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 categories that cause your tax refund processing to 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 (WMR), to get the official status of your refund (see estimated IRS refund schedule). It is updated daily (overnight) 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. And if you paper filed, you may need to wait more than 6 weeks before hearing back from the IRS.

IRS bars offical - Where is My Refund (WMR) Return Received, Refund Approved and Refund Sent

  • 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 processing 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 via WMR to Return Received, Refund Approved and Refund Sent. See this article for more on what the WMR refund status’ mean.
  • What do these IRS refund status’ mean? Return Received means the IRS has your tax return and is processing/reviewing it. Your estimated refund date will be available as soon as the IRS finishes processing your return and confirm that your refund has been approved. Generally it takes just a few days for the status to shift from Return Received to Refund Approved if all is in order. But any issues with processing your return will delay things and a refund date will not be provided until your refund has been approved.In some cases the refund tracker graphic (shown here) will not be shown if your return is being reviewed prior to step two: “Refund Approved,” and instead an explanation or instructions will be provided by the IRS depending on the situation. This can happen even if you previously checked Where’s My Refund? and it showed the status as “Return Received” along with the tracker. If the IRS needs more information specific to your return, they will contact you by mail (be aware of IRS imitation scams). You should follow the instructions in the IRS letter as soon as possible to prevent further delays with receiving your return.

Here is more refund information from some online tax providers – > TurboTax ; H&R Block ;  TaxAct

  • Review your tax return and make sure there no obvious mistakes like missing names/SSN or forgetting to sign your tax return. According to the IRS, one of the main things causing people to experience delays in getting their refunds is returns that are not accurately completed. So to ensure you get your refund ensure your return is as accurate as possible. 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.
  • Get online help from various articles on people seeing delays with their refunds. On one of my articles covering the IRS refund schedule I got nearly 4000 comments, with the following useful real life tips you won’t find elsewhere:

New Obamacare forms for tax year 2015 causing a lot of delays : I (Jeff) filed Jan 20…accepted Jan 21. I received a letter about affordable care act on Feb 10 requesting a new 1095. Sent them the forms same day. I called them a week later and nobody would talk to me until we waited the 4-6 weeks as stated on the letter. Called 4 weeks later and they confirmed that they accepted the forms and updated affordable care act on my return and should receive a return within 7days. On day 7 march 16, I received a letter stating more info was needed. I finally spoke with someone who was willing to share info at the IRS. Because I lost my job and income was cut in half between 2013-2014, I was considered highly likely someone trying to commit fraud. They said I can’t get any info until 45 days after my income verification letter which is April 30.

If you have debt or penalties from the prior year, you may see a long delay in your refund. Jessica filed her taxes and they were accepted on 1/22/2015. After the 21 days past [Jessica] contacted the IRS who advised there was a hold on my taxes but they couldn’t tell me what for. At this time I had error code 570 on my tax transcript. The said they had to send a referral off to have someone look at my taxes to see what was wrong…i had to give them 30 days to review my info. After the 30 day time frame I called the IRS back the agent advised no one had reviewed my tax info there for they had to send it back off and I had to wait another 30 days for them to review it. A couple of weeks after the 2nd phone call to the IRS i got another code on my transcript of 896 Refund applied to non-IRS debt with my full refund amount to the side of it…I called the IRS back to see what the code was …the agent advised my refund was sent over to the Department of the Treasury so they could pull whatever amount i owed out (witch turns out was the OBAMA fee for not having Ins. last year even through the Irs agent I spoke with advised it was not). The IRS agent advised that from looking at my transcript it seemed like they were taking my full refund even through I do not owe anything to them. A few days later i checked my transcript…there was a new code of 892 Correction to interest credit transferred out. Now I am still waiting for my refund and cant call the IRS back until 4/27.

Contact a Tax Advocate per Renee’s advice: ” Hope this helps. I filed via Turbo Tax and was accepted Feb 19th and on the 20th I received an Auto call stating my Healthcare.gov was off and to wait for the paper. My WMR status went into “Your refund is still processing” stage after March 6th

I called Healthcare.gov and was told that my health insurance was only off by $1 so I didn’t have to amend my taxes.

March 16th I contact the Tax Advocate and she was able to look deeper because my 2014 Transcripts show N/A as if I never filed. The Tax Advocate said that IRS did not accept my Taxes until March 4th and since the Healthcare.gov screwed up.. Everyone has to count 40 days from the time it was accepted. Although my healthcare form was only for a $1 difference, there were many that were a lot larger than $1

So, It looks like I have to count 40 Days from the REAL IRS Acceptance Date of March 4th.. This is 13 days after Turbo Tax stated that my taxes were accepted.

I don’t think this is Turbo Taxes fault. It’s not Obama’s fault either. I’m grateful to pay $131 for Premium Insurance instead of the $489 monthly premium that was increasing through BCBS.. I even have the same Account with Blue Cross…

So.. there you have it.. if it was accepted March 1st.. Count 13 days.. That’s when its really accepted.. then count 40 additional days before your refund or taxes move forward hope this helps”

  • 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.Here is a way to get a real IRS person according to Emma:
    • Dial 800-829-1040 – if they say they have high volume calls hang up, you’re wasting your time, call again until it doesn’t say high volume.
    • Then dial 1- for English or 2 for Spanish.
    • Then listen to the options and dial 2 then 1 then 4, then 2 again, until it finally asks for your social… they will try to trick you after that, but don’t dial anything it will take you to an operator. it’s a process but you’ll get to someone as long as you DO NOT say you have questions about your refund, cause then it will tell you to go online. make sure your cell is charge when you call cause you can wait up till an hour. Good luck people, and hope we all get our refund. Heck, we worked for it!!! =)

Refund Offset – Why Your Refund May be less than expected

Another area of confusion for those expecting a refund is that when they get a refund it is actually less than the amount they were expecting or provided by their e-filing tool. The reason for this is that the federal government has “offset” or deducted monies from your tax refund to cover debts you owe other federal agencies. Under the law, federal payments such as tax refunds can be collected against by approved agencies (e.g the IRS) before being paid to you. You will get  a letter from the IRS explaining this offset to your federal refund and why it differs from what was estimated in your filed return. They will give you an opportunity to dispute this collection, but you will have to prove you had no federal obligations. If you have questions regarding the offset of your refund you can call the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) on 800-304-3107.

If I can order my IRS tax transcript does it mean I am getting my refund soon via DD? 

This common misconception comes up a lot and I have seen a few comments on this as shown below.

Tracie – If you can get your tax return transcript then you will have your DD within two days I hope this helps someone GOD BLESS AND I HOPE WE ALL GET OURS IN A TIMELY MANNER SINCE THE FIX IN THE SYSTEM

Ashley – Filed and accepted on the 19th. Still can’t order transcripts online or over the phone. No info available in WMR. Says still processing. I seen on another forum that the IRS does bulk approvals on Sundays and Wednesdays, so I’m PRAYING I am part of that chaos so I can get my money this week! Never had to wait this long.

jessew – I have talked to the IRS and they finally moved my bar from 1 bar to 2 approved this morning. Go to the home page and request for a transcript if it goes through they have processed ur taxes that is what the irs lady tolled me. good luck everyone

Estella – I ordered my transcripts yesterday and was able to. If you are able to do so then you’re taxes have approved. Transcript have to be accurate because they are used for loan purposes. I filed on the 23 and was accepted same day. This morning I was approved with a DDD of 02/10.

Yes there is a correlation because to get a transcript the IRS generally has to have processed your tax return (and refund where applicable) and are an official IRS document. But the IRS is very clear that being able to request a transcript does not mean you will imminently be getting a refund and is among the common myths and misconceptions repeated in social media. They still say that checking the WMR tool is the best and official way to check your refund status. If you disagree, leave a comment below.

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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314 Comments on "Why Is It Taking So Long To Get My Tax Refund"

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Shania
Today 3:15 pm

Very happy to have our refund by 2/10. Checked my H&R card this morning nothing yet. I’ll try again tomorrow if not wednesday for sure.

