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Filed taxes but have not heard back from IRS

I filed taxes for my son last week and we have not heard anything from the IRS...not even ac acknowledgement that they got the tax documents

 

Turbo tax just says keep checking back....but it has been over a week

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Cass0317
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Filed taxes but have not heard back from IRS

That is because the US tax season begins Friday, Feb 12, 2021, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns. Taxpayers can file immediately with tax software companies, like Intuit, including IRS Free File partners. The returns will be transmitted to the IRS starting Feb 12.

Please see the IRS link below for more information and also how to check your e-file status:

Filed taxes but have not heard back from IRS

Its been close to 3 weeks

Filed taxes but have not heard back from IRS

I filed on the 12th of February through intuit tax e-file

Filed taxes but have not heard back from IRS

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. 

 

 

First, check your e-file status to see if your return was accepted: 

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/efile-status-lookup/

 

 If accepted, they try to process it within three weeks but it can be longer.  if you have earned income credit or additional child tax credit, it will be at least the end of February before you see your refund, due to the PATH act that requires that they hold your refund longer.

 

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 34of your 2020 Form 1040) of your federal refund to track your Federal refund:   

https://www.irs.gov/refunds

To track your state refund:    

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899433-how-do-i-track-my-state-refund

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901548-why-do-some-refunds-take-longer-than-others

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.

https://www.irs.gov/refunds/tax-season-refund-frequently-asked-questions

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2840013-does-accepted-mean-my-refund-is-approved

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2724106-my-return-is-accepted-but-still-not-approved-is-there-a-pr...

**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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