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Taxpayers claiming the EITC (earned income tax credit) or the ACTC (Additional Child Tax Credit) can expect a hold until mid-February. The IRS must hold the entire refund — even the portion not associated with the EITC and ACTC — until at least Feb. 15. This change helps ensure that taxpayers get the refund they are owed by giving the agency more time to help detect and prevent fraud.