PATH Act delayed refunds for some filers
Because of a new law, the IRS had to hold tax refunds this year that include the Earned Income Tax Credit and/or Additional Child Tax Credit, until February 15, 2017.
This law, Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, helps detect and prevent tax fraud, and the delay in refunds allows the IRS to make sure taxpayers are claiming the credits properly and that they’re given what they’re owed.
Most taxpayers won’t be impacted by this and the IRS expects that the majority of tax refunds (more than 9 out of 10) will be issued in 21 days or less from the time of acceptance.
If you have not received your refund or have received a refund for a different amount than you expected:
- Track your federal refund at the IRS Where’s My Refund? site.
- Track your state refund here.
- See Related Information below for additional help.