IRS Accepting E-Filed Tax Returns

Posted by on January 29, 2014
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IRS Accepting E-Filed Tax Returns

E-File Your 2014 Tax Return today!

The 2015 tax season began on January 20, 2015 and will end on April 15, 2015.

You can e-file your 2014 taxes with RapidTax throughout the 2015 tax season.

How to Get Your Refund Early in 2015 

Want your refund as quick as possible in 2015? We don’t blame you. Follow these steps to receive your refund as quickly as possible;

1. Get Organized: Gather together all your tax information, tax forms, etc. that you’ll need to prepare your tax return. You’ll avoid wasting hours of your time frantically searching for them last minute.

2. Create a RapidTax account: At the start of January, RapidTax will have the 2014 Tax Application aviable for users to enter their 2014 Tax Return information. With that said, create an account on RapidTax at the start of the new year and start entering your tax information.

3. Choose Direct Deposit: If you opt to have your tax refund direct deposited into your account than you’ll probably receive it within 21 days. Avoid having your refund mailed to you via an IRS check, it will take much longer.

4. E-File: Electronically filing is MUCH faster than paper filing. Thanks to sites like RapidTax, you can e-file your taxes with ease, avoid waiting for your tax return and refund to be processed via paper filing (and of course, you’ll be able to skip a trip to the post office).

5. Avoid Mistakes: If you mis-report information on your tax return, the IRS may reject your return or take longer processing your return. Either scenario will cause a delay in getting your refund. To avoid this from happening, double check the information you’ve entered before submitting your tax return.

E-File with RapidTax!

To get started on your 2014 taxes, create an account on RapidTax.

As always, our tax team is standing by to help you. Reach out by phone, email or chat with any questions you may have.

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47 Responses to “IRS Accepting E-Filed Tax Returns”

  1. Jason Washburn says:

    Under “Is Rapid Tax Filing Returns Early” heading, there is a sentence that states “…early with RapidTax, are team of tax experts…”, and the “are” should read “our”. Just an edit suggestion.

  2. Alyx Smith says:

    My refund was approved and will be sent to my bank by Feb 6 🙂

    • Mona ross says:

      Exactly what mine says. Let me know if you dont.

    • cds says:

      my tax return was accepted the 28th, not acknowledged, but accepted, when was yours? and today is the 6th, did you get your refund?

      • KWO says:

        I filed mine early and it was accepted early but currently still pending approval. So I guess the people part of the “testing” are not being processed as fast at the ones filing after 31st. Everyone I know that filed on the 31st got their returns on feb 6. Bullshit if you ask me.

    • rob says:

      When did u efile?

    • rob says:

      When did u efile your taxes.

      • tanisha says:

        My taxes was submitted on the 24th and its still saying we hve received your refund and its being processed

        • Tax Advisor says:

          Hi Tanisha,

          Did you file with RapidTax? If so, you can call our office anytime during office hours, Mon-Fri. 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM at 877-289-7580, and our team would be more than happy to help you. If you didn’t file with us, I suggest contacting whoever you filed your taxes with to ask them what’s going on.

  3. Ian says:

    The IRS accepted my return on Jan 27th as part of their early testing. This actually worries me as I fear that I’m part of a test and won’t be processed properly

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Ian,
      This shouldn’t be something to worry about, for the most part, the IRS knows what they are doing. The testing is most likely to address any issues filers face while filling out the tax return and to test the actual system process. If for some reason there were issues, you would have been notified.

      Have you checked “Where’s My Refund” on the IRS site to see the status of your return? Also, you can check with the tax company you filed your taxes with.

  4. Sarah says:

    My taxes were accepted on January 31, 2014. What is the earlist I can expect my return?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Sarah,
      If you elected to have your refund direct deposited, I would say sometime around February 13th. If your refund is being mailed to you, expect it sometime around February 21st.

      • terrence says:

        Ok my return was accepted on feb 3 and its still saying received and processing when to expect my refund

        • Tax Advisor says:

          Hi Terrance,
          If your return was accepted on Feb. 3, I would expect the refund to be deposited around February 13th (if direct deposited), if mailed, expect it around February 21st. It’s good to know, the IRS points out that it can take up to 21 days to receive your refund.

  5. Rochelle says:

    I filed on the 21st they were excepted on the 2nd i used hr block still no idea when my direct deposit is going in any ideas

  6. Latrina says:

    I filed my taxes on the 26th and was accepted on the 29th but I am still being processed and everyone that I know has there date , I do not understand what is going on, I really need my taxes , does anyone have any insight .

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Latrina,
      Did you file with us on RapidTax? If so, you can call us, whenever works best for you during the week 10AM-5PM and we would be more than happy to help you. If you filed with another tax service, I suggest contacting them to ask them what’s going on with your return.

  7. Ericka says:

    My taxes were accepted on Feb 03,2014 . And it should be direct deposit to my banck account, when should i expect my return?

