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What does tax topic 152 mean and still being processed

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What does tax topic 152 mean and still being processed

Tax Topic 152 simply means your return is still in the processing stage.

This is normal. Delays have been common this year.

If the IRS has not mailed you a request for more information, there is nothing that needs to be done on your part.

The general timeline of e-filed returns is: Transmission > Receipt/Acceptance > Processing > Approval > Refund.

The IRS started processing returns later than in prior years and as such has a backlog to work through. 

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.

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