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Tax Refund Schedule Dates 2016

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The IRS has not yet announced the 2016 tax refund schedule. The opening date should be in the middle of January 2016. Dates will be posted here as they become available.

Taxpayers are urged by the IRS to use e-file services to file and receive their refunds faster.

Filing now puts you first in line! 

The quickest method of getting your tax refund is to e-file your return with TurboTax, and to choose the direct deposit method of payment. By filing with TurboTax you can expect the fastest refund possible.

If you would like to know your refund amount in advance, you
can use the Free Tax Refund Calculator and see your estimated refund in minutes!

2014 Tax Refund Schedule Chart

Date Taxes Filed Direct Deposit Date Paper Check Date
Between Jan 28 and Feb 3,   2014 Feb 13, 2014 Feb 21, 2014
Feb 4 and Feb 10,   2014 Feb 21, 2014 Feb 24, 2014
Feb 11 and Feb 17,   2014 Feb 28, 2014 Mar 3, 2014
Feb 18 and Feb 24,   2014 Mar 7, 2014 Mar 10, 2014
Feb 25 and Mar 3,   2014 Mar 14, 2014 Mar 17, 2014
Mar 4 and Mar 10,   2014 Mar 21, 2014 Mar 24, 2014
Mar 11 and Mar 17,   2014 Mar 28, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Mar 18 and Mar 24,   2014 Apr 4, 2014 Apr 7, 2014
Mar 25 and Mar 31,   2014 Apr 11, 2014 Apr 14, 2014
Apr 1 and Apr 7,   2014 Apr 18, 2014 Apr 21, 2014
Apr 8 and Apr 14,   2014 Apr 25, 2014 Apr 28, 2014
Apr 15 and Apr 21,   2014 May 2, 2014 May 5, 2014
Apr 22 and Apr 28,   2014 May 9, 2014 May 12, 2014


Get your refund as soon as possible

TurboTax will hold and securely submit your tax return to the IRS on a first-in, first-out basis. So filing now puts you first in line for your tax refund.