IRS Refund Cycle Chart 2014

Relying on an IRS Refund Cycle Chart for your 2014 tax return is like hoping the weather performs in exactly the same way it did last year.  That is, there an awful lot of factors that can slow down the progress of your refund, just like there are a lot of ways the weather can change from day to day and never be the same as it was last year.  Neither your IRS refund nor the weather behave predictably.  Neither is regular and neither one can be charter, either.

Old Habits Die Hard

Perhaps you are looking for an IRS Refund Cycle Chart 2014 because that’s what you’ve always consulted when expecting your refund.  In the past this was how we all did it.  That’s all there was: a refund cycle chart that gave you a date as to when you should expect your refund.  The process was pretty routine as far as processing your tax return, so the IRS would publish the refund cycle chart for each year.  Taxpayers who had submitted tax returns used the chart religiously.  Perhaps you still crave a refund cycle chart for 2014?  Time to break the habit and get to know the new style…

The IRS Online Refund Tracker Tool

Now you log into the IRS website and retrieve data for your very own tax return.  You plug in your social security number, answer a few questions about yourself and the tax return you submitted, and voila: the tool will tell you exactly where in the pipeline your tax return is on that day.

The refund tracker tool updates every 24 hours.  Therefore, if you’ve already checked it one day, you won’t get anything new until the next day.  You also won’t get anything new by calling the IRS Refund Hotline.  All those people will tell you is what they see on the screen after essentially logging in as you.  They are unable to tell you anything more than that.

So instead of hunting down an IRS Refund Cycle Chart 2014, use the IRS Where’s My Refund? tool located on the IRS website.  Accept no substitutes- don’t give out your Social Security number to anyone else but the IRS or your identity and your IRS refund could be stolen.

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