Your representative definitely misinformed you. I just received my advance minutes ago. I never got an approval email after they initially sent me the info for the turbo card set up. They just emailed me to say my funds were deposited and they are in fact there. I don't even have the TurboTax card yet.
Thank you all for coming in to help. I just checked my email and got it as well. Turns out they weren't prepared for the test returns to be accepted. For anyone else wondering I was accepted at 5:31pm on 1/13
Just received my email for deposit
8:12 pm on 1/14
TurboTax should probably remove that "within one hour of acceptance" banner from their home page though.
The IRS announced that they would not be accepting returns until January 27. But they have accepted a few small "test" batches of returns to see how the system is working for this year. You cannot "apply" to be in it. It is totally random.
If you are getting earned income credit or the additional child tax credit, you are still subject to the PATH act, despite being in the "test batch."
Hey was it the full 48 hours or more when you received . I got accepted on the 14th spoke with a lady named Karen . But still waiting for the card info electronically it still waiting .