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Level 11

When can we start filing taxes for tax year 2018 (filed in 2019)

Anyone with EI, CTC, or ACTC by law can not have their refund released until the 15th. So don't expect to see it before then. And it usually takes at least a few days if not a week for the bank to process the DD so add that on. I have read where some say path message means approved and it's just on hold until the 15th (they claimed an irs worker told them that) but I have no idea if it's true. On the irs site it just says path means accepted and after the 15th it will be working on the approved and then deposit day. Luckily unless your return gets pulled most of this stuff is done by computer and is all automated so it doesn't need a person to look over every detail.
Level 1

When can we start filing taxes for tax year 2018 (filed in 2019)

Anyone know the time table for the Santa Barbara bank? I can't remember from last year and i use my refund to pay for my tax prep. I still have the PATH message, hoping for a DD on the 27th, but I cant remember the process for the Santa Barbara tax group.
Level 8

When can we start filing taxes for tax year 2018 (filed in 2019)

@anshpo I remember the past 2 years I would check around 2pm est and it would be on there. I always watched threads for people to start posting they had received their deposit then I start frantically checking SBTPG for mine!! LOL I always update on their site and WMR after I receive my deposit. I had mine deposited into my checking account so people with Net Spend and other cards like that will get theirs first.
Level 1

When can we start filing taxes for tax year 2018 (filed in 2019)

I just checked this morning and I still have the Path message.
Level 9

When can we start filing taxes for tax year 2018 (filed in 2019)

Checked mine just now. No update, still tax topic 152
Level 1

When can we start filing taxes for tax year 2018 (filed in 2019)

has anyone with EITC and Child Credit received a refund yet?
Level 1

When can we start filing taxes for tax year 2018 (filed in 2019)

@bgreg07 I haven't ……..i'm in the state of Texas where are you from ?
Level 1

When can we start filing taxes for tax year 2018 (filed in 2019)

I’m in Texas and filled both and mines still processing
Level 1

When can we start filing taxes for tax year 2018 (filed in 2019)

I filed the EITC and just got my refund at around 1am today. I filed 1/17 was accepted 1/22
Level 1

When can we start filing taxes for tax year 2018 (filed in 2019)

Update filed both federal and state on 1/28 fed got accepted on 1/28 state (va) was accepted 1/31... stayed on path message until Feb 15 but could order transcripts the 1st week of Feb but no 846 code... earlier this week checked va wmr for state got dd of 2/28 .. on today I checked federal wmr still saying processing but finally my transcript has code 846 with dd of 2/27.. wmr should update overnight for me to show me date but if not I finally have date on my transcript
Level 20

When can we start filing taxes for tax year 2018 (filed in 2019)

There is absolutely no reason to file an early tax return for 2018.

Filing a tax year 2018 tax return will start after January 1, 2019.  However, the IRS will probably not start to accept any 2018 tax return until late January 2019.  Due to the tax code changes and the changes to the federal tax forms it would probably be wise to wait until mid to late February to file the 2018 tax return.

The TurboTax software for tax year 2018 will not be available until sometime in either November or December 2018.  And the software will need several updates before it can be used to file a tax return.  TurboTax has to wait for the IRS to finalize the federal forms and schedules and then must have IRS approval for the forms and schedules included in the TurboTax software.

Addendum 01/04/2019 -

As of this date - The IRS has yet to publish a date in 2019 when they will be accepting any type of  2018 tax return.  It is estimated that the IRS will probably not start to accept any 2018 tax return until late January or early February at the earliest.  Due to the tax code changes, the changes to the federal tax forms and the partial government shut-down, it would probably be wise to wait until mid to late February to file the 2018 tax return.

You cannot file your tax return using TurboTax until all the forms and schedules included in your tax return have been finalized.  Click on the Review tab at the top of the program screen.  The forms and schedules will be listed with the estimated date for being available.

Addendum 01/08/2019 -

The IRS has announced that they will be accepting 2018 tax returns starting on January 28, 2019.

IRS announcement - https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-confirms-tax-filing-season-to-begin-january-28

If your tax return has a tax refund which includes either the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and/or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) the IRS is required to hold the tax refund until mid-February due to the PATH Act passed by Congress.  The IRS will release the refund payments during the latter part of February.

Level 1

When can we start filing taxes for tax year 2018 (filed in 2019)

what if i filed today?
Level 11

When can we start filing taxes for tax year 2018 (filed in 2019)

If you went ahead and filed, you return is going to sit in "pending" on a server until January 28, when the IRS starts to accept/reject returns.  You will get an email after that telling you if you return was accepted or rejected.
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Level 1

When can we start filing taxes for tax year 2018 (filed in 2019)

I filed my return just getting it done, thinking it wouldn't do anything until like Feb then I got an alert saying it was accepted by irs. I know that doesnt mean much, but I was surprised they took it early. I do have an ip pin so maybe that helps since it helps verify my identity. Maybe a reason they took it early. Who knows. I will update you when 2nd bar shows up on wmr, but i'm thinking I wont see refund until at least 2/3. And that would be nice and early so that would be great!
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Level 14

When can we start filing taxes for tax year 2018 (filed in 2019)

As stated in another similar question, please be advised that the IRS, every year, does several test runs on a very limited number of filed returns, usually several weeks before commencement of scheduled processing.  This is done to be certain that their systems are performing properly well before the opening of mass processing.  Your filing was one of those few accepted for testing.  General processing still will not start until January 28, 2019.