Why Is It Taking So Long To Get My Tax Refund and Why Your 2017 Refund May Be Delayed by the IRS

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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. This is no different in the current tax season where a number of folks have commented on potential and actuals delays with their refunds.


In fact for the 2016-17 tax season the IRS has already announced that there will likely be tax refund payment delays. In particular for those claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) refunds may not be processed until after February 15 (with payments coming 2 weeks later) in order to perform further identity verification checks.

** Update– The IRS is now processing refunds which were originally being held up due to the PATH mandates.  And a number of folks are finally getting their tax refunds. Keeping checking WMR for updates and exact dates on your refund payment. You should no longer be seeing the PATH message as a blocker to get your refund processed and paid. If held up for other reasons (see below) you will get the applicable message/follow-up action.

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

Other reasons your refund may be delayed per the IRS


  • Additional or random security checks – especially if fraudulent activities were associated with your filing in the past
  • Amended returns require additional, and manual processing, which can see refunds delayed for up to 16 weeks
  • Missing or incomplete documentation or information in your return (most online tax filing software checks for this, but manually filed returns are more at risk)
  • Incorrect bank details or account numbers provided in your return (see below for how to address)
  • If you are using a pre-paid card for the first time and were using a middleman bank (SBBT, Republic, Bofi, etc), some people have had their refund not deposited because the middleman bank does not test deposits to ensure the account is active and correct
  • You filed an injured spouse claim
  • Refund claims with an application for an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) attached (see Topic 857 for more information on this)
  • If you requested a refund of tax withheld on a Form 1042-S (PDF) by filing a Form 1040NR (PDF), allow up to 6 months from the original due date of the 1040NR return or the date you actually filed the 1040NR, whichever is later, to receive any refund due (see more details in tax topic 152)

Here is a sampling of comments from the current and past tax seasons around IRS refund payment delays:

So basically if you claim your children/EIC are you going to be delayed? We’ve claimed the same every year I just don’t get it. I filed in early January with a tax service and they didn’t mention the delay. I’m going to assume it’s not going to be deposited in the next week like we were told. This really bums me out [Amanda]

I’ve file the same job for 9yrs same two kids they shouldn’t make us wait. They should go after the people who’s file fake returns it’s the hard working people money they taking anyways [GrayLady].

Help me please. 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]

I’ve carried my child for 20yrs. I don’t understand why they have to wait [to send me my refund]! Every year it gets worst! We want what belongs to us! [Sharon]. Well I filed early and still WMR [where is my refund] says still processing ugh IRS told me to wait till 21 days before I call them. [Shirley]

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]

Mine got accepted on Jan 22nd and it has been 20 days. WMR does not show the bar on where’s my refund nor a date. Just says that it is still being processed and a date will be available soon. I called the IRS and they said that I had to verify my identity and had to call another number and verify some information and was put on hold about 3 times. Then said it had been verified and it would take 9 weeks for me to get my refund. Help! [Alex]

Tax Season Refund processing by the numbers (from WalletHub) : Average Wait time for IRS calls – 30.5 Minutes (62% unanswered); 700%+: Increase in tax-related identity theft cases vs 23% Decrease in IRS enforcement staff since 2010.

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, additional Identity fraud/verification (details below),  incorrect social security numbers etc; or information from related sources (employer, ex-partner) do not add up. For example same dependent 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) or IRS2Go mobile app, 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 (not business days). So even if you have submitted all your documents you probably need to wait for at least 21 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 details 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.
  • 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 7000+ comments, with the following useful real life tips you won’t find elsewhere:

Obamacare forms for are still 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 or offsets to what you expected 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.

 

  • 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 (under PATH act). 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:
    • 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!!! =)
  • Check with the middleman bank (SBBT, Republic, Bofi, etc) that they received your refund and sent it to your personal account. If filed jointly make sure both names are on your bank account/pre-paid card as this can sometimes cause your refund to be held or rejected.

Tax Payer Identify Verification Delaying IRS Tax Refund Processing and Direct Deposit Payments

In a lot of recent cases, it appears that the IRS is delaying refund processing because they are having to spend a lot more time validating tax payer identities given the rise in online tax related fraud over the last few years. In most cases the IRS will notify selected tax filers via WMR or mail (they will never call you) to contact a IRS number to verify their identity. After verification it could take up to 9 weeks for you to get a refund. See more in this article.

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.

When will I get my paper check if my Direct Deposit is delayed or rejected?

At times people will change their bank accounts after their return is filed or provide incorrect account numbers. In these instances the IRS will issue a paper check when they cannot send by direct deposit. This will delay your refund, but the actually IRS processing time for a paper check  is only 2 extra days more than direct deposit. Usually paper checks are mailed on Friday’s and you usually get within 1 week; the following Friday or sooner. The US Postal usually don’t deliver refund checks until Saturday morning to prevent someone watching your mail and stealing the check.

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

This question 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.

However I have been seeing a lot of comments from people saying that when the WMR site provides limited information on the refund, requesting a free IRS transcript seems to be another way of checking the status of the refund. Generally if you can request a transcript, it means the refund is on the way and the IRS has completed processing of your tax return. But this is all anecdotal evidence.

Tax Topic 151 vs 152 notice

When you log on to the WMR website or IRS2Go mobile app, you may be presented with a message to refer to IRS Tax topic 151 or 152 in relation to your refund. But what do these mean? Tax Topic 151 simply means that you’re getting a tax offset (see above) which may result in your refund being less than you expected. You will get an official IRS letter/report explaining the actual offset and adjustments to your tax return, and details on how to appeal this action – but likely it will delay you getting your refund. While not great news, the silver lining here is that the IRS has processed your return and your adjusted refund (where applicable) should be on its way.

Tax Topic 152 on the other hand means means you’re getting a tax refund in line with IRS processing guidelines (generally within 21 days) and this notice confirm the methods for payment (direct deposit, check).

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 tax advocate or tax professional if you get nowhere with the IRS.

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Adriana July 11

Does anyone know if this will affect getting Obama care if it’s still not prosseced by Sept
I filled with an accountant but she didn’t send the form 1095 and some other form
I sent everything about 6 weeks ago and it still says being processed this is driving me nuts what else is there to do

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Carrie June 23

I filed electronically, with an accountant, April 13. Today is June 23 and I still do not have my federal refund. Every time I check the status it says, “Your tax return is still being processed. A refund date will be provided when available.”

This is so frustrating. I only claim one exemption. I am in the highest tax bracket as well.

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brian June 26

Was kind of wondering if I was the only one. I filed my taxes electronically on February 19 – it’s June 29 and I get the same, “Your tax return is still being processed…” Bull!

Where is my interest for the loan I gave them this year?!

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Duane July 14

Yes, I filed April 21, and still it says ” We received you tax return, and its being processed”. I am also in high tax bracket. For the 25K+ I paid in federal taxes, you would think me only getting 1/8 of that back, the government could help a brother out.

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Mariah Brown June 18

My return was accepted on March 23rd and now it is June 19th and I am still waiting for my refund. I called the IRS and was told it a guestimation date of July 2nd to when it might be processed. This is ridiculous. I claimed head of household and they need a lease agreement, a doctor’s note indicating a disability, births certificate, and a utility bill. These are personal items. I should not have to send my personal items just to get what’s due to me. I have been filing taxes for years and have never been through such drastic measures before. I just want what is due to me. This is stupid and unfair.

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Jmo June 11

I filed my return back in early February. Filed as head of household and for EIC. They paid me half of my return and held the other part of my return and said they need me to send documents to prove that my child was living in my household for over 6 months and also utility bills to ensure i was the head of household. I sent all of these documents in on 3/26/17. They mailed me a letter stating they received my documents on 3/30 and it would take up to 60 days for review. The letter also stated that if for some reason they could not finish the review by 6/6/17 they would send me a letter to notify me. Well guess what? It’s now 6/11/17. Still not a word. Fuck the IRS piece of shit scumbags!

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Jared May 16

I electronically filed my refund 1/23/17 and chose DD. Single, no kids, no itemized deductions, SIMPLE. It is now 5/16/17 and wmr just says “processing”, no status bar at all. Wtf? I normally wait about 3 weeks longer than everybody else any other year, but I have never had my refund take longer than the first week of March to arrive. I kinda need my money cuz I just lost my job. I just wanna know what the hold up is since nobody at the irs can give me an answer. Frustrated and annoyed…and soon to be broke as a joke

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Lindsay May 18

Jared,
Literally the same situation. Every time I check IRS website or TurboTax they both say they are “being processed.” I have never had to wait this long. I also lost my job so I’m struggles right now and kind of need to pay off some student loans. I hate our system!

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Cody May 25

I am right there with you. Filed in mid-March, single, no dependents, very simple return. Still says processing 2 months later.

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Jennifer June 7

In the same boat. Filed in March and its now June 7th, and its been in “processing” mode since I filed. This is the most frustrating thing ever. We have a deadline every year to give them THEIR money, but they cant give us the same consideration.

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JB May 14

I sent my return in by mail because I couldn’t get my ipn online so I had to send it in snail mail. I did this April 17th 2017 and I’ve seen my returned is processing but no status bar or even accepted date. I see all my information on the left side and I’m just starting to worry. I’ve got an economic hardship as I’m homeless and I’m counting on this money to get myself and my family into a home soon because I’m running out of patience where I am and I’m going to end up sleeping in my car again. I’m frustrated as this has never happened but because I had to move before the mail came with my new PIN number I didn’t get to file electronically for the first time in my entire life.

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Mia May 9

We were notified by the IRS in February that someone had fraudulently tried to claim our refund. As per IRS direction we spent about an hour on the phone with an IRS employee verifying that we were really us and then when our return was finished (the false claim was filed before we even received our W-2s!) we sent it off certified mail. Our accountant was unable to e-file due to the fraud attempt. It was received by the IRS on March 17th. We did not claim any child or income credits, but today is May 9th and the IRS web site still says “Your return is still being processed. A refund date will be provided when available.”

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Denise Faria May 1

We filed on February 9th and are still waiting for our refund. All the site says is it received our returns and it’s being processed.

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Jim H May 11

Same here. We filed mid-January and as of 2 minutes ago – “…being processed”. My CPA says California refunds are ‘DELAYED’ but has no further information. State refund showed u in bank account within 10 days of filing. This is ridiculous…

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Sherree April 27

I went through this exact problem last year. It took us nearly 10 weeks to get our refund. Already it is held up this year for a $209.00 refund. I’m single now, no kids, no EIC, simple return…should go right thru…but NOoooo….just like last year it gets held up over the 1095 form for those of us on Obamacare. My ex-husband got his refund 9 days after filing, single, simple return, no kids, no EIC…but he is not on Obamacare. Everyone I know has gotten their refund, as long as their 1095 form is not from the Marketplace. So frustrating. Guess it will be July again before I get my money!

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Lana April 7

I filed online 01/24/17 I have no kids and no income credit. My bar has only moved to say they are still reviewing them it’s been 3 months. How long must they review them

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Kenny April 4

After it says approved an you have the date how long does it take for the tax preparer to receive it an how would you know if she’s a snob? She acts like she gets mad when i ask questions about it… She don’t understand how bad i need it right now.

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Tiffany April 3

I filed in January and took in consideration because I do have children that it would be after the 15th February before I heard anything about my return. Here it is April and still no refund. The transmission in my car has died. I’m so frustrated and stressed. I have to work and with car I cant work.

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Sherman March 30

It seems to be the IRS is playing games. I sent my return in electronically as well on 3/2 and I’m still in processing. I called and waited 10 minutes while the service representative went over my file. She said everything looked great and there were no problems. However she had no clue what was talking so long.

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James Welborn March 27

Filed electronically on 24 Feb today is March 28th ! Still processing return is the only answer I can get

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cinimod March 29

I filed electronically on 1/13..still waiting also.

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Daniela Nagele April 11

I filed on Feb 24th – and I am still waiting on any updates. I start to get worried but on the other hand I hope they just don’t have enough staff or some really strange reason why nothing is moving along

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Jodi March 27

I did my taxes on the 13th of Feb. single, no kids. I still have yet received my state. My 2 daughters filed 3 days before me. 1 by mail with 2 kids and 1 rifle 2 kids. 1 married 1 not. The one who paper mailed and not married had both of hers in her bank in less then 7 days. My other daughter had hers in less then 14 days. I thought the ones with kids were taking longer?? It seems the ones without kids is taking FOREVER! Why?? The news was posting it all the time “ones with kids will take longer!!” “REALLY”!! If you owe the IRS and don’t pay by a certain time you get penalized. Why doesn’t the IRS get penalized for LYING????

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Brittany March 23

I did my taxes this month on the 11th and i just got them in the received area does anyone know how long it will take til in gets approved by IRS? Please let me know thanks!

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Marsha Harper March 18

OK I filled and I filled the child tax credit and EIC in Jan and it was accepted Jan 17 well when they started doing them they have been saying your taxes are being processed well we called the IRS to find out why n started to give them the info then they asked our address we filled I gave it to them and they tell me no that’s not what’s in there system.I then tell them well I’m looking at my copy of my sent return and that’s the address and my address that was filled she then says again well it’s not what they have..She then tells me I have to call a different number to confirm my identity so I call that number tell the woman what the other lady told me and what I needed to do and so That’s why I was calling she then says did you get a letter I said no how can I get anything if you or the IRS has the wrong address in there system she then tells me she can’t help me unless I have a letter…Like really I can’t get no info no help nothing and I still don’t know what the heck is going on with my money…This is getting to be really a big pain and a headache..Anyone else have this problem or similar to it..