Erin
Today 1:08 pm

I’m getting so frustrated it has never taken this long to get my refund. And when I call I can’t get a real person. It has been stuck at accepted since the 25th.

Proud Mom
Today 11:06 am

UPDATE : I lost my WMR bar that said Accepted as of 11:00 A.m.. WMR now states your tax refund is still being processed a refund date will be provided when available. Has this occurred to anyone else? If so how soon after did you receive a DDD date? Is this a step in the receiving direction? My 21 days is up tomorrow 2/9.

Yamilet
Today 3:44 pm

Last year that happened to me. I received my return in May when I submitted my return in February. What happened was that my return was flagged and needed additional review. Hopefully, that’s not your case.

Proud Mom
Today 10:45 am

I myself was accepted the 19th. My 21 days is up tomorrow on 2/9. The where is my refund tool still says my refund is being processed. I was succesful at ordering both tax transcripts last week and thought i would see a DDD but never did. I know a few people who filed the beginning of February and already have direct deposit dates.Seems like all the ppl who were accepted Feb 19th are still waiting so i wonder Whats the hold up?? It’s beginning to annoy me that there are still no updates to my refund

Jessica
Today 10:04 am

It’s been over 21 days and still no updates, tried calling the irs and all it does is give me an automated system. How can I actually reach a person?

Erin
Today 1:05 pm

I have been trying all morning with no luck

Jess
Sunday 3:29 pm

Hi I was wondering if anone else got the topic 201 or is it a general message for everyone

Miah
Today 12:27 am

I ended up with the topic 201 which they took 1700 from my refund

Jessica
Sunday 1:04 am

Filed the 14th, accepted the 19th and mine still says processing. I’d love to know what’s going on…everyone seems to have gotten there money or at least know when they are getting there refund. I am supposed to have mine by the 9th but it’s not looking that way :/

Proud Mom
Today 10:42 am

I myself was accepted the 19th. My 21 days is up tomorrow on 2/9. The where is my refund tool still says my refund is being processed. I was succesful at ordering both tax transcripts last week and thought i would see a DDD but never did. I know a few people who filed the beginning of February and already have direct deposit dates.Seems like all the ppl who were accepted Feb 19th are still waiting so i wonder Whats the hold up?? It’s beginning to annoy me that there are still no updates to my refund.

Jenna
Saturday 10:08 pm

I filed 2/1 so far still on accepted. Checked to see if I have offsets and luckily I don’t, but can’t order my transcripts yet so that’s probably not a good sign. Been following a group on Facebook and last night almost half of them received their second bar and DDD today. A lot of them filed in January so I understand they have been waiting a long time but a lot of them also filed on 2/1, 2/2, and 2/3 and received theirs as well. I just don’t get it. I know they tell us not to depend on our refunds but we do. I was let go from my job on Xmas Eve and thankfully I had enough in saving to cover January’s bills but I was expecting my refund in a timely manner so I wouldn’t have to stress in February. This is just such complete Bs.… Read more »

Miah
Today 12:23 am

The offset number isn’t always correct i called several times with it saying i had no offsets then my refund got approved with a offset of 1700 and the offset number still says i don’t have any offsets

RockG\'
Saturday 5:42 pm

I have seen where people have stated wmr told them their refunds were being used to satisfy a debt but they still received there refund dammit I hope I get lucky like that I say that because the irs took my refund last yr which was supposed to cover it..I do owe workforce but the letter I received in Dec stated the dept of finance would take state refund to apply…

April
Saturday 5:39 pm

People must have they ddd because no one is complaining about they taking to long. But anyway they are releasing dates all this weekend. Keep checking back

Saturday 4:16 pm

As previously stated, I also filed very early and was finally approved last night with a DDD of 2/10. Not sure why it took so long, but I think next year I’ll wait to file a bit later that way I don’t have to wonder why it’s taking so long.

John
Saturday 2:35 pm

filed 1/22, approved today ddd of 2/10

Jessica
Saturday 10:27 am

PPU filed 1/15 accept and hour later and I was finally approved with a ddd of 2/10 last night

Shaquerra
Saturday 7:12 am

Filed 1/31 and accepted the same day. Ordered my transcripts yesterday and woke up this morning and it was approved…DDD is set for 2/10.

aaron
Friday 7:10 pm

Accepted the 1-12 went from one bar to none to prossessing for weeks now is there some kind of delay or explanation?

Frank
Friday 3:30 pm

I call the irs today, accepted on 1/20 still processing it said and no bar for last week.. All they told to wait until Wednesday are they kidding.. I have a sick family and they are in there death bed.. Don’t have money to travel, I’m so piss because I did my taxes early.. I did the taxes early this year because I know my family need me there.. If my uncle pass way I can’t go because the irs playing games I’m going to go off them. All that I want to know that if there a problem so it can be solved early.. I already call the offset number, no offset as of today.. Irs get off your butt and send people there refunds because a lot of people there need there refunds.. For bills, rent, car, and other things.. I hope everyone getting there refunds soon..

Bethany
Friday 12:15 pm

Per turbotax people who’s returns were accepted the same day as mine, already have their refund. Why is it taking so long to get mine?

Erin
Today 1:14 pm

I filed using turbotax too and I filed and was accepted on the 25th and still nothing just says accepted.

Niki
Saturday 2:15 am

Wow! I dont know how you guys filed but I filed on a site that has no fee. So is this a punishment for not going to Turbo Tax or the overly priced tax companies?

Friday 12:09 pm

It does look like there\’s a delay to people who filed early. I filed on the 14th and was accepted on the 15th, yet I don\’t even had a DDD yet and i\’m without any bars. According to Turbo Tax, only 49% of people who filed the same day as me have received their money which is far below the 90%. 21 days comes on the 8th and it\’s not looking like 9 out of 10 people will make that deadline. I\’m not in any desperate need for my refund, but some communication in the mail or an email from the IRS would definitely be appreciated.

Nikki
Saturday 9:06 am

I filed the 14th, then mine was accepted on the 19th…. my wmr bars disappeared for a week, then it finally updated today saying I will get my $ on February 10th. Alot of my friends have been waiting awhile

Laurie
Friday 12:03 pm

I am happy to see a deposit date for Monday. After our experience last year (didn’t get refund till end of September) I was dreading filing this year.

beesweet25
Friday 11:23 am

I filled on the 25th and mine is still stuck at has been received. Im getting very frustrated right now.

Kona
Saturday 8:25 am

Mines still saying that as well I filed on the 22nd and it was accepted on the 23rd very frustrating

Latoya C
Today 9:15 am

i filed 1/22 and was accepted, i lost my bars and tax topic 152 on 1/30 and since then it states still being processed and a ddd will be provided when available.

Bethany
Friday 12:17 pm

I filed and was accepted on 1/27. No movement, but others who were accepted same day already have their refunds. Makes no sense! I have never had a delay like this.

Jenny
Friday 11:08 am

My husband and I filed on 1-20 thru turbo tax accepted the next day and has been processing since I don’t even have a bar. I have people who filed on the 29th get theirs today? What could cause the delay? Should I be worried?

Emily
Friday 12:15 pm

SAME HERE!! I don’t know what is going on. No bar. Just says that it is processing.

Kyle
Friday 5:53 pm

Me and my Wife are having the same issue we filled on the 20th and got accepted on the 21st as well.. I was starting to get worried but know that I see we are not the only one’s with this issue it makes me feel a little better about things.

anna
Friday 10:42 am

I filed on the 15th and accepted on the 20th, today it says I can order my return transcript. Does that mean I should be getting a DDD soon because WMR is still at one bar.

JessB
Friday 9:53 am

Here’s one for you. My husband and I filed a joint return. When I check wmr under his social, he has no bars and the still processing message. Under my social, I have 1 bar for the same tax return. Either way, still no refund and we filed on 1/18 and supposedly the return was accepted on 1/20.

