Best Answer: Date that the return was RECEIVED and ACCEPTED by the IRS to start the processing and you did receive the ACKNOWLEDGMENT and print a copy that it was ACCEPTED for your future reference RIGHT at that time.
Start counting from that date and when the processing does NOT get delayed for some unknown reason during this time some taxpayers have received into their personal bank accounts in a week to 10 days BUT the IRS does say up to 21 days of time is possible BUT then with the unknown delays that can and does happen 1 month 2 months 3 months some time for some tax payers can and does happen during the 2013 tax filing season.for this purpose.
You can NOT get any guaranteed date for this purpose and time in your life. PATIENCE is REQUIRED during this tax filing season during the 2013
filing season for the 2012 tax return.
Go to the www.irs.gov website and use the search box for Publication 2043
Refund Status Results
Return Received Refund Approved Refund Sent OUT to FMS to your account holder that you used for this purpose for DD or mail.
Don’t count on getting your refund by a certain date to make major purchases or pay other financial obligations. Even though the IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days, it’s possible your tax return may require additional review and take longer.
Can take 1 to 5 days from your account holder that was used for this purpose so after the send out date your next contact about your REFUND amount should then be your account holder for more information about your REFUND.
Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 04/20/2013