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When will I receive my refund

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When will I receive my refund

You will need to track the status of your return on the IRS Where's My Refund? site. That is where you will find the most up-to-date information regarding the status of your tax return and a specific date of when to expect your refund.
Per the IRS, most refunds are received within 21 days from the time a return has been accepted and a refund option is selected. For additional information, please see the TurboTax FAQ When will I get my IRS refund?
If you claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) there will be a delay in processing your tax return as the IRS just started processing returns with those credits this week.
Please see the TurboTax FAQ: Some 2019 federal refunds are delayed due to the PATH Act for more information.  

For information on the progress of your state tax return, see the TurboTax FAQ: How do I track my state refund?

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Level 1

When will I receive my refund

Should we be getting our tax refund soon.

Level 15

When will I receive my refund

@ cheryl-roahrig wrote:

Should we be getting our tax refund soon.

It's all up to the IRS. 

The IRS says 9 out of 10 filers who efile and choose direct deposit will get their Federal refunds within 21 days after being accepted. Some returns are processed fairly quickly, while others require additional processing due to specific items in the return. Some are pulled at random for more thorough investigation.


This IRS FAQ gives some situations where it might take longer than 21 days:


If a return has the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC), the PATH Act prevents the IRS from processing those returns until after February 15, so users with those credits may have a delay into early March.


Here are some things you should check:


If you efiled, double-check to be sure the returns were efiled successfully and accepted.
If you used Online TurboTax, you can sign into your Online Account and check the efile status at the Tax Home.

If that showed it was accepted, you can use the "Where's My Refund" tool at the IRS website below to monitor the status of your Federal refund.    Wait until at least 24 hours after acceptance before using the tool.


  • When using that tool,  be sure to enter the correct SSN and filing status.  
  • For the refund amount, use only the Federal refund amount, and not any total refund amount that includes a state refund.
  • If you chose to pay TurboTax fees out of your Federal refund, then be sure to use the Federal refund amount before any fees were taken out.
  • The amount to use is on your Federal Form 1040, Line 35a.


FAQ:  How do I track my state refund?

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