Jane Darlings
Friday 2:35 am

Filed the 19th. One bar. I filed with my sisters. They both received theirs yesterday. I think my frustration comes from being kept in the dark. The IRS made it very clear by saying that their computers were down yesterday, yet DDD were made and bars were moved. I understand that things come up but this is beginning to look like a cover up for something else. It is very aggravating knowing that you are sitting at one bar when a person who filed days after you are already receiving their money. We will get it , yes, but just like they expect all the answers when we send in our returns, I think it’s only fair that we receive answers about when we will get ours back.

VMitchell
Friday 2:19 pm

Man I’m so glad to hear I’m not the only one but sorry for everyone else’s misfortune! Idk what’s going on but I was supposed to get mine today and its still on accepted!

Sara
Friday 9:23 am

Omg, this is so frustrating. I’m relieved that someone else understands how I feel, I’m still stuck on 1 bar….my sanity is being tested. My brother who filed after me received his refund and I’m still on 1 bar

TWRIGHT
Friday 10:38 am

Hate to say I’m your not alone i filed 1/17 and NOTHING still 1bar. My co-worker filed 1/29 and got hers today and her return was much more than mine.. NERVE WREAKING

Frank
Thursday 8:45 pm

I just can’t anymore I lost my one bar 4 days ago, it still saying processing for last two weeks since I filed and received.. Now this computer glitch, this is just the irs buy time to get the money to send the refunds.. I know people that filed a week after me they already have received there refund.. First and last time I will filed early.. I was accepted on 1/20/2016..

Carla
Thursday 5:49 pm

I did my taxes on the 24th it’s still progressing smh

Niki
Saturday 2:13 am

A friend of mine did hers on the 24 and she received her refund on feb 3. i filled mine on the 21st and it shows one bar. So aggravating but your money is being taken before the paycheck hits your hand or companies are fined for sending taxes in late.

lady T
Thursday 3:05 pm

Hello,
Everyone i submitted my refund thru taxact on 1/19 and i owed a debt for a student loan and my refund was approved on yesterday with a deposit date of feb 5th.

Christina
Thursday 3:02 pm

I filed my taxes on 1/12 was accepted on 1/14. I still haven’t heard anything No bar , No DDD , No date. Today is the 21 days for me and I try calling and can’t get a hold of anybody. This is crazy I need my money.

Shania
Thursday 1:59 pm

Me and my mom are both tired of waiting this is all insane. We have NEVER waited this long before. Really hope they get the computers back up and have our taxes soon. Filed on 1/27/16 and accepted on the 29th. Trying to be patient because i know others have been waiting longer but they need to fix all of this mess!

Angel
Thursday 1:19 pm

I filed early got accepted on the 14 of january but my thing still say processing. I heard theyre having a problem with the system. Hope i get it soon coz its taking forever.

LadyJ
Thursday 11:04 am

Filed: 1/18 with Taxact
Accepted: 1/19

cassandra
Thursday 9:14 am

My tax laid texted me today she told me the where’s my refund system is down so people aren’t getting dates or the bars are just gone just check ur account daily. I did my tax return on the 14th n yet gotten anything back … So I hope I gave y’all some good info……

Edgar
Thursday 5:16 am

Me and my wife filed through turbotax on 1/22 we always filed separately. turbo tax stated it got accept by IRS. when i look at their website mines still shows pending, her already says sent for deposit. why s mines taking so longer than usual

Wednesday 11:50 pm

I’m so nervous…. I filled my taxes Jan 14th and its still not saying approved…. My bars dissapeerd today so I hope that means they will be approved soon I don’t care hw long it takes for me to get them I just want to know that they will get approved and there is no issues!

karen
Thursday 2:40 pm

My bars disappeared last Thursday and no movement at all. So your not alone.

Monique
Thursday 12:34 pm

I filed 14 and my bars are gone too ..SMH

Ashley
Wednesday 10:23 pm

I filled on Jan 14th and got approved on the 19th still at one bar and no deposit date. What’s going on.

Niki
Saturday 2:18 am

I will never file early again. This is soooo ridiculous!

Holly v
Wednesday 9:41 pm

I filed 1/19 and was approved the same day. I’ve got two bars and it is supposed to be in my bank TODAY 2/3- WHERE IS IT?- my bank dosent even say pending!

Angel
Wednesday 9:17 pm

Frustrated again can’t call can’t chk status it said I exceeded my daily limit. If u call it hangs up on u. Wats really goin on?

RockG\'
Wednesday 7:22 pm

Looks like wmr is down.

Shy
Wednesday 7:20 pm

I think they’re updating now, both phone number and site are unavailable. Filed on the 25. I had two deductions, one was there last year and the year before, one new because I had my daughter in March 15. Used TaxAct.

Christopher casey
Wednesday 6:45 pm

I’m approved to get mine by Feb. 5th thank goodness

tara j
Wednesday 8:57 am

finally today i got the DDD on feb 5, friday. and i filed on jan 22

A saylor
Thursday 6:15 pm

Where and how did u file? If u dnt mind me asking

Shy
Wednesday 10:56 pm

Did you have a simple return or did it include eic?

Christopher casey
Tuesday 8:15 am

Its been almost two weeks since I filed wmr still saying return accepted I filed on January 21st

Christopher casey
Wednesday 6:43 pm

I got approved this morning DDD by February 5th

Wednesday 6:00 pm

I am in the same boat and am getting a bit anxious since more and more people are getting approved and I’m still sitting at “processing” and my bar recently disappeared. It’s never taken me this long to get approved and if something was wrong, I figure I would have heard something by now.

Niki
Saturday 2:21 am

Yeah it is pretty nerve racking when you have been waiting 2 weeks and someone get theirs in 7 days.

queena
Wednesday 12:39 pm

The exact thing is happening with me….im getting so nervous. ..i filed mine and my sister’s on the 22nd and she has hers mine is still saying accepted

Jodi
Wednesday 9:11 am

Me too!!

Bobbie
Saturday 6:21 pm

Ok I was able to order both transcripts yesterday, today I got an update saying take action and code 151. Everyone says its EIC, but we haven’t changed anything for years. But we did forget to file unemployment that caused us to get more refund then we should, we called turbo tax and they said to wait until we get our refund and then do an amended return and send the difference. So could it just be the unemployment causing this or is it for sure the dreaded EIC proof thing?

tara j
Wednesday 8:59 am

and filling an amended return is no big deal, u just have to send in the paperwork, u cant file an amended return thru on line..k i did it last year, no problems at all. very easy.

tara j
Wednesday 8:55 am

no, its just the irs taking its good old time. thats all.

Ash
Saturday 2:46 pm

Yes finally have a DDD of the 3rd

Holly v
Wednesday 9:43 pm

Me too and it’s not in the bank as of 6:43 PT

Dana
Friday 8:03 pm

I filed with tax act online on January 12 its only being processed still not saying nothing at all

Jacquelyn KNIGHT
Thursday 2:25 am

I got the same issue

Connie
Friday 12:04 pm

Makes me wonder about the people that are working at the IRS. We hear something different from someone different every time we call. At least if you could get a straight answer (or a truthful one or an educated one) from the same person each time you call it would help. Still waiting! :(

debbie
Wednesday 11:06 pm

IRS expected my taxes on 19 so why haven’t got date when get my money yet

Monday 11:17 am

Where is my refund ! H.R.Block agent sent a letter to the IRS of 6/26/2015 for the refund of $1,143 for
2013. I have called many times and latest info was that the case # 1068623 had arrived for audit 6/2015
My wife has passed 12/1/2015 and I NEED this money, please give me the latest on this grossly overdue
return —-GCZ

Connie
Friday 10:53 am

Here it is Jan. 8th and still haven’t received our income tax refund for 2014 that we filed last year in Feb. Did finally get a letter from the IRS in the mail last week after talking to them in Dec. Said we should get the refund soon. Well, I won’t hold my breath. Been fighting the IRS about this for almost a year now. Don’t know if we should file this year till we get back refund for last year. I wonder if anyone else has had this kind of trouble for this long? Also wonder if we ever do get our refund if interest will be added to it?

