Official Notice: IRS Refund Calendar for 2014 Starts Today!

Well my taxpaying friends, the gates are open!  The IRS has just announced that the start of the 2014 Tax Calendar will begin on January 31, 2014.  That’s the day they will begin accepting e-filed tax returns.  And as you know, once they’ve accepted your tax return the IRS Refund Calendar for 2014 begins its cycle.  You can start tracking the progress of your tax return on the IRS website just 24 hours after your return has been officially accepted by the IRS.  And of course, e-filing is the fastest way to file your federal income tax return.  The moral of this story is: If you want to push through the IRS Refund Calendar of 2014 the fastest way possible, make sure you electronically file your taxes.  Don’t use paper forms.

The IRS Refund Calendar 2014

Please let me set the record straight: if you are looking for a IRS Refund Calendar for 2014, you are barking up the wrong tree.  The idea of a one size fits all refund calendar that you can abide by and use to estimate when you’ll get your refund is obsolete now.  Since each tax return is treated individually, there is only a personalized refund date for you and you alone.  No two returns are anything alike- the list of complications that can now arise because of identity theft checks on every return make the circumstances that surround each tax return very individual and personalized, unique for each return.  Therefore, if you wand 2014 IRS refund information for you, you must ask the IRS for data concerning only your return.  How in the world do you do this?  Easy, it’s called the IRS Refund Tracker.

No more IRS Refund Calendar: Now It’s the Refund Tracker

Go to IRS.gov and find the Where’s my Refund? section.  There, you’ll get a link to the new Refund Tracker where you’ll be asked to enter personal information in order to create a login.  From that info, the IRS database will spew out personalized information on the whereabouts of your IRS refund based on where your tax return can be found on that day in the process.  This is actually far superior to the old IRS Refund Calendar, which gave you a generic guide and did not take into account certain refund delays that can happen along the way.  Check it out, it’s on the IRS website, which ends in “.gov”.  Accept no substitutes!