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Old 06-05-2020, 03:29 PM   #1
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Anyone else with delayed tax refunds?

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.

I know the virus situation has caused issues with the IRS but you'd think they would have caught up by now. Anyone else still waiting for a paper check by mail? Hard part is there is no way of knowing the IRS actually received them. The IRS web site's "check your refund" still has no status of it.
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Old 06-05-2020, 03:40 PM   #2
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Yeah, I still haven't gotten mine. I filed a long time ago, back in late Feb. I think. It's only $385 refund, so I'm not sweating it, but still, come on gummint, get yer **** together. Mine is a direct deposit, not snail mail.
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My dtr got her federal refund but not her state. My son didn't get either one.
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Mailed in federal late Feb, still waiting for direct deposit into checking.
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Old 06-05-2020, 04:55 PM   #5
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According to the IRS website:

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Paper Tax Returns: All taxpayers should file electronically through their tax preparer, tax software provider or IRS Free File if possible. The IRS is not currently able to process individual paper tax returns. If you already have filed via paper but it has not yet been processed, do not file a second tax return or write to the IRS to inquire about the status of your return or your Economic Impact Payment. Paper returns will be processed once processing centers are able to reopen.
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According to the IRS website:

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Paper Tax Returns: All taxpayers should file electronically through their tax preparer, tax software provider or IRS Free File if possible. The IRS is not currently able to process individual paper tax returns. If you already have filed via paper but it has not yet been processed, do not file a second tax return or write to the IRS to inquire about the status of your return or your Economic Impact Payment. Paper returns will be processed once processing centers are able to reopen.
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Apparently, the IRS has determined they are not essential
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Yeah, @Cobra's quote is what I heard earlier.

My son's waiting on his federal refund. Paper filed in late February, and the return has been received and in process since late March. He did already receive his stimulus direct deposit a while ago.
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Old 06-05-2020, 06:31 PM   #8
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Thanks, sounds like my kids are simply in the same boat as others with the wait. Luckily they don't need the money badly. More the point of waiting that long. Thanks.
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Still no refund here either...


And had requested direct deposit...
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Yeah, I still haven't gotten mine. I filed a long time ago, back in late Feb. I think. It's only $385 refund, so I'm not sweating it, but still, come on gummint, get yer **** together. Mine is a direct deposit, not snail mail.
Same exact situation here except with a 1.5k refund. I finally spoke to a rep and they couldn't explain it.
I am waiting for the local IRS office to reopen, so I can go there in person and get it straightened out.
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Filed electronically in February. Nothing yet. Eyeroll.

We don't need the money for anything pressing and can wait, but I think of the folks who have urgent need of their tax refunds. Wish the gubment would get a move on. What's the hold up on the electronic filings?
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Same exact situation here except with a 1.5k refund. I finally spoke to a rep and they couldn't explain it.
I am waiting for the local IRS office to reopen, so I can go there in person and get it straightened out.
I lack the patience for that sort of abuse. My frugal self might pay $1.5k to avoid it. Good luck to you.
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Did you go to the website where you can check payment status? What did it say?
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Iím glad we were able to file electronically in early March before this mess hit. And no refund either.
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On the other hand, I received a large refund from the IRS (sent via paper check in late March). That was before I filed for 2019, so it pertains to a previous return. But there was no explanation and I have no idea what it's for. I owe money for 2019.
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We filed electronically April 17 and received our refund into our bank April 29.
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I filed with Turbotax at the end of April. The Feds pulled the money I owed last week. The DC government transferred my refund this week.
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Did you go to the website where you can check payment status? What did it say?
For me, the website just says still in process.
It appears from examples, that returns filed later went through okay with timely refunds.
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Nope. I do have a delayed tax payment though.
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Lots of different IRS processing centers in different states. Around here, the Fed offices (other than DoD) are following the state's health orders so it seems plausible to me that IRS centers in different places could have different reopening dates as well as different types/sizes of backlogs since they shutdown at different times.
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