bain says

    I know everyone is always curious as to how long the process works when getting your tax return. So I thought I would post my experience so others may have a time frame to work with. I filed and was accepted on February 20th and today, march 2nd, my refund was approved and scheduled to go to my bank march 6th. Happy refunding!!

  56. Erica says

    I filled my tax on 1/24 and it was accepted on the 30th. I did have an education credit. Here it is 3/3 and I haven’t recieved my refund yet. H & R Block and WMR both say “still processing” why is that?

    • says

      Erica, since the IRS didn’t start processing returns with the education tax credit, your return essentially went into a digital pile and wasn’t even looked at until 2/14. Your 21 days started then, so hopefully you hear something this week.

  57. Silvia says

    My return was e-filed 2/14 and accepted the same day. On 2/15 wmr said return received and it is being processed. Since than it has been on this status. What’s going on?

  58. Tyler says

    i filed my taxes on feb 4th and and as of last monday i recieved a letter with a cp05 code saying they are reviewing my taxes . how long does it typically take to recieve them if they are reviewing them? i know it says 45 days but does it really take that long?

    • says

      It can take 45 to 90 days to review your taxes, depending on what the concern is. If they find something, they will request information and you need to provide it to validate something on your return.

  59. Maria says

    According to IRS my return was accepted on Feb 4th. I have called several times was asked by Rep did I receive a letter. I have not received a letter as of today. Rep stated that they would put in a referral for me to receive letter.?.? Never stated why. But they have no record of anything being sent out….I did not have education credit just 3 dependents and HH. March 6th will be 30 days no DD no letter. WMR says being processed, date provided when available. Any idea of what’s going on? Was also told by one Rep a few weeks ago that a glitch threw me in the errors dept. But it was corrected.

    • says

      Your return is probably being reviewed. It doesn’t mean anything, but if something does flag, they will send you a letter requesting more information. Remember, the IRS guideline was that 90% of returns would be processed within 21 days. That leaves about 10%, or 1-2 million returns each month, taking longer.

  60. Tyler says

    it says in the letter there reviewing my income amount the things i am claiming .i think they may be reviewing it cause i claimed my daughter this year . does it normally take the full 45 days though?

  61. Maria says

    We e-filed the 4th of February got accepted the 15 so i called the IRS and the lady tells me the original process began on the 19. Since then I had checked it once a day. Well yesterday I checked and it said it was still being processed and a refund date will be provided when available. Should I be worried or Call the IRS again?

    • says

      I wouldn’t worry – just like it says, your date will be provided when available. Since the process started on the 19th, you have until about March 14 for 21 days to pass.

  62. dwash says

    Hi I received a ltr4464c from IRS it says take no action now you should hear From us. Within 60 days. Can you explain this to me, will I still get a refu thanks in advance. I’m confused.

    • says

      Yes, it means that your tax return is being reviewed. It typically means they have questions on your return, and they will send you a letter requesting verification if they need it. However, sometimes they don’t need it, because they can verify the information themselves. Just wait until you get the letter.

  63. sheila says

    We filed on the 29th of Jan, got excepted on the 14th with the education credit, we still being processed, how much longer will this take?

  64. tasha cole says

    hello, I filed my taxes the 13th of feb. and yes i had some student education and it was accepted and process the 16th and i checked it later and it said will provide refund date when it is available. Sure i be worried?

  65. Joshua says

    I’m still waiting, as well. Accepted 2/14 with the education credit. Still processing with no est. deposit date. Stinks because I’m in school and could use the money for the Summer semester.

  66. Shelby says

    Well, my 21 days has arrived and no refund or refund date in sight. I tried to retrieve my transcripts for the next round of SL’s and they are unavailable as well. I called the IRS yesterday, and after a wait of 43 minutes finally spoke to a live person. I was informed that my taxes were accepted on 2/14 and that my transcripts should be available by the end of the month. When they are available my refund will be made available as well. The lady said that I was one of the “lucky” ones b/c my return was fine – just still in processing. She informed me that many people have “bad math” and that really slows everything down. She also confirmed that there was a sort of “test batch” but it shouldn’t have adverse effects on filers. I am hopeful that everything will be available as of 3/14 considering that is the 30 day mark for FAFSA. Considering the negligence of the fed and the vast amount of trouble many people are having I have taken the time to review my withholding’s and make my contribution to the fed as minimal as possible. I would rather owe money than have to wait for the govt to get their act together.

  67. Nia says

    My refund was accepted feb 13 im a victim of identity theft I went through the whole process last year mailing everything in this year I efiled using my identity pin after my 21 days should I call its been processing forever.

  68. Rebecca says

    Hi, my husband and I filed our taxes jointly on Feb 14. We had a education tax credit, child tax credit and an EITC. Checked WMR today and it still says its being processed and a date for direct deposit will be provided when available. It’s been 21 days. Should we be worried?

    • says

      Given everything you have – education credits and EITC, I wouldn’t be surprised that your return is taking longer than 21 days. You can give the IRS a call, but chances are it will just take more time.

  69. says

    i filed my taxes with H&R block on 23-Jan-2013 my taxes were accepted on 31-Jan-2013,i have a education credit so i guess my refund wasnt even looked at untill 14-Feb-2013 so they said wait 21 days now im pass 21 days and still nothing i called yesterday and they said the were going to send my account to a referal person and they will either send me a letter or process my refund which isnt an answer as to what is going on, whenever i chech the WMRF site it says its being processed and a date will be available can u help me and give me some insight as what the problem might me?

    • says

      Your return is likely being reviewed, and if they don’t find anything, it typically adds about 10 days to the process. If they find something questionable, they will send you a letter in the mail asking for more information.

