If the government mails your refund check, it will be sent to the current address they have on file for you. This generally means whatever address you put on your current tax return.
@barksdale1981 The IRS expects to issue most refunds in less than 21 days after being accepted. Turbotax gives an estimated date based on the IRS's 21 day timeframe. So it all depends on the IRS and how fast your tax return moves along in the system. TurboTax does not receive any updates from the IRS.
To check the status of your refund go to IRS Where’s My Federal Refund? site for updates. Updates are made daily, usually overnight. You may also download the IRS2Go app to check your Federal refund status.
Where’s My Refund? has a tracker that displays progress through 3 stages:
(1) Return Accepted "Received," (2) Refund Approved and (3) Refund Sent.
@ Sultan2018 wrote:
I did checked the status of my refund go to IRS "Where's My Refund" and doesn't have anything come up. Please help us.
How did you file? Did you efile the return? If so, and if you used Online TurboTax, log in to your account and at the Tax Home confirm that your efiled return was accepted.
If the Tax Home showed your efile was accepted, then when using the IRS "Where's My Refund" tool, be sure SSN and filing status are correct, and that you use the correct Federal refund amount (see my tips below about the correct amount).
Use only the Federal refund amount. Do not use any combined total refund figure that includes the state refund.
Look at your actual 2019 return to get the Federal refund amount. Be sure you are using what is displayed on your Federal Form 1040, Line 21a for the Federal refund amount.
You can also try phoning the IRS refund hotline. I've seen it work for some users before when the WMR tool didn't.
My return was accepted on January 28th and just received email about my money coming on a green dot card when i put it for direct deposit
I added some more info to this comment, so I'm sending it through again.
Funds sent from the IRS to a Green Dot card IS a direct deposit. The Turbo Visa Debit Card is administered by Green Dot. Did you apply for a Turbo Card, or do you have another brand of card administered by Green Dot? Or did you mean you did not apply for a debit card at all and chose to have it sent to your own bank checking account?
Did you receive a Turbo Visa Debit Card card 5-10 business days after filing?
Does the IRS confirm that your funds have been sent when you check with this tool? (The IRS tool will always say "bank" even when it's going to a "card", since a card uses an underlying bank account.)
NOTE: When using that tool, use only the Federal refund amount, and not any total refund amount that includes a state refund.
The amount to use is on your Federal Form 1040, Line 21a.
it’s been 12 weeks
What has been "12 weeks?" Are you by any chance referring to a 2018 tax return you filed late in 2019??
If you're talking about a current 2019 return, the IRS only started processing 2019 returns on January 27, which was 5 weeks ago, except for a few test returns they accepted for processing a little prior to that. So a 2019 return cannot have been processing for "12 weeks."
We don't know what you are referring to. In order to get any meaningful info in the community forum, you need to explain your situation in full with some details.
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.
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:
On the IRS site you are also offered the use of an app called IRS2Go
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 submitted n was accepted the 19th i havent recieved anything on where my refund is or why its taking so long..... My boyfriend did it the same day n got status updates n everything.... Mine is still in limbo please help me