Many taxpayers have experienced slower than anticipated IRS tax refund processing speed or time in 2021.
If your status shows that your information entered was incorrect when you are certain you have entered the right data, this may be due to these delays, meaning they do not have a record of the data or refund amount you entered in their system yet, and thus cannot display the information. Because of this, you may not have a tax refund status. In some cases, you may have a status one day, then the status bar may disappear and you may not have any information. This does not necessarily mean the IRS does not have your return if you verified your return was accepted.
Your tax refund may still be processing due to these IRS delays. Taxpayers do not need to file an additional return or tax amendment because this will not affect the rate at which the IRS processes returns and refunds. If your return is still processing, you can continue to check your status online once per day to see if it is updated by the IRS. It is possible that your return is affected by the amount claimed for the Recovery Rebate Credit, because the IRS had confirmed that inaccurate entries of stimulus checks reported resulted in additional review time of the return in question. This may result in your credit being increased or reduced.
If your return was e-Filed and accepted, please keep coming back here to check on the status of your IRS refund. Before the IRS can release your tax refund, your e-Filed return must first be accepted by the IRS.
If you mailed your return to the IRS, there may be further delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The IRS will be processing mail in the order it is received and instructs taxpayers to not file a second return or call the IRS.
Your personal IRS and state tax refund date can only be reported once the IRS or state has accepted and processed (the IRS acceptance date is not necessarily the same as the date you e-filed or submitted your return) your federal or state 2020 Income Tax Return(s).