  70. Nick says

    If you filed through H&R Block and also claimed an education credit and have been waiting to get your refund with no update you may want to check H&R Blocks Facebook page. They released this statement as of 8pm or so:

    “H&R Block has confirmed with the IRS that there was an issue with certain tax returns filed before February 22, 2013 that included certain education tax credits claimed on Form 8863. We have worked with the IRS to expedite a solution to this issue for all of our affected clients.
    If you received this letter of notice requesting additional information for Form 8863 and already responded to the IRS, or have not received a notification to date, there is no additional action needed at this time.

    For those clients who have received notification from the IRS and have yet to respond, please call your local H&R Block office or 800-HRBLOCK. The office or customer service agent will be able to better serve you and provide next steps.

    For those clients who received the IRS notice regarding form 8863 that said it would take 6-8 week to receive a refund after this issue was resolved, we are assured it will not take that long. We continue to work with the IRS and as we have more specifics on timing and any other updated information, we will share it with our clients.

    H&R Block appreciates that this issue may cause problems for our clients. We will continue to update clients as more information becomes available. We thank clients for their patience while we work with the IRS to expedite the filing process on their behalf.”


    H&R Block messed up, the wait continues.

  71. nika says

    my husband file his tax on feb 6,2013 and he received a letter from the irs saing they holding his refund and it’s being reviewing he don’t need to do anything it will take 45 days but what i don’t get is he called the irs 4 times different days and each person saying it could be within 45 days or it can take the whole 45 day’s should he be worry or what cause my sister receive hers on feb 15 and right to this day she check wmr and it’s saying still processing……please help me with an answer….

    • says

      I wouldn’t be concerned unless they request more information. Your return is being reviewed – and when it is done being reviewed, either the IRS will be happy with it and send your refund, or they ar going to ask you for additional information to support what you put on your return. Common examples are birth certificates, paystubs, etc. You’ll have to wait to find out.

  72. Jojo says

    So filed February 17 and still nothing. It was filed electronically. How much longer do you think it will take?

  73. MAK says

    My return was filed and accepted on February 16th. I did have education credits. I have surpassed the 21 day mark for my refund. The IRS webiste stays return has been received and is being processed. Do I need to be concerned at this point?

  74. shelby says

    Thanks to a very informative post I decided to check on the HR Block facebook post – as of the 8th of March I had received no communication from the IRS, but considering there was no new info provided on the WMR- I decided to call the IRS- again. May I say that as a taxpayer (taking advantage of an educational credit) I am increasingly frustrated with the whole process. I checked line 26 – it was filled out correctly so why the delay? The gentleman I spoke with “researched” the problem. Guess what, there is no problem. All of my forms were filled out correctly, there was no missing information – everything is accurate. Can they tell me what is going on – of course they can’t. I have been informed that I will be contacted within 30 days. All I can say is that we are being lied to, and if you have not received your refund or information by now on when a deposit date is due – call the IRS so they can go ahead and send your letter. It looks like I will be missing my FAFSA deadline and will not be attending classes this next semester – but wth – this is our government.

  75. Amarius says

    Hi robert My return is still saying your tax return is still being processed a refund date will be provided when available. Its been over 21 days my return been accepted 1/30 on turbo tax. The good thing about this is that I haven’t received a letter from the irs and they told me one has not been sent out at all. will I be getting my refund soon?

    • says

      Just like what was mentioned above, there is an issue with e-Filed returns that were sent in that early. It has delayed a lot of filers. Hopefully you hear something soon!

  76. Jason says

    I filed my taxes on Feb 19th through a tax preparer. I have checked the WMR site almost daily since then and everytime it says “You may have not entered you informatiin correctly” or something to that effect anyways. The hotline also says “we cannot provide any information about your return.” So, I am not sure they have even recieved my tax return. But, my State return is being “processed.” Any idea as to what could be going on with my federal?

  77. Jason says

    I took your advice and called a representative about my return. I filed on Feb. 19th and WMR says “You may have entered your information incorrectly.” So, when I called the rep at the IRS he said “we have no record of a return being filed for this year.” Wow! Whay a joke! My tax preparer has been nothing but rude to me, saying “it takes 7-21 days” or not answering the phone at all, or simply not returning phone calls.

    I want to go file with a different company but the rep said be careful of a double return. If I file and then the other company I went to before files that wouldn’t be good. I don’t know what to do because the company doesn’t seem to want to help me. Any advice? Highly frustrated!!!

  78. Deandre says

    Very good information here. I have a question I filed March 2nd and accepted the same day. For a week I had the three bars saying return being processed. on march 9th it changed to your return Is still being processed a refunx date will be provided when available. should I be worried and when can I expect my DD date ?

  79. nathan martinez says

    hello i am currantly deployed and my wife filed our taxes on 1 feb but she has a school credit so i know it wouldnt be filed till 14 feb however its now march 15 and i aint even getting nothing from the my refund link on IRS>GOV my question what would be holding this back?

    • says

      What do you mean you’re not getting anything? Is it not finding your return? That could be a bigger problem. You should call the IRS!

  80. tammy says

    Its been almost a month and i wasnt able to order my trabscripe now today it let me order it do that mean they have processed my return and i should be getting a date soon.

