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If I mailed my return in July why havent I recieved my refund

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If I mailed my return in July why havent I recieved my refund

Mailed in returns are taking much longer to process this year due to the covid shut down earlier this year which piled up the mail at the processing centers ... they are playing catch up right now and opening mail in the order they received them ... last post I saw it seems they are currently up to late April.   All you can do is wait patiently and check the IRS site weekly for progress updates :  https://www.irs.gov/refunds

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If I mailed my return in July why havent I recieved my refund

I keep checking my refund on where's my refund with the IRS and the only reply I get is none of my information matches? Why am I getting this message and how do I know that they've received my taxes in the mail because TurboTax nor IRS either one can show me proof that even have my taxes. And is there anyway I can get a tax advance or something to help me financially until I receive my refund like a tax loan?

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If I mailed my return in July why havent I recieved my refund

@tip202022 TurboTax is not offering refund advance loans.   Sorry.






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.


**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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