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No federal refund yet

My federal taxes were excepted on February 6. Ever since that date they are still sitting on the first level and have not moved to being processed yet. I called the IRS they couldn’t find figure out why, and told me to watch for a letter. I just wanna know what’s going on.   

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No federal refund yet

Once your return is filed, TurboTax has no control over the processing of your return or the release of your refund.


Here are a couple FAQs to track your refund:
When will I get my federal tax refund?
How do I track my state refund?
Why does Where's My Refund say "approved" but TurboTax still says "accepted"?


Why do some refunds take longer than others?

What if my IRS refund is taking longer than 21 days?

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No federal refund yet

TurboTax gets no information from the IRS after you file your tax return.  The IRS will not tell TT anything.  You have to follow up with the IRS yourself.   Watch the IRS refund site, call them or contact an Advocate.



You need your filing status, your Social Security number and the exact amount  (line 35a of your 2023 Form 1040) of your federal refund to track your Federal refund:   





To  call the IRS:IRS:  800-829-1040  hours 7 AM - 7 PM local time Mon-Fri

Listen to each menu before making the selection.

First choose your language. Press 1 for English.

Then do NOT choose the first choice re: "Refund", or it will send you to an automated phone line.

Instead, press 2 for "personal income tax".

Then press 1 for "form, tax history, or payment".  

Then press 3 "for all other questions."

Then press 2 "for all other questions."  It should then transfer you to an agent.






At the following IRS website, find the USA map and click on your state, and it will give you the number of your area's IRS Taxpayer Advocate.



Also see this article for more info on how the Taxpayer Advocate Service works::








**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.**
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