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Old 07-16-2020, 06:32 PM   #141
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Filed electronically on Feb 27th and still no refund and there are others in this thread with similar situations.
Thus the words "almost" and "typically" in my previous post.
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Old 07-16-2020, 07:15 PM   #142
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I'm pretty sure the long delays are almost exclusively for paper filers. People who filed electronically (like I did back in February and sounds like you did this month) have typically seen refunds in 7-10 days.
Nope, there's plenty of us here on this forum who filed electronically in March/April and haven't received the refunds yet.
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Old 07-25-2020, 08:54 PM   #143
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We filed electronically Mid-April. I kept checking the IRS site and it kept saying they received our return. I hadn't checked in a couple days. But this evening it says that it will be paid on July 31.....if we don't get it by Aug 28, to contact them. They listed the $$ that the check is supposed to be for. A really rough estimate looks like a tad over 3% interest for those days we've been waiting. I don't really know what date they use as the 'start' date for the calculation. Anyhow, better interest than our regular savings account by a good amount. Good luck to those waiting.
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Original OP again. July 25th here and one of my daughters finally received her check in the mail today after nearly 5 full months. My other daughters return was sent at the same time but no sign of it yet.

At least we have a little progress....
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So glad to read that some of those with delayed checks, are finally getting their refunds! Such long delays would drive anybody up a wall.

I got mine quickly, purely by luck since I didn't realize that doing my (fairly simple) taxes in February with Turbo-tax could make a difference.
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Checked again today.... same message... return is being processed. Glad that he isn't desparate for the refund he has coming, but it's still ridiculous.

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+1 I e-filed for DS on May 19 and his return was accepted. The email from TurboTax says "Once your refund is issued typically in 3 weeks or less it will be on its way to being all yours via your preferred delivery method." and what they say there is typical with my past experience.

A couple weeks ago I did the "Where's my refund?" and it didn't even have record of the return. A couple days ago I did a "Where's my refund?" and they now say "Your tax return is still being processed. A refund date will be provided when available."

Last year he e-filed on March 23 and received his refund on March 29.

Definitely a huge decline in service.... no real difference in his return between last year and this year... mostly W-2 income, IRA deduction, standard deduction and the retirement saver's tax credit.
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I think for us it wasn't so much needing the money as it was wondering if the IRS even received the taxes in the mail in the first place. Not being a huge believer in our local mail service, how do you explain to the IRS months down the road that you acutely did mail it? You can't, all you can do is pay the penalties and refile again.

Like many, we use Turbo Tax so you're only allowed so many electronic filings per purchase, the rest need to be printed and mailed which ordinarily isn't a big deal.
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E file accepted April 4 th. No refund yet and still says received and processing on IRS site. No luck getting a IRS rep on the phone
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I think for us it wasn't so much needing the money as it was wondering if the IRS even received the taxes in the mail in the first place. Not being a huge believer in our local mail service, how do you explain to the IRS months down the road that you acutely did mail it? You can't, all you can do is pay the penalties and refile again.

Like many, we use Turbo Tax so you're only allowed so many electronic filings per purchase, the rest need to be printed and mailed which ordinarily isn't a big deal.
I don't get your point. If you use TT you know whether or not your return was received and accepted. After that, you can use "Where's My Refund?" to see its status.
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I filed a paper return on Feb. 25, 2020. I received a direct deposit Friday July 24, 2020 of my $33.00 tax refund with an extra 39 cents, which I assume is interest.
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I was pleasantly surprised with the promptness of my Fed refund this year. I electronically filed on 7/12 and was shocked to see the refund posted to my checking account on 7/20. I didn't do a good job with my estimated taxes in 2019 and the refund was significant which made the promptness especially appreciated.

Now, not a word from the Illinois folks regarding my small state refund. I recently turned 73, so I suppose there's a real chance I won't live long enough to ever see it, even if I make it to my mid-80's. It's probably already in a shoe box on some politician's closet shelf!
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I filed a paper return on Feb. 25, 2020. I received a direct deposit Friday July 24, 2020 of my $33.00 tax refund with an extra 39 cents, which I assume is interest.
Yes, 39 cents would be the interest amount up through Friday the 17th. It's interesting that you received the payment a week later. I wonder if they stop paying interest once the deposit is scheduled.
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I don't get your point. If you use TT you know whether or not your return was received and accepted. After that, you can use "Where's My Refund?" to see its status.
I think he meant that he had used up the 5 free e-files so the returns in question were paper.
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Do not despair. I Efiled at about the same time as you and received my refund on July 1st but mine was federal only with no state. Did get extra (3% interest or whatever) on the refund.
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E file accepted April 4 th. No refund yet and still says received and processing on IRS site. No luck getting a IRS rep on the phone
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I don't get your point. If you use TT you know whether or not your return was received and accepted. After that, you can use "Where's My Refund?" to see its status.
You didn't follow the post. These taxes were both printed and mailed simply because the TT I purchased from Costco only allows so many electronic returns per purchase. I had already used up the free ones.

In my case my two daughter's had to do it the old fashion way by mail which typically isn't an issue. The IRS "Where's my refund" site also isn't updated/working like it should be. My daughter who received her check yesterday never had her status show correctly on that site.
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Filed my parents return at the end of March on paper. Finally, this past week, got the status of it being accepted and a return by check heading their way by the 29th.
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We sent in a check and an amended return in mid-April, the IRS just cashed it about a week ago. My accountant (DW) kept asking me WHY I’m finally off the hook.
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Do not despair. I Efiled at about the same time as you and received my refund on July 1st but mine was federal only with no state. Did get extra (3% interest or whatever) on the refund.
Thanks tmm99- i have no state as well.... you give me hope!!
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I filed mine on 7/14/2020 online and received the $ in less than a week. To file U.S. was.free with FreeTaxUSA.com but they charge for State returns.
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