I submitted my Federal Tax Forms in February and recieved notice my return was accepted. It is now July and I still have not recieved the refund. What can I do to find out the status of my refund?
First -- verify that your return has been filed and accepted -- then check the fed web site to see where you are in the process-
Check Your E-File Status on this Secure TurboTax website
- It will show the date you transmitted your return and if it was accepted or rejected.
- Both your Federal and State will be listed separately if you filed both.
- It will tell you when you E-filed
- The electronic filing date
See the following TurboTax support article on checking your e-file status - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1908859-how-do-i-look-up-the-status-of-my-e-filed-return
For the Feds:
If the return has been processing for more than 21 days then you can call the IRS …
Call the IRS: 1-800-829-1040 hours 7 AM - 7 PM local time Monday-Friday
When calling the IRS do NOT choose the first option re: "Refund", or it will send you to an automated phone line.
So after first choosing your language, then do NOT choose Option 1 (refund info). Choose option 2 for "personal income tax" instead.
Then press 1 for "form, tax history, or payment".
Then press 3 "for all other questions."
Then press 2 "for all other questions." It should then transfer you to an agent.
Or you can contact your local IRS office. See this IRS website for local IRS offices - http://www.irs.gov/uac/Contact-Your-Local-IRS-Office-1
If it's been more than 90 days since the return was accepted then you can ask for help from the Tax Payer Advocate office:
At the following IRS website, find the USA map and click on your state, and it will give you the number of your IRS Taxpayer Advocate.
If you are unsuccessful with the Taxpayer Advocate for your area, you can also try the special IRS phone number for the Taxpayer Advocate Service at 877-777-4778.
More info on the Taxpayer Advocate Service:
Also see this article for more info on how the Taxpayer Advocate Service works:
There is absolutely NO WAY that TT can mail in any return ... only you can efile or print, ink sign & mail in the return.
Now if you efiled the return and then ALSO mailed in the return then it was you that double filed and confused the IRS so they are taking their time processing the return... if it was NOT you then someone else filed a return using your SS# so wait for the IRS letter to come in the mail and/or contact the taxpayer advocate's office.