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beverleyhermann
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I received a CP21B refund notice from 2020 from the IRSd on 6/14/2021. I have not yet received the refund. Should I worry?

 
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Critter-3
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I received a CP21B refund notice from 2020 from the IRSd on 6/14/2021. I have not yet received the refund. Should I worry?

Normally I would say yes  but  this year everything is take twice as long to process as normal.  Sit tight a bit longer. 

 

Per the IRS notice : 

 

What if I don't receive my refund in 2-3 weeks?
If you don't owe other taxes or debts we're required to collect, such as child support, and 3 weeks have lapsed, call us at the toll-free number listed on the top right corner of your notice.

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DoninGA
Level 15

I received a CP21B refund notice from 2020 from the IRSd on 6/14/2021. I have not yet received the refund. Should I worry?

Go to this IRS website for the CP21B notice - https://www.irs.gov/individuals/understanding-your-cp21b-notice

beverleyhermann
Level 2

I received a CP21B refund notice from 2020 from the IRSd on 6/14/2021. I have not yet received the refund. Should I worry?

Thank you - and that is where I started a week ago.  I cannot get through on the IRS line or the TaxPayor advocate line.  My only question is - it has been 22 working days since I recieved the notice and I have not received the refund.  Should I worry or do something? -

Bev

Critter-3
Level 15

I received a CP21B refund notice from 2020 from the IRSd on 6/14/2021. I have not yet received the refund. Should I worry?

Normally I would say yes  but  this year everything is take twice as long to process as normal.  Sit tight a bit longer. 

 

Per the IRS notice : 

 

What if I don't receive my refund in 2-3 weeks?
If you don't owe other taxes or debts we're required to collect, such as child support, and 3 weeks have lapsed, call us at the toll-free number listed on the top right corner of your notice.

osholland6
New Member

I received a CP21B refund notice from 2020 from the IRSd on 6/14/2021. I have not yet received the refund. Should I worry?

I received this form letter dated 7/26, I called over 15 times I cant get any updates on this letter or someone to explain it says i should have a check in 2 to 3 weeks nothing yes 

xmasbaby0
Level 15

I received a CP21B refund notice from 2020 from the IRSd on 6/14/2021. I have not yet received the refund. Should I worry?

@osholland6 The IRS is still sending out letters with the "standard" information that applies during normal times, so your letter says you will get a check in 2- 3 weeks.   In reality, it is taking them much longer to get things done, so give it a bit more time.

**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.**
Mipress1
Level 2

I received a CP21B refund notice from 2020 from the IRSd on 6/14/2021. I have not yet received the refund. Should I worry?

Me too, except mine was 8/9, more than 6 weeks after yours and I’m anxious already and I can’t get through on the phone either. I guess we should just go with XmasBaby’s suggestion of waiting because in reality it’s taking way longer

Bottledallup
New Member

I received a CP21B refund notice from 2020 from the IRSd on 6/14/2021. I have not yet received the refund. Should I worry?

I received the same notice, same date saying 2-3 weeks until I receive my refund. After multiple tries, I was finally able to get through to the IRS, after waiting on hold for the next representative for over an hour, The man explained to me that they are only half staffed due to Covid and everything is taking longer than usual this year. My return was adjusted on May 4th, notice sent on June 14th, and 19 weeks later......still nothing !!!
tinytim69
New Member

I received a CP21B refund notice from 2020 from the IRSd on 6/14/2021. I have not yet received the refund. Should I worry?

I totally understand some people "need" it more than others. For us it's a surprise bonus so I guess I'll just be a little more patient and move on. It does seem like the over all workforce has decreased by about 2/3 so I'm sure that has something to do with it. What are all those people doing with their free time?

gcat
New Member

I received a CP21B refund notice from 2020 from the IRSd on 6/14/2021. I have not yet received the refund. Should I worry?

My notice was dated for August 8th. Like many of you, I have been waiting weeks and weeks for the check to come in. I finally decided to give the IRS a call today and the rep confirmed it had been direct deposited back in July. She told me the amount on the letter is different than what was deposited because of interest. With all the federal and state stimulus payments that went out around that time, I figured it was just one of those. Sadly, the rep confirmed that the deposit was made prior to the letter being sent. If you're still waiting, I encourage you to double check your bank statement and look out for the description "IRS TREAS: TAX REF"

 

Hope this helps! 

Mipress1
Level 2

I received a CP21B refund notice from 2020 from the IRSd on 6/14/2021. I have not yet received the refund. Should I worry?

Thanks, GCAT.  Good call.  As a matter of fact, I just spoke to the IRS and basically the same thing.  The amount of my CP21B refund notice was slightly higher than the direct deposit of the adjustment for unemployment compensation due to interest.  And the unemployment payments inadvertently triggered these refund notices.  So no I am not getting that (sadly, hefty) refund, although I SHOULD still expect the actual amount of the adjusted refund filed on the amended return.

I had taken a screen shot showing my amended return was filed on 4/27, and completed on 8/20; but today I noticed it said it was filed on 6/9 and NOT COMPLETED YET.  Which turns out to be true, but that roughly 20 weeks (end of this month) to process the actual amended return, I should expect that refund.  

So the two sets of dates resulted from the inadvertent CP21B notice (sort of).  I mean I should have thought I’m not getting double the amount of the unemployment adjustment but it would have been a pleasant surprise.

Critter-3
Level 15

I received a CP21B refund notice from 2020 from the IRSd on 6/14/2021. I have not yet received the refund. Should I worry?

Due to all the changes and the short staffing issues the IRS is processing the returns in stages ... the first refund should be the original refund plus interest if it took too long. 

 

Then this will release the third stimulus if you had not yet received it OR an "plus up" amount if you did not get all you were allowed on the first payment. 

 

And lastly the unemployment correction refund.  This third process could take to the end of the year for some returns.  There is nothing you can do to speed up the process or check on the progress like you could with the original return. 

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