What are the 2014 Refund Cycle Dates?

What are the 2014 Refund Cycle Dates?

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);

2014 Estimate Refund Cycle Chart

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.

The 2014 tax season started and will end on April 15, 2014. That means you can file your 2013 tax return now on RapidTax and within 21 days have your 2014 tax refund! How’s that for a fairy tale?

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334 Responses to “What are the 2014 Refund Cycle Dates?”

  1. Andrew says:

    We have released the 2014 Tax Refund Cycle Chart on our webpage RefundSchedule.com.

    For more details, visit http://refundschedule.com/2014-irs-e-file-chart/ .

    Thank you.
    -Andrew

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Awesome. Thanks Andrew!

      • t vania says:

        Hi, my refund status is sent as of April 7th…. Now I know it can take up to 21 days? But my question is, what is the “average” (likely date based off others) time frame I may recieve my paper check in the mail. I live in tacoma wa. Thanx so much in advance!!

        • Tax Advisor says:

          Hi T Vania,
          I would suggest keeping an eye on the IRS “Where’s My Refund?” tool. Once your return gets to the second step of the process, they will let you know the exact date they are sending out your refund. I wouldn’t expect to receive it before the 21 days is up, considering you need to keep in mind that the mailing process takes time.

          Just for future reference, if you have your refund direct deposited next year, you’ll most likely get your refund much faster.

          • Thomasina says:

            So I called they said mines was pressed April 7th wat does that mean is they sending me a check this my 1st time paper filling help lol

          • Tax Advisor says:

            Hi Thomasina,
            IF your refund was being processed on April 7th, that means you will get your refund within 21 days. I would expect to receive your refund by the end of April.

          • Lawrie says:

            Mine was accepted on April 7. Straightforward, no dependants, EZ form, filed electronically, direct deposit. The state mailed it’s refund in a week. It’s May 8 now, and I’m still getting the “received/processing” message from Where’s My Refund. Disgusting. There’s nothing in my filing that should red flag it. There’s no explanation why it should take over 5 weeks. The IRS refund site is useless. Last year, the refund was deposited in my bank and the status NEVER changed. Calling is also a waste of energy, they just look it up the same way and tell you exactly what’s on the screen … it’s been received and is processing. As for the lame explanation, they are pulling random returns to check for whatever, it’s more like they are pulling random returns to process. The IRS refund status site is just to give you something to do while they sit on your return. Every year, it’s the same thing I file electronically, simple return, and it takes them forever to process it and get my refund back to me. It’s typically taken over 8 weeks to get my refund, since I’ve been filing electronically. My inlaws however, are the biggest mess of a return I’ve ever seen, and they always get theirs within two weeks. That’s fair.

          • Tax Advisor says:

            Hi Lawrie,
            Yes, the IRS can take much longer than anticipated and it can be very frustrating.

          • Frustrated says:

            This is so frustrating! We have filed on time, got a letter in May saying that the process is taking longer have to wait until July 1. Still heard nothing, contacted the tax advocate sent in our whole return again to the tax advocates, even though it is in the IRS system! Now the where’s my refund site will not even let me look, keeps saying it is unavailable after I put the info in!

          • Tax Advisor says:

            Hi,

            I highly suggest contacting the IRS again. Since the “Where’s My Refund” tool is not providing you with an accurate answer, getting in touch with an IRS representative is the next step.

    • popeye says:

      I filed my tax on the 1st of feb and o was accepted the same day and they said i have til feb 21 to get my refund but when i went to “where my refund” it say its still proccessing. And i want to know when will i get a dd. And when i check your calender it say i should get feb 13 but i still have no dd. Please help

      • Brown says:

        That’s the same thing it tells me. They accepted my return on Jan.31 and it still tells me it’s being processed. But the chart say Feb.13 to be deposit, so I don’t know what to go by.

        • Tax Advisor says:

          Hi Brown,
          There are three stages of refund claims for the system. 1. Return Received, 2. Refund Approved and 3. Refund Sent.

          Your return has been received, which means it is being processed. Once the IRS has completely processed it, it will be approved and the status will change to “Refund Approved”. Then, they will send your refund by direct deposit or check. Once sent, the status will change to “Refund sent”.

          The chart is just as estimate refund date based on previous year trends. The IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days.

          • Help says:

            ok.. I had 1 bar that said accepted and on 2/8/14 it has gone to NO BARS. this is what is printed “Your tax return is still being processed.
            A refund date will be provided when available” is this normal? I was accepted on 1/29/14.

          • Tax Advisor says:

            Hi there,
            Yes, that’s fine, it can take up to 21 days for your return to be processed. Once your return is approved that means the IRS is actually preparing the refund to be sent out. We actually have an article about the refund status updates from the IRS and what exactly they mean.

          • terra says:

            my husband and I filed feb 4 and efile wa accepted on the 5th. on the wmr website it still says accepted and processing. it’s never taken this long to be processed before. why is it taking so long, my tax lady is telling me once my efile is accepted it’s been processed. I know ppl that filed after me and already got their return. is there possibly something wrong? if there was something wrong wouldn’t my efile had been rejected?

          • Tax Advisor says:

            Hi Terra,
            It can take up to 21 days. With that said, as long as the IRS website is displaying your return was received, that’s what matters most right now.
            It’s frustrating when you need the refund and it’s taking longer than expected, however, the IRS has only stated that 9 out of 10 tax-filers will receive their refund within 21 days. Your tax lady can check to see if your refund was rejected, but it’s my guess that the return is simply taking longer than usual to process.

          • Regina says:

            I mean we get all that info but yet in still we are still not receiving funds in our accounts when it has said to be deposited

          • Tax Advisor says:

            Hi Regina,

            As the article and table states, the refund cycle dates are only estimate dates and based off of prior year trends. The IRS only states that 9 out of 10 refunds will be processed within 21 days.

          • natacha says:

            i tracked my tax refund and it shows sent on 6th of March and up till now i didnt receive any deposit in my account.What do i do now cause i dont seem to understand this process?

          • Tax Advisor says:

            Hi Natacha,
            I hope you received your tax refund by now. If not, I suggest contacting the IRS directly by phone and let them know of the issue.

          • salina says:

            Hey i filed my taxes on March 6 it was said that it was accepted
            that same day. Now my problem is that its April the 15th and My refund
            status still says your refund is being processed an a refund date will
            be available blah blah with no bar. I cannot find a number to call an talk to an
            actual representative i keep getting voice recorded stuff an really need answers
            how can i contact someone to ask what’s up?

          • Tax Advisor says:

            Hi Salina,
            That’s super frustrating. Considering 21 days has passed since you filed your return, you can call the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040 and one of their representatives can research the status of your return.

      • Frustrated says:

        This is so frustrating! We have filed on time, got a letter in May saying that the process is taking longer have to wait until July 1. Still heard nothing, contacted the tax advocate sent in our whole return again to the tax advocates, even though it is in the IRS system! Now the where’s my refund site will not even let me look, keeps saying it is unavailable after I put the info in!

    • Suzan Carr says:

      We file our taxes on April 16 with injured spouse how long before we will hear anything? I’m the one who owes money and a granddaughter whom I’m raising. I have legal guardianship of her. How will they figure how much refund we will get back he made most of the money.

  2. kendra says:

    My boyfriends was accepted today, so where does that leave him on when his will be refunded? He filed on January 3rd and was pending until today. Checked wmr and it showed was accepted.

  3. Martha G. says:

    I was aware that the IRS said it was not accepting returns untli Jan. 31 but I filed with H&R Block electronically on Jan. 16 anyway. I fiured earlier wasn’t going to hurt me and it would be already done. Despite the Jan. 31 start date, I checked the IRS “Where’s My Refund” site and it says the IRS had accepted my refund on Jan. 25 and then Jan. 28 and was processing it. The fact that it gave 2 different dates may be odd but what is even more odd is that it is showing my return accepted BEFORE Jan. 31. Has this happened to anyone else?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Martha,
      The IRS threw a curve ball and just started accepting e-filed returns (a few days early!). However, it’s good to know although the IRS is now accepting e-filed returns, they will not start processing them until the 31st.