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Christine April 28

Yesss. Me! Ive been waiting Almost three months now

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Matthew Still March 16

OK, I kinda understand that some people has used IRS for EIC, but the rest of us are getting kinda desperate,like we got loans that need to be paid and now we are being penalized for it interests are being added to the loan, maybe the government should be the ones that get fined for being so late,we have worked hard for this and as Americans have the right to speak up and say you pay the interest off my loan and a fine!! Isn’t it that what the IRS would do to us? I had my taxes done around the first of February then I get a 1095-A form almost a week later, then find out I could be waiting for another 6 to 8 weeks!!!??? Oh come the #$&@ on!!!

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Andy (Author) March 8

Eight common reasons per IRS, why your refund may be held up

1. Missing or Inaccurate Social Security Numbers. Be sure to enter each SSN on a tax return exactly as printed on the Social Security card.

2. Misspelled Names. Spell all names listed on a tax return exactly as listed on that individual’s Social Security card.

3. Filing Status Errors. Some people claim the wrong filing status, such as Head of Household instead of Single. The Interactive Tax Assistant on IRS.gov can help taxpayers choose the correct status. E-file software also helps prevent mistakes.

4. Math Mistakes. Math errors are common. They range from simple addition and subtraction to more complex items. Transactions like figuring the taxable portion of a pension, IRA distribution or Social Security benefits are more difficult and result in more errors. Taxpayers should always double check their math. Better yet, tax preparation software does it automatically, so file electronically.

5. Errors in Figuring Tax Credits or Deductions. Filers can make mistakes figuring their Earned Income Tax Credit, Child and Dependent Care Credit, the standard deduction and other items. Taxpayers need to follow the instructions carefully. For example, if a taxpayer is age 65 or older, or blind, they should be sure to claim the correct, higher standard deduction. The IRS Interactive Tax Assistant can help determine if a taxpayer is eligible for tax credits or deductions.

6. Incorrect Bank Account Numbers. The IRS strongly urges all taxpayers who have a refund due to choose direct deposit. It’s easy and convenient. Be careful to use the right routing and account numbers on the tax return. The fastest and safest way to get a refund is to combine e-file with direct deposit.

7. Forms Not Signed. An unsigned tax return is like an unsigned check – it’s not valid. Both spouses must sign a joint return. Taxpayers can avoid this error by filing their return electronically. Sign an e-filed tax return digitally before sending it to the IRS.

8. Electronic Filing PIN Errors. When e-filing, the taxpayer signs and validates the tax return electronically with a prior-year Self-Select Personal Identification Number. If they do not have or know their PIN, they should enter the Adjusted Gross Income from their 2015 tax return originally filed with the IRS. Taxpayers should keep a copy of their tax return.

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Diana February 24

I reviewed my federal on Feb 15. Why haven’t I received my state? Does anyone know a number I can call to speak to someone directly for the state? The number on their site is an automated service. I’m in California.

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Jessnsony@yahoo.com February 26

I got my federal on February 22 but haven’t received by state …. I track it and it says still processing. It’s wired I’ve always received state first

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Jorge February 23

My taxes have a date it says by 2/23/2017 and it was not sent? I do have credits for school and people for school who are dependent is that why it hasn’t been sent?

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Janetta rogers February 12

One more question if there is a code telling you something about your tax return where will you see it on the where’s my refund site.

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Jsnetta rogers February 12

Can you please tell me how long does it usually take between your refund being accepted and approved and then between being approved and sent.

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Boop February 11

Hello this is my timeline , maybe it will help
Jan 26th filed turbo tax and accepted by IRS
Feb 11th refund approved by IRS
Feb 15th will be sent to bank
Did not claim EIC or ACTC
Have one dependent
Itemized a few things.
Did have the Topic 152 message
I was very nervous as well I thought I wouldn’t receive it but I guess they are backed up and actually may take the 21 days as you can see it took 16-17 days for mine. Hope this helps. I would say it’s coming just be patient if possible

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Jami February 22

HI, did you status bar get removed with the note of “your tax return is still being processed?”

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Leslie Williams February 27

Yes it did! No ddd or nothing! I filed on the 23rd and it still says being processed

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Nicole Shaw March 16

Mines doing same thing i filed on 24 todays my 21st day

Laroyce Arrington March 2

I’m having the same issues. No balls only a message saying your return is being processed nothing else no codes of any kind and for me today March 2nd makes 30 days

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Brandi March 4

Filed on Jan 23, IRS accepted return… Still says “it’s being processed”. This is ridiculous. It’s been over a month.

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Michelle Hunger March 29

Yes I have yet to see a status bar besides once. Which makes me wonder what is up with the system.

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Kristen March 6

I filed M-sep– on Feb 7 with 3 dep. mine is still processing. We filed my spouse on Feb 20 M-sep with 1 dep and a property and are sched to receive it this week.. What is the hold up??!! I tried to call and keep getting disconnected no mater what prompt I hit.

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Tracy February 10

Where’s my refund I’d saying your taxes have been received and being processed , but the place I got my taxes done is saying congratulations the irs has accepted your return and it is complete and a direct deposit date will be able shortly why the difference

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Erin March 16

I got this same issue it is now day 17 and irs website still says its being processed

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Jenn January 30

I read that my taxes won’t be released until after the 15 due to the earned credit income. Does that stand for both state and Federal or just Federal?

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Teress February 2

Iv heard just federal

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paula February 9

It’s state and federal.

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David February 10

Certain states have also joined the 15th club but not all most are proceesing normally

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Tabitha February 16

Just federal. Received state literally a week after filling. I live in Indiana so your state may be different.

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Alicia February 21

Just federal..ive already gotten my state 2 weeks ago im waiting on federal

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Andy (Author) September 15

See why your 2017 tax refund maybe delayed and what to do asap- > http://www.savingtoinvest.com/tax-refund-payment-delays-likely-according-to-the-irs/

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Jacob August 9

I worked in US as J1 student last summer and I mailed my tax return 04/08/16. It´s already been 4 months and I still got nothing. When I wanna check my refund status there´s still written We have received your tax return and it is being processed. It´s been 10 weeks like this! I want to find out what is going on but when I try to call IRS I can´t reach them. Anybody know some e-mail address I could write to? any advice please? Last year I got my refund up to 10 weeks and this year I did it the same way

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Danielle Taylor July 28

Filed January 18, 2016 through Turbo Tax, requested DD
Called IRS 2/20/16 due to no DD and was told we needed to verify the dates and legal authority to claim reported dependents.
February 22, faxed in court documents showing guardianship and legal right to claim, letters from school showing registration dates and current enrollment.
April 27, called again to be told that supported documentation showed relationship not specific dates proving dependents resided with us. COURT ORDER CLEARLY STATED WE WERE AWARDED THE RIGHT TO CLAIM 2-09-14!!
How much clearer do they need!? Obtained letters from school with very clear specific dates, matching residential addresses, and noted guardianship. Rent receipts for head of household and lease showing listed residents. Faxed this April 28, 2016.

Today, July 27, 2016
Still no refund. Still no change in status. Still no agent willing to speed up process. They claim they have 45 days after each transaction, then supposedly they’re liable for interest at $10 per $1000 owed after 90 days.

I feel powerless. That’s our money. Why doesn’t the act of accountability balance? If we owed them, would they allow us to take our sweet time and merely pay $10 per $1000 every 3 months?
NOT

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Jaime Carreras January 3

I called numerous times to follow up on my refund. On one time an agent even said that I was to receive 3% per day elapsed as it was their fault. When I finally received my tax refund it was with an additional $60, after 9 MONHTS LATE. I called and stated that I was informed that they were gonna pay 3% per day on interests and the agent said that I had the wrong information and no actual facts. I have him the name an number of the agent who explained that to me previously and he said there is nothing he can do as thats only “an IRS agent information againsts a tax payers word”. only thing I found online was the article from USA TODAY titled “Tax refund late? The IRS may owe you interest”.

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M Tackett March 5

Please contact a tax advocate. That’s what they do. It’s their job to help get you your money. Google IRS tax advocate. Had to do the same a couple years ago. Got my money back within two weeks of contacting them.

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Nikki March 30

M Hackett how does that work because I have an tax advocate now and she is really nice I had to fax over my information again to verify that it’s me to my advocate

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Kathy June 27

Please stop giving the federal government an interest free loan by overpaying your taxes! Figure out what you think your obligation should be early in the new year and adjust your payments accordingly. Under pay slightly and make sure you save money to meet any shortfall come filing time. If you do over pay then you can apply your overage to the next year’s taxes, and reduce your monthly payments accordingly.

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Aimmee June 23

Final Update!!!!

Filed 1/30/2016
Accepted 1/31/2016
Faxed 1095, 8962 & Recalculated 1040-A on May 2nd, 2016
Received TWO different Tax Advocates as of May 5th, 2016
After healthcare fiasco, and 6 long freaking months and TWO Tax Advocates…finally got a DDD of June 24th…..Jesus it has been horrible!!!! My bars have returned as of today, June 23rd, on the WMR site….thank god!!! Now let’s see if I do get my money!

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Robert June 9

My tax refund was submitted on may 5th and as of june 9th which is today I still haven’t received my tax refund. Does anyone have any explanation on why it’s taking so long?

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Aimmee June 10

I submitted mine on Jan 31st..just received word today (6/10) that is was approved on June 2nd…what a mess this year has been all because of obama-care..if you had their health insurance for even 1 day in 2015, you better hope you submitted the 1095, 8962 and correct calculations on your 1040/ 1040A (whichever you file yearly)…but then again it can be a general delay like I have seen from most people on this forum and this one I tend to read more since there is more issues pple are having since day one, http://www.savingtoinvest.com/2015-irs-refund-cycle-chart-for-2014-tax-return-filings/

If its been a back and forth, request a tax advocate, I would wait till at least 8-12 weeks after filing to request one. Again I only got a approved date..not a refund date so that is another waiting game I am sure…such a shame how long its been…

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Missy July 10

They claimed i had obama care in letters they sent. Now they’ve confirmed that i DID NOT, admitted i don’t owe anything and still can’t explain why it hasn’t been sent.

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Karl June 2

How many people longly expe ting their returns voted Republican?

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Tom May 23

It’s good to know that I’m not alone with this whole tax return dilemma. I definitely can relate to everybody in this discussion, as I’m having the same problem, since I’m still without a tax return for whatever reason. I’m extremely pissed that not only is my refund late, but the way the IRS has been leaving me hanging, because I cant get any real answers about this whole dilemma and they won’t even take my calls after several attempts, they just keep sending me to main menu forcing me to choose an option or they terminate the call. Using the where’s my refund?option certainly does me no satisfaction. We know our taxes are still being processed, but what’s the hold up? My wife and I didn’t have this problem last year. We got our return in a timely manner. Me and my wife e-filed jointly back in March, at least a month before deadline. We thoroughly provided our information with the help from an expert by using turbo tax. Everything looked good and sufficient, as we were getting a big return from both federal and state. We were sure that we would have our return within a month, but here we are now still no return as of 5/23/16. This is absolutely ridiculous. C’mon now what’s the hold up?

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P Jeffries September 12

I’m in the same boat to i call and can’t talk to anyone its been months app keeps saying processing.

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Jennifer May 4

My accountant filed 02/12/2016, on 03/12/2016 I received letter saying they needed my Healthcare Marketplace form. I faxed that 03/14/2016. I received another letter 03/22/2016 stating that someone tried to file taxes w/my SSN. Come to find out my job had security breach and over half of employees were affected. I called 03/28/2016 to verify that everything was ok. Per IRS everything was good to go, they had my form and everything. I should have DDD 1ST week of April. I called again 04/07/2016, because of security breach at work and the FBI getting involved, they froze my SSN. I had to do ID verify, which because of the situation I had to go in person. 4+ hours later on 04/12/2016 they verified my ID and said oh it is all good now, you will need to wait ANOTHER 6-8 weeks for processing. REALLY?? I am now on week 3 of waiting, and I was finally able to order tax transcripts and return transcripts. I am hoping it is getting close. This is RIDICULOUS.

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Sam May 20

sorry to hear about your issue. the very same thing happened to my husband and I last year. I will say it took 6 months from the time my verification was 100% complete. There are a lot of things that have to be in place including pin codes for the next tax season. its still taking a long time this year…I’m assuming its from the fraud from last year. good luck to you. I hope this helps

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Jennifer Earlywine May 20

I got it last week but my prepaid debit card tried rejecting it for being to large. It was a nightmare

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Ivy May 3

I filed electronically on 2/06/2016. Today is 5/3/2016 and I have not received my refund it has been sitting on processing since 2/07/2016. I have called 1x and they told me that it will be another 4-6 weeks. Well it has been another 6 weeks and still nothing. So i have been trying to call again and can’t get through and when I did the lady hung up on me. I am getting really annoyed. I have a simple return. I am married and work one job, husband works one job, have one child. We don’t own our own business or anything like that. getting really frustrated.

