ACTC/EITC Refund Date for Direct Deposit and Paper Check!

Taxpayers who also have claimed Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) have to wait up to four weeks to get a refund via direct deposit or paper check once the return is approved by the Internal Revenue Service. 

ACTC/EITC Refund Date

The IRS is likely to release the refund for EITC/ACTC claimants as early as February 27. On this day, only those taxpayers refund will be sent, who have filed for a return in the early stage, and a refund was approved by the IRS on or before January 29, 2024, based on your tax return approval date, you may check the date to get your EITC/ACTC refund from below.

ACTC/EITC Refund approved by IRS  ACTC/EITC Direct deposit sent by IRS ACTC/EITC Paper check mailed by IRS 
January 29, 2024 February 27 to March 3, 2024 March 5 to 9, 2024
February 5, 2024 March 4 to 8, 2024 March 12 to 16, 2024
February 12, 2024 March 11 to 15, 2024 March 18 to 22, 2024
February 19, 2024 March 18 to 22, 2024 March 25 to 29, 2024
February 26, 2024 March 25 to 29, 2024 April 1 to 5, 2024
March 4, 2024 April 1 to 5, 2024 April 8 to 12, 2024
March 11, 2024 April 8 to 12, 2024 April 15 to 19, 2024
March 18, 2024 April 15 to 19, 2024 April 22 to 26, 2024
March 25, 2024 April 22 to 26, 2024 April 29 to May 3, 2024
April 1, 2024 April 29 to May 3, 2024 May 6 to 10, 2024
April 8, 2024 May 6 to 10, 2024 May 13 to 17, 2024
April 15, 2024 May 13 to 17, 2024 May 20 to 24, 2024

Tax refund for EITC/ACTC claimer will be released by the IRS between the above-mentioned estimated dates

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Each individual who has e-filed needs to know that once the refund amount is sent via direct deposit, it usually takes 5 to 7 days to be received in the bank account. In case of a paper check, it is received in the mailbox within 10 to 14 days. 

ACTC/EITC Refund Date

ACTC/EITC Refund Status 

Refund status for ACTC/EITC can be tracked using the Internal Revenue Service’s ‘Where’s My Refund’ toll or ‘IRS2GO’ mobile application. To do so, one has to provide details such as Social Security Number, Tax Year, Refund Amount, and Filing Status. 

After filing for a tax refund for the year 2023, one has to wait upto twenty-four hours, after which he or she can track the status and finds out that his or her return is received, approved, or sent by the Internal Revenue Service. To check the refund status, you have to go through the step-by-step instructions available below:

  • Go to the IRS’s webportal, which is accessible at irs.gov/.
  • Lookout for an option of ‘Tax Return Status’ and hit on it to access the ‘Where’s My Refund’ toll.
  • At the end, you need to enter your SSN, Tax Year, Refund Amount, and Filing Status and hit the Submit button.

Once you have gone through the step-by-step instructions above, you will successfully have tracked tax return status.

ACTC/EITC Refund Delay Update 

The Internal Revenue Service takes longer to process the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) than a typical refund, typically taking up to 4 weeks to process if you receive a refund. 

If four weeks have passed and you have not yet received your refund, then in this situation you should talk to the officials of the Internal Revenue Service, because only they can provide you information in this regard.

If you have opted to get the refund through a paper check by filing the refund electronically, then, in this case, you may get a delay of one week to 10 days, then you can contact them after waiting for this time.

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