  4. Sally says:

    My taxes was accepted on the 24th and it says they are being processed but it does not show being approved yet .Are they waiting on the 31st and will I have to wait until the 13th for my refund ?

  5. Alaskan Maid says:

    My e-filed return was accepted yesterday, 01/28/14. I am not a business (and did not file as one), nor is it a past years return. I got an email update yesterday that the return had been accepted – despite the IRS website saying they will not begin accepting returns until 01/.31/14. So it appears that although it states differently on the website, they are indeed accepting returns already. I have read of some people who had theirs accepted on 01/24/14. IRS website shows this when I check for status:

    We have received your tax return and it is being processed.
    You should get your refund within 21 days from the date we received your tax return

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Thanks for the helpful information! Although the IRS previously stated they will not start accepting e-filed returns until January 31st, the latest news is they are (as you said) accepting e-filed returns a few days early.

  6. Tammy T says:

    I am a CPA, not a “tax preparer” and it is absolutely possible to have your regular, personal, 2013 taxes accepted prior to Jan. 31st. The IRS nearly always accepts small batches as test runs, and some people will inevitably be in those batches. The IRS dates are also “government dates” which are NLT, or Not Later Than, meaning it is entirely possible they will begin accepting returns slightly before Jan. 31st, but they want to give themselves enough cushion and not make everyone panic. Just an FYI, I do not do independent tax preparation, so I don’t have any dog in this fight as far as taking business away from anyone, just trying to get information out there.

  7. Donna Heil says:

    My ddd is feb 7th

  8. Cynthia says:

    I filed my taxes on January 8 2014. They were accecpted on january 13 2014. When do you think I will have an ideal when they will be here

  9. Lelani says:

    I e-filed mines on the 29th of January…and was process and accepted the next morning and just checked the WMR site and predictionfor my refund is estimated for Feb 20th. Now is that the IRS extra lead way with that date? Can i look forward for it to comeas early as the 13th?

  10. Crystal says:

    I was told by Jackson Hewitt that they sent my return on 01/24/14 to the IRS. They told me that b/c i was in the first batch that the irs eill process my return on 01/31/2014,& i can check my status on 02/01/2014 ,& that i can have my refund deposited as soon as 02/03/14… I hope this is accurate….

    • Tax Advisor says:

      I don’t know the procedures for Jackson Hewitt, just for RapidTax. I do know however, it usually takes the IRS around 21 days to process a refund. That means it would be more accurate if you were told you are getting your refund around mid-February.

  11. Arniecia says:

    If you are accepted on the 31st but after 11:00 am i wonder what day will you fall under ?

  12. theresa says:

    hi can someone explain why I was accepted but know it says it is being processed but it has a tax code130

  13. Tatiana says:

    I efiled through my regular tax preparer on Jan 4th.. When I go on WMR I receive an message stating that they have no information about my return. It makes me worry… is it possible that the system just isnt showing my info, but that my return is already being processed??

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Tatiana,
      I would definitely check with your tax preparer. Ask your preparer if the return was e-filed and also asked when it was e-filed. The IRS didn’t officially accept e-filed returns until the 31st, so it’s possible your preparer has been super busy and hasn’t made it through all his/her e-file returns to submit to the IRS.

  14. Jason says:

    Taxes got accepted on Jan 27. Where’s my refund says my check should be deposited by Feb 6.

    • Kesh says:

      My return was accepted on the 28th, and I haven’t gotten a refund date yet on “WMR”… That’s a bit strange.

    • keke says:

      Same here Jason… I filed on 1/28/14 and got a text saying the IRS has accepted my federal return… and looking at the schedule its to be deposited on the 5th of Feb… I hope so lol

  15. Brittany says:

    my hr block shows it was accepted but when i check through irs it just shows processing so which is right??

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Brittany,
      The IRS website is generally correct. HR Block is letting you know it was accepted by the IRS. The IRS is letting you know, that they are processing your return and refund. It may be processing by the IRS for up to 21 days, and then you will receive your refund.

      • sheila says:

        hi tax advisor i filed my on 2/2/14 an i have no bars and everybody keep telling me that im not gonna get my refund is that true an how would i know if im being audited an my tax prepaerer cant tell me anything or whats going on

  16. Mary says:

    My refund was received on the 29th and still says processing. I am worried that it doesn’t show accepted yet. Is there a way to check if there is a problem with my return or should I just wait it out? Thank you so much!

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Mary,
      It should be fine, it can take up to 21 days for the processing.

    • Sharon says:

      If your return is being processed, then it was accepted by the IRS. You are waiting for APPROVAL now.

      It goes like this: You file, IRS accepts, IRS processes, IRS approves (or not, but mostly), IRS sets a deposit date, deposit is made. It can take up to 21 days for the return to be processed. It doesn’t mean anything is wrong, just probably backlogged.

  17. Noelle says:

    My 1040 doesn’t match with the amount the tax preparer originally gave me. It’s 500.00 off. The amount on the IRS website shows the same amount as the 1040. Which amount will I be getting back? I know the tax preparer takes out his cut as well but Im confused as to how much will I be getting back?

  18. Noelle says:

    One more thing, this isnt considered a “loan” correct? I will be picking up the check at the offices were I prepared my taxes

  19. lala78728 says:

    So I have a direct deposit date of the 6th can I expect to see it tomorrow or on the 6th and how accurate are the dates given on where’s my refund

  20. work hard for my money says:

    I filed on 01/20 and when i check wmr its telling me im picking the wrong information in but tax preparation say it was send what does this mean??????

  21. Ryan says:

    We filed on the 15th of January. Our federal return was accepted on 1/28/14 and our state was accepted on 1/31/14 ( at about 10:30 pm). Neither state or federal has any updates other than it is being processed. The irs.gov site also says they process most refunds in LESS than 21 days. The longest I have ever waited from the accepted date is 8 days and the shortest was less than 48 hours.

  22. Candace says:

    I filed jan 14 when will i get my return??

  23. keya says:

    I filled my taxes on the 24 Jan n i got a date saying my check will b deposit on the 6 Feb. So what do that mean

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Keya,
      It means just that, your tax refund will be put into your account on February 6th.

      • CuriousGeorge says:

        I too have received a DDD of 02/06/14 and have not received anything as of yet nor has my financial institution. When can I expect my refund or should I be worried? My tax return was accepted on 1/29/14 with a DDD of 2/6.

        • Tax Advisor says:

          Hi there,
          I would check with the company you filed your tax with to make sure they have the correct banking information (if direct deposited) if you do not get it by the beginning of next week. Sometimes, it takes a few days for the deposit to process through the banking account and appear.

  24. kristyl says:

    I filed and was approved on jan 31 irs I should have my refund by yhe 10 of feb

  25. Beth says:

    I filed my taxes on 01/30/14. Federal was accepted on 1/31/14 and state was accepted on 2/4/14. I already have a DD date for State for 2/12/14 but do not have an approval for my federal as of yet? Is this normal?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Beth,
      Yes, that’s normal and sometimes happen. Make sure you check back to see the status of your federal return, to make sure it is approved.

      • Beth says:

        I checked my status again today and still just showing as “Received” for Federal.

      • Kim says:

        I got my fed refund back on the 2/10 but didn’t here about my state yet what does that ran???

        • Tax Advisor says:

          Hi Kim,

          Some states can take longer than others or longer than the IRS to process refunds. If your state allows you to check the status of your return on their website, I would suggest doing that. You can simply Google search it. For example, search “Where’s My Refund for State of New York” and obviously just substitute your state in. Be sure the website ends in .gov. (That way you know it is safe).

          Best of luck!

  26. Amanda says:

    Where my refund is not working for me, I know I entered all of my info correctly. I have also tried the 800 number to check the status of my refund but that is not working for me either. I filed on January 15th and was accepted on January 26th. Any thoughts on why wmr is not working at all for me???