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Petey June 6

What number are you calling? All the numbers I try hang up and I am unable to reach someone or leave a message

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Marie April 12

I filed electronically on 02/13/16. Confirmed receipt on WMR. A few days later checked WMR and all bars were gone. Called the IRS was told they could not help me until after 21 days. I called again after 21 days, was told it was pulled on 02/22/16 for review and it would take 6 to 8 weeks….this weeks is my 8th week. I had contacted the IRS through out at random times and was told that nothing was wrong with it and it was still being processed wait the 6 to 8 weeks I was told, nothing new was ever told to me. I called the IRS today being that it was been 8 weeks, the representative could not tell me why the hold up, there weren’t any notes that anything was wrong with my refund and could not tell me was it had not been released to me. She suggested I get a hold of a tax advocate. She supposedly told me that she has initiated the paperwork on my behalf and I should be contacted by the advocate within the next 7 business days. She gave me the toll free phone number to advocates and said I could contact them myself if I don’t hear from them within that time frame. I will let you know the updates.

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Flowers April 13

Wow, My situation is nearly identical to yours. I called the yesterday because it has been 9 weeks. The representative told me almost the exact same thing, that she could not tell me why there was a hold up and that she was sending my case to another department to research whats going on. She also told me that it could take up to an addition 12 weeks to get a response!!!! I am pissed. I don’t know what else to do.

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Elisa April 13

Any update?

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Marie April 12

Filed electronically 02/13/16. Accepted the same day. Checked WMR and it confirmed that it was received. A few days later the bars were gone and it stated that the refund is being reviewed and still being processed. Called the IRS and they informed me that nothing could be done until 21 days. I called the IRS on 21st day and they said my refund had been pulled for review on 02/22/16 and it would be 6 to 8 weeks from that day, to continue checking WMR for updates. I called the IRS at random times just because the WMR had not updated and they just kept telling me that everything was fine, there was no issues, still being reviewed and had to wait the 6 to 8 weeks. I tried everything, I tried ordering my tax script and have not being able to, I tried calling the ID theft hotline and it said I was not eligible, did it over the phone and online. Today 04/12/16 marks my 8 weeks and I called the IRS this morning and the very nice sweet lady said that there was a delay in processing many refunds and suggested I called the tax advocates and seek their help. She asked if I had a dire need for the refund and I said yes. She said she will inform the tax advocates and I should follow up with a call and have them push my refund. So off I go to call the tax advocate and I will update….worse year ever!

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Rob April 12

they most be doing this kind of delay on purpose to get more money out of us i read and know people that went thru a tax advocate and they charge them for their help some charge 100 to 500 and that BS…like really we just want our money back i been waiting since Jan 22 still nothing.

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Marie April 13

Really? I was told that it was a free service.

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Rob April 13

Thats what i thought too, well my friend. She said when she got her money deposit, 200 were missing she call to find out and they told her it was 200 charge for the tax advocate service.

Marie April 11

Filed 02/13/16 electronically, accepted by the IRS that same day. WMR showed received initially, a few days later all bars were gone. Waited until my 21 days. Contacted the IRS spoke to a live person and was told that it was pulled on 02/22/16 for a review. She further stated that she didn’t see anything wrong with the return and to allow it 6 to 8 weeks. From then to now, I’ve called randomly and was told about the same thing each time that it was pulled in February for review and if I have not received any letters not to worry they are still reviewing my refund and give it 6 to 8 weeks from when it was pulled for review. So that will be April 18 for the full 8 weeks. We shall see and I will update you guys. I do check the WMR site religiously every morning as the IRS representatives have advised…..still no update other than it’s still being processed…….

GOD bless us ALL :)

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Eric April 8

I want to thank this site for providing important information. I was able to speak with a live representative once I followed the instructions in the article (stated below too)! Thank you.
Now, let’s see if this will take (9) weeks or if I’ll get lucky

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Mike April 5

My refund status has been saying still being processed since I filed in January, now as of last week it make sure you entered your info correctly which I did, what does this mean? Does it update once the refund deposit date is available? or does it just get deposited?

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Jen April 5

Me too! The first agent said I would get a letter asking me for more information. The second agent said it was pulled for a manual review and no letter would be sent . The third agent said Im in my 6th week of review and had to wait 8weeks. He said there weren’t any errors and any notices. He apologized for the wait. Today April 5th Im in the 7th week.smh

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Ryan April 10

This had happened to me for the past 5 years. I’m single, file 1040 form with one or two w2s. Always have insurance and never had Id theft. I’ve learned that the agents will always give different answers or just tell you to wait 9 weeks. I never receive a letter in the mail asking for more info. Usually just keep checking online status and sometime in June or July it will give me a direct deposit date. I really wish I could find out why but the irs are liars and really don’t give a F if they take forever. It’s sad and one day I will just change it so I get no refund and more on my check. You really have to learn to just forget about your return because it will drive you crazy looking for an answer or getting your hopes up.

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Rose Severance April 29

Filed Jan 28th. Still waiting. Had to mail insurance crap. Called 4/25. No record of my return. 5th week in a row..5th lie. Told Mrs. ROPER that I WILL NOT SEND IN FORMS AGAIN.ITS BS. YOU’VE ALL TOLD ME DIFFERENT STORIES. IN DONE WITH YOU PEOPLE and hung up.

Flowers April 13

I am at my 9 weeks and I called yesterday. I was told that she did not see any errors and that it may take an additional 12 weeks!!!!

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Shelley April 4

It’s all BS! If we owed them they would be tacking on interest to it, but they owe us and it’s ok to take as long as they damn well, please?????? I’ve been waiting since January. I did what they told me to do and still nothing!! My state is also not being refunded to me, they are taking their sweet ass time too!!

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Doris March 29

So i was able to talk to someone and they told me my 9 weeks process stared on Feb 17 after the 9 weeks have passed if i haven’t receive my deposit i can call them back. So not sure about this But has anyone been told to wait the 9 weeks and actually received the deposit with in that time ??? or didn’t get it after the 9 weeks and had to call them back?? plz help..loosing my mind over this sigh

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Flowers April 13

Its been past 9 weeks for me. I called yesterday and was told that it could take an additional 12 weeks.

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Sher March 28

I filed my taxes on March 3 via TurboTax as I have for the past 5/6 years and received a notice they had been accepted on March 4th. I was suppose to have my return no later than the 25th of March, but as of today I still do not have it. I contacted the IRS using the number with the 652 extension someone suggested on this site and got a hold of someone in 15-20 minutes. The lady said my ACTUAL ACCEPTED date was March 14 and not March 4th I had been notified of. She verified my information and said there is nothing I need to do but wait 9 weeks. She said 9 weeks is what they’re required to tell everyone though it could be sooner. There’s still a chance I could get mine 21 days from the accepted date, but there are no clear patterns or methods that indicate when my deposit will hit. Online I still have the code 152 with the note that it’s still processing.

********Several people have asked this question and I still see no answer. IS THERE ANYONE THAT HAS FILED THEIR TAXES IN FEB OR MARCH AND HAVE BEEN TOLD TO WAIT 9 WEEKS AND RECEIVED THEM BACK SOONER? IF SO, HOW MUCH SOONER DID YOU RECEIVE YOUR REFUND?*********************

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Andy (Author) March 29

See the comments on this article – lots of people have received refunds sooner than the 9 weeks.

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Whitney March 30

Me and my now Ex husband submitted our taxes on Feb 2nd and we still waiting they say cause they didn’t receive his 1095a form so I faxed it over same day and that was 2/22/16 and we still haven’t heard nothing I called and they said we gotta wait 6 weeks before calling back that would be the first week of April now I hope I hear good news cause I can’t keep waiting !!!! Its funny how uncle same can take there time giving you your money but quick to take there’s …. Smh I wish I can tell them just wait 6-9 weeks and I’ll think about paying you BOL yea right ! Wow IRS I know y’all can tell me the real story on what’s going on but choice to give us the run around

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Starks April 6

I mailed my returned on 3/16/2016 and it got to the IRS on 3/18/2016. Checked the WMR tool and it said accepted with one status bar, Check WMR again on 4/5/2016 and the pizza status bar was gone with topic 152 on the bottom. Called the IRS same day and spoke to a very nice rep and was told to just wait another 6 weeks.

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Toya April 18

I filed on 2/5/16 got them back a wk later.. My mom filed on 1/31/16 and still hasn’t gotten hers yet..idk wat the irs doing

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Erin March 16

any update on how yours went?

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DR Wilson March 28

Short answer to that question is

The IRS is a corrupt entity that make up their own rules and break them just as quickly as they fabricated them.

Really no way of saying

I got my tax refund last year no issues within a normal 20 day range. (ex wife got it all for back support)

But it was paid no issues.

This year the IRS sends me a letter saying “You’ve never filed taxes in your entire life”

Really? You got them last year.

So I sent them a copy of all of them including the letter they sent me the previous year.

They are corrupt and need to be shut down.

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David March 28

I filed the middle of January and my refund is still processing for some reason. It shows topic 152 which means everything should be inline to receive my direct deposit. Unreal!!

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Mark March 27

I file thru H&R Block Jan 22 and was accepted 23th …been over 2 months and still says processing… i done everything i could…lost hope. just like we have a dead line to file they should have one for them to deposit. ugh

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Tanisha March 25

E-filed 7 weeks ago. Still no Federal Refund. Just got state last week. Ordered transcripts 4 weeks ago…still no refund. Ridiculous…

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lana March 20

Hello . I filed with TurboTax in jan.and iam still waiting for a date . I have called the irs 2 time and both time they have said iam not marked to get a letter about anything and to just wait. I have been waiting over 2 months and no one can tell me why? Any one know whats going on ????

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Terri March 20

HI IM GOING THROUGH THE SAMETHANG U ARE. I FILED JAN. AN I CALLD TWICE AN THEY TOLD ME IM NOT GONNA RECEIVE A LETTER I HAVE TO WAIT. BUT PEOPLE WHO FILED AFTER ME HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED THEIRS. THIS IS REALLY CRAZY!

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lana March 21

Its very up setting not knowing what is going on.

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stacey April 7

they are telling me the same exact thing..

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Jennifer March 18

Filed 1/25…still no refund…had bars…lost bars….bars came back…bars gone…irs says 9 more weeks from Feb 8th! ahhhhhhhhhhh

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Heather March 17

Today my wmr changed from “your return is still processing and date when be provided when avail” to “we received ur refund and it is being processed” anyone else have this? How long faster did u receive DDD?

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Elisa April 18

mine just did that. Any update?

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Kayangel876 March 15

Has anyone been told 9 weeks but received before 9 weeks was up? Anyone? Pls…

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Andy (Author) March 15

Per all the comments you can see on this site, a lot of people have received their refunds well before the 9 weeks were over.

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Kimberly Anderson March 15

I. Filed on Jan 27 was accepted same day.waited 21days and call had to do identity. They then told me I have to wait another 9 weeks. It is now march 15 and I and still waiting. I have now been waiting 8 weeks total still nothing.I called the IRS and asked them if they were going to pay me interest and late fees ha ha they were pissed I even asked. God forbid you owe them though. Good luck everyone I hope you getjxq9 your money soon. Sincerely giving up!

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K Ellis March 11

I filed on Feb 19th…after a couple of days the where’s my refund bar disappeared when I called IRS both of the people I talked to said my return had been recieved & went through on March 8th…idk what went through even means & each one said something different… One said wait 6weeks after March 8th another said wait 9

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Heather March 10

I just called today bc today made it the 21st day and I had to verify my identity. I was told it would take at least 9 weeks but I’m PRAYING it doesn’t take that long.

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blair March 10

what number did you call

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Heather March 10

1800-829-1040 once I talk to someone they told me I had to verify my identity and gave me a different number for that

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Ashley May 10

Yeah, my husband had to verify back in March. Good luck. We’re still sitting around waiting for ours. After verifying we were told to wait 6-9 weeks it’s been 8 weeks. I’m sure we won’t receive it in this time frame. We’ll have to call back and talk to an advocate I’m sure and that’ll be another 6-9 weeks

Sky March 10

I hope they told me the same thing

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Monique March 10

I filed electronically with a tax firm on Jan 16, Irs received and accepted on Jan 18th. I am still waiting. I called and spoke to a rep and he said its under review and Will be another 12 weeks! I’m a single mom, worked part time last year and had health coverage all year. My taxes are very, very basic. I don’t understand what their doing but I’m looking at a 4 or 5 month wait and when I read all these other stories how people have to wait a few extra weeks…wish it were me.

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Wendy March 9

Hi Everyone….I want to Thank you soooo much…I followed your advice of how to talk live to a representative by following this advice:

Dial 800-829-1040 ~ Press 1 or 2 for your language preference… ~ Press 2 ~ then 1 ~ then 4 ~ then 2… then enter the PRIMARY (whose listed 1st on your return) Social Security number…it will confirm the correct entry… After that…DO NOT PUSH ANY MORE OPTION BUTTONS…you will be connected to an agent shortly.

I called this a.m. at 10:40 Central time…it said this was a high call volume time…I was connected literally in less than 60 seconds after I confirmed the social security number. Ms. Pettis anwered and was a peach to help me. She found the problem within 3 minutes. I hung up..located the information they needed to have corrected (I miss spelled the last name on one of my dependents..silly huh)…I had to call back…I repeated the exact same procedure and again I talked to another delightful agent within 60 seconds of SSN verification…..She stayed ON THE PHONE with me while she FIXED the error….