  81. dwash says

    Hi Robert, I efiled taxes February 16,accepted February 19.I have education credit was supposed to receieve refund within 21days.NOTHING AND IT’S March 28,still nothing. Called IRS was told its still being processed.Now I have to wait 30-60days because of some glitch can YOU shed some insight to what’s really going on. Thanks again in advance

  82. maritza says

    hi everyone, i was scheduled for DDD on april 3rd, and i just got my tax refund im in california its 11:57 pm , good luck to everyone that has april 3rd as well goodnight everyone, i can sleep in peace

  83. Rhynishka Thompson says

    happy for those who have gotten good news so far i still havent received my DD i filed on the 24 Of jan same issue student credit but i cal and the irs hasnt even me any information except that its still processing very frustrating smh i havent even gotten a date when i can even expect my return.

  84. Iesha says

    i filed my tax return on March 24 and it was accpeted on the 24 at turbo tax and they said i should recieve it April 1-3 but yur calendar says between April 5 thru April8… wat day i should expect my refund

    • says

      Well, since you didn’t receive it already, I think your odds are good that you’ll get something here in the next few days.

      Remember, the guideline this year is 21 days, so while the chart above is the optimal situation, everyone’s tax return is different.

    • Colleen says

      I filed and was accepted on March 24th also. Today is the 5th and that April 1-3rd window has passed! Have you received your refund or any update on a DD? Thanks

  85. Donna says

    efiled Mar. 22nd, checked Mar24 it was accepted. Showed processing every day that week. Mar 30th WMR showing delay reference #1541. Called ext and IRS said she didn’t know what it meant but she didn’t see anything wrong at that point. She said maybe another week or two. Still showing delay today. Changed filing status this year and small education credit but that is it. What does that code mean? How can IRS rep not know what that means?

    • says

      Yes, IRS Code 1541 is a new code this year that just means “Delay in Processing Your Return”. It most likely has to do with the eFile issue that arose with H&R Block, but a lot of people have been having delays and the IRS is very behind, so I think they implemented this new code to at least categorize the response.

      • Donna says

        thank you for the response. I have been going crazy with all the misinformation out there by just googling it.

  86. William says

    I filed my taxes on January 31 and they were accepted early February. I’ve received my state refund but my federal is still be processed. Its been almost 3 months and havent heard anything from the IRS. This is ridiculous. Anybody else waiting this long?

  87. Vlad says

    Did my taxes on Tax Turbo on Jan. 31st. I was notified with-in 24hrs that it was accepted. On Feb. 5th I received a letter stating that my return was under review and to give them 60 days to do it. I called a couple times with-in that 60 days to offer some help to speed the process along. Kept getting told wait till April 5th. If I don’t get my refund or a letter to call in. Of course I didn’t get anything. So I called in and the guy I spoke to said he didn’t see anything on my account and that he didn’t understand why I haven’t gotten my return yet. So he sent a referral to the department which had my return to release or send an explanation why my refund is being held. He said normally they have 30 days to respond but to wait 2 weeks and call back in if I don’t hear anything. 2 weeks went by and nothing so I called in. All that person said was there were no updates and to call back after the 30 days were up. Just this past Saturday I was able to order a refund transcript. And the message that I have and have had on WMR Your tax return is still being processed. A refund date will be provided when available. Man, this is some stressful stuff. And all I did was copy whatever was on my W2 form.

  88. Jennifer Daugherty says

    i filed on january the 27th 2014, and i was accepted on jan. 29th. i havent got approved yet, tho, is wat the wmr website is showing me. that was a week ago today. plus, i cant get my transcripts… does ne1 know nething about this?

    • Nichole says

      I filed on 01/31. My return was accepted on 02/01.
      This morning WMR on IRS.gov said it was approved and have a direct deposit date for 02/10.

  89. Nichole says

    I filed 01-31, accepted on 02/01. This morning got a DDD for 02/10.
    Anyone know if it will hit my bank this weekend. Normally if my DD from work is due on Monday it hits my bank on Saturday morning.

  90. Nicole says

    I filed on 1/31 and have a DD date of 2/6 (today). My bank account I used for the DD was recently closed due to fraudulent charges. Anyone know what happens to the funds if the IRS can not deposit them?

  91. Haniyyah Ford-Thomas says

    I filed on 01/14 and was accepted by the IRS on the 1/26 and the wmr app just says still processing, and I know people that done theirs after me and got a date of today 1/6 and still didn’t get theirs back yet either, I feel like they shouldn’t tell people that they will have their refund on a date and it’s not accurate!

  92. kawana says

    i filed and was accepted on 1/25. got approved and told i had a DDD for 2/6 and system stated refund was sent to my bank on 2/6. Today 2/7 im being told there is a delay in processing my return and given reference code 1121. This dont seem right at all.

  93. jennifer says

    I sent mine in on 1/31. says its been accepted but is still being processed. Will I be included in dd on 2/13 or do I have to wait for it to be processed.

  94. jaz says

    i filed on the 21st and was tld by sbbt that i was accepted on the 28th but im still on 1bar for wmr… when should i expect mine

  95. cathy says

    I filed through H&R Block as I always do! Was accepted and given a DD date of Feb 6th! Just got error code 1121~ we are a married couple filing jointly, no dependents no nothing! Just straight forward! Opps we are registered Republicans and Veterans! No wonder!

  96. Tasha says

    I filed on 2/5 and it says can’t provide any information have to wait 24 hours and I have waited more then 24 hours so what’s going on?

  97. sweet says

    I filed on 1-31 and got accepted before the 3rd, however on the WMR site it still has me in processing. my tax preparer haven’t received any additional information regarding my tax return. Should I expect a check on the 13th without the WMR status reading its approved and given a deposit date?

