2022 IRS Cycle Code – Using Your Free IRS Transcript to Get Tax Return Filing Updates and Your Refund Direct Deposit Date

Every tax season there is a guessing game played by millions of American tax payers on when they will get their refund payment deposited into their bank account. There is the so-called IRS refund schedule, which has estimated dates for when the IRS will make refund deposits to bank accounts or send out mailed checks.

But this is just an estimate and does not account for processing delays and other reasons refunds could get delayed. It also does not provide an indication of when other tax related items that affect your refund get updated (E.g PATH act)

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So another way, as discussed in this article, is to check your IRS tax transcript (free from your IRS account) that shows what is called a “cycle code.” This is an eight digit number that indicates when your tax return posted to the IRS Master File (IMF).

The cycle code is updated regularly and when combined with tax transaction codes on your IRS transcript, can provide insight into your tax refund status, processing stages and potential direct deposit date.

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What does the transcript cycle code mean?

The tax transcript cycle code means your return has been submitted to the IRS master file (IMF) and generally means that your filed tax return is under processing (code 150) by the IRS.

But remember the cycle code + tax topic code, need to be used together to figure your return or refund status given they change during the IRS processing cycle.

You will need to wait for the 846 code (refund issued) to show on your transcript. This means the IRS has processed your return and your estimated direct deposit date (DDD) has been determined. See section below for more details on this code.

The IRS can and does update cycle codes and dates regularly and are pretty careful about disclosing specific details given issues in past tax years.

However we do know the IRS updates returns in batches/cycles and your IRS cycle code tells you which batch you are in and whether your transcript tax return information is updated on a daily or weekly basis.

How do I find my IRS Cycle Code?

You will need to get access to your (free) official IRS transcript. Once you have that look for the cycle date per the image below. It will be a 8 digit number like this 20220602. The cycle is interpreted as follows: (YEAR)(WEEK OF YEAR)(DAY OF WEEK)

2022 [First four digits] – This is the tax processing year. 2022 in this case.

06 [Digits 5 and 6] – This is the week of year. So 06 means the 6th calendar week of the year. Months are not a factor here. Get a calendar out and count the weeks to determine this (a week goes Monday to Sunday). So Jan 3rd, 2022 to Jan 9th 2022 is Week 1, January 24th to January 30th is Week 4, February 7th to 13th is Week 6.

02 [Digits 7 and 8] This is the “day of the week” for your IRS Account and when it posts to the IRS master file (IMF). Posting is classified as either being updated weekly or daily. Cycle codes ending in 01, 02, 03, 04 are daily accounts. Cycle codes ending in 05 are generally weekly accounts.

Below is a full table below for 2022 cycle codes. I update this during tax season with any changes and every year so you can subscribe (free) via email to get the latest updates.

Note the IRS weekly processing starts on a Friday, not a Monday. I know strange, but that’s what it is.

There are 4 daily processing days per week (includes transcript and WMR/IRS2Go updates). So 01= Friday, 02=Monday, 03 = Tuesday, 04 = Wednesday and 05 is Thursday is generally reserved for weekly processing.

02 means this is a “daily” posted account and the posting to the IMF (IRS master file) will generally occur on Monday.

So using the example above, 20220602 cycle date is equivalent to a calendar date of Monday, February 7th, 2022. It means your return was successfully filed and you are in a daily batch cycle.

There is also an estimated processing date of Feb 28th, 2022 noted in the transcript example above.

Weekly vs Daily processing cycles

While WMR/IRS2Go and your transcript can update any day, they generally have major updates once a week and aligned to your cycle.

As detailed in this article, major WMR status updates for daily accounts (cycle codes 01 to 04) usually occur on Wednesdays; and major status updates on weekly (05 cycle code) accounts are generally on Saturdays.

Mass transcript updates for those with daily accounts (in the IRS Master File) are usually on Tuesdays; while those with weekly processed accounts generally see major updates on on Fridays. You can see more in this video as well.

Note that your cycle code can also change during a tax season (e.g. you from from daily to weekly) through resequencing of your tax return in the IRS master file. This will result in your tax return being pushed out one or more cycles (and likely result in a delayed refund).

2022 IRS Cycle Codes for Direct Deposit Dates

The table below shows the IRS cycle code to calendar date conversion. Remember the cycle code can update/change through out the tax season as your tax return is processed.

