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Irenemaebg
Returning Member

How will i know if irs received my tax return i filed and sent via mail?

I did not receive any email and when i try to check my refund status it doesn’t show

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How will i know if irs received my tax return i filed and sent via mail?

when did you mail it? the IRS is behind in processing returns so it might have it but not entered it in its computers. no one can say how long that could take. keep checking the refund status on the IRS website. in the future I suggest that when you mail tax returns, federal or state, you use a method where you can either track it or get proof of delivery.  

Irenemaebg
Returning Member

How will i know if irs received my tax return i filed and sent via mail?

I mailed it April 10. Im worried that irs did not receive because whenever i try to check the status of my refund, theres nothing to find. It says not found even if my details are correct.

How will i know if irs received my tax return i filed and sent via mail?

@Irenemaebg 

 

 

MAILED RETURNS

 

 

Per the IRS:

 

 

COVID-19 Mail Processing Delays

It’s taking us longer to process mailed documents including:

  • Paper tax returns, and
  • All tax return related correspondence.

We are processing all mail in the order we received it.

Do not file a second tax return or call the IRS.

 

 

 

 

 It can take 3-4 weeks  (or longer since the IRS is backlogged) for anything to show up on the IRS site when you mail a tax return.  Expect at least 6-8 weeks for complete processing of a mailed return and probably longer.

 

If  you mail a tax return (or a payment) to the IRS, it is a good idea to use a mailing service that will track it like UPS or certified mail so you will know it was received.

 

When you mail a tax return, you need to attach any documents showing tax withheld, such as your W-2’s or any 1099’s. 

 

TurboTax will not know anything about your mailed return, and will continue to show “Ready to Mail” on your account.  TurboTax will not know that you put your tax return in an envelope and took it to a mailbox.  TurboTax does not get updates on mailed  (or e-filed) returns.

 

When the IRS opens its mail and begins to process mailed returns you can check the status on the IRS site. https://www.irs.gov/refunds

 

State returns have to be mailed to the state.

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

**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.**
pbarb2016
New Member

How will i know if irs received my tax return i filed and sent via mail?

My taxes were done on computer and mailed the original copy on May 22, 2020. I've tried calling the tax number and no information is available. I have used the online service to check on taxes and it tells me no information is available at this time. Is there anything else I can do to even find out if received by IRS?

How will i know if irs received my tax return i filed and sent via mail?

@pbarb2016 You mailed a 2019 tax return in 2020?   Did you use a mailing service like certified mail to confirm that the return was received?   (Whenever you mail something to the IRS always use a service that will track it and confirm that they received it!)

 

Nothing about a 2019 return will be displayed on the IRS refund site.   That site is only showing information for 2020 returns filed in 2021.   You can try to call the IRS to ask about your return.  Or if they did not receive it you will have to mail it again but next time use tracking.

 

To call the IRS:IRS:  800-829-1040  hours 7 AM - 7 PM local time Mon-Fri

Listen to each menu before making the selection.

First choose your language. Press 1 for English.

Then do NOT choose the first choice re: "Refund", or it will send you to an automated phone line.

Instead, press 2 for "personal income tax".

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.

 

If this is about your state refund then contact your state:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/state-taxes/help/how-do-i-contact-my-state-department-of-revenue/0...

**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.**

How will i know if irs received my tax return i filed and sent via mail?

I e-filed return on March 3, 2022 and did not received IRS confirmation.  TurboTax has no record, how do I make sure I've filed my return?

EbonyA
Intuit Alumni

How will i know if irs received my tax return i filed and sent via mail?

You may use this tool to check your e-file status @fritzbowls.

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