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Al_End
Returning Member

5-6 months for e-filed return refund!!

on where's refund page it has said "Processing", and the phone line [phone number removed] just dumps you after telling you "still processing." What if anything can I do besides wait (already done quite a bit of that hahah). The appointment line just dumps you too 800-545-xxxx (Taxpayer Assistance Center).  Weird I got my state refund within 14 days of filing (3/20/2022).

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NCperson
Level 15

5-6 months for e-filed return refund!!

@Al_End - just continue to have patience.  the IRS is woefully backlogged.   this is from the IRS website: 

 

How long you may have to wait: The IRS understands the importance of timely processing of tax returns and refund issuance. We have processed all error free returns received prior to January 2022 and continue to work the returns that need to be manually reviewed due to errors. We are continuing to reroute tax returns and taxpayer correspondence from locations that are behind to locations where more staff is available, and we are taking other actions to minimize any delays. Tax returns are opened and processed in the order received. As the return is processed, whether it was filed electronically or on paper, it may be delayed because it has a mistake including errors concerning the Recovery Rebate Credit and the Child Tax Credit, is missing information, or there is suspected identity theft or fraud. If we can fix it without contacting you, we will. If we need more information or need you to verify that it was you who sent the tax return, we will write you a letter. The resolution of these issues could take more than 120 days depending on how quickly and accurately you respond, and the ability of IRS staff trained and working under social distancing requirements to complete the processing of your return.

What you should do: In most instances, no further action is needed but you may check Where’s My Refund? or you can view your account. If you filed electronically and received an acknowledgement, you do not need to take any further action other than promptly responding to any requests for information. If you filed on paper, check Where’s My Refund? If it tells you we have received your return or are processing or reviewing it, we are processing your return, but it may be under review. If you filed before January 2022 and Where’s My Refund? does not have any information, your return has been opened but work on it has not begun. We’re working hard to get through the carryover inventory. Please don’t file a second tax return or contact the IRS about the status of your return.

Al_End
Returning Member

5-6 months for e-filed return refund!!

Yeah, except ... it was e-filed and I have no indication of it being audited.

NCperson
Level 15

5-6 months for e-filed return refund!!

@Al_End - did you review the transctipt to see if anything is amiss? also, what I posted above states the IRS is only confirming that have completed tax returns PRIOR TO JANUARY that are error free; that suggests there is an issue with your return.

 

 

"We have processed all error free returns received prior to January 2022 and continue to work the returns that need to be manually reviewed due to errors."

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