2016 Tax Refund Schedule

After I file my taxes for 2015, when will I get my 2016 tax refund?

IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart for 2016 shows when you may receive a tax refund after submitting your tax return with the IRS the earliest being January 11, 2016. These are just estimates. The IRS does not provide information on when tax refunds will be sent to bank accounts after being deposited. There are many factors that could affect how fast your tax refund is deposited in your bank account. It is a not an exact science, but generally the earlier you file a tax return, the quicker you will receive a tax refund from the IRS.

 

IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart for 2016

The IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart for 2016 with Direct Deposit and Check dates are only estimates by various website owners. It might give you a good idea, but never bank on it because many issues arise and delay tax refunds such an filing with incomplete information or having your return flagged for an audit.

 

 

2016 IRS Tax Refund Schedule

Below is the best estimate of when you might get a tax refund.

DATE ACCEPTED DIRECT DEPOSIT SENT PAPER CHECK MAILED
Jan 18 – Jan 24, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Feb 10, 2016
Jan 25 – Jan 31, 2016 Feb 12, 2016 Feb 17, 2016
Feb 1 – Feb 7, 2016 Feb 19, 2016 Feb 24, 2016
Feb 8 – 14, 2016 Feb 26, 2016 Mar 2, 2016
Feb 15 – 21, 2016 Mar 4, 2016 Mar 9, 2016
Feb 22 – 28, 2016 Mar 11, 2016 Mar 16, 2016
Feb 29 – Mar 6, 2016 Mar 18, 2016 Mar 23, 2016
Mar 7 – 13, 2016 Mar 25, 2016 Mar 30, 2016
Mar 14 – 20, 2016 Apr 1, 2016 Apr 6, 2016
Mar 21 – 27, 2016 Apr 8, 2016 Apr 13, 2016
Mar 28 – Apr 3, 2016 Apr 15, 2016 Apr 20, 2016
Apr 4 – Apr 10, 2016 Apr 22, 2016 Apr 27, 2016
Apr 11 – Apr 17, 2016 Apr 29, 2016 May 4, 2016
Apr 18 – Apr 24, 2016 May 6, 2016 May 11, 2016
Apr 26 – May 1, 2016 May 13, 2016 May 18, 2016

There are various tax situations for every taxpayer and this is why prediction as to when you will get your tax refund can be difficult; and, every year there will be glitches with one process or another at the IRS which could delay your refund.

 

Checking on 2016 Tax Refund Status

The IRS Where’s My Refund? is updated no more than once every 24 hours, usually overnight. This a useful resource to check to determine the actual status of your tax refund.

 

IRS Refund Status Updates

When the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund, you can see your actual personalized refund date. Even though the IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days after we receive your tax return, it’s possible your tax return may require additional review and take longer. To use the tool you have to enter your personal information, such as your social security number, filing status, and refund amount.