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Why havent I recived

why havent I received my federal tax return yet even though i filed in January and its now may
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Why havent I recived

If you filed in January you filed really early, since the IRS did not begin to accept returns until January 28, except for a small test batch.    The very early returns are often subject to extra scrutiny, reviews, and identity verification requests in order to prevent fraud and identity theft, so filing early is not necessarily a way to get an early refund.

First, make sure your return was accepted:  

If it was accepted, what does it say on the IRS site?  

 TurboTax does not receive any updates from the IRS. Your ONLY source of information about your refund now is the IRS.

You need your filing status, your Social Security number and the exact amount  (line 20a of your Form 1040) of your federal refund to track your Federal refund.


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.

**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.**
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