The IRS asks that you wait 4 weeks before checking on the status your paper return. After the 4 week period, the IRS will receive it and begin processing your return. This IRS FAQ page is helpful too. https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/5340655
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You mailed tax return goes directly to the IRS, never to TurboTax.
There are a few ways you can track your tax return. It may take up to 4 weeks for mailed returns to have a status online with the IRS for you to be able to check.
- If you filed your tax return through TurboTax, you can view the status of your tax return by going to this site: https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/wheres-my-refund/
- You may also track the status of your return by visiting: https://www.irs.gov/refunds
- There is also an app: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs2goapp
If you file a paper tax return, and have chosen a paper check in the mail, your refund should be issued in about six to eight weeks