Find out if Your Tax Return Was Submitted
- Using the IRS Where’s My Refund tool.
- Viewing your IRS account information.
- Calling the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 (Wait times to speak to a representative may be long.)
- Looking for emails or status updates from your e-filing website or software.
How long does it take for a return to be accepted by the IRS?
The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. However, it’s possible your tax return may require additional review and take longer. Where’s My Refund? has the most up to date information available about your refund.
Why has my tax return not been accepted yet?
The following are some of the most common causes for a return to be rejected: The prior year Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for the taxpayer does not match what the IRS shows. The taxpayer’s prior year AGI is what is being used to digitally sign their return and to help combat fraud. It must match what the IRS shows.
Can my tax refund be rejected after being accepted?
No. Once your return is accepted by the IRS, it can’t be rejected. If anything, they may send a letter or notice requesting additional support if needed.
Why is it taking so long for the IRS to accept my return?
What’s Taking So Long? If you don’t receive your refund in 21 days, your tax return might need further review. This may happen if your return was incomplete or incorrect. You may also experience delays if you claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit.
How will I know if my tax return is rejected?
The IRS won’t email or text you, or contact you via social media. It will generally mail you a notice. An IRS agent may call you or visit your home, but usually only after sending several letters first. Agents generally don’t show up on your doorstep for a rejected return.
What does it mean when the IRS accepts your tax return?
When you receive confirmation that the IRS accepted your return, it means that they have reviewed your return, and it has passed their initial inspection. They verify your personal information and other basic items, like if your dependents have already been claimed by someone else.
What does it mean when the IRS says your tax return has been received and is being processed?
This means the IRS has processed your return and has approved your refund. The IRS is now preparing to send your refund to your bank or directly to you in the mail if you requested a paper check.
What happens after my return is accepted?
Once you are accepted, you are on the IRS payment timetable. Only the IRS knows the status of processing your tax return, whether you owe taxes or are due a refund. In prior years, the IRS issued more than 9 out of 10 refunds to taxpayers in less than 21 days last year. The same results are expected for 2021.
Does accepted mean my refund is approved?
Accepted means your tax return is now in the government’s hands and has passed the initial inspection (your verification info is correct, dependents haven’t already been claimed by someone else, etc.). After acceptance, the next step is for the government to approve your refund.
Does the IRS look at every tax return?
The IRS does check each and every tax return that is filed. If there are any discrepancies, you will be notified through the mail.
Why is my tax return still processing 2021?
As the return is processed, whether it was filed electronically or on paper, it may be delayed because it has a mistake including errors concerning the Recovery Rebate Credit, missing information, or suspected identity theft or fraud.