  98. Dorraine Saillor says

    On the WMR app the IRS provides… there seems to be a glitch. I filed my taxes late January and on the website it stated they received my refund 1/30/14. I downloaded the app for my phone and checked yesterday using the app it stated “your tax return was received on February 12, 2014″ then it states “your tax refund is scheduled to be sent to your bank by February 12, 2014″. On the website it doesn’t say received on February 12, 2014 and they don’t mention when return was received. Needless to say February 12th is a future date so my question and concern is how reliable is the app and could this be just my tax info entered into their system incorrectly somehow? Also anyone else had this problem? Thanks for your time!

  99. Tammy Gau says

    wmr says still processing but was able to get my tanscipt there is a code on there that says 20140705…what does that mean?

  100. el poyo loco says

    Mines was accepted on 2/1 and wmr still sayin processed but no bars and it say i will get a refund date when available what does that mean can anybody explain that to me.

  101. Britttany says

    I filed on the 31 and still haven’t recived my refund I also lost all of my paper work how can I go about finding out when I will recive my refund

  102. lisa says

    Hello I need a answer for my taxes I checked the irs site and it says your tax return is still being processed and a refund date will be provided to u what does that mean

  103. AmyMay says

    Hi. I used H&R e-file for my refund this year as with the last 5 yrs. Transmitted and my return was accepted on 2/3/14. On the WMR, my status is still on the 1st bar (Received and Processing), I’ve yet to make it to the 2nd bar (accepted). Should I be worried? Or is this normal? My state refund came direct deposit early last week. So I am pretty sure everything checked out! Am I good?

    • AmyMay says

      Now its has taken away the status bar on the WMR screen and says its still being processed and they will notify me of my deposit date. I wish someone could tell me whats going on.

  104. andrea bates says

    what does it mean when I call and they tell me that they cant verify my identity to access my account and to do so I have to go to local office and show id so they can let me know whats going on

  105. markv93 says

    i filed my taxes on feb 18th 2014, accepted same day, turbo tax say 80 % of the people who filed same day as me have gotten there refund already should i be worried is anybody in the same boat as i am

    • michael1234 says

      I filed the same day as you, and WMR still says “we have received your return and it is being processed”…according to the chart above (which is obviously not too accurate) I should have my money by tomorrow. guess not. Have you received yours?

  106. kiaa says

    Hey my ddate is today march 5 but wen i chec
    k emr its still on the second bar its suppose to be mailed out today can somebody help me understand

  107. Cassandra says

    I Filed My Taxes 02/25 Tuesday Will Be 21 Days And It Still Says My Refund Is Processing, I Dont Know Whats Going On It Doesnt Even Have The 3 Bars Up There Anymore & Im Not Getting Any Codes Or Anything When I Check The Wheres My Refund Site. Whats Going On?

  108. mind1 says

    My return was accepted the first week of february. Now it’s 2 months later and WMR says still processing. How can I talk to somebody at the IRS? I tried the phone number but it is an endless cycle of auto response menus. I haven’t gotten any letters in the mail.

  109. michelle says

    I got a ta march27 she had me fax her all my paperwork. She said if they release my refund early she will be calling or if they need anymore info she will call me. But she said wait until April 23 for her to give me a call back. I filed January 30,got accepted on the 30th. Can anybody tell me who has had experience with a ta help me out please. This is getting rediculous.

  110. sandyy says

    this has by far been the worst tax season ever…i filed my return and it was accepted feb 2nd…i havent done anything different in my return since past years and they are reviewing my return. they supposedly sent me a notice feb 24th to date still havent recieved the notice. finally got hold of someone at the irs and they transferred me to the review dept. the woman in the review dept told me they have recieved my documents (which they didnt because i still havent recieved the notice of what they needed) after trying to tell this woman they had not recieved anything from me she finally told me what i needed to send. i am so frustrated at this point. Im just gonna quit filing taxes from now on!

    • says

      There could be a lot of reasons your return is under review, but based on your story, one thing that flags for me is the potential for identity theft. Since you never received a letter and they received documents you never sent, I would be concerned that someone is trying to file your return and take your refund.

  111. shanyele says

    Hi I filed my taxes on turbo Jan 24 2015, I was told that night in a text the Irs accepted my tax teturn. The next day I logged in to wmr and show accepted on the color bar, after 3 days of showing processing it went to showing no color bar and your taxes is being processed and will let you of a date. And some 152 topic.

  112. Derek says

    Hey Robert,
    Will you please help me with a question? I filed my taxes by mail and unfortunately am waiting for a paper check in the mail (yes I know that is the slowest way possible). Everything was finally processed and It says the refund will be sent on Friday Feb 6th. I was under the impression that I would receive my refund in 3-5 days after just like any other typical mail being sent. I’ve been reading that some people say it could take several weeks from the date of it being sent. How can that be and is there any truth to that? Unfortunately it’s been over 9 weeks and I’m kind of relying on this money sooner than later. Yours or anyone’s reply would be very appreciated. Thanks.

      • Derek says

        First off, I’d like to thank you Robert for your response. Having someone such as yourself to help out with all of our questions is helpful during this time. Especially bc it’s practically impossible to get ahold of a live person from the irs, so I know that we all appreciate your help very much. With that said, one last follow up question. Why does mailing a refund check take so much longer to receive than if anything else was mailed? I know typically when mailing almost any type of other mail the average time is 3-5 days. Just curious? Once again Robert, thank you.

  113. Tamika says

    So I filed my taxes on 1/21/15 and got accepted on 1/22/15. I have not even gotten accepted. Does anyone else have this problem going on? Also, I tried to call the irs to see if something was wrong but I can not find a number for them. Can anyone give me any guidance in this situation this has never happened before.

