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I sent my tax return via mail to the IRS on April 23rd of 2021. How can I check if the IRS has received it? On their website it shows that they dont have any information.

 
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I sent my tax return via mail to the IRS on April 23rd of 2021. How can I check if the IRS has received it? On their website it shows that they dont have any information.

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--- 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.**

I sent my tax return via mail to the IRS on April 23rd of 2021. How can I check if the IRS has received it? On their website it shows that they dont have any information.

Next time, mail it using a USPS Tracking Number.  Also, per the IRS:

Expect extended delays if you mailed your return.

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