Last year mine were accepted early as well and I got my refund exactly 7 days later. Mine were accepted today as well!! I read some of you stating that its not possible or the refund will still be delayed regardless of what we are saying. But I AM saying, from personal experience thats not always the case. Everyone said absolutely not going to be accepted before the 31st, well as of 1/24/14 mine are verified accepted. WOOHOO
did any of you whos return has already been accepted or processed file an education credit?
I got my email today from Turbo Tax at 12:09 pm I was accepted by the IRS today..
Hello, I wanted to share my past experience. Last year my taxes were accepted on the 25th. I looked at my bank account statement from Jan- Feb. and my IRS refund was dd on Feb 1st. This year my refund was accepted on the 26th. I filed early both years with TT. I think I may have my refund on the 31st, but it maybe the 7th. Prior experience leads me to believe the wait time in no longer than 10 business days.
I received my refund last year 2/1/13 and it was accepted 1/24. I have seen someone post on turbotax facebook page and igotmyrefund facebook page said theirs has already been accepted.
As part of controlled IRS testing, a small number of federal returns will be transmitted to the IRS between January 24th and January 30th, 2014. This is before processing officially begins on January 31st. 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 31st. 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.
Got mine accepted yesterday (Sunday)! Filed it on the 19th. So they are definitely accepting early returns. No status on "Where's my refund" yet.
The past 5 years I've been filing with turbo tax mine has always been accepted before Jan 31st...and I have always gotten my refund by the first week of Feb....I did mine a about 10 days later this year, Jan 23rd to be exact, so I'm not sure if I will get mine early or not this year now that I need the money more than ever!! But there is no right or wrong answer here, it can happen...or it might not... you have to wait! Unfortunately there is no way of knowing.
There are a lot of people on here wondering if they'll get their refunds by the 1st. The answer is no. The IRS is accepting some returns early, just to test-run their software and make sure that it's working. They will not begin *processing* the retuns until the 31st. The processing is not as automated as the acceptance.
Acceptance just does an initial, automated check for social sec #'s and EIN's. Once those are validated as being existant, it is accepted into the system. At some point, a human being is going to look at your return. This is the "approval" process, which will not begin until 31 Jan.
Due to the government shutdown, the 2014 tax season is beginning a full 10 days later than previous seasons. So, people on here saying "I always get my return by the 1st" can expect theirs around the 10th. Fingers crossed. =)
I'm not an expert, I've just been reading these comments on all these sites for a few hours and wanted to give my educated opinion.
BTW mine was filed 1/12 and accepted 1/24. Hoping to have it by the 10th.
you would think itf they are doing hub testing they would see it thru all the way to include refund processing. it doesnt make sense to test to a certain point then stop. Just saying
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Yes, the IRS does "hub testing" to make sure that everything works well. And the superusers are correct. It's a small population that is sent, so the chances of being included are small ... and refund processing doesn't get pushed forward either (despite many folks last year who said they got their refunds early). The timer for processing the return and refunds still starts on the 31st, so taxpayers in hub testing won't get their refunds earlier than others.
Mine was accepted today as well. All the information I had received prior to day indicated that it would not be processed/accepted until Jan 31. But then today I got confirmation that mine was accepted. I'ved never filed this early before so I don't really have any experience with this early. But as others have said, it would seem odd that the IRS would accept your return early and then not process it accordingly. But hey, it's the IRS and wtf do I know any ways.
But I'm certainly hoping I get my return next week sometime. My wallet wouldn't complain :)
So, just to make sure, what is the difference between your federal refund getting accepted and approved? Because it got accepted, does that mean there is a chance my refund wont get approved?
I like to mention that, I got my federal refund today but it was not deposited until 6pm. I have Citibank. It is strange that even on Where is my refund, it still says processing.
Hopefully many of you got your refund too!
Probably...and one chance in a million that it would include yours
... and 50-50 that if it does get to the IRS in that first lot, that it will be screwed up as a result.
Checked my tax manger it says my federal return was acknowledged and my state was in process. But when I go to weres my refund it can't provide any information. Any answers??
has nayone who claimed an education credit this year got a DDD yet that's my question?! Last year they accepted your return but majority sat in processing at the error dept for months!!! all due to the 8863 education credit and 8867 EIC glitches...they didn't even start processing returns w education credits last year until 2/15/13 so most who sent there's in before that date are the one's who were affected as far as I've seen...my 2014 taxes are complete and ready to be sent in but after last years fiasco i'm terrified lol...I was thinking of holding on to it until the the 5th or so lol
I have a question that could probably answer most questions. Common sense question. I've read that many received there actual refund on the 31st last year and the 1st as well when their returns were accepted early. Now last year the processing date was the 30th, but like this year they accepted some early.BEFORE the 30th did the where's my refund tool give you the date of your refund the 31st or 1st? Or did it appear on the actual day of the 30th. As I'm sure whoever got an email saying it was accepted early, like this year, you all were checking for the date....?
i filed on the 24th of jan, and still status is pending. why????
Filed on the 10th and got accepted on Jan. 24. And yes I did have education credy wits.... You never know....the Gov. is so wishy washy LOL!
I filed 1/26/14, Federal was accepted today 1/28/14, IRS says received at the first orange bar, State still pending, I live in Pa. anyone else filed 1/26/14?
I filed my federal return on 1/31/14 at 1:30 pm. I got an email that the IRS accepted my return at 9:30 pm and at 10:00 pm the Where's My Refund had the info that my return was received and being processed.
Hopefully it is processed in less than 21 days as their general refund info states.
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