MY RETURN IS IN PENDING—what does that mean?
Did you e-file? Did you click that big orange button that said “Transmit my returns now?” If so, your return is now in “pending” on a server. Do not try to change anything while your return is in pending. If your return is rejected you will be able to make corrections before re-filing.
The IRS will not be accepting/rejecting 2020 returns until Friday, February 12, 2021. You need to watch your emails for the acceptance/rejection notice that may take until mid-February or later to arrive. And watch your spam folder too.
When you e-file your federal return you will receive two emails from TurboTax. The first one will say that your return was submitted. The second email will tell you if your federal return was accepted or rejected. If you e-filed a state return, there will be a third email to tell you if the state accepted or rejected your state return.
A state return cannot be accepted until the federal return has been accepted.
We do not know if entering the wrong stimulus amount will delay your refund --- or for how long if it does. The IRS has not offered any guidance yet on how they will handle returns that have incorrect stimulus amounts entered. We all just have to wait and see.
So my efile was accepted with the incorrect stimulus amount. Now i need to know how to fix this issue. I dont want to get in trouble for a mistake i made . I hope someone can help me
The IRS knows how much stimulus money they sent you, so when they receive your return they may adjust it if you didn't enter the correct amount on it.
In any case, you need to wait until your return is processed and you receive your refund before you do anything else. Once you get your refund if it isn't correct, you can file an amended return to fix things.
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