That page is here http://www.irs.gov/Refunds A "what to expect" page is found here as well http://www.irs.gov/Refunds/What-to-Expect-for-Refunds-in-2013
My taxes were accepted early as well. Here is the official information I was able to track down from H&R Block.
What this means is if you receive that email before January 30th, your return has been accepted by the IRS. You will be getting the refund you saw when filing your taxes, no if ands of butts about it. On January 30th, you can go to the link I put up and find out more on the time your refund will be deposited.
IRS is on a roll this year guys!
Let them do their thing they are still say no processing til the 30th for a reason and expect refunds with in 21 days for a reason and that is just invade font don't meet any promises their phone line don't get blown up. Don't call them! Let them do what they need to! They are definitely making up for last year they are issuing refunds at an all time record.
Just be patient your refund will be on your bank when you least expect it.
If its not there don't call them til after your 21 days is up from the time you were accept.
If your return was accurate and accepted ...your refund will be to you soon don't waste time with trying to figure out dates etc. A waste of time!!
They are on the job this year!!
Cant we all just get along and be happy for those who get their returns or just ignore the people determined to destroy the hopes of anyone thinking they may get an early return?
Plus this thread is about to crash my phone...lol
- jessyka.buras , i didn't say i'd fight fair.
First California Bank. That information can be sourced here http://turbotax.intuit.com/support/iq/Tax-Refund/Using-Refund-Processing-Services-to-Pay-TurboTax-Fees/GEN12098.html
However, there is a page that is linked from the website I posted that can tell you if they have received your refund so you will know to be expecting it soon. That site is here https://cisc.sbtpg.com/logon_taxpayers.aspx Just enter the information asked and you can see if the IRS has sent your refund to the bank yet.
The way it works is the bank charges you a 29.99 fee to have the money removed from your taxes. Then there are your Turbo Tax fees. When your return is accepted, the bank pays all your fees to Turbo Tax. The bank then gets your refund first, takes their cut, and sends you the rest. This can hold your refund up a day and it may not if the deposit and transfer to your account is swift. I talked to them and they did say that they send to you the same day they receive.
This information will allow you to get a day to a few hours heads up to be on the look out for your cash.
TurboTax as well as other tax providers are working with the IRS to start sending returns through the IRS system, in the order we received them, as they ramp their systems up for the official launch on January 30th.Because of this “limited early processing” some customers started (and will continue) seeing IRS notifications of acceptance or rejection.
Please note the IRS does NOT start processing refunds for any returns until the 30th. If you have any questions about this, let us know. We’re here seven days a week to answer your questions.
We'll be closing this thread because it's becoming too long and getting unwieldy. If you have a specific question that wasn't answered here, please post a new question.
View help topics for tax-year 2012Topic: Federal Returns Accepted Before January 30
As part of controlled IRS testing, a small number of federal returns will be transmitted to the IRS between January 23 and January 29, 2013. This is before processing officially begins on January 30. If you receive an acknowledgement during this timeframe, your return has been accepted by the IRS but your refund will not be processed early.
If you expect a federal refund, the IRS Where's My Refund? tool will provide personalized information about your tax return beginning January 30. The timeframe for issuing refunds will not begin before this date.
The IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days. See What to Expect for Refunds for more information on when to expect your refund.
i will assume we will be among the first as soon as they start processing them, I expect a refund as early as 2-8-2013 if everything goes according to plan
said i would receive my refund before Feb 15, now says before Feb 20
- jessyka.buras , i didn't say i'd fight fair.
the people who have been posting about getting their refund early or knowing someone who has gotten it early, have also been posting information links from last year. i'm pretty sure these "early refunds" are actually refund anticipation loans, which h&r block offers. not sure of anyone else who does. now: i've been up since 5am searching online for some kind of proof of early refunds. i found nothing & it's now 6:23 pm. if the IRS was issuing refunds early, i'm sure there would be more information about this somewhere online.
this is a copy/paste from the irs website:
"Where’s My Refund opens January 30, 2013.
Due to recent tax law changes, we will open filing season and start processing individual income tax returns on January 30. This applies to tax returns filed on paper or electronically.
Once we start processing returns, we expect to issue refunds within normal timeframes. You can generally expect the IRS to issue your refund in less than 21 calendar days after we receive your tax return.
Starting January 30, you can use this tool to check on the status of your refund. It will provide the most up-to-date information the IRS has. There’s no need to call us unless Where’s My Refund? tells you to do so. Where’s My Refund? is updated every 24 hours – usually overnight – so you only need to check once a day."
so i'm sorry, but your false information is nothing but your silly minds wishing for something that isn't going to happen. in the next 4 days, people will be complaining about not getting their refunds before the 30th & then you will realize, it's because it isn't going to happen.