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Amanda,
      Hmm…Did you get any sort of response message at all after entering your information? Does it show any status? It should show something.
      My advice would be to double check that you are entering all of your information correctly, your social security number, filing status and exact refund amount.

      • Dianne says:

        The WMR wasn’t working for me either. I think they update their system or something every time I check so going to start checking later in the evening. Hope you get it sorted out!!

      • Amanda says:

        yes, I have checked and checked again. I know without a doubt I am entering my information correct. It keeps coming to a page that says I must have entered my info incorrectly and it asks for my filling date and how I filed. After I enter this info it tells me I have to wait so many hour’s before checking my status. But I have the confirmation emails saying my return that I filed on the 15th of January were accepted on the 26th of January. l deleted all of the cookies and what not from my browser, I have tried looking it up on my home computer instead of on my phone. Nothing!!! Even the hotline gives me the same response. ???????

      • jayla says:

        I got acceptd on da 31st n i got acceptd its said that i wil recieve my refund 21days after they received my tax return now its saying that its stil being processd and a date wil be provided when available its the 20th stil no date is sumthing wrong or what i been got my state back

  27. lupe 104 says:

    Hi there i filed and got accepted on the 28 but i checked WMF and it still shows the same bar why? Would i get my tax return on the 10th? WMF hasnt changed at all anf called but nothing and messages even if everything ok when should I expect my money oh and I’m also getting Direct Deposit to Travis?!

  28. Jessica says:

    I file with turbo tax and it was taken on the 28th by the irs. The irs site still has it as processing but the turbo tax app says I should get my refund in the 20th. I know it takes 21 days but the turbo tax dd is after the 21 days? Should I trust this app?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Jessica,
      Considering we are not TurboTax, I can’t say if it is right or not (and wouldn’t want to mislead you with incorrect information). However, TurboTax is known to be a credible site, so I doubt there are any major issues. I would suggest contacting them directly to ask why the two sites have differing refund information.

  29. Dawn says:

    Federal return was accepted Jan. 30 and just got DDD of Feb. 10 We filed as HOH with 3 children and 2 qualifying dependemts

  30. nia says:

    the irs sent me a text messsge saying my refund was approved and they will notify me when my direct deposit is made but wmr still says processing which one do i go by

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Nia,
      As far as I know, the IRS does not send text messages out. Are you sure the company you filed with didn’t text you? In your case, I would go by the WMR message.

  31. lori says:

    I filed my on January 17th it was accepted on February 1st. Still no DDD. I was able to view my account transcript and order my refund transcript. Does that mean any day now for the refund?

  32. Angora says:

    I filed on jan 31 got approved on 2/6 ddd is feb,10 god is awesome!! :-)

  33. Shay says:

    I filed 2/2/14 was accepted 2/3/14 wmr has shown approved and ddd 2/10/14.

  34. Renee says:

    I don’t have a DDR on wmr it just says processing but my transcript has a 846 refund issued date of 3/3/14 why so long?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Renee,
      Refund Code 846 is a refund of over-payment. That means it debits the tax module for the amount of overpaid tax (plus applicable interest) to be refunded to you. Due to that overpaid tax situation, it probably explains the reason for the delay. Although the date is 3/3/14, you might receive it before then.

  35. patrica says:

    it was a miss print i meant to say i was excepted by the iris on the 31st i went through a tax company and they told me that i should receive it with in 7 to 10 working day is that accurate. and does the irs release checks everyday or just once a week please relpy back

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Paticia,
      The IRS advises that it can take up to 21 days to receive a refund, although it usually is less than that. 10 days sounds about accurate if you are getting your refund direct deposited. I would check on the IRS website “Where’s My Refund” to know for sure.

  36. Candias Hence says:

    Hi,

    I filed Jan 20th and I have not got accepted yet and the system states that I am not putting the correct information in. It sates to wait 21 days after bring accepted. What should I do?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Candias,
      Did you file with us (RapidTax)? If so, you can contact us at a time that works well for you by phone Mon-Fri 10:00AM- 5:00PM. If you didn’t file with us, I suggest contacting the company you filed your taxes with to sort it out.

  37. joseph says:

    i filed Feb 3 2014 and got accepted the following day. i really don’t understand how it works with a card from H&R block. is that almost like direct deposit and would i get it on the day the direct deposit says? please help so confused

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Joseph,
      We aren’t HR Block, we are RapidTax, a different online tax filing company, meaning, I don’t know the exact system they have regarding direct deposit, etc. I would suggest contacting them with your question. Although, if it says your refund will be direct deposited no a certain date, you should expect it that day.

  38. nichole says:

    Filed mine on the 21st of Jan and I had to call hr block cuz they forgot to transmit mine over …I finally got and accepted email on the 3rd of Feb…when I got to wmr I says no info what is that about

  39. lamar banks says:

    I filed on the 29th and was accepted on the 30th of january but wmr still saying return recieve for about a couple weeks now when can i expect a dd

    • adama says:

      I am having the same issue..I filed n was accepted Feb 1 st..n still saying accepted.

      • Tax Advisor says:

        Hi Adama,
        There are three stages of the IRS refund for their system; 1. Return Received, 2. Refund Approved and 3. Refund Sent.

        Your return has been received, which means it is being processed. Once the IRS has completely processed it, it will be approved and the status will change to “Refund Approved”. This can sometimes take longer than a few days for some people.

        Once it is approved, they will send your refund by direct deposit or check. Once sent, the status will change to “Refund sent”.

        The chart is just as estimate refund date based on previous year trends. The IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days.

  40. mommyof3 says:

    I received a text saying federal was approved i received state on 2/6 and now federal has a red exclamation point on it saying need more info(this is on “wheres my refund” but i did type the info in wrong a few times) what does this mean?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi,
      It could be a number of things. I suggest you contact the tax filing company you used to file your taxes. They should be able to tell you what needs to be done. If you filed with RapidTax, you can contact us directly at 877-289-7580 between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday.

  41. murphy benard says:

    I filed on the 6th of Feb. I received a e-mail stating my taxes were accepted. When I look on wmr it says it cant find any info on my refund. Should I wait awhile or call the person who filed my taxes?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Murphy,
      Are you sure you entered all of the correct information on WMR? I would double check and be sure you aren’t copying and pasting any information (type it out). If it still doesn’t work, call whoever filed your taxes.

  42. lilbit says:

    Im filed on 29th of January and da system saying its been processing does dat mean my taxes is ok

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Lilbit,
      Yes and no. Basically, there are three status stages of this IRS system; 1. Return Received, 2. Refund Approved and 3. Refund Sent.

      Your return has been received, which means it is being processed. Therefore, it was submitted to the IRS but there’s no certainly that it is okay with the IRS. You’ll know once the IRS has completely processed it, and the status will change to “Refund Approved”. This can sometimes take longer for some people. Once it is approved, that means your taxes are okay and they will then send your refund by direct deposit or check. Once sent, the status will change to “Refund sent”.

  43. Lynn says:

    Ok I filed my return on feb.1 it was accepted but still processing out of everyone I no I’m the only one still processing why

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Lynn,

      Your return has been received, which means it is being processed. Once the IRS has completely processed it, it will be approved and the status will change to “Refund Approved”. This can take a few days for some people and can take longer for others. (The IRS notes this on their website). There’s no exact reason why your return is taking longer to process.

    • Dan says:

      Same boat, Lynn, accepted Jan 31…..I’m not demanding a specific date, just wish I knew something more than “processing”

  44. john says:

    I filed on 2/2 and got accepted on that same day but it still processing but i can order my tax return n acct. Whats going on?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi John,
      There are three stages for the IRS refund system; 1. Return Received, 2. Refund Approved and 3. Refund Sent.

      Your return has been received, which means it is being processed. Once the IRS has completely processed it, it will be approved and the status will change to “Refund Approved”. Then, they will send your refund by direct deposit or check. Once sent, the status will change to “Refund sent”.

