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2019 IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart

IRS Refund Cycle Chart for 2019 applies to direct deposit and check dates. Listed below are charts of the Refund Cycle based on filing and transmitting tax returns as early as January 28, 2019.

These dates are estimated and have not been and will not be published by the IRS.

The IRS refunds are usually issued within 21 days of the return being accepted. It may take up to 2 business days for the bank to post the direct deposit.

The 2019 tax refund schedule dates are only estimates based on information from the IRS. The IRS can’t guarantee the date you will receive your refund.

If you’d like to know why your refund may be delayed, check out Where’s My Refund.

DATE ACCEPTEDDIRECT DEPOSIT SENTPAPER CHECK MAILED
Jan 28 – Feb 2, 2019Feb 18, 2019Feb 22, 2019
Feb 3 –  Feb 9, 2019Feb 25, 2019Mar 1, 2019
Feb 10 – Feb 16, 2019Mar 4, 2019Mar 8, 2019
Feb 17  – Feb 23, 2019Mar 11, 2019Mar 15, 2019
Feb 24 – Mar 2, 2019Mar 18, 2019Mar 22, 2019
Mar 3 – Mar 9, 2019Mar 25, 2019Mar 29, 2019
Mar 10 – Mar 16, 2019Apr 1, 2019Apr 5, 2019
Mar 17 – Mar 23, 2019Apr 8, 2019Apr 12, 2019
Mar 24 – Mar 30, 2018Apr 15, 2019Apr 19, 2019
Mar 31 – Apr 6, 2019Apr 22, 2019Apr 26, 2019
Apr 7 – Apr 13, 2019Apr 29, 2019May 3, 2019
Apr 14 – Apr 20, 2019May 6, 2019May 10, 2019
Apr 21 – Apr 27, 2019May 13, 2019May 17, 2019
Apr 28 – May 4, 2019May 20, 2019May 24, 2019

 


While you’re reviewing the IRS refund cycle chart, here are a few tips to help you prepare for the 2019 tax season.

5 Pro Tips for Tax Season 2019

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1 – Gather Tax Checklist Documents

As financial statements begin to roll in, place them in a dedicated folder or binder and mark 2018 tax information.

In this folder you can also place your W2s, mortgage interest document, giving contribution statement, and any other tax related documents.

This will not only make it easy for you, it will also make it a smooth process when your taxes are being prepared by a qualified Tax Advisor.

Another important tip to keep in mind when gathering data for the 2019 tax season, is to know where everyone’s important cards and certificates are located for your family.

Important tax checklist identification items such as:

  • social security cards
  • driver’s license
  • passports

These are needed to help save both you and the Tax Preparer much time when filing taxes.

Click HERE for the complete tax preparation check list needed for filing your taxes.

2 – Organize Your Tax Preparation Documents

Organization is key to surviving the tax season.

It’s not too late to start going through your receipts and bank statements from 2018. This is the primary key to making tax prep easier and faster.

You can choose to do it all at once in one day or for others who hate anything tax related, try going through two months of financial documents a day in order to ease the burden.

3 – Know Your Tax Filing Status

According to the IRS, filing status impacts the calculation of income tax, affects the amount of the standard deduction, and determines allowance or limitation of certain credits and deductions.

The following list puts the filing statuses in order from the most beneficial to the least beneficial to the taxpayer.

What was Your Tax Filing Status be at the end of 2018?

  • Married Filing Jointly
  • Qualifying Widow(er) with Dependent Child
  • Head of Household
  • Single
  • Married Filing Separately

What Filing Status Should I Use?

It is very important to select the correct filing status when filing your individual tax return. Many tax credits, deductions, and the amount of taxes paid are dependent upon the filing status selected.

At times, more than one filing status may apply to you. In this case you should work with your Tax Advisor to figure out which status is best for you.

