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should Amended Return status take over 16 weeks ?

Should 2020 Amended Return take over 16 weeks ? it is now 21 weeks since IRS received it. This was due to the Unemployment Compensation Exclusion. ?
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Level 15

should Amended Return status take over 16 weeks ?

Even during “normal” times it takes about four months for the IRS to process an amended return.  During the pandemic and due to the severe backlog at the IRS it is taking much longer—six months or much longer  for many amended returns.  Do not expect quick results from amending.  When the IRS issues a refund for an amended return it will be by check.  They do not make direct deposits for refunds for amended returns.  You can watch for information here:

**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.**
Level 15

should Amended Return status take over 16 weeks ?

the refund should have been automatic. if you timely filed 2020, you probably should have received it by now. the IRS did not want an amended return for the UC exclusion. did you check your account? it's possible the refund was mailed and got lost or there are other issues.

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