IRS Payment Schedule 2024 – Dates to receive direct deposit and paper check!

Tax season 2024 has arrived with a lot of speculation about getting a refund for the year 2023. Those already have filed the tax refund electronically or planning to do so, may check the IRS payment schedule from below to receive the direct deposit or paper check.

IRS Payment Schedule 2024

The IRS is releasing the tax refund for the year 2023 within 21 days after filing electronically. Those who have e-Filed for refund or are going to do so, need to know that the direct deposit option will get the refund earlier.

Those who opted for a paper check to get payment may have to wait 7 to 10 days more. Based on the refund approval date, you may know the date to get the refund from the table below.

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Approval Date Direct Deposit Paper Check
Jan 29 Feb 9 – Feb 12 Feb 16 – Feb 21
Feb 5 Feb 16 – Feb 19 Feb 23 – Feb 28
Feb 12 Feb 23 – Feb 26 Mar 1 – Mar 6
Feb 19 Mar 1 – Mar 5 Mar 8 – Mar 13
Feb 26 Mar 8 – Mar 11 Mar 15 – Mar 20
Mar 4 Mar 15 – Mar 18 Mar 22 – Mar 27
Mar 11 Mar 22 – Mar 25 Mar 29 – Apr 3
Mar 18 Mar 29 – Apr 1 Apr 5 – Apr 10
Mar 25 Apr 5 – Apr 8 Apr 12 – Apr 17
Apr 1 Apr 12 – Apr 15 Apr 19 – Apr 24
Apr 8 Apr 19 – Apr 22 Apr 26 – May 1
Apr 15 Apr 26 – Apr 29 May 3 – May 8

It is important to note that, those who e-file the tax return for year 2023 between late March and April 15, may face a delay upto 5 to 7 days to get refund via direct deposit or paper check.

Those who also claimed EITC/ACTC are likely to get a refund by February 27, 2024 via direct deposit, if their refund is approved on January 29, 2024, and paper checks are likely to be released by March 05, 2024. 

IRS Refund Payment Status

Using the Internal Revenue Service’s toll named ‘Where’s My Refund’ one can find out if his or her refund is released or not. Each and every single individual needs to know of the fact that after e-Filing for tax return, it must be received, 24 hours after e-File, you may check the status and be satisfied that your return is received by the IRS or not.

Once the tax refund is received by the Internal Revenue Service, concerned officials usually take 5 to 7 days to approve it, and once it is approved by the IRS, within 10 days, it is sent vai opted payment method such as direct deposit or paper check, after that it takes upto 5 days to receive the electronic payment and 2 weeks to get the paper check.

IRS Payment Schedule 2024

How to check the IRS Tax Refund Payment Status?

Refunds, which are filed electronically can be tracked after 24 hours through the IRS toll ‘Where’s My Refund’, you may go through the step-by-step instructions to check the return.

  • Go to the official website of the Internal Revenue Service, which is accessible only at
  • On the web portal of IRS, you will have an option of ‘Where’s My Refund’ under the Tools & Applications.
  • Now, you have an option of ‘Check your refund’ click on it and get redirected to another webpage.
  • Here, you need to enter your Social Security Number or ITIN, opt filing Status, Choose Tax Year as 2023, fill in the Refund Amount and hit the Submit button to check the refund status.

Once you have gone through the procedure above, you will successfully have checked that you tax refund is received, approved or sent by the Internal Revenue Service, if you won’t able to check the refund status, that you refund is not yet received by IRS, in this situation you may have to e-File if again.

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