IRS Transcript Cycle CodesCalendar Date
20220102Monday, January 3, 2022
20220102Tuesday, January 4, 2022
20220104Wednesday, January 5, 2022
20220105Thursday, January 6, 2022
20220201Friday, January 7, 2022
20220202Monday, January 10, 2022
20220202Tuesday, January 11, 2022
20220204Wednesday, January 12, 2022
20220205Thursday, January 13, 2022
20220301Friday, January 14, 2022
20220302Monday, January 17, 2022
20220302Tuesday, January 18, 2022
20220304Wednesday, January 19, 2022
20220305Thursday, January 20, 2022
20220401Friday, January 21, 2022
20220402Monday, January 24, 2022
20220402Tuesday, January 25, 2022
20220404Wednesday, January 26, 2022
20220405Thursday, January 27, 2022
20220501Friday, January 28, 2022
20220502Monday, January 31, 2022
20220503Tuesday, February 1, 2022
20220504Wednesday, February 2, 2022
20220505Thursday, February 3, 2022
20220601Friday, February 4, 2022
20220602Monday, February 7, 2022
20220603Tuesday, February 8, 2022
20220604Wednesday, February 9, 2022
20220605Thursday, February 10, 2022
20220701Friday, February 11, 2022
20220702Monday, February 14, 2022
20220703Tuesday, February 15, 2022
20220704Wednesday, February 16, 2022
20220705Thursday, February 17, 2022
20220801Friday, February 18, 2022
20220802Monday, February 21, 2022
20220803Tuesday, February 22, 2022
20220804Wednesday, February 23, 2022
20220805Thursday, February 24, 2022
20220901Friday, February 25, 2022
20220902Monday, February 28, 2022
20220903Tuesday, March 1, 2022
20220904Wednesday, March 2, 2022
20220905Thursday, March 3, 2022
20221001Friday, March 4, 2022
20221002Monday, March 7, 2022
20221003Tuesday, March 8, 2022
20221004Wednesday, March 9, 2022
20221005Thursday, March 10, 2022
20221101Friday, March 11, 2022
20221102Monday, March 14, 2022
20221103Tuesday, March 15, 2022
20221104Wednesday, March 16, 2022
20221105Thursday, March 17, 2022
20221201Friday, March 18, 2022
20221202Monday, March 21, 2022
20221203Tuesday, March 22, 2022
20221204Wednesday, March 23, 2022
20221205Thursday, March 24, 2022
20221301Friday, March 25, 2022
20221302Monday, March 28, 2022
20221303Tuesday, March 29, 2022
20221304Wednesday, March 30, 2022
20221305Thursday, March 31, 2022
20221401Friday, April 1, 2022
20221402Monday, April 4, 2022
20221403Tuesday, April 5, 2022
20221404Wednesday, April 6, 2022
20221405Thursday, April 7, 2022
20221501Friday, April 8, 2022
20221502Monday, April 11, 2022
20221503Tuesday, April 12, 2022
20221504Wednesday, April 13, 2022
20221505Thursday, April 14, 2022
20221601Friday, April 15, 2022
20221602Monday, April 18, 2022
20221603Tuesday, April 19, 2022
20221604Wednesday, April 20, 2022
20221605Thursday, April 21, 2022
20221701Friday, April 22, 2022
20221702Monday, April 25, 2022
20221703Tuesday, April 26, 2022
20221704Wednesday, April 27, 2022
20221705Thursday, April 28, 2022
20221801Friday, April 29, 2022
20221802Monday, May 2, 2022
20221803Tuesday, May 3, 2022
20221804Wednesday, May 4, 2022
20221805Thursday, May 5, 2022
20221901Friday, May 6, 2022
20221902Monday, May 9, 2022
20221903Tuesday, May 10, 2022
20221904Wednesday, May 11, 2022
20221905Thursday, May 12, 2022
20222001Friday, May 13, 2022
20222002Monday, May 16, 2022
20222003Tuesday, May 17, 2022
20222004Wednesday, May 18, 2022
20222005Thursday, May 19, 2022
20222101Friday, May 20, 2022
20222102Monday, May 23, 2022
20222103Tuesday, May 24, 2022
20222104Wednesday, May 25, 2022
20222105Thursday, May 26, 2022
20222201Friday, May 27, 2022
20222202Monday, May 30, 2022
20222203Tuesday, May 31, 2022
20222204Wednesday, June 1, 2022
20222205Thursday, June 2, 2022
20222301Friday, June 3, 2022
20222302Monday, June 6, 2022
20222303Tuesday, June 7, 2022
20222304Wednesday, June 8, 2022
20222305Thursday, June 9, 2022
20222401Friday, June 10, 2022
20222402Monday, June 13, 2022
20222403Tuesday, June 14, 2022
20222404Wednesday, June 15, 2022
20222405Thursday, June 16, 2022
20222501Friday, June 17, 2022
20222502Monday, June 20, 2022
20222503Tuesday, June 21, 2022
20222504Wednesday, June 22, 2022
20222505Thursday, June 23, 2022
20222601Friday, June 24, 2022
20222602Monday, June 27, 2022
20222603Tuesday, June 28, 2022
20222604Wednesday, June 29, 2022
20222605Thursday, June 30, 2022
20222701Friday, July 1, 2022
20222702Monday, July 4, 2022
20222703Tuesday, July 5, 2022
20222704Wednesday, July 6, 2022
20222705Thursday, July 7, 2022
20222801Friday, July 8, 2022
20222802Monday, July 11, 2022
20222803Tuesday, July 12, 2022
20222804Wednesday, July 13, 2022
20222805Thursday, July 14, 2022
20222901Friday, July 15, 2022
20222902Monday, July 18, 2022
20222903Tuesday, July 19, 2022
20222904Wednesday, July 20, 2022
20222905Thursday, July 21, 2022
20223001Friday, July 22, 2022
20223002Monday, July 25, 2022
20223003Tuesday, July 26, 2022
20223004Wednesday, July 27, 2022
20223005Thursday, July 28, 2022
20223101Friday, July 29, 2022

