How do I know if my return was accepted by the IRS?
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.
Will the IRS tell you if they take your refund?
BFS will notify the IRS of the amount taken from your refund once your refund date has passed. You should contact the agency shown on the notice if you believe you don’t owe the debt or if you’re disputing the amount taken from your refund.
How long before the IRS accepts your return?
We issue most refunds in less than 21 calendar days. However, it’s possible your tax return may require additional review and take longer.
What happens after IRS accepts your return?
Once your return is accepted, you are on the IRS’ refund timetable. The IRS typically issues refunds in less than 21 days. You can use the IRS Where’s My Refund? tool or call the IRS at 800-829-1954 to check on the status of your refund, beginning 24 hours after you e-file.
Can your 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.
How long after accepted is refund approved?
When you e-file, it typically takes 24 to 48 hours for the IRS to accept your return. Once your return is accepted, you are on the IRS’ refund timetable. The IRS typically issues refunds in less than 21 days.
What does it mean your federal return was accepted?
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 IRS says refund approved?
shows the status of my refund is Refund Approved? 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.