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Binary221
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Tax refund

I filed my texts returned tronically on May 13th and still I'm getting back that my tax return is still being processed is there a reason for this

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DoninGA
Level 15

Tax refund

The IRS is seriously behind in processing 2020 tax returns.  This is due to many factors, such as the pandemic, completing processing of millions of 2019 tax returns, stimulus payments, unemployment compensation exclusion tax refunds., changes in the tax code by Congress in the middle of the 2020 tax season and the like.

 

Millions of taxpayers have not yet received there federal tax refunds.

 

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

 

As of July 17, 2021, we had 15.6 million unprocessed individual returns. Unprocessed individual returns include tax year 2020 returns such as those requiring correction to the Recovery Rebate Credit amount or validation of 2019 income used to figure the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC). This work does not 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 90 to 120 days. If, as a result, a correction is made to any RRC, EITC or ACTC claimed on the return, the IRS will send taxpayers an explanation. Taxpayers are encouraged to continue to check Where’s My Refund? for their personalized refund status and can review Tax Season Refund Frequently Asked Questions.

 

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. We’re working hard to get through the backlog. Please don’t file a second tax return or contact the IRS about the status of your return.

slaudenslag
Employee Tax Expert

Tax refund

I'm sorry to hear that the IRS is still processing your refund.  The good thing is, the IRS acknowledges that they have received your return and that they are still working on it.  Your return was filed close to the due date and the IRS is still dealing with some backlog of returns filed around that time.  I wouldn't be concerned but let me give you this link that might help ease your mind:  https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/refund-status/help/what-if-my-irs-refund-is-taking-longer-than-21-....

 

If the delay continues, you might gain additional information by contacting the IRS.  Here are instructions on how you can reach a LIVE agent at the IRS:  

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/i-need-a-number-for-the-irs-where-i-can-talk-to-a...

 

I hope the above helps!  Good Luck!

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