When Will I Receive My Refund?

To help determine when you should receive your tax refund, the IRS provides this table below. This is not a guarantee, but a rough estimate of when you should receive your refund. If you would like to check the status of your refund you may call the IRS Refund Hotline at 1-800-829-1954 or visit their website here.


IRS Acceptance Date (by 11:00 am) between... Direct Deposit Sent Paper Check Mailed
Jan 17 and Jan 18, 2012Jan 25, 2012Jan 27, 2012
Jan 19 and Jan 25, 2012Feb 1, 2012Feb 3, 2012
Jan 26 and Feb 1, 2012Feb 8, 2012Feb 10, 2012
Feb 2 and Feb 8, 2012Feb 15, 2012Feb 17, 2012
Feb 9 and Feb 15, 2012Feb 22, 2012Feb 24, 2012
Feb 16 and Feb 22, 2012Feb 29, 2012Mar 2, 2012
Feb 23 and Feb 29, 2012Mar 7, 2012Mar 9, 2012
Mar 1 and Mar 7, 2012Mar 14, 2012Mar 16, 2012
Mar 8 and Mar 14, 2012Mar 21, 2012Mar 23, 2012
Mar 15 and Mar 21, 2012Mar 28, 2012Mar 30, 2012
Mar 22 and Mar 28, 2012Apr 4, 2012Apr 6, 2012
Mar 29 and Apr 4, 2012Apr 11, 2012Apr 13, 2012
Apr 5 and Apr 11, 2012Apr 18, 2012Apr 20, 2012
Apr 12 and Apr 18, 2012Apr 25, 2012Apr 27, 2012
Apr 19 and Apr 25, 2012May 2, 2012May 4, 2012
Apr 26 and May 2, 2012May 9, 2012May 11, 2012
May 3 and May 9, 2012May 16, 2012May 18, 2012
May 10 and May 16, 2012May 23, 2012May 25, 2012
May 17 and May 23, 2012May 30, 2012Jun 1, 2012
May 24 and May 30, 2012Jun 6, 2012Jun 8, 2012
May 31 and Jun 6, 2012Jun 13, 2012Jun 15, 2012
Jun 7 and Jun 13, 2012Jun 20, 2012Jun 22, 2012
Jun 14 and Jun 20, 2012Jun 27, 2012Jun 29, 2012
Jun 21 and Jun 27, 2012Jul 4, 2012Jul 6, 2012
Jun 28 and Jul 4, 2012Jul 11, 2012Jul 13, 2012
Jul 5 and Jul 11, 2012Jul 18, 2012Jul 20, 2012
Jul 12 and Jul 18, 2012Jul 25, 2012Jul 27, 2012
Jul 19 and Jul 25, 2012Aug 1, 2012Aug 3, 2012
Jul 26 and Aug 1, 2012Aug 8, 2012Aug 10, 2012
Aug 2 and Aug 8, 2012Aug 15, 2012Aug 17, 2012
Aug 9 and Aug 15, 2012Aug 22, 2012Aug 24, 2012
Aug 16 and Aug 22, 2012Aug 29, 2012Aug 31, 2012
Aug 23 and Aug 29, 2012Sep 5, 2012Sep 7, 2012
Aug 30 and Sep 5, 2012Sep 12, 2012Sep 14, 2012
Sep 6 and Sep 12, 2012Sep 19, 2012Sep 21, 2012
Sep 13 and Sep 19, 2012Sep 26, 2012Sep 28, 2012
Sep 20 and Sep 26, 2012Oct 3, 2012Oct 5, 2012
Sep 27 and Oct 3, 2012Oct 10, 2012Oct 12, 2012
Oct 4 and Oct 10, 2012Oct 17, 2012Oct 19, 2012
Oct 11 and Oct 17, 2012Oct 24, 2012Oct 26, 2012
Oct 18 and Oct 24, 2012Oct 31, 2012Nov 2, 2012
Oct 25 and Oct 31, 2012Nov 7, 2012Nov 9, 2012
Nov 1 and Nov 7, 2012Nov 14, 2012Nov 16, 2012
Nov 8 and Nov 14, 2012Nov 21, 2012Nov 23, 2012
Nov 15 and Nov 21, 2012Nov 28, 2012Nov 30, 2012
Nov 22 and Nov 28, 2012Dec 5, 2012Dec 7, 2012
Nov 29 and Dec 5, 2012Dec 12, 2012Dec 14, 2012
Dec 6 and Dec 12, 2012Dec 19, 2012Dec 21, 2012
Dec 13 and Dec 19, 2012Dec 27, 2012Dec 31, 2012
Dec 20 and Dec 26, 2012Jan 3, 2013Jan 7, 2013
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