Refund direct deposit date (with Code 846) via cycle code

When you see the IRS code 846 (refund of overpayment) on your transcript it means a refund has been issued. This is when you can use the cycle code to get an estimated payment date for your refund. It will generally be the day after your “day of the week” cycle code.

So if you are on a Tuesday daily cycle, your refund will likely hit your account on a Wednesday. Paper checks will take 5 to 7 days longer.

I have seen cases, due to processing backlogs, where the actual refund deposit (transaction date) into your bank account or financial card could happen 2 to 3 days after your cycle date. Don’t get too stressed if a couple of days off. This has been happening a lot in the last few years!

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203 thoughts on “2022 IRS Cycle Code – Using Your Free IRS Transcript to Get Tax Return Filing Updates and Your Refund Direct Deposit Date”

  1. Accept 1/25. Processing date 2/28. As of date 3/7. 570 code with date 2/28. 971 code with date 3/7. I received a notice today. But just informing me of the stimulus amount. Does not ask me to do anything else. Can anyone shed light on this situation. Should I have update/ 846 soon.

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  2. WMR went from processing to under review. I know I have a debt with the irs and on transcript it shows they are collecting. I have 766 and 768 with a 826. My cycle date is March 7th. Since I claimed EITC and ATC. Had the same issue last year with my return missing a payment for a child and amended.

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  3. WMR says, “We apologize, but your return processing has been delayed beyond the normal timeframe.” Transcript says code 846 with date of 03/09/22, is this the date I will receive my deposit? Thanks.

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  4. Is the return due date still accurate even with a 570 code?
    My return date is 4/15/22 and my processing date is 3/14/22, but the 570 code is showing up as 3/14/22 which doesn’t make sense to me since this is a future date?

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    • 570 is just for pending actions on your account. The date is a system generated future date for expected resolution. The refund date is on line 846. You should generally see updates every week if you are in a weekly cycle, and other dates will change.

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  5. I know I’ve seen this but can’t remember where , so I’m asking for my my code is 20220805 I know that means uploaded to their files on February 24

    They adjusted my refund because I accidentally forgot to include one of the rebate amounts honestly forgot but they fixed it I saw in my transcript, I have a code 570 (it has a 0 balance) and 971(the notice issued) it then at the top has -and dollar amount (my updated refund) and says as of March 14,2022 what does that mean? Thank you so much

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    • They probably sent you a paper check instead a lot of people have been having that same problem and end up with a check mailed to them .

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  6. My account balance on my transcript is less than what my refund is. Code 570 is listed on my transcript with a date 3/14/2022(that is also the “as of” date). Cycle code is 20220805. Does this mean the TC 570 issue was resolved resulting in a lesser amount being sent to me on or before 3/14/2022?

