Your refund can remain in the status for a while if it is complex or the IRS feels further information is needed.
The IRS is however saying it processes most returns in 21 days if your return is not flagged for further review.
In fact if you search tax forums one of the most common questions are around differences between the 3 WMR status trackers which are Return Accepted, Refund (Return) Approved and Refund Sent (with direct deposit date).
The tracker is updated daily (~3AM EST) so there is no need to constantly check it.
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"The flaws in [the IRS'] system are so basic," said Akli Adjaoute, founder and CEO of artificial intelligence firm Brighterion. One of the main reasons for the rapid growth is that it takes so little to file a false return—just your your name, date of birth and Social Security number.
(Perhaps not coincidentally, this was among the information taken in last week's huge hack on health insurer Anthem.
Well, on December 23, 2011 the IRS provided guidance to help us answer this question by issuing temporary and proposed regulations (T. These regulations are effective on January 1, 2012 and provide some "bright-line" tests to clarify what is capital as opposed to what would be considered a repair and routine maintenance.
General Principle of Capitalization: The IRS indicates what constitutes a real property capital improvement as follows: The proposed regulations require capitalization of amounts paid to acquire, produce, or improve tangible real and personal property, including amounts paid to facilitate (closing costs) the acquisition of tangible property.