Below is a chart regarding IRS refunds for 2020 Tax Returns filed in 2021.
Please remember – these are guidelines and not guaranteed dates. There are still many forms that have not been approved, therefore the returns cannot be filed yet. According to the IRS website the following dates apply:
February 12. IRS begins 2021 tax season. Individual tax returns begin being accepted and processing begins.
February 22. Projected date for the IRS.gov Where’s My Refund tool being updated for those claiming EITC and ACTC, also referred to as PATH Act returns.
First week of March. Tax refunds begin reaching those claiming EITC and ACTC (PATH Act returns) for those who file electronically with direct deposit and there are no issues with their tax returns.