  45. kendra says:

    My return was accepted on the fifth i have direct deposit so what day will i get it back…

  46. char says:

    I filed my taxes like an R Block on February 1st on February 2nd it says that my federal has accepted it what does that mean

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Char,
      That means the return has been received by the IRS and they are currently processing it. When the status changes to “Return Approved”, the IRS has approved your return and refund and will send you your refund.

  47. Erica says:

    I filed on Jan 30, they accepted it a few days after but still waiting for the bar to go to “approved refund” status and it’s now been about 8 days since they accepted my return…why is it taking so long? I’ve seen some people get approved within a few days?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Erica,
      Your return has been received, which means it is being processed. Once the IRS has completely processed it, it will be approved and the status will change to “Refund Approved”. This can take a few days for some people and can take longer for others. (The IRS notes this on their website). There’s no exact reason why.

      It’s good to know, the chart lists only estimate refund dates based on previous year trends. The IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days, so you should be fine.

  48. Jessica Alyse Locktosh says:

    We filed the 25 of january an were accepted the 3rd of february.. now when I looked at the irs website its still on the first bar. But when I check my h&r block website it says that the IRS approved mt returns..if so why isnt it showing up on my page with the irs?? And will I be receiving this by feb 13th?..
    From what the refund chart Says it is saying the thirteenth

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Jessica,
      Since we are not H&R Block, I am not sure what is going on with your refund dates. I only would be able to provide you with what our refund status page means.

      Saying that, my best advice would be to have you follow up with H&R and ask them what is going on and let them know of the confusion.

      • Joycelyn Rodgers says:

        Hi my refund status still on received and I file on January 31 and Irs said they process mines on February 3 can I still be getting my dd in my account even if status havent change thanks

  49. christina says:

    I filed my taxes Jan 31 after 11am.They said received it Feb 3rd. Check wmr had one bar now I don’t have any bars, just a message stating still processing and a date will be provided when available. Does that mean something wrong with my taxes?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Christina,
      No it doesn’t necessarily mean something is wrong with your taxes. The IRS only has stated that 9 out of 10 refunds should be issued within 21 days. With that said, I would wait out the 21 days, if there are still no changes then contact the IRS by phone.

  50. Liz says:

    It is saying mine was accepted by the Irs on January 29,2014 when should I get mine ?I go to the irs it saying processing and I should have in 21 days in my account

  51. Felicia says:

    filed on the 5th of feb was told by preparer all filed that day would be bk by the 12th is this true?

  52. tin says:

    Filed taxes on 30th with Rapid Tax… Tax preparer said I should get refund on feb14…but go to the Irs website and it say received but still processing called RT yesterday and she said everything was fine but was also told that Irs don’t give dates out……Can you get your refund without a date being shown??????..Totally confused…Please help

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Tin,
      Thanks for filing with us! February 14 is an estimate date. With the IRS there is no exact date you will definitely receive your refund. If the IRS website says the return is processing that is a good sign and means your return was received by the IRS.
      The status of your return is “return received” when processing. The next status will be “return approved” which means your refund is all set and is being prepared to be sent to your bank (or by mail). Then, the last status is “refund sent” meaning your refund was sent out and a date will be provided. In many cases, the date does not appear until after the refund was sent.

  53. monique says:

    How will u kno if anything Is wrong with your tax refund? Will where’s my refund tell you if there is an error in your refund ?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Monique,
      If there is an error with your return, it will take the IRS much longer than 21 days to process your return. With that said, once it has been more than 21 days since you filed, you should contact the IRS by phone (800-829-1954) to learn the status of your refund and if there are any errors.

  54. Alvin Sims says:

    Ok I filed on 28 of jan excepted 29 of jan and still saying processing I have no hard stuff no house nothing like that no school loans so
    what is the problem here I file 1040ez simple form whats the hold now my dad alot of crap on his did them same day as mine got his back already

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Alvin,
      The IRS refund processing can take longer for some. There is no exact reason. If you don’t receive an updated status after 21 business days from the date you filed, I would suggest calling the IRS.

  55. fabs says:

    Hello…. We filed on February 4, had the “return received” on 2/5, and “refund approved” on 2/7…. It’s telling us that our refund should be DD by February 13th….
    Last year it wasn’t like this, we waited over a month and a half!! It was a pain!

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi there,
      A month and a half… that’s not fun! Just like last year, you should not plan on receiving your refund on exactly the date displayed on WMR. Why? Well, it takes both the IRS and banks time to process your refund and have the money deposited into your account and available to you.
      I would expect to receive your refund sometime at the start of next week, if you haven’t received it already.

  56. Jess says:

    I filed Jan 31st and it said received on the irs page I am still waiting to be approved I don’t understand whats going on it never takes this long. Should I be worried I know I put the wrong bank account number on it

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Jess,
      If you think you put the wrong bank account information, you can check with whomever you filed your return with to make sure the information you entered is correct. Regardless, it can take up to 21 days. With that said, as long as the IRS website is displaying your return was received, that’s what matters most right now.

      It’s frustrating when you need the refund and it’s taking longer than expected, however, the IRS has only stated that 9 out of 10 tax-filers will receive their refund within 21 days.

  57. helen de leon says:

    My refund was supposed to be sent to my bank today according to wheres my refund but i have nothing pending at my bank and went through turbo tax i know i entered everything correctly could they just be running a day behind

  58. Rachael says:

    I got a text from H&R block saying the Irs has accepted my return Feb 4th and I check Where’s my refund and there’s hasn’t been a change and it will not give me a date…

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Rachael,
      I would check with H&R Block and ask them about this, they might be able to explain what is going on with your tax return.

      • Karen says:

        Really? If your tax return was accepted 02/04/2014 but your status has not changed from accepted to approved its a concern? I really need to know

        • Tax Advisor says:

          Hi Karen,
          As long as 21 days has not passed, then you are probably fine. Although it can be frustrating to wait and see no changes in your status, it’s good to know that your return was accepted. Having a refund approved status can happen quickly for some, and take much longer for others. I would wait the 21 days and if nothing changes, contact the IRS.

  59. Colombiano says:

    Has anyone gotten a refund back yet?

  60. Cynthia says:

    IRS accepted on the first of feb n it has been approved why are they say it excepted. To come on the 18 if I have direct deposit. Why so long when me n friends went same day n they have already gotten there’s

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Cynthia,
      The IRS does not process all returns in the same amount of time. Some receive their refunds faster than others. The IRS only has stated that 9 out of 10 refunds will be processed within 21 days.

  61. Kycia says:

    After being approved how long before it updates to refund sent or is it random?

  62. Marti4111 says:

    My ddd was for today, but it hasn’t made it to my bank. It has been sent out when can I expect it to be in my account?

  63. Michelle says:

    Hi I’m sure you keep hearing the same questions over and over. I’m curious and nervous because I filled on January 31, and to date wmr has not approved yet just shows processing. Also is the 21 days calendar days or working days? Thanks a lot

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Michelle,
      Yes, a lot of the same questions, but that’s part of the tax filing world! :-) Anyways, I wouldn’t be very nervous until the 21 days pass. The filing status can change quickly for some and take longer for others. If 21 days pass, I would contact the IRS by phone and an IRS representative can research the status of your refund. However, they will only answer these questions if it has been 21 days or more since you filed online.
      The good thing is that it reads your return is processing. Meaning, you can have peace at mind that the IRS actually received your return and working to have it processed.

  64. latisha M says:

    the irs accepted my return jan 27 i know they started processing on the 31st of january but if their was a problem would they notify you prior to the 21 days or are they taking the full 21 days to process my return.

  65. latisha M says:

    It has been recieved.. its being processed with a topic 152.. been that way since jan 27th 2014… please help

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Latisha,
      Topic 152 is informational saying your return is in progress. When it’s finished, your status will change to approved and an estimate direct deposit date will show up. If 21 days pass and your status does not change, and you haven’t received your refund, then it can mean your return could be in review. I wouldn’t do anything or be overly concerned, until the full 21 days passes.

