IRS Payout Dates 2024 – EITC/ACTC and Tax Refund Schedule 

The Internal Revenue Service has started approving refunds for tax year 2023 from January 29, 2024. Those whose returns have been approved can check their payout date by checking the refund status, and we also have shared the schedule to get a refund.

IRS Payout Dates 2024

If you are one of the millions of Americans who have filed electronically to receive a refund and now want to know the date to receive your refund, let us tell you that according to the Internal Revenue Service, 90% of refunds that are filed electronically are received within 21 days whether they have opted for direct deposit or paper check for payout.

Based on the tax return approval date, you may check that when you are likely to get the refund via direct deposit or paper check from the table below.

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Tax Refund Approved by IRS Direct Deposit Sent by IRS Paper Check Mailed by IRS 
January 29, 2024 February 9-13, 2024 February 16-20, 2024
February 5, 2024 February 16-20, 2024 February 23-27, 2024
February 12, 2024 February 23-27, 2024 March 1-5, 2024
February 19, 2024 March 1-5, 2024 March 8-12, 2024
February 26, 2024 March 8-12, 2024 March 15-19, 2024
March 4, 2024 March 15-19, 2024 March 22-26, 2024
March 11, 2024 March 22-26, 2024 March 29 – April 2, 2024
March 18, 2024 March 29 – April 2, 2024 April 5 – 9, 2024
March 25, 2024 April 5-9, 2024 April 12-16, 2024
April 1, 2024 April 12-16, 2024 April 19-23, 2024
April 8, 2024 April 19-23, 2024 April 26-30, 2024
April 15, 2024 April 26-30, 2024 May 3-7, 2024

IRS Payout Dates

EITC/ACTC Payout Date 

Taxpayers who also have claimed Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) are likely to get the refund as early of February 27, 2024, you may check the complete schedule of getting the tax return with EITC/ACTC from the table below.

EITC/ACTC & Tax Refund Approved by IRS Direct Deposit Sent by IRS Paper Check Mailed by IRS 
January 29, 2024 February 27 – March 3, 2024 March 5-9, 2024
February 5, 2024 March 4-8, 2024 March 12-16, 2024
February 12, 2024 March 11-15, 2024 March 18-22, 2024
February 19, 2024 March 18-22, 2024 March 25-29, 2024
February 26, 2024 March 25-29, 2024 April 1-5, 2024
March 4, 2024 April 1-5, 2024 April 8-12, 2024
March 11, 2024 April 8-12, 2024 April 15-19, 2024
March 18, 2024 April 15-19, 2024 April 22-26, 2024
March 25, 2024 April 22-26, 2024 April 29 – May 3, 2024
April 1, 2024 April 29 – May 3, 2024 May 6-10, 2024
April 8, 2024 May 6-10, 2024 May 13-17, 2024
April 15, 2024 May 13-17, 2024 May 20-24, 2024

You must note that after the release of direct deposit, it takes 5 days to be received in the bank account, whereas in case of a paper check, it may take 2 weeks to be received in your residential address.

How to check that my Tax Return is approved or not?

Internal Revenue Service has provided two options to taxpayers to check the refund filing status, one can know that his or her tax refund is accepted by the IRS or not by using the ‘Where’s My Refund’ tool or ‘IRS2Go’ mobile application, to do so, it is mandatory to have Social Security Number and other details.

You may go through the procedure available below to check that refund status using the web-based till named, ‘Where’s My Refund?’

  • To access the toll, you need to navigate to irs.gov/refunds.
  • On the ‘Where’s My Refund?’ tool’s webpage, an option that reads ‘Check your refund’ hit on it.
  • Now, you will be asked to do these:
    • Enter the SSN (Social Security Number) or ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) shown on your tax return.
    • Choose your Tax Year as 2023 (Latest Tax Year).
    • Opt filing status as:
      • Single
      • Married-Filing Joint Return
      • Married-Filing Separate Return
      • Head of Household
      • Qualifying Widow(er) / Surviving Spouse
    • Enter the Refund Amount in dollar(s).
  • Review all the details carefully, and then hit the Submit button to check that your tax refund is approved by the Internal Revenue Service or not.

If your tax refund is approved by the IRS, you may also find a tentative date to receive the refund amount via direct deposit or paper check.

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