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What does "Pending" mean?

SOLVEDby TurboTax11593Updated February 02, 2022

Pending simply means that your e-filed return is on its way and that the government hasn't accepted or rejected it yet.

If you e-filed your return before January 24, it'll stay in Pending status until the IRS starts processing the backlog of returns.

After that, e-filed returns generally sit in Pending status for 24–48 hours before coming back as either Accepted or Rejected. Sometimes state returns stay in Pending for several days or even longer.

Keep calm and check back

Until your state or the IRS processes your return,  you may hear there's "no record found." That means the return is still being processed. Just check back in a few days.

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