  66. Junior says:

    I filed the 28th got my acceptance the 29th. Got my approved status and DDD of 2/6/14. Of course the 6th came and went no money. Checked the next day I get the delayed processing return message and due date may have changed. As of today still no new DD date and still the same message. Is there a chance I may get it tomorrow?

  67. April says:

    Hello, WMR states that my refund was sent out dd on Feb 10 2014. I have not received and my back said I don’t have anything processing either. What could be going on?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi April,
      Are you sure you entered the correct banking information when filling out your return? I would double check that. If entered the correct banking numbers, I would contact whoever you filed your return with. If you filed your tax return with RapidTax, feel free to contact us via phone 877-289-7580 during our hours of 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST, Monday- Friday.

  68. qgod says:

    what does it mean when wmr shows refund approved then goes back to refund received

  69. jennie says:

    I filed on 31 Jan 14, was accepted on 2 Feb 14, but the website says it is still processing when should I expect my return?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Jennie,
      There is never an exact date or time period when dealing with the IRS. I would wait 21 days from January 31st and then contact the IRS to see what is going on with your return.

  70. Levon says:

    My status was updated yesterday afternoon ( 14th) stating that my return has been sent via mail. Im just wondering when I should be expecting it to be in my p.o box

  71. pressed and stressed says:

    I filed my taxes on the 28th of Jan and was accepted on the 30th of Jan. Up until yesterday I still had the first bar on my WMR site. I then log on to WMR yesterday and I have the message that says “refund still processing and a date will be provided when available. ” This has never happened before and I still have topic 152 on my screen. Should I be concerned?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi there,
      No, you shouldn’t be concerned until 21 business days has passed. After 21 days, you can contact the IRS via phone and let them know your status has not been changed and still displays your refund is being processed.

  72. Tequila says:

    I filed my taxes on 1/28 they have been accepted and approved with a ddd of 2/12. According to WMR my refund was dd into my on 2/13 but I haven’t received anything as of yet. I called my bank to see if I had a pending deposit and they told me no. I verified with my bank and tax preparer my account and routing number. I don’t know why it is taking so long or what the problem could be.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Tequila,
      It can take around 5 days for the refund to be processed and deposited to the bank account. If it isn’t deposited by the end of the week, I would suggest contacting the IRS directly, by phone.

  73. June Riley says:

    Hello, I e-filed my taxes this year and received an email on January 25th that my return had been accepted early by the IRS. I’ve been checking the WMR website daily and it’s still saying it’s being processed (with no status bar). It’s been right at 21 days since it’ s been accepted, is this a sign that something is going wrong? Or when should I look to have my refund sent?

  74. Mj says:

    Also I received my state on 02/10/14 wasn’t even expecting it….:)

    • patty ofarrell says:

      I filed injured spouse feb31 and its still saying being processed. And will give me a date when available should I be worried

      • Tax Advisor says:

        Hi Patty,
        I am guessing you meant to type Feb 3 or Jan 31 instead of “feb31″? Either way, you can contact the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040 and learn the updated status of your return.

      • injured spouse also says:

        Hi Patty. It can take up to 14 weeks for an Injured Spouse case to be finished. Last year it was longer for some of us. This year it seems like they have been getting most done within 6 weeks or so. There is a great support group on facebook called Injured Spouse Tax Filer Group! it is very informative and the people are great. I would advise that if you want information on Injured Spouse and waiting buddies I would request to be accepted in the group.

  75. tamika says:

    I filed my taxes on Jan 21 I was rejected bc my child SSN was incorrect so I took her off my taxes it accepted my taxes on the 31st would that affect my return..I went thru the accepted part with bars now I don’t have any bars. What does that mean?

  76. Nicole says:

    I feel into the early acceptance group. Was given a dd 2/13 on 2/12 i got a 1121 code checked my transcript refund cancelled on 2/3 now it has a processed date 3/3 please help. Im not understanding

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Nicole,
      There are many tax-filers who have reported seeing the 1121 code on their refund status. The 1121 code traditionally doesn’t mean there is a problem, but could be due to a number of issues, which explains the delay in your refund date.

  77. Mia says:

    I filed february 3 and was accepted on the 7 and my date was 12. I want to know when will i get my refund in the mail.It says that my refund was mailed out on the 12th. How long does it take to recieve it in the mail.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Mia,
      It’s good to know that if you elected to receive your refund check by mail, it can take several weeks. For future reference, electing to receive your refund by direct deposit will allow you to receive your refund more quickly, between 1 and 5 days.

  78. tony says:

    Yes i got accepted feb 2 an my 21 days will be on feb 22 but when i check my refund status im still on the first bar what should i do

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Tony,
      I would wait until the 21 days has passed. If at that point you do not have any updates, I would contact the IRS directly by phone and let them know of your situation.

  79. Ericka says:

    Ok my return got accepted on feb 6 Ii am still at one bar and it tells me about tax topic 152 anyone having this issue if so please explain,,,

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Ericka,
      Topic 152 just means your tax return is in progress. Once it’s processed, the status will change to approved and an estimate date of when you’ll receive your refund will appear.

      I wouldn’t worry until 21 days has passed. Once 21 days has passed and if there are no changes, I would contact the IRS by phone.

  80. chosen says:

    How accurate is your DD date from the Irs is your money is being direct deposited to a ny get it card tax card?

  81. taxworry says:

    Hi, so is it 21 business days or calender days?
    I filed on the 30 of January and was reject it but resubmitted and the 31 got accepted and now it just shows that is being processed should I worry ?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi,
      No, I wouldn’t worry until 21 business days pass. Once these 21 days pass and if there is still no status change, you can contact the IRS to learn what is going on with your return.

  82. love says:

    I was accepted on 2/24/14 and I was checking wmr like crazy its about 5 days an my bars are gone have a msg about its being processing wit code 152 my 21 days wud b up Thursday shud I b worried

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi,
      I am guessing you meant to type you were accepted on 1/24/2014, rather than 2/24/14?

      Topic 152 just means your tax return is in progress. Once it’s processed, the status will change to approved and an estimate date of when you’ll receive your refund will appear. I wouldn’t worry until 21 days has passed. Once 21 days has passed and if there are no changes, I would contact the IRS by phone.

  83. juan says:

    How long can it take for irs to accept my tax return..I efile on 2-13 and was rejected for wrong ssn. So my tax place resubmitted on 2-16. Does it take this long to be accepted. On the Web site it says 24 to 48 hours.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Juan,
      I wouldn’t include the 16th and 17th in the 24 to 48 hours processing time because the 16th was a Sunday and the 17th was a holiday (President’s Day). I would expect to see an update by tomorrow. If nothing changes, contact whoever you filed your return with to make sure it was re-submitted.
      If you filed with us, you can contact us directly at 877-289-7580 Monday-Friday 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM and we can give you an update on the status of your return.

  84. annette says:

    We filed our taxes on feb.6. Went on irs websire where is my refund.. said it was accepted same day with like 8 days said it was approved and said our scedule date for refund date is the 20th. Tomorrow (: into our bank. So if I recieve it ill let you all know.

  85. Yep says:

    Mine is still processing I filed on 27 jan 2014 what’s going on

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi “Yep”,
      The IRS can take longer than accepted to file returns in some cases. If the 21 days has passed and you still have not received any updates regarding your status, I would suggest contacting the IRS directly, by phone.

  86. Cindy says:

    Hello.. I did my income tax February 8th I paid extra to get it in 2 weeks. My question is when I go to where is my refund it tells me it can’t provide any information about my refund? I called my tax preparer and they said it was sent and accepted. Last year when I filed my income tax I did it on January 31 and didn’t receive it until first week of May. I don’t understand why ? But I guess it’s going to be the same thing this year? And done people that did theirs before me got it in like 7 days or 14 .

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Cindy,
      If you are filing with the same company or tax preparer for the second year in a row, and it takes an extremely long time each time, I would suggest changing companies when filing your next taxes. Also, if there is no update on your refund information on the IRS website, they may have no of filed your return yet. I would contact the IRS directly by phone, to ask.

