When you file the return successfully and you choose to pay the fees from your fed refund the TT program considers the fee paid even though the fed refund has not been released. This is just like you using a credit card at the store ... you leave with a paid receipt even though you have not yet paid the CC bill.
, thank you. I just got really upset. Lol I have been waiting for my refund for over 100 days. I got a notice to NOT do anything at this time and still haven't received any kind of information or any refund.. ir my stimulus. The irs . I swear
They do not take it right away..they take it when your return goes through,at first it will say payment pending then it will say complete and that’s when you will receive your refund shortly after