2014 IRS Refund Cycle Chart for 2013 Tax Year

2014 IRS Refund Cycle Chart and e-file payment information.

This is a schedule for 2014 IRS Refund Cycle Chart. Direct Deposit and Check date’s below. Please see disclaimer. 2014 tax refund schedule is listed below for information purposes. This is just for the first week. Find out when you’re state income tax refund will be in. 

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2014 IRS E-File Cycle ChartWe have created a convenient app for easily finding your 2014 Tax Refund payout date. it will be available for iphone and android phones in january 2015. the mobile and desktop version is available here.

IRS approves your return (by 11:00 am) between…*Projected Direct Deposit Sent on or before*Projected Paper Check Mailed*
January 24andJanuary 31 20142/6/2014 & 2/10/20142/7/2014
February 01andFebruary 08 20142/13/20142/14/2014
February 09andFebruary 15 20142/20/20142/21/2014
February 16andFebruary 22 20142/27/20142/28/2014
February 23andMarch 01 20143/6/20143/7/2014
March 02andMarch 08 20143/13/20143/14/2014
March 09andMarch 15 20143/20/20143/21/2014
March 16andMarch 22 20143/27/20143/28/2014
March 23andMarch 29 20144/3/20144/4/2014
March 30andApril 05 20144/10/20144/11/2014
April 06andApril 12 20144/17/20144/18/2014
April 13andApril 19 20144/24/20144/25/2014
April 20andApril 26 20145/1/20145/2/2014
April 27andMay 03 20145/8/20145/9/2014
May 04andMay 10 20145/14/20145/16/2014
May 11andMay 17 20145/21/20145/23/2014
May 18andMay 24 20145/28/20145/30/2014
May 25andMay 31 20146/4/20146/6/2014
June 01andJune 07 20146/11/20146/13/2014
June 08andJune 14 20146/18/20146/20/2014
June 15andJune 21 20146/25/20146/27/2014
June 22andJune 28 20147/2/20147/4/2014
June 29andJuly 05 20147/9/20147/11/2014
July 06andJuly 12 20147/16/20147/18/2014
July 13andJuly 19 20147/23/20147/25/2014
July 20andJuly 26 20147/30/20148/1/2014
July 27andAugust 02 20148/6/20148/8/2014
August 03andAugust 09 20148/13/20148/15/2014
August 10andAugust 16 20148/20/20148/22/2014
August 17andAugust 23 20148/27/20148/29/2014
August 24andAugust 30 20149/3/20149/5/2014
August 31andSeptember 06 20149/10/20149/12/2014
September 07andSeptember 13 20149/17/20149/19/2014
September 14andSeptember 20 20149/24/20149/26/2014
September 21andSeptember 27 201410/1/201410/3/2014
September 28andOctober 04 201410/8/201410/10/2014
October 05andOctober 11 201410/15/201410/17/2014
October 12andOctober 18 201410/22/201410/24/2014
October 19andOctober 25 201410/29/201410/31/2014
October 26andNovember 01 201411/5/201411/7/2014
November 02andNovember 08 201411/12/201411/14/2014
November 09andNovember 15 201411/19/201411/21/2014
November 16andNovember 22 201411/26/201411/28/2014
November 23andNovember 29 201412/4/201412/5/2014
November 30andDecember 06 201412/11/201412/12/2014
December 07andDecember 13 201412/18/201412/19/2014
December 14andDecember 20 201412/24/201412/26/2014
December 21andDecember 27 20141/1/20151/2/2015

*These are only estimates, the I.R.S. has refused to give exact dates to new audit process. There are no guarantees with the I.R.S this year, but one thing is for sure: The earlier you file, the earlier you will receive a return. Check the status of your 2014 Tax Return on the I.R.S.’s Where’s My Refund toolDiscuss this on the Income Tax Forums. 2014 IRS income Tax Refund Schedule. IRS Income Tax 2014 news.

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127 thoughts on “2014 IRS Refund Cycle Chart for 2013 Tax Year

  1. The purpose is not to put up false hope. It's to give people an idea of when they will receive their income tax refund. In the past, the schedule has always been very accurate.

  2. Correct. It even says in the post that it is just a calculation based on prior year results. We strive to make the refund schedule as accurate as possible.

  3. Michael, thank you. We try to do as best as we can to estimate someone’s return date. She is correct. This is not an I.R.S. approved chart. We do however try our best to present accurate information to our clients and website viewers. We are keeping track of when returns are accepted and when the direct deposit or check go through. We will continue to update this based on the I.R.S. trends. The people that put this together are financial analysts so it’s a lot more than guess work. I am sorry if in the past our schedules weren’t entire accurate for Janique though. We strive to be as accurate as possible, but the truth is, many variables affect when you will receive your refund. This chart is designed to help with planning, but I hope that everyone understands that they should never rely on the U.S. government to do anything on time.

