The hard part is done. You’ve filed your taxes.
Now you want to know – was your return accepted and when should you expect that refund from the IRS?
TaxACT has a free app for that – Tax Return Status by TaxACT.
Who Can Use Tax Return Status by TaxACT?
The simple answer is everyone. Regardless of whether you filed a 1040 or small business (1065, 1120 and 1120S) return using TaxACT Online on a browser, the tablet app, or TaxACT Express, all you need is your username and password. Tax Return Status will do the rest.
If you used TaxACT’s download products, another tax filing solution or professional preparer, you can still get your status by following the “Filed With Other” link. Just enter a few simple pieces of information and the app will check your federal return status.
How Often Should I Check My Status With the App?
The status of e-filed federal and state returns is updated daily.
The first possible status is whether your return has been received by the IRS. The second possible status is that your refund has been approved by the IRS.
Once your refund has been approved by the IRS, the app will provide an estimated date for your refund to be issued. We’ll stay in touch with the IRS even after this because the date can change after the agency is actually ready to send your refund. At that time, the date of your refund will change from an “estimated” to an “actual” date.
Because refund information is updated by the IRS once every 24 hours, usually overnight, you only need to check the app once per day for changes to your return status and expected refund date.
What If I Owe Money Or My Return Is Rejected?
TaxACT’s free app can still help you along the way.
If you owe taxes, the app will remind you of the number of days you have left to pay.
If your TaxACT Online return was rejected, the app will provide the reason the return was rejected.
More Features for TaxACT Online, Tablet App and TaxACT Express Filers
If you e-filed state tax returns, Tax Return Status by TaxACT provides the e-file status for those returns, no matter how many states you filed in.
You can also review a summary of your federal and state income, credits, deductions and taxes by simply tapping the refund or amount owed at the top of the app.