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Tax Return Status on eFile.com

Important: If your 2020 tax return status filed in 2021 is still being processed after you have filed your return, the IRS has confirmed that they are backlogged on processing and issuing refunds. Once you file your return on eFIle.com, your status will change - if it is Accepted, the IRS has acknowledged and accepted your return. The IRS "Where's My Refund?" tool may show that you have not provided enough information or that your return is still processing. This is due to delays caused by complications related to stimulus payments. It is important to understand that your tax return was accepted, but your tax refund is processing in this case.

Tax Return

You can only check your IRS and state tax return status or IRS and State(s) acceptance if you prepared and e-filed your tax return on eFile.com. If you used a different online tax preparation site, please visit that site for your tax return status.

It is important to note that there is a difference between tax return and tax refund status. Your tax return will be acknowledged by the IRS first before they begin processing and issuing your tax refund.

Find the Status of My Tax Return

Below, find out how to best find the state of the tax return you have prepared and filed. The instructions below are for taxpayers who e-filed their 2020 return on eFile.com. Your eFile account will show the status of your refund - if accepted, you can then track your refund status. 

Steps to check your tax return status:

  1. Sign in here to your existing eFile.com account.
  2. Once you have signed in, you will see your return status right on the front page. You do not have to navigate anywhere to find it - the message will display some additional information regarding your return, such as the acceptance date. 

Your tax return(s) will have one of the following tax return status messages:

Depending on the tax return status message, click on the link below More Info and you will find instructions on what to do next.

If your tax return was rejected for any reason, you will find detailed instructions on how to correct minor errors on the "Results page." The rejection reason is stated and you will be given details as well as a link to fix the issue. For example, if the IRS - not eFile.com - rejected your return for an invalid Social Security number, you will be given a button that leads to the Name & Address page where you can review your entry.

For further assistance, please contact eFile.com support so we can guide you through the required corrections.

Check your tax return refund status:

Once your tax return status has been accepted by the IRS, please click here on how to check your IRS Tax Return Refund Status or to check your State Tax Return Refund Status.