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Tuck0738
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I completed and mailed my amended return in May. I received my refund from the state but nothing from the federal government. Hasn't even been processed yet according to their website. Now I can't eve

 
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VolvoGirl
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I completed and mailed my amended return in May. I received my refund from the state but nothing from the federal government. Hasn't even been processed yet according to their website. Now I can't eve

In normal times it takes up to 16 weeks or more to process an Amended 1040X return.  But these are not normal times.

 

Sorry the IRS has limited staff due to Covid-19.  They just started opening the mail in June that's been stacking up. Back in March the IRS closed their processing centers and stopped processing mailed tax returns.  An IRS spokesperson recently said that they have about 11 million pieces of unopened mail.  So you have to keep waiting.

 

See this IRS page for the latest information

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

 

Then once they start opening the mail, After 3 weeks you can track it here,    

https://www.irs.gov/filing/individuals/amended-returns-form-1040-x-/wheres-my-amended-return-1

Texas Roger
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I completed and mailed my amended return in May. I received my refund from the state but nothing from the federal government. Hasn't even been processed yet according to their website. Now I can't eve

Part of your post was cut off but perhaps this will help:

 

Waiting and not knowing the status of your tax return and refund can be frustrating.
Unfortunately TurboTax gets no information about the status of your refund.
In normal times, an amended return takes 16 weeks to process.  Many returns are taking longer now since the IRS did not process returns for a while and there is now a big backlog of unprocessed returns.
To protect the public and employees, and in compliance with orders of local health authorities around the country, certain IRS services such as live assistance on telephones, processing paper tax returns and responding to correspondence are still limited.
They are now taking phone calls with a limited staff but it's hard to get through.
Press reports indicate they are processing about 1 million mailed returns a week working through the backlog of millions of unprocessed mailed returns.

 

Once the IRS starts processing your amended return, you can track it at this site:

https://www.irs.gov/filing/wheres-my-amended-return

 

See this info about the current status of IRS operations:
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-operations-during-covid-19-mission-critical-functions-continue

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