Matthew
Wednesday 5:52 pm

Having the exact same problem. I’ve received two notices in the mail, both saying that my return was under review. The last on I received on March 24th, 2015, said that the review would be completed by May 04th, 2015. Okay, so here we are in 2016, and I still haven’t received mine. I’ve tried calling the IRS countless times, but I can never seem to get through to anyone. I often here a previously recorded message that says no one is available to take my call. This is a HUGE pain in the ass. Especially since now the online “where’s my refund” tool no longer even finds my return. I’ve decided to go to H&R Block tomorrow with the hopes that they will be able to help me locate my missing return. I’m more than frustrated at this point. If I owed the IRS the amount of money they… Read more »

Courtney
Wednesday 12:01 pm

Did H&R Block help you? I have the same issue.

Autumn
Friday 7:09 am

H&R Block, will do absolutely NOTHING to help you.
I know this from EXPERIENCING the same thing, that all of you, on this website have.
I spent over “3 & 1/2” weeks on the phone, with the IRS… all while H&R Block claimed they would do NOTHING, to help me.
NEVER AGAIN, will they do my taxes.
To make matters worse… H&R Block CONTINUALLY harassed me, for THEIR outrageously HIGH fee, to be paid PRONTO.
All, while NOT GIVING A S***, that my taxes were NO WHERE close, to being distributed to me.

Victoria Macias
Wednesday 11:01 pm

Contact your local text advocate for help. We spent months with our advocate helping us. They can get information that we cannot get and they can put a rush on things. Our problem was that the company my husband worked for wouldn’t verify his employment without his concent. Of course no one told us that the IRS and the employer were not getting anywhere and that they needed his concent. I really hope this will help you all.

Connie
Thursday 10:01 am

Well, commented back Sept 2nd because hadn’t received refund. Now it is Dec 3 and still haven’t received refund. Have called several times since Sept. Last call waited forever to get someone and they looked into it and said they would call us within two weeks. Been almost a month since that call. Still haven’t received call or refund. This is absolutely the most ridiculous thing I have ever encountered. It is crap and I think the IRS is crap and crooked to boot. It needs to be abolished!

Lee
Thursday 5:00 pm

Wow, Connie! Completely unacceptable. I would be storming into that I.R.S. office, if I were you.
I would also, be trying to contact “news media outlets”, to bring this subject, to light.
I think WAY, WAY more people, are experiencing this problem, than most are aware of.
This is just ONE of FEW sites, that was created, for people to vent. But, I would guess that there are THOUSANDS of people, just like you, who STILL have not received their refund.
Scary. Scary world we live in, nowadays. Government, are flat-out thieves. No other explanation.

Sandra duncan
Wednesday 1:53 pm

Irs tax advocate can only help you if you are about to go dumpster diving for food, or if you are having to live in a tent due to hardship from not getting your refund. I just wanted some answers like what is holding my refund up? What do they need to complete it? Wouldn’t even look into it. That’s our tax dollars at work. I only called since it’s been over 8 months since I filed, and no one has any answers.

Lisa Neville
Tuesday 4:48 pm

My 92 year old mother had her accountant file her taxes online in March. She received a letter from the IRS two weeks later asking her to verify her SS# and personal info. It is now October 13th and every day I check that stupid “Where’s My Refund” website that says the same thing, Your refund is still being processed!! This is bullshit!!!!! There’s no one to call and it seems none of our elected officials actually give a crap. What if my mother had no family and needed this money desperately to live on. There is something so wrong about this agency. Why isn’t something being done??

Saturday 12:18 pm

The wait for my Federal refund is finally over. After speaking with a Tax Advocate on 9/8/15, I had my deposit (with interest) by 9/18/15 after waiting for almost 6-months. I believe that had I not contacted her I would still be waiting. I think anyone caught up in this excessive delay should think about calling the number: 877-777-4778. I should have done it months ago. Good luck to everyone!!!

Todd
Monday 8:24 am

Finally! Update time. Filed April 14th and received September 8th. Filed joint and I got a letter from the IRS months ago saying there was a problem. The wife only just got her letter saying the same thing a couple weeks ago so (Sep 1st or so). Despite being told that I would be refunded by the direct deposit when I was in the IRS office (see about 10-15 comments below) I received a check in the mail for the amount plus interest (about 1% of the amount owed). Annoying as hell but there is a finish line out there folks.

Saturday 7:20 pm

I did hear from my Tax Advocate a few days ahead of the scheduled date of 9/11/15. She again reviewed my file and couldn’t see any reason for the delay except that the refund hadn’t been coded for release. She was going to request a release of the payment which could be made within 2-weeks if no additional information is required from me or my tax preparer, but another IRS employee said it could take 7-weeks from the release date so who knows. I don’t want to get my hopes up, but I do have her name, ID # and direct phone number so I feel I’ve progressed somewhat and have contact information for follow-up. I’ll continue to update.

Conie
Wednesday 11:04 pm

Well here it is Sept 2 and we haven’t received our income tax refund either. We also filed in Feb. Had to refile in March. Have talked to someone numerous times. They said they have it (been saying that for several months. Said we should receive in 6 weeks after talking to them 7 weeks ago. Still haven’t received it. So tired of this malarkey. Guess we will have to call again. It isn’t a large refund but I would like to have it in my bank colleting interest instead of the IRS collecting interest on it. Doesn’t seem fair to me.

Dan
Wednesday 6:03 pm

I filed my taxes in Feb, received a standard letter of review in March, quiet until I called in July. When I called in July I actually reached a human being which I was grateful for. That person reviewed my file and initially said there was an income verification issue but quickly retracted that while thumbing through my file and said “nope, it’s all here so not sure what the hold up is”. Then I received another letter a few weeks later saying they need more time to review. Here we are, August 19th…..and nothing. I overpaid my taxes a bit last year for reasons that made sense at the time. Given this is how the IRS is handling me I will never, ever do that again. Meanwhile, they are holding my refund hostage and I have NO IDEA why other than it’s a large refund. My return was a… Read more »

Laurie
Thursday 12:04 pm

Yes. I filed in January and here it is September 10 and still nothing. I have only received 1 letter and that one was in February. It stated they could not honor direct deposit and if I had not received check in 4 weeks to call. At that time I was told another letter had been mailed. But I never saw that one. The lady told me this letter requested we mail a paper copy of our return. Finally found out that we had to wait 16 weeks from April 15 for processing of a duplicate return. I called in August and lady said she was sending a referral and to give it 30 days. Called yesterday and this lady says she got the freeze lifted and we should see the check in 3 to 4 weeks. I am hoping, but not going to hold my breath. At this point… Read more »

Thursday 7:39 pm

Dan – I finally called the Tax Advocacy # (877-777-4778) and claimed ‘financial hardship’ in order to get some assistance and waited for approx. 1-hr. to reach someone. The rep. reviewed my file and could confirm my refund was not sent to someone else (good news) and then attempted to give me the # that we can’t get through on (800-829-1040) for follow-up. I refused to take the # and she assigned me a Transfer Pin # and transferred me to another area. The rep. again reviewed my file and indicated that they had requested additional information (I never received the request) so I’m not sure I believe her. She pressed for additional information regarding ‘financial hardship’ and finally assigned me a Case #, Tax Advocate and a date when I can expect to hear from him/her. She said that if the refund is released it could take up to… Read more »

La'Toyia
Wednesday 3:02 pm

Hi Dan,
The same thing is happening in my household. Got the review letter now here it is Sept. 2, 2015 and still waiting. I can not get a real human on the IRS hotline. This is really sad now. I needed that money for a house and now that is out the window because the renter’s don’t understand that I am still waiting on my check.

Sunday 8:01 pm

Yes, I think we’re all in the same boat as I filed at the end of March, received the identify theft letter and then a follow-up letter saying they were doing a thorough review of my filing (the standard letters I believe) and if the refund was not received within 60-days to call the number that is now impossible to get through on (this is now 8/23/15). I haven’t received any further communication from the IRS so I don’t know if my refund was stolen or if I was one of the thousands they attempted to hack. From what I’ve read, they are only contacting people whose refunds were taken so who knows what our status is. Either way, we’re caught-up in this nightmare without the ability to find out what is really going and speak to a representative.

