Why Is It Taking So Long To Get My Tax Refund

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When it comes to tax season I receive a lot of reader questions, many tinged with a hint of desperation, around why IRS tax refunds are taking so long and what can be done to get refunds sooner rather than later. Here is a sampling of comments from the current and past tax seasons:

Help me please. I filled February 4th and my taxes were expected Feb 7th. I filled head of household and claimed both of my children and have my own business so I have a schedule c. I’m still waiting. All the websites are saying my taxes are still being processed and I need this money now and every time I call IRS I get automated people HELP [Jenny]

Well I filed on Feb 14 and still wmr [where is my refund] says still processing ugh IRS told me to wait till 21 days before I call them. Ugh [Shirley]I filed my federal on Jan. 30th and it was received on the 31st. I have called 3x and each person has told me something different. Two said there was an error on my return and they had not sent a letter, so it was something the IRS could correct. It has been the “21 days” they talk about, but nothing. I have received my state refund. How long is this going to take??? [Lisa]

why is my tax return taking so longI have the education form 8863 and I filed Jan 30 and been accepted, I understand that the form did not get released until Feb 14. How much longer and are they behind. I have bills to pay and a single mother? Getting frustrated and really impatient. [Rachelle]

Our taxes were turned in Jan 30th, by tax lady. We still have not received our Federal tax return but we have our state refund. It was turned in E file. How much longer is it going to take? Everyone around us is getting theirs but ours [Dusty]

So what can you do if your tax refund is taking much longer to get than expected?

There are two main reasons that your tax refund is taking longer than expected. Either something is wrong with your tax return filing (e.g. missing information, incorrect social security numbers) or information from related sources (employer, ex-partner) do not add up (e.g. same dependents claimed in multiple tax returns). So here are a few things you can do to try and figure out why your tax refund is so taking so long to get to you.

  • Check the IRS tax tool, where’s my refund, to get the official status of your refund (see estimated IRS refund schedule). It is updated daily and provides the latest processing status of your tax refund. The IRS has announced that it expects to issue more than 90% of refunds to taxpayers in less than 21 days. So even if you have submitted all your documents you probably need to wait for at least 21 to 30 days before taking on more drastic actions.

Why is my e-filed tax return in “Pending” status and the IRS has no record of my tax return? TurboTax experts say that after e-filing, your federal return may sit in “Pending” status 24-48 hours before its status changes.  If you contact the IRS or try to look up your return or refund status on their site while your return is in “Pending” status, don’t be alarmed if they tell you they have no record of your return. This is normal; once the IRS acknowledges your return, they will update your status to “Accepted” or “Rejected.”

Update – Feb 2015 : The IRS has said most taxpayers are filing their returns electronically and choosing direct deposit for their refunds. As of Jan. 31, the IRS has received more than 14 million tax returns this year and has issued 7.6 million refunds worth $26.8 billion; the average refund is worth $3,539. More than 96 percent of all refunds have been paid through direct deposit. All total, 7.3 million refunds worth $26.2 billion have been directly deposited to taxpayer accounts. One thing that could be causing people to experience delays in getting their refunds,  according to the IRS, is returns that are not accurately completed. So to ensure you get your refund ensure your return is as accurate as possible.

  • Review your tax return and make sure there no obvious mistakes like missing names/SSN or forgetting to sign your tax return. You can resubmit an amended tax return entering the changes and explaining why you need to amend your original tax return. You don’t have to redo your entire return, either. Just show the necessary changes and adjust your tax liability accordingly. You usually do not need to file an amended return because you forgot to include tax forms such as W-2s or 1099 forms. The IRS normally will send a separate request asking for those documents.
  • If you claim certain credits like the Earned Income Credit or Education credits in your tax return, the IRS announced that refunds these returns generate may take longer. So expect your refund to take longer in this case – possibly into April, even if you filed early.
  • Hire an accountant or tax services firm to follow up this issue on your behalf particularly if you have a tax obligation to the IRS. But be warned, these are not the cheapest options and if you refund is less than $1,000 it may not be worth the cost.
  • Calling the IRS is an option, though getting through to someone is a challenge. You can go the IRS resources page to get the latest contact IRS numbers/locations.

I know it can be really frustrating to see ongoing delays in getting your tax refund. My answer is be patient, look into the above steps and contact a professional if you get nowhere with the IRS.

