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milkshaker14
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Has anyone who filed by mail gotten their federal tax return? Its been over 3 months since I sent mine in and I haven't received anything yet.

 
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Anonymous
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Has anyone who filed by mail gotten their federal tax return? Its been over 3 months since I sent mine in and I haven't received anything yet.

the IRS did not process mailed in returns for about 2 months.  it just started getting to them.  it is unknown how long it'll take the IRS to get through the backlog.  Many other taxpayers are in the same situation and some even have posted that they filed in late January. all you can do is periodically check your refund status.   

xmasbaby0
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Has anyone who filed by mail gotten their federal tax return? Its been over 3 months since I sent mine in and I haven't received anything yet.

MAILED RETURNS

Per the IRS website IRS Operations During COVID-19: Mission-critical functions continueThe 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. 

 

 

 

If you mail a tax return (or a payment) to the IRS, it is a good idea to use a mailing service that will track it like UPS or certified mail so you will know it was received.

 

When you mail a tax return, you need to attach any documents showing tax withheld, such as your W-2’s or any 1099’s. 

 

 

TurboTax will not know anything about your mailed return, and will continue to show “Ready to Mail” on your account.  TurboTax will not know that you put your tax return in an envelope and took it to a mailbox.  TurboTax does not get updates on mailed  (or e-filed) returns.

 

When the IRS finally opens its mail and begins to process mailed returns you can check the status on the IRS site. https://www.irs.gov/refunds

 

State returns have to be mailed to the state.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899433-how-do-i-track-my-state-refund

 

 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/20/politics/irs-mail-trailers-covid/index.html

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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