Thank You for this website information….I’m truly grateful…Good Luck to all.

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Andy (Author) March 9

Thanks for the feedback and glad this site was able to help you. Makes my day to hear that.

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Ashley May 10

Did you called after your time frame was told or just randomly call?

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chrissy March 9

I filed on feb 25 and accepted ten min later by the irs i have been checking wmr every day today is 14 days and still no change its still processing this is verry frustrating im starting to think maybe something is wrong has anyone filed on our after that date got theres back yet

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Maria March 10

Filed the same day as you and we have been in processing with one bar since the 26th. We too were accepted within moments after filing.

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chrissy March 11

Todays day 16 and still says processing this is crazy just for a simple return with one dependent

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Blanca March 16

I filed on the feb 26 and I being checking to and it says that is being processs

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Max March 18

I filed the same date and it still say its being processed

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Mary March 5

I filed Feb 1 it’s now March 6 an it still say still in process

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Nancy March 6

i did mine Jan 22 and got approved 23th is March 6, keep checking my direct deposit card that i got from H&RBlock still says been accepted by IRS and is processing, this thing is getting out of control idk wtf the IRS is doing, especially when my friend did it Feb 3 and she got hers 3 weeks after ugh but i feel your frustration.

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Melanie March 7

Horrible

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Amanda March 12

We filed Jan 29th and still waiting. My
Husband called and they said their system failed around time we filed and they are just now getting to those peoples and to not expect it until middle of April!

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lana March 4

I have tried many times how are u guys getting a hold of a live person at the irs

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Tiffany March 4

They have a few number that you can all to speak with a live person

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kyshia March 4

ok how i got a hold of them i called 1-800-829-1040 ok so after u call press 1 for your language then press 2 then press 000000000 until they pick up

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Shelley March 8

1-800-829-0582 ext 652 This is the number I called and got somebody within 15 minutes.

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Lenny D March 27

Call the IRS: 1-800-829-1040 hours 7 AM – 7 PM local time Monday-Friday

When calling the IRS do NOT choose the first option re: “Refund”, or it will send you to an automated phone line.

So after first choosing your language, then do NOT choose Option 1 (refund info). Choose option 2 for “personal income tax” instead.

Then press 1 for “form, tax history, or payment”.

Then press 4 “for all other questions.”

Then press 2 “for all other questions.” It should then transfer you to an agent.

Or you can contact your local IRS office. See this IRS website for local IRS offices – http://www.irs.gov/uac/Contact-Your-Local-IRS-Office-1 or call 1-844-545-5640 to set up an appointment

Or you may want to contact a Taxpayer Advocate in your area. See this IRS website for Taxpayer Advocate in your area and a toll free number – http://www.irs.gov/Advocate/Local-Taxpayer-Advocate

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lana March 4

How many of you that are waiting 100 years for your refound used turbo tax?

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KY876 March 4

i used turbo tax but this is something i do every year for now the past 5 years and this is the first this has happened…did you use turbo tax as well?

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kyshia March 4

this is my first year using turbo tax but i filed feb. 4th nd accepted on the 5th had one bar untill the 18th then it said tax return recieved nd its been processed dd will be available soon. then from there i call on the 26th because that was my 21 days they said my taxes was sent to IRS proctetion. so i had to prove my ID….. so i did that not knowing they was sending a letter i recieved a letter on the same date stating something about my ID so i called once again on March 1 and the man told me its back in proccessing it will take 8 to 9 weeks for me to get my taxes

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Charles September 8

I am :( Getting really annoyed too. It is ridiculous. We just want our damn money back! Ugh…. We have bills to pay and have to live while going to school and working for free. WTH? The IRS is the worst. Are they understaffed or something or what? Makes no sense at all I mean really? All to verify a damn sig. Howa hard is that? LMAO! SMH

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KY876 March 3

I think I may have read almost all the comments and questions here, I just want to know, did anyone lose status bars on WMR and go to “tax still being processed” receive their refund on time, or without having to do anything but wait? curious because I think my status bars disappeared 4 days after refund was accepted. I called IRS and they said i have to wait until my 21 day is up but then i asked them if there is any fixing needed to avoid long wait though IRS rep said no, that they dont even know yet weather something needs to be fixed or not…Help pls.

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Andy (Author) March 14

Suggest you call a tax advocate…..or the IRS should be sending you a notice in the mail to advise of issue.

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ROb March 2

Again: Ok so question i got my state check today so does this mean i should be getting the federal deposit anytime soon or is just the waiting game with the federal direct deposit?

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lana March 4

Waiting game I got my state long ago still waiting over a month and a half for the rest

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ROb March 4

i been checking my card but all i get is $0 and just says IRS approved and is processing my return, everything is good so why still processing and no deposit makes no sense its been 1 month and 10 days since i been approve and still says processing, ugh this is getting supper annoying.

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andrea March 7

i had the same issue. I filed Feb 6. Got my State a week and a half later. Its now March 7th and still no federal return. Status still only says received. I can’t imagine this is normal…..

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Shannon March 2

I filed my taxes in Jan 2015. They were received by the IRS on Jan 29. I have called and asked if I needed to verify my identity. I was told no, but had to answer alot of questions about who I am and where I have lived etc. The gentleman was very nice, it’s just rather frustrating…. we are now into march and all the website says is still processing….

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Shannon March 3

Update: Spoke with the IRS today. This woman was very helpful. Here in December I was supposedly sent a pin (I have been a victim of identity theft) and I never received it. I was instructed by the IRS to file a paper return and to use direct deposit. well finding out today I was instructed wrong…. I now have to wait till the end of March.. possibly longer bc of this error. I was told today I should have been able to get a replacement pin so that I could e-file. So now the wait continues…. So with that being said, I guess patience is a virtue. Be Blessed!

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Tiffany March 2

I called today because it’s the 21st day and I still haven’t received my refund, and I have no bars. It give me the 152 tax topic, but when I spoke to a representative she told me my refund was excepted on 2/12 but turbo tax say it was excepted 2/10. She also told me it looks like they will be sending me out a letter and there was a code 134 on there. I can’t find this code anywhere on the IRS website. Has anyone else had this issue or received this code?

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Sage March 7

Understanding Your CP134B Notice
This balance due notice alerts you there is a discrepancy in the amount of federal tax deposits credited to your account from the amount reported on your tax return, and to make payment by the pay-by-date listed on the notice.
What you need to do
If you agree with the information as shown, pay the amount requested.
If you’re enrolled in the EFTPS: The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, please use that method of payment.
If you’re not enrolled in the EFTPS, pay by check or money order.
Make payable to United States Treasury.
Write your taxpayer identification number, tax form number and the tax period on your payment.
Mail your payment and the payment stub in the enclosed envelope.
If you made payments not shown on this notice, call us at the number listed on Page 1.
For tax forms, instructions and information visit http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs.
You may want to
Compare your records against the notice figures to ensure the notice is correct.
Answers to Common Questions
Background
When we send a notice from an account where we assessed penalties or interest, we include explanations for those assessments at the end of the notice. We assign a two-digit code to each of these explanations.
Which explanations are on your notice?
The tear-off stub on the last page of the notice lists the penalty codes assigned to the notice in the format aabbccddeeffgghh where aa is the first code assigned, bb is the second, and so on. If more than eight explanations print on the notice, only the codes for the first eight print on the stub.
Example: The 030919 printed above “INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE” on the stub below means that penalty codes 03, 09, and 19 were assigned to the tax return for which this notice generated.
RETURN THIS PART TO US WITH YOUR CHECK OR INQUIRY

YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER BEST TIME TO CALL

( ) –

0126

200409 030919

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

ATLANTA GA 39901-0039

122A

SB

https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Understanding-Your-CP134B-Notice <–is this code they told you about? (It's called CP134B)

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Ebony February 28

I got family members who work at the IRS they mention they don’t have enough processors on the floor and they are so backed up smh

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Andy (Author) February 28

Thats true. IRS budget was cut last year by over 300 million, so have been a lot of cuts (and little new hiring). Plus older systems make things tough over there.

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Barb February 27

I e-filed on 2/22/16 and the WMR doesn’t even say they were received? ????

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Bre March 2

we efiled on 2/24/16 and thw WMR still doesnt show anything did you ever get a response?

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Rebecca March 2

I filed 27 and still nothing not even that it was received but my tax accountant said they accepted it

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lisa February 27

I e-filed my Colorado returns 8 weeks ago. According to “where’s my refund?” it’s been stuck on “approved” and has said, “You can expect to receive your refund within 5 days”….for the past 2 weeks. It’s supposed to be deposited into my bank account, so I know it’s not a lost check. I’m becoming angry, because I promised a person in deep need that I would give them my refund. Colorado’s lackadaisical, incompetent way of doing everything is unacceptable. I assume everyone who works for this state’s government is high on weed all the time and can’t pull their act together.

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Valisha February 27

Filed 1/19/16 accepted the same day week later got topic 152 so the bars went away, recieved letter to update identity online after my 21 days still nothing so figured i would request for transcript did so a week after verified identity woke up this mrng with bars back on WMR now saying approved and dd for March 2 so we’ll see. Will updated on March 2….crossing fingers

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Gtetchen March 1

Did it come March 2 then…something happening to me …filed Feb 8/ excepted 9 tax topic 152 and no bars and it’s 21 days today

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Melissa March 2

I also got a DDD of March 2nd and still nothing.

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LaShaen K. February 27

I filed with Turbo Tax on 2/11/16. Taxes were said to be approved a few minutes later on the same day. I was stuck on one bar for what seemed like forever. I saw many people saying that once you can request your return transcript then your refund shouldn’t be far behind. I was finally able to request my transcript yesterday (2/26/16) & woke up today with two bars and a DDD of 3/2/16. Which is my 21st day. Just be patient guys! Hope this helped!

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Gtetchen March 1

So did you get it ?? Same thing for me filed and accepted on Feb 9 today is 21 days and no bars and no money

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KY876 March 4

how do i request for transcript? like where will i see that im able to or not? thank you pls help

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ROb February 26

Ok so question i got my state check today so does this mean i should be getting the federal deposit anytime soon or is just the waiting game with the federal direct deposit?

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ROb February 29

so any ideas?

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Shelley February 26

If you haven’t gotten your return CALL. I found out mine was in the error department and there was no sign of a letter going out to me. The lady I talked to put out and email to the department to get my letter out. Had I not called I don’t know how long it would have been. All it said was there was an error and it was in the error dept. I recommend calling -1-800-829-0582 ext 652. I waited about 10-15 minutes to talk to somebody.

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Monique February 25

Does anyone know how long it takes to get the refund after you do the ID verification?? i went to my appointment today and so far the guy said everything is good but he didn’t tell me a date for the deposit.

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Andy (Author) February 25

Two to nine weeks is what I am seeing

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James February 26

Verified identity on 2/9 wmr updated 4 days later with a mail date of 2/22 it was mailed on 2/22 and we received it 2/25

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Sage March 7

I verified my ID by phone on Monday, Feb. 29th, 2016 (at that point, the bars on the WMR site had disappeared, though it did say it was still processing), and was told it would take up to 9 weeks. But then 5 days later on Saturday (March 5th), the bars were back, but now it showed “Refund Approved”, with a date of March 9th, 2016 for a direct deposit of my refund.

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Sage March 9

-Wednesday, 3-9-16:
Just to update what I wrote below, back on Monday … I did received my direct deposit of my federal refund taxes this morning (3-9-16), just like the WMR tool said I would. So, after verifying my ID on the phone (on 2-29-16), till getting the actual refund, only took 9 DAYS (even though IRS rep said it would take up 9 weeks!)

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Kristie February 25

Filed on Jan 27, 2016 excepted same day. WMR say Feb 25, 2016. Nothing yet. Last year did not have a issue. Friends and family have filed after me have received them already. Help!

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Jahnice February 25

I filed Feb 11, 2016 and on my where’s my refund app I’m still stuck on “Refund Recieved” my best friend filed the day after me and received her refund 3 days ago I don’t know what to do… I called the it’s and they have told me to wait the 21 days but it’s been two weeks and I’ve still been stuck in refund received!!!

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Nacy February 24

Hello, well i have some questions, my husband called the IRS and they told him that he has to go in person to the nearest IRS office and verify identity, so did anybody else had to do this and if you did, was it just the ID verification of yourself or do we have to take our children too, IRS didn’t mention verification of the kids just His so i am just wondering if i should worry about not taking the children with him? sorry so new to this is kind of thing is freaking me out like if we did something wrong lol

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Andy (Author) February 24

If you filed a joint return you both may have to go into the IRS to verify identities. But the IRS letter should clearly state whose ID needs to be verified. May just be your husband. But I am almost certain that your kids do NOT have to verify ID if you are claiming them as dependents and they are not filing their own tax returns. Also if under 18 they definetly won’t have to. See this article on IRS ID verification where you can call the IRS line to confirm.

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chelle February 22

Please list all numbers that you used to call.

