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Gov i saying I am in manual review why is that

my oregon state taxes are saying they are in manual review
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Gov i saying I am in manual review why is that

Writing as a TurboTax employee, we generally don't reply to questions such as this, where you are asking for answers to a question that only the Oregon Department of Revenue knows for certain.

However, I feel compelled to weigh in on this particular thread, because I have a relevant professional experience to share with you.  As part of my practice as a CPA, I prepare individual and business tax returns for a small private group of income tax filers, in addition to my employment at TurboTax.

With that fact understood, I had reason to prepare and file an Oregon Form 40 (full-year resident) state tax return last season (2015 tax year) with the Oregon Department of Revenue.  It was filed in late March, and subsequently "held for manual review" as you indicate in your text.  The taxpayer at issue did not receive their state of Oregon tax refund until mid-August, months later that same year.

There were no adjustments made to the tax return by the Oregon Department of Revenue, no questions ever asked of the taxpayer (by letter or otherwise), and no other explanation ever provided by the state of Oregon, aside from the indication that it went through a manual review process.  Thus, I would be inclined to take the Oregon Department of Revenue message at face value for what it is:  they see something on your tax return that they want to "manually review," although they won't tell you right now what that is, specifically (as it could, literally, be anything).

To conclude my story, although it did take nearly 5 months from the time of original filing, the taxpayer described here did eventually receive their state of Oregon refund, plus interest.  Indeed, to their credit, the Oregon Department of Revenue did pay a small amount of interest (as required by Oregon law) for the delayed refund, in addition to the amount of the original refund claimed.

Hopefully this story will give you one indication of a successful (albeit slow to resolve) outcome, where a manual review of a tax return is performed by the Oregon Department of Revenue.  Your own experience may differ -- it could be longer or much shorter -- as every taxpayer is unique.

Thank you.

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Gov i saying I am in manual review why is that

Writing as a TurboTax employee, we generally don't reply to questions such as this, where you are asking for answers to a question that only the Oregon Department of Revenue knows for certain.

However, I feel compelled to weigh in on this particular thread, because I have a relevant professional experience to share with you.  As part of my practice as a CPA, I prepare individual and business tax returns for a small private group of income tax filers, in addition to my employment at TurboTax.

With that fact understood, I had reason to prepare and file an Oregon Form 40 (full-year resident) state tax return last season (2015 tax year) with the Oregon Department of Revenue.  It was filed in late March, and subsequently "held for manual review" as you indicate in your text.  The taxpayer at issue did not receive their state of Oregon tax refund until mid-August, months later that same year.

There were no adjustments made to the tax return by the Oregon Department of Revenue, no questions ever asked of the taxpayer (by letter or otherwise), and no other explanation ever provided by the state of Oregon, aside from the indication that it went through a manual review process.  Thus, I would be inclined to take the Oregon Department of Revenue message at face value for what it is:  they see something on your tax return that they want to "manually review," although they won't tell you right now what that is, specifically (as it could, literally, be anything).

To conclude my story, although it did take nearly 5 months from the time of original filing, the taxpayer described here did eventually receive their state of Oregon refund, plus interest.  Indeed, to their credit, the Oregon Department of Revenue did pay a small amount of interest (as required by Oregon law) for the delayed refund, in addition to the amount of the original refund claimed.

Hopefully this story will give you one indication of a successful (albeit slow to resolve) outcome, where a manual review of a tax return is performed by the Oregon Department of Revenue.  Your own experience may differ -- it could be longer or much shorter -- as every taxpayer is unique.

Thank you.

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