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The 5 Filing Statuses:

  • Single – You must file single if you are considered unmarried and do not qualify for any other filing status.
  • Married Filing Jointly – You can file as married filing jointly if you are considered married and your spouse agrees to file a joint return.
  • Married Filing Separately – You can file as married filing separately if you desire or if you cannot agree to file a joint return with your spouse.
  • Head of Household – You can file as head of household if you meet all of the following requirements:
    • Unmarried or considered unmarried on the last day of the year
    • Paid more than half of the cost of keeping up a home for the year
    • qualifying person lived in your home for more than half of the year except for temporary absences such as illness, education, business, vacation, or military service. If the qualifying person is the dependent parent, the qualifying person does not have to live with you.
  • Qualifying Widow(er) with dependent child – A widow or widower with one or more dependent children may be able to use the qualifying widow with dependent child filing status.

More Tax Tips: Get the Ultimate 2019 Tax Preparation Bundle that could save you money this year right here!

4 – List All Possible Tax Deduction

tax deduction works by totaling your deductions and subtracting them from your adjusted gross income or AGI. This reduces your tax bill for the year.

A tax deduction is commonly a result of expenses, particularly those expenses that were incurred to produce additional income.

There are two types of tax deductions: Standard Deduction and Itemized Deduction.

The IRS lets you decide whether you want to claim the standard deduction or itemize your deductions. Most people choose the standard deduction because it’s easier and may provide a greater deduction.

Standard Tax Deduction

The standard deduction is a fixed amount set by the IRS that reduces your adjusted gross income; however, it is based on your filing status, which is determined by your marital status as of the end of the year.

You can view the 2018 Standard Tax Deduction table here.

Itemized Tax Deduction

Individual deductions that are kept track of throughout the year.

If your total itemized deductions exceed the amount of your standard deduction, then you’d probably want to go with the itemized deduction option. 

You’ll receive a bigger tax break with this option; however, it may be more work on the back end.

Most people like itemized tax deductions because they involve expenses you have to take on anyway, like your mortgage and property taxes.

Common Types of Itemized Deductions:

  • Mortgage Interest
  • Property Taxes
  • Charitable Donations (donating to Goodwill, tithing at church, giving money to non-profit organization, etc.)
  • Medical Expenses

5 – Search for Tax Preparer or Accountant Early

When searching for a qualified Tax Preparer, be sure to know what his or her mission statement is and what type of service they offer.

Always check the availability and accessibility of the preparer (year-round vs seasonal availability) just in case you need to contact them for an emergency.

Referral from a trusted friend or family member is a good way to figure out if the Tax Preparer is ethical and honest.

Be wary of boosted promises that cannot be backed up by the current IRS policies.

For example, if you see tax signs around your city that guarantees an enormous refund check, then RUN FAR AWAY!

A good tax advisor will be upfront about their service, cost, and the reality of your situation. Your tax refund or tax payment will be the SAME no matter who you go to…

…as long as every applicable tax deduction, tax credit, and accurate financial information is given.

If you’d like to read the full guide to easy tax planning, then check out the article here.


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2018 IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart

DATE ACCEPTEDDIRECT DEPOSIT SENTPAPER CHECK MAILED
Jan 29 – Feb 2, 2018Feb 19, 2018Feb 23, 2018
Feb 3 –  Feb 9, 2018Feb 26, 2018Mar 2, 2018
Feb 10 – Feb 16, 2018Mar 5, 2018Mar 9, 2018
Feb 17  – Feb 23, 2018Mar 12, 2018Mar 16, 2018
Feb 24 – Mar 2, 2018Mar 19, 2018Mar 23, 2018
Mar 3 – Mar 9, 2018Mar 26, 2018Mar 30, 2018
Mar 10 – Mar 16, 2018Apr 2, 2018Apr 6, 2018
Mar 17 – Mar 23, 2018Apr 9, 2018Apr 13, 2018
Mar 24 – Mar 30, 2018Apr 16, 2018Apr 20, 2018
Mar 31 – Apr 6, 2018Apr 23, 2018Apr 27, 2018
Apr 7 – Apr 13, 2018Apr 30, 2018May 4, 2018
Apr 14 – Apr 20, 2018May 7, 2018May 11, 2018
Apr 21 – Apr 27, 2018May 14, 2018May 18, 2018
Apr 28 – May 4, 2018May 21, 2018May 25, 2018

