@jreece59 I was also audited for my 2014 return. Last year they got basically my entire refund. But it seems to me there is no common thread among us. It is just taking them an extra long time this year. I know all about the 21 day thing, the IRS has been saying that forever, but I’ve always gotten my federal refund faster than that. My 1 bar on WMR went away & now it simply says that my return is still processing. 🙄
@Budman36 Your comment is inappropriate and inaccurate. Perhaps your senator is either misinformed or merely a Trump hater, as you appear to be. But your information is incorrect. Here's a link if you know how to click on it and read why returns are being delayed. If it weren't for the tax reforms made by our President, many wouldn't even be getting a refund. Have a nice day! https://thecollegeinvestor.com/18645/tax-return-will-be-delayed/
@Budman36 Here's the critical information that taxpayers need to know:
"The government staffing of the IRS is likely going to cause a lot of delays for early tax filers. The reason is simple: without contractors helping the IRS, they cannot get all of the programming done to the software to get the software live.
If you're a crook, you try to file as many tax returns as quickly as possible. You see, the IRS processes everything on a first-come, first serve basis. So, if a criminal files a tax return in your name before you do, and they steal your refund - they win the race.
For the government, they will end up paying you the proper refund, but they also lost the money that went to the criminals.
The bottom line is that they are delaying your tax refund because they don't want to lose more money. And it is serious money - the IRS estimates it paid out of $1.3 billion in fraudulent tax refunds last year.
In an effort to combat this, the IRS is now going to hold some refunds until February 15, 2020. The goal here is to see if two tax returns are filed for the same individual.
It's important to note that not ALL tax returns are being delayed because of this new law. Only tax returns that have the following tax credits are being held:
IRS number when you call choose option 1 for english option 3 to get a live representative on the line
I called yesterday I filed federal tax with the EIC and the CIC on 1/23/2020 it was accepted on 1/27/2020 and the bar appeared in the WMR app a week later it disappeared and I received a message stating TT152 a date will be given when available so i called the IRS to verify what's going on they informed me that the IRS is not issuing any taxes that have the EIC and the CIC until after the 15th of february However they did do a test batch for some to be released early February but that was only to a selected few so hopefully we will see it soon in our accounts hope this helped you.