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smithto74
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Can anything be done to speed up a return being processed or finding out the status? I am now 6 weeks from date of e-acceptance and per the IRS website and it's pending.

 
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ChrisVonHoep
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Can anything be done to speed up a return being processed or finding out the status? I am now 6 weeks from date of e-acceptance and per the IRS website and it's pending.

Unless the IRS has mailed you a request for more information, there is nothing to be done on your end.

Delays have been common this year.

The IRS started processing returns later than in prior years and as such has a backlog to work through. They also just recently started processing returns claiming EIC and/or ACTC.

During processing, the government reviews your refund. During the review process, they look for math errors on your return (extremely rare in TurboTax) and they also check if you owe back taxes, unpaid child support, or other debts.

If they need to make any corrections, they may offset (reduce) your refund. In some cases, the correction might even increase your refund.

Once that part's done, the government approves your refund, which means it's ready to be deposited or sent.  At that point the IRS site will update with a direct deposit date.

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ChrisVonHoep
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Can anything be done to speed up a return being processed or finding out the status? I am now 6 weeks from date of e-acceptance and per the IRS website and it's pending.

Unless the IRS has mailed you a request for more information, there is nothing to be done on your end.

Delays have been common this year.

The IRS started processing returns later than in prior years and as such has a backlog to work through. They also just recently started processing returns claiming EIC and/or ACTC.

During processing, the government reviews your refund. During the review process, they look for math errors on your return (extremely rare in TurboTax) and they also check if you owe back taxes, unpaid child support, or other debts.

If they need to make any corrections, they may offset (reduce) your refund. In some cases, the correction might even increase your refund.

Once that part's done, the government approves your refund, which means it's ready to be deposited or sent.  At that point the IRS site will update with a direct deposit date.

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