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Hey guys! So I filed my return and sent it through mail since March, but I haven’t gotten any news about my refund. What can I do?

I’ve checked IRS online, but it says that I may have input the wrong information. But I have continuously checked over and over again, still the same results. Can anyone help me please?
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rjs
Level 15
Level 15

Hey guys! So I filed my return and sent it through mail since March, but I haven’t gotten any news about my refund. What can I do?

All you can do is wait, and be very patient. The IRS is severely backlogged this year and it is taking months to process mailed tax returns. You can check Where's My Refund? every couple of weeks to see if there is any information.

 

Hey guys! So I filed my return and sent it through mail since March, but I haven’t gotten any news about my refund. What can I do?

they same thing is happening to me except i filled back in january! still waiting 

anesgirl
Returning Member

Hey guys! So I filed my return and sent it through mail since March, but I haven’t gotten any news about my refund. What can I do?

@alexis2021 @laie810620 @rjs I am having exactly the same situation. I filed by mail back in March and refund tracker still says no info matched. How long should we wait for them to notify us that they RECEIVED it. i am not even talking about processing, I just want to make sure they received it :( 

rjs
Level 15
Level 15

Hey guys! So I filed my return and sent it through mail since March, but I haven’t gotten any news about my refund. What can I do?


@anesgirl wrote:

How long should we wait for them to notify us that they RECEIVED it. i am not even talking about processing, I just want to make sure they received it :( 


@anesgirl 

 

The way to know that the IRS received your mailed tax return is to send it by certified mail with a return receipt. That gives you tracking and confirmation of delivery. If you didn't do that, there is nothing you can do at this point except wait. DO NOT send another copy of your tax return.


The IRS has nearly 6 million mailed tax returns that they haven't even looked at yet. For most of those they haven't even opened the envelope, so even the IRS doesn't actually know that they have received your tax return. That's why you can't get any information. The IRS has said that they hope to clear the backlog of unprocessed returns by the end of 2022.

 

anesgirl
Returning Member

Hey guys! So I filed my return and sent it through mail since March, but I haven’t gotten any news about my refund. What can I do?

Yes I did that, I have the DELIVERED notice from the post office. But I do not know if they actually received and yes maybe they have not even open the envelope yet... :( Thank you

Hey guys! So I filed my return and sent it through mail since March, but I haven’t gotten any news about my refund. What can I do?

According to IRS, they are opening mail as it arrives.

Getting it recorded into the IRS system is another matter.

anesgirl
Returning Member

Hey guys! So I filed my return and sent it through mail since March, but I haven’t gotten any news about my refund. What can I do?

@fanfare so you are saying that they must have opened my return but haven't entered info as "received" yet ? I mean processing a return is a whole different matter yes but is updating the info as "received" counted as a part of processing? Is that why I find nothing on the tracker app? I am so confused with what's happening right now... I have no option but wait apparently. 

Hey guys! So I filed my return and sent it through mail since March, but I haven’t gotten any news about my refund. What can I do?

@anesgirl 

 

According to IRS Commissioner recently, IRS has paused entering 2021 paper returns because they don't have the manpower to keep going.  (all this is subject to change at any time).

The backlog comes first.

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