irs accepted return early before the processing date so when will i get it


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From what I understand here is what is going on:

The IRS is using a new system (that has been tested in previous tax seasons) and is ditching the old one. To make sure everything runs smoothly when tax season opens on 1/30/2013 they are pulling some of the returns filed early and using them as testers. Now, none of this is being posted on their website because its being done with a small percentage of people, the official date remains 1/30/2013, and well we all know people would just call them nonstop asking about it. Some folks received an email through TurboTax Tuesday saying their return was accepted and got their refunds Friday. It's estimated that 80% of the people whose returns are being used should receive their refunds within 3-5 days. BUT once again, the official date to process these is as of 1/30/2013 and 21 days or less for direct deposits to go in. Basically, you have a good chance of getting your refund way before expected if your status with the IRS is 'accepted' but can't complain if you don't. Good luck!
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