Friday, January 10, 2020

2019 Tax Return Timing

The IRS says it will begin accepting tax returns on January 27th. This is a little bit late, probably due to your Congressman changing the tax laws just before Christmas 2019!

People filing before January 27th can expect their refunds in about 6 to 21 days following the 27th, and later filers 6 to 21 days after their return is accepted (normally within 24 hours of filing if there are no issues.)

One exception are people claiming Earned Income Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, or the American Opportunity Credit. These returns will not be processed until February 15th. So returns filed before that can expect their refunds 6 to 21 days after the 15th of February.

None of those dates are guaranteed, and simply reflect the IRS' expected refund timing. many things can delay a refund. NEVER count on the money until it hits your wallet!

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