    • Derek says

      I’m not at all any type of expert on tax returns, but my guess is that you’ll here of something within the next week or so. According to you it’s only been about 11 days and from what I’ve read, if you efiled the average is around 21 days. That’s just my guess. I hope you get it sooner though. I wish you the best.

  114. John M. says

    E-Filed on Jan. 23rd, 2015. Return accepted on Jan. 23rd. According to your chart, I should have my direct deposit on Feb. 6th. Today is Feb. 6th. My return says in the IRS’s WMR it is still processing.Bar has not moved in two weeks. Nothing different this year as the last 14 years. Guess I’m not in the 90% you quote. :(

  115. Christie says

    My tax preparer efiled for me on 1/20/15, on 1/28 I received a letter saying that they are doing a “thorough review of my return” and not to contact the irs unless I don’t hear anything in 60 days. Is this completely random or did something make this happen? I was supposed to move by the end of the month and am in a tight spot. What should I expect?

  116. Tiffany Stanley says

    Hello Robert!
    I had my return prepared at H&R Block. On January 22nd I received a text from h&r saying that both my federal and state taxes were accepted. A few days later the WMR site showed me on the 1st bar. I have never received an email from the IRS confirming that my taxes were accepted. Several days go by and my bars disappear with the message saying that my return was still being processed. I became suspicious, and found an error on my return paperwork. My children’s last names were not entered correctly. I returned to
    H&R and the manager said that they had not received a rejection on my return. My state taxes were approved and I received my state refund. This morning I logged on to the WMR site and it’s now giving the message to please wait 24-48 hours after the return has been accepted to check my progress. Obviously confused, I called the refund hotline and got the same message about waiting 24-48 hours before checking my progress. I attempted to view my transcripts, but was told my information doesn’t match up. Do you have any idea what’s happening?

    • says

      Yes, they may fix the error themselves and send you the return anyway, or they may send you a letter asking you to fix it. You just have to wait. Oh, and don’t ever go to a tax preparer in the future – do it yourself and save money. The H&R Block online software literally asks you every question and the only difference is you enter the information yourself (so less likely to have errors).

  117. Edward scott says

    My EIC was dis allowed last year and this year i had to attach form 8862 with my refund now i’m under review but it says on wmr that i may not receive all or part of my refund, does that mean I will get half of my refund and the other half when I send them the information they requested?

  118. Cathy says

    Good Afternoon, I am from Canada and I married an American, back in October I filed for my ITIN and was rejected because it had to be done with his tax return ( oh how I wish the IRS told me this when I went in there) So now we re did it, sent it by mail on Monday Feb 2/2015 it arrived in Texas on feb 3/2015 at 12 :33 pm and picked up by 1 pm that same day. I have read that it can take weeks, and I also read it can take months, and I also read that someone got their ITIN and tax refund within 21 days, can you give me a more accurate answer please.


    • says

      It will take weeks to months. When you file by paper, you wait 2-3 weeks for a clerk to input it into the computer. Then the system takes over the regular 21 days or so. Already you’re looking at 4-6 weeks. Then, you have to wait for your check to be mailed, an additional week or two.

      • Cathy says

        Thanks, now another question, we opted to have it direct deposit, as we did with the state, and guess what, we got the state ( not sure why because they need my ITIN) in check form, now will the IRS direct deposit it or send a cheque?

  119. Denise says

    Ok I’ve read that usually when someone is under a review weird codes would appear on WMR or on transcripts. I received a letter last week but no notices/codes at all on WMR. It seems like a lot of individuals are being randomly selected this year. I have also read that it may be a glitch (hopefully), I know I have to wait, My question, from your expertise, why was I only notified by mail without any codes accompanied, Thanks in advance.

  120. Tawny says

    Question I have no status bars refund date will be provided when available filed and excepted January 25 2015 no tax codes no messages what’s going on I called the irs the lady said yes there is an issue but no information as to what the issue is.

  121. Ash says

    So just the other day my WMR check updated and gave me a date to expect a deposit to be made to my account. which was Feb 10th.
    now, i go to check it today, and i am getting the message ”
    You may not have entered your information correctly. Please verify your personal tax data and try again.”
    This doesnt make any sense!, and YES i am 100% POSITIVE i am entering the information correct, it is COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE that i’ve entered it wrong now 10 times when retrying, i KNOW the info and it is the SAME info i used the other day when it gave me a date, now i get THAT message, is something wrong with the website? anyone else experiencing this?

  122. Kimberly says

    The site was telling me my check should be mailed by the Feb 10, 2015. It’s Feb 10 n it’s still saying it will be mailed by the 10th

  123. Tiffani says

    I filed my taxes on 1-28 and it was accepted like 30 mins later still now it only shows it has been accepted and no change in the orange bars. Every estimated cycle calendar says I should have a DD of the 13th or earlier. Should i be worried since its now the 10th and still no changes, its still not showing approved?

      • Christie haynes says

        Can you please explain to me what It really means when your 3 bars disappear because I filed on 1/31/14 and was accepted on 2/1 14 and when I checked my refund status on 2/11/14 all my bars was gone it just says its being processed with topic code 152 at the bottom

  124. John Watkins says

    Hey i filed my taxes on the 27th was accepted on the 28th my return is in the “processing” stage on wheres my refund… and has been there ever since im getting nervous… but my girlfriend filed like 4 days ago and has gotten her refund approved WTF!!? we are getting nearly the same amount too so what gives

  125. Christie haynes says

    Please if you can help me out I checked the status of my return this morning and all of my bars has disappeared but it still say it’s being processed and I refund date will be given when available then it has topic 152 being that my bars are gone does this mean that I’m under review or being audited?

