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I did my taxes with TurboTax and had to mail it in because I didn't have last year's information. I mailed it in early April. I don't even know whether they received it or not. I've tried to contact the IRS but I can't get past the automated messages. I'm running out of time and I'm not sure what to do. 

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Texas Roger
Level 15


As long as your tax return was postmarked before the filing deadline, there is no reason to worry about a late filing penalty.  If you are getting a refund, there is no filing deadline.


You can try using this procedure to phone the IRS but it is very difficult to get through.

Call the IRS: 1-800-829-1040 hours 7 AM - 7 PM local time Monday-Friday
When calling the IRS do NOT choose the first option re: "Refund", or it will send you to an automated phone line.
So after first choosing your language, then do NOT choose Option 1 (refund info). Choose option 2 for "personal income tax" instead.
Then press 1 for "form, tax history, or payment".
Then press 3 "for all other questions."
Then press 2 "for all other questions."
- When it asks you to enter your SSN or EIN to access your account information, don't enter anything.
- After it asks twice, you will get another menu.
Press 2 for personal or individual tax questions.
Then press 4 for all other inquiries
It should then transfer you to an agent.

Level 15


There is no penalty for filing a tax return after the due date if you are receiving a tax refund.  Plus the postmark on the envelope shows the IRS that is was filed in a timely manner.


The IRS has not been processing paper tax returns for several months.  They have just started recently.

Go to this IRS website for information -


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.

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