By butlercpa17472259, Jan 18 2018 01:42PM
According to the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, the IRS is required to hold all refunds for taxpayers claiming these credits. This means the IRS won't issue your refund until mid-February.
This delay applies to all tax prep companies and filing methods and impacts your entire refund amount -- not just the portion associated with these credits.
While the IRS will begin issuing refunds with these forms starting in mid-February, your federal refund likely will not appear in your bank account until February 27. (If you’ve chosen direct deposit and your return doesn’t have any IRS processing issues, this allows time for your financial institution to post your refund to your account.)
Amending your return to remove these credits won't increase the speed of your refund and could cause further delay.
You'll be able to check your federal refund status at Where's My Refund? at www.irs.gov beginning in mid-February. You’ll need all of these:
Your Social Security number (SSN)
Your filing status
Exact refund amount