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Cynthiad66
Employee Tax Expert

Why is our refund late

Once your return has been accepted by the IRS, TurboTax is no longer involved in processing.  

 

All refund inquiries should be made to the IRS.  Where Is My Refund 

There could be a few reasons why you might be experiencing a delay;

 

1. First, the status might be pending for security reasons. This may be a sign that someone is trying to use your identity to file a tax return. The return has been placed on hold to allow you to cancel it if it doesn't belong to you. This can take up to 72 hours, after which your return will then be forwarded to the IRS, or if applicable, rejected. If rejected, you can then correct the rejection issue and resubmit. Please see this FAQ for reference.

 

2. The Path Act

The PATH Act stipulates that the IRS must withhold refunds for filers who claim these tax credits until February 15. So if you file before February 15, you're owed a tax refund and you're claiming either the ACTC or EITC, your entire refund will be withheld until at least the February 15 deadline.

 

 

Note: These instances may be applicable. That is, you could have a hold for security reasons first. And additionally for verification of the refundable credits in your return. In this case, delays might extend beyond 72 hours.

 

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Why is our refund late

Turbotax uses 21 days which the IRS says is the average, Being an average, some will get theirs sooner others later. it can even be months later. keep checking the iRS website for refund progress. once a date is given, it may not show up in your account for up to 5 days - what banks refer to as time needed to process the deposit.  If you have asked to have Turbotax fees taken out of your refund the delay could be even longer. 

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