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. “21 days” is not a promise from TurboTax or the IRS. Many refunds are taking longer during the pandemic. The IRS is backlogged —-they are still trying to process millions of 2019 returns; they received millions of e-filed on the day they opened for 2020 returns, and now they are burdened with sending out another round of stimulus checks.
Some delays are resulting from incorrect amounts that folks entered for stimulus checks they received. Many people have been confused by the recovery rebate credit and completed it incorrectly. The IRS may delay your refund while they cross-check to see what you received.
First, check your e-file status to see if your return was accepted:
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.
TurboTax uses 21 days which the IRS says is the norm for 90% of the returns. Nothing is normal these days. you have changes in the tax laws that will affect 20 million or more returns already filed. the IRS says they will do the corrections automatically. then there's the pandemic which leaves the IRS short of on-site staff and it's having trouble hiring. the IRS computer system is slow and outdated. I could go on and on but as long as the IRS has your return you should receive your refund. use the IRS website to check your refund status or call them. if you get through and the return was accepted the agent may be able to give you an idea
First choose your language.
When asked for SSN do nothing it will ask twice
You should then be transferred to an agent