Tax Topic 152 shows that your return has been accepted, and your refund is being processed. Here is the IRS information page for Tax Topic 152, which shows reasons for this message:
Some common issues which may extend processing times include:
- Refunds from amended returns are generally issued within 16 weeks.
- If you filed an injured spouse claim, refer to Topic No. 203 for more information.
- For refund claims with an application for an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) attached, refer to Topic No. 857 for more information.
- If you requested a refund of tax withheld on a Form 1042-S.pdf by filing a Form 1040NR.pdf, allow up to 6 months from the original due date of the 1040NR return or the date you actually filed the 1040NR, whichever is later, to receive any refund due.
- By law, the IRS cannot issue refunds before mid-February for tax returns that claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC). While the IRS will process your return when it is received, it cannot issue related refunds before mid-February. The IRS expects the earliest EITC/ACTC related refunds to be available in taxpayer bank accounts or on debit cards starting on Feb 27, 2018, if they chose direct deposit and there are no other issues with the tax return.
There's no action that you can take at this time. You can contact the IRS to research your status when:
- It's been more than 21 days since you received your e-file acceptance notification,
- It's been more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return, or
- The Where's My Refund? tool directs you to contact us.
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