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Andy (Author) February 23
Jane February 22

Ok, so here’s my update:
Filed on 1/20 accepted on 01/21…was kicked back of e-file on 02/05 which placed the “still processing….” Message. Called IRS they said it was an ID issue, nothing for me to do just wait the 5-6 weeks….I came in here, read that some of you advised to do the ID verify, I did it, nothing changed…a week later I read on here to order your transcripts, ordered mine on 02/18 and on 02/20 a DD was FINALLY given of 02/24!!! Thank you all for your help! Best of luck to you all!

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Cpl4200 February 22

Just found out I will get my refund on Feb 24th… Can’t trust what the government days anymore. No wonder Trump is doing so well….

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Amy February 22

Did you have to verify anything?

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lana February 22

The info you gave me to talk to a real person dose not work . The option have changed . Please help me speak to a real person my taxes are over two weeks late and I need to fix my car bad.

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Lenny D March 27

Call the IRS: 1-800-829-1040 hours 7 AM – 7 PM local time Monday-Friday

When calling the IRS do NOT choose the first option re: “Refund”, or it will send you to an automated phone line.

So after first choosing your language, then do NOT choose Option 1 (refund info). Choose option 2 for “personal income tax” instead.

Then press 1 for “form, tax history, or payment”.

Then press 4 “for all other questions.”

Then press 2 “for all other questions.” It should then transfer you to an agent.

Or you can contact your local IRS office. See this IRS website for local IRS offices – http://www.irs.gov/uac/Contact-Your-Local-IRS-Office-1 or call 1-844-545-5640 to set up an appointment

Or you may want to contact a Taxpayer Advocate in your area. See this IRS website for Taxpayer Advocate in your area and a toll free number – http://www.irs.gov/Advocate/Local-Taxpayer-Advocate

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lana February 21

Hi my taxes have be processing for over a month . Why is there such a dealy? ? I got my state right away . I cant get a hold of a real person when I call the irs . Iam feeling up set and iam sure being up set at the irs will get me no where.

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Andy (Author) February 21

Likely your return has been held up due to ID verification (state and federal have different tax agencies). See this article for ideas on how to contact a real IRS agent – > http://www.savingtoinvest.com/how-can-i-actually-speak-to-a-real-person-or-agent-at-the-irs-phone-numbers-that-work/

Good luck and let us know if you get an update on your refund

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bridgett February 20

my tax return says processing a refund date will be provided when available i called irs and they said i didnt have any flags no i. verfication or any forms of letters that been sent out i filed jan 12 and was a victim of idenity theft in 2009 but got it all taken care of in 2014 and they sent me small checks through that year to make up for what they took out my refund why is it taking so long

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kayla February 22

What number did u call

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Amber February 20

I filed Jan 25th and accepted same day, we have no flags, no request to identify our selves, and tried to order transcript says our address don’t match which is bs, so wet can’t order them and of course H&R block told us to call it’s like paying them$400 isn’t reason enough to find out what’s going on???

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Dawn davis February 24

I tried to order transcript it also said addreys didnt match so i tried again and used the address friom last years return and was able to order although my address has changed i made sure my w2 and all other places matched y new address when i called tgey couldn’t tell me anything except that they hadnt completed processing to update new address.

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Valisha February 20

Does anyone know after you’ve verified your identity will your refund then be mailed or still come to your bank? And how long if anyone has done this process already?

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Andy (Author) February 20

Generally your refund should be sent to the option you selected in your tax filing. But for returns that are subject to ID verification I am seeing the IRS mail checks to the address stated in the tax return. This is to prevent further online fraud as a physical address is easier to validate and harder to scam online.

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Valisha February 20

Thanks Andy

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Paul February 20

I filed Feb. 2, 2016. I’ve been reading and researching, from most cases, does the WMR give you a code IF there is an error with the return? Or do most people have no error code at all even after 21 days has passed? I check WMR everyday, no error code, just says that it is still processing. After 21 days will it say if I have an error?

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james February 20

Me too bro myself say the same thing

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Yon February 20

Im furious, my chest is on fire!!! I want my money!!!! WTF. CANT MESS WITH PEOPLE MONEY

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Chris February 19

I filed on Jan 29, accepted same day, 21 days pass and my money still ant here. WMR is junk, it gets overloaded because people check it more than once a day even though the irs tells them on their site that the damn thing does not update but once every 24 hours. IRS is loaded up because they have been understaffed by the democrats, congratulations to all of you whom elected to vote for them. On a more pleasant note, I spoke with an IRS rep today, after waiting for 21 days as the IRS site clearly tells us to do….very nice man, said there were no problems but may take another week or two to finish processing. Call them only if has been 21 days or more since you were accepted, otherwise, you are just jamming up their system for the rest of us whom read their rules before calling.

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chelle February 22

what number did you call?

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Andy (Author) February 22
NoTrump February 23

Why does it have to be democrats? Last time I checked republicans are for a smaller government. Check you facts. Good day sir!

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Fay March 1

Now the democrats are responsible for his late tax return. Lmbo!!! Genius!

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joel February 19

Its been 23 days since I got accepted I efiled Jan 28 got accepted same day every since no updates on wmr just same message as everyone else is it because its my first time doing taxes cause the IRS rep said they were making me an account on Jan 12 since it was my first time please need answers

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Sandy February 19

How long does it take for you to get your taxes if their saying they got to verify proof of income

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Andy (Author) February 19

The IRS is saying up to 9 weeks. But seeing people getting refunds after ID verification in about 2 to 4 weeks.

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Missy March 21

I filed on Jan 24. It was accepted Jan 26. Bars disappeared after two weeks. After my 21 days were up I called and was told I had to do verification. That was Feb 16. Still no refund and it’s March 21st. Lucky me. No bars no nothing. Just waiting….

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Caitlin February 19

I filled on 1/19/16 & today is 2/19/16. I called the IRS & asked what was taking so long & the woman I talked to said that I would get it by 2/16/16. OBVIOUSLY that is wrong so now I am waiting till 2/23/16. Let me freaking get ready not to get it though because this is the only time I am truly waiting on it when needing to pay a large bill. Thank you IRS for truly screwing over every one.

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uli February 20

I filed on 23 got accepted the 24th of January. I’m in the same boat as u.. I’m beyond pisssd

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Jessica February 19

I filed my taxes Feb. 1 and was accepted the same day but my bars have been gone since Feb. 3 and says it is still processing. My 21 days will be sunday. Does anyone know what is going on? Last year when my bars disappeared it said that i had to prove my identity. Is this what is happening again and did my return get flagged because of last years taxes?

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Sam February 19

I did my Taxes Jan 16th got approved Jan 19th ( when they started taxes ) its now Feb 19th and nothing…. they still say they are processing them a month later.. anyone know what might be the hold up? everyone else I know has received their refund, all of them did theirs after me..

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Cpl4200 February 19

Just called 2 mins ago and was told I had to wait 6-8 more weeks for refund since IRS screwed something up. I file Jan 23rd, they said the 6-8 weeks starts from Feb 17th. Didn’t even apologize. Not the reps fault so I was nice. I like to be taken to dinner, before I get f###ed..

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Cpl4200 February 19

Just called 2 mins ago and was told I had to wait 6-8 more weeks for refund since IRS screwed something up. I file Jan 23rd, they said the 6-8 weeks starts from Feb 17th.

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Connie February 18

Well, finally received my refund from 2014 that I filed in Feb 2015 on Feb 7th of this year. Only took a year. But I got 23 whole dollars in interest from them. The IRS is a joke.

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Jay February 28

What took them so long?????

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Nikki February 18

The time 4:52am my refunded has been deposited !!! I had a DD of Feb 18th, right on time ! Good luck !

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Redbone February 16

So I filed on Jan 24th and I called today first lady told me sumthin about issue with my maiden name and then I called back and his othr lady told me I was randomly selected for the 5 week review I’m like wtf…Anyway she says after 5 weeks then it should be approved. This is crazy ..I’m still gonna keep checking tho

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tiara February 16

I did my taxes on Jan 27 and its the Feb 16 still processed at my return and will let me know when a refund date is available should I be worried

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Porsha\' February 16

My return has been on hold and I filed 1/28. Tomorrow will be my 21 days and it still says processing. IF YOU HAD OBAMACARE AND DID NOT FILE THAT ON YOUR TAXES THEY WILL BE HELD!! I called and talked to someone that told me that it was being held because I did not file my 1095 A and would need to fax that information in. It is going to take 4 weeks to process so be prepared to wait. Hope this helps.

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Kona February 16

Same exact thing was told to me today

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Tosha February 18

Can you provide the fax number. I received a 1095 A form too but I had already filed my taxes not even realizing I had coverage for the month of Jan 2015.

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ale809 March 8

U need to wait for the 12c letter cuz it has specific control and fax number for youu, not everyone has the same fax

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Kona February 19

I wonder if we have the same fax number, which one were you given

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Tammany February 16

IRS is down today smh

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Erin February 16

My 21 days are up and still nothing. I had the bars that said accepted and then went away to we are still processing your refund. This is bullshit. I don’t normally count on my refund but we had a transformer on my block blow and it screwed up my washer and I need a water heater. Ugh beyond frustrated.

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Kelly February 15

I did mine on Jan.28 and was approved on Feb.6 and got refunded on Feb.10. I did my cousins on Feb. 2 and got approved the Feb.6th and got refunded the 10th as well. I ALSO did my moms on Feb. 1st and she still hasn’t gotten approved and still stuck on the first bar.

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Andy (Author) February 15

Just goes to show the vagaries of IRS tax processing. But each return is different and your mom may have had health insurance or flags from prior returns that is causing delays.

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tisa February 15

I went back into processing after closing for review how long will it take to process my return now

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Andy (Author) February 15

IRS says up to 9 weeks. But I have seen people get the refund within 2 weeks in some cases

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tisa February 16

Ok thank u n it has been saying for the longest still processing will provide refund date when available. I called and was told it closed out from review feb 11th nd back into processing.

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new York February 19

Have you got your refund yet I’m having that same problem and they told me it was closed out on the 17 of Feb and to wait 9wks

Scott February 20

My wife broke the system, got her refund 4 days after verification

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Andy (Author) February 20

Very nice! Congrats. Definetly the exception to what I ma seeing.

Celia February 13

I talked to the IRS, I was told I have an identity fraud indicator on my account in which I can’t pull my transcripts offline. I filled my taxes 01/31/2016 and my bars disappeared on m 02/05/2016. This happened last year, no letter no communication, I called IRS last year to find out they had to confirm my identity. Not sure why I keep having hassle with them, but my taxes only changed by address and employment. Three years ago I had a tax offset by unemployment and wage garnishment so wound up paying more than I owed, if verification of identity is required something so small why wait for 21 days to pass to resolve the issue? The government clearly doesn’t wait for their funds, web make people who are honest wait for theirs?

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Letoya February 13

Thank u so much for sharing this celia I filed on 01/19/15 and I called irs and i was also told I had a identity theft indicator on my return as well and they told me If I dont get or receive anything by April 1st to call back but I dibt understand y I have to wait that long I called the id verify number and they said I dont need to verify im so lost I dont know what else to do!!!

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Connie February 18

Good luck Celia. We had the same problem last year (identity fraud) and it took a year (Feb 7 2016) to get our refund. We called many many times over the 2015 year and were told something different every time we talked to someone. Had to re-file (we had started with turbo tax) So we re filed and were told to fax it in. We did. they said they didn’t get it. Re-filed again and they said they got it. After many months and many calls, my last call in Dec. was told they had two and didn’t know which one to use. How stupid do they have to be. They were the same! Yes, they probably had two since we had to re-send (apparently they did get the first one we had to re-send. Was told they would disregard one and in six weeks we should get our refund. We spent many hours just waiting for someone to answer the phone when we would call. I hope you have better luck. We filed this year 2 weeks ago. Hope we don’t have to wait a year again.

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mel February 13

I have filed my taxes on January 27 and it so says same that it is received. I have requested my transcripts a week ago and still no update!! Please help..

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josh February 12

I filed on the mother fucking JAN 14th! Accepted on JAN 19th when the IRS begins processing them. I have always received my refund on Wednesday/Friday early February like before the 5th for the last 5 years. NOW it is STILL processing. The IRS status bar went from Accepted to “A refund date will be provided when available.” It never even went to approved. I think they just gave up. You would think they can get things correct ever but it’s a bloated agency that doesn’t know it’s left arm from it’s right arm. This is extremely frustrating. I don’t exactly NEED it but some people DEPEND on it solely. THANK GOD I changed my withholding status so that I will pay little or none next year and I get larger checks each week. You can BET your ASS when I have to pay them they’ll be on my like white on rice. Unbelievable.

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Jordon February 15

This is the exact same senario I’m in right now. I just waited 1 hour and 15 minutes on hold and all the lady could tell me is my information is under review, for what reason she could not tell me. I had small changes on my taxes nothing crazy, so if they needed to review it why didn’t Turbo tax catch anything they thought the IRS would flag. BS

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cristina February 18

sorry but whats the number off the irs i keep calling and only a machine keeps answering and it doesn’t give me the opt to talk to any one

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Vera Mabone February 12

Filed my taxes at southland mall through unitedway on 2/6/2016.When I check wmr which is everyday,it says they can’t give any information until 24 hours after I’ve electronically filed.Well tomorrow it will be 1 week since I’ve filed and it still says the same thing.Even when I called the Irs and keyed in my info it was the same reply.What could be the problem,oh and no I do not owe any government facilities,please help.