  4. Janique what makes you think it not right that been right the last few year it matches the ones on other sites. If yours is being delayed that not the site’s fault the first date is the 5th, so are you not jumping the gun a little. Give them a break i think if nice to have a place to go to atleast get a idea of when it might, so up i know if it not there that deate it be there the next friday saturday unless there is a issue with the return.

  5. Probably E.S.T time zone. I'm just glad to have an idea when it's coming back instead of guessing all the time.

  6. They were also behind last year. The first week or two of filing is always different, but we find that it usually falls into these days no matter the circumstances. This might explain why they started accepting returns on January 24th, 2014, so that they would be in line for a few week of February pay out date still.

  7. I don't know if this chart is accurate or not, but the charts I've seen in the past have been close if not right on target – so fingers crossed! I can't wait to get my refund and I hope it's on the 5th of February!!

  8. When the chart says "Accepts" your taxes does that mean they acknowledge they received it or approve it? Please clarify. Thank you!!!

  9. It means approved. My taxes were received Jan 24th, but not approved until today. They receive it, then they accept/approve it. The acceptance date is what typically decides when your refund will be released.

  10. This is based on past years. My taxes were just accepted and the irs stated my funds should be released within the next 21 days. It is usually closer to 12-17 days in the past for me which goes right along with this chart.

  11. The link above about the IRS accepting refunds early, has a statement that they will be accepting returns next week under "very strict rules" but I see nothing about what these strict rules are, anyone know?

  12. I filed mine on Jan 29 it was accepted on Jan 30 and tonight it was approved and says my refund will be direct deposited Feb.6!!! I am from Alabama

  13. I filed on the 27th….got accepted on the 29th….checked WMR today and it said refund will be deposited in my account on the 6th.

  14. They Are On The ball was accepted on the 29th and Looking at 500 am CST and it Approved Direct Deposit on the 6th

  15. Filed on Jan 28th, accepted on 29th with email from H&R block "Your federal return has received early acceptance during the e-file certification testing conducted by the IRS. This testing is conducted before official return processing begins on Jan. 31.This means that your return should be one of the first to be funded by the IRS once processing begins."

    Approved on Feb 2nd when I checked WMR at 2am with DD date of 2/6

  16. I filed on the 29th goth accepted on the 30 and mines still says processing!!!! WTF WHY HAVENT MINES GOTTEN APPROVED? comments please.

  17. If I got a email saying my return was accepted on Feb 2nd . Do I go by that date or will It say approved and I go by date approved. when shall I expect mine I efiled and am having it direct deposited.

  18. Are those who have gotten accepted before Jan 31st and havent received a DDD also filing as a sole proprietor? I filed Jan 6th and got accepted Jan 29th and stil no DDD. Anyone else?

  19. I filed on the 28th and been Approved and will be getting my refund in the next few days.!!! It took them 4 days to approve mine. Then another 4 to 5 days to approve the refund amount.

  20. You go by the date the IRS approved the refund. Mine was accepted on the 29th, but approved on the 2nd, so I barely squeezed in there.

  21. Mine was accepted on January 29th. Still processing. Not approved nor is there any DD information.

  22. Accepted on the 29th of January, still processing, no refund date. Looks like this schedule is not correct.

  23. to make matters worse, my state taxes which were accepted 3 days after my IRS taxes, have already been processed and the refund has been mailed.

  24. to make matters worse, my state taxes which were accepted 3 days after my IRS taxes, have already been processed and the refund has been mailed.

  25. IRS didn't even start processing returns until 1/31 so those that filed before that just went into a holding pattern. While the IRS is no longer releasing a refund schedule chart, I appreciate that this was put together based on prior years to at least have an idea of when we can expect refunds, even if just an estimate. Thank you to those that put this site together!

  26. You’re welcome Sandy. We appreciate everyone who visits the site and shares it with their friends. We are going to continue and try to make the site better for everyone and be as accurate as possible.

    Thank you for the kind words.

  27. As anyone who was accepted on the 30th been approved and received a DDD yet? Mine still says it's processing and I can't figure out why it's taking so long. It didn't take nearly this long lay year. Actually I already had it by this time last year.

  28. Mines was accepted on the 30th and still reads processing!! I'm thinking we will be in the batch next week!! Mines didn't take this long last year either!! Smh

  29. They will most likely submit the deposits when the bank’s open in California, but remember that most banks put a hold on large sums of money for a day to verify their source.

