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b35d770f1982
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I have yet to receive my federal and state (IL) tax refund. When should I expect to receive them?

 
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Mike9241
Level 15

I have yet to receive my federal and state (IL) tax refund. When should I expect to receive them?

when did you file?  some federal refunds are within 3 weeks others take over 6 months. there is no way to know.  check IRS and IL websites for the status 

mesquitebean
Level 15

I have yet to receive my federal and state (IL) tax refund. When should I expect to receive them?

Also, how did you file?   Did you efile both returns, or did you choose to file by printing and mailing the returns?

 

If you efiled, make sure the returns were successfully filed and accepted.   If prepared online, log in and at the Tax Home see what is displayed for the efile status.   Which of these terms is shown--accepted, rejected, printed, started, ready to mail, or what?

 

If you chose to file by mail, did you print, sign, and postal mail the returns?  TurboTax does not mail them for you.

b35d770f1982
New Member

I have yet to receive my federal and state (IL) tax refund. When should I expect to receive them?

For each it says"Federal/State printed" then next to it "Ready to Mail." I mailed in all documents back in May. I have received my return for one of the states months ago but still waiting on another state as well as the federal.   

b35d770f1982
New Member

I have yet to receive my federal and state (IL) tax refund. When should I expect to receive them?

For each it says"Federal/State printed" then next to it "Ready to Mail." I mailed in all documents back in May. I have received my return for one of the states months ago but still waiting on another state as well as the federal.   

xmasbaby0
Level 15

I have yet to receive my federal and state (IL) tax refund. When should I expect to receive them?

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 a LOT longer since the IRS is severely backlogged) for anything to show up on the IRS site when you mail a tax return.  Expect at least several months for complete processing of a mailed return and probably MUCH 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

 

 

 

If you are wondering if you should send your return again——the IRS does not want you to file a second time.   Putting two tax returns into the system at the same time can lead to confusion and even more delays.   If you did not use tracking and do not know if the return was received—-you have to make your own judgement call and decide if you want to risk further delay by sending the return again.

**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.**
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