Heaven
Wednesday 11:23 pm

Yes I am too this is just crazy sending letters saying it’s being reviewed they accepted my return in January now I’m so stressed!

Tuesday 3:07 pm

I, too, am still waiting after filing in mid-February, and I had to go to the official IRS website to “verify my identity” a month or two later. I called the tax center on July 31, they said “not sure what the hold up is,” they put in a referral saying that they’d either send me what they owe me or send me a request for additional information, and I have received nothing yet as of August 25.

Carmen
Wednesday 10:33 am

8 months wait and keep counting… It is a lost cause. And the payers tax advocate is just a way to make ppl believe someone is actually doing something for you. I filled in Jan 27, was accepted on the 29. It is August 12 and 8 haven’t received my refund. I have a tax advocate alledgdly working to help me get my refund since May 27. I sent her all the paper work she ask for. All she does is call me every 3 or 4 weeks and say don’t worry everything is going great and gives me another another date withing 3 to 4 weeks to supposedly let me know when the irs will release my refund. Today 8/12 she called me for the 3rd time and did the same as the past 2 times. Just in case you all dont know it, this advocates are irs employed… Read more »

Connie
Wednesday 11:09 pm

I agree totally. There are a lot of people in the same boat as us. The IRS is collecting interest on our money when we should have it in our bank collecting interest. I am past being mad. I am furious. The IRS is crooked in my book.

Todd
Tuesday 11:41 am

So like many I got swept up in the ID theft headache. I had to file paper (4/14) with the attached affidavits. I watched for weeks while the website said it was being processed. On 8/3 suddenly the website started to tell me “You may not have entered your information correctly. Please verify your personal tax data and try again.” and nothing you enter would give you anymore information.Twice I tried calling the 1-800 number, was on hold for over half an hour both times only to have some phone weary voice chant his ID number to me and then claim he couldn’t hear me and told me he was going to disconnect. Both times the phone then rang back but there was nobody on the line. I know these things can take six months, and I know they are busy, but at this point I was worried that the… Read more »

Connie
Wednesday 11:12 pm

We were told the same thing. 6 weeks. It’s been 7 and nothing.

Friday 1:54 am

I filled at the end of January…with A lawyers office…..An As of August 6 Still Nothing….Says Being Processed….Heck I Could Have come there an did it myself faster…..GEEZZZZZ

sickandtired
Tuesday 4:02 pm

I filed on feb 21st and im still waiting for my return (7/14) i had received a letter asking me to verify my information by calling a number and being asked a bunch of questions wich i did every time i called before that and after they kept telling me to wait 6 to 8 weeks wich im sick and tired of hearing i recently lost my job in april and im depending on this money to get back on my feet since i have a 3 yr old son and im also pregnant, i called back about 2 weeks ago and they said that there had been an error and thats why its being delayed and that i should hear something by 7/28, again something that i have heard before lets just hope this time is real.

jackNjack
Wednesday 3:14 pm

they are seriously sick .. i just got a baby and I had so many plans for him with that returns. I am getting sick of these wait time when I call them.

Lostinlimbo
Tuesday 9:43 am

Same here frustrated filed 2/25 accepted 2/26 called written faxed called written kept calling few times got no where I got hung up on in error ( sure) disconnected call was timed out on hold, transferred to non working extensions , transferred to unhelpful reps to be transferred back to be told my return was not able to be found then I had requested an advocate that was a joke no one got back to me I called once a day until June 30 to be informed an error was made and my return needed to be reprocessed it was their error so now I wait again

Frustrated
Friday 9:56 am

Filed jan 29th and still don’t have it.(7/10 today) Single with income from one job… About as straightforward as it could be. Everything says ‘still processing’. When i finally got through on the phone (5th attempt and hours of waiting) they had no other info for me.

Tom
Thursday 1:52 pm

I’m a conservative writer by profession, now in my early 60s. My wife and I have been married more than 30 years and have filed our taxes jointly all that time. We’re always meticulously careful and pay what we owe. In 2013, we were audited for the first time in our lives, for tax the year 2011. It was a complete exam, meaning we were put through an unimaginable grind by the IRS that cost us thousands of dollars and more than a month of full time tax work, consequently necessitating that same amount of time lost from our jobs. On July 4, 2014 (no mistake, it was a NON POSTAL delivery day), curiously, we received an “all clear letter” on the 2011 audit in our PO box from the IRS (again, it was delivered on a NON POSTAL federal holiday.) Since that time, like so many others who’ve been… Read more »

Trell
Sunday 3:57 pm

Refund was accepted on feb.11 dd was dated for feb.19. It came got rejected by my institution (for what ever reason)and i was told 1st i would recieve a letter regards to the matter. I did. Nxt call I was told it would take up to 21 days b4 a paper chck would be mailed. Its jun.28 and WMR is showing the same thing and I still haven’t recieved my refund. What should I do?

Casey
Sunday 2:19 pm

I’m waiting for my child’s fathers tax return and if can’t get any info. How do I find out anything? Anyone still waiting for child support tax returns??

i needmymoney
Friday 5:04 pm

Filed 02\19 accepted 02/23 id verified 03/16 got 2 letters 06/0 stating i owe from years ’12 n 13 unreported income…….OK I get all that YOU IRS FKIN CRIMINALS!!!!!! Just process my damb return take whats owed and send the rest all ready…….I feel sorry for anyone who’ s only source of income was their refund,glad to have a good job!!! I cant even get through anymore to talk to a rep..hints anyone???

Delmarie
Thursday 11:27 pm

This is my situation I filled mones on Feb 24 after 24hrs were acpted nothing happens after 21 days i call irs and found out that i have to do a IDVrf i did it wait 6 weeks like they told me call bk and they told me that wasnt process comp she send a referral told me to wait 8 weeks i did but nothing happens so call bk and she told me the referral was check on April 23 and have to wait till June 26 that suppouse to be done by then but i check today and os still on we receove uour tax return and is being process i never receive any letter from the.IRS I dont know what else to do this is getting me frustrated of any one can.help me please

Lin S.
Friday 9:20 pm

I never receive any letter from IRS, nor any phone calls about my refund. I found out after 4 wks, my refund was on hold. I verified it, they processed it but when done they just put my refund on the side. It just say being processed. My tax advocate told me, after being verified they put them on processed file. Like its just sitting there. After 9 wks of waiting, i called tax advocate, i received my refund in two wks. U should call tax advocate. They can find out whats the hold, whats the cause of the dalayed. .if youre in hardships, they can process your refund much quickly. The tax advocate are the ones who helped get my refund faster. If i never called them, i would be waiting for nothing. Not knowing my refund is just sitting around.

i needmymoney
Friday 4:51 pm

What #’s are you using the when calling the irs i cant get through anymore!!!!!!!