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shamika April 1, 2015

So D warner how much days did it take after the referral was sent for you to get your return.

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Bossybally March 29, 2015

E-filed 2/3rd refund was intercepted because my 2009 return was not filed. I quickly filed it on March 4 and have been waiting for my return. (Six weeks counting)
Any ideas?

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HllyGolghtly13 March 25, 2015

Hello all,

I have the same issue most people on here seem to be having – delay in receiving my refund. My return was accepted (according to Turbo Tax) on February 15th. I have already received my state (KY) refund. My federal refund has continuously said “still processing” when I track. After a bunch of Google searching, I saw that a ton of people seem to be dealing with my same issue. I decided to just move on with my life instead of checking every single day. Today is day 39. I finally decided to call the IRS, to speak to a live person today, only to go through a million prompts to be told that there are too many people calling, so I should try some other day. Aka they won’t even put people on hold anymore. (I was expecting to be on hold and would have been more than happy to wait.)

I guess my concern is that my return has been flagged for some reason (ID theft etc.), but I cannot seem to get through to anyone to find out. I get it. It looks like I’m just going to be waiting a while for my refund, which is frustrating. It is what it is, but does anyone have any suggestions to find out what the issue is on my return? Perhaps there is something I need to fix or re-send? I can’t get any information. I’m just tired of not learning something – even if it’s just some fed up IRS worker telling me “you have to wait 6 to 8 more weeks!!” Fine! I would just like to know.

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D Warner March 24, 2015

Filed on jan. 26 and was accepted that day.

At the 21 day mark the app stated my return was still being processed.

Called the Irs and no information was released to me at that time other than my return was being reviewed and that after 6 to 8 weeks I could expect more information.

Called mar 19 (still during the 6 to 8 week window) and was told I would have to wait till the period expired.

Called March 24, spoke to a rep who said that because I added a dependent this year (my son was born) that I was flagged for identity theft and that a referral to the department who oversees id theft would be placed on my account and reviewed and that it could take up to an additional 6 weeks. But he noted in my records that I did indeed add a dependent this past year and that hopefully my case would be resolved soon. That no letter was issued to me to confirm my identity.

Just thought I would share my little treck with the IRS this year… Will update when I find out more information hopefully when my refund is issued.

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Anthony March 26, 2015

Same exact problem! I filed Feb. 2nd though.

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D Warner March 26, 2015

Update: on the irs app it no longer says a date will be provided for my return…

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TheMom March 26, 2015

Yikes. Have you by chance looked at your transcript at irs.gov? If they send a letter or whatever, it should be recorded there. Do please update when you get something! Thanks!

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D Warner March 28, 2015

No I was for some reason locked out of my account on IRS.gov and I was assured when I called that I wasn’t sent a letter.

Mar 28:checked the app again. It actually today says my return has been accepted and that it should be posted on April 1… So I guess we will see if it happens… But I’m hopeful that it will happen.

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shamika March 30, 2015

I have the exact same problem only thing is that i filed from since January 15 and still no refund

TheMom March 31, 2015

Congrats! Please do let us know if it really happens..and that it’s not some agent’s idea of a bad April Fool’s joke. ;-)

Sandy roebuck March 30, 2015

What number did u call? I never get a person.

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D Warner April 1, 2015

1800-829-0582 ext 652 is the number I dialed. Talked to someone after holding for about 20 mins

I indeed got my refund direct deposited into my account this morning so no April fools joke!

I hope everyone else’s problems get resolved as well

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Anthony April 1, 2015

Amen! Hopefully mine will come by next Wednesday!! But I can’t put a time table because I don’t have a date on the app yet! Congratulations though and thanks for your help.

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shamika April 1, 2015

So how long after they put in a referral for you when will you get your return

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Cindy March 23, 2015

We filed via efile last week of February but my accountant told me that IRS rejected it and he tried submitting it again March 4 up to now it is still showing waiting for IRS acknowledgement. Called IRS last week and was advised that it was rejected and taht we need to send a paper copy of the return and that will push the refund for another 6-8 weeks and if they need additional info they send us a letter. The person who answered the phone doesn’t seem to know what he’s talking about because he put put me on hold for research for 10-15 minutes giving me several reasons as to why it was rejected but he’s not quite sure that it’s the reason. Funny part is that we are set for direct deposit but got a check from the state last Saturday for a refund of $3.00. Does anyone knows if this is possible to get a refund by check even if set up for direct deposit? Now my accountant is mailing me the paper copy of the return and I will call IRS again this week just to double check if we really need to send the paper copy. This is he first time it happened to me and it’s just so frustrating!

