I am the only one who is still waiting for the IRS to process an e-filed return? Turbotax transmitted my return February 2, 2021. I realize the IRS didn't officially start processing returns until February 12, 2021. But I am still waiting. Has anyone spoken with the IRS and asked them about delays processing e-filed returns?
How long ago was your e-file accepted?
You may need to be more patient with a system that is overwhelmed, and give some more time for the IRS to begin processing the millions or returns they have just begun to accept.
Sometimes people get confused by the “summary” given by TurboTax and use the wrong amount for the federal refund. Make sure you are only using the federal refund amount, and not an amount that combined your federal and state refunds.
Your federal refund amount is on line 34 of your Form 1040
TT business and personal edition had a very bad glitch. After I e filed my return and went back on the program to check the status instead of it showing a refund it showed a $19,000.00 Owed to IRS. It stayed that way for 4 days then it corrected itself. Luckily (I hope) I downloaded the return once I completed it and it had the correct numbers on it. I filed on the 12th and still don't have my refund yet so I'm hoping to hear something soon
@msredrobin If your return was accepted less than 21 days ago, hang in there. It can take up to 3 weeks or more right now to go from acceptance to approval. Once you are accepted, you are on the IRS payment timetable. Only the IRS knows the status of processing your tax return, whether you owe taxes or are due a refund. In prior years, the IRS issued more than 9 out of 10 refunds to taxpayers in less than 21 days last year. The same results are expected for 2021.
Once you have e-filed your tax return, there are a few ways to check the status of your refund:
Here is the general timeline of e-filed returns:
Transmission > Acceptance > Processing > Approval > Refund.
Please see the TurboTax FAQ links below for more information:
I'm still waiting on my return. I filed on February 10th and everything got processed on the 12th. My state return arrive and I even got the recent stimulus check. But my return's still in the processing stage and it's been over a month. Does anybody have an idea of how much longer I should wait before contacting the IRS/any liaison?
It depends. This year has brought challenges. The IRS is required to reconcile the tax returns and stimulus payments as well as working on the third stimulus payments due to the American Rescue Plan. With the tax season and the changes taking place all at once, a delay should be expected for full payments. They want to be diligent and are required to follow any protocols they have been issued. They will make any adjustments and additional payments as they complete the process.
For these reasons, my suggestion would be that you should wait a few weeks longer. But when you are ready the following information can be used.
- Final Action if no results: Contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS).
- Select Contact Us, then select to download and complete Form 911, Request for TAS Assistance
- If you have not opened a case with TAS, call 877-777-4778
- TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Their job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights.
My return was accepted on February 24 and I am still waiting. I was getting worried. I received my stimulus. But “still processing”
your return is what I continue to receive as well. Glad to hear I am not the only one.
Does anyone know with the stimulus checks received during this tax year does this mean anyone who is suppose to receive a refund will be mailed a check and not receive it electronically?
I read that the IRS cannot make 3 deposits into the same bank account within the same year. ? Is that tax year?
if so, people who are expecting electronic deposits may be receiving a check by mail?
That is correct according to the IRS website. They indicate they can only do 3 direct deposits per year.
As far as your refund, the IRS is issuing refunds but it does seem to be taking longer for some people. You can use the link above for reasons why it could be taking longer.
You can also use the link below to track your refund.
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