When will I get my Refund?

One of the most common questions for a tax preparer is “When will I get my refund?”

The Factors

Here’s some factors which can impact the answer:
– When did you file this year?
– Did you claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Child Tax Credit (CTC)?
– Did you e-file your return or send it to the IRS by mail?
– Do you have any outstanding debts with the federal government?

Estimated Refund Dates

Here’s some estimated dates of when you can expect your refund to be sent, based on when the IRS accepts your return:
Return Accepted –> Refund Sent
1/20/20 – 1/24/20 —> Friday 1/31/20
1/27/20 – 1/31/20 —> Friday 2/7/20
2/3/20 – 2/7/20 — > Friday 2/14/20
2/10/20 – 2/14/20 —> Friday 2/21/20
2/17/20 – 2/21/20 —> Friday 2/28/20
2/24/20 – 2/28/20 —> Friday 3/6/20
3/2/20 – 3/6/20 —> Friday 3/20/20
3/9/20 – 3/13/20 —> Friday 3/27/20
3/16/20 – 3/20/20 —> Friday 4/3/20
3/23/20 – 3/27/20 —> Friday 4/10/20
3/29/20 – 4/3/20 —> Friday 4/17/20
4/6/20 – 4/10/20 —> Friday 4/24/20
4/13/20 – 4/12/20 —> Friday 5/1/20

The Website

The IRS has a portal on their site where you can look up your refund status. All that is needed is your:

  • Social Security Number
  • Filing Status
  • Expected Refund Amount

You can get all of this information from your 1040!
https://sa.www4.irs.gov/irfof/lang/en/irfofgetstatus.jsp

As always, the earlier you get your taxes filed, the earlier you should get your refund. Send me a message so we can get your taxes filed ASAP.