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Level 5

What's taking my refund so long? I have code 1541 on IRS site.

Try ext 312
Level 2

What's taking my refund so long? I have code 1541 on IRS site.

I've tried 312. It does the same thing. Won't even let me hold for long. 

New Member

What's taking my refund so long? I have code 1541 on IRS site.

I called the IRS on that code1541....

 

The representative I spoke with told me two things with my refund;  

1st: EIC will not be issued until the 27th

2nd: Mine has a 45 day review. A letter of explanation will follow and then you should receive your refund in this time.

 

 

New Member

What's taking my refund so long? I have code 1541 on IRS site.

I was told the exact same thing

Level 5

What's taking my refund so long? I have code 1541 on IRS site.

Atleast you know what to expect. I was told that it’s under review until March 4. And if there is anything needed additional I would get a letter and It will be under review for 45 days. They won’t tell me if I will receive an letter or if I’m not
New Member

What's taking my refund so long? I have code 1541 on IRS site.

The way it sounded to me, if they are "reviewing", than you will receive a letter. It appears its a random review. Or could be if your taxes is significantly different than last year. I woulldnt worry, its just frustrating .

New Member

What's taking my refund so long? I have code 1541 on IRS site.

I believe until March 4th, means you will get it around then. Chin up!!

Level 5

What's taking my refund so long? I have code 1541 on IRS site.

That’s what I’m thinking. It is frustrating. But I’m no longer going to worry right now.
New Member

What's taking my refund so long? I have code 1541 on IRS site.

its not saying using extension 712...it worked for me. I was on hold a bit. But it worked.

Level 1

What's taking my refund so long? I have code 1541 on IRS site.

I was told the same thing today, but I’m not understanding the delay
Level 1

What's taking my refund so long? I have code 1541 on IRS site.

They told me the same, they are not giving us much to go on
Level 3

What's taking my refund so long? I have code 1541 on IRS site.

This is exactly what I was told so I’m assuming this is a common code this year and it doesn’t mean anything is wrong with your return, they are just behind in processing.
Level 3

What's taking my refund so long? I have code 1541 on IRS site.

They’re just behind due to the government shut down. They recently shutdown again (after Valentines Day) and only some of the federal government employees remained working to process returns
Level 3

What's taking my refund so long? I have code 1541 on IRS site.

[phone number removed]
Ext 462

However if you don’t use the extension make sure you select options stating your trying to get a tax form, do not select “check the status of my refund” I had to call multiple times before getting in but I did get through
Level 3

What's taking my refund so long? I have code 1541 on IRS site.

Avoid options that lead to checking the status of your refund. Select that you are trying to get a form or check an amended return and it’ll go through