  126. tracey says

    Was wondering about this identity theft thing i called irs and they told me they are reviewing my information. I didnt get any letter. Also said it will be delayed a week is this true and how long will this really take

  127. Oorly says

    I filed on the 31st and was accepted within 30 mins. My progress bar has been stuck at processing ever since. Received a ddd for my state taxes but still nothing for my federal. Hoping the money will just be in my account this week.

  128. isaura rodriguez says

    hi i send my refund efile on jan 28th on the 29th it was accepted,but now is feb 12th and havent receive anything i check on wheres my refund tool and first it had the bar showing accepted and know it dissapered and says the refund still on proccess and the date will be givin when available anyone had this issue help

      • laura says

        hi Robert thanks for all this helpful info on this page I have a question I owe abt 1000 dlls to the financial aid since 2013 and I think im at collection will this affect my refund I efile and accepted the same day jan 28th and theres no bars it says that refund is in process date eill be given when available thanks

  129. Ida says

    Hi Robert. I filed my 2014 Fed and State on 1/23/2015. Fed was accepted on 1/23/2015 in the a.m. State was accepted on the following Monday, 1/26/2015. I already received my State refund on 2/11/2015 but not my Fed, and it’s Friday 2/13/2015 – the full 21 days and no refund and no change in status.

    WMR’s orange status bar disappeared on me on Monday 2/9/2015 and it’s still on “Your tax refund is still processing” and “A refund date will be provided when available”. Others in my family filed two weeks later and have already received their refund yesterday (02/12/2015).

    I have received no letter. No notification. No 2014 transcripts are available via the IRS site. Should I worry?

      • AngryTaxPayer says

        I would say to worry, I don’t what the IRS has going on this year but they are doing some underminding things and keeping us out of the loop about it. My situation is exactly the same filed on the 23 rd Jan 2015 was told to wait 21 days spoke with someone today who said and error happened while processing give until April 2nd if nothing then call back, then I went to ask her what error she said she does not know it is in the payment processing center and has not even been touched yet. An error but has not been touched yet I am totally confused? She didn’t know what “excuse” to give and or how to back it up and there is no one we can speak to about it. My filing status is the same everything the same no error codes to look up and they don’t even have a reason for me. What’s really going on????????

        • says

          When there is an error it is manually reviewed. That takes time. Want to know what’s really going on – your Congressman has underfunded the IRS to the lowest levels in years, so delays like this become more and more common. Want to blame someone – blame yourself for the error and blame your Congressman for doing a poor job.

  130. Robin T says

    Hello Robert, I filed my tax return on Feb. 1 2015 and it was accepted the same day. When I check wmr it gives me the usual “your refund is being processed….etc”. I have an education credit on my return. Will this delay my refund? I have friends who filed around the same day as I and have gotten their refunds back. Thanks in advance.

  131. Adriana says

    IRS accepted my return on 01/30 and had first status bar for a week…for over a week I now have no bars and have TAKE ACTION/delay in your refund message with reference # 1541…I’ve called and spoken to the IRS already and was aware that I owed back taxes and there was going to be an offset…my question is this: the amount I owe has been taken from my refund so basically how long do I have to wait until I can have a DD date or at least to the refund approved stage of the WMR cycle?

  132. Brittany Ray says

    Does the IRS disperse refunds at different times throughout the day, or only at night? I received a date last night informing me they had been approved. I was just hoping I might still have a chance to get them before today before the weekend? TIA

  133. towando says

    I filed January 19 was accepted on the 20th was processing until I went to local office they said I needed to be verified I got verified now when I spoke to its agent today she said 6 weeks how will I receive my refund by mail or through tax preparer

  134. Paul says

    I filed my taxes on January 31 and it was accepted the same day. On February 7th my status bar disappeared and changed to your return has been accepted and is bring processed. Its bee like that for a week now with no update. No code no anything just that its processing. What does this mean and why is it taking so long to process?

  135. Emily River says

    Hi mine was accepted on Jan.20. I checked wmr and it say that they can’t give me any information at the moment. Should I be worried ? and do weekends count?

  136. Michael Lee says

    Hi, I e-filed my tax on 2/1/15 and it was accepted on the same day. The status on WHR was not changed until 2/13/15. It showed me “It is still being processed…”. But, the message was changed today as follows: “We received your tax return and it is being reviewed. You will receive a notice from us requesting you to provide additional information within 30 calendar days. You may not receive all or part of your refund until we receive and review the information we requested. If you need more information after you receive our notice, call the number on the notice.” Does this mean my tax return is being audited? Must I receive a certain letter from IRS? Could the IRS process my tax return without sending a letter? I am so confused. I would appreciate it, if you could give me any information on it. Thank you in advance.

    • says

      It’s normal. The IRS manually reviews about 5% of all returns. It’s not an audit and you might not even have anything wrong. You just have to wait it out. If there is something wrong they will send you a letter.

  137. atmstyle says

    Hello. I have filed my t
    2014 taxes through turbotax. It was accepted 2/11/2015. Only problem is when I had sent I noticed after I filed that my bank name and routing numbers were correct BUT account number was incorrect.
    I’ve checked WMR just yesterday (2/14/2015) and it says my bank should receive the funds 2/19/2015. My question is after that day my bank rejects the refund to be direct deposited into my account and sent back to the IRS, how long will I be accepting the check from IRS to be mailed to my home address?
    Some answers soon to help ease my mind would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!

  138. Julie says

    Is there an amount over which your tax refund is held for a longer period of time? Last year we had a sizable refund (over $40,000), and despite filing in mid-February, we did not actually receive the refund until July after contacting the IRS multiple times.

