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How is my girlfriend who filed her taxes a week after me is getting her refund before me?

We both used turbo tax but I filed a week before her and her refund is approved and going to be deposited February 5th, how is it that mine has not been approved for payment??

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After you file

IRS doesn't use the "first in, first out" method with refunds.  Each return is processed based on its own unique information. 

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After you file

The IRS does not file on a first come, first serve basis.
You can check the status of your refund via Where's My Refund? According to the IRS, more than 9 out of 10 refunds are processed in 21 days or less. Also, see 2016 Tax Season Refund Frequently Asked Questions.