IRS accepted thousands of 2013 tax returns on January 24th 2014

The Internal Revenue Service begun accepting returns January 24th, 2014.

We have received hundreds of reports that the I.R.S. has been accepting tax returns before January 31st, 2014. It seems that they have started accepting select few income tax returns on January 24th 2014. We contacted the I.R.S. on that day and were told that to help with the case load, they have accepted some returns early. They plan is to accept returns all next week that meet very strict rules. We have adjusted our 2014 IRS E-File Cycle Chart to match with the reports that we have received.

Please comment on here when you were accepted, so that we can keep see if they do a pay out on January 29th. This would be in line with 2012 and 2011 tax returns.

From Hot Springs Tax Services: “We have had several clients who filed within the last two weeks have their Federal Tax Returns accepted by the I.R.S. We have received news from the IRS that first payout date will be February 5th still. The early acceptance just means that they will process it before returns that come in a later date. Just a reminder, there are no guarantees when it comes to the I.R.S. We also have had several reports of people receiving their 2013 state income tax return in. This has come from several states. We have had two of our clients report receiving theirs in Arkansas.”

From the I.R.S. Where’s My Refund website:

“We have received your tax return and it is being processed.

You should get your refund within 21 days from the date we received your tax return.”

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133 thoughts on “IRS accepted thousands of 2013 tax returns on January 24th 2014

  1. We have had several clients have their income tax returns accepted on January 24th, 25th, and 26th 2014.

  2. Mine was accepted on the 25th… whats next for direct deposit receivers???

  3. Most likely the IRS will do a direct deposit payout on January 29th, 2014, if not then you will be waiting until the first “official” payout date of February 5th 2014 per the Tax Refund Schedule.

  4. mine was accepted the 26th. no change on the irs website yet. i got an email from my tax site saying the wont begin processing them until the 31st. so we will see ill check it again tomorrow

  5. I filed on January 3 using Turbo Tax and received a notice on January 24 that my return was accepted.

  6. So if ours have been accepted this early, does that mean we will get a direct deposit on the 5th according to the IRS payment schedule?

  7. So if ours have been accepted this early, does that mean we will get a direct deposit on the 5th according to the IRS payment schedule?

  8. Kia, that should be the case. I would keep an eye on the IRS Where's My Refund webpage though.

  9. Kia, that should be the case. I would keep an eye on the IRS Where's My Refund webpage though.

  10. Sandy, accepted usually means that it means the standards of the IRS. (All correct SS#s, Names, Forms, Etc.) They will still go through your return before assigning a pay out date. This can be held up several days.

  11. Deb, were you told by the IRS? I think we are all playing the waiting game to see when they show the first expected payout right now.

  12. Early processing means early refund. IRS is processing refunds now. My return was accepting on the 26th and it shows that it is being processed via "Wheres my Refund"

  13. I filed mine on the 22nd and got an email on the 27th saying it was accepted the 25th. I did my brothers right after mine and his said it was accepted on the 24th. The 29th or even feb 5th would be nice. Just the sooner the better lol

  14. I filed mine on the 22nd and got an email on the 27th saying it was accepted the 25th. I did my brothers right after mine and his said it was accepted on the 24th. The 29th or even feb 5th would be nice. Just the sooner the better lol

  15. I sent my taxes in on January 22. My return was accepted on the January 26. It now shows that it is being processed via "Wheres my Refund"

  16. mine was accepted on the 24th. i check my refund status and it says being processed. it still does ot say when i should get my return but i also saw where it said the 5th so i guess we will all see then.

  17. mine was accepted on the 24th. i check my refund status and it says being processed. it still does ot say when i should get my return but i also saw where it said the 5th so i guess we will all see then.

  18. I filed on the 15th through Turbo Tax and received an email on January 24 stating it was accepted. As with all of you that have been accepted, mine is still also in the processing stage.

  19. I filed mine on Jan 3rd, I received a notification on 1/24 that it was accepted. Still shows processing on IRS website. Though last year it said the same thing till the day the money was sent.

  20. Submitted my return today and in 30 minutes it went from- in queue to sent to the IRS to accepted. Wonder if that means I will get my refund early too!!

  21. Turbo Tax told us yesterday that it would be Jan 31st before they could be excepted.

  22. I filed through TurboTax on January 10th and received an email on January 24th stating the IRS had accepted my return, however, as of today WMR only gives the vague being processed and expect within 21 days:) Will post again when refund is received!

  23. My tax return was accepted on January 27th. I filed my taxes with Jackson Hewitt

  24. I filed on the 5th accepted the 24th are they giving out refunds as early as the 29th ? It'd b great to get mine early

  25. I RECEIVED A EMAIL TELLING ME THAT MY TAXES WERE ACCEPTED ON JANUARY 24TH SO DOES THIS MEANS BY THE 5TH I WILL HAVE MY TAX REFUND

  26. Same thing just says refund received. The irs is accepting returns but no official processing until 31st and no payout till first or 2nd week of February. I was told by a fam member that works in irs office. Other than that goodluck

  27. They accepted and began processing my return yesterday, Jan 28. I submitted it through e-file a little after midnight Jan 28 so it was very quick. The status right now is that it's being processed.

  28. My return was filed jan 11 an the irs accepted it jan 24 so hopefully today or tomorrow I should get my refund I'm in houston, texas hope it helps.

  29. That's what they say but I was supposed to have mine today haven't gotten it yet

  30. Thank God I filed early. Started the process on Jan 24th, but got rejected. Found my error and what I thought was another, but got rejected a second time, called the IRS and found out someone had been using my info to illegally file in another state in 2011 &2012, in the two years I didn't file while on disability. Thankfully it was fixed with the IRS and I resubmitted yesterday and was immediately accepted!!!

  31. Does your WAR still say accepted? Or has it gone to the 2nd stage? If it hasn't your probably not getting your money this week. I wouldn't think any way. I've read posts c and more posts Noone had there's gone to the 2nd stage.

  32. well i got accepted on 1/28 says return accepted on wmr site. but last year i was accepted early on 1/25/13 and it said my estimated payout date was 2/4/13 but i got it direct deposit on the 31st of january so maybe we will all get it before the 5th kepping fingers crossed!!

  33. it probably was sent to your bank today, direct deposit doesn't get sent out for 1 or 2 days.

  34. Right on their website it says your return will go into processing but wont begin processing until 1/31