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RC March 21, 2015

Hello,

Although, we filed later than most, March 3rd, we are also anxiously awaiting. Here are our answers to your suggestions:
1) We have reviewed all Information – No Errors
2) We have, when possible or necessary, filed using earned income
3) We have been using the same accountant for years, and never had this happen
4) Why would we call the IRS when they will tell us nothing more than your article has told us, “Absolutely Nothing Useful”, just stalling measures used to pacify and misdirect our attention

“INTEREST EARNED” It is FAR more likely, that this administration is using one of their but infamous tricks. Knowing full well how the massive debt this administration has accrued, the IRS, with some White House coaxing, decided to “HOLD” these angry and impatient citizen’s money, in order to draw interest from their money, a simply ploy used by creditors all over this nation.

Why would they do that? Because they can. Why wouldn’t they tell us this? Because they are not obligated to.

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Yamilet March 24, 2015

I couldnt agree with you more. :(

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TheMom March 26, 2015

+1 Same with us. No errors. Filed through our CPA – same for years. We have filed and paid our taxes on time for 35 & 45 years – this is getting intolerable. I think IRS is sandbagging returns with refunds, hoping for a riot so they get more funding for ACA (Obamacare). 12 billion to run that operation – and they have more and more computer tech than ever before – and service gets worse? Inexcusable.

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Charisma March 21, 2015

Filed through Turbotax on February 2. Accepted Feb 2..
Bars went missing a few days later and status said that my refund was still being processed and a date would be provided.
Called IRS on Feb 27. Had to go through verifying my identity. Was told that it would take 6-8 weeks to process and be received.
Called IRS on the 16th of March. Was told that refund was reviewed on March 11 and would take an additional 9 weeks.
Checked WMR On March 19, status says that refund has been accepted and is now being reviewed.
Checked WMR on March 21.. Refund is going to be direct deposited on March 25..

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TheMom March 23, 2015

Please let us know how it goes. If you do get it, yours would be the first delayed refund that I’ve heard came through! Good luck!!

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Rebecca March 23, 2015

I filed with H & R Block online January 28. Accepted the next day. Every time I checked WMR it says ‘processing’. Has been processing for 5 weeks!
Talked to someone at IRS today, they said it was still in review and to expect another 4 weeks before I get it. =(

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TheMom March 26, 2015

This is just nutty. Here we are, law abiding taxpayers getting the knuckle from the IRS. Imagine if we owed – they’d probably have our returns processed in a week. Please update and let the rest of us IRS sandbagging victims know if/when yours comes through!! Good luck!

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terrance March 30, 2015

I totally agree

Porchia March 25, 2015

Was it deposited ?

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keshia1 March 20, 2015

call irs to talk to a live agent call (800)829-1040
press 1 then 2 2 again then press 4 and 1 that how u get through to talk to a live agent

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Pakly08 March 27, 2015

Thank you!!! I finally got through to a live agent. Every number I called was the automated system only.

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Yamilet March 19, 2015

I filed my return with my CPA on 2/9 via efile. They took the entire 21 days to process the return and another week to approve and allegedly mail me a check on 3/4. Right around that time I received Notice CP53 advising that my refund would be sent in a check rather direct deposit because of the amount of the refund. It’s 3/19 and I still have not received my refund check. My fear is that the check is lost in the mail. Has anyone had a similar situation?

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shaquilla March 18, 2015

Hey you guys if you have a facebook go on a page called we are family. Its a group of 2015 tax filers who haven’t received their return.. We answer questions and keep each other updated .most of us have gotten our return but we are still waiting with the others.

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BRIA March 14, 2015

Helllo. This is my first year filing my taxes. I used TURBO TAX. However, I filed them at the end of JAN 28 its now, MAR 14 and I haven’t seen anything, but my state refund. This worries me. Does anyone know why this could be? I filed my daughter and that’s about it.

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joe March 16, 2015

Have you checked your return transcripts?

