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Where's my refund says there is a delay with a reference number 1541. What does that mean?

 
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Where's my refund says there is a delay with a reference number 1541. What does that mean?

1541 is an an internal code that the IRS uses to identify returns that
have been "Delayed". The doesn't mean there is something wrong with your
 return, it could simply be that the IRS has an overflow of returns at
this time and is behind schedule on issue refunds. There are different
reasons accounting for the 1541 reference number.Also if you claimed the EIC or the child tax credit then those returns will not start to be processed until after the 15th of February.You can also contact the IRS directly mention the reference the code 1541 to them.

Use the link below to get the contact number for the IRS.

https://www.irs.gov/uac/irs-offers-new-toll-free-numbers-to-assist-taxpayers

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Where's my refund says there is a delay with a reference number 1541. What does that mean?

1541 is an an internal code that the IRS uses to identify returns that
have been "Delayed". The doesn't mean there is something wrong with your
 return, it could simply be that the IRS has an overflow of returns at
this time and is behind schedule on issue refunds. There are different
reasons accounting for the 1541 reference number.Also if you claimed the EIC or the child tax credit then those returns will not start to be processed until after the 15th of February.You can also contact the IRS directly mention the reference the code 1541 to them.

Use the link below to get the contact number for the IRS.

https://www.irs.gov/uac/irs-offers-new-toll-free-numbers-to-assist-taxpayers

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Where's my refund says there is a delay with a reference number 1541. What does that mean?

Those are not true. I have no offsets, even called the treasury dept and confirmed this but I still have a take action on my wmr and reference of 1541
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Where's my refund says there is a delay with a reference number 1541. What does that mean?

Did you claim the EIC or Child Tax Credit?
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Where's my refund says there is a delay with a reference number 1541. What does that mean?

No i did not. I called them today though and they didn't really give me much information, they just told me because i had received a 4883c form and verified myself the week before, that i wont be able to check WMR right now and that's what the delay is but that they will begin releasing funds on 02/15/2017 even if you did not claim the EIC or child tax credit
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Where's my refund says there is a delay with a reference number 1541. What does that mean?

But you're still not able to check wmr??
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Where's my refund says there is a delay with a reference number 1541. What does that mean?

Exactly. If I check wmr it just says there has been a delay in processing, if you have questions call and reference 1541 which the IRS agents had no idea what that was about since I don't have any offsets or EIC. They pretty much said If there's no error code I shouldn't worry about anything and at this point it's just a waiting game 😕 I'll keep y'all updated though!
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Where's my refund says there is a delay with a reference number 1541. What does that mean?

Update. After calling several times I still was getting the same answer and was told to wait the 9 week turn around time that the tax payer protection gave me or until I receive anything in the mail from IRS. I felt so defeated but checked WMR at like 5am on 2/18/17 and it now shows my refund was approved and gives me a DD date for next week 🙂
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Where's my refund says there is a delay with a reference number 1541. What does that mean?

I just spoke with a representative ( received the same code) and he asked if I claimed the child tax credit. I told him I did and I filed on January 27, 2017. He told me to continue to check the WMR website as it is updated daily and if I don't see a change by February 27, 2017 to call back.
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Where's my refund says there is a delay with a reference number 1541. What does that mean?

***Update on reference code 1541***
Received a letter in the mail stating I have 10 days to file 2011 taxes or the IRS will do it for me. Funds will not be released until I file.
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Where's my refund says there is a delay with a reference number 1541. What does that mean?

I got the same thing for 2013 taxes. I have to file those returns. Once you file past tax returns, do they release this year's refund?
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Where's my refund says there is a delay with a reference number 1541. What does that mean?

My return status says Take Action Refund Delay call ext 321
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Where's my refund says there is a delay with a reference number 1541. What does that mean?

Mine says the same. 1541 dial ext 312
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Where's my refund says there is a delay with a reference number 1541. What does that mean?

I called and there's bn no letter issued..did u receive one?
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Where's my refund says there is a delay with a reference number 1541. What does that mean?

Do any one of you have any updates?? @beka6840 @tn.green1 @christinep214 I've had this message for a month. Been told different things by the IRS. One rep told me there were no issues & to wait it out. Another told me I would receive a letter by 3/1/17; I did not. I've always filed, no offsets. So I don't know what it could be! I just want to know SOMETHING.