  8. Destiny says:

    My tax return was submitted feb.feb2nd and approved feb.5thand it says I should receive my refund via dierect deposit Feb.12th, is this 100% accurate?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      I can not say it is 100% accurate because the IRS can give refunds early or later than expected, not to mention, some banks take a few days to process the refund. The IRS advises filers that it can take up to 21 days to receive a refund, however, the date provided is usually pretty accurate.

  9. Krystal Dyes says:

    If received a rejection will I know,that it was accepted after the proper information was enter.

  10. Rachael says:

    I got a text saying mine got accepted Feb 4th any ideal to when I might get mine back?? I’ve checked where’s my refund its still on the same spot..

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Rachael,
      The IRS does not make any promises on an exact date of when you’ll get your refund, although they do say that 9 out of 10 tax filers will receive their refund within 21 days.
      If you were accepted on Feb.4th, and elected to have your refund direct deposited, I would expect it around Feb. 21st. If you are receiving it by check, it may be sent out around Feb. 24th. These are just estimate dates based on prior year trends.
      Once your “Where’s My Refund?” status changes to “Refund Sent”, the refund is on the way to you.

  11. Jackie says:

    Why does the IRS have separate recordings for those who filed on or before 1/27 vs after?? I am
    Someone who filed on that date and still haven’t saw in progress in my return being approved. My bar online disappeared 4 days ago.

  12. Anna says:

    My taxes was accepted on February 17th what does accepted mean n when will I get my refund

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Anna,
      Refund Approved status means your refund was approved and the IRS is preparing your tax refund to send to your bank or by check, in the mail. This refund status is the second stage of the IRS refund update and the next status will read “Refund Sent”, and this status will probably provide you with a date of when you can accept your refund. The entire process should take no more than a total of 21 days.

  13. Cristin says:

    My tax return was accepted ob Feb. 7 & it stil says its being processed. is anyone else still getting this message 18 days later???

  14. Tiffany says:

    I file my taxes January 31st. got a Accepted February 1st I never received a DD date I just checked my account one day when I was putting my work check in my account and it was my state was there on the 18th. but when I’m checking for my federal this is still being processed when I called. the lady said it can take up to 6 to 8 weeks when should I respect my federal refund true I live in the state of Minnesota

  15. Deidra says:

    Ok My e-mail file was accepted on January 16th and says,
    “Your tax return is still being processed.
    A refund date will be provided when available.
    Please Note:
    For refund information, please continue to check here, or use our free mobile app, IRS2Go. Updates to refund status are made no more than once a day.”

    Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?! Please tell me what this means. I have nothing t received any mailings of issues and if there were any, it seems the could at least say, contact us. Can you offer information please? Thank you!

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Deidra,

      I can definitely understand your frustration. Unfortunately, at this time of year, the IRS is being bombarded with tax returns and people contacting them that the Where’s My Refund tool tends to be a bit delayed and/or unable to offer updates as frequently as we would like. The only advice that they can offer is to check back daily since they update once per day due to the high volumes of returns. They do frown upon contacting them for an update on your return since the only information that the representative will have is what you see on the Where’s My Refund tool.

  16. cassandra says:

    I did my taxes on jan 28 and was accepted when should I receive my refund

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Cassandra,

      If you chose to receive your refund via direct deposit, then based on prior year trends, you can expect your refund by February 12th, the latest. Take a look at our article with the current year refund cycle chart HERE.

  17. Dave says:

    Hello. I e-filed my return and it was accepted on Jan 25. Today i received a 1099r that I completely forgot about. Its going to change my return by about $20 and obviously im going to fix it. Should I file it immediately or wait until I hear from the IRS. I desperately need my refund, and about how long will this hold it up?

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Dave,

      Unfortunately, it’s not possible to provide you with an exact time frame of when you will receive your refund. However, the sooner you fix the mistake with the IRS, the better. Waiting for the IRS to reach out is not your best bet. This will take more time than necessary.

  18. marisela says:

    I filed my taxes on the 18th of jan. And my irs status still hasn’t changed. My sister did her a day after mine and already recieved hers. Should I be worried at all?!

    • Tax Advisor says:

      Hi Marisela,

      This is nothing to worry about. Each tax return represents a unique tax situation which in turn could progress through the IRS’ system in different ways. You should allow 21 days to receive your refund from the IRS. Take a look at our 2016 Refund Cycle Chart HERE. Keep in mind that these are approximate dates based on prior year trends since the IRS no longer discloses this information to taxpayers. Be sure to check the Where’s My Refund tool on the IRS website daily since they update every 24 hours.

  19. nick says:

    my refund was accepted on febuary 11th. when should I expect my return

  20. Avelina Cauley says:

    Interesting article . I loved the info , Does anyone know where I might obtain a sample IRS 706 form to fill out ?

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