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Will my refund be delayed because I received the American Opportunity Tax Credit?

 
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Will my refund be delayed because I received the American Opportunity Tax Credit?

No, a law was passed (the PATH Act) which delays the refunds if you claim the earned income credit or child tax credit, but it did not include the additional verification for the American Opportunity Credit.

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Will my refund be delayed because I received the American Opportunity Tax Credit?

No, a law was passed (the PATH Act) which delays the refunds if you claim the earned income credit or child tax credit, but it did not include the additional verification for the American Opportunity Credit.

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Will my refund be delayed because I received the American Opportunity Tax Credit?

I waa just told from a representative that returns that have educational credits for 2017 tax year will be delayed until after May 1st for review.

Will my refund be delayed because I received the American Opportunity Tax Credit?

Omg Thry are delaying returns! I cannot deal!

Will my refund be delayed because I received the American Opportunity Tax Credit?

Omg Thry are delaying returns! I cannot deal!

Will my refund be delayed because I received the American Opportunity Tax Credit?

I was trying to research online if there is a delay with filing the college education credits because it’s been over a month now since our return was accepted and I cannot figure out what the hold up is how do I speak to a IRS representative

Will my refund be delayed because I received the American Opportunity Tax Credit?

I was trying to research online if there is a delay with filing the college education credits because it’s been over a month now since our return was accepted and I cannot figure out what the hold up is how do I speak to a IRS representative
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Will my refund be delayed because I received the American Opportunity Tax Credit?

The IRS has been reviewing all refundable credit tax returns with more scrutiny. Path Act specifically delayed processing EIC and EITC till mid February, 2018, the delay reported was 2/27/18 by the IRS for those returns.  But the IRS every year chooses sections of the return that they investigate more thoroughly.  They have been reviewing specifically education credits including AOTC of individuals claiming they paid over half their support with earned income yet only claimed small amounts of income, the refundable tax credit can only be claimed if you provided over half your own support with earned income is the rule and one of the questions asked during the TT interview.

Don't worry, if your return is randomly selected for review, the vast majority are ultimately processed in a short period of time after.

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