IRS Refund Direct Deposit Dates 2024 – Check tax return schedule!

The 2024 tax filing season starts on January 29, 2024. Electronic filers with direct deposit can receive refunds in about 21 days, with certain refunds available by February 27, 2024.

IRS Refund Direct Deposit Dates 2024

The IRS has announced that the 2024 tax filing season will begin on January 29, 2024. Taxpayers who file their returns electronically and choose direct deposit can expect to receive their refunds within 21 days.

For taxpayers who file their taxes from January 29 in 2024, the estimated refund dates are as follows:

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  • Direct Deposit: February 22, 2024
  • Mailed Checks: February 24, 2024

These dates are based on the IRS’s aim to process electronic tax returns within 21 days. 

The IRS expects most EITC/ACTC related refunds to be available in taxpayer bank accounts or on debit cards by February 27, 2024, if they choose direct deposit.

IRS Refund Direct Deposit 2024 Schedule 

The IRS has provided the following information regarding tax refund direct deposit dates for 2024:

  • Most electronically filed returns with direct deposit: Within 21 days of the IRS accepting your return and frequently within 10 days, according to the IRS.
  • The IRS expects most EITC/ACTC related refunds to be available in taxpayer bank accounts or on debit cards by February 27, 2024, if they choose direct deposit.
  • The IRS will start accepting returns on January 29, 2024, and taxpayers can estimate their refund dates using the Estimated 2024 IRS Income Tax Return Chart.
  • April 15, 2024: The deadline to file your tax return and pay any taxes owed.
  • However, taxpayers in Maine and Massachusetts have until April 17, 2024, to file their taxes because of those states’ observance of Patriots’ Day
  • You can file an extension until October 15, 2024, but you’ll still need to pay any taxes owed by April 15th.
  • Taxpayers who file their returns electronically and choose direct deposit can expect to receive their refunds within 21 days.

IRS Refund Direct Deposit Dates

How can you track the status of your refund in 2024?

There are several ways to track the status of your IRS refund in 2024:

IRS “Where’s My Refund?” tool:

  • Visit the IRS website:
  • Add your Social Security number, the precise amount of your refund, and the filing status.
  • The tool will display the status of your return, including whether it has been accepted, processed, and sent to your bank.
  • You can check the status of your refund once a day after 24 hours of filing your electronically filed return.

IRS Phone lines:

  • You can call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 to speak to a representative about your refund.
  • Be prepared for long wait times, especially during peak season.
  • Prepare to provide your Social Security number, filing status, and exact refund amount.

How to choose IRS Direct Deposit while filing a return?

Detailed guide on how to choose Direct Deposit for your IRS refund in 2024:

Gather your information:

  • Bank account details: You’ll need your routing number (usually nine digits) and account number (typically between 10 and 12 digits). 
  • Account type: Decide whether you want your refund deposited into your checking or savings account. 

Select Direct Deposit during tax preparation:

  • Filing electronically: If you’re using tax software or filing online, you’ll see a section dedicated to Direct Deposit during the process. Look for prompts like “Refund Method” or “Direct Deposit Information.”
  • Paper return: If you’re filing a paper return, Form 1040 includes dedicated lines for your bank account information on page 2.

Enter your bank information accurately:

  • Double-check your routing number and account number for accuracy. 
  • Verify the account type selection matches your chosen account.
  • Proofread carefully before submitting your return.

Consider splitting your refund (optional):

  • Some tax platforms and paper forms allow you to split your refund across multiple accounts. 
  • Ensure the total percentage allocated adds up to 100%, and verify bank details for each recipient account.

Confirm your selection:

  • Review your Direct Deposit information one last time before submitting your tax return, whether electronically or on paper.
  • Keep a copy of your return and bank information for reference.

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34 thoughts on “IRS Refund Direct Deposit Dates 2024 – Check tax return schedule!”

  1. Receipents do not have to file. But we file anyway. For credits or transcripts 1048-T, then prefer an amendments. Which I never seen it or checking the status of either one. USA free tax. My status was always an error of some kind. Receiving papers from IRS. Saying that having a spouse on my return. Answering questions on the return was for. Status: single, individual 1040, 1099. Only forms needed. Then received a refund of 13.00 dollars. Did not have bank account. They said I have received it. No forwarding mail. My address have been the same for the past 11 years.

  2. How can I find out about my taxes from last year I forgot the refund amount and I didn’t received it,so now I really need some help finding out where it’s at and why I didn’t receive it yet.

  3. I have child support I’m freaking hurting in life. I made bad choices threw out my life I live my kids see my kids. But with over hundred forty grand I honestly don’t have nothing in life. It feels like if you don’t have money nobody wants to be around you. I feel so empty. So my question is, do any of these checks forgiveness refunds or any type of moneybags keep for us. I would like to buy a car to visit my kids to go to work in instead of walking. I’m 39yes old with nothing. Walked all my life and struggling since i was born . I have mental health it seems nobody cares I’m hopeless homeless and cold and hungry. I work off and on . So does anyone know I’d ppl on child support get any of these refunds or stimulus checks?

  4. Yeah right, Im still waiting for my return from last year. It’s crazy they keep sending me letters saying there is nothing needed from me but they need an additional 60 days. They have needed additional days since feb last year. They are a joke. I dont owe them money and its the same thing every year I claim the same kids the same head of household, Its all the same and yet they still cant and haven’t processed my return fully. It’s been in processing for a year now. God forbid i call them… HAHAHA that’s a joke they hang up on me every time.


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