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Why hasn’t my federal or state been excepted yet

 
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Why hasn’t my federal or state been excepted yet

Pending simply means that your e-filed return is on its way and that the government hasn't accepted or rejected it yet.

If you e-filed your return in January, it'll stay in Pending status until the IRS starts processing the backlog of returns.

After January, e-filed returns generally sit in Pending status for 24-48 hours before coming back as either Accepted or Rejected. Sometimes state returns stay in Pending for several days or even longer.

If you contact the government or try look up your refund status while your return is still pending, don't be surprised if they tell you "no record found." This is normal; until the government starts reviewing and processing your return, they won't have any record of it.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2562178-what-does-pending-mean

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Why hasn’t my federal or state been excepted yet

Pending simply means that your e-filed return is on its way and that the government hasn't accepted or rejected it yet.

If you e-filed your return in January, it'll stay in Pending status until the IRS starts processing the backlog of returns.

After January, e-filed returns generally sit in Pending status for 24-48 hours before coming back as either Accepted or Rejected. Sometimes state returns stay in Pending for several days or even longer.

If you contact the government or try look up your refund status while your return is still pending, don't be surprised if they tell you "no record found." This is normal; until the government starts reviewing and processing your return, they won't have any record of it.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2562178-what-does-pending-mean

Dusty414
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Why hasn’t my federal or state been excepted yet

When will they start to go through back log of State January returns?

BrandiLO
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Why hasn’t my federal or state been excepted yet

Each state handles its own refunds. Select yours in this link for refund tracking instructions.

 

Keep in mind that most dates are estimates and refunds can be delayed for many reasons. If you're concerned, contact your state department of revenue at the links given.

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