2010 IRS e-file Refund Cycle

If you e-file your 2010 Federal return and will be receiving a refund, below is a chart that you can use to anticipate when you will receive your refund.

Taxpayers who e-filed can get refund information 72 hours after the electronic return data is acknowledged as accepted by the IRS. To check the status of a refund go to www.irs.gov and click on Where’s My Refund?

Transmitted and accepted (by 11:00 am) between… Direct Deposit Sent* Paper Check Mailed*
Jan 14 – Jan 21 Jan 29 Feb 5
Jan 21 – Jan 28 Feb 5 Feb 12
Jan 28 – Feb 4 Feb 12 Feb 19
Feb 4 – Feb 11 Feb 19 Feb 26
Feb 11 – Feb 18 Feb 26 Mar 5
Feb 18 – Feb 25 Mar 5 Mar 12
Feb 25 – Mar 4 Mar 12 Mar 19
Mar 4 – Mar 11 Mar 19 Mar 26
Mar 11 – Mar 18 Mar 26 Apr 2
Mar 18 – Mar 25 Apr 2 Apr 9
Mar 25 – Apr 1 Apr 9 Apr 16
Apr 1 – Apr 8 Apr 16 Apr 23
Apr 8 – Apr 15 Apr 23 Apr 30
Apr 15 – Apr 22 Apr 30 May 7
Apr 22 – Apr 29 May 7 May 14
Apr 29 – May 6 May 14 May 21
May 6 – May 13 May 21 May 28
May 13 – May 20 May 28 Jun 4
May 20 – May 27 Jun 4 Jun 11
May 27 – Jun 3 Jun 11 Jun 18
Jun 3 – Jun 10 Jun 18 Jun 25
Jun 10 – Jun 17 Jun 25 Jul 2
Jun 17 – Jun 24 Jul 2 Jul 9
Jun 24 – Jul 1 Jul 9 Jul 16
Jul 1 – Jul 8 Jul 16 Jul 23
Jul 8 – Jul 15 Jul 23 Jul 30
Jul 15 – Jul 22 Jul 30 Aug 6
Jul 22 – Jul 29 Aug 6 Aug 13
Jul 29 – Aug 5 Aug 13 Aug 20
Aug 5 – Aug 12 Aug 20 Aug 27
Aug 12 – Aug 19 Aug 27 Sep 3
Aug 19 – Aug 26 Sep 3 Sep 10
Aug 26 – Sep 2 Sep 10 Sep 17
Sep 2 – Sep 9 Sep 17 Sep 24
Sep 9 – Sep 16 Sep 24 Oct 1
Sep 16 – Sep 23 Oct 1 Oct 8
Sep 23 – Sep 30 Oct 8 Oct 15
Sep 30 – Oct 7 Oct 15 Oct 22
Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 22 Oct 29
Oct 14 – Oct 21 Oct 29 Nov 5