If you receive the EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT or the Additional Child Tax Credit, your refund will be delayed until February 15, 2017. Affected tax payers might not have access to funds until the week of Feburary 27.
File your taxes as you normally would. This delay is a new federal law that applies to all methods of tax filing. There are no exceptions! This delay only applies to taxpayers claiming EITC and ACTC.
Beware of offers of loans against delayed refunds!
Once you file, check the status of your federal tax refund through the IRS Where’s My Refund tool.