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A Little Known Secret About the IRS Direct Deposit Schedule

photodune-5052242-work-on-the-computer-xsSame as with the IRS Refund Schedule for 2014, the IRS Direct Deposit Schedule in 2014 is a misnomer.  That’s because there is no schedule!   The IRS now only gives a general guideline as to how long it will take for your refund to be issued.  Most people will get their tax refunds within 21 days.  As for an IRS Direct Deposit Schedule 2014, we have only a time frame. The Direct Deposit schedule is just another name for an IRS Refund Schedule, which actually doesn’t exist. Again, all we have from the official source is that refunds are generally issued within 21 days.  That’s ALL anyone can say on this issue!

The IRS Direct Deposit Schedule for 2014…

That means, if you electronically submitted your tax return to the IRS on January 31, 2014 (the earliest you could possibly submit) you will probably see your Direct Deposit by February 21.  The key word here is probably.  In the words of the IRS, “9 out of 10″ refunds are issued within 21 days.  That’s 90%.  So, for every 100 people that sees a refund within 21 days, 10 will have to wait longer.

What to do if Your IRS Refund Direct Deposit Seems Late

Can you see the odds here?  Don’t panic if you are one of that 10%.  You can call the IRS IF it’s been 21 days.  But first, check the status of your 2014 IRS refund on the IRS website on the Where’s My Refund? page here.

If the IRS Refund Status page doesn’t satisfy, then call the IRS Refund hotline at:

(800) 829-1954

This is available 24/7 and it’s an automated line.  If this still doesn’t help, you can call the IRS and speak to a person but keep in mind they won’t be able to tell you much more than what you see on the Where’s My Refund? page or the automated IRS Refund Hotline.  There is also a general IRS help line, at

(800) 829-1040

 

 

2014 IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart

Wondering where your IRS refund is?  There’s only ONE way to find out.  It’s NOT the 2Tax refund sign014 IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart.  It’s the online Refund Tracker found on the IRS website.  If you don’t have a computer you can call the IRS Refund Hotline and a customer service rep will type it in for you on his or her computer but they won’t tell you anything more than what you would have found out by logging in yourself.

You can’t expect a Refund Cycle Chart anymore…that’s old news.  Yes, you used to be able to check your IRS refund with a chart because the timing was predictable.  No longer.  Times have changed!

So, You Found a 2014 IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart?

If you think you have found a 2014 IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart then you have found something that someone who is not from the IRS has created because they know you are looking for it.  Seriously, times really have changed.  It’s hard to get used to new ways of doing things but this is the new era of identity theft, fraud and hacking.  The IRS has had to completely revamp its way of processing your income tax returns so that pretty much obliterated the 2014 IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart.

They have  been forced to install fraud-protection measures in the tax return processing division.  Some tax returns are pulled for further scrutiny while others are not.  This is what totally wrecks the idea of a 2014 IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart.  You just don’t know whether your return is late because there’s a problem or if because there’s not a problem but the IRS just needs to check it a little more carefully.

And if you call the IRS Refund Hotline don’t think you’ll get any more information than the Online Tracker will give.  Those people answering the Refund Hotline telephones are just customer service reps.  They don’t have access to much at all on the IRS system.  They can only type in your social security number for you and tell you what’s up with your Refund.  They cannot tell you why it has been saying in process for three weeks, for example.

For the IRS Online Refund Tracking tool, go here to the IRS website.

 

Check Your IRS Refund Status by Phone

You can check your IRS tax refund online but if you don’t have internet access there is the IRS Refund Hotline.  The IRS Refund telephone number is 800-829-1954. You can speak in English or Spanish to get information about when you will receive your IRS tax refund.

The IRS employee answering the phone will ask you for the same information that’s required on the IRS check refund website.  That is, they will ask you for your Social Security Number (or your spouse’s, depending on your filing status).

AtT the IRS hotline You will also need to provide your filing status and the whole dollar amount of your IRS tax refund shown on your tax return.  Whole dollar amount means the amount without the cents.  That is, anything after the decimal point is left off.

If you have a smartphone, you can use IRS2GO, which lets you check your IRS tax refund status with your phone.  Just download the application of that name (IRS2GO) and you’re good to go.