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I filed my taxes but did not apply for the advance.  I now see that the advance would be useful to me, and would like to know if it is possible to apply for the advance after I have filed my taxes.


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Level 15


Once a tax return is filed then you are no longer eligible for a refund advance.

New Member


Why can't I amend my application? My taxes were accepted 5 weeks ago but still no return. Something is wrong. I didn't see the option for an advance. Where is my money? Everyone charges interest and penalties. Where is MY MONEY!!!

Employee TurboTax Specialist


Once the IRS accepts your federal return, all updates are taken over by them.  Therefore, we don't have information about the status of your refund.


The IRS generally issues refunds within 21 days. Check the IRS Where's My Refund? site for information about your refund status.  Since it's been more than 21 days since your return was accepted, we also suggest calling the IRS directly to inquire about your refund.  Go here for steps to reach a live IRS agent when you call.


The following TurboTax FAQ details some situations that can delay a refund:  What if my IRS refund is taking longer than 21 day ...

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