If you claimed the ACTC the IRS site clearly states “the earliest your refund will appear in your bank is 2/27”. Period.
I see people on here saying “well TurboTax says the 21st!”.....well TurboTax isn’t the IRS. TurboTax isn’t the one paying you.
As I stated in my previous post, I filed my return on 1/31, was accepted the next morning and have been on one bar since. I have the ACTC.
My TurboTax profile says “projected deposit of 2/21”, but I highly doubt it, as the IRS site says what I already quoted.
If it says “sent” on 2/21 on WMR, great, I’ll let you guys know. Otherwise, if you have the ACTC, we will probably be waiting until the last week of Feb
The IRS page claims "REFUND SENT 02/08" and I have NO DEPOSIT. We have used the same account for our refund for years. (Filed and accepted 1/31, married & joint with no EIC and no dependants) IRS says to contact your financial institution. I did speak with my bank and there was no transfer or deposit of any funds. So, now the IRS will not even discuss the issue with me until it has been 28 days since the refund sent date. I'm not in some desperate situation because I haven't received it, but it is very frustrating to be simply left in limbo.
Who? And where is their proof?
I haven’t heard a single person that claimed ACTC say they received their money. Not to mention, I could easily lie and say “I got my refund today!” and none of you would know the difference
The IRS, to be so adamant about saying “LEGALLY we cannot release ACTC refunds until MID FEBRUARY” it’s federal law. Your family and friends don’t get a free pass for federal law.
Now do I believe that people who did NOT claim ACTC or EIC got their return? Yes 100%
@Daja4293 the state return has nothing to do with the federal delay due to EIC or ACTC. I get my state tomorrow but my federal hasn't even changed from accepted and I claim ACTC.
Now last year there were some people who with EIC and ACTC that got theirs before the 15th but that was because they were randomly selected to test the system. I don't know if that is a yearly thing or if it was just last year.
hit the nail on the head
Last year, a very small percentage of EIC and ACTC got their returns in early February as a “trial run” for the new tax changes
This year, the IRS is sticking to their guns. The whole reason they are waiting until Mid February is to verify that a child is being claimed on only ONE return. With the divorce rate and child out of wedlock statistics being so high, so many people attempt to claim a child on seperate, individual, returns. The IRS is verifying that the child is only on ONE parents return for the credit.
Again, the IRS government website says “The IRS expects the earliest EITC/ACTC related refunds to be available in taxpayer bank accounts or debit cards starting February 27, 2019, if these taxpayers chose direct deposit and there are no other issues with their tax return.” VERBATIM.
There is no “luck” or “maybe mine is different”. They aren’t even reviewing EIC or ACTC returns until this week and next. Hence the projected deposit date of 2/27