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Joe March 14, 2015

Hello. I have a question/comment. My tax return is quite different this year. I won a large sum of money in the lottery, over $100,000. I paid estimated tax at that time. I had no other income from last year (2014). I filed the necessary W2-G and my filing was at very low risk of audit. I filed 2/20, received my State on 3/7 (a Saturday, which was weird), but I still am receiving a “in processing” note on Where’s My Refund, for my Federal refund…no other information. I overpaid my estimated tax on the winnings by a large amount. Could it be possible since it’s been just over 21 days, that my return is receiving extra review? Would this be expected for a large refund? Anyone else have to deal with this?

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cinimod March 13, 2015

I filed on the 29th of jan, still waiting without a clue as to whats going on…irs is of no use!

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teisha March 12, 2015

Hi I also didn’t receive my fed refund and I did mines with h&r block on feb 2 and my boyfriend did his the same time and got his fed and state I just got my state and now I hear i have to wait untill 12 weeks is that true anyone knows what’s going on are they picking and chosen who to send refund too I never ever had this problem before what is taking so long

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Ojay March 10, 2015

Just filed my taxes last Friday. If for whatever reason I don’t get it in the 14 days they said (1-2 weeks), I’ll let you know if they are still backtracked.

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jessie bonvillion March 10, 2015

I filed and i just passed my 21 day mark so i called to check my Louisiana state refund and got Thu and i was told in my state return that my federal income gross we wrong i guess, but will that affect my federal return as wel? How much longer should i have to wait..

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lilspoiled March 9, 2015

I am really confused why victims of identity theft have to suffer I filed on 1/25/15 I was excepted on1/27/15 call the IRS on 2 /27/15 was told because I used a replacement pin I had a holder on my account I was told the holder was listed a day b4 and I should get it soon it now my bars gone and it just say processing

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jh March 14, 2015

I’m a victim of identity theft as well,I filed 1/26/2015 I call dem on d 15 of February and dey said since I had identify theft it’s gn tk 6 to 8 weeks and d hold been lifted but it still gn b d hold 6 to 8 weeks I still hvnt received my refund and it still say processing

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tyra March 21, 2015

I have the same thing happen to me except last year I dint use the pin and I got my return as I was suppose to . This yr I didn’t use it my return was accepted jan 25 and on March 17 I called the irs and they stated I needed to resubmit my return with my pin so I had hand r block do it and it still says processing on wmr I called my tax preparer and she shows its been accepted I’m a single mother of 7 I need my tax money it’s really ticking me off everyone gives you different answers

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mitchell March 8, 2015

i have been waiting over 8 weeks and no answers on my fed refund cant talk to noone what are some of my options to find out whats going on?????????

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Twan March 13, 2015

I filed electronically on the 2nd of February and called 2 days in row – First day spoke to a women who was investigating and we got disconnected! so I took the challenge and called he next day and got thru – I was told that there was some financial issue going on and that from the 28th of Feb – I had to wait 6-8 weeks to get a refund. so if its truly 8 weeks that will be the end of April or first week of May. What is frustrating is that I was not notified – they could have sent a email if postage is too expensive.

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TheMom March 23, 2015

Good luck! Hope you got good info. …and they could also post something on WMR site – for free!!!

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SUPERWAWIS March 8, 2015

I filed on the 12 of FEB 2015. I have used the tool of where is my refund at the IRS website and guess what; “I must have made an error” and there is no trace of my record. I had an accountant do my taxes and they state what the IRS states; wait 21 days. Well, guess what, I am almost 30days and the IRS has no record that it was even filed. Why is it so ineffective? If it takes three months tell us its three months, don’t say 21 days and nothing. As far as I know, the IRS sets deadlines for filing; that favor should be returned.

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Teresa March 6, 2015

I filed for my taxes on 1/31/2015 and I have not received my state refund, I check online and it has been saying. “We received your refund but have not yet approved a refund for you yet” I dont understand what is going on. Does anyone know why there is a delay. I personally know 7 people how filed same or after me and have already received fhere nj state refund back but I have not.

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Rena March 9, 2015

Teresa mine was filed the same exact day and today is 37 days still haven’t gotten mine either nj state

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tia March 14, 2015

Ive been waiting on nj state refund I’ve received my irs refund over two weeks ago n still no state refund no errors.wth anyone know anything ? Any number to call that i can actually get threw.

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Kim March 3, 2015

I filed on Feb 2. It still says that my refund is being processed and it’s March 3. I cannot call the IRS as they are not taking live calls and I have no idea of something was done incorrectly. What should I do?