      If you decide to file with us in the future, it’s good to know, the RapidTax team works to make sure your return is submitted to the IRS as soon as possible. Although the IRS can take longer than expected to file some returns, we generally see customers receive their tax refund within 21 days after filing with us.

  87. Danesha says:

    I filed on the 27th of Jan the lady put in a wrong ssn and now its saying they need additional information will I at leaat get part of my refund

  88. 956worker says:

    I sumbitted my refund on the 1/31/14 and git one bar that was recieved following day….been processi.g for 21 days called irs and still couldnt tell me anything..as of 2/20/14….any ideas? Wmt site says still processing

  89. Steve says:

    I filed my taxs on january 17 it got accepted january 31 today is the febuary 21 and no refund it says still processing from january 31 can u ppls tell me what happening

    • Tax Advisor says:

      HI Steve,
      If your status has not changed, I suggest contacting the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040 if you would like an IRS representative to research the status of your return. (Just a heads up, the phone lines are extremely busy so you may have to wait on the phone for an extensive time.)

  90. christinam32 says:

    i filed on 2/8 been checking WMR today I check my account transcript and it read as follows
    cycle date 20140805
    150 Taxes filled 3/10
    806 with holding 4/15
    766 credit 4/15
    768 EIC 4/15
    846 refund issued 3/10
    what does all this mean will I get my refund on 3/10

  91. Ericka says:

    I have this on my transcript codes, 150,806,570,768 and 20140805 can someone please help me to understand this better…

  92. ray says:

    is it true that refunds only come in the mail on saturdays

  93. Paulette says:

    I file my taxes on 02/01/2014 having one bar saying refund recieved and processing on Thursday my bars dissappear I would like to know if sat and sun and president day count in my 21 day because I am getting frustrated

  94. Lateshe says:

    I waited my 21days an called the irs an they said my money will be depositedby april25 butshe also said she dont se any nites on my account what does that mean

  95. patty says:

    I filed my taxes on the 13th and its still saying its being processed, and wait 21days for a refund how do I know when the 21days is up?

  96. mark says:

    hi i did my taxes and recieved my federal return two weeks ago and when i check on nys tax website it says the paper work was recieved and its upon further review is that normal or is there a problem

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Mark,
      The good news is that state received your tax return. Further review doesn’t necessarily mean there is a problem and right now means it will take longer than expected for the state to process your return. If you received your federal refund, everything should be fine.

  97. Issy Reddick says:

    Would the irs.gov site update that theres something wrong either on the taxes or refund, when I enter my information

  98. victoria says:

    WE DID OUR TAXES FEB. 12TH 2014 WAS ACCEPED THE SAME DAY. STILL SAYS ITS BEING PROSSED WHY NOT EVEN A DDD

  99. Breeann says:

    Filed my taxes on 2/9. On the Jackson Hewitt website, I’ve been approved. On ‘Where’s My Refund’ website that its still being processed and a date will be given when refund is available. My 21 days end this Sunday. I do not have any codes. No one is helping me on this matter. My Friend filed hers the same day and received her refund last Monday. It honestly feels like the IRS picks and chooses who they want to screw over and take forever with.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Breeann,
      There is no certain reason why your return is taking longer than your friend’s return. I would wait until Monday, if you still haven’t seen any changes to your status then contact the IRS asking them why it is taking longer than 21 days.

  100. patty says:

    Its still saying 21days can you tell me if something maybe wrong, it has never took my tax this long to process

  101. lynn says:

    Wmr says my check was mailed out on February 10 when should i get it

  102. lynn says:

    Wmr says my check was mailed out on February 10 2014. When should i get it

  103. claudia says:

    filed on February 6 and it was accepted on the 6th it was processing all the way up until the 22nd and it got approved it gave me and direct deposit date for February 26th but it hasnt it went into my account yet nor have I received my state yet because it says received and processing should I be worried I’ve never had it take this long before my 21 days will be Friday

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Claudia,
      It can take longer than expected for the IRS to process refunds. Once the IRS site states your refund was sent, it can still take 1-5 business days for the refund to be processed into your account.

  104. Michelle says:

    Is it true that taxes are deposited in banks accounts on Fridays only.If that’s not true what are the deposit days

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Michelle,
      That is not true. It can be deposited any day and it often depends on how long it takes for the bank to process, which can often take 1-5 days.

  105. Taylor says:

    I filed my tax return last Thursday at my tax office, on Wednesday it was approved, and my deposits date is today. Since the irs site is only updated once a day, could my refund be deposited today and the site isn’t updated yet for te last bar?

  106. Toya says:

    I filed on 2/7/14….only one bar..pulled my transcript it shows 20140705…3/3/14…what does this mean? ??

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Toya,
      20140705 represents the day your return was processed. In your case, your return was processed on Thursday, Feb 13 (07 is the seventh week of the year, 05 means the fifth day of the week). The 3/3/14 is the date your refund is planned to be sent.

      If you elected to have your refund direct deposited, I would expect to receive your refund 1-5 days after 3/3/2014. If you elected to have your refund mailed via check, I would wait a few weeks.

  107. kennymc says:

    I filed my my taxed on 2/15/14 the say I should get it on 3/8/14.why so long and im still on the 1st bar of wheres my refund,why havent updated yet it been 2weeks already.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi “Kennymc”,
      It can take the IRS longer than expected to process some refunds. There is no promised date on when you will receive your tax refund, just estimate dates. Once it has been 21 days since you filed your return, you can call the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040 and a representative will research the status of your return.

  108. Terrie says:

    I filed on feb.5 accepted on feb 6. Still processing with code 152 do I count weekend days as part of my 21 days??? Should I be worried please help..

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Terrie,
      Topic 152 just means your tax return is in progress, and is not something you should be worried about. I wouldn’t count weekends in the 21 days. Once the 21 days has passed, you can call the IRS directly and one of their representatives can research the status of your return. The number is 1-800-829-1040 although it’s good to know, there will probably be an extensive wait time.

  109. santos rivera says:

    I filed electronically on feb 2 2014 and it said it was accepted. I check the irs website everyday and it says that it is still being processed. Its been 29 days. Why havent I received my money. My state check came about a week ago but my federal doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. What should I do

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Santos,
      The IRS can take longer than expected to process returns. It can be frustrating but there is no promise form the IRS that you will get your refund within a month.
      I would suggest contacting the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040 if you would like an IRS representative to research the status of your return. (Just a heads up, the phone lines are extremely busy so you may have to wait on the phone for an extensive time.)

      Best of luck!

  110. tricia says:

    Ive filed my taxes on the 13th and its still saying its processing, now my sister did hers a week or so later and shes received a date on saturday for the 5th but she has received it today which is 2days early, I want to know if I havent received a error msg yet should I not be worried?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Tricia,
      I wouldn’t be worried, some tax returns take longer than others to process. If 21 days has passed since you filed and still no changes, then you may contact the IRS directly for a representative to research the status of your refund.

  111. snyder says:

    Mime was filed on the 26th and it cant be found on the irs wheres my refund at all why is this

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Snyder,
      You will need to check with whoever you prepared your tax return with about this. It seems as though it wasn’t filed to the IRS if it isn’t showing up on “Where’s My Refund?”.
      If you filed with RapidTax, you can check your message board for any questions from our tax experts regarding your return or you can call us directly and we will help you.

  112. Jashae says:

    Filed Feb. 9 got approved on Feb. 28 a change was made but no date status bar gone and still saying processing and date will be provided when available. Today is March 3 still no update saying the same thing.

  113. tricia says:

    I just checked wmr now my bars are gone nowits saying processing a date will be available when one come available, now what does that really mean?

    • tricia says:

      Well I just found out why theres no bars now, ive received alettervthat states they are looking further into my information and I just receive something maybe by day 60 doesvtnat mean ive been audit. Pls response ive left you several msg

  114. Kim says:

    My file shows it was excepted. Feb 5th however I have not received anything wmr is saying the same thing its still processing every phone number that is avalible is routed to a voice recording so you can’t even talk to a live person. So where do I go from here?