  30. My refund was sent to my bank today buts not available to me and I have a DD for tomorrow

  31. I just tried to check the IRS Wheres My Refund site and its down. I also called the refund hotline and the recording indicates there are technical difficulties and are not able to provide an update then the line disconnected. I hope its a glitch with IRS WMR site and not the processing end. Since everyone has a DDD date of 2/6 I will be checking my account tomorrow. *crossing fingers, legs and toes.*

  32. Due to government shutdown, the IRS did not accept any returns until January 31st. That's "physically accepted" returns, not accepted/approved returns.

  33. I efiled on 17th. Simple return. Irs accepted on the 26th. Where's my refund says "still processing". GA resident

  34. Filed mine return through H&R blocks website on 1/28. It was accepted by the IRS on 1/29 at 2:15 pm. On 2/1, the "where's my refund tool" showed that the refund was being processed. On 2/3 it showed that it would be "SENT' to my bank on 2/6. Now at first I thought this meant that I would receive it in my account on 2/6. But after checking it this morning I realized that the status bar is showing that the IRS has not SENT my return yet, and that it is due to be SENT to my bank on 2/6. SO at this point I am not expecting it to be in my bank account until 2/7. I do know that the IRS accepted some returns prior to the 1/31 date. But it was only for returns that WERE NOT claiming the EIC credits. I was told that if you claimed the EIC credit that your return MAY take longer to process, as those returns are looked at more closely to prevent fraud. I hope this helps.

  35. i filed mine yesterday 2-4-2014 but my ass tax person didnt put my bank account info in so now im getting a check..anyone know how much longer it will take it was efiled just not direct deposited

  36. i filed mine yesterday 2-4-2014 but my ass tax person didnt put my bank account info in so now im getting a check..anyone know how much longer it will take it was efiled just not direct deposited

  37. Mine was accepted on the 25th and says return approved but still processing? So confused.

  38. thats not correct the irs never shut down cause tons of people got accepted ,and the irs website clearly states we have been accepting returns as early as jan 24th so you might need to check your facts

  39. Im curious to see of anyone gets there refund? I was accepted om 1-27 and its still not approved….

  40. Mine was received on the 30, by the irs. I had the eic credit.as I was reading this blog, I received a email from my bank card that the irs just posted my money. The chart seems right on .Hell yeah !

  41. Melinda, I was under the same assumption as you. I do promise you however that I personally had 20+ clients have their refunds accepted before the 31st. The IRS doesn’t always disclose things like this to the general public though.

  42. My return was accepted on January 30th…just got my refund approved today with a direct deposit date of February 10th…

  43. My return was accepted on the 30th and my return was just approved today with a deposit date of the 10th

  44. Federal was processed and approved, with a DD date of 2/6. I see some people have received their deposit today, or even yesterday. Anyone else with a DDD of 2/6 still not seeing the actual deposit in their bank?

  45. Requested and viewed online 2013 transcript, and read my approved deposit date is actually 2/24, even though WMR app says DDD is supposed to be 2/6. Does anyone else's transcript DD date conflict with their WMR DD date?

  46. I got a direct deposit date for the 10th accepted on the 31st at 9am central time

  47. Mine was accepted on January 29th and as of today, no refund. Still shows processing

  48. Accepted Jan 24th and 1/31 was given 2/6 to be DD to my account and IRS tracking still ISNT highlighted "refund sent" and its February 6th! What time of day is website updated & does anyone know if IRS will be sending to banks throughout the day or are fund sent only at a certain time of day?

  49. I filed and got accepted on February 1st – it just got approved today, February 6th, and it says my direct deposit is coming February 10th! That is off from the chart – just thought I'd share!

  50. I filed and got accepted on February 1st – it just got approved today, February 6th, and it says my direct deposit is coming February 10th! That is off from the chart – just thought I'd share!

  51. I filed and got accepted on February 1st – it just got approved today, February 6th, and it says my direct deposit is coming February 10th! That is off from the chart – just thought I'd share!

  52. I filed and got accepted on February 1st – it just got approved today, February 6th, and it says my direct deposit is coming February 10th! That is off from the chart – just thought I'd share!

  53. I should edit my below comment. I filed on February 1st – they marked they received it same day and it just today, February 6th, got approved with a refund day of February 10th.

  54. I filed on the 24th of January & received notice that my tax return was accepted early by the irs on the 28th. According to this site I should have had my federal refund by the 5th. Today is the 6th & no notice of a refund and no direct deposit yet from the irs. The tax site I used to efile shows an expected date of february 20th for the deposit.

  55. I filed on the 24th of January & received notice that my tax return was accepted early by the irs on the 28th. According to this site I should have had my federal refund by the 5th. Today is the 6th & no notice of a refund and no direct deposit yet from the irs. The tax site I used to efile shows an expected date of february 20th for the deposit.

  56. My return was accepted on 1/30/2014, but has not moved to being approved? Only in first section? I thought I would have moved to the first round of direct deposit, which would have been yesterday, but nothing. Should I be concerned?

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