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When does IRS accept tax returns in 2017. 2017 IRS Refunds

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IRS Where’s My Refund Information Below.

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the IRS2GO mobile app. Where’s My Refund? is updated once every 24 hours, usually overnight. Refunds are generally issued within 21 days after we receive your tax return, but you can also check our 2016 IRS Refund Cycle Chart

for exact payout dates. You should only call if it has been longer. Need help checking your State Refund? Check the Where’s My State Refund page. Do you have a strange IRS Reference Code like 1121? Check out our listing of IRS reference codes. IRS Refunds 2017

When can you check the status of your 2017 federal tax refund?

  • When our Refund Schedule has your return estimated.
  • 4 weeks after you mail your paper return
  • “Where’s My Refund?” is updated once every 24 hours

What do you need to check the 2017 federal refund status?

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Tax Filing Status
  • Your total refund amount before any fees.

How do you check your 2017 federal refund status?

Get your refund status at IRS Where’s My Refund here or on the IRS2Go App.

What other ways can you estimate when you will get your 2017 tax refund back?

IRS Where’s My Refund Frequently Asked Questions:

More Information About “Where’s My Refund”

“Where’s My Refund?” can be checked within 24 hours after the IRS has received an e-filed return or four weeks after receipt of a mailed paper return. “Where’s My Refund?” has a tracker that displays progress through three stages: (1) Return Received, (2) Refund Approved and (3) Refund Sent.

Users who access “Where’s My Refund?” on IRS.gov or the IRS2Go app must have information from their current, pending tax return to access their refund information. The IRS reminds taxpayers claiming the EITC or the ACTC that recent legislation requires the IRS to hold those refunds until mid-February. Keep in mind that only a small percentage of total filers will fall into this situation. The change helps ensure that taxpayers get the refund they are owed by giving the IRS more time to help detect and prevent tax fraud.

The IRS continues to strongly encourage the use of e-file and direct deposit as the fastest and safest way to file an accurate return and receive a tax refund. More than four out of five tax returns are expected to be filed electronically, with a similar proportion of refunds issued through direct deposit.

How will I know if IRS received my tax return and if my refund is being processed?
Use the Where’s My Refund? tool to follow your tax return from receipt to issuance of your refund. While your tax return is being processed you can follow it through three stages: Return Received,Refund Approved and Refund Sent.

When can I start checking on my refund status?
You can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after we have received your electronically filed tax return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper tax return.

How often does Where’s My Refund? update?
Where’s My Refund? updates are made no more than once per day, usually at night. So there is no need to check more often.

What is happening when Where’s My Refund? shows the status of my refund is: Return Received?
This means we have your tax return and are processing it. Your personalized refund date will be available as soon as we finish processing your return and confirm that your refund has been approved. We issue most refunds in less than 21 days.

How long will it take for my status to change from Return Received to Refund Approved? 
Sometimes your status may change from “Return Received” to “Refund Approved” in just a few days, but it could take longer and a date will not be provided until your refund has been approved. However, if Where’s My Refund? shows the status of your refund is: Return Received we have received your tax return and we are processing it. Full information.

Does Where’s My Refund? always display my refund status with the tracker showing three steps?
No. In some cases the tracker graphic will not be shown if your return is being reviewed prior to step two: “Refund Approved,” and instead an explanation or instructions will be provided depending on the situation. This can happen even if you previously checked Where’s My Refund? and it showed the status as “Return Received” along with the tracker. In these cases be assured that we have your tax return and we are processing it. Please follow the directions provided by Where’s My Refund? . Otherwise if we need more information we will contact you – usually by mail. If we send you a letter about your return, please follow the instructions in the letter as soon as possible.

Will ordering a transcript help you determine when you’ll get your refund?
No, a tax transcript will not help you determine when you will get your refund. This is among the common myths and misconceptions that are often repeated in social media. The codes listed on tax transcripts do not provide any early insight into when a refund will be issued. The best way to check on your refund is by visiting “Where’s My Refund?” While transcripts include a lot of detailed information regarding actions taken on your account, the codes do not mean the same thing for everyone and they do not necessarily reflect how any of these actions do or do not impact the amount or timing of your refund. IRS transcripts are best and most often used to validate past income and tax filing status for mortgage, student and small business loan applications and to help with tax preparation. Learn how to read your transcript to estimate your tax refund date.

What is happening when Where’s My Refund? shows the status of my refund is: Refund Approved?
This means the IRS has processed your return and your refund has been approved. The IRS is now preparing to send your refund to your bank or directly to you in the mail if you requested a paper check. This status will tell you when your refund is scheduled to be sent to your bank and, if you elected the direct deposit option, a date by which it should be credited to your account. Please wait until it’s been five days from the date we sent the refund to your bank to check with your bank about the status of your refund. This time frame is provided to allow for the variations in how and when banks deposit funds.

What is happening when Where’s My Refund? shows the status of my tax return is:Refund Sent?
This means the IRS has sent your refund to your financial institution for direct deposit. This status will tell you when your refund was sent to your bank. It may take your financial institution 1 – 5 days to deposit the funds into your account. Please wait until it’s been five days from the date we sent the refund to your bank to check with your bank about the status of your refund. This time frame is provided to allow for the variations in how and when banks deposit funds. If you requested a paper check this means your check has been mailed. It could take several weeks for your check to arrive in the mail. IRS Refunds

When is IRS Where’s My Refund Available? IRS Hours of Operation 2017

IRS Where’s My Refund? is available almost all of the time. However, the IRS system is not available every Monday, early, from 12:00 am (Midnight) to 3:00 am Eastern Time.

The IRS Change of Address and Refund Trace features are not available during the following times (Eastern Time):

 Sunday  12:00 am (Midnight) to 7:00 pm
 Monday  12:00 am (Midnight) to 6:00 am
 Tuesday  3:30 am to 6:00 am
 Wednesday  3:30 am to 6:00 am
 Thursday  3:30 am to 6:00 am
 Friday  3:30 am to 6:00 am
 Saturday  3:30 am to 6:00 am
 and 9:00 pm to Midnight

Also, occasionally the IRS system may be unavailable on Sundays between 1:00 am and 7:00 am Eastern Time.

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