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Marhck4
Returning Member

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I filed my tax return March 13 I received a letter the end of April asking another 60 days I went to 73 days received another 60 day letter now that will take this 120 days what more I am still waiting for my money its sad Turbo take took there funds and no help from them at all to find out what is going on I have used turbo tax over 7 years and no problem until this year what is going on

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DoninGA
Level 15

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Once a tax return has been Accepted by the IRS or a State, TurboTax receives no further information concerning the tax return or the status of any tax refund.  Only the taxpayer listed on the tax return can obtain the status of a tax refund or a tax return.

 

The IRS is backlogged this tax year due to many different reasons so that returns are taking 6 to 9 months to process.  There is nothing you can do other than be patient and checking the status of the federal tax refund from time to time.

 

Go to this IRS website for the status of filed tax returns - https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-operations-during-covid-19-mission-critical-functions-continue

 

As of August 19, 2022, we had 8.7 million unprocessed individual returns received in calendar year 2022. These include tax year 2021 returns and late filed tax year 2020 and prior returns. Of these, 1.7 million returns require error correction or other special handling, and 7 million are paper returns waiting to be reviewed and processed. This work does not typically require us to correspond with taxpayers but does require special handling by an IRS employee so, in these instances, it is taking the IRS more than 21 days to issue any related refund and in some cases this work could take more than 120 days. If a correction is made to any Recovery Rebate Credit, Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit claimed on the return, the IRS will send taxpayers an explanation. Taxpayers are encouraged to continue to check Tax Season Refund Frequently Asked Questions.

 

How long you may have to wait: The IRS understands the importance of timely processing of tax returns and refund issuance. We have processed all error free returns received prior to January 2022 and continue to work the returns that need to be manually reviewed due to errors. We are continuing to reroute tax returns and taxpayer correspondence from locations that are behind to locations where more staff is available, and we are taking other actions to minimize any delays. Tax returns are opened and processed in the order received. As the return is processed, whether it was filed electronically or on paper, it may be delayed because it has a mistake including errors concerning the Recovery Rebate Credit and the Child Tax Credit, is missing information, or there is suspected identity theft or fraud. If we can fix it without contacting you, we will. If we need more information or need you to verify that it was you who sent the tax return, we will write you a letter. The resolution of these issues could take more than 120 days depending on how quickly and accurately you respond, and the ability of IRS staff trained and working under social distancing requirements to complete the processing of your return.

 

What you should do: In most instances, no further action is needed but you may check Where’s My Refund? or you can view your account. If you filed electronically and received an acknowledgement, you do not need to take any further action other than promptly responding to any requests for information. If you filed on paper, check Where’s My Refund? If it tells you we have received your return or are processing or reviewing it, we are processing your return, but it may be under review. If you filed before January 2022 and Where’s My Refund? does not have any information, your return has been opened but work on it has not begun. We’re working hard to get through the carryover inventory. Please don’t file a second tax return or contact the IRS about the status of your return.

NCperson
Level 15

Return

@Marhck4 - here is what is 'going on'.  The IRS is woefully backlogged this year due to a) all the complex laws related to COVID that Congress passed, b) and those laws did not provide the IRS with additional funding for more resources, c) many IRS employees being out sick (like the rest of us) early this year with COVID, which put them behind and d) dealing with all the errors tax payers made related to the special COVID rules Congress passed, especially the 3rd stimulus, the Advance Child Tax Credit and Earned income Tax credit.  

 

it has nothing to do with Turbo Tax and Turbo Tax would have no insight into the IRS challenges beyond what in the press and discussed by Congress. 

 

@DoninGA posted the most recent update from the IRS, which is published weekly, indicating the depth of their backlog.  Best I can figure from this Board and FaceBook grounds, paper filed returns are taking 6-9 months to process (the IRS generally processes in the order received and appear to be working on late Feb and Early March returns currently and amendments appear to be taking a good 9 months as well to process. 

 

 

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