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When will I get my tax return I filed it August 11th

My tax return was accepted on August 11th and I still have not received it
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Level 15

When will I get my tax return I filed it August 11th

You do not "get" a tax return. Your tax return is the form you send to the government that shows your income and calculates your tax. The money the government sends back to you is your refund.

No one, not even the IRS, can tell you when you will get your refund. There are many variables that can affect how long it takes to process your tax return and issue your refund. The IRS says that, for e-filed tax returns, they pay 9 out of 10 refunds within three weeks. Yours could be the one out of 10 that takes longer. But the IRS is severely backlogged this year, and many refunds are taking much longer than normal. Go to the following link on the IRS web site for more information about the factors that can affect when you get your refund, and a link to check the status of your refund.

Tax Season Refund Frequently Asked Questions


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When will I get my tax return I filed it August 11th

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 35a of your 2021 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.



OR——if you filed by mail, expect a long wait.   It is taking the very backlogged IRS six to nine months to process mailed returns.   Until a human opens your envelope and enters the data into the system, nothing will even show up on the refund site, so you will have to be very patient.

**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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