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Just wondering a status on my refund

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Level 15


First, check your e-file status to see if your return was accepted:


 If accepted, they try to process it within three weeks but it can be longer.  if you have earned income credit or additional child tax credit, it will be at least the end of February before you see your refund, due to the PATH act that requires that they hold your refund 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 34of your 2020 Form 1040) of your federal refund to track your Federal refund:

To track your state refund:

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.

**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.**
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Both state and federal or accepted and I've looked on IRS site all they say is that IRS has my return and that is being processed and to return at a later date to check where my refund is


Intuit Alumni


@malik_520 Since this is a public forum, we do not have access to your personal account. However, you can check the status of your return on the Where's My Refund? tool for the most up to date information. 


If it has been more than 21 days since your return has been accepted, the following TurboTax FAQ will offer some advice on how to proceed: What if my IRS refund is taking longer than 21 days?

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