Did you use the recovery rebate credit when you prepared your tax return? If so the stimulus will be part of your 2020 tax refund,
After you e-file:
First your e-file is going to sit on the server until Friday February 12, 2021 when the IRS begins to accept/reject 2020 returns. Watch your emails so you will know by then if your return is accepted or rejected. 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:
Did you efile it?
It will say Pending until the IRS either accepts or rejects your return which won't be until after they open on Feb 12, 2021, see
Even if Turbo Tax lets you submit your return they will just hold all the returns until the IRS opens filing on Feb 12. So there is no hurry. And a lot of people who file early find out they have to amend later like when they get their actual W2 and 1099 forms. Or they get more forms than they were expecting.
For the Online version check your efile status here
Then after the IRS accepts your return they pay most refunds within 21 days.
When you efile you get back 2 emails. The first email only confirms the transmission. The second email says if the IRS (or state) Accepted or Rejected your efile.
Does your return have the Stimulus payment on 1040 line 30?
The Stimulus Checks are really based on your 2020 return we are filing in 2021. So any amount you already got will be reconciled on your 2020 return line 30. If you didn't get a Stimulus Check (and qualify) or you qualify for more it will be added to your 2020 return. But the good news is if they paid you too much they won't take it back.
There will be a screen with 2 boxes for each round. If you didn't get one enter a 0 in the box.