Tax Refund Status and IRS Tax Refund Dates for 2013
Tax Return & Refund Status Tool: Check the Status of your Return, Refund
For efile.com Users Only: Did You Select eCollect or Deduct Fee from Refund?
Once the IRS has released your tax refund to our partner bank, your tax refund will be transferred via direct deposit to your bank account. Check your Tax Refund Date now or click here: http://www.efile.com/my-tax-refund-money/
Tax Refund Date Tool: Estimate your 2013 Tax Refund Date (2012 Tax Return)
Efile and bank direct deposit is the fastest and safest way for you to receive your tax refund. Simply use the tax refund date tool before or after you have filed your tax return. Either estimate the IRS tax return acceptance date, or enter the actual acceptance date provided by efile.com after you have efiled your return.
Important IRS Announcement Affecting Tax Refunds
Due to the current budget situation, including the sequester, the IRS will be closed on the following dates:
May 24, 2013
June 14, 2013
July 5, 2013
July 22, 2013
August 30, 2013
On the dates above, the IRS will not be processing tax returns or refunds. In addition, the Where's My Refund online tool and all toll-free phone numbers will be shut down. However, taxpayers should efile their tax returns and pay any taxes due on those days.
Amended Tax Return Refunds
The online "Where's my refund" service does not keep track of amendment refunds. Amended returns typically take 8-12 weeks for the IRS to process, so you should wait at least 8 weeks before checking on the status of your tax refund. If it has been 8 weeks since you filed your amendment and you have not received your refund, you should call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 and speak to a customer service representative.
You can also check the IRS "Where's My Amended Return" online tool, which provides the status of amended tax returns for the current year and up to three prior years. However, you should wait 3 weeks after you mailed your amended return before checking your amended tax return status.
Learn more about amending or changing a tax return.
Direct Deposit Refund
If you choose to receive your tax refund via direct bank deposit, your expected tax refund will be electronically transferred from the IRS (US Treasury) to the bank account you entered during your online tax return at efile.com. This transfer is free of charge.
Click here to find out more about the status of your direct deposit tax refund.
Direct Deposit with Deduct Fee from Refund (e-Collect)
If you use eFile Deluxe or Premium, you can have your preparation fee automatically deducted from your refund. Your expected tax refund will be transferred from the IRS to eFile's e-Collect partner, (EPS Financial/Bancorp), and then to your bank, minus the Premium service's tax preparation fee. A DFFR (Deduct Fee From Refund) fee of only $19.95 will be charged for this service. This fee is one of the lowest in the industry and is charged by EPS Financial/Bancorp, not by efile.com. The fee is automatically deducted from your tax refund. More tax refund options.
If you selected eCollect during your efile.com tax return, check your tax refund date now.
What If My Refund Is Lower than I Expected? - Refund Offsets
If you prepared and efiled your tax return on efile.com, and the amount of your direct deposit refund is lower than the refund calculated on your tax return, then your refund may have been adjusted, or offset, by the Department of Treasury. Under the Treasury Offset Program, various federal and state government agencies are authorized to seize certain unpaid debts from federal tax refunds.
Federal tax refunds may be offset to pay:
Unpaid child support
Federal non-tax debts (including student loan repayments)
State income tax debts
State unemployment compensation debts
If your refund has been offset, you will be contacted by the Department of Treasury's Financial Management Service with a detailed explanation.