2024 IRS Tax Refund Calendar and Direct Deposit Dates

It’s the peak processing time of tax season now that the PATH act (for EITC and ACTC returns) has lifted and most tax filers have gotten the required documents to file their return.

You can see the estimated IRS refund schedule/calendar below for the next 4 months, which I will update on a regular basis.

However as discussed below your refund payment date could be delayed well beyond the standard timeline if you see these codes or messages on Where is My Refund (WMR) or your IRS Transcript.

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Tax Return Accepted byIRS Processing Completed By:Refund Direct Deposit
March 3, 2023March 10, 2023March 15, 2023
March 10, 2023March 17, 2023March 22, 2023
March 17, 2023March 24, 2023March 28, 2023
March 24, 2023March 31, 2023April 4, 2023
March 31, 2023April 7, 2023April 11, 2023
April 7, 2023April 14, 2023April 18, 2023
April 14, 2023April 21, 2023April 25, 2023
April 21, 2023April 28, 2023May 2, 2023
April 28, 2023May 5, 2023May 9, 2023
May 5, 2023May 12, 2023May 16, 2023
May 12, 2023May 19, 2023May 23, 2023
May 19, 2023May 26, 2023May 30, 2023
May 26, 2023June 2, 2023June 6, 2023
June 2, 2023June 9, 2023June 13, 2023
June 9, 2023June 16, 2023June 20, 2023
June 16, 2023June 23, 2023June 27, 2023
June 23, 2023June 30, 2023July 4, 2023
June 30, 2023July 7, 2023July 11, 2023
July 7, 2023July 14, 2023July 18, 2023
July 14, 2023July 21, 2023July 25, 2023

Why Your Refund Payment Could Be Delayed

There are many reasons your refund could get delayed beyond what is shown in the standard schedule above.

This is why many filers are see the “Return Processing Has Been Delayed Beyond The Normal Timeframe (Tax Topic 152)” message during tax season.

Delays are mainly due to filing submission errors, IRS reconciliation of claimed credits/deductions or fraud verification related issues.

How to Get Information on Your Refund (other than WMR)

While the WMR site or IRS2Go tool is the IRS endorsed way to get your refund status, it can sometimes be slow update.

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), which is processed in daily cycles.

Once IRS processing is complete, and all required verifications have been done, you will get an updated message on WMR/IRS2Go and on your transcript.

This shows up as Code 846 (Refund Issued) on your transcript with your estimated Direct Deposit date.

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3 thoughts on “2024 IRS Tax Refund Calendar and Direct Deposit Dates”

  1. Hi I efiled my return on 01\30\2023 and have cycle 20230705 with date of 03\06\2023 and possessing date of 04/15/2023 with codes 570 .. when will I get my refund???


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