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miaoxr
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IRS lost my tax return but deposited my payment check what should I do now?

I prepared my tax return with TurboTax and mailed my 2020 tax return with a payment check. My check was deposited into my IRS account after the mail was delivered. But my 2020 tax return was not processed for the whole year. Now I got the letter from IRS, it says I am not filing a tax return for 2020. I try to call them every day but failed because of high volumed. I cannot connect with them. So now what should I do? Resend the tax return or amended the tax return?

 

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IRS lost my tax return but deposited my payment check what should I do now?

there is no right answer because if you mailed in your return yours could be among the 2 to 3 million that the IRS has not yet processed. if you mailed the return and payment check together then the IRS should have your return.   Does the notice contain an address to send your return? since you owed and the IRS cashed the check sending in another copy MIGHT be the thing to do. this time use a mailing service where you can get proof of delivery.  see if others who respond to this thread have other advice. 

 

miaoxr
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IRS lost my tax return but deposited my payment check what should I do now?

Thanks for your advice.

IRS lost my tax return but deposited my payment check what should I do now?

I would wait.  The IRS sent out a lot of letters.  The last couple years were a mess and the IRS got way behind processing returns.   

 

IRS suspending notices

IRS continues work to help taxpayers; suspends mailing of additional letters | Internal Revenue Serv...

 

See this CNN article requesting another copy

IRS to temporarily stop sending many taxpayer notices - CNN

IRS lost my tax return but deposited my payment check what should I do now?

@miaoxr 

Returns that were filed for 2020 may be unprocessed/delayed but they are entered into the IRS system.

If IRS says you did not file, submit a paper copy of your complete tax return via US Mail.

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