Once upon a time, there was an IRS refund cycle chart that told taxpayers when they could expect to receive their tax refund.
In 2012, the refund cycle chart fairy tale ended and the IRS eliminated the chart. However, there are still helpful tools which the IRS replaced the refund cycle chart with to help understand the 2014 refund cycle.
To sum it up, the IRS is no longer providing a refund date instantly. However, you can file your taxes on RapidTax and check the estimate date you’ll receive your tax refund on our refund cycle chart. Once your 2013 tax return is filed, you’ll be able to see an updated status of your refund via RapidTax and the IRS “Where’s My Refund?” tool.
Where do I go to find out when I will receive my refund?
The IRS no longer posts a tax refund chart, however, they did post an article last year explaining a refund tool available for 2013 and 2014 on their website called “Where’s My Refund?”. To receive your refund status the tool will first ask you to enter your;
- social security number
- filing status
- refund amount.
Are there any estimated refund cycle charts available?
Although the IRS didn’t post a 2014 refund cycle chart, there are estimate refund cycle charts out there. The dates are based on trends from prior years. The tax refund cycle chart is based upon how you elected to receive your tax refund; via direct deposit or check. Below is an example of a 2014 refund cycle chart (don’t forget these are estimate dates);
The tax refund cycle dates are NOT promised dates. They are simply dates based off of previous year trends. To know for sure when you will receive your taxes, wait a few days after filing your 2013 taxes, then check the IRS website using their “Where’s My Refund” tool.
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Tags: irs refund cycle chartThis entry was posted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 5:30 pm and is filed under Tax News, Tax Tips, Uncategorized.