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Andy (Author) February 12

Well per the IRS refund schedule it can take up to 21 days for the IRS to process your refund after it recieves your return. So hand in there.
See more – > http://www.savingtoinvest.com/2015-irs-refund-cycle-chart-for-2014-tax-return-filings/

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still waiting February 19

you should check with the people that you filed your taxes through this happen to me and they had rejected my taxes cause one of my kids bdays was entered wrong

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Teresa February 12

I called the irs yesterday cause I filed on the 30th an haven’t move off of being processed she said I didn’t have any issues she put me on hold came back an said everything looked good an just keep waiting… She said most likely next week we shall see… Just wondering if I had to prove my identity would she have told me? Still feel like something wrong..

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Yerlyn February 12

What is a good number to reach the IRS regarding Refunds?

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Sandra Naessens February 12

mine says approved and it is suppose to be sent today the 12 but it has not moved to sent yet

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Precious February 12

How comes i can only order 2012 to 2015 transcripts. I see no place to order 2016 transcripts

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Yvette February 14

2016 taxes are not due until next year.

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ale809 March 8

2016, won’t be able until 2017

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Brenda April 8

Maybe your mom hit you a little too hard in the head with that frying pan…

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Amber February 12

Apparently the IRS has pissed off half of the US this year. I filed 1/29, my return was accepted within 1 hour. Less than 3 days later WMR gave me the status update that my refund had been approved with a ddd of 2/12. I checked back a day later and it updated w a ddd of 2/10. WMR says refund sent that showed 2/9 yet I still do not have my money!!! I’ve called my bank (suntrust ) for the last two days to see if it shows pending on their end and NOTHING! Checked my bank this morning hopingit would be there and still nothing….frustration doesn’t even begin to cover what I’m feeling at this point. The last two years I’ve had the hardest time getting my refund for other reasons other than the money wasn’t deposited by the dates they provided. Wth is going on?????

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Sandra Naessens February 12

I got a date that mine will be sent today 2/12. I will be getting a check but it has not changed on the wheres my refund

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Rikki March 9

Did you receive your check yet. I got a check too and it says sent 2/12/16 but still no check.

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Chris February 12

Mine was filed on Jan 29, no progress as of yet on the refund site other than it was received. Glad that I didn’t vote for Obama.

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Ginette February 15

You are dumb! Whatay off the site if you don’t have anything meaningful to say pls

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Angela February 11

My return was accepted on January 19th, still processing. Called on February 9th and was told that they could not tell me anything, I called this morning and am being told that I am going to be receiving a letter stating why it is still processing. That is all they could tell me. I to am depending on that money. I lost my job at the end of January. Anyone know of any resolution?

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Mary February 11

Found out this morning that my refund is on hold till I get a letter from them about what is wrong and what they need!! I’m no accountant I don’t do taxes I just went to TurboTax and answered questions and put in the figures from my w2 but now they are saying I have to do the healthcare form 1095 A but I didn’t have that healthcare so I called them but it will take them a month to correct it so I’m just sending it in but now I have to fill out another form to go with the 1095 A!! So confusing!! But sad reality is I’m not getting my refund anytime soon!! Advice though is to call the irs early!! I called at 7am and got through ok and was told what was wrong but I have to wait for the letter to come in the mail so that’s the big problem waiting for the letter!! I will keep you updated and hopefully I will get my money by April!! So sad and mad at the same time!! Don’t know what’s gonna happen with all the loans I owe!!! Good Luck everybody!!! Hope yous have better luck then me!!

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Andy (Author) February 11

Appreciate the details and hang in there!

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Sandra Naessens February 12

Mine still says that it was mailed today. I will check tomorrow and see if it is updated. I hav not heard anything else.

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Melissa February 19

I just called at 6:30 .. No wait at all

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Oj8 February 11

I called the irs and they said there was a hold and that she would send over for referral she had to verify my identity and that it can take 12 weeks from today for me to get my refund or they would request additional info. Will it really take that long

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jesus February 11

What number did you call

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Oj8 February 11

@jesus 1-800-829-1040

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Ken February 17

I tried calling that number and couldn’t get a live person to talk to.

tee February 11

I filed on January 30th and I’m still on bar one processing should I be worried

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Lily February 11

I am going through the same issue. I filled on the 25th of January and still on one bar

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Sandra Naessens February 12

mine has been on the approved bar suppose to be sent today we see

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Richard February 10

best way to get in contact with the IRS is call the report fraud number and someone will answer right away and say what your question is but the IRS cant give you any information until 21 days after you have filed

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Coco February 10

My WMF states I should receive my refund by February 10th. It’s Feb 10th and it’s not deposited to my bank account as yet. Very frustrating.

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josh February 9

I e-filed online through H and R block..I chose to have my refund added to their emerald card (which I have recieved already) but they said the refund will be added in 7-21 days after the I.R.S. accepted my return. Then I got an “estimated” refund date, which is 21 days from the day the I.R.S. accepted my return. My question is that date final? Or is it pretty much the latest date? Or can it come earlier than the 21 day, estimated date I was given?

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Dee February 9

Ridiculous ddd Feb 10 after filing on 1/22 its right at the 21day mark, was hoping it would come at least one day early, checked account this morning no such luck

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Ray February 9

That’s two days early tho…A total of 19 days if you filed on 01/22 and receive it 02/10

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Coco February 10

My date was Feb 10th for DD. I checked and it’s not there. Very frustrating

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Shania February 9

Checked my H&R Block card account again today I guess tomorrow for sure. DD 2/10

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Sean February 9

Filed taxes with turbo tax 01/22/2016 accepted same day. Been waiting for a change in status at 9pm @ PST irs2GO & IRS website doesnt show me the status bar anymore just says your tax return is still being processed and a refund dd will be provided when available

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Mary February 11

I did mine on 1/21/16 with TurboTax and I am going through the same exact thing!! Mine was accepted in 10 min, I was so happy thought I would have it by now the 21st date is tomorrow and its still stuck on accepted!!! It’s been on accepted for 21 days now! I am beyond frustrated looking everyday for a change and still nothing!! I did get my state which is nothing but I don’t understand what’s going on!! Now the bar’s are gone for 2 days now but still saying accepted!!! This don’t make sense to me a girl at my job did hers and got it in her account in a week and I’m still waiting for anything to happen!! I’m gonna call irs tomorrow not that I think that will help any but I’m just stuck at what to do next!!! I’m so confused and frustrated!! I don’t know if it has to do with TurboTax or the irs!!! Either way this is so not fair they should go in the order that they are received!! Everybody after me has already gotten theirs!!!

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Yonna February 11

That’s what mines is saying

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Miguel February 12

FILED THE SAME DAY AS YOU DID,, MINE SAYS THE SAME THING.

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Callie February 23

Me too! Accepted on jan 22nd, I’m still on F’ing processing! I am really stressed waiting for my money. :( Hope they get their act together soon! I called and they told me it was a system error..well, fix it! If I owed them money they sure wouldn’t accept my system error excuse!

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shadow February 8

My tax return has said still processing for two weeks now feel so screwed.I am homeless now because I lost my job on Xmas and haven’t been able to find one.I have a pregnant girlfriend and we desperately need this money why are they playing with my emotions.has any one seen or can give me any hope on this or what I need to do to get my return asap? “Still processing will provide refund date when available”HELP

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Slarue February 8

I have been having the same issue I filed on the 19th was also accepted the 19th. When. I checked WMR on the 29th i received the same message you have. I called over and again to and was told that my return was being held and that I had to verify my Identity and was given a number to call and do so which I did. I passed the series of questions but was then told it could still take 9 more weeks to process my refund. I hope it doesn’t take that long after I call the taxpayers advocate service tomorrow morning. I hope this helps you.

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Dan February 21

My refund went from recvice to please check your information u enter and renter it again I did that same thing

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Laura February 9

Contact an irs tax advocate. If a delay in taxes cause you financial hardship they may be able to help you get your refund faster.

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AMBER February 12

I am in the same boat I called irs this morning and they told me that I will recieve a letter soon telling me that my refund is being reviewed

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Brandy February 25

My status bar went away Sunday morning my 21st day passed Wednesday . I havent received anything by mail for any errors I filed mine to recive on a net spend card received the card in no time . Now when I call I talk to animated systems can’t get through and desperate to pay rent before I’m evicted.. mother of 4 and really don’t have patience with them at the moment … I filed through turbo tax also which I have always done but won’t again I have friends who did it through the irs and got there’s in 4 days … Hopefully something will change for all of us best of luck

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Mary February 8

I can’t believe this I have been waiting since the 21st!! It has been stuck on accepted for almost 3 weeks now!! My money is supposed to be here in 2 days and its still stuck at accepted!! I really don’t understand what’s going on!!! This is horrible and frustrating and to not know what’s going on is the worst!!!! I just wish they would give us our money or at least answers!!!

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Shania February 8

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.

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Erin February 8

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.

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Proud Mom February 8

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.

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Yamilet February 8

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.

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kaheemtroy February 9

You may have to verify your health care i had the same problem faxed my 1095 a form this morning then called the irs then he said allow 6 weeks to process smh

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AMBER February 12

Yes mine is saying the same and when I contacted irs they’re saying it’s under review

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allen and teress February 12

Yes. Mine has been the same way for two weeks

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Proud Mom February 8

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

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Jessica February 8

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?

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Erin February 8

I have been trying all morning with no luck

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Lynnette February 18

Call this number 1-800-829-0582 and enter ext 652. That will connect you to a live person immediately

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Jess February 7

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

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Miah February 8

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

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Jahnice February 25

What’s the 201 topic ?

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Jessica February 7

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 :/

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Proud Mom February 8

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.

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Jessica February 8

I agree! My app still says processing and will provide an update when available. Got ahold of someone today and they said if I didn’t get my refund this week try calling next week. Are you serious? No help!

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Jenna February 6

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. At least process them in order or let us know what the damn hold up is. Ok just needed to vent.

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Andy (Author) February 6

Per the IRS – Will ordering a transcript help you determine when you’ll get your refund? No, a tax transcript will not help you determine when you will get your refund. This is among the common myths and misconceptions that are often repeated in social media. The codes listed on tax transcripts do not provide any early insight into when a refund will be issued. The best way to check on your refund is by visiting “Where’s My Refund?” IRS transcripts are best and most often used to validate past income and tax filing status for mortgage, student and small business loan applications and to help with tax preparation.

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Miah February 8

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

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RockG\' February 6

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…

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April February 6

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

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Brent Kern February 6

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.

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John February 6

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

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Jessica February 6

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

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Shaquerra February 6

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.

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Destiny February 9

Hi how do u order a transcript? And what does that do?

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Nikki February 11

How do you order a transcript

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Andy (Author) February 11

see this article on how to get your IRS transcript.

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aaron February 5

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

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AMBER February 12

Under review we’re in the same boat…

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Frank February 5

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..

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Bethany February 5

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?

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Niki February 6

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?

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Erin February 8

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

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Brent Kern February 5

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.

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Nikki February 6

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

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Laurie February 5

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.

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beesweet25 February 5

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

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Bethany February 5

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.

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Kona February 6

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

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Latoya C February 8

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.

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Jenny February 5

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?

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Emily February 5

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

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Kyle February 5

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.

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Mary February 8

I filed on the 21st was accepted an hour later and was told via TurboTax I would have mine by Feb 11th the latest but here it is 2-8 and still stuck at accepted!! I never had this problem and the worst part is there is no way to find out what is going on!!! Same thing with my daughter she filed on 23 and was accepted right away but still stuck on accepted!! Don’t know what’s going on but we need our money this is crazy!! They didn’t wait to take the taxes why do we have to wait so long!!And the worst part is most people I know filed after me and got theirs already!!! What is going on it would be nice to know!!!

anna February 5

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.

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JessB February 5

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.

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Jane Darlings February 5

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.

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Sara February 5

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

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TWRIGHT February 5

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

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VMitchell February 5

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!

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Frank February 4

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..

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Carla February 4

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

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Niki February 6

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.

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lady T February 4

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.

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Christina February 4

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.

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Shania February 4

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!

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Angel February 4

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.

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LadyJ February 4

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

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cassandra February 4

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……

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Edgar February 4

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

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Kristen Proud Mommas February 3

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!

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Monique February 4

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

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karen February 4

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

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Ashley February 3

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

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Niki February 6

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

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Holly v February 3

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!

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Angel February 3

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?

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RockG\' February 3

Looks like wmr is down.

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Andy (Author) February 3

Yep..IRS is having system issues today

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Shy February 3

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.

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Christopher casey February 3

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

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tara j February 3

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

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Shy February 3

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

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A saylor February 4

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

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Christopher casey February 2

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

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Jodi February 3

Me too!!

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queena February 3

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

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Brent Kern February 3

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.

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Niki February 6

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

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Christopher casey February 3

I got approved this morning DDD by February 5th

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Bobbie January 30

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?

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tara j February 3

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

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tara j February 3

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.

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Ash January 30

Yes finally have a DDD of the 3rd

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Holly v February 3

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

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Dana January 29

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

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Andy (Author) February 2

I covered it in this article, but When you don’t have any bars on the WMR it usually doesn’t mean anything is wrong. Sometimes when you check your tax refund status and the bars are missing, they reappear as soon as the next day so you can relax. As you will see with a lot of the comments here there are lots of others who have no bars. Give it a few days, even a week, before you throw yourself into a frenzy — because your WMR bars might reappear quickly and mean nothing. Just a few users see a change in the way their tax return is being processed and often the Where’s My Refund Status will update with other instructions if you need to do anything.