Chris l
Wednesday 12:54 pm

I filed my taxes in jan n still havent got my refund i went down to the irs in spokane n they told me that my job didnt send the irs the papers they needed so i call the main offlce n they are confused about it so what do i do it making me up set i worked hard for my money the irs is quick to take ur money but slow as hell to give it back

Lin S.
Thursday 11:26 pm

I filed feb 22. Waited 4 weeks and still nothing. Called pril 6 and i was told my refund was on hold due to verifications needs to be done. So the day i did my verifications is actually the day i filed. Told to exoect it in 6 weeks. 7 weeks came, still nothing. So i called irs again and said its being processed and they dont know why verification deot still not releasing it. Its gonna be another 4 days. 8 weeks came, many told me to call tax advocate cause they can help. I ignored at first. 9 weeks came i decided to go for tax advocate, they called me june 8 and told me to give them 2 weeks, june 19 i got another call from tax advocate and told my refund should be in by june 24. And today the 25th finally got our refund. They… Read more »

mary
Thursday 10:40 am

I as well filed in jan, I ended up getting audited… long story short I sent in everything litterally everything and had to get a tax advocate involved well they told her the employer failed to send in forms to irs on their end so they was hilding refund until they recieved that. So I contacted the employer the finally did filed papers with irs. And now I have faxed in proof of that and waiting longer to see whatelse they can come up with on why they wont release my return. This has caused so much hardship on my family. I need my money months ago and need it so much right now. I pray I get it soon or I dont know what im going to do. I filed jan 16th accpeted jan 20th here it is the 25th of june and ive still not recieved anything. So… Read more »

Anthony
Saturday 6:58 pm

UPDATE: finally my refund has been approved and is scheduled to be direct deposited on June 24th!!! I had the identify theft problem. I filed on the febuary 2nd. On May 12 I contacted the tax advocate office. The tax advocate office got my referral done. After the 30 days passed on the referral they contacted me Jun 17th. On that day they told me that my refund was released by the IRS and is pending. So it was good news but I didn’t get my hopes up. I checked today on Jun 21st out of curiosity and WMR was updated for me!! The Tax advocates will call back on July 7th to confirm that I recieved my refund. Plus I got a few dollars more in interest!!

Anthony
Friday 8:55 pm

i Received my refund on the 24th! 4 months 3 weeks later! but I’m okay hopefully everyone else is good!!!!!

Sammy
Thursday 6:10 pm

I filed with H&R Block they are just helpless for any question and this is the last time I use them. I have been waiting since March 2015. Called 5 times each takes around an hour waiting time and supposed to be in my account already 3 times but still doesn’t come. State refund same story, asked me to send around 10 files about my business I did and called them they said all fine and will be in your account, yesterday (after 7weeks of my call) got a letter asking me more files… Are they lying or what, at the same time MA state charging me total $190 not paying my excise tax in time. Already spend over $700 for charges being late this and that as IRS gov page first said your tax file received and your refund in your account in such time like a week with… Read more »

Kat
Tuesday 4:55 pm

Filed and accepted Jan 26th.. Its June 9th and I am still waiting!!
At first I looked forward to hearing from my advocate… NOW, it’s like “Whatever” because she always says the same thing… ” Hi this is so n so calling from the irs tax advocates… Looks like your refund is still being processed and hopefully I will know more about your refund soon. So I’ll call you in 2 weeks to let you know the status”. SAME WORDS EVERYTIME! Actually, this last week she told me she would call in ONE week instead of TWO! That’s got to mean something??? Haha, NOT!!
Feeling everyone’s pain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mary
Sunday 9:55 am

I filed 1/16, accepted 1/20, here it is june 7th and still nothing. Have a tax advocate but still feel shes not helping im so annoyed with irs. I need my money

Kat
Tuesday 5:01 pm

Mine too, she must have a script eveytime she calls one of us! This is disguisting!!

Angelseye
Monday 6:11 pm

Did u try calling tax advocate? They’re the ones who can help u. Once the irs do the verification, they don’t do anything they just put it aside. They’re short staff. This is what tax advocate told me. The tax advocate people can speed up the processing/releasing your refunds.

al wilson
Sunday 7:31 am

Filed on 3/5 and website still says being processed. I call the 1 800 829 1040 but its not working. What’s the problem American?!

brian
Friday 6:55 pm

I filed mine feb 11 got a letter in the mail saying they were reveiwing it, been calling and calling on march 18 they sent a referral in its now june 5 no letter yet so hopefully I will know something by june 18

Alan Cohen
Friday 1:39 am

Tax Advocate office is little help.. You need to physically go to the office, check on net for closest office in your area… Vote for Ted Cruz !!! He will abolish the IRS and send all 90,000 most of them thieves, home.. The IRS is a joke, customer service is the worse you can imagine and that’s even if you can get through to them…. tedcruz.org

uncleknubs
Thursday 11:07 pm

It’s been 8 weeks since filing, received my state refund in my bank account in 3 days, this nonsense the IRS is giving about it being your fault that it’s slow is horse pucky, my return has nothing different than any other year, it has been gone over with a fine tooth comb. At 45 days, the day the federal government has to start paying interest on any return not paid that had nothing wrong with it, the 45-day deadline is always counted from the filing deadline, April 15 for most individual taxpayers. I finally contacted a REAL person at the IRS line. They were surprisingly extremely helpful; to a point. They looked over the return and said they saw nothing wrong with it either, they told me that at 35 days from acceptance date, a review had been completed and closed, but he didn’t know if that meant everything… Read more »

April
Monday 8:28 am

I filed my tax return on February 1s electronically. On March 9th I received a letter in the mail from the IRS stating that I have been randomly selected to verify my identification and to log on to their website to verify which I did successfully. I then called and after waiting an hour, spoke to someone who said that it was successful and that I would receive my refund within 9 weeks. 9 weeks!!!! After 9 weeks, still nothing. I called and was on the phone with a representative for 2 hours and 22 minutes while they investigated. They said that the return went through fine, all the numbers and information matched and everything was correct. In fact, the file has been closed and is ready to release my refund but for some reason they have a hold on it. They referred me to a Taxpayer Advocate who contacted… Read more »

Carmen
Wednesday 10:19 am

It is a lost cause. And the payers tax advocate is just a way to make ppl believe someone is actually doing something for you. I filled in Jan 27, was accepted on the 29. It is August 12 and 8 haven’t received my refund. I have a tax advocate alledgdly working to help me get my refund since May 27. I sent her all the paper work she ask for. All she does is call me every 3 or 4 weeks and say don’t worry everything is going great and gives me another another date withing 3 to 4 weeks to supposedly let me know when the irs will release my refund. Today she called me for the 3rd time and did the same as the past 2 times. Just in case you all dont know it, this advocates are irs employed so… Dont expect much from them. They… Read more »

Brian Bast
Friday 7:53 pm

You guys think you have it bad?? Think again… You’re worried about 2-3 weeks?? I’ve been waiting 5 months now!! First they said they put a hold on my refund because they wanted to make sure I was who I said I was since I filed married for the past 7 years and single this year. I had split with my wife… Pretty common if you ask me. I had no debts. I had nothing out of the ordinary to make it difficult to get my refund. They told me it would be 45 days. After 45 days they said they put it under review and I would get it after an additional 45 days. After those 45 days, I call back and they put it under a second review. They told me I would have it by June 1, 2015…. It’s now May 29, 2015 and still don’t have… Read more »

Heaven
Sunday 1:17 pm

I’ve been waiting 6 months they said now maybe they get to it by sept I was being reviewed I sent everything they needed and still waiting I’m so stressed cause I’m not working car is broke and kids fixing to start school HELP

mary
Tuesday 4:10 pm

I myself as well have been waiting 5 month im beyond pissed over this. Like I said before u file they cause u headaches and hardships u dont file u can get in trouble. Im sick of irs and the stupid ass tax advocates

cole6617
Wednesday 5:13 pm

Hey guys I field on 1/28 status bar went away 4days after an was saying your refund is being processed blah blah.. on the 21st day I went to the IRS an was told I my return was flagged for identity theft I provided all that was needed to prove who I was an had to wait up to 60days on the 60th day I went back cause wmr still said being processed the worker said wait till after memorial day to check wmr if nothing contact my local tax advocate. I couldn’t wait that long so I contacted the advocate she sent an told her I was having hardship she sent me a identity theft form to fill out I did. you will need to knw the last tax return you filed (address only) an faxed it on 5/26 checked Wmr 5/27 an saw that status bar an it… Read more »

mary
Tuesday 4:07 pm

I got a tax advocate and she has do nothing for me. She has told me that my fiance will not get the e.I.c for my older children because we r not married. & today told me they might not give the e.I.c for our child together because shes a baby and I didnt send proof that she lives here. Hello im not trying to scam the irs I just want my money intitled to me. I feel she is not helping. Im getting really annoyed with her. Its been 5 months. Ive sent in everything they ask for and they come back with they need more time or they need more Info what more do they want a story of my life. Its getting ridiculous. . If u don’t file u can get introuble if u do file its a headache ontop of hardship trying to recieve your money.… Read more »

Bob Craig
Wednesday 8:51 am

Same issue here reduced income due to disability as on 3/14/14. New phone menus stops me from being able to get a person at IRS. Call to Tax Advocate after receiving form CP05 on 5/23 dated 6/1, was a waste of time and the individual had a very defensive attitude vs. one of advocacy. She Stated that reduction in force has caused a huge backlog. She stated that the IRS has removed their ability to check on anything for anyone unless the circumstances are extreme; however, she could not define extreme to me. She also said if it takes six months more, I just have to accept that. It does not matter that I filed on Jan 20. I’m glad I wrote her name and ID number for writing to my congressman. That’s really all I have left to do.

