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Mountain920
Returning Member

I Filed by Mail and Haven't Recieved Refund

I sent my tax return via mail back in the last week of March. I tried to check my status on the IRS website but it says they have no information on my refund. It has been the 8 weeks they recommended I waited and when I try to call it is always simply too many people are calling so we are going to hang up on you, try again later. Should I be concerned? What can I do? 

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Bsch4477
Level 15

I Filed by Mail and Haven't Recieved Refund

Mailed returns take up to 6 months to process. 

NCperson
Level 15

I Filed by Mail and Haven't Recieved Refund

I'd stop calling until October.  The IRS is woefully behind and 80% of the backlog is paper returns.  

 

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-operations-during-covid-19-mission-critical-functions-continue#coll...

 

"As of May 20, 2022, we had 9.8 million unprocessed individual returns which include returns received before 2022, and new tax year 2021 returns. Of these, 2 million returns require error correction or other special handling, and 7.8 million are paper returns waiting to be reviewed and processed."

SweetieJean
Level 15
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