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Gossamer
Returning Member

Tax return accepted

My tax return was accepted on3/1/2021 but when I checked the status of my return, the IRS had no record of it . What is the problem? 

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Tax return accepted

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.  Many refunds are taking longer during the pandemic. 

 

 

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...

**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.**
Gossamer
Returning Member

Tax return accepted

According to Turbo Tax my my tax return was "accepted " by the IRS on 3/1/2021,but when I checked on 3/5/2021 they had no record of the acceptance. What do I do now since the IRS probably misplaced my return. 

Gossamer
Returning Member

Tax return accepted

How does the IRS locate a return that they misplaced after they said it was accepted? 

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Tax return accepted

@Gossamer You might be worried unnecessarily.   The IRS refund site is behaving erratically.   We have been seeing quite a few users whose information is not showing up on the refund site even though the IRS accepted the return and is working on it.  Check the site again after the weekend--sometimes they do maintenance on Sundays.

**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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