E-File Status

You may check the status of your own income tax return filed through the TaxAct E-File and Tax Refund Status webpage.

To obtain your Electronic Filing Status:

  1. Choose the return you filed from the Tax Return Type drop-down.
  2. Enter your Social Security Number, Zip Code, and Last Name.
  3. Check I'm not a robot.
  4. Click Check E-File Status.

This will display the status of your filed return.

Note. If you cannot find your return status:

  • You may be entering the wrong Social Security Number (SSN). The SSN entered should be the primary taxpayer SSN for the return (first SSN listed on Form 1040). You cannot locate a return by the secondary taxpayer or a dependent or there may be a typo in the primary taxpayer's SSN. Please verify the information entered under Basic Information.
  • You may not have successfully completed the electronic filing (e-filing) process. You may have progressed as far as printing but have not actually submitted the return electronically. You may have unknowingly selected to paper file instead of e-file. To successfully complete the e-filing process, you must complete all steps and click Submit. If the submission was successful, you will see a screen indicating that your return was submitted.

If you provided an e-mail address in the e-filing steps, you should receive two e-mails (unless you have a spam filter or an e-mail blocking device that would prevent you from receiving them):

  • The first e-mail will confirm that your return was successfully received.
  • The second e-mail will indicate whether your return was accepted by the IRS or state agency. This will not arrive until your return has been accepted or rejected by the applicable tax authority.

If it has been more than 24 hours, you have not received an e-mail confirmation, and you do not see your return listed, your return has not been received by our e-file server. You will need to repeat the e-filing steps to submit your return. If you continue to have difficulties, we encourage you to Contact TaxAct Service & Support.

If your return has been rejected, see Most Common E-File Error and Rejection Codes or Correct and Resubmit E-Files. It is your responsibility to ensure that your return has been accepted by the IRS or state agency.

Preparers using the Professional Edition of TaxAct can check the status of their client returns through our Professional Reports dashboard within your Practice Manager. You can view the Preparer's E-Filing Center webpage for more information.

The status of your e-filed return on the TaxAct website comes directly from the acknowledgment by the IRS or state agency; we do not receive any acknowledgment if a return is mailed. We also have no further visibility into the processing of a refund at the IRS or state.

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