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What does “Federal Electronic Return Accepted” mean?

Asked by: posadas 1628 views YA Discussion

I know it says accepted, but does this mean I will actually get my refund soon. I did my taxes through Tax Act a week ago and got accepted yesterday. Thanks

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  1. David L on Jan 25, 2013 Reply

    thats good news. It means that the IRS has accepted your return for processing. A little early because the IRS wasn’t supposed to start processing until the 30th. Once they have accepted it, they won’t have to send it back for corrections.

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  2. kryssy on Jan 25, 2013 Reply

    Irs isn’t processing any taxes until January 30th. it just means the system you used accepted it. go to where’s my refund. com after the 30 to get a refund date

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  3. Jenn on Jan 25, 2013 Reply

    I received my email today from tax act, but this was at the bottom:

    As part of controlled IRS testing, a small number of federal returns will be transmitted to the IRS between January 23 and January 29, 2013. This is before processing officially begins on January 30. If you receive an acknowledgement during this timeframe, your return has been accepted by the IRS but your refund will not be processed early.

    If you expect a federal refund, the IRS Where’s My Refund? tool will provide personalized information about your tax return beginning January 30th. The timeframe for issuing refunds will not begin before this date.

    The IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days. See What to Expect for Refunds for more information on when to expect your refund.

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  4. Linda R on Jan 25, 2013 Reply

    All it means is that IRS received your tax return and it was accepted. Now, they have to process it.

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