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ningnick2020
Level 3

In my 2020 tax return, I'm able to request missing stimulus payments for 2019, but where to request my missing 2019 tax refund?

I'm still waiting for my 2019 tax refund. Can it be addressed somewhere in my 2020 tax return? If not, and if it's still in processing,  is there any deadline for my 2019's tax refund?   What should I do to avoid it being totally forgotten?

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KrisD15
Employee Tax Expert

In my 2020 tax return, I'm able to request missing stimulus payments for 2019, but where to request my missing 2019 tax refund?

No, you can't request your 2019 tax refund on your 2020 tax return. 

 

Does your 2019 tax return show as filed in TurboTax? 

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VolvoGirl
Level 15

In my 2020 tax return, I'm able to request missing stimulus payments for 2019, but where to request my missing 2019 tax refund?

No you can get the 2019 refund on your 2020 return.  Each year is separate. 

 

 Did you efile or mail your return? When? They didn't start opening the mail until June that was stacking up. Back in March the IRS closed their processing centers and stopped processing mailed tax returns.
See this IRS page for the latest information
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-operations-during-covid-19-mission-critical-functions-continue

If you efiled....Was your return Accepted?When you efile you get back 2 emails. The first email only confirms the transmission. The second email says if the IRS (or state) Accepted or Rejected your efile.

Then only the IRS can tell you. IRS Where's my refund https://www.irs.gov/refunds/
Make sure you are using the refund amount from your actual federal tax return and not the combined amount Turbo Tax showed you at the end. That was for federal and state combined.

When you log into your account you should also see the status and if it was Accepted or Rejected, Started, Printed, Ready to Mail, etc.  what does it say?

SweetieJean
Level 15

In my 2020 tax return, I'm able to request missing stimulus payments for 2019, but where to request my missing 2019 tax refund?

Also see this re 2019 refund delays:

Still waiting on the IRS? | Nation and World | nny360.com

ningnick2020
Level 3

In my 2020 tax return, I'm able to request missing stimulus payments for 2019, but where to request my missing 2019 tax refund?

Yes. I completed 1040 efile in April 2020.  No issue in past years. 

fanfare
Level 15

In my 2020 tax return, I'm able to request missing stimulus payments for 2019, but where to request my missing 2019 tax refund?

if you did an e-File, you need to call IRS to find out what's going on with your 2019 tax return.

ningnick2020
Level 3

In my 2020 tax return, I'm able to request missing stimulus payments for 2019, but where to request my missing 2019 tax refund?

Thank you for your timely reply. I do need a further help! My case is not normal. So normal procedure to follow up didn't work.

 

Here is my case:

On April 4, 2020, efiled and got 'accepted' email. 

On Sept 2, 2020,  received a letter from IRS asking for form 8962 and 1095-A. 

On Sept 3, 2020, mailed the requested forms.

For a few times in Nov and Dec 2020, checked the status with SSN and the exact refund number, got 'Still in process'.

On Dec 7, 2020, mailed a letter to IRS seeking for an answer.

No mail response so far and 'no status available' when checked the status in Jan, 2021.

 

On Mar 8, 2021 today, checked the status with the same numbers, got 'You may not have entered your information correctly'. It goes in a dead loop.

 

What's wrong? How to bring this to IRS someone who can look into my file and find out?

 

 

 

 

ningnick2020
Level 3

In my 2020 tax return, I'm able to request missing stimulus payments for 2019, but where to request my missing 2019 tax refund?

I do hope a call can solve this issue. But callings can hardly get through.  I wish it offers a special line for people who are unable to even find out the status.  I don't mind waiting for it due to IRS short handed but I worried about my file maybe left out of the track for some mishandling.

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