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kemo1a
Level 3

Refund 2021 over 6 weeks no refund

I efiled on Feb 24 so it has been 6 weeks.  My state return came back in 2 weeks which is far quicker then expected.  My fed has stayed in process since the day they got it.  Is there a number you can reach to speak to a person from the irs.  All those numbers that say after 6 weeks you can call do not do anything more for you then checking online as they are an auto system that just states in process.  I did not take a EEC but did have a child tax credit.

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Refund 2021 over 6 weeks no refund

Federal and state refunds come from completely separate entities,  There is no rule as to which one will come first or how much time there will be between their arrivals.

 

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 35a of your 2021 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...

 

 

 

To check on regular tax refund status via automated phone, call 800-829-1954. 

**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.**
kemo1a
Level 3

Refund 2021 over 6 weeks no refund

So, are you saying there is no number to check on the refund that you can speak to a person?   I wasn't looking for an automated response.

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Refund 2021 over 6 weeks no refund

@kemo1a It is very difficult to get through to the IRS by phone.   They take a small percentage of phone calls made to them.  You can try.....but expect aggravation.

 

To call the IRS:IRS:  800-829-1040  hours 7 AM - 7 PM local time Mon-Fri

Listen to each menu before making the selection.

First choose your language. Press 1 for English.

Then do NOT choose the first choice re: "Refund", or it will send you to an automated phone line.

Instead, press 2 for "personal income tax".

Then press 1 for "form, tax history, or payment".  

Then press 3 "for all other questions."

Then press 2 "for all other questions."  It should then transfer you to an agent.

**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.**
SweetieJean
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