When will my tax return information be available using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool?

When will my tax return information be available using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool?

The IRS tax return processing times and the availability of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) reflected in the chart below are merely guides to help tax filers estimate when they will be able to retrieve their IRS tax return information using the IRS DRT. Specific questions related to the processing of your IRS tax return should be directed to the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.

When a tax return filer who… If Tax Return Filed Electronically If Paper Tax Return Filed
At the time their tax return was submitted to the IRS, has no amount owed or has an expected refund
  • Generally tax returns are accepted by the IRS within a day or two of the return having been electronically filed with the IRS.
  • In most cases, the IRS DRT is available within 2-3 weeks after the return has been accepted by the IRS.
  • Generally tax returns are accepted by the IRS when the tax return is received by the IRS.
  • In most cases, the IRS DRT is available within 8-11 weeks after the tax return has been accepted by the IRS.
At the time their tax return was submitted to the IRS, has an amount owed and makes a full payment on that amount
  • Generally tax returns are accepted by the IRS within a day or two of the return having been electronically filed with the IRS.
  • In most cases, the IRS DRT is available within 2-3 weeks after the return has been accepted by the IRS.
  • IRS will process the tax return in June.
  • In most cases, the IRS DRT is available within 2-3 weeks after the tax return has been processed by the IRS.
Has an amount owed and subsequent to submitting their tax return to the IRS, pays the full amount due

  • Generally tax returns are accepted by the IRS within a day or two of the return having been electronically filed with the IRS.
  • In most cases, the IRS DRT is available within 3-4 weeks after full payment is made.
  • IRS will process the tax return in June.
  • In most cases, the IRS DRT is available within 2-3 weeks after the tax return has been processed by the IRS.
At the time their tax return was submitted to the IRS, has an amount owed and has not paid in full
  • Generally tax returns are accepted by the IRS within a day or two of the return having been electronically filed with the IRS. However, IRS will not process the return until May.
  • In most cases, the IRS DRT is available within 2-3 weeks after the return has been processed in May.
  • IRS will process the tax return in June.
  • In most cases, the IRS DRT is available within 2-3 weeks after the tax return has been processed by the IRS.

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