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tle52
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My estimated refund date has passed by like a week ago and still no refund in my account. why and when should I expect it to be there? Says it was accepted

 
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DoninGA
Level 15

My estimated refund date has passed by like a week ago and still no refund in my account. why and when should I expect it to be there? Says it was accepted

Only the IRS controls when and if a Federal tax refund is Approved and Issued.

The dates for receiving a tax refund after it has been accepted by the IRS are only estimates based on the IRS target of issuing a tax refund after 21 days from the date it was accepted by the IRS.  This is a target only and not a guarantee.

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

Use this TurboTax website to check the status of an e-filed return and if it was either accepted or rejected - https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/efile-status-lookup/

If accepted by the IRS use the federal tax refund website to check the refund status - https://www.irs.gov/refunds

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DoninGA
Level 15

My estimated refund date has passed by like a week ago and still no refund in my account. why and when should I expect it to be there? Says it was accepted

Only the IRS controls when and if a Federal tax refund is Approved and Issued.

The dates for receiving a tax refund after it has been accepted by the IRS are only estimates based on the IRS target of issuing a tax refund after 21 days from the date it was accepted by the IRS.  This is a target only and not a guarantee.

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

Use this TurboTax website to check the status of an e-filed return and if it was either accepted or rejected - https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/efile-status-lookup/

If accepted by the IRS use the federal tax refund website to check the refund status - https://www.irs.gov/refunds

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Fraziermom3
Returning Member

My estimated refund date has passed by like a week ago and still no refund in my account. why and when should I expect it to be there? Says it was accepted

Hi did you ever receive your return if so how long after the date the irs gave you did it come?

crystalh831
Level 2

My estimated refund date has passed by like a week ago and still no refund in my account. why and when should I expect it to be there? Says it was accepted

I’m having this same issue. 

EbonyL122824
Employee TurboTax Specialist

My estimated refund date has passed by like a week ago and still no refund in my account. why and when should I expect it to be there? Says it was accepted

@crystalh831 TurboTax gives you an estimate direct deposit date only. TurboTax does not take into account the possible delays of the IRS and calculates the 21 days from acceptance as the direct deposit date. For most taxpayers, this estimated date will not be correct as there are multiple issues that can cause a delay while your return is being processed by the IRS. The best way to get an accurate direct deposit date is to use the Where's My Refund tool on the IRS website. 

To track your Federal refund, click here and click on the blue tab that says, "Check My Refund Status". You will need your social security number, filing status, and refund amount in order to track your refund. Updates are made daily, usually overnight.

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