To check on regular tax refund status via automated phone, call 800-829-1954. (This line has no information on Economic Impact Payments.)
TurboTax gives you an estimated date for receiving your refund based on a 21 day average from your date of acceptance, but it can take longer. Many refunds are taking longer during the pandemic.
Once your federal return has been accepted by the IRS, only the IRS has any control. TurboTax does not receive any updates from the IRS. Your ONLY source of information about your refund now is the IRS.
You need your filing status, your Social Security number and the exact amount (line 20 of your Form 1040) of your federal refund to track your Federal refund:
To track your state refund:
If you chose to have your TurboTax fees deducted from your federal refund, that will take some extra time, while the third party bank handles the refund processing.
I am having the same problem, it has been over 6 weeks since I electronically filed and it is still processing the return. I don't understand what is happening. Does anyone have any advice? I live in KCMO.
Due to the backlog caused by the Covid situation the IRS is way behind in processing returns. All you can do is wait patiently and check the IRS site once a week until you see progress. https://www.irs.gov/refunds
You got the standard "60 day we need more time to process "letter ... all you can do is wait for the IRS to complete their processing of the return and release the refund or get another notice for more information.
If you mailed it you may have to wait awhile. In March the IRS closed their processing centers because of the Covid-19 pandemic and stopped processing mailed tax returns. They are just now starting to process them again, but they have limited staff and a huge backlog, so it will be quite a while before your tax return is processed or any status information is available. An IRS spokesperson recently said that they have about 11 million pieces of unopened mail.
See this IRS page for the latest information
Is it showing up at IRS Where's my refund yet?
@kllewis-- If you mailed your return it might still be in a pile of unopened envelopes -- so nothing is going to show up on the refund site until they dig your envelope out of the pile even if everything you enter into the refund site is correct.
Update on my original post. My return was accepted by IRS in March. It says it hasn't been processed as of August 20. I never received a stimulus check or a letter from IRS asking for more info. However I did receive a letter from the IRS today saying they didn't receive my $7.00 I owed and tacked on interest. Also, I did send in $7.00 even though my claim was not processed and the IRS sent it back. My first stimulus check would come in real handy right now.