  139. wes says

    I filed on jan 16,2015. was accepted on 1-23-15. wmr said accepted for a couple days then nothing. checked my transcripts it had codes 150,806,570,971. waited a week and checked again. transcript had codes 150,806,570,971,571,,846. checked wmr and it says checked to be mailed by 2-23-15. i had pd for dd. why are they sending a check. and when will i get it. ty in advance

  140. Janette says

    I filed mine on feb 2 and “still being processed and refund date will be provided when available” generic message since feb 2 . What does this mean?????

  141. Paul says

    My wife and I filed our taxes on January 31, 2015 and it was accepted the same day, but for some reason Wheres My Refund still says processing. I pulled up my transcript and it has a return is due or return received date of April 15, 2015 and a processing date of February 23, 2013. Why so late. We filed pretty early, e-filing with HRBlock, and had it direct deposited. Why is it saying receiving in April?

  142. stephanie says

    Hi I filed on tax act 1/30/15 and the irs accepted 10mins later. As the weeks passed I kept checking the wmr site and the only thing it says is still processing with a tax topic 152. I was reviewing my taxes on tax act and saw I had misspelled my name, instead of stephanie I spelled it stehanie. I haven’t recieved no letters from the irs yet but I am thinking its under review, would the wmr site tell me or would it just say processing?
    Thanks for your time

  143. Gail says

    I used Turbotax to file my 2015 return. I filed on February 1st and was accepted. I had status bars and was processing until Thursday. Now I have a message of “Still processing and a refund date will be provided when available.” There is no tax topic listed and I have received no letter from IRS. What does all this mean for my refund? Please help. Thanks.

  144. Cece says

    Hello Robert,

    We were rejected for efile so we mailed the return in because it kept saying my husbands social security was used on another return. We called the irs and they said that wasn’t true and it was an error from the system. It was accepted on the 17th but now the bars have disappeared and it says it will let is know when it is available. We also had to file a 8862. Does it mean that something is wrong?
    Thank you

    • says

      Yes, it likely means your husband is the victim of tax identity theft. You took the correct steps in mailing your return, but you’re going to have to prove your identity and wait a lot longer to get your refund.

  145. gedhut says

    I filed n got accepted on 2/17(first bar) it was approved on 2/21 (second bar). When should I expect it to show up in my DD account. ? This seem to be a little faster than the time line of most people.

  146. Krista says

    I was wondering if the IRS used fedex to mail returns? My bank rejected my refund so I am waiting on a paper check. I had a missed delivery from fedex that required a signature and wondered if it was possibly my refund check as I am not expecting any other packages or the such.

  147. kiearea h says

    My return was accepted on Feb 12th. Wmr continues to say processing. Is something wrong with my return, when will u receive my refund? Please help!

  148. Joshua says

    I e-filed and opted for direct deposit. WMR says my refund has been processed and they are MAILING my refund. I wasn’t asked for any other information or notified of any problems with my account info. Is this just a “typo”?

  149. ashley says

    I filed Jan 26th. My refund says it’s still being processed and a refund date will be provided when available. But, I filed injured spouse so How long will my refund take? I have family that received theirs within days of filing but I know the injured spouse form takes longer bit was wondering if I’ll get mine anytime soon..I’ve received my state already just not federal…

  150. B says

    I’m having the same problem I see posted here. I got a letter saying I am under review. I didnt make any mistakes, i checked several times. Today makes 30 days from the day I filed, but I have not gotten any other letters, besides the one saying I am under review. Should I call in to find out why they were not accepted? Or give it a few more days?

    • says

      If you know it’s being reviewed, there is nothing you can do. Being reviewed doesn’t mean you did anything wrong, it simply means that the IRS is checking your return manually. You just have to wait it out – it adds 4-6 weeks to your return.

  151. Kaleena says

    I was wondering if you knew if the entire refund is offset when filing an injured spouse form or just the portion that is owed?

  152. james yawn says

    Ways the earliest I can receive paper check it was sent on 2/23 and is it true u will only receive check Mondays or saturday

  153. Justin brown says

    Hey Rob.i have been checking my status on my refund status online every day. We were accepted and now processing. The site gave us a date that by the 25th we would have the money . It is now almost 5 pm on the 25 th but yet the return still hasn’t been sent. Don’t understand why it would say we would we would have it no later and by this date

  154. Vikita Bracey says

    I contacted the IRS on Thursday of this week. I was informed my refund was approved and I should be receiving it the week of March 1st. My IRS transcripts have the same information with code 846 as of the time of my writing this. However WMR stated on the morning Error code 1242 and directed me to call the IRS. Which status is correct, the transcripts or WMR?

  155. Jordyn Carney says

    Hi there. I had submitted my tax return last Monday. For a week it was the first bar, which I think is processing. Then today I go on there and it says its under review and I will receive a letter in the mail. It had Tax Topic 151, what does this mean? Thanks!

    • says

      Tax Topic 151 means that you owe back taxes or another government payment. They will send you a letter informing you of the debt and how much of your tax refund they will take.

  156. Melissa dewberry says

    My refund says it will be mailed today March 6 2015 still says the same thing not saying it’s been mailed yet how long does it take to come in mail

  157. Christy says

    We filed on 02/17/15 and at first we had a bar showing our return had been received. Then, about 1-1/2 weeks ago, the bar disappeared and it states being reviewed. We have a VERY small refund coming, but that is not what I am concerned about. What concerns me is FAFSA. My son is going to college and his school of preference pulled him for a verification process and require we use either the IRS data retrieval tool or send a transcript, neither of which we can at this time until our tax return is accepted. They informed us that the later we complete this process the less money available for my son. Any suggestions on what I can do if anything, a number to call (I tried the number on the IRS site and couldn’t even get a link to talk to a person). Thanks!

