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ilovebrandy2021
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I filed my 2020 taxes and they say accepted.. but i never recieved my refund. i thought maybe i hadnt finished them but when i logged in they say accepted. what do i do?

this was in fact 2020 taxes filed in April 2021. i never received the refund assuming i just hadnt finished them I waited until this year to file both years. 2020 says it has been accepted so now im wondering my next step.
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DoninGA
Level 15

I filed my 2020 taxes and they say accepted.. but i never recieved my refund. i thought maybe i hadnt finished them but when i logged in they say accepted. what do i do?

If you used the TurboTax online editions in 2022 only the 2021 tax return can be e-filed and therefore either Accepted or Rejected by the IRS.

You cannot file multiple tax years using the TurboTax online editions.  So whichever tax return you thought you filed using the online editions it will only be for tax year 2021 regardless of the tax data you entered on the return, 2020 or 2021.  

 

If the 2020 tax return you filed in April 2021 was Accepted by the IRS then you need to contact the IRS for the status of the tax refund.

If accepted by the IRS use the federal tax refund website to check the refund status - https://www.irs.gov/refunds

 

You can contact your local IRS office. See this IRS website for local IRS offices - http://www.irs.gov/uac/Contact-Your-Local-IRS-Office-1 or call 1-844-545-5640 to set up an appointment
Or you may want to contact a Taxpayer Advocate in your area. See this IRS website for Taxpayer Advocate in your area and a toll free number - http://www.irs.gov/Advocate/Local-Taxpayer-Advocate

 

 

VolvoGirl
Level 15

I filed my 2020 taxes and they say accepted.. but i never recieved my refund. i thought maybe i hadnt finished them but when i logged in they say accepted. what do i do?

How did you file 2020 this year?  Did you print and mail the one you did back in 2021?  Or did you do it again in the Online version?   Online is only good for 2021 now.   Does it say Accepted for 2020 or for 2021?

 

If you efiled 2020 this year in the Online version it thinks it was your 2021 return.   If it was Accepted (now in 2022) you need to amend it and change it to be for your real 2021 return. You will have to start the Amended return with the original return that was filed. How to amend 2021
https://ttlc.intuit.com/turbotax-support/en-us/help-article/tax-return/amend-2021-return/L1gEU4G3X_U...

 

You have to file each year separately.  You didn't enter both 2020 & 2021 into the same online return, did you?

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