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Harley5617
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Mailing

Hello, I mailed my w-2 forms and tax paper and the receipt that I did this on TurboTax.

its been 2 weeks and i still haven't gotten my refund, did everyone on the other end get it? please help

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NCperson
Level 15

Mailing

if you paper filed your tax returns to the IRS, figure it will be 6-9 months before it is processed.  the IRS is woefully backlogged paper filed returns. 

 

does that help? 

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Mailing

MAILED RETURNS

 

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/taxpayers-filing-paper-returns-wait-6-months-tax-refund-2022-4#:~:te...

 

 

 

 

IRS link pertaining to processing of 2021 returns:

 

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-operations-during-covid-19-mission-critical-functions-continue#coll...

 

 It can take weeks  (or a LOT longer since the IRS is severely backlogged) for anything to show up on the IRS site when you mail a tax 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 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

 

 

 

If you are wondering if you should send your return again——the IRS does not want you to file a second time.   Putting two tax returns into the system at the same time can lead to confusion and even more delays.   If you did not use tracking and do not know if the return was received—-you have to make your own judgment call and decide if you want to risk further delay by sending the return again.

 

 

**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.**
NCperson
Level 15

Mailing

@SweetieJean - I suspect the IRS management team is meeting this morning to figure out how that picture was taken and got out.  I worked for a bank that opened these envelopes (to deposit the payments) for the IRS and picture taking was strickly forebiden - we were supposed to leave our smart phones in a locker outside the operating area.  

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