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  7. Ok so I filed thru turbotax on 2-5 and was accepted by irs same day. My issue is one that I haven’t seen on any of the threads. I had a baby in June of 2021, and I do know that this baby qualifies for the 1400 and the 3600, however when I did my return, it only had me input info for my 11yr old, and the only thing I am seeing is cycle date 20220805, and my refund is showing 2100 less than when I filed. I also have 971 code and 570 I believe. But I have been checking everyday with still no updates or new information. It has shown the same information for almost 2 weeks now.

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  8. I was told by the IRS I do not qualify for EIC. I don’t understand Im filing the same two children and I made less than the minimum to qualify. I now have 766 code and then 570 no 768 code. HELLLPP

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  9. There is also an estimated processing date of Feb 28th, 2022 noted in the transcript ..

    Mines the 28th Feb like the picture . What do that mean I’m confused

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  10. I still don’t no where my refund or any of my tax statements are from last year I filed 3 yrs last year this time I don’t have my refund amount so I can’t access the irs portal

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  11. Hi. My number is 20220805, Date of March 14, 2022. But my code is still 105. So just to clarify, I need to wait on the 846 code but the date is just a estimate?

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  12. Hello Andy!

    Question….my batch code is 20221105, but the date next to 846 says 03/02/2022. Which date do I follow?

    Thanks for your help!

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    • The 846 date is generally more accurate. The cycle code is your IRS master file processing date and can lag actual payment refund dates by a few days depending on which cycle day you are in.

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  13. Hello, my bar on WMR has disappeared, but the topic still shows 152. The cycle code on my transcript starts with 2021 instead of 2022. Also, the “as of” date on my transcript shows December 20, 2021, but the last time I checked it (hours ago), it said March 14, 2022. What does this mean? Can you shed some light on this situation?
    (This is my second time posting this, the first post somehow disappeared)

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    • I was supposed to get my refund today and didn’t. I also had my as of date move forward and then back ward to last year. Did you ever get any money ?

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    • Topic 152 is just a general automatic message that has happened to me for the pass three years I get one bar then my entire bar vanishes an I get the message that my return has been received and is still being processed with topic 152 if you are seeing this message 9 times out of ten your return was accepted and approved the system is just over exhausted an this message was generated to keep tax payers claim when the where is my refund tool has reached its max with a ton of data. This year I created an account on the IRS.gov portal viewed my transcript yesterday and like in other comments it’s was showing (846) return issued with last year’s date today it updated and my date is 03/09/2022 my batch number is 20220805 (I filed late night 2/4) anyone with direct deposit using Venmo or cash app will receive return two days sooner than predicted going off my batch group normally I would have gotten my return 3/24/2022 but since I got earned income credit it was a bit delayed I hope this can help ease some of your worries an anything you have questions about the IRS website has the answers you just have to dig sometimes

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  14. My transcript said as of march 14, 2022 but my cycle is 20220805.. should I expect it today or the 15 of march??

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    • By March 15. The cycle is more tied to processing and could take a few days to get to your bank. You also need to see code 846 on your transcript

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      • So if my cycle code is 20220705 and my 846 is 02/28/2022 but I am suppose to recieve a paper check when should I expect it by

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        • The IRS says paper checks can take 6 to 8 weeks to be sent. However I am hearing 1 to 3 weeks if already processed (see some other comments here)

  15. Not sure why my comment was deleted… Here it is again….

    Has anyone e-filed and requested direct deposit yet your status says “mailed”?

    I e-filed on 1/29, was accepted on 1/30, approved on 2/16, and ever since then it said it will be “mailed” by 2/23. I am seeing code 846 with a date of 2/23/2022 and as of today my status changed to sent but still says it was “mailed” on 2/23. Never had any issue messages. Spoke with my bank twice since yesterday and they confirmed that all info on my 1040 was correct (routing/acct#) and state they still haven’t seen any attempt from the IRS to deposit anything.

    I also called TurboTax and they confirmed that i undoubtedly requested DD and wasn’t missing any signatures, etc. So i have no idea why they would just randomly switch me from DD to paper check. I’ve always done DD and never had this issue. Has anyone had this issue? Did you still get DD or a paper check? and how long after it was sent did you receive it? Im assuming this means i got a check. just have no idea why.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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    • Hmmm..I have heard of this happening before when there was an issue with your bank account details – which I know you said was verified. Turbo says this: “If the IRS is not able to deposit your refund into your bank account for any reason, the IRS will mail you a check instead. Sometimes the routing or bank account number is wrong, invalid, missing one digit, or if the name is not exact as the bank account, this can cause rejection of the deposit. The IRS states a mailed check should take no longer than 3 weeks to arrive.”

