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Level 3


What is going on with the refund status? I submitted my taxes on the 17th and it says online it will be accepted by the 19th however it is the 22nd and they still haven't been accepted. I was also approved for the refund advance loan and I haven't received anything on that either although it says within 1 hour of filing. Well I filed so what is taking so long for the IRS to accept etc? help or any advice 

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Level 15


First your return has to be accepted by the IRS; some of loan money is available within 48 hours AFTER that



Your return is still in pending on the server because the IRS will not begin to accept/reject/process returns until January 27.  Only a few returns were accepted early in a test batch.  Everyone else has to wait.


So watch your emails and spam folder to make sure you know after Jan. 27 if your return was accepted or rejected.



Please read this thoroughly and click on the relevant links:

**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.**
New Member


I still haven’t got my refund yet in I been waiting for almost a month now. This is ridiculous. I will never use y’all again 

Employee TurboTax Specialist


Do you mean Refund Advance or your federal tax refund? 


Your federal refund can take up to 21 days once your returns have been approved, per the IRS.  For additional information, see the link here:


Concerning a Refund Advance

Once your Federal Return has been approved by the IRS, you should get an email from Turbo Tax that will go over information concerning your “virtual card” with the refund advance.  Once the steps in the email have been completed, you should receive your funds in about 48 hours.  Please see the below link for additional information:

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