If you filed the Form 8379 by itself after a joint return has been processed by the IRS, then processing takes about 8 weeks.
I am also waiting on my refund... I waited 30 days called and they made a "note" for the injured spouse dept. I waited another 30 days and they sent them a "memo", now finally I got a letter of approval for said amount and they said it could take up to 3 weeks to receive my check. Going on the 4th week now I called and the irs said it could take up to 30 days after receiving that letter for me to receive my check... Lol.
My hubby tries calling them and could not get through to a real live person. This is awful!
We need to figure out how to charge these guys interest because I know if I owed them, I would end up in jail, bank account frozen and wages garnished. And if you are past your deadline they hunt you down with letters and even show up.... Lol good ole hiearchy right?
This is what I had to do. I filed my at the end of Feb. I called 30 days after filing they said noone had touched it yet and they put a "note" called 30 days later and noone still had touched it so they sent a "memo". Finally 30 days later I called again and it was being processed. A week later I got a letter stating that I would receive my check aslong as there were no other offsets. On my fourth week now and nothing. I have called 2xs last week to figure out if my check was comming and the IRS agent just told me it is still being processed. 2nd time I called the IRS agent said it was still being processed that they would send me to the Injured Spouse Claim dept. They transferred my call and although I had already waited 40 minutes on the phone to talk to an IRS agent I waited 20 more after being transferred then I hung up due to lack of patience waiting on the phone for that long... Lol. Crossing my fingers hoping that I get it this week even though the week is almost over with.
I called the treasury and they gave me a different number to call. I got through to a live person in less than 10 minutes. same first 6 numbers as the regular IRS line. Ends in 3676
Hey jumperj11, I've contacted my district congressional office and they seem to be super responsive in trying to help escalate the issue.