  115. mary says:

    i ve filed my taxes 1/16 acepted 2/1/14 now after 21 days i called and now it says still in process and refund date will be available. i called and they said its in review and i should be receiving a letter what does this mean

  116. Ashleigh hunter says:

    How do it figure out if I applied for direct deposit because I don’t remember putting in my bank information but it says that the refund will be credited to my account someone please help.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Ashleigh,
      You can ask whoever filed your taxes for you, they will know. If you filed with RapidTax, on your downloaded return (which is available on your account status page under the download tab) you can read through it and on the second page of your 1040, you can see if you opted to have your refund direct deposited.

      On the second page of the 1040, one of two things will appear meaning you decided to have your refund direct deposited;

        1. The direct deposit routing and account number for your refund.
        2. The words “fee collect” and “applied for” in the routing number and account number boxes. This means you decided to have your refund direct deposited but had the fees of the tax filing service first deducted from your refund.

      The second page of your 1040 return will not have any information listed in the banking number boxes if you had your refund sent to you by check in the mail.

  117. Patrick says:

    Hi,
    I filed on Feb 9, it was accepted the same day. The 21 days went by with no DD so I called yesterday and talked to the irs, They said there was an error with my return ( not paying the $500.00 first time home buyers credit back). But I actually did have it listed on the return. So she said they fixed the error on feb 24 and now it could take up to 6 weeks to receive my refund….. Is this true? Do you know anything else about how long it will take to get them?
    Thank you for your help.
    Patrick

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Patrick,
      That sounds about right. Fixing errors can take up to several weeks (as they told you). The good news is that the error has been fixed and that you will be receiving a refund.

  118. Brittany says:

    I filed 01-31-2014. IRS accepted it 02-01-2014. The IRS website is saying refund still processing and a date will be provided when available. I called IRS 03-04-2014 and the rep said since I am a first time tax filer, she could not tell me anything b/c they have no info on me…. I mean really!!!! I thought that was why I have a ss number, so they could pull up info on me and about me, This really sucks! I bet if I owed THEM money, they wouldn’t have no problem finding my info.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Brittany,
      I am sorry to hear about your IRS frustrations. I am hoping everything worked out by now. If not, I highly suggest contacting whoever prepared your taxes for you. If it was us, please feel free to call us directly Mon-Fri between 10 AM and 5 PM EST at 877-289-7580, or you can live-chat between 2 and 6 PM EST.

  119. lynn says:

    Wmr say my check was mailed on feb10,ita already gonna be march 10 one month and i still haven’t received my check

  120. lynn says:

    Wmr says they mailed my check our on Feb 10 its gonna be march 10 and i still haven’t received my check whats going on

  121. Tee says:

    My tax return was excepted March 1. I still have no date yet. What could be wrong

  122. Crystal says:

    Hello; I mailed in my taxes the last week of January, 2014. When I check my refund status a few weeks ago it stated being processed. Now the site is stating that they can’t provide any information about my refund. I have tried called the numbers provided and I hear the same thing. The site is acting as I am entering my information incorrectly and I am going off of the information submitted on my tax forms. Nothing differs. I need to speak to a live person and I am unable to. I have called the 800 number a few times and the same information shows. I am not understanding why initially the site stated processing and now it states that there is no information provided.

  123. kenyatta says:

    Hi im a victim of identity theft and was assigned a number so I efiled my taxes on feb21 it said I’m supposed to get them march13th but nothing yet but however I got my state refund on March3rd can you help please

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Kenyatta,
      Considering 21 days has passed since you filed your return, you can call the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040 and one of their representatives can research the status of your return.

  124. Sheila says:

    I have been approved by the irs and have a dd date of 3/17. I have heard of of others receiving theirs early. Does the irs send dd on saturdays? Or should I just expect it by the 17th?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Sheila,
      I wouldn’t expect to receive the refund earlier than the date posted on the IRS website. Also, keep in mind, direct deposit can take a few days to be processed by the bank.

  125. Shanell says:

    I status is saying my refund was deposited in my bank but I don’t have a bank account I was waiting on a check, does that mean a check was sent out already?

  126. Deanna says:

    My taxes return was excepted on Jan 31, I have not receive nothing in the mail or when I call they tell me everything okay. Why the delay and why I haven’t receive my refund.

  127. Kayla says:

    Its been 14and the IRS has not accepted My refund is it supposed to Take this long.I am scared that i am not going to get my refund back and if something is wrong will they tell me

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Kayla,
      I wouldn’t worry until 21 days has passed. Once this time period has gone by, I suggest calling the IRS directly and one of their representatives can research the status of your return. The number is 1-800-829-1040.

      Best of luck!

  128. Gene says:

    Hi, I filed my taxes on March 7, and they were accepted. Checked on my status on March 20, and the site said my refund was approved. Now when I check on the ‘Where’s my refund’ site it says: You may not have entered your information correctly. Please verify your personal tax data and try again. What does this mean?

  129. Karl says:

    Went to wmr an they gave me a da for 4-9-14…i have no direct deposit where will i get my check an will it come early….do i need to call my tax preparer….

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Karl,
      You can contact your tax preparer if you are unsure how you are receiving your refund, they will tell you how you elected to receive your refund. It sounds like the IRS gave you a refund date of 4-9-14, which means you most likely will not receive it before then. Also, if you are receiving it by mail, it could take additional days for the mailing process.

  130. Tiffany says:

    I wonder if anyone has actually received their refund based on these estimates? You would think that the government would have a better way of tracking your refund by now with all of the technology they have now…
    Oh I forgot they don’t have enough employees to handle the overload of paperwork :- /

  131. jam pony says:

    Does ordering a return transcript means you will be getting your refund soon?? And if so how long after ordering your transcript do you get a deposit date

  132. sherri Rich says:

    I filed my taxes last year. They went up for teveiw. I had to send in proof documents and still have not received a refund. All i keep receiveing letters. Saying i should get a reply by the datr they give me. Date come around and nothing. Then here comes another reply date. This has been the 5th or6 letter. But no refund. This the 1st time i ever been threw this. Should i still exspected a refund? Its saying have not proccess no information can be found. A while back the bar should process. Then that went away.Help please

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Sherri,
      I would definitely contact the IRS by phone about this issue. It seems like your tax return went into further review.

      • diane says:

        Hi tax advisor I was audited in feb I send in all documents on March 28 then received two letters one saying they got them and another saying ill have a response by may 14 why so long I did my taxes with rapid tax

        • Tax Advisor says:

          Hi Diane,
          If audited, there is a delay in the tax return process and considering the IRS is in their busy season, this all takes a while. It also takes a while because everything is mailed.
          We (RapidTax) have no control over individuals getting audited by the IRS and also do not have control over the speed at which the IRS processes your information. If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact us directly by phone at 877-289-7580 and we would be more than happy to help you.
          Thanks for filing with us.

  133. ed says:

    i filied on april 15 th when should i get my refund? do they miss some offset ?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Ed,
      Did you e-file or paper file? If you e-filed, you can expect your refund within 21 days of filing. If you paper filed, you can expect your refund within 6 to 8 weeks of filing.

  134. Tiffani says:

    hello, my husband had filed his taxes through a free tax advisors (AARP) this year. He also chose the Direct Deposit option on the form with using my bank account info. We both wondered where his refund was not deposited into my account after a month and half of waiting. We finally go ahold of my bank and i was told that my husband was “not athourized” to receive any deposits to my account without him signing a form that was required to enable that process. So since we took so long to find the problem IRS declared to send him “a check” instead. We have not received it yet. We also call IRS multiple times since & all they say is “the check has been sent, it may be your post office”. He filed Feb 13,14 & Detected the problem March 5th & was told a new one was sent March 24,14 & we still havent received the check and today is April 21,14. IRS is no help & not sure what to ask our local post office since our other mail seems to be comming regularly with no delay. Do you know if there is a penalty for refund mistakes? or do you have any adivce on how we can locate the check?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Tiffani,
      Oh no, that doesn’t sound fun. I am sorry to hear about the problems you had with the refund. I would suggest waiting six to eight weeks from the date they sent it in the mail, if you still do not receive it within that time period, you will need to contact the IRS again regarding the status of the refund. There shouldn’t be any penalty for the confusion with your refund.

