The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) typically issued a refund schedule each year, but as of 2023, they have not provided an official IRS Tax Refund Calendar 2023.
However, based on recent trends, we can predict the expected dates for receiving tax refunds through direct deposit or by check.
If you filed your 2022 tax return electronically, you can expect to receive your refund within 2 to 3 weeks, depending on whether you chose direct deposit or check as your preferred method of payment.
IRS Tax Refund Calendar 2023
Here are the anticipated dates for receiving tax refunds for those who filed electronically:
|E-Filing Date||Direct Deposit||Check Mailed|
|January 23 to 28, 2023||February 17, 2023||February 24, 2023|
|January 29 to February 4, 2023||February 24, 2023||March 3, 2023|
|February 5 to 11, 2023||March 3, 2023||March 10, 2023|
|February 12 to 18, 2023||March 10, 2023||March 17, 2023|
|February 19 to 25, 2023||March 17, 2023||March 24, 2023|
|February 26 to March 4, 2023||March 24, 2023||March 31, 2023|
|March 5 to March 11, 2023||March 31, 2023||April 7, 2023|
|March 12 to 18, 2023||April 7, 20f23||April 14, 2023|
|March 19 to 25, 2023||April 14, 2023||April 21, 2023|
|March 26 to April 1, 2023||April 21, 2023||April 28, 2023|
|April 2 to 8, 2023||April 28, 2023||May 5, 2023|
|April 9 to 15, 2023||May 5, 2023||May 12, 2023|
|April 16 to 18, 2023||May 12, 2023||May 19, 2023|
The last date for e-filing your tax refund is April 18, 2023. Please note that if you chose direct deposit, you can expect to receive your refund within a maximum of 21 days. However, if you opted for a check, it may take up to 1 week longer than direct deposit.
IRS Refund Direct Deposit Date
The IRS has not provided a specific schedule for direct deposit refunds in 2023. If you filed your tax return electronically and selected direct deposit, you should receive your refund within a maximum of 21 days. If it has been more than 21 days and you have not received your direct deposit, you can contact the IRS through their website for assistance.
IRS Refund Check Mailed Date
For those who filed electronically and chose to receive their refund by check, it may take up to 7 days longer to receive your refund compared to direct deposit. In some cases, it can take up to 10 days. If you have not received your check within 4 weeks, please allow an additional two to three days.
It’s essential to keep in mind that refunds are typically received within 3 to 4 weeks for those whose refunds are accepted within 7 days of e-filing. You can check the status of your return after 24 hours of filing. Refund delays may occur if the IRS has not accepted your refund after one week.
For individuals who filed for a tax refund with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC), it may take 6 to 8 weeks to receive their refund, whether they opted for direct deposit or a check.
Please note that these dates are approximate and subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit the IRS website.
Q1: When is the deadline for filing my federal income tax return for the year 2022?
A1: The deadline for filing your federal income tax return for the year 2022 is April 18, 2023. If you need more time to file, you can request an extension, but be sure to pay any taxes owed by the original deadline to avoid penalties and interest.
Q2: How can I check the status of my tax refund from the IRS?
A2: You can check the status of your tax refund by visiting the IRS website and using their “Where’s My Refund?” tool. You will need to provide your Social Security Number, filing status, and the exact amount of your expected refund.
Q3: What is the difference between filing taxes electronically (e-filing) and mailing a paper return?
A3: Filing taxes electronically (e-filing) is a faster and more secure way to submit your tax return. It typically results in quicker processing and faster refunds. Mailing a paper return involves sending a physical copy of your return to the IRS, which can take longer to process.
Q4: How long does it take to receive my tax refund through direct deposit?
A4: If you filed your tax return electronically and chose direct deposit, you can expect to receive your refund within a maximum of 21 days. However, it may arrive sooner in many cases.
Q5: Can I change my direct deposit information after filing my tax return?
A5: Once your tax return is filed, you generally cannot change the direct deposit information provided. If there’s an issue with your deposit, the IRS will attempt to issue a paper check to the address on your return.
Q6: Why might my tax refund be delayed?
A6: Tax refunds can be delayed for various reasons, including errors on your tax return, discrepancies in reported income, verification processes, or if the IRS experiences high volumes of returns to process. Additionally, refunds that include certain tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC), may take longer to process.
Q7: Can I track my tax refund if I filed for an extension to file my return?
A7: Yes, you can track your tax refund even if you filed for an extension to submit your return. The same “Where’s My Refund?” tool on the IRS website can be used to check the status of your refund.
Q8: What should I do if I haven’t received my tax refund within the expected timeframe?
A8: If you haven’t received your tax refund within the expected timeframe, you can check the status using the IRS website or contact the IRS directly. Be prepared to provide your Social Security Number and other relevant information when inquiring about your refund.
Q9: Can I split my tax refund into multiple accounts for direct deposit?
A9: Yes, it is possible to split your tax refund into multiple accounts for direct deposit. This option is available when you e-file your tax return, and you can allocate different amounts to various accounts.
Q10: How can I get assistance or more information about my tax return and refund?
A10: You can find additional information and get assistance by visiting the official IRS website (www.irs.gov) or by contacting the IRS directly through their customer service helpline, which is available on their website. You may also consider consulting with a tax professional for personalized guidance.