2017 IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart

DATE ACCEPTEDDIRECT DEPOSIT SENTPAPER CHECK MAILED
Jan 23 – Jan 29, 2017Feb 10, 2017Feb 15, 2017
Jan 30 – Feb 5, 2017Feb 17, 2017Feb 22, 2017
Feb 6 –  Feb 14, 2017Feb 24, 2017Mar 1, 2017
Feb 13 – Feb 19, 2017Mar 3, 2017Mar 8, 2017
Feb 20  – Feb 26, 2017Mar 10, 2017Mar 15, 2017
Feb 27 – Mar 5, 2017Mar 17, 2017Mar 22, 2017
Mar 6 – Mar 12, 2017Mar 24, 2017Mar 29, 2017
Mar 13 – Mar 19, 2017Mar 31, 2017Apr 5, 2017
Mar 20 – Mar 26, 2017Apr 7, 2017Apr 12, 2017
Mar 27 – Apr 2, 2017Apr 14, 2017Apr 19, 2017
Apr 3 – Apr 9, 2017Apr 21, 2017Apr 26, 2017
Apr 10 – Apr 16, 2017Apr 28, 2017May 3, 2017
Apr 17 – Apr 23, 2017May 5, 2017May 10, 2017
Apr 24 – Apr 30, 2017May 12, 2017May 17, 2017
Apr 31 – May 5, 2017May 17, 2017May 24, 2017

2016 IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart

DATE ACCEPTEDDIRECT DEPOSIT SENTPAPER CHECK MAILED
Jan 19 – Jan 24, 2016Feb 5, 2016Feb 10, 2016
Jan 25 – Jan 31, 2016Feb 12, 2016Feb 17, 2016
Feb 1 – Feb 7, 2016Feb 19, 2016Feb 24, 2016
Feb 8 – Feb 14, 2016Feb 26, 2016Mar 2, 2016
Feb 15 – Feb 21, 2016Mar 4, 2016Mar 9, 2016
Feb 22 – Feb 28, 2016Mar 11, 2016Mar 16, 2016
Feb 29 – Mar 6, 2016Mar 18, 2016Mar 23, 2016
Mar 7 – Mar 13, 2016Mar 25, 2016Mar 30, 2016
Mar 14 – Mar 20, 2016Apr 1, 2016Apr 6, 2016
Mar 21 – Mar 27, 2016Apr 8, 2016Apr 13, 2016
Mar 28 – Apr 3, 2016Apr 15, 2016Apr 20, 2016
Apr 4 – Apr 10, 2016Apr 22, 2016Apr 27, 2016
Apr 11 – Apr 17, 2016Apr 29, 2016May 4, 2016
Apr 18 – Apr 24, 2016May 6, 2016May 11, 2016
Apr 26 – May 1, 2016May 13, 2016May 18, 2016

2015 IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart

DATE ACCEPTEDDIRECT DEPOSIT SENTPAPER CHECK MAILED
Jan 20 – Jan 24, 2015Feb 6, 2015Feb 9, 2015
Jan 25 – Jan 31, 2015Feb 13, 2015Feb 16, 2015
Feb 1 – Feb 7, 2015Feb 20, 2015Feb 23, 2015
Feb 8 – Feb 14, 2015Feb 27, 2015Mar 2, 2015
Feb 15 – Feb 21, 2015Mar 6, 2015Mar 13, 2015
Feb 22 – Feb 28, 2015Mar 13, 2015Mar 20, 2015
Mar 1 – Mar 7, 2015Mar 20, 2015Mar 27, 2015
Mar 8 – Mar 14, 2015Mar 27, 2015Apr 3, 2015
Mar 15 – Mar 21, 2015Apr 3, 2015Apr 10, 2015
Mar 22 – Mar 28, 2015Apr 10, 2015Apr 17, 2015
Mar 29 – Apr 4, 2015Apr 17, 2015Apr 24, 2015
Apr 5 – Apr 11, 2015Apr 24, 2015May 1, 2015
Apr 12 – Apr 15, 2015May 1, 2015May 8, 2015
Apr 16 – Apr 25, 2015May 8, 2015May 15, 2015
Apr 26 – May 2, 2015May 15, 2015May 22, 2015

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