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D3$+!n33 February 3

Well Help me out…..I filed 1/19 my bars have been gone since 1/22….ive called they keep saying nothings wrong…..what do you thinks up?

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Jacquelyn KNIGHT February 4

I got the same issue

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Connie January 29

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! :(

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debbie January 27

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

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Eugene C. Zackrisson January 25

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

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Connie January 8

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?

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Matthew January 13

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 owe me right now, they’d be all over me about it, hounding me, or garnishing my wages. Sickening.

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Courtney January 20

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

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Victoria Macias January 20

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.

Autumn January 22

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.

Connie December 3

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!

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Lee December 3

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.

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Sandra duncan October 14

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.

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Lisa Neville October 13

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??

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margaret September 19

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!!!

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Harold Griffieth February 18

Thank I for this info. I called and found out ours is being held due to we have to prove our kids live in the house with us. What a load of crap

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Todd September 14

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.

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margaret September 12

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.

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Conie September 2

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.

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Dan August 19

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 simple 1040 with the most common deductions. No business return, nothing complicated. This…..is…..unreal……..Is anyone out there still waiting for a refund like we are?????

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Heaven August 19

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!

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DeP August 25

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.

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margaret August 23

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.

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La'Toyia September 2

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.

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margaret September 3

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 an additional 7 weeks for payment to be made. I filed 3/31/15. This is now 9/3 and if you add in the additional 7-weeks…we’re now talking about the end of October (7 months) and this is without fraud involved. Yikes…

I hope this might help you or anyone else who reads this. We’re all stuck in this IRS mess and it’s absolutely outrageous. I’ll keep you posted.

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Laurie September 10

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 I will believe it when I see it. Our refund is a lot bigger than normal. So that is the only reason I can see for this ridiculously long delay.

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Carmen August 12

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 so… Dont expect much from them. They are just playing games with us, same as the irs.

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Connie September 2

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.

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Todd August 11

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 return was lost in the system. I took today off and went down to the IRS office to inquire. I was told that the message “You may not have entered your information correctly. Please verify your personal tax data and try again.” usually indicates that the return has changed status. There was another form being filed (I didn’t catch the number, but it was 29xx something) and they the IRS was making the corrections to get me my return and I should see it in about six weeks. I’ll update if it doesn’t but I thought I would share for people looking for other’s experiences.

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Connie September 2

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

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Jayson Yandow August 7

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

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sickandtired July 14

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.

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jackNjack August 5

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.

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Lostinlimbo July 14

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

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Frustrated July 10

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.

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Tom July 9

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 affected by some catastrophe or tragedy, I’ve begun to “pay particular attention” to topics concerning the IRS, a factor which led me to this specific site. Through back channels over the past year, I’ve learned many disturbing things about the IRS, most of which cannot be published anywhere, since they’re difficult or altogether impossible to effectively substantiate. Suffice to say though, I’m certain the IRS is not what it appears to be, what like most citizens, I thought it was. Simply put: Currently, the IRS is being used as a dangerous political tool. I use the word dangerous, not in a political sense but in a literal one. Sadly, there’s much more to this story which will likely never see the light of day but the superficial elements of their corruption are just now coming to light. For instance: On one hand they’ve been proven to have intimidated charitable organizations whose missions their employees didn’t agree with, and on the other, they’re about to be accused of doing something much more sinister; intimidating individual taxpayers whose politics they didn’t agree with either. This is why the IRS is dancing and dodging congress over Lerner’s emails. Which brings me to another point. It’s the game they’re playing with most of the posters here on this site. Unlike my wife and me, it’s pretty unlikely anyone posting here were the IRS’s political targets but in a way they were their victims too. It’s going to come into mainstream commentary during the election cycle in a few months but a select few can read it here first. First: Yes, the IRS is currently playing a political game. Their talking point is all about a “budget shortfall” and being unable to do “their jobs,” and thus, the delays many here are experiencing…blah, blah, blah. Truth is that the IRS is intentionally exaggerating the duration of these delays for emphasis, among other wrongdoing. Still, the extent of their corruption is about much more than foot dragging. Their illusion of a culture of incompetence and bureaucracy is just that, an illusion, smoke and mirrors. It’s really about maintaining a culture of internal secrecy which guards criminal culpability under the laws of our nation. Corruption in this agency goes much deeper than ordinary citizens can imagine and it really isn’t about any group of individual IRS employees but instead, is about agency mission subversion. I cannot be more specific on this point but I think many here can infer from the latter statement what I mean. Meantime, if you care and/or are wondering what you can do about it, there is something every single taxpayer can do. Many think, “I’m just an ordinary person with my own problems and cannot really change anything,” a mindset the IRS and other corrupt governing bodies gleefully embrace. Contact your state’s two senators BY PHONE (not email) and call for the abolition of the IRS agency, to be replaced by a more sensible alternative for tax collection. Ask for a fair taxation system, one that offers the option to pay as we do at all POS (points of service), and let’s be done with the collect and refund system. If the IRS must continue to exist, let it do so only for purposes of corporate taxation, not for individual workers and small businesses. Be blunt and make no qualms that if your senators won’t do the job of finding a solution to taxation reform, you’ll find some other state politician whose platform it is to abolish the IRS, and vote for him or her next election cycle. If enough citizens demand tax system reform, it will happen. Meantime, if you’re willing to just roll with whatever, like sheep, you deserve exactly what you have now. I wish luck to all those who’ve posted here awaiting their money be returned to them but remember that for the most part, it’s your choice to give the IRS an interest free loan of a portion of your wages each year. If you over-withhold solely to get a refund, especially if you’ve posted here about your problems, you might want to rethink your W-4 elections and immediately change them at work…..GLTYA

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Trell June 28

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?

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Casey June 28

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??

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i needmymoney June 26

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???

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Delmarie June 25

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

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i needmymoney June 26

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

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Lin S. June 26

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.

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Chris l June 24

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

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mary June 25

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 I know how u feel

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Lin S. June 25

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 said Irs are short staff so after doing the verification they just process your refund and put it aside. Sucks that hubby and i waited for nothing in the beginning. If i didnt make calls esp with tax advocate, i wouldnt know that are refund is just sitting in a pile.

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Anthony June 20

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!!

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Anthony June 26

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

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Sammy June 11

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 a exact date window. H&R Block will get its 300, bank will get 35, and excise tax plus late charges nothing will be left anyway if it ever arrives.. I gave checks etc than fees started falling and chained more fees all my very hard working money is going away because of IRS holding my money and my refund still didn’t arrive. I am trying to effort a life for myself and my daughter just turned 4 and no way I can live a normal person with this such stress, working crazy anytime I can and not being able to catch, almost to loose my job there are times couldn’t get gas to my car, internet shut off 2 times (I have to have for the work I do), water was to be shut off.. Anyway my pocket so my nerves drained with IRS this year, probably I will spend my very limited time to reach them again and wait an hour and hear the same answers and wait 6 weeks more and same will go on..

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Kat June 9

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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mary June 7

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

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Angelseye June 8

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.

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Kat June 9

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

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al wilson June 7

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?!

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brian June 5

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

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Alan Cohen June 5

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

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uncleknubs June 4

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 was okay or if something was wrong.
He only knew that he felt everything was fine and said wait 4 to 6 weeks more, which wasn’t what I wanted to hear.
I use tax act but that doesn’t matter, the company that owns it owns turbo-tax and just about every other online tax
filing company except H&R block, this is the reason for the hold up, this parent company of turbo-tax and tax-act are
so greedy and they didn’t spend the money like they should have for security and their system was hacked, they were
even accused of allowing fraudulent filings of returns, just for the profit. So refunds on over 100,000 fraudulent filings
were issued by the IRS, but they don’t look fraudulent because they had all the information they hacked from turbo-tax
that had all the people’s information they needed for filing taxes and they looked just like legitimate filings.
This is why everyone is waiting so long, the IRS has to scrutinize just about every online tax return and they have less people
to do this because their funding has continually been slashed by congress.
Just remember you get interest from the IRS if your return is issued longer than 45 days (from April 15th) and it had nothing
wrong with the filing.
Of course here’s the rube, the Interest paid by the IRS is considered income and must be reported on Schedule B. :)
The rate of interest paid varies with market interest rates, at this point around 5%, any interest the IRS pays you is considered
taxable income.
You will receive a 1099 reporting that income and you must include it on the tax return for the year in which you receive it.

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April June 1

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 me three days later. He filed paperwork for them to expedite and release my refund. That was three weeks ago. Last week he called me and said that he spoke to the IRS and they put in the “code” to release my refund and that process will take about 2-3 weeks but they can’t give me a specific date until June 4th. Can anyone tell me what’s going on?? I paid extra to have my return e-filed and here we are, four months later and the IRS won’t release my money that is rightfully mine. I have a call into the ACLU (America Civil Liberties Union) to see if there is some kind of legal action I can take. No one I know has ever experienced anything like this before. I am so frustrated I could pull my hair out. Does anyone have any advice???

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Carmen August 12

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 are just playing games with us, same as the irs.

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Brian Bast May 29

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 it!! I don’t know why it’s so easy for them to take our money out of hard working people’s checks, but have such a hard time giving it back! This is not their money they’re giving back… This is MY money that I have paid extra into to get back at the end of the year. The sad part about it… There’s really nothing anyone can do. They can say whatever they want and don’t have to answer any questions. It’s BULLSHIT!! They’re fucking cunts!

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mary June 9

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

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Heaven August 2

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

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cole6617 May 27

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 said my refund will be posted to my bank account by 5/28 ..wish me luck and don’t wait call your local tax advocate…hardship meaning lights going off eviction a notice…hope this helps I know what this waiting game feels like..

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mary June 9

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. im so pissed. I dont know whatelse to do

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Bob Craig May 27

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.

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Latasha dasher May 26

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

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charlie May 21

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

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frances May 26

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

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cole6617 May 27

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

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bob May 20

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!!!

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Ceez May 20

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.

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Sergio May 15

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.

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Jenny May 18

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.

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Bob Craig May 27

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.

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Jess May 28

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

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Bob Craig May 28

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.

Kat June 9

Wth? Wow!!

Caroline May 19

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

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wen June 7

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.

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Amber May 11

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.

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Anthony May 13

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?

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Victoria May 14

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

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Sharon May 19

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 :)

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Sheka May 9

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 hold was closed and that I should see an update this week! Well I did, my wording changed Thursday and I just checked at 4:00 this Saturday morning and my bars have reappeared with a DDD of May 13th!! I’m happy the wait is over!!! Good luck to the rest of you!!

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Single mom May 12

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

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ashley May 14

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!!!

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Sheka May 14

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!

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singlemom May 14

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

Jeanette August 4

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

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Kaitlyn May 7

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!

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Roger Robinson May 12

They paid you after you did the call or verification.

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dan May 7

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? No timeframes? That is, no timeframes that are required by law to meet? Seems criminal to me to hold our money hostage. I will never, ever do another tax return where I don’t owe money rather than looking to balance out at zero or just a bit of a return coming back. No more! They wan’t to play these games they can do it when I owe them a check and not when they are holding OUR money hostage. I take this as a personal assault on our financial lives. I say – continue reducing their funding. Lets get it to the point where the IRS basically fades away. This is criminal.

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Retta May 29

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.

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yajaira May 4

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

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Corey May 4

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!!!

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Victoria May 5

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

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Francis May 6

How can I find tax advocate

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Victoria May 9

877-777-4778

John May 1

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

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Victoria April 28

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.

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jack April 26

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.

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Sheka April 25

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!!!

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Emma April 28

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

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Sheka May 4

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!

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dayaniela April 24

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

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dayaniela April 24

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

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bob April 22

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!

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LaVonda February 8

Same for me. I never had a problem before. I cant wait until 2-11 because that will make 21 days and I can finally call and find out whats going on.

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MZ_NENE April 22

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 F*** MAD

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sagen steinecke May 7

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

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Kendra April 21

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, to the forefront. Where is belongs!
. … Let’s start writing EACHOTHER, People! Let’s start doing something ABOUT this. … Before, the “income tax refund waiting game”, turns from: waiting 6 months for your return… to waiting over a YEAR. (That’s where I see this is going.) I truly believe, the government doesn’t HAVE our money. That’s what I believe.
I believe it is SPENT UP… BY THEM! And, that they are WAITING for the tax payers that OWE, in order to pay us, our money.
And, the bulk of the people who OWE… are millionaires, that never PAY taxes!
It’s a mess. A complete & total mess.

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Sharon April 26

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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Anthony April 20

WHERE’S MY REFUND!! I filed on FEB 2nd, got accepted on Feb 5th. Waited 21 days until i contacted the IRS. I didn’t receive a letter or a code on wheres my refund. Had to verify my identity by giving them a million answers to questions about my life. The Rep informs me that the issue has been resolved and that they would release my funds. However, they told me to allow 6 weeks for the information to process. I call back 6 weeks later disappointed, this rep is telling me that i have to wait 6-9 weeks for my Tax refund and allow the time to expire for them to send a referral to release my money. Im sure on April 29th when i call back they going to take another 6-9 weeks to actually do their job. All of this is ridiculous almost 3 months and i still don’t have my 8000. ITS MY MONEY AND I NEED IT NOW!!!

