IRS will start excepting returns on January 29th. If you are claiming the EIC and/or Child Tax Credit there will be a delay. The IRS is holding these returns in an attempt to keep tax fraud down. They earliest you will see Money is 27th of Febuary, if the

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IRS will start excepting returns on January 29th. If you are claiming the EIC and/or Child Tax Credit there will be a delay. The IRS is holding these returns in an attempt to keep tax fraud down. They earliest you will see Money is 27th of Febuary, if the

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

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