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received our $1200 Fed stimulus check after we e-filed our Fed taxes clamming we did not receive it. What should we do now?

 
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received our $1200 Fed stimulus check after we e-filed our Fed taxes clamming we did not receive it. What should we do now?

MY RETURN IS IN PENDING—what does that mean?

 

Did you e-file?  Did you click that big orange button that said “Transmit my returns now?”  If so, your return is now in “pending” on a server.  Do not try to change anything while your return is in pending. If your return is rejected you will be able to make corrections before re-filing.

 

The IRS will not be accepting/rejecting 2020 returns until Friday, February 12, 2021.  You need to watch your emails for the acceptance/rejection notice that may take until mid-February or later to arrive.   And watch your spam folder too.

 

When you e-file your federal return you will receive two emails from TurboTax.  The first one will say that your return was submitted.  The second email will tell you if your federal return was accepted or rejected.  If you e-filed a state return, there will be a third email to tell you if the state accepted or rejected your state return.

 

A state return cannot be accepted until the federal return has been accepted.

 

 

 

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/2021-tax-filing-season-begins-feb-12-irs-outlines-steps-to-speed-refund...

 

 

 

We do not know if entering the wrong stimulus amount will delay your refund --- or for how long if it does.   The IRS has not offered any guidance yet on how they will handle returns that have incorrect stimulus amounts entered.  We all just have to wait and see.

**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.**
MatchwoodX
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received our $1200 Fed stimulus check after we e-filed our Fed taxes clamming we did not receive it. What should we do now?

I have a similar issue. I actually filled out one W2, and submitted it. I didn't realize it wouldn't let me fill out other W2's as they came in. So I'm a little nervous, and this is my first time making this mistake. Now I've got two more W2's just waiting on February 12th... Which kind of bugs me. If they haven't been submitted to the IRS yet, as it claims it will be submitted on the 12th, why can't we all amend our claim before the 12th to fix things? 

 

Sigh, Don't like this too much right now.

MatchwoodX
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received our $1200 Fed stimulus check after we e-filed our Fed taxes clamming we did not receive it. What should we do now?

I have a similar issue. I actually filled out one W2, and submitted it. I didn't realize it wouldn't let me fill out other W2's as they came in. So I'm a little nervous, and this is my first time making this mistake. Now I've got two more W2's just waiting on February 12th... Which kind of bugs me. If they haven't been submitted to the IRS yet, as it claims it will be submitted on the 12th, why can't we all amend our claim before the 12th to fix things? 

 

Sigh, Don't like this too much right now.

received our $1200 Fed stimulus check after we e-filed our Fed taxes clamming we did not receive it. What should we do now?

@MatchwoodX Sorry----from now on you will know that you should NEVER file your tax return until you have all of your information entered,   W-2 are not e-filed "as they come in."   They all have to be on the same tax return.  If your tax return that is currently in pending is rejected, you will be able to add all the other income to the return and re-file it. 

 

 If the IRS accepts your return, however, then you have to wait longer until it has been fully processed and you have received your refund.  THEN you can prepare an amended tax return and mail it in. You have to be able to work from that return exactly the way it was when it was e-filed originally.  You will need to use a form called a 1040X. return.  

 

 Meanwhile, DO NOT go in and start changing anything on your return in the system, or you will make a mess for yourself.  Sit tight and wait until you see what the IRS does with the return you just e-filed

 

**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.**

received our $1200 Fed stimulus check after we e-filed our Fed taxes clamming we did not receive it. What should we do now?

I'm having the same issue. following this thread. thought the government said no more direct deposits after the fifteenth? did my taxes four days ago. and got stimulus today.. 

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