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23nickles
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So my grandparents filed efile the day after me and they received their tax return today. They went with an independent tax person tho. Why hasn’t the irs approved my tax return and it was on the

 
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xmasbaby0
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So my grandparents filed efile the day after me and they received their tax return today. They went with an independent tax person tho. Why hasn’t the irs approved my tax return and it was on the

 

You are always going to find someone else whose refund arrived faster, and someone who waited even longer than you.  That is the way it goes. Returns are not processed “first in — first out.”

 

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

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/efile-status-lookup/

 

 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:   

https://www.irs.gov/refunds

To track your state refund:    

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899433-how-do-i-track-my-state-refund

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901548-why-do-some-refunds-take-longer-than-others

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.

https://www.irs.gov/refunds/tax-season-refund-frequently-asked-questions

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2840013-does-accepted-mean-my-refund-is-approved

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2724106-my-return-is-accepted-but-still-not-approved-is-there-a-pr...

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3397970-path-act-delayed-refunds-for-some-filers

 

 

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fanfare
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So my grandparents filed efile the day after me and they received their tax return today. They went with an independent tax person tho. Why hasn’t the irs approved my tax return and it was on the

Grandparents get special service from IRS.

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