Latasha dasher
Tuesday 7:48 pm

I filed my taxes April 3 and still haven’t received my refund.What is going on???? I NEED MY MONEY!!!

charlie
Thursday 7:28 pm

I filed mine Feb 6th and it is now may21 I still have not received my refund and no real reason why I can’t get ahold of a real person to figure things out why is it that we have to keep in with there rules and dates but they can do whatever they want to don’t they work for us

cole6617
Wednesday 5:22 pm

You wont get a real person every state has a local IRS building go there an talk to a live person have your filed tax return,dependent info ID an social an know the info on the last return u filed..o an don’t wait on a letter cause thru my 4month wait I have yet to receive one

frances
Tuesday 8:43 am

Mines was amended mailed march 4th 2015 and I still haven’t heard anything and when I check it says they have no records.

bob
Wednesday 11:24 pm

It’s been nine weeks and still, not one word from the IRS. Nobody seems to know what’s going on and if you call the IRS then that’s a joke. They hare holding people money that’s due to them and there is absolutely NO excuse for this crap!!!

Ceez
Wednesday 5:08 pm

Do exactly as instructed, do not press any other keys when prompted by the automated system, and it will take you directly to a rep!! Of course their is a long waiting time.

Sergio
Friday 2:16 am

I filled mine on April 14 along with my sister in laws they got their money that same week I’m still waiting for my return but the irs don’t care about it it’s been more than the 21 days and Ive got nothing in the mail either at least send a letter telling me what’s going on.

wen
Sunday 7:28 pm

My husband and I filed our paper tax refund on April 7 2015, and we haven’t received any response from IRS after two months, where is my refund website says still processing.

Caroline
Tuesday 1:50 pm

I filed mine on the 1st day you could since i had all the information…. its now 05.19.2015 im still waiting on mine . They sent me a letter saying something was wrong on it and that they will be looking into it.. called them and they said ok its been long enough they will send it over to either review within the next 30day or release the funds….so will see when it hits 06/12

Jenny
Monday 3:47 pm

That’s NOTHING. … I filed at the end of JANUARY. And still, NOTHING!!!
No letter. No NOTHING!
Website says “Still Processing”.
No offense to you… but…
you don’t know the meaning “wait”, unless you’ve been in MY shoes.

Jess
Thursday 10:17 am

Ummmm… please…. I still have yet to receive my refund from 2012. $4,000 was just forgotten and no one can tell me why or when. So THAT is waiting… lol

Kat
Tuesday 4:58 pm

Wth? Wow!!

Bob Craig
Thursday 10:35 am

Hi, if you call 800-829-1040 and follow prompts to check on forms submitted, enter SS then your self-selected pin, you may choose year 2012 then choose detailed history. You will receive automated credits/debits, and at least know if your 2012 year return is in a status. Hope this helps.

Bob Craig
Wednesday 12:48 pm

I understand.
Same issue here reduced income due to disability as on 3/14/14. New phone menus stops me from being able to get a person at IRS. Call to Tax Advocate after receiving form CP05 on 5/23 dated 6/1, was a waste of time and the individual had a very defensive attitude vs. one of advocacy. She Stated that reduction in force has caused a huge backlog. She stated that the IRS has removed their ability to check on anything for anyone unless the circumstances are extreme; however, she could not define extreme to me. She also said if it takes six months more, I just have to accept that. It does not matter that I filed on Jan 20. I’m glad I wrote her name and ID number for writing to my congressman. That’s really all I have left to do.

Amber
Monday 11:11 am

I filed on Feb 16th. It’s mag 11th and wmr still says processing. We never recieved anything in the mail. About 7 weeks ago we did the identity over the phone with a rep. He said it would be 6-8 weeks from the date we filed. It’s been almost 12 weeks and nothing. I’m getting so frustrated with this. My husband was laid off frim the oilfield. We’re behind on bills and our car is sitting bc we can’t fix it! Called a tax advocate and they just said “it’s gonna take awhile” and didn’t act interested in helping. So we’re gonna be homeless with 2 children, pushing our car around, since it doesn’t run, living out of it before to long. But the irs doesn’t care, do they? Nope.

Sharon
Tuesday 4:52 pm

Hi Amber, did you get yours yet? I haven’t. I did get my state a couple months ago. Still waiting for federal. My car needs a speed sensor put in and is overdue on inspection because of it. My check engine light is on and NYS LAW, it won’t pass. This is a crock of sh..! And so are these laws in NY! Now I’m driving around illegal because I don’t have the money to pay a mechanic. So I feel for you. I know what you’re feeling. Have a nice day :)

Victoria
Thursday 9:14 am

Call again. Don’t stop calling until you get someone who does care. I called one time and the first person I spoke to told me to wait and I said my wait time was up. I didn’t leave any time for her to say anything before I told her about our bills and child support being late. She put me on hold and then gave me some information. She transferred me to someone else who assigned an advocate to me. These people are there to help. Don’t let one person with a sour attitude atop you from trying. Keep trying! Let us know how the second call goes for you

Anthony
Wednesday 8:51 pm

with your story sounds like you qualify for “economic hardships” and they should’ve rush this process for you once you provide information of eviction or behind on a mortgage bill. but some reps just don’t care?

Sheka
Saturday 5:35 am

Update! So I filed Jan.22… Received a letter on Jan. 30th stating that I was under review and that I didn’t need anything but to call after 60 days… So after the 60 days were up (March 30th) I called back…. IRS rep stated that nothing was really done to my account but she could see that my employer did send in documentation of my earnings. So she placed me on hold and told me that she was about to put in a referral because she could not see a reason for me to be on hold because everything was correct.. So she told me the referral dept has 30 days to give me feedback and request additional info or to continue the process to release my check.. After the 30 days were up (April 30th) I called again (sigh) and the IRS rep congratulated me and said that the… Read more »

ashley
Thursday 4:53 am

I’M HAVING THAT SAME EXACT PROBLEM RIGHT NOW… REFERRAL WAS SENT OUT AND THE 30 DAYS IS UP TOMORROW… I’M HOPING I HEAR SOMETHING!!! I’LL KEEP YOU GUYS UPDATED!!!

Tuesday 8:14 pm

I was told the referral takes 45 days not 30 just today I have also been waiting for months , single mom twin boys

Sheka
Thursday 9:39 am

After my 30 days were up I called back and they released my funds! My wording changed on the following week and I received my refund Yesterday! So after the 30 days of the referral you should get it within 2 wks! Good luck!

singlemom
Thursday 9:55 am

I just check my status now it said they receive my refund and its being process

Single mom
Tuesday 2:05 pm

Same thing with me but they close mines May 11 and say now I have to wait till July

Kaitlyn
Thursday 5:43 pm

Update! Filed mine on Taxslayer on Feb 14th, my website said it was accepted on the 16th, and May 6th I heard NOTHING back. No letters no nothing. SO I called the number in the comments with the same extension they listed. The hours they list are 7am-7pm but I kept calling between 7-8am and I got the message they were closed. Called back at 8:20am, was told it would be a 15-30 minute wait, was actually a 50 minute wait and a nice lady asked a bunch of questions and in the end she told me that on april 28th they mailed me the 5071C (cant remember exactly) letter saying I had to go online to their website and verify my information. (: I called, got everything straightened out and bam! So make that first call and find out why!

