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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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