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E-filing is the fastest way to file your taxes and get your refund. But did you know that your e-file status and your refund status aren't the same thing? Once the IRS accepts your return, they still need to approve your refund before they send it to you. Typically it takes 21 days to receive your refund after the IRS accepts your return. In the meantime, you can check your e-file status online with TurboTax.
Frequently asked questions
This simply means your e-filed tax return was sent, but hasn’t been accepted or rejected yet. It should generally get accepted or rejected within 24-48 hours of submitting.
It means your return was received and accepted by the IRS. Once the IRS takes a closer look, it should be approved provided everything was correct.
Congratulations! This means your e-file has passed inspection and the IRS has your tax return. If you filed with direct deposit, you should receive your return within 3 weeks. If you’re getting a paper check, it can take up to
This means the IRS is sending your return back to you to make a correction. It’s often a simple fix, such as an incorrect birthdate. Once you correct it, you can re-submit your return for approval.
Learn more about what to do if your return is rejected