Tax season is confusing for almost everyone because payments are to be made, refunds to be received, and many dates to remember. Tax season started on January 1, and the table of refund dates, payments, and other obligations is now available.
The IRS now receives tax returns via email but does not accept applications until February 12. In other words, the refund dates have also been extended.
This is the 2022 tax refund schedule
The IRS annually publishes a table of the approximate dates on which they will make tax refunds. Keep in mind that the dates may change for different reasons and needs, so you should watch for any new information from the IRS.
|Tax acceptance date||Direct deposit sent||Paper check sent by mail|
|January 24 – February 31||February 7||February 14|
|February 6 – February 7||February 14||February 21|
|February 8 – February 14||February 21||February 28|
|February 15 – February 21||February 28||March 7|
|February 22 – February 28||March 7||March 14|
|March 1 – March 7||March 14||March 21|
|March 8 – March 14||March 21||March 28|
|March 15 – March 21||March 28||April 4|
|March 22 – March 28||April 4||April 11|
|March 29 – April 4 l||April 11||April 18|
|April 5 – April 11||April 18||April 25|
|April 12 – April 18||April 25||May 2|
|April 19 – April 25||May 2||May 9|
|April 26 – May 2||May 9||May 15|
|May 3 – May 9||May 15||May 23|
|May 10 – May 16||May 23||May 30|
|May 17 – May 23||May 30||June 6|
|May 24 – May 30||June 6||June 13|
|May 31 – June 6||June 13||June 20|
|June 7– June 13||June 20||June 27|
|June 14– June 20||June 27||July 4 de|
|June 21– June 27||July 4||July 11|
|June 28 – July 4||July 11||July 18|
|July 5 – July 11||July 18||July 25|
|July 12 – July 18||July 25||August 1|
|July 19 – July 25||August 1||August 8|
|July 26 – August 1||August 8||August 15|
Factors that could affect your tax refund
Some of the factors that could affect your refund are errors, fraud, or incomplete returns. Taxpayers waiting for the additional child tax credit (ACTC) or earned income tax credit (EITC) may wait longer each year.
Special rules that cause the IRS to hold refunds until February 27 are almost always filed when the IRS determines that your tax return requires additional review.
When a return has an error or must be treated specially, the deadline would be extended to four months. Returns that handle incorrect amounts for Refund Credit are included in the process.
During tax season, you should keep an eye on your email; if the IRS contacts you, try to give an immediate response to resolve issues in time to avoid further delays in your refunds.
Keep track of your refund
Through the IRS2Go application, you can follow the status of your return and know how your refund is progressing. These are tools with which you will have authorization 24 hours after filing your electronic return and four weeks after rubbing it on paper.
To access the platform, all you need is your Social Security or ITIN number, your marital status, and the exact amount of the refund you will receive. The application will tell you when the refund is received, when it is approved and when it is sent.
Once the application reaches “refund sent,” you have to wait for the financial institution to process the direct deposit or send you the paper check. To stay informed, try to log in to the application daily.