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Amber March 9, 2015

Call the number 1-800-829-0582, the extension is 652, you will talk to a live person as long as you are patient and willing to hold up to 30 minutes. They will tell you exactly what is going on.

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Linda March 2, 2015

its been over 30 days now and I have not received my refund yet. my name is
Linda B. Nettles
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
Head of house hold
3,434.00 is the amount. I need to know what is going on

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Kelsey March 8, 2015

You probably shouldn’t post your Ssn on here… I would delete this

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SUPERWAWIS March 8, 2015

DO NOT POST THIS INFORMATION HERE! YOUR IDENTITY COULD LIKELY BE STOLEN

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nolofinwe77 March 8, 2015

Did you really post your SS# dumbass?

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brenda March 8, 2015

Why on earth would you post your personal info like that for everyone to see??? Take it down!

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Protector McGee March 9, 2015

Please remove your personal information from the web. Not safe at all

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Ang March 9, 2015

Linda your personal information is showing up please delete or edit this before someone takes your information

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chad March 10, 2015

Don’t post your social security number and D.O.B. on the internet. Unbelievable.

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Morgan March 10, 2015

Really?!

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Jason F March 11, 2015

Please tell me that is not your social security number.

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Cindy March 11, 2015

Linda I was just reading the comments in this section to get more information and noticed that you put your social security number and birth date (I am assuming accidentally) on this public forum! I don’t know how you can get it off of here however it is out there for the entire world to have access to!

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Andy (Author) March 11, 2015

Removed social….not sure if real. But NEVER post your SS and DOB publicly. I am the admin of this site so hopefully I caught it in time. But this is a public site.

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Chris N February 26, 2015

As of tomorrow, we will have waited for a month. No change in online status. So I tried calling the IRS, they are not longer taking live phone calls. You can use their automated phone system or go online to get questions answered.

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Andy (Author) February 27, 2015

Sorry to hear that. Something has clearly been flagged in your refund. The IRS has acknowledged processing delay issues, but a month is quite long. Hang in there

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Ty March 6, 2015

You can talk to a live rep I had to call tax advocators first and they transfer me to a live person. U must be adiment about speaking to a live person also. I finaly contacted a irs rep who told me that I would just have to wait 6 more weeks I filed febuary 13th and I still don’t have a federal return I did get my stat and that’s all that they could tell me that I would just have to wait. This is the first time that I did my own taxes with Turbo Tax and the first time that I have had a problem next time I’ll just go to my regular preparer. Trying to get away from fees costed me precious time. SMH… either way I’m losing

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Patrick March 14, 2015

Filed 2/7 and was told it could take another 45 days. “From February 7 or today? ” I asked on 3/11. The lady said 45 days from 3/11! What? It sounded like she was making stuff up. Is there no way to speak to anyone who knows what’s going on?

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Moriah March 23, 2015

How do I contact a tax advocate? I am a victim of identity theft on this years tax return and I need some answers and help moving this along. It’s crazy how you are treated by the irs employees after you wait on hold for 45 minutes just to be told nothing and get attitude from the other end of the phone.thanks in advance.

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Joyce June 3, 2013

I sent my Illinois state taxes in the mail Feb 18th,2013. And i still have not go it back yet. I filed my Wi state taxes a day before the dead line. And received it back with in 4 week. So why is it taking so long to get my Illinos state taxes back?

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Dianne April 17, 2013

I had filed my taxes on Feb 2,2013 the due date of receiving the refund was Feb 19… and had not recieved a letter so I decided to call the IRS, they need it copy of all the paperwork, so I did sent all the info. While on the phone they told me it might take any where from 6-8 weeks because they never received the electronic paperwork that HR block did. LOL but now I got a letter from HR asking me to pay ($300) for my filling when it was suppose to get out of my taxes. BUt now next yr I’ll call the IRS and they are willing to give me a phone number of PP that work for them and they will help me for FREE… NO MORE HR BLOCK, Im paying you tomorrow and good luck with the rest of your customers. :}

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Andy April 25, 2013

.In a statement issued Wednesday, HR block said it is giving customers a $25 gift card that is meant to “account for any processing delay and express thanks for their patience.”

H&R Block said more than 90% of clients affected by the filing glitch by now should have either received their refunds or been told when to expect the check. In mid-March, the Internal Revenue Service said roughly 660,000 tax returns were being delayed by up to six weeks because a field on Form 8863, which is used for educational credits, was left blank.

