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tjdibden
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I still have not received my federal refund. What number should I call? irs.gov just keeps saying that it's still being processed. Thanks.

Forgive my unfamiliarity with this site. It seems that was the title, not the body of the post. In any case, I've used irs.gov to check the status f my refund several times, but it just keeps saying that it's still being processed. The site says I can contact them and request a report, but it's not clear where I should go or what number I should call. Could someone point me in the right direction?

Thank you.
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macuser_22
Level 15

I still have not received my federal refund. What number should I call? irs.gov just keeps saying that it's still being processed. Thanks.

The IRS is running behind due to COVID, CARES Act, stimulus and a huge amount of mailed tax returns being filed this year.

See this IRS newsroom release: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-operations-during-covid-19-mission-critical-functions-continue

Also:https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tax-refund-delay-returns-backlog-growing-irs/

Also: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2021/04/23/stimulus-check-update-2021-tax-refund-delay-covid-re...

TurboTax only gives the general IRS (most returns are processed within 21 days) date. The actual date is known only by the IRS. TurboTax also does not adjust the general date for anything on the tax return. TurboTax receives no feedback from the IRS after filing.

The IRS says most refunds will be issued within 21 days - some faster, some longer.
(Most means more than half so many take longer - MUCH longer)

Each tax return is evaluated on it's own merits. There is no first-in-first-out. Two similar tax return submitted at the same time can have totally different processing times based on IRS criteria for examining tax returns that the IRS does not divulge.

Some returns will be held for ID verification or other verification. The IRS will send a letter if they require more information to process your tax return.


https://www.irs.gov/individuals/refund-timing

Check your refund stratus here:
https://www.irs.gov/refunds

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

Each tax return is evaluated on it's own merits. There is no first-in-first-out. Two similar tax return submitted at the same time can have totally different processing times based on IRS criteria for examining tax returns that the IRS does not divulge.

Some returns will be held for ID verification or other verification. The IRS will send a letter if they require more information to process your tax return.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
Mike9241
Level 15

I still have not received my federal refund. What number should I call? irs.gov just keeps saying that it's still being processed. Thanks.

the number to call is the general number. WARNING. it is highly likely you won't get through and even if you do the agent won't be able to give you a date unless its ready to be sent out.

 

800-829-1040
First choose your language.
Then 2
Then 1
Then 3
Then 2
When asked for SSN do nothing it will ask twice
Then 2
Then 4

then wait to see if you get connected to an agent or don't even get through.

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