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Kendra April 22

Anthony!
Let’s keep in touch.
You and I, have the identical situation.
Get in touch with me, please.
kendrawilliams184
@
yahoo.
com

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Anthony April 29

Update: After waiting on the phone for 1 hour 45 minutes!! The agent tells me that i should allow the IRS more time to complete the process!!! Stating that because of a high volume of identity theft cases they are taking all precautions before releasing funds. Average wait time can take up to 180 days from when the issue was resolved. I felt the agent i had was new and was talking complete bs, like she wanted to get off the phone. She didn’t even want to send my referral! She took my phone number and said if nothing happens in the coming weeks to call again. THE IRS IS SHADY!!

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Momof2 May 14

I had my taxes filed fraudulently in 2011 took 18 months to get my return! No problems filing 2012-2013 now they are holding my refund for 2014 “under review to ensure no identity theft” lady told me 9 weeks..im not holding my breath.

David April 18

Filed my taxes on 1/26/15 got accepted on 2/9 and still waiting for my refund. Called Irs and got nothing but run arounds and automated system robots. Checked status of refund and still says processing. These guys are just sitting around doing nothing and we’re all suffering for it!!!!!!

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Yaya April 17

I filed my refund on 01/27/15. Two weeks later I received the identity letter and had to go to the IRS office (got there at 4am and left at 12:45pm), the lady told me I had to wait 6 weeks for my refund. Six weeks will be done on Wednesday and I’m super stressed out!! What do I do if I don’t receive them by that time? What number do I call? THIS SUCKS!!

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Yaya April 17

Oh and on wmr it says its still being processed.

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singlemom April 14

Filed feb2. Where’s my refund still says “still being processed” whats really going on? Im not sure how they expect people to be patient!! Im very annoyed with this IRS crap.

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Keedee May 6

Holy cow me too! I filed on Feb 16th and my boyfriend filed on Feb 1st and he got his back in a month but when I do the “where’s my refund” link I dont even have an expected date! It’s 5/6 already! I called and did all the button prompts (when they ask for your social you wait, then they ask if it’s a personal or business thing, say personal) and when I finally got there they said the call center was too full and to try again later ))); this is so frustrating!

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jess April 13

I FILED IN 2012 BUT NEVER RECEIVED MY RETURN. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

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lorryan April 15

Call irs

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lorryan April 15

after the referral,how long it takes to get your refund?

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javier April 13

Tomorrow marks 8 weeks of waiting…called to see what was going on they said it just got processed April 9 and that I’m gonna have to wait another 8 weeks :(

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shamika April 13

The irs full of shit

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cinimod April 13

Says my money is scheculed to be dd on the 15th..crossing fingers!

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Kim May 14

I was told the same..filed on Feb.21

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Stephanie Stacy April 10

I filed my return on Jan 20th. It was received on Jan 21st. I got a letter saying I to provide birth certificates and social security cards on the boys. I faxed all the info they asked for. It took 6 more weeks to get a letter saying they received my paperwork and that they would make a decision by May 11. However if they didn’t make a decision by then I would receive another letter. This is unacceptable!!! The letter they sent me wanting more info stated I had to reply within 30 days. I guess they can make demands from me as a tax payer but they don’t have to follow the same time frame. When I check the “where’s my refund ” it just states it is being reviewed and if I have question then call the number . I have tried calling that number for a month now and it always tells me to call back at a later time because all agents are busy. This is unacceptable !! I’m beginning to wonder what our rights are as an American citizen. When you owe the irs money you are charged interest if it isn’t paid in a timely manner. Maybe if we started charging them interest for waiting on our refunds they would kick it in gear!!!

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Latonya April 18

Um going threw the same thing. I was promised a letter sent out on April 13th. Still haven’t gotten it. They say once I gt this letter I still have to wait for a letter telling me if all my info was correct n then after DAT I still wld have to wait until I get another letter sayn when I wld get my check n then it still wld b 45-60 days bfor I wld get it. I wldnt gt money until Aug. Sept seems like

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Kathleen May 6

if you didn’t get that letter would you have known you were missing info? Like on a website or call? I’m worried I might have thrown away an important letter or something, cant think of a reason why I wouldn’t even have an expected tax refund date |:

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cinimod April 10

UPDATE: finally an 846 code! DDD of 4/27…good luck everyone!!

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Alfrieda April 8

Where is my refund ?
It’s ridiculous that we are having to go though this,I paid all my bills so when I get my refund we
Could go on vacation now this happen,This is what we do every year this is a shame,I bet you my refund that every employee at the IRS has their
refund they just street us like sh–.
Vacation is over.

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Niki April 7

Update on my comment back from back in March!
*Recap: I filed back in February and my estimated refund date was March 6.

I finally called someone last week and I waited for 30mins to speak with a live agent. They told me they was a very minor error in my refund they they needed to have corrected manually. That correction was made on March 26th. The agent told me they it would take an additionally 9 weeks for it to be processed and have the refund to me! I just checked my refund status and it looks likes it was processed and I hope to have it for this week!

I hope this helps anyone at all!

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Tamika April 7

My husband filed on March 12th he still haven’t received his refund. We finally got a letter about identity theft, called the number and got that straight. The irs said thats all they needed. Okay IRS where is my husbands money? It’s our money and we need it now!!!!!!!!

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cinimod April 7

Still waiting…….dreadful 570 code since early feb….hopefully transcripts update this week! Better yet, hope i see a deposit!!

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jammie April 7

I filed 2-16-2015 and still go to where is my refund and it states still being processed what is the hold up? Wht is the problem? I need my money i have 3 kids i wanted to take a trip but cant cause i haven’t received my refund. Today is April 7, 2015 and its still processing

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Carol April 6

Filed in JANUARY.
STILL waiting for refund!!!!!

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Lin Sanidad April 6

UPDATE: I finally got hold of an IRS agent. (on hold for 20 mins). Told me to call some # or go to a website to do some identity verification. But since I never received any notice from IRS, I decided to call the # he gave me. Another hold for 25 mins). Finally another agent. Very rude. Very strict phone call. All info are confidential. No one can help me answer to questions she asked. If someone helped me answer she said she will end conversation and send me to the office instead. So all along hubby and I are waiting for our refund for a month and a week. Agent said today our refund has finally been processed. She said expect it in 6 weeks. But the first guy I spoke to said “up to” 6 weeks.

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lorryan April 6

I file my return on Jan.31 2015,I call irs when my 21 days was up and they said that I had to wait 8 weeks so my 8 weeks was up today,I call back today and the guy told me that he did a referral to count 6 more weeks starting today for my refund or a letter

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Roxanne frey April 6

I filed my taxes Feb 4 I already received my state return my my federal says still being processed …. I’m super confused …. can anyone point me in the right direction

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MC April 4

So I’m still waiting on my refund as most of everyone else. . I filed the 30th of Jan and got accepted the 31st. I called and got a hold of a agent almost five weeks ago and they told me it may not be sent to me (by direct deposit to a net10 card) till 8 WEEKS from Feb 8th. They couldn’t tell me why it was eight weeks from tgat date but nevertheless, still waiting. . Thinking about calling them back, I was concerned that maybe I was being audited or someone stole my identity (No-one wants that tho, I promise). Anyone got any ideas or something to say that could offer some advice. . Other than being patient. . I’m running out of that. Any advice/info would be welcome. Thanks!

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Jay April 2

Filed my return Feb 5 and was accepted Feb 6. Was told I am going to have to wait until mid April for my return. Tomorrow will be 8 weeks, 1 day and ‘where’s my refund’ is still saying it’s processing…

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shamika April 3

Well my tax is about to be going on 3 months and still saying processing

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jess April 4

Same here. Filed feb 4th, accepted later the same day, IRS says its still processing. Last year I filed Feb 17th and received it May 10th – 80 days or about 16 business weeks.

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jess April 13

UPDATE:

CHECKED IRS.GOV AND IT HAS BEEN PROCESSED AND ACCEPTED AND IS SCHEDULED TO GO OUT TO THE BANK APRIL 15TH.

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jess April 16

Update: received my refund as promised. Check your account before checking wmr.gov. My bank received it before they updated the status Of my refund.

MC April 4

Mine says the same thing. . So frustrating

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shamika April 1

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

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

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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carol April 19

Same problem here.

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D Warner March 24

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

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

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D Warner March 26

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

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TheMom March 26

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

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.

Sandy roebuck March 30

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

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D Warner April 1

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

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.

shamika April 1

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

xphiled April 16

That is really lucky you received yours. Tomorrow will be 80 days for me. I was told during one call that I would receive a letter in 2 weeks. After 2 weeks I called back and was told that it didn’t get sent and would take another 3 weeks to receive the letter. After another 3 weeks I finally got through to the Tax Advocates and she verified that no letter had still been sent. I’m waiting for her call back tomorrow. Where’s My Refund still shows “being processed”. I’m so frustrated.

C April 17

Thanks D Warner, the # you posted came in handy, it has been 37 business days as of today since I’ve filed my taxes electronically. I am being told to allow eight weeks from the time I filled for it to processed. I will wait and see.

lorryan April 6

I never receive a letter either and now he said 6 more weeks

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Cindy March 23

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

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

I couldnt agree with you more. :(

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TheMom March 26

+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

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

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

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

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!

Porchia March 25

Was it deposited ?

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Andy (Author) January 25

Yes it was. Check offline and it was

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keshia1 March 20

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

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

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

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

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

Have you checked your return transcripts?

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BRIA April 17

NO. I haven’t.

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Joe March 14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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eleaor April 5

jh
I know the feeling about victim if identity. I try to file my tax with trubo tax and I just get kick back so on feb 13 ,2015 I went to to h&r block and file and today it april 5,2015 and still hitting here hoping on day that I see my money. what I have read on here look like lots of people just playing the waiting game and I know it getting old.

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tyra March 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SUPERWAWIS March 8

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

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nolofinwe77 March 8

Did you really post your SS# dumbass?

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brenda March 8

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

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

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Ang March 9

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

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chad March 10

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

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Morgan March 10

Really?!

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Jason F March 11

Please tell me that is not your social security number.

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Cindy March 11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Alan Cohen June 5

All I can tell you is go to the Voting Booths and Vote next Sept For Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz…He will shut down them MF doors forever during his term , he is a good Christian Conservative like his dad…. Somebody has to do something about these thieves, they will threaten you to no avail but when you are collecting its almost impossible to get any answers and little recourse except take to court which is a lengthy process… VOTE TED CRUZ for President. Check his website at tedcruise.org

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Alan Cohen June 5

All I can tell you is go to the Voting Booths and Vote next Sept For Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz…He will shut down them MF doors as promised during his term ….. Somebody has to do something about these thieves, they will threaten you to no avail but when you are collecting its almost impossible to get any answers to or on the phone and little recourse except take to court which is a lengthy process… VOTE TED CRUZ for President. Check his website at tedcruise.org

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Joyce June 3

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

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

.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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Autumn January 8

Tell me exactly how I can do that?
Thanks.

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Kurt @ Money Counselor March 8

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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terrance March 30

I totally agree

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shamika March 30

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

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TheMom March 31

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. ;-)

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BRIA April 17

So, how long was your wait? Mine now says, We have received, and its now processing.

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tisa February 19

Schedule for Wednesday to bank acc

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Valisha February 20

Had to verify identity as well so curious how did you find out when your refund would be deposited? Did it change on WMR or what? Mine still saying being processed.

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Valerie February 23

Hi Tisa, I faxed my 1095a form on the 13th I was told it was out of review and back to processing. I’m getting direct deposit. So do u think I should have my return soon direct deposit

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Rebecca March 2

I filed feb 26 ots now march 2 im just wondering why the wmr doesent even say accepted it has no info

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charles R. September 9

Yeah, I’m confused because they claim it can take up to 21 days. Isn’t that false advertising, though? They claim that it may take up to and not more than that? I’ve never had to wait this long. I feel bad for everyone, but it sucks. All I forgot to do, was sign my gd tax return. I sent it to the supposedly quicker route and it’s been over 21 days. Go fig.

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Marie April 13

Well I guess I will find out when they are suppose to contact me within the next 7 days if their services are free or not. They give the impression that it’s free…..OMG…..I can’t win!

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Marie April 14

Received a courtesy call from the Tax Advocate Office in Houston, TX, that’s where I am. She said that they had received my request and my file had been assigned to Andover Mass., she provided me the name of the person and phone number. She further stated that I should be receiving a call from them by Monday 04/18/16. I checked WMR this morning 04/14/16. It went from saying ” Your refund is still being processed and a refund will be provided when available” to “We have received your tax refund and it’s being processed”. I have no idea what that means! Does it mean the process will start all over again??? Regardless, there’s a bit of hope that something is going on and my refund is being moved around. I hope I get it before the TAX ADVOCATES charge me for their help. I had no idea there might be a fee from them. I will update…..

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Elisa April 14

I checked mine today and my message also changed to say the same :(

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Marie April 16

Yay! Checked WMR this morning 04/16/16. The orange bars are back and my refund was approved and a deposit date of 04/20/16. It’s been a long battle…but it seems to finally coming to an end.

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