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I'm scared I did something wrong when you mailed in my return because I mailed it back in July and I still haven't heard any and when I call they say they do not have any information on my return

 
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I'm scared I did something wrong when you mailed in my return because I mailed it back in July and I still haven't heard any and when I call they say they do not have any information on my return

 

MAILED RETURNS

 

The IRS has just started to work through millions of mailed returns that have been piling up in trailers during the pandemic.  All you can do is watch the IRS refund site to see when your return makes it to the surface and goes into processing. Sorry.

 

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

 

IRS operational status and alternatives

Processing Delays for Paper Tax Returns: Taxpayers should file electronically through their tax preparer, tax software provider, or IRS Free File

We’re experiencing delays in processing paper tax returns due to limited staffing. If you already filed a paper return, we will process it in the order we received it.

Do not file a second tax return or contact the IRS about the status of your return.

 

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

**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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I'm scared I did something wrong when you mailed in my return because I mailed it back in July and I still haven't heard any and when I call they say they do not have any information on my return

@cordovi93 

"I'm scared I did something wrong when you mailed in my return because I mailed it back in July "

 

I re-read your question--and the way you worded it has me worried.  What did you mean when you said "...when you mailed in my return...."?    Was that a typo----or were you confused?  Did you think TurboTax mailed your tax return to the IRS?  TurboTax does not mail your tax return for you.  You have to print it, sign it and mail it yourself.  If you did not do that, your tax return has never been filed.

**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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