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Why have I never received my 2019 tax return even though it was filed and the IRS accepted it April 19th 2020?

The TurboTax site account that I have says that it was accepted by the IRS on April 19th of 2020 yet when I go to the IRS website they can't find it. I have never been paid the return amount. When I have called they want information for past returns which I don't have.
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Why have I never received my 2019 tax return even though it was filed and the IRS accepted it April 19th 2020?

DELAYED FEDERAL REFUND FOR 2019  TAX RETURN

 

 

There have been a lot of delays for 2019  federal refunds.  Did you mail your return or e-file?

 

If you mailed it:

 

MAILED RETURNS

 

 

 

If  you mail a tax return (or a payment) to the IRS, it is a good idea to use a mailing service that will track it like UPS or certified mail so you will know it was received.

 

When you mail a tax return, you need to attach any documents showing tax withheld, such as your W-2’s or any 1099’s. 

 

TurboTax will not know anything about your mailed return, and will continue to show “Ready to Mail” on your account.  TurboTax will not know that you put your tax return in an envelope and took it to a mailbox.  TurboTax does not get updates on mailed  (or e-filed) returns.

 

The IRS refund site is only showing information about 2020 refunds now so it will not show anything about your 2019 refund.

 

 

Or......

 

 

Did you e-file?  Did you click a big orange button that said “Transmit my returns now?”

 

When you e-file your federal return you will receive two emails from TurboTax.  The first one will say that your return was submitted.  The second email will tell you if your federal return was accepted or rejected.  If you e-filed a state return, there will be a third email to tell you if the state accepted or rejected your state return.

 

Does your TT account say that your return was accepted?  Or does it say something else—like “rejected”, “printed” or “ready to mail?”  If it does not say accepted then it was not filed unless you put it in an envelope yourself and mailed it.

 

 TurboTax does not mail your tax return for you.

 

 

If your e-file was accepted:

 

 

The IRS refund site only displays information about 2020 refunds now, so you will not see any information there about your 2019 refund.

 

 

If you chose to have your fees deducted from your federal refund:

 

Santa Barbara Tax Products Group, LLC  (SBTPG) is the bank that handles the Refund Processing Service when you choose to have your TurboTax fees deducted from your refund. This option also has an additional charge from the bank that processes the transaction. 

You can contact them SBTPG, toll-free, at 1-877-908-7228 or go to their secure website www.sbtpg.com 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2580357-who-provides-the-refund-processing-service

 

 

To call the IRS:IRS:  800-829-1040  hours 7 AM - 7 PM local time Mon-Fri

Listen to each menu before making the selection.

First choose your language. Press 1 for English.

Then do NOT choose the first choice re: "Refund", or it will send you to an automated phone line.

Instead, press 2 for "personal income tax".

Then press 1 for "form, tax history, or payment".  

Then press 3 "for all other questions."

Then press 2 "for all other questions."  It should then transfer you to an agent.

 

 

TAX ADVOCATE

 

At the following IRS website, find the USA map and click on your state, and it will give you the number of your area's IRS Taxpayer Advocate.

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Contact-a-Local-Taxpayer-Advocate

 

Also see this article for more info on how the Taxpayer Advocate Service works::
http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc104.html

 

**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.**

Why have I never received my 2019 tax return even though it was filed and the IRS accepted it April 19th 2020?

the IRS website for refunds is only for 2020 returns.  you can go to the IRS website and see if you can get a tax return transcript. No transcript - the IRS hasn't gotten it or hasn't processed it. no way to tell which.

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript.

the IRS does have a tax advocate service

https://www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/

warning -  they have been so inundated with calls they too might not be able to help.

you may be able to set an appointment to visit an IRS office near you.

If you require face-to-face service at your local IRS office, call 844-545-5640 to schedule an appointment.

Once you make an appointment, you will receive an automated email confirming the day and time of your appointment.

once accepted neither Turbotax nor anyone else receives updates on its status 

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