Roger Robinson
Tuesday 8:54 pm

They paid you after you did the call or verification.

dan
Thursday 1:34 pm

My tax return was significantly different for 2014 than previous years, so, I’m not surprised that it’s being “reviewed”. And, I was overly conservative in doing my taxes last year and paid more than I should just to make sure I didn’t mess up and have to owe a large amount come tax day. But that approach is now biting us in the butt. I did our taxes in mid Feb and here we are in May and nothing. WMR tells me still processing. The letter we received simply stated that our return was going to be reviewed – nothing specific, no info, no requests, just a notice of review. I’m very meticulous with our finances and our return isn’t in error – it wasn’t that complicated. But to take this long in review should be criminal. Who else but the IRS can do as they please without any accountability?… Read more »

Retta
Friday 11:51 pm

I am in the exact same situation Dan! I filed Jan 23rd and still nothing. They told me it was being reviewed bc my marital status, income, etc… Had changed and that I had too much withheld. I mean, heaven forbid I don’t want to pay again! Ugh…. Now I’m in the waiting again pattern until June 19th. I have no faith at all that I will get my money back anytime soon. What’s worse is that there is seemingly nothing I can do.

yajaira
Monday 3:02 pm

i did mine since jan 19 its may 4 nothing i call and all it says stil in process ….no real person to talk to

Corey
Monday 11:31 am

I filed Jan 5th and I still haven’t gotten it I lost my job in December due to an accident and I just got my eviction notice. I am a single father of 4 children and am relying on $87 a week in child support. I am supposed to get about 9k back and they keep giving me the run around even though my family and I are struggling to survive. I need the money to get a new car to get a new job and get to work. when it rains it pores I guess. fuck the IRS they are shady!!!

Victoria
Tuesday 9:50 am

Call the tax payer advocate number and explain your situation. They will assign someone to you that can find out what is taking so long and try to expedite the return. Explain that you are facing economical hardship because of the delay. I called and explained my situation and now my husband has to go to court since he couldn’t pay his rent where he is. I reviewed a call 3 days later and faxed the a copy of w2 forms and she went to the IRS yesterday to tell them that we didn’t do anything wrong. I’m scheduled to hear back in about a week. It’s just nice knowing what’s going on with my taxes. The taxpayer advocate # is an 877 number

Francis
Wednesday 10:30 pm

How can I find tax advocate

Victoria
Saturday 8:13 am

877-777-4778

John
Friday 7:17 pm

Filed my taxes on 2/2 got excepted the same day, on March twelve received a letter from IRS stating they can’t make a direct deposit in my account so I should receive a check in Three to four weeks, if not received to call the number provided, today is 5/1 never received my refund have been calling that number for two weeks straight and can’t get through to talk to anyone to see what is going on, check my status everyday and it still says being processed. I am so frustrated and don’t know what to do, I need my money like how they would need mines if I owed them and let me tell you they wouldn’t wait this long cause they would take action to collect it. Does anyone know how to get answers

Victoria
Tuesday 4:05 pm

My husband and I filed through H&R Block on February 17th. We still haven’t received state taxes return or fed tax return. March 3rd, we received a letter saying to wait an extra 60 days. Sunday will be May 3rd. I have no idea why we haven’t gotten ANYTHING. It has really screwed us financially.

jack
Sunday 12:22 pm

I filed on 2/6, I couldn’t file before that as I was waiting on form 1095-A Health Insurance Marketplace Statement. After 10 weeks of failing to get through to a live person at the IRS I went down to my local IRS office, they said after seeing I had a form 1095-A that it has caused a glitch in the system and many returns have been delayed because of it. Because the person was able to enter my information it would now clear the return and I should expect a return in 6 weeks. A week later the “where’s my refund” site has notified me I should expect my refund deposited in next 4 days, so if your in a similar situation I would recommend going to your local IRS office.

Sheka
Saturday 4:26 am

I filed my taxes on Jan. 22. I received a letter from the irs on Jan. 30th stating that they were thoroughly reviewing my taxes and they didn’t need anything from me and that I should call after 60 days from the date of the letter. On March 30th I called and they stated that everything was correct and that they would send a referral and that could take up to 30 days. I called back April 15 and they stated that the referral dept acknowledged the referral on April 9th and it will be another 6-8 weeks to process the referral! I’m getting very frustrated because it’s been over 90 days for me!!! They said everything is correct so what is taking them so long to send me my money!!!

Emma
Tuesday 12:45 pm

Wow me too, accepted the 21 and nothing yet. I feel you! So sad!

Sheka
Monday 4:01 pm

So after my 30 days were up from the date she sent my referral I called back (my 30 days were up April 30th) she stated once again that all of my info was correct and that From what it looks like on the computer, I should be receiving my refund by next week!! Now I want to be excited but its been well over 90 days so I can’t afford to give my hopes up messing around with the IRS!! So I’ll keep you all updated!

dayaniela
Friday 3:46 pm

To reach a reprensentive presa 1 then 2 then 1 then 2 turno 4 wait dont put tour social and then press 2 call at 7 am

dayaniela
Friday 3:53 pm

Uggghh this phone to reach a reprensitive press one for english then 2 then 1 again 2 then 4 dont put your social and wait a sec then put 2 its best to call at 7 am

bob
Wednesday 3:28 pm

Filed 1/20 accepted 1/21. Finally calling this week as I have received no notices of any kind. Wmr States still being processed. Following all prompts to get to a person but consistently hear message that I should call back at another time and a polite voice says thank you before hanging up in my face. :(
My FIRST refund in 9 years due to drastic decrease in income. What a bummer!

MZ_NENE
Wednesday 1:06 pm

I FILED MY TAXES 1/20/15 AND IT WAS ACCEPT 1/21/15 BY THE IRS MY MONEY I WAS TO GET IT 1/31/2015 BUT BANK REJECT IT AND SEND BACK WAIT MY 21 DAYS AND TALK TO IRS AND THEY SAID THAT I SHOULD GET A LETTER OR I MAY NOT GET A LETTER BUT I GOT ONE ON 2/18/15 WITCH WAS A CP53A LETTER AND IT SAID THAT I DIDN’T HAVE TO NOTHING CALL THE IRS BACK AND THEY SAID THAT I HAD TO WAIT 8-10 WEEKS BEFORE THE CAN REISSUE MY REFUND I HAVE BEEN WAIT AND WAIT NOTHING NOW IT’S APRIL AND STILL NOTHING CALL THEY ARE SAYING THE SAME THING 4/19/15 MADE 8 WEEEK AND 3 DAYS THEY SAID THAT MY 10 WEEKS IS MAY 4TH CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME I HAVE TWO KIDS GRADUATION ONE HIGH SCHOOL AND THE OTHER ONE 8TH GRADE THIS HAS MADE SO… Read more »

sagen steinecke
Thursday 8:34 pm

I am having the same problem my 10 weeks is on the 11 of May. What have you found out about yours?

Kendra
Tuesday 9:04 am

Why is this issue- “of millions of hard-working Americans NOT getting their tax refunds… and NOT getting any explanation” … NOT in the news?????? Somone needs to get this issue, out to the MEDIA!!!! I don’t know, how to do it. Otherwise, I WOULD. Someone needs to notify Hilliary Clinton… I highly doubt, any politician is aware, that this is going on. If Hilliary Clinton brought this to the immediate attention, of the public… … and if she promised, to make it her goal, to: start making if a LAW, that the I.R.S. MUST return tax payers refunds, by a REASONABLE amount of time… she would win the election. This issue, is HIDDEN. Only those of us, who have sought out, a site like this… know about this. OTHERS, think they are ALONE in not getting their hard-earned money, back! Please! SOMEone… let’s get together, and somewhow bring this issue,… Read more »

Sharon
Sunday 1:49 am

Oh, give me a break!
Whether or not politicians know about this has nothing to do with anything. Fact is: THEY DON”T CARE!!!! If they act like they do, it’s only to get votes. And yeah, Hilary will solve everything, haha.

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