      It could also be an IRS system issue that triggered this. While the delay is annoying, at least you will get the refund in a couple of weeks.

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      • Thanks Andy! I did read that yesterday!

        So I was actually able to get ahold of someone at the IRS after posting this. He confirmed all my information was correct. Had no idea why they sent it via mail. Aggravating, yes, but happy it’s on it’s way.

        Does it really take that long to get the check in the mail once it’s sent?? I would imagine it would take as long as anything else sent via USPS?

        I feel like i can walk from here (Connecticut) to Utah in less than 3 weeks!

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        • Lol. I agree – faster to just pick up. I would imagine it’s faster than 3 weeks, but the whole check issuance process is automated and likely done by another group in the treasury. Lets just hope they get your address right. Please do post here when you get your check – interested to see how long it actually takes.

          BTW the IRS site says 6 weeks (so 3 weeks will be fast!)

          “If you file a complete and accurate paper tax return, your refund should be issued in about six to eight weeks from the date IRS receives your return. If you file your return electronically, your refund should be issued in less than three weeks, even faster when you choose direct deposit.” source: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-news/at-01-48.pdf

      • I don’t have any 846 code I don’t think . Today was the first day I have even had changes occur and not just N/A . I filed on 2/3 and got my state that same week but they are hiding my federal . Ugh I’m so confused and annoyed but this

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      • I still have NOT received my 2021 refund. When I enter my info with the IRS App it says “does not match” when before it said “being processed” I don’t want to file my 2022 Taxes until I get my 2021 refund! I’m at a loss and don’t know what to do!! Please, any help/info will be appreciated. Thanks

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  16. Also, have not seen any error messages in my status. I e-filed on 1/29, it was accepted on 1/30, approved on 2/16, now says sent – mailed on 2/23. I’ve always done direct deposit, never had this issue.

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  17. So called the irs two days in a row yesterday lady told me they owe me 3000 more and I will get my refund in 4 to 6 weeks. Well today I was told that they need more information from me but they arent even going to send my notice until march 7th and she cant do anything to help me. And it’s going to be a long time. It’s because of my child tax credit that they owe me more so what information am I going to have that they dont? And why two different stories on what’s going on? I have code 971 notice issued with a date of march 7 and a 540 with that date as well. That’s why I called them. I need my refund I lost my job and was using that money to move closer to family!!

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    • Code 768 is for Earned Income credit. Means IRS has processed that. The date is just a default date for end of tax season. The date you care about is the one one the 846 (refund issued) code on your transcript.

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  18. I have a cycle code 20220705 with refund issued 846 code 02/24/2022 (tomorrow). I use Chime, haven’t gotten anything yet. I’m not stressed, just curious if having an offset will delay the deposit? I have a small offset and will get most of my refund back, so I know something is coming.

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  19. Hello! On WMR, it says that I have been approved for direct deposit but saying it maybe partially or completely reduced. On my transcript I have the 150 code 2/21/22 date with $146 amount. I scroll to the bottom and see 846 on 2/24/22 with the whole refund amount. 20220505 is my cycle date. Does this mean I am receiving my whole refund amount by 2/24/22? Or will it be sent to the offset department? I have never received an offset letter but I do know I owe state taxes from last years return and this years. I’m hoping they will deposit the whole amount in my account by the 24th since it has the 846 2/24/22 date with whole amount!

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    • A few years ago we had our entire tax refund taken by an offset. There was no warning, no letter, and the transcript showed the full amount. I’m also getting offset again this year for unemployment taxes — I have yet to receive a letter (last time it didn’t show up until a few weeks after I didn’t get a deposit for the refund). This time I called the offset hotline and know exactly how much is being offset, but from my understanding the WMR and transcript will show the entire amount until the offset is deducted.

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      • I have been in the weekly cycle for the past 3 years. Everything has been almost exact each year. I’ve gotten past returns within 21 days, but this year, I filed on Feb. 1st, accepted same day, have a cycle code of 20220705 with 3/7/22 as the date, and it is still only showing code 150. Everything is accurate. Any idea why I’m not seeing any changes?

