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After Filing Update

I submitted 2018 in September and looking to see when I should expect them to hit my bank account? How do I get an update where and when I should expect my money? 


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Level 15

After Filing Update

The IRS says that they "try" to pay most refunds withing 21 days of filing, but of course that means that some refunds can take much longer. Once your tax return has been accepted by the IRS (or state) TurboTax receives no feedback whatsoever on the status of your refund. Only the IRS (or state) can give you any information after the tax return has been filed.

If the IRS "reviews" your return for any reason (even a random check), you can expect at least a 60 day delay - or longer.

You can check your TurboTax filing status here:

You can check the IRS Where's My Refund website:

Check your state refund here:

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
Level 15

After Filing Update

TurboTax gives you an estimated date for receiving your refund based on a 21 day average from your date of acceptance, but it can take longer.

Once your federal return has been accepted by the IRS, only the IRS has any control. TurboTax does not receive any updates from the IRS. Your ONLY source of information about your refund now is the IRS.

You need your filing status, your Social Security number and the exact amount  (line 20a of your Form 1040) of your federal refund to track your Federal refund:

To track your state refund:

On the IRS site you are also offered the use of an app called IRS2Go

If you chose to have your TurboTax fees deducted from your federal refund, that will take some extra time, while the third party bank handles the refund processing.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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