E-file Status Pending or Not Updating? Here’s What to Do.

Having an issue with your e-filing refund status? H&R Block can help. If your e-filing status is pending or not updating more than 48 hours after filing your return, you need to go back and make sure that your e-file was successful.

How to Check E-file Status

To check your e-file status, go to Overview in the H&R Block Online product. If you see the status “E-file transmitted” or “E-file status ready,” that means you filed your return successfully.

If the e-filing status says something other than “E-file transmitted” or “E-file status ready,” you need to follow the steps provided there to finish filing your return.

If your status is “E-file status ready,” choose Check Status and follow the steps on the screen.

If it’s been more than 48 hours since you submitted the return and your e-filing refund status is pending or hasn’t changed, wait an additional 24-48 hours before you check again. The IRS occasionally experiences a high volume of traffic, which can delay processing returns. When your e-filing status changes, we’ll email you to let you know.

Keep in mind that if you print and mail your return, the steps to check your e-file status won’t work for you. Contact the IRS to verify the status of your return.

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