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    • I have the same exact thing on mine the same information for 37 but how I’m looking at it on the website it may be updated overnight since our batches are weekly by that 202-20705. That’s a weekly batch so that means the year the week we did it and the day which is the 5th day on a Thursday our bachelors are weekly so the system May update tonight so hopefully we should get a response saying that our refund is approved and sent out. But as long as you’re 766 codes and your 768 codes what the earned income credits are posted we should be good and having an approval soon

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  20. Code 570, No 971 code. A as of date of 03/07/21. No adjustment made on transcript. Cycle code 0705. Is there something wrong? When will I receive my refund?

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  21. I got cycle code of 20220705 date of 3/7/22 but I have code 971-notice issued with a date of 3/7 as well and then it is followed by code 570-additional account action pending a date of 3/7 as well. What exactly does all that mean?

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  22. Mine is the same did anyone get a answer I’m getting code 150 cycle number 20220605 and a date 2/28 but don’t see code 846

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  23. Hello. I filed January 8th. Accepted January 21st. My transcripts said NA until the 11th, when they showed info with codes 766 and 768. On the 12th WMR updated to Path Act message. When path lifted, it updated to “we have received your refund and it is being processed.” I was excited because everyone got a refund date of 2/22 on their transcripts when it lifted. Nothing for me. No new codes. Was sure I would update Friday the 18th. My friend with the same codes and everything like me. Same time they updated to same message messaged me and said “WE GOT A DATE” I was so excited to look, just to see the only thing that updated was the “as of date” to 3/7. No bad codes. Just the 766 and 768 codes. No notice issued codes. No hold codes. Why wouldn’t have I updated with a date? Did they forget about me?

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    • No…it looks like you were moved to a subsequent batch for processing. Maybe one of your EIC, CTC or RRC (which codes 766 and 768 cover) amounts in your filing did not reconcile with what the IRS has on their records. So this moves your return into a later batch, to allow the IRS time to review. If all goes well, you will get your refund around 3/7 based on latest updates

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  24. Are the details on the transcript final after the 846 code? Yesterday 2/17 I got a transcript update with DD date of 24th and 846 code showing full amount.

    Today wmr updated to approved but may be offset. And transcript still says 846 with my full balance and that’s the last code I have. What I wanna know is, does this mean I’m not being off set. It said I “may” be off set I’m hoping bc my transcript says 846 with full amount I’m not. Also the 24th date, even if I’m offset does it mean I’m still getting whatever is left on the 24th?

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  25. I have cycle code 20220705
    I have a code 846 for 2/16/22 but I haven’t received anything yet
    This amount is not my tax refund and honestly I don’t know what it is for
    Back pay maybe. Why haven’t I received it if it states I have the refund issued?

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  26. What if your record of account transcript says N/A for 2021?

    I filed on 1/24 and showed 1 bar on WMR. However that disappeared.

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    • Wondering the same! I filed on 2/7/22 and was accepted within hours on the same day. One status bar on where’s my refund, with tax topic 152. Only account transcript and wage transcript show up with 2021 but wage transcript says return not field or soemthing lien that. The account transcript is showing only payments for the child tax payments. What does this mean!? I’ve received no letters or anything.

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    • Which tax code is the amount against? You need to see it against TC 846 (see last section the in the article) to know it is the final refund. Transcript can keep updating until refund is issued (846)

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  27. I am a 20220605er processed on 2/28/22. I am wondering what the as of date means because it changed to 3/7/2022 from 2/28/22.

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  28. I have a cycle code showing 2/17/22, i dont know where it shows the 846 code, i am looking at my old tax transcipts and i dont see one on those either.. can someone explain where exactly to find this code?

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  29. So I have a different question. Looking at my transcript today for tax year 2021, I noticed it has two lines with code 766 stating tax relief credit and credit to account (dates of 4/5/21) and then 846 refund issued with a date of 3/24/21. We did not receive the amount in question (our entire refund was applied to past due taxes but was significantly less than the refund showing for 3/24/21) so I am not sure what this is supposed to mean?

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    • Each item is a separate transaction and you need to add your credits with your liability to get the NET Refund. Looking at each line alone won’t give you all the information. See this article for more. But just wait for 846 with this years date to get confirmation of your final refund amount and payment date.

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  30. My transcript shows 3/07/2021 but 846 refund code with this year’s tax info. I am confused about how do I know when I am getting my refund.

