The IRS will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns on Friday, February 12, 2021. By law, the IRS cannot issue refunds before mid-February for tax returns that claim the earned income tax credit or ACTC. The IRS must hold the entire refund — even the portion not associated with EITC or ACTC.
In order to reduce possible losses from identity theft, Congress passed a law that forces the IRS to delay issuing refunds for people claiming certain deductions (the ones most likely used by identity thieves). And in 2021, there is another reason your tax refund will be delayed: the Covid-19 and Coronavirus pandemic.
What does the status “ Your Tax Return Has Been Received and Is Being Processed ” means? This means that your tax return is received by the IRs and it’s in the process. It will show you the refund date only when the refund has been approved and the IRS has finished processing it.
This means the IRS has processed your return and has approved your refund. The IRS is now preparing to send your refund to your bank or directly to you in the mail if you requested a paper check.
The IRS only issued refunds once per week under the old system. They now issue refunds every business day, Monday through Friday (except holidays).
The agency is still sending out payments based on information submitted through a non-filers tool or as the result of 2019 returns that are being processed. So, it’s possible your check really is in the mail or will soon be direct deposited into your bank account.
Most taxpayers receive their refunds within 21 days. If you choose to have your refund deposited directly into your account, you may have to wait five days before you can gain access to it. If you request a refund check, you might have to wait a few weeks for it to arrive.
Does processed mean approved? Refund has been processed means that they have approved and are ready to send you your refund. Your return being processed mean that your tax return is being processed. Your status should change from being processed to accepted and then a date given for your refund.
WHERE’S MY REFUND STATUS BARS DISAPPEARED This has to do with the irs.gov where’s my refund site having too much traffic and lagging. This is causing images not to display and information about your federal tax return to not show up. This has happened every year since the tool was first available.
Reason for Tax Refund Delay: Filing Early or Late That could include updated security measures or process tweaks due to changes in the tax code. And if the IRS needs to update or make changes, it probably won’t make them until just before tax time.
Wednesday: 3:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday: 3:30 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Friday: 3:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday: 3:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. to Midnight.
Your tax return is being processed, which means that the IRS is checking it for errors. When your tax refund is processing it means that the IRS is preparing your refund for deposit. The IRS issues most refunds within 21 days of your return being accepted.