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If your refund is accepted,does that mean it will 100% be approved too?

 
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If your refund is accepted,does that mean it will 100% be approved too?

No, When you receive confirmation that the IRS or State accepted your return, it means that they have reviewed your return, and it has passed their initial inspection. They verify your personal information and other basic items, like if your dependents have already been claimed by someone else.

 

After acceptance, the next step is for the government or State to approve your refund.

 

First they look for things like back taxes and unpaid child support. If they find any debts, they'll offset (reduce) your refund to cover the outstanding amount. Once they are satisfied that you have no outstanding debts, they will approve and then issue your refund.

 

You can check the IRS website Where's My Refund for your Federal information?

https://www.irs.gov/refunds

 

If you have a State refund, click on the following link, then click on your State

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/refund-status/help

**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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If your refund is accepted,does that mean it will 100% be approved too?

No, not necessarily.

 

If accepted by the IRS use the federal tax refund website to check the refund status - https://www.irs.gov/refunds
If accepted by the state use this TurboTax support FAQ to check the state tax refund status - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899433-how-do-i-track-my-state-refund

 

After the tax return has been Accepted by the IRS (meaning only that they received the return) it will be in the Processing mode until the tax refund has been Approved and then an Issue Date will be available on the IRS website.
See this IRS website for federal tax refund FAQ's - https://www.irs.gov/refunds/tax-season-refund-frequently-asked-questions

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If your refund is accepted,does that mean it will 100% be approved too?

No, When you receive confirmation that the IRS or State accepted your return, it means that they have reviewed your return, and it has passed their initial inspection. They verify your personal information and other basic items, like if your dependents have already been claimed by someone else.

 

After acceptance, the next step is for the government or State to approve your refund.

 

First they look for things like back taxes and unpaid child support. If they find any debts, they'll offset (reduce) your refund to cover the outstanding amount. Once they are satisfied that you have no outstanding debts, they will approve and then issue your refund.

 

You can check the IRS website Where's My Refund for your Federal information?

https://www.irs.gov/refunds

 

If you have a State refund, click on the following link, then click on your State

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/refund-status/help

**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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