What Happens After I File My Taxes?

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You might be wondering what the next steps are once you file your return with TaxSlayer. We’ve explained what happens when the IRS receives your return and how to keep track of your refund below. 

1. File

After you submit your return with TaxSlayer, we time stamp your return and electronically send it to the IRS.  

2. Review

Then, the IRS reviews your return to check your personal information and to see if you claimed any tax breaks that require further review, which can take up to 48 hours.  

3. Accept/Reject

If your information matches IRS records, your return should be accepted. 

If your information does not match IRS records, your return may be rejected. If this happens, you can make corrections in your TaxSlayer account and resubmit your return. 

4. Refund

If you’re due a refund, you should receive it within 21 days or less once your return is accepted. You can use this IRS tool to check the status of your refund. 

TaxSlayer is here for you every step of the way. Get started for free today! 

The information in this article is up to date through tax year 2020 (taxes filed 2021). 

This article is intended to provide general information to the public and does not provide personalized tax, investment, legal, or business advice. You should seek the assistance of a professional for advice on taxes, investments, and any other financial, legal, or business matter pertinent to your individual situation.