WHEN WILL I GET MY REFUND?

Refund ReceivedMany of you have already filed your tax return and may be wondering when you will get your refund. Although there is not an official calendar released by the IRS, you can estimate. Based on previous years, most citizens receive their refund within about 21 days. The soonest you will get a refund however will begin after the IRS opens the system.

As of a new law last year, for those with Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) the clock did not start  until February 15, 2019. Also be aware if you mail your tax return, you need to add 6-8 weeks for processing at a minimum. The dates below are more aggressive but you may see your refund as soon as these indicate.

Here is some information for those who plan to file soon. If you e-file on the following dates, the soonest to expect your refund based on the date your return is accepted is:

Mar 17 – Mar 23, 2019        Apr 5, 2019

Mar 24 – Mar 30, 2019        Apr 12, 2019

Mar 31 – Apr 6, 2019           Apr 19, 2019

Apr 7 – Apr 13, 2019            April 26, 2019

Apr 14 – Apr 20, 2019          May 3, 2019

Apr 21 – Apr 27, 2019          May 10, 2019

Apr 28 – May 4, 2019           May 17, 2019

 

For those filing by mail, here are the dates based on accepted date:

Mar 17 – Mar 23, 2019        Apr 12, 2019

Mar 24 – Mar 30, 2019        Apr 19, 2019

Mar 31 – Apr 6, 2019           April 26, 2019

Apr 7 – Apr 13, 2019            May 3, 2019

Apr 14 – Apr 20, 2019          May 10, 2019

Apr 21 – Apr 27, 2019          May 17, 2019

Apr 28 – May 4, 2019           May 24, 2019

You can check for the status of your refund a few days after you should have received your refund at https://sa2.www4.irs.gov/irfof/lang/en/irfofgetstatus.jsp

Haven’t filed yet and want help, contact Les Merritt. He may still be able to complete your personal return in time. If you also have a corporate return, he can help you file an extension. You can reach Les at (919) 269-8553 and get started right away.

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