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What does it mean when you recieve a letter from the IRS saying they are conducting a thorough review of my return and what can I do to speed up the process

 
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Level 6

What does it mean when you recieve a letter from the IRS saying they are conducting a thorough review of my return and what can I do to speed up the process

It simply means they are processing your return.

This has been common this year.

The IRS started processing returns later than in prior years and as such has a backlog to work through. They also just recently started processing returns claiming EIC and/or ACTC.

During processing, the government reviews your refund. During the review process, they look for math errors on your return (extremely rare in TurboTax) and they also check if you owe back taxes, unpaid child support, or other debts.

If they need to make any corrections, they may offset (reduce) your refund. In some cases, the correction might even increase your refund.

Once that part's done, the government approves your refund, which means it's ready to be deposited or sent.  At that point the IRS site will update with a direct deposit date.

Unless the IRS requests specific information from you, there is nothing to do on your part.

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Level 1

What does it mean when you recieve a letter from the IRS saying they are conducting a thorough review of my return and what can I do to speed up the process

So  if there  was a problem with my return  they would of informed me via  wmr site when i go into it to check  status  of  my return
Level 1

What does it mean when you recieve a letter from the IRS saying they are conducting a thorough review of my return and what can I do to speed up the process

Turbo tax users are automatically being flagged.
Level 2

What does it mean when you recieve a letter from the IRS saying they are conducting a thorough review of my return and what can I do to speed up the process

I have to agree with lee853 that "Turbo tax users are automatically being flagged"
Level 1

What does it mean when you recieve a letter from the IRS saying they are conducting a thorough review of my return and what can I do to speed up the process

Why are they flagging turbo tax
Level 6

What does it mean when you recieve a letter from the IRS saying they are conducting a thorough review of my return and what can I do to speed up the process

I have a similar problem. My letter dated March 20 told me to wait 90 days and contact them if I still do not have the refund at that time.