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E-filing is the fastest way to file your taxes and get your refund. You can easily check your e-file status online
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IRS e-file statuses

Once you prepare and submit your return, your e-file status is pending. This means it’s on its way to the IRS, but they haven’t acknowledged receiving it yet. This status can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days. If you file in early January before the IRS begins accepting returns, your e-file status can remain pending for a few weeks.

Once the IRS receives your return, your e-file status is accepted. This means the IRS didn’t spot anything missing, and there’s nothing more for you to do right now.

If your e-file status is rejected, don’t worry—it’s not as bad as it sounds. You may have simply had a typo in your Social Security number. Sign back in to TurboTax and we’ll help you fix your return and e-file it again.
Here are some helpful articles about
e-file statuses.

More about your tax refund

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, you’ll receive your refund with 21 days after the IRS accepts
your return.