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smilingk9spetcar
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Why is my federal tax return still pending when I filed on March 26th?

 
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Texas Roger
Level 15

Why is my federal tax return still pending when I filed on March 26th?

Is it pending or processing? If it was filed and accepted, the next stage is processing. See this: https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/tax-refund/wheres-my-tax-refund-the-irs-refund-timetable-explai...

 

TurboTax gets no information about the status of your refund.
In normal times, the IRS says that most filers get their refunds within 21 days from the time their tax return is accepted.
Many returns are taking longer now since the IRS did not process returns for a while and there is now a big backlog of unprocessed returns.
The IRS is currently not processing any mailed returns and is not taking any phone calls.

If you efiled your return, have you confirmed that the return was submitted by TurboTax and accepted by the IRS?
https://shop.turbotax.intuit.com/efile/efile_status_lookup.jsp

If accepted, what does the IRS tracking web site say about the status of your refund?
https://www.irs.gov/refunds

Here is an IRS Q&A with information about refunds:
https://www.irs.gov/refunds/tax-season-refund-frequently-asked-questions

MinhT1
Expert Alumni

Why is my federal tax return still pending when I filed on March 26th?

Once your return has been accepted by the IRS, the refund process is completely under the control of the IRS. The IRS says that most refunds would be issued within 21 days. But some returns need more processing and refunds will take longer, especially during these Covid-19 times when most IRS agents work remotely.

 

Please be patient and check the status of your refund at IRS web portal.

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