I filed on 2/10/13, it was accepted on 2/14/13 but it still hasn't been approved. Does anybody know how long it takes on average after a return has been accepted to be approved? This is what I see when i go to WMR
Well that very generic answer was no help. A real answer is no one knows. Could be a week, could be 2... I've been waiting 18 days but i've seen the average to be about 15. There are so many new processes and procedures this year and it seems that the IRS is totally overwhelmed with all of it.
Some things you can do....
If you had your fees taken from your refund, you can also check status on the SBBT website. They are very good about updating AS SOON as they receive your refund. The site is www.sbtpg.com
Some people have said if you can order your RETURN transcripts for 2012, that means they are done processing and a direct deposit date is on its way. You do that by going to the IRS website and clicking "Order transcripts" http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript But make sure it is the RETURN transcript, not ACCOUNT transcript.
It seems as though the refund hotline is updated regularly and is more accurate than WMR. The hotline # is 800-829-1954
And the other thing you can do is go to www.igotmyrefund.com to see updates on people that filed the same date as you and you should be able to get a somewhat accurate estimate of when you will get your $ .
Good luck! I hope you dont have to wait as long as some of us have. = )
On February 14th, the IRS
began processing returns that include Form 8863 (Education Credits).
A small percentage of taxpayers
filing individual returns will need to wait a little longer to file their
returns, if their returns include certain credits and deductions. In addition,
business returns containing certain forms may also be delayed.
Among the forms still delayed are
Forms 4562, 5695, 8834, 8582, 8911 and 8936.
You can find the latest information
about IRS delays at this link: