“Return accepted” vs. “refund approved” ?
Asked by: Long
I filed my tax return at h&r block almost 3 weeks ago. The same day, I got an email saying the irs “accepted my federal tax return.”
Its been almost 3 weeks, and on the irs website for “wheres my refund?” It still doesnt say “refund approved.”
Im confused because basically everyone I know has already gotten their federal refund back. Even people who filed around the same time as me. Almost everyone I have talked to said they got their federal refund just a few days after their state. I got my state refund over 2 weeks ago… but still have heard no info about my federal.
So basically, what is the difference between “return accepted” and “refund approved”? I’m getting a little impatient because this is a good chunk of money that I could really use right now!
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