Tax guide

How do I know that the government received my tax return?

When you electronically file your taxes, the IRS confirms each tax return with an Acknowledgement Record. It will either indicate “Accepted” or “Rejected.”

  • A “Rejected” status will include a description of what needs to be fixed on the return. You'll have to re-file, but you won't have to pay again with
  • An "Accepted" status confirms that the government received your return and accepted it for processing.

Your e-file provider, whether software or tax professional, receives the Acknowledgment Record and can inform you of the status.

When you file with, our sophisticated transmission technology formats and encrypts your return for secure, direct delivery to the IRS.

As soon as we get word that your tax return has been reviewed and accepted by the IRS, we’ll email you to let you know whether your return has been accepted or rejected. If it's been rejected, we'll show you what needs to be fixed when you log back in. We're in your corner!

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