Question: What Does Return Accepted Mean?

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..

What’s the next step after the IRS accepts your return?

After acceptance, the next step is for the government to review your refund. During the review process, they look for math errors on your return (extremely rare in TurboTax) and check if you owe back taxes, unpaid child support, or other debts. If they need to make any corrections, they may offset (reduce) your refund.

How long does it take to go from accepted to approved?

Once accepted, it can take anywhere from a few days to 3 weeks (21 days) to go from acceptance to approval, and this timeframe is unrelated to how, where, or when you filed, nor is it connected to how quickly you got your refund last year. If your refund is still processing, it has not been approved.

Why does Turbotax say my refund was accepted but IRS says processing?

It simply means that your e-filed return is being processed and that the government hasn’t approved or rejected it yet. Sometimes return status does not update for several days or even longer. During this time, the government reviews your refund (processing).

What does return status accepted mean?

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.

How long does it take for IRS to approve refund after it is accepted?

21 daysThey will provide an actual refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Most refunds will be issued in less than 21 days. You can start checking the status of your refund within 24 hours after you have e-filed your return.