The 2019 IRS Tax Refund Schedule: What To Expect

Supposedly, the government shutdown is not going to affect when tax-paying citizens eligible for a tax refund from the IRS will be able to do so. For those who will be filing your taxes in the first four months of 2019 for your 2018 tax obligations, the following expectations should apply:

  1. The IRS begins filing returns on January 28, 2019. If you have already filed your tax returns, be it via mail or e-filing, you will not receive a refund until this date.
  2. For those whose filings include the Additional Child Tax Credit or Earned Income Tax Credit, the IRS issued a special memorandum titled “Refund Timing For Earned Income Tax Credit And Additional Child Tax Credit Filers” that states the IRS will provide new official guidance on February 23, 2019 and that no taxpayer whose filing includes one of these credits will be processed for direct
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