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Why are my taxes still pending?

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Why are my taxes still pending?

OK ... here is the scoop ... NOT one tax company sends anything to the IRS.  Once you submit your return it is put into a holding "pool" on a server that the IRS has complete control over them. You will remain in a pending status until the IRS pulls your return and either accepts it for processing or rejects it and there is nothing you can do to make this happen any sooner.

When the IRS chooses to "drain" the pooled returns they do at their own discretion ... last week they pulled a few returns from each pool to test their system.  These test returns may have been accepted for PROCESSING  however the actual processing of the returns will not start before the 29th  and if the return has EIC or ACTC on it those will not start processing until 2/15.  And due to the government shut down the time table could be pushed back even further.
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Why are my taxes still pending?

It will remain in a pending status until the IRS starts accepting tax returns on January 29, 2018. Also, any return filed with Additional Child Tax Credit or EIC with be held by the IRS until mid- February. Please see FAQ, for more information: https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3302298  
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