Get Your Money Faster! 2024 Tax Refund Release and Payment Dates

The tax season heat is on, and good news! The IRS is releasing refunds sooner than expected for many filers. Want to know exactly when your money is arriving? Then see the table below and what is being reported online.

While refunds held by the PATH freeze are now being paid, many taxpayers are seeing much faster processing this year relative to the standard refund schedule.

I’ll keep updating the table below and posting IRS screenshots as more confirmed refund payment dates are made available and you can subscribe here to get the latest updates.

Refund Release Date^Payment By Date*
February 13thFebruary 18th
February 14thFebruary 19th
February 15th/16thFebruary 20th
February 17thFebruary 22nd
February 19thFebruary 24th
February 20th and 21stFebruary 26th
February 22ndFebruary 27th
IRS Actual Refund Payment Schedule

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^ Refund Release Date corresponds to IRS2Go or WMR status moving from Refund Approved to Refund Sent

* Payment By Date = Is the latest when you should expect your refund to be direct deposited into your bank account or debit card. Generally 3 to 5 days after the refund date for electronic payments.

IRS Official update

The IRS posts regular updates on refund processing and so far has processed close to 15 million returns with $1,500 being the average refund payment.

It’s still early in the tax season, but progress and processing so far has been smooth according to the IRS.

Feb 13th Refund Sent for Payment By Feb 18th 2024
Feb 13th Refund Sent for Payment By Feb 18th 2024
Feb 14th Refund Sent for Payment By Feb 19th 2024
Feb 22 approved; Feb 27 payment

If its been more than than a week after your payment date and you haven’t got your refund (and confirmed payment method) you should check your online IRS account for other notices or call the IRS.

What if I Don’t See A Payment Date?

If you don’t see a payment date AND its been more than 21 days since your return was received by the IRS per the WMR or IRS2Go tool (Jan 29th is when tax season started, so the clock starts then), your return may be undergoing further processing or required further ID verification.

You should check your transcript codes for more details and wait for the IRS to provide more updates. See more in the WMR and transcripts refresh schedule article.

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5 thoughts on “Get Your Money Faster! 2024 Tax Refund Release and Payment Dates”

  1. That’s about right. I suspect you will get it sooner. PATH status’ update on Feb 17th, so Feb 22nd could be when people start seeing payments.

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  2. I am PATH Act Affect and TurboTax indicates I should receive my refund by Feb. 28. Last year I got it on Feb. 23.

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    • That’s about right. I suspect you will get it sooner. PATH status’ update on Feb 17th, so Feb 22nd could be when people start seeing payments.

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      • I hope so. I suspect the later date is because of the difference of dates when I filed. Last year I submitted on Feb. 3, and this year it was Feb. 7.

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      • As of today, Feb 20, still no update on WMR. I Assume there will be an updated change by Friday. My reasoning is PATH Act lifted on 15th, and by looking at the other schedules you posted, it took around an average of seven days after filing till refund approved. Then an addition three to four days to get the refund. So yes, I would say 27th or 28th.

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