      Best of luck!

  135. Jon says:

    my returns was rejected on march 27, and I did do a paper filling around the 2nd of april, when do I expect to get my refund

  136. Michael Elder says:

    Hello, I filed my taxes Feb 7th and was notified by VITA that my eFile had been rejected. I went to VITA and they gave me the paperwork needed to send in by mail. I sent all available paperwork on Feb 17th and waited for my refund. However, on Apr 9th a letter was mailed out asking for more information although I have already mailed all available paperwork. My status still says “processing” and I was wondering as to what should be done? I have already called, however the individuals I have spoken with can only see if my paperwork has been delivered to them. I am trying to get a hold of the individuals actually reviewing my paperwork so I can get a clear understanding of what exactly it is that they need. If by chance you have an email or phone number to this department, please let me know. Thank you.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Michael,
      I would expect to receive your refund 6 to 8 weeks after you mailed your return, although if you decided to receive your refund by mail, this could be a bit longer.
      Did you file with RapidTax? If so, feel free to call us directly at 877-289-7580 (Monday-Friday 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM) and we would be more than happy to help you with your question.

  137. Seka says:

    Hi,
    My husband and I filled our taxes the second week in February, the papers were sent out by mail the following week. The IRS probably received it the third week in February. Well still have not received our refund, we check daily on ‘where is my refund’ app and it always says ‘still processing ‘. What is going on? If something was wrong or the IRS needs somethibg, they would have contacted us by now.

  138. rashonda says:

    Hi my name rashonda I file mind on 4 – 22 – 2014 WHEN WOODED I GOT A REFUND

  139. Kris Harris says:

    hi i have my taxes aprooved n it says will hit my bank on april 39th today is april 30th when can i expect them to send it?

  140. Chrystal says:

    Hello my refund was received with you all on. Feb 23. 2014 in it says it’s still being processed on the status can you explain to me why it’s taking so long I still have no received it ?

  141. Kris Harris says:

    or is there a number i can reach a real person at tge IRS

  142. Sia says:

    Has anyone received their refund after the 21 days waiting period. The bars has disappeared from WMR site and now its just saying that it is still being processed. If any of you have received their return, how long did you have to wait? Did you have to call the IRS? or did the status just change on WMR?

  143. TiffanyW says:

    My husband and I filed electronically with injured spouse. After the 11 weeks was up we were transfered to a tax advisor. Because we had cutoff notices and faxed them in our advisor approved us for a hardship case last Monday. On the 23rd she called and said the Irs had finished processing our return and now it just had to go through the computer system to be deposited. That was a week ago. Why have I not gotten our refund yet? How long after the irs finishes processing a return does it usually take for the refund to be direct deposited?

  144. Neka Skinner says:

    I went to the IRS building and filed mine on April 15th when can I expect to receive my refund if I had to fill out an Identity Theft Form?

  145. Jenny says:

    Hello. I prepared my taxes through taxact online. Both state and federal were accepted. Federal was approved, processed and received. However my state has only been accepted; not approved or rejected. When I check on taxact it shows absolutely no process nor progress. When I check WMF it says I have entered information incorrectly. I checked all info entered and even checked to make sure I entered it correctly with Taxact and all looks right. I filed on Feb 2, 2014. It’s been much longer than 21 days to process and it still hasn’t been approved or rejected. I’m wondering if there is a number I can call to figure this out. Thank you.

  146. Linda says:

    Hello. I mailed my refund on Feb 27. I got back a letter in April saying they needed more papers so I sent in all they asked for on April 3 by certified mail. I received a receipt saying they received it on the 7th of April. I have waited the 21 days to check so I have gone to the wheres my refund and its says they can’t provide any info. I have type in all the correct info, I even called the 1-800 number and it says the same thing. So wheres my refund and who can I call to find out more info on my process?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Linda,
      Mailed return can in some cases take up to 8 weeks to process. I would suggest waiting a bit longer, and then contacting the IRS again regarding the status of your refund.

  147. Greg says:

    My tax refund was sent to my bank on May 9th 2014 And nothing yet. Please what can i do to get my refund?

  148. cheryl stone says:

    filed my taxes on April 5, 2014 on April 6, 2014 jackson hewitt called me ask for my identity thief number same day I called IRS got my identity thief number gave it to Jackson Hewitt still no tax refund I have it going in my daughter bank account… what is the problem? no follow-up call from Jackson Hewitt… come on really? this generation is so unprofessional..

  149. cheryl stone says:

    I added an extra called bot was making correction thank you..

  150. omar p. says:

    Hi i efiled my taxes may 29 and I am waiting for my paper check but when i check where’s my refund on the irs website they do not give me information as to where my refund status is at? how much longer should i wait to call irs?
    thank you in advance.

  151. Omar p. says:

    Hi i efiled my 2012 taxes on my 29, 2014. I have not received my refund how much longer do I need to wait to call IRS? So all together i did 2011 on paper, 2012 eflied, and 2013 amended. I know 2011 and 2013 will take longer, but for 2012 it should had been fast.

  152. pammy says:

    I had a tax topic152 and went thru examtion process came to a agreement I will receive refund they close case 6/14/2014 so whennnn will I receive a refund I’m in financial hardship my advocate helped me move to the front the line knw is there a way to speed up the money release

  153. edna says:

    hello what do i do when i have filed my tax return for 2013 in April and received it April 17th and i still have not received my state tax refund! what do i do to find out what happened to that?>

  154. NortieKeeks says:

    Hi,

    We filed late this year. My husband mailed the return in on/about the 23rd of June. We are now in week 5 and the WMR website has gone from saying we need to ‘wait 4 weeks to receive an update’ to ‘they are unable to provide us with any information and to check with our tax preparer’.

    I have 2 questions:

    First, does the exact mailing/postmarked date truly matter in the search of your refund status? e.g. because I have the wrong date entered I won’t be able to receive a status update??

    And second, typically, when filing late AND via paper refund, what is the approximate turn-around time to receive direct deposit refunds? And when would you suggest we make a call to the IRS regarding our refund status?

    Much thanks in advance for any help you are able to provide!!!!! : )

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi NortieKeeks,

      I suggest calling the IRS Refund Hotline at 800-829-1954. When you call, you will be asked to provide your Social Security Number, filing status, and tax refund amount.

  155. james says:

    Ii filed mines jan 27th of this year then receive a letter stating they need more proof that my son stay with me so I did its almost Aug where’s my money….

  156. Caniyah says:

    I filed my taxes in may I have yet to receive my refund

  157. dustin johnston says:

    this is for my sister she filed for taxes this year and she was supposed to get her taxes back on schedule then the IRS tried to take her money for her husbands kids for child suppose, she had to go through a process to make it so her money stayed with her and her kids, since then her and her husband are no longer together and she keeps getting the run around about her getting her taxes back they keep telling her wait till this day, and when the day comes the tell her to wait for another day this has happened about 8 times so far and they keep telling her to wait longer and longer and longer. now I would think this would be illegal for them to keep holding her taxes from her and her family for all this time its almost half the year gone by and she is still being told to wait, how can she fight this to get what she is owed this is hurting her kids more than anything by not giving them money for school and expenses to get by on. please let me know cause it saddens me how the government can be allowed to get away with this sort of thing when a child depends on it.

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Dustin,

      I’m so sorry to hear that this is occurring. Unfortunately once a return is submitted to the IRS, it is in their hands. However, you may want to contact your local IRS Advocate office. Once on the website, choose your state and contact the office that is provided. This office is contacted with any on-going issues with the IRS. They will hopefully be able to help out.

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