2008 IRS eFile Refund Cycle Chart

The IRS does not guarantee a specific date that a refund will be deposited into a taxpayer’s bank account.

IRS Acceptance Date
(by 11:00 am) between…

Direct Deposit Sent*

Paper Check Mailed*

Jan 11 and Jan 17 2008

Jan 25, 2008

Feb 1, 2008

Jan 17 and Jan 24 2008

Feb 1, 2008

Feb 8, 2008

Jan 24 and Jan 31 2008

Feb 8, 2008

Feb 15, 2008

Jan 31 and Feb 7 2008

Feb 15, 2008

Feb 22, 2008

Feb 7 and Feb 14 2008

Feb 22, 2008

Feb 29, 2008

Feb 14 and Feb 21 2008

Feb 29, 2008

Mar 7, 2008

Feb 21 and Feb 28 2008

Mar 7, 2008

Mar 14, 2008

Feb 28 and Mar 6 2008

Mar 14, 2008

Mar 21, 2008

Mar 6 and Mar 13 2008

Mar 21, 2008

Mar 28, 2008

Mar 13 and Mar 20 2008

Mar 28, 2008

Apr 4, 2008

Mar 20 and Mar 27 2008

Apr 4, 2008

Apr 11, 2008

Mar 27 and Apr 3 2008

Apr 11, 2008

Apr 18, 2008

Apr 3 and Apr 10 2008

Apr 18, 2008

Apr 25, 2008

Apr 10 and Apr 17 2008

Apr 25, 2008

May 2, 2008

Apr 17 and Apr 24 2008

May 2, 2008

May 9, 2008

Apr 24 and May 1 2008

May 9, 2008

May 16, 2008

May 1 and May 8 2008

May 16, 2008

May 23, 2008

May 8 and May 15 2008

May 23, 2008

May 30, 2008

May 15 and May 22 2008

May 30, 2008

June 6, 2008

May 22 and May 29 2008

June 6, 2008

June 13, 2008

May 29 and June 5 2008

June 13, 2008

June 20, 2008

June 5 and June 12 2008

June 20, 2008

June 27, 2008

June 12 and June 19 2008

June 27, 2008

July 4, 2008

June 19 and June 26 2008

July 4, 2008

July 11, 2008

June 26 and July 3 2008

July 11, 2008

July 18, 2008

July 3 and July 10 2008

July 18, 2008

July 25, 2008

July 10 and July 17 2008

July 25, 2008

Aug 1, 2008

July 17 and July 24 2008

Aug 1, 2008

Aug 8, 2008

July 24 and Jul 31 2008

Aug 8, 2008

Aug 15, 2008

Jul 31 and Aug 7 2008

Aug 15, 2008

Aug 22, 2008

Aug 7 and Aug 14 2008

Aug 22, 2008

Aug 29, 2008

Aug 14 and Aug 21 2008

Aug 29, 2008

Sep 5, 2008

Aug 21 and Aug 28 2008

Sep 5, 2008

Sep 12, 2008

Aug 28 and Sep 4 2008

Sep 12, 2008

Sep 19, 2008

Sep 4 and Sep 11 2008

Sep 19, 2008

Sep 26, 2008

Sep 11 and Sep 18 2008

Sep 26, 2008

Oct 3, 2008

Sep 18 and Sep 25 2008

Oct 3, 2008

Oct 10, 2008

Sep 25 and Oct 2 2008

Oct 10, 2008

Oct 17, 2008

Oct 2 and Oct 9 2008

Oct 17, 2008

Oct 24, 2008

Oct 9 and Oct 16 2008

Oct 24, 2008

Oct 31, 2008

Oct 16 and Oct 23 2008

Oct 31, 2008

Nov 7, 2008

*The IRS does not guarantee a specific date that a refund will be deposited or mailed.

2008 IRS eFile Refund Cycle Chart

Taxpayer should wait at least three weeks from the time the electronic return is accepted by the IRS before checking the status of a tax refund. To check the status of a tax refund, call 1-800-829-4477 (toll free) or check the official IRS website www.irs.gov