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    • Remember your transcript will potentially show several years of tax information. So if you are seeing last year’s that’s normal – particularly as some items were paid in advance last year (CTC and Stimulus) so need to be reconciled this year. See this article and video for more. But just wait for 846 with this years date to get confirmation of your refund payment date.

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    • I have code 570 with a passed date of 02/07/2022 I updated today with a DDD of 2/24 code 846..does this mean they released my refund? Also have a 3/7 as of date with a processing date of 3/7. When I go to the “return”filed boxed it says ‘no returned file’ WMR has delayed message as of now. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  31. My transcript has a 846 with my refund amount for 2/28/2022 then it has the code 898 in the amount as 0 but then underneath the 898 code is my refund amount .what does this mean

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  32. My cycle code is 20220405 with a processing date of 2/14/2022.
    WMR hasn’t updated. As of today (2/18/22 my transcript updated this morning with code 846 with a date of 2/24/2023)

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    • My transcript is showing “no return filed” but I did file.
      I filed on January 21st 2022
      And it was accepted January 24th. Now when I check my “get my refund” all it says is “your tax return is still being processed. A refund date will be provided when available.”

      Anyone else having the same issue?

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  33. My 846 line updated it says refund issued 02-24-2022. My cycle code says 20220705. Does this mean I should get my refund by the 24th before I got the delayed message on Monday I had a estimated date of 2/18 but wasn’t able to see my transcripts till today

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  34. I just checked my transcript and it says 846 refund issued 2-24-2022. Does that mean I will have it on 2/24/2022??

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    • Yes. It may come a day or two before or after that date. But you are getting it and should be able to see the amount on your transcript. WMR status should also change to refund sent when issued by the IRS (a couple of days before that date)

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  35. I’m finally able to view my transcripts it is showing
    Form #1040
    Cycle posted 20220705
    Received date April 15th 2022

    Am I close to getting a refund date?

    I should get it before April 15th correct?

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    • You need to see code 846 on your transcript with a 2022 date to know your refund is being issued. Until then, the 04/15/2022 is just a system default date for the end of tax season. See some of the other comments for examples.

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      • How do you know the 24th is the date you get it?
        My code is 20220705 and April 15th is my received date. I filed Feb 6th and it was accepted on the 7th. Will mine be the 24th too?

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  36. I am curious, since I fall into the weekly pool, are transcripts updated daily? I been trying to log in for days and now that I could today, being in the Thursday pool, Do I waste my time for the next week trying to download a updated version daily of my transcript or just ride it out until the next Thursday? Or does the weekly pool just apply to when the refunds will be issued? I hope that made sense.

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    • You should check daily if time permits (or every other day), as there are cases when the IRS does process multiple batches on different days. But if not, you should expect a significant update next week!

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  37. Thanks for explaining all of this. Watch his video he linked, it does answer all the questions I have seen.

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  38. I just checked my Transcript today and my cycle is 20220605 and a date of 2-28-2022
    846 code says 3-17-2021?
    Can you help me understand this please!

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    • You will need code 846 with a 2022 date. Otherwise your return and refund are still under processing. The 2-28-2022 date is just a system date aligned with your cycle date and will update as processing continues. Note that 2-28 may eventually be your refund date if processing is complete in the next couple of days. But at this stage you need to wait for a 846 code with a 2022 date (like you got in 2021). See this recent YT video I made on this: https://youtu.be/BHKh8BkwAJo

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  39. When I check my refund status it shows: “We apologize, but your return processing has been delayed beyond the normal timeframe.”
    When I check my Transcript
    I see a processing date of Feb. 28, 2022
    I see a cycle code of: 20220605 Which would seem to indicate that I should have either gotten my return on the February 11th 2022, or today, the 17th
    I also see a code 846 refund issued with a date of 3-24-21
    What does this all mean?

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    • The 846 line is the one that matters. It basically saying you should get you refund by March 24th (likely sooner if processing is complete). WMR/IRS2Go should change status to Refund Sent. You may actually see the money pending in your bank account (assuming you chose DDD) before WMR updates. Paper checks will take a bit longer.

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      • I now realize that 3-24-21 is when I got my refund last year. That is a few lines down on the transcript. At the top it shows Code: 150 Cycle: 20220605 and Date: 2-28-2022.

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    • When did your transcript give you a 846 code because we have the same cycle code and the same wmr message and same February 28th processing date but the only thing is that I don’t have a 846.

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