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March News Roundup

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Where's My Refund?!?!

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The following chart, provides a general estimate of when taxpayers can expect their refund, based on date filed and type of refund payment:

IRS accepts your return (by 11:00 am) between…Estimated Direct Deposit SentEstimated Paper Check Mailed
Jan 31 20142/5/20142/7/2014
January 31andFeb 08 20142/12/20142/14/2014
Feb 09andFeb 15 20142/19/20142/21/2014
Feb 16andFeb 22 20142/26/20142/28/2014
Feb 23andMar 01 20143/5/20143/7/2014
Mar 02andMar 08 20143/12/20143/14/2014
Mar 09andMar 15 20143/19/20143/21/2014
Mar 16andMar 22 20143/26/20143/28/2014
Mar 23andMar 29 20144/2/20144/4/2014
Mar 30andApril 05 20144/9/20144/11/2014
April 06andApril 12 20144/16/20144/18/2014
April 13andApril 19 20144/23/20144/25/2014
April 20andApril 26 20144/30/20145/2/2014
April 27andMay 03 20145/7/20145/9/2014
May 04andMay 10 20145/14/20145/16/2014
May 11andMay 17 20145/21/20145/23/2014
May 18andMay 24 20145/28/20145/30/2014
May 25andMay 31 20146/4/20146/6/2014
June 01andJune 07 20146/11/20146/13/2014
June 08andJune 14 20146/18/20146/20/2014
June 15andJune 21 20146/25/20146/27/2014
June 22andJune 28 20147/2/20147/4/2014
June 29andJuly 05 20147/9/20147/11/2014
July 06andJuly 12 20147/16/20147/18/2014
July 13andJuly 19 20147/23/20147/25/2014
July 20andJuly 26 20147/30/20148/1/2014
July 27andAug 02 20148/6/20148/8/2014
Aug 03andAug 09 20148/13/20148/15/2014
Aug 10andAug 16 20148/20/20148/22/2014
Aug 17andAug 23 20148/27/20148/29/2014
Aug 24andAug 30 20149/3/20149/5/2014
Aug 31andSept 06 20149/10/20149/12/2014
Sept 07andSept 13 20149/17/20149/19/2014
Sept 14andSept 20 20149/24/20149/26/2014
Sept 21andSept 27 201410/1/201410/3/2014
Sept 28andOct 04 201410/8/201410/10/2014
Oct 05andOct 11 201410/15/201410/17/2014
Oct 12andOct 18 201410/22/201410/24/2014
Oct 19andOct 25 201410/29/201410/31/2014
Oct 26andNov 01 201411/5/201411/7/2014
Nov 02andNov 08 201411/12/201411/14/2014
Nov 09andNov 15 201411/19/201411/21/2014
Nov 16andNov 22 201411/26/201411/28/2014
Nov 23andNov 29 201412/3/201412/5/2014
Nov 30andDec 06 201412/10/201412/12/2014
Dec 07andDec 13 201412/17/201412/19/2014
Dec 14andDec 20 201412/24/201412/26/2014
Dec 21andDec 27 201412/31/20141/2/2015