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Old 06-11-2020, 09:32 AM   #61
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I mailed our paper return at the beginning of the pandemic in March, and have heard nothing about our refund. Crickets. Then I read about those heaps of paper returns being piled in storage units. But I just sent in estimated quarterly taxes for my husband's small business, and the check was cashed...immediately. Yeah.
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Old 06-11-2020, 09:44 AM   #62
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I e-filed 5/24 to the IRS and NC. My NC refund is $1556, and I requested direct deposit. I owe the IRS $1438, and I asked to pay with a direct debit on 7/14.

Hopefully, my refund comes before the debit, but I'm not going to hold my breathe.
I eFiled mine 6/1. Received FED ACK in 8 minutes. I owe so EFTPS will beam out the payment in July. eFiled MD same time. Refund hit bank in 3 days. They have automated a lot with returns that aren't complicated in Maryland.
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Old 06-11-2020, 09:46 AM   #63
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I mailed our paper return at the beginning of the pandemic in March, and have heard nothing about our refund. Crickets. Then I read about those heaps of paper returns being piled in storage units. But I just sent in estimated quarterly taxes for my husband's small business, and the check was cashed...immediately. Yeah.
Paper returns are slow in good times and risky IMO. I think it is going to take months to work through the backlog. The workforce won't be going back to business as usual. I'm sure the workplace will be rearranged to create separation and the process will be slower to allow for decontamination of paper.
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Old 06-11-2020, 09:51 AM   #64
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Still waiting for almost $10K in refunds - since March!
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Old 06-11-2020, 10:32 AM   #65
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Unless I missed it, why doesn't the IRS simply put a notice on its web site describing the issue and anticipated date of normal refund returns? I'm sure it's there someplace but certainly not obvious like it should be.
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Old 06-11-2020, 12:15 PM   #66
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I e-filed 5/24 to the IRS and NC. My NC refund is $1556, and I requested direct deposit. I owe the IRS $1438, and I asked to pay with a direct debit on 7/14.

Hopefully, my refund comes before the debit, but I'm not going to hold my breathe.
Good news! My NC refund just hit my account!
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Old 06-11-2020, 03:01 PM   #67
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Unless I missed it, why doesn't the IRS simply put a notice on its web site describing the issue and anticipated date of normal refund returns? I'm sure it's there someplace but certainly not obvious like it should be.
Good idea, but don't see it.
Not to mention I don't know why their local office is not open. If they are working from home, what exact work are they doing?
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Old 06-11-2020, 03:10 PM   #68
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Unless I missed it, why doesn't the IRS simply put a notice on its web site describing the issue and anticipated date of normal refund returns? I'm sure it's there someplace but certainly not obvious like it should be.
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Good idea, but don't see it.
Not to mention I don't know why their local office is not open. If they are working from home, what exact work are they doing?
See post #5.

That page also says...

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Old 06-11-2020, 03:51 PM   #69
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Yeah they are not providing much info, that is for sure.
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Old 06-12-2020, 08:34 AM   #70
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I sent my return in the last week of February and still haven't received my paper check refund. Govt site just says still processing return. No phone support available either. Can't do much about it except wait.
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Paper returns are slow in good times and risky IMO. I think it is going to take months to work through the backlog. The workforce won't be going back to business as usual. I'm sure the workplace will be rearranged to create separation and the process will be slower to allow for decontamination of paper.
If it sat in a box for months they won't need to worry about decontamination.
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Unless I missed it, why doesn't the IRS simply put a notice on its web site describing the issue and anticipated date of normal refund returns? I'm sure it's there someplace but certainly not obvious like it should be.
Because it's the IRS that's why.....it would be a WAG
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My two adult daughters both sent in their 2019 taxes by mail around the start of the Corona virus a few months ago and still haven't received paper refund checks from the IRS yet.

I know sending it in by mail is the slow way of doing it but we used my Turbo Tax software and I had already used the one e-file that came with it so my simply printed my daughters out and mailed them.
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Talk about a limit

This is Another reason I switched to TaxCut (H&R Block) and haven't looked back for years. Sure it's a little pain to switch, but not much. Then it's easy peasy every year after that.

TaxCut is cheaper, I normally pay ~$21 for the middle version Fed & State.

It included 5 Federal e-file for free.
It does charge per each State filing, so those I print and mail or use the simple online State office return following along my printed out TaxCut one.

I do 4 tax returns each yr, for relatives, so I like the e-file Fed part for them.

It allows a huge number of printed returns to mail (no idea if any limit).
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Old 06-15-2020, 02:35 PM   #74
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Electronically filed my parents taxes on April 6th and they had their refund deposited on April 13th. Same with our son. Less than a week between electronic filing and his deposit. This is prob the fastest I have ever seen refunds for either of them. Strange times...
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Old 06-15-2020, 02:43 PM   #75
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E-filed in April and got dd refund in two weeks. Paper filed for my MIL also in April and have neither state nor federal refunds.
Also waiting on a "review" of my MIL's 2018 return (and the refund) for which a response was promised by January.
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Old 06-15-2020, 08:15 PM   #76
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We filed electronically in mid March. We miscalculated and overpaid our estimates by way too much. We are still waiting for the Refund deposit to our account.

My Dad filed electronically about the same time. He has a good sized refund that he likes to get in a check. His has not been refunded yet either.

Not happy.
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Old 06-21-2020, 07:34 AM   #77
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Still no refund? (Still no refund for me. Filed electronically ar the beginning of April.)
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Still no refund? (Still no refund for me. Filed electronically ar the beginning of April.)
Nope. Still waiting. Good thing I wasn't counting on the money to pay bills.
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This may or may not affect the OP, but just yesterday I heard that many IRS workers are working from home and that has drastically slowed down the processing of returns that were mailed in (IOW, paper returns) . I heard this in regards to people who are still waiting for their $1200 stimulus payment. But, I imagine it would also affect the refund of excess tax payments.
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OP here. Still waiting for my two daughters to get their refund. Once again I think the issue is that it was mailed instead of electrically filed plus they chose a paper check refund instead of automatic deposit. At the time neither needed the money in a hurry. This all happened just as the Pandemic started 3 months ago. Returns were also sent to the Fresno, CA IRS office which might make a difference. Funny thing is, I owed $20. and my check was cashed/deposited within days.

And now another IRS issue although not as urgent. My recently deceased mother received a $1,200. Stimulus check a couple of months ago by automatic deposit but the IRS eventually asked everyone who got them to return the money. Because I'm the Executer of the estate and don't want IRS problems down the road I sent them a check as repayment.

You guessed it, IRS hasn't cashed the check yet and I can't close out the estate checking account until they do. Our wonderful government.
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