Wow $25! Do I have to pay tax on that?

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Dianne May 30, 2013

Thanks Andy!! But $25 is nutting compare to $300 that they charged me. Giving you guys an update I file my taxes on Feb 2 and today is May 30 and nutting yet. Not even a letter in the mail. This is ridiculous. When I called the IRS they all gave me different information One person even told me that e-file taxes was deleted while was getting process!!! OMG IRS is good to collect the money! I hope i get enough interest

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Ken March 15, 2013

8 weeks now and no refund,got a letter saying they needed a copy of form 8863 education credit,called them and was told they already have that form and dont know why letter was sent and to send a copy anyway but can take another 8 weeks,what the heck is this asking for forms they lready hve to delay paying us our refund.Tazes were professionaly prepaired and thier making false claims for forms they have.

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Marty Grimell March 12, 2013

It was just reported that H&R Block improperly filed Form 8863, used to claim educational credits, leaving a mandatory field blank. The snafu is impacting about 10% of the 6.6 million tax returns containing Form 8863. So if your refund is taking a while and you used 8863 along with H&R block, get ready for a long wait.

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Heide March 15, 2013

Ughh!! Thank you for that information! I filed on Jan 28th through H&R block! It is March 15th! I had an educational credit for my child. I always get in within two weeks and have had and educational credit the past three years. I have called H&R twice and they say they do not know why. I suppose why would they admit it is their fault. Makes me feel a little better. Thank you again.

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Garth March 11, 2013

I was able to track down my refund after it was 40 days overdue. The IRS site has some actual information (though finding it took luck and a lot of google searches) which may help to get infomration. Not know is the most frustrating thing, so I hope this helps other people.

1.) You may call the Refund Hotline at 800-829-1954. Where’s My Refund? includes information for the most recent return filed in the current year and does not include information about amended returns. So calling can get you more information than is available online

2.) Processing refunds/returns may take longer under certain circumstances. Refunds from amended returns will generally be issued within 12 weeks. Injured spouse claims can take longer depending on the circumstances

– See Topic 303, for the most common errors such as :
1.Incorrect or missing social security numbers.
2.Incorrect tax entered based on taxable income and filing status.
3.Computation errors in figuring the taxable income, withholding and estimated tax payments, Earned Income Credit, Standard Deduction for age 65 or over or blind, the taxable amount of social security benefits, and child and dependent care credit. Also, missing or incorrect identification numbers for child care providers.
4.Withholding and estimated tax payments entered on the wrong line.
5.Math errors, both addition and subtraction.

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Ask Me Fast March 11, 2013

42 days for us and according to the IRS they are still processing it. What angers me is that people who work just enough to get EIC have already recieved theirs. I have used H&R block for years, but since they are beating around the bush with us I think this will be our last year. H&R block fees…bank fees….what a waste of maney when you can`t get your refund.

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Heri April 3, 2013

Over 50 days for me!, not easy when your wife and you work paycheck to paycheck, supporting kids on a very tight budget and anxiously wait for your refund for a yearly relieve!. I also want to add that we had filed taxes with H&R block for 6 years straight, this year been the last time!

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gail March 11, 2013

The reason it is taking so long for some folks is due to the surge in identity theft. The IRS is taking longer to process/review returns which is yielding success in reducing identity theft but also has a side effect: delayed tax refunds for many legitimate filers.

The IRS says it has strengthened the electronic system used to screen returns for potentially fraudulent refund claims by thieves who often use other people’s Social Security numbers or other identifying information. When the computer detects reason to suspect fraud, it refers a tax return for investigation, holding up the refund for weeks. IRS officials say they have cleared a backlog of returns that were held up early this year by computer glitches that have since been fixed.

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Jimmy March 9, 2013

Do you think the sequester is affecting irs processing? Took me 28 days to get my refund and
I only had wage income and no dependents.

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Brian March 8, 2013

Yet another reason to adjust your W-4 correctly so that you do not have to worry about a refund at all. It’s better to get the money straight from your employer, rather than filtering it through the government.

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Kurt @ Money Counselor March 8, 2013

There’s a lot of tax related id theft going on these days. A crook who’s gained access to your SSN files your return before you do and collects a fat refund. When you file your legitimate return, the IRS is confused. I hope that’s not what’s holding up your reader’s refunds, but it’s possible.

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