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fdjfssr06
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Why does my e-file still say pending? It was sent 01/13/2020

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Why does my e-file still say pending? It was sent 01/13/2020

Your e-filed return is still in pending on the server because the IRS will not begin to accept/reject/process returns until January 27.  Only a few returns were accepted early in a test batch.  Everyone else has to wait.

 

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-opens-2020-filing-season-for-individual-filers-on-jan-27

 

So watch your emails and spam folder to make sure you know after Jan. 27 if your return was accepted or rejected.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
sultan32
Returning Member

Why does my e-file still say pending? It was sent 01/13/2020

A very bad answer, since mine says pending until Jan. 29th, and another family member is already showing a date for their refund to be deposited into their account. My return  was e-filed on 1/23/2020.

macuser_22
Level 15

Why does my e-file still say pending? It was sent 01/13/2020


@sultan32 wrote:

A very bad answer, since mine says pending until Jan. 29th, and another family member is already showing a date for their refund to be deposited into their account. My return  was e-filed on 1/23/2020.


But a correct answer.    The IRS selects test returns randomly.  There is no way to tell who's return will be selected.  The official IRS start date is Jan 27 as the IRS article says.

 

TurboTax only gives the general IRS (most returns are processed withing 21 days) date. The actual date is known only by the IRS. TurboTax also does not adjust the general date for anything on the tax return. TurboTax receives no feedback from the IRS after filing.

The IRS says most refunds will be issued within 21 days - some faster, some longer.

 

Each tax return is evaluated on it's own merits. There is no first-in-first-out. Two similar tax return submitted at the same time can have totally different processing times based on IRS criteria for examining tax returns that the IRS does not divulge.

 

Some returns will be held for ID verification or other verification. The IRS will send a letter if they require more information to process your tax return.

 

The 2015 PATH act mandated that tax refunds be held if the tax return claimed the Earned Income Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit in order to allow the IRS time to match wage statements (W-2's and 1099's) against the claimed income to combat fraudulent tax returns claiming income that did not exist and receive refunds before the IRS could process the wage statements.

 

Beginning in 2016, if you claim the EITC or ACTC on your tax return, the IRS must hold your refund until mid February This new law (PATH Act) requires the IRS to hold the entire refund.

2019 Refunds should be deposited about Feb 27., 2020
https://www.irs.gov/individuals/refund-timing

Check your refund stratus here:
https://www.irs.gov/refunds

Check your state refund here:
https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899433-how-do-i-track-my-state-refund

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
pohonchedmh
New Member

Why does my e-file still say pending? It was sent 01/13/2020

I submitted my State and Federal Taxes Feb 23, 2020. When I check for delivery of my taxes. I keep getting the message -- PENDING WAITING FOR RETURN

macuser_22
Level 15

Why does my e-file still say pending? It was sent 01/13/2020

On the IRS refund site?

 

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**NOTE*** Due to the Corona virus the IRS is operating short staffed. All field offices are closed and some processing centers are all but closed. Any tax return that requires hand processing will probably have long delays. Mailed returns are not being processed at all at this time. Most phone service has been curtailed.
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-operations-during-covid-19-mission-critical-functions-continue
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TurboTax only gives the general IRS (most returns are processed within 21 days) date. The actual date is known only by the IRS. TurboTax also does not adjust the general date for anything on the tax return. TurboTax receives no feedback from the IRS after filing.

The IRS says most refunds will be issued within 21 days - some faster, some longer.

Each tax return is evaluated on it's own merits. There is no first-in-first-out. Two similar tax return submitted at the same time can have totally different processing times based on IRS criteria for examining tax returns that the IRS does not divulge.

Some returns will be held for ID verification or other verification. The IRS will send a letter if they require more information to process your tax return.

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/refund-timing

Check your refund stratus here:
https://www.irs.gov/refunds

Check your state refund here:
https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899433-how-do-i-track-my-state-refund

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
Cheyanneg123
New Member

Why does my e-file still say pending? It was sent 01/13/2020

I filed my Taxes on January 29th,2020 and the IRS says Still pending 

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