Where’s My Refund Update for PATH act

Where’s My Refund Update for PATH act

We will constantly update this page as we have news regarding the PATH act tax delay message.

Update 2/19/2017 8am CST. The IRS made a statement recently that all of the PATH act taxpayers will receive their tax refund by February 27th, 2017.  Most taxpayers should already have a tax refund date of either 2/22 or 2/23. Those who currently do not, should see one either Monday or Wednesday.

Where's My Refund Update for PATH act

Update 2/18/2017 8am CST. The IRS have released the funds for all 2/22 WMR dates. Where’s My Refund updated overnight with 2/23/2017 dates for those with PATH act message. We do estimate that those were sent out already as well.

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Update 2/17/2017 7am CST. We have had many confirmed tax refund date of February 22nd, 2017 for those who had the PATH act. Some of these individuals also reported that their bank had a pending transaction deposit for their tax refund amount as well.First Payout Date for EITC/ACTC PATH Act in Where's My RefundFirst Payout Date for EITC/ACTC PATH Act in Where's My Refund


As a reminder, we do have other clients who have reported no change in their Where’s My Refund status, so not everyone was updated with the February 22nd date.Please be patient and your status should update over the next two days.


Update 2/16/2017 5am CST. We have had 100s of validated reports this morning of the PATH act message disappearing and a processing message appearing.

“We have received your tax return and it is being processed.”

This is due to the IRS removing the PATH act message from Where’s My Refund. It will show a direct deposit date by February 18th. If you do not have a direct deposit date by Feb. 18th, you will need to contact the IRS toll-free line.

Where’s My Refund Update for PATH act

Update 2/15/2017 2pm CST. We reached out to the IRS today and the unofficial word is that they will begin issuing direct deposits today at the end of day. Where’s My Refund will begin updating midnight tonight. It does typically take two days for direct deposits to process so be patient.

 2/13/2017 3:54PM CST. The IRS just sent out a press release. The IRS Where’s My Refund tool will not update until February 16th, 2017 for those that still have the PATH act message. It will begin updating WMR on February 16th through February 18th for the vast majority of EITC/ACTC taxpayers. 

“Where’s My Refund?” Begins Updating Feb. 16 for EITC and ACTC Filers By law, the IRS must hold Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit refunds until Feb. 15. Taxpayers will begin to see refunds claiming EITC/ACTC the week of Feb. 27. “Where’s My Refund?” will update for EITC/ACTC refunds beginning Feb. 16, with the vast majority updating by Feb. 18.

Source: IRS.gov

9:05AM CST. What We Know Right Now. Where’s My Refund did update for some PATH act message on Saturday 2/11/2017 at Midnight. It does appear to only be a small amount of taxpayers. Mostly those with smaller refund amounts. None of our reports were above $2000 in tax refunds. There has not been an update for anyone else since then. These are all based on reports and we still have no official word from the IRS.

We have now had a reported Married-Filing Jointly PATH act(EITC only) tax return approved with a February 15th, 2017 direct deposit date. This taxpayer filed January 26th and accepted same day by the IRS. PATH Act updated for MFJ
As of 8am CST, February 11th, 2017, we have many reports of those who filed Single and had the Earned Income Tax Credit, getting an update to their IRS Where’s My Refund. The refund date set is February 15th, 2017 so far. We will update as soon as we have reports of other filing statuses such as Head of Household or Married Filing Jointly.PATH Act First DDD Set

As of 7:30am CST, February 11th, 2017, we have no updates to the IRS Where’s My Refund tool for those with 2017 tax delays relating to the PATH act. We had reports yesterday from many reliable sources that an update was coming at midnight. This did not happen.

We have been told that the IRS Where’s My Refund tool has been overwhelmed by taxpayers checking the tool hourly. This will cause the system to slow down and make it very difficult to be updated. As a reminder, the IRS recommends that you only check the IRS2Go app or Where’s My Refund once daily.

Where's My Refund Update for PATH act

Where’s My Refund Update for PATH act

We will update this post the minute we have heard of a change. There is no need to check IRS Where’s My Refund more than once daily.

If you have any other questions, please visit our IRS Where’s My Refund forum. We will respond to all unique questions within a few days. Please search the forum before asking a question and read the rules.

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