EITC and ACTC tax returns will be delayed until Mid February 2018
The IRS just confirmed that due to the PATH act, all EITC and ACTC tax returns will be delayed until Mid Feb. 2018. Tax Delay 2018
If you are filing the earned income tax credit and/or the additional child tax credit, your 2017 tax return will be delayed until the middle of February 2018. Tax Delay 2018 full story.
When will I get my refund if I file with the EITC or ACTC?
The IRS expects the earliest EITC/ACTC related refunds to be available in taxpayer bank accounts or on debit cards starting on Feb 27, 2018, if they chose direct deposit and there are no other issues with the tax return. Source.
Why is my tax refund being delayed?
The PATH act took affect in 2017 to allow the IRS to properly check all EITC and ACTC tax returns for fraud. Full story.
Tax Delay 2018 information:
Expecting a refund? Some refunds cannot be issued before mid-February.
By law, the IRS cannot issue refunds before mid-February for tax returns that claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit.
This applies to the entire refund, even the portion not associated with these credits.
Check out our full 2018 Refund Schedule, we have updated it to account for the Tax Delay 2018.