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shavonw27
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How long does it take for irs to approve your refund

 
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EdwardLO
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How long does it take for irs to approve your refund

The IRS releases most refunds within 21 days of the date that the IRS accepts the return.  (exception: the IRS did not begin processing e-filed returns until 1/29, so if you filed before then, it would be approx. 21 days from that date). See below for information on how to track your refund.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/5340655


kellyw7501
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How long does it take for irs to approve your refund

However; if you claim EIC your refund will not be sent to you until mid to late February....REGARDLESS of how early you filed.  This lovely piece of information is missing or in very small print in Turbo-Tax...I was not made aware of this and would have possibly chosen a different route to file my taxes.  Simply because some tax agencies will "loan" you a portion of your refund immediately.
antjbsr
New Member

How long does it take for irs to approve your refund

I claimed EIC and turbo tax gave me a date of Feb 27. That's late Feb
smitty5891
New Member

How long does it take for irs to approve your refund

My date say estimated date 2/18 does that mean I'm getting it or does it get approved 1st?
s-thepphakaysone
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How long does it take for irs to approve your refund

Where can I fine out when my date is on turbo tax
brittanicutno
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How long does it take for irs to approve your refund

Usually about 2 or 3 weeks. 
KatrinaLO
Intuit Alumni

How long does it take for irs to approve your refund

We can't give you an exact date at this time. Refunds can be issued in less than 21 days, but there are cases where it can take longer to process.

TurboTax will only show the status of returns (not refunds), such as when the return is actually accepted. You would not be able to directly track the status of your refund from within your TurboTax account. TurboTax is not connected the IRS or state department(s) of revenue refund tracking tools.

You can track the status of your state refund by following the directions in the following TurboTax FAQ.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/refund-status/help/how-do-i-track-my-state-refund/00/25571

Please see the TurboTax FAQ below for more information on tracking your tax refund:

https://www.irs.gov/refunds

The below information explains the process of what happens after you send your tax return for approval:

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/tax-refund/wheres-my-tax-refund-the-irs-refund-timetable-explai...

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Nobia1995
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How long does it take for irs to approve your refund

Trubo tax gave me the date of February,21,2020 and I filed on January,31,2020

macuser_22
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How long does it take for irs to approve your refund


@Nobia1995 wrote:

Trubo tax gave me the date of February,21,2020 and I filed on January,31,2020


TurboTax only gives the general IRS (most returns are processed withing 21 days) date. The actual date is known only by the IRS. TurboTax also does not adjust the general date for anything on the tax return. TurboTax receives no feedback from the IRS after filing.

The IRS says most refunds will be issued within 21 days - some faster, some longer.

Each tax return is evaluated on it's own merits. There is no first-in-first-out. Two similar tax return submitted at the same time can have totally different processing times based on IRS criteria for examining tax returns that the IRS does not divulge.

Some returns will be held for ID verification or other verification. The IRS will send a letter if they require more information to process your tax return.

The 2015 PATH ACT passed by Congress mandated that tax refunds be held if the tax return claimed the Earned Income Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit in order to allow the IRS time to match wage statements (W-2's and 1099's) against the claimed income to combat fraudulent tax returns claiming income that did not exist and receive refunds before the IRS could process the wage statements.

Beginning in 2016, if you claim the EITC or ACTC on your tax return, the IRS must hold your refund until mid February This new law (PATH Act) requires the IRS to hold the entire refund.
Those refunds are usually released late February.


https://www.irs.gov/individuals/refund-timing

Check your refund stratus here:
https://www.irs.gov/refunds

Check your state refund here:
https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899433-how-do-i-track-my-state-refund

**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.**
Loriprocell
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How long does it take for irs to approve your refund

 
Tm63
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How long does it take for irs to approve your refund

What's the probelm

With my return?

TiffanyL
Intuit Alumni

How long does it take for irs to approve your refund

The IRS issues most refunds in about 21 days, although some returns take more time to review. To find out where your refund is, first check your e-file status. Once your return has been Accepted, you can then start to track your return at Where's My Refund? site. If it has been more than 21 days since your return was accepted, you can call the IRS directly to check on your refund status.

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tlivick68
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How long does it take for irs to approve your refund

I used turbo tax and filed 02/3/2020, I have not received my refund?

DonnaLO
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How long does it take for irs to approve your refund

Most Federal REFUNDS are issued within 21 business days of the return being accepted by the IRS (this is not based on when you filed).   Please keep in mind that once you e-file or mail your return only the IRS has any control over it.  The IRS will notify TurboTax when your return is accepted, there are no more updates given for the next 2 stages of Processing and Approval.   You have to go to Where's my Refund to get any further information.

 

Here is help for tracking your Federal Refund:

Where's my Refund

Here's help for tracking a state refund if you are getting one:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3300211

 

 

 If you qualified for the Earned income credit or Additional Child Tax Credit here is more information about the PATH Act delay, but keep in mind that the IRS site for Where's my refund, https://www.irs.gov/refunds  is the final authority.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/5556415

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