      • Christy says

        Thanks for the advice. I will give it a few more days and if still nothing available I will try asking again. I have spoken with them twice already regarding this and their policy is that since he has been pulled for their “verification process” that we must either use the DRT or send a transcript, neither of which is available yet.

        • says

          That’s rough, but many schools are understanding. You can still file the FAFSA without your return completed though. The DRT tool can then be used when your return is completed.

  158. llucas says

    me and my wife are separated and we still have our joint account but I have my own account. her federal tax and state was put into my account and not joint account. could that mess up me getting my taxes because of that because I did my taxes on Feb. 4 and it was accepted and I still haven’t gotten my taxes yet. I cant reach irs at all to see if anything wrong. can you tell me anything.

  159. Marsha says

    I e-filed my taxes 01-26-15. The IRS accept the e-file that same day. It’s been 7 weeks and it still says the IRS is processing my return with no refund date avalible. I opted for my deposit to be directly deposited. I have called the irs multiple time and I’m unable to reach a real person and I have recieved no correspondence by mail from the IRS explainin the delay. Is any of this normal?

  160. billie says

    i was accepted by irs on jan 26. I finally received a letter to verify my information today 3/12. what is the expected wait from here. Thank you in advance!

  161. joe says

    I filed mine on 1/29 accepted 1/30…my cycle on transcripts are 20150505 with last code of 570..been like that since the first week of feb. When i spoke to irs rep, i was told it was being processed and nothing seemed wrong on return..hoping for a deposit soon, since i efiled with IS form i know it can take 11weeks :(

  162. Krystal says

    I know this has been asked several times but I have this message on WMR

    “We have received your tax return and it is being reviewed. You will receive a notice from us requesting additional information within 30 calendar days. You may not receive all or part of your refund until we receive and review the information we requested. If you need more information after you receive our notice, call the number on the notice.”

    no letter. nothing. Says tax topic 151 at the bottom. The IRS did deposit less than 25% of my return into my account.


    • says

      It means that you had an offset of some kind on your return – maybe student loan debt, or back taxes, or even unpaid child support. You’ll get a letter in the next month giving you the next steps to appeal it if something was not correct.

  163. Taylor says

    I was a victim of IDT last year, I filed in Jan 2014 last year and didn’t receive my refund until Apr 20th 2014… This year I had to get a Ip Pin to file my taxes, the IRS said that they sent me a ip pin in the mail, but I never did receive it, so I had to get a replacement pin, I called the IRS hotline to see what the status of my refund was and they said that it was looked at on Feb 5th, so to count 6-8 weeks after that, Which means I have to wait another 2 weeks, I am getting so frustrated…If I am getting my refund deposited in the same bank account as last year, why is it taking so long for them to give me my money?

  164. Tonya says

    Efiled on 1/31, and accepted same day. It’s now 4/3, and I’m still getting “return is being processed.” Can’t reach a live person when I call IRS. Should I be concerned?

      • Tonya says

        The IRS certainly doesn’t make it easy to talk to someone. After guessing at the correct responses to get to a live person, after 55 minutes on hold, I was advised that I had the wrong department. She was very nice and transferred me to the correct department. After another hour on hold I was disconnected since it was apparently quitting time! Is there a number other than 800-829-1040? Not sure that I can remember all the numbers I pushed! Thanks, Robert!

  165. Milan Milich says

    I filed my taxes using the paper version this year because during 2014 I had three foster children for 8 months. My taxes were post marked by 02/13/2015. My total refund was 6559 for federal refund. On 04/04 i received $1800 of the refund, then on the 04/08 I checked the website to see what had happened with the refund I expected. There was a notification that on 04/08 an additional amount had been sent direct deposit to my bank. Today is 04/10, how long does it take for the DIRECT DEPOSIT to reach my account? Any idea???

  166. Lisa Melton says

    I was accepted march 27th an e-filed yesterday was 21 days an it is saying your refund is being prossed an its not showing any bars…. Why is that?

  167. Yadira Rivera says

    Hello Mr Robert
    I e-filed on Jan 20 I was accepted the same day on feb 9 I receive a 4464c letter from the IRS it said that I have to Wait 60 days so on April 21 I called and the IRS rep told me that my review end in 8 more days I check my account over the phone and I have a credit of the same amount of my refund it this a good new

  168. bryce says

    I filed back in February, within weeks i received a cp05 letter, saying I would get the refund or another response by the 16th of April. I called the IRS they said they credited my account on the 15th of April, but the wheres my refund says it is still processing. So according to this I should get the direct deposit around may 1st? Do you know if when the IRS does a review does IRS still do direct deposits, I heard they only send checks for whatever reason. Thanks for the article the only page that I have seen that lists some kind of time frames on the taxes.

  169. Sandy says

    My return was reported as “accepted” by the IRS through H&R Block on January 25th. It’s May 7th, and the status is still “Your tax return is still being processed.” I’ve called twice, and they couldn’t help me. I’ve received no correspondence from the IRS asking for additional information. It’s frustrating, because the size of the refund is an 8th of my annual income. I don’t make much money, and no one is telling me anything.

  170. Arash says

    Hi Robert,
    I filed my taxes in mid-February. At some point WMR said that they will send me a letter asking for more information. A month later the status changed to “We have received your tax return and it is being reviewed” without mentioning the letter or anything about the refund. Should I be worried?

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