IRS installed a new security software which helped them catch almost 1000 incidents of identity theft. The installation of that software caused some glitches which in turn caused IRS to be backlogged with returns to process. It is taking approx 2-3 weeks for your return to be processed. Keep checking WMR on the irs.gov website. You will see that it gives a date and says you are being processed. That date will change to a definite direct deposit date as soon as the return is processed.
filed on 1/19 @ 1100am, accepted on 1/19 at 330pm stayed on processing 2//7 for several days, then 2/5 DD on 2/8, SBBT received from IRS on 2/7 this am, waiting for it to hit my bank!!!! Hold on it's coming.!!
Irs is checking turbo tax customers and other online refund claims as well alot of fraud happens on these sites because people don't have to use documents to file as when you go in the h&r block with id's and ss cards... some illegals use other people ss numbers to work and then at tax time file taxes online with no documents ect...
Here's some other info that might be helpfull to those of you who had a dd date with no dd to be found...
SBTPG NOTICE REGARDING YOUR REFUND STATUS As you know, your IRS refund deposit has not reached your account as expected according to the normal IRS deposit cycle. We wanted to give you a little insight on what happens now since you may have a lot of questions of why the IRS did not deposit the refund on time. Our experience in the industry over a number of years tells us that a few things are possible when this happens:
1) The IRS may pay your refund on the next cycle. The IRS uses the Financial Management Service (FMS) to pay out refunds. When the money is sent out, they use the system called the Automated Clearing House (ACH) through the Federal Reserve Bank which can take 1 to 2 business days for it to post to the receiving bank. For orderly processing and since they pay out millions of refunds each year, it is paid according to a cycle. You can check the status of your refund on the IRS website at www.irs.gov using the “Where’s my Refund” link*. They also have a document posted on their site called the IRS Refund Cycle Chart* you can view. When the IRS makes deposits on time, you can see the expected date on that chart. A large majority get paid out on time, but when they don't the next available disbursement is done on the next cycle, which can be up to one week later. Your deposit simply did not get disbursed during the normal cycle. If you call the IRS Customer Service, they may inform you that the refund was disbursed so that means that it is on its way and should be included in the next cycle.
2) Another branch of the IRS may have intercepted your refund for further review. When this happens, IRS Customer Service may tell you that the refund has been sent out when in fact it never reached your account. This is part of the IRS Revenue Protection Strategy and it insures that questionable information on a tax return is addressed before paying out the refund. If this happened in your case, you will get a letter from the IRS within the next few weeks to explain why your refund was withheld. They may need more information from you in order to complete the review and disburse your refund.
3) The IRS may have offset your refund to pay off an outstanding debt. If this happens, you will receive a letter from them within a few weeks explaining why they did this and what the debt was for.
the number to check to see if you have a setoff is 1-800-304-3107... Hopes this helps...
Ok the issues with the fraud protection stuff is taking longer as we all know (IRS is saying 10 to 21 days instead of normal 7 to 10 days) and the "electronic acceptance" that TurboTax talks about is NOT when you are actually accepted. The IRS opens the batch of returns at that point. They do that automatically throughout the day. You are not actually accepted until the IRS starts to actually work on your return. That can be up to 3 days later depending on weekends and time of day and holidays (don't forget President's Day will slow down returns as it will be a 4 day week for government employees) once the IRS begins the actual processing then the "clock starts" on the 10 to 21 days.
Other issues this year are state issued 1099's and 1099's in general for "home businesses" and unemployment claims. Some states are slower than others at confirming those and extra attention is being paid to "home businesses" as well due to all of the issues in the economy and the work from home crowd claiming home offices and the like. Guess Uncle Sam doesn't want to give back anything extra if he doesn't have to. This goes back to part of the fraud prevention work this year. They are not dealing with too many new tax codes/laws so they can go back to investigating returns. 1000's of fraud and identity theft arrests have been made and I am pretty sure the IRS/Secret Service and the FBI will be quite busy cracking down on tax fraud as the tax season continues.
The delays are at the IRS level and touching us all. It is still better than the "First Time Home Buyer" issues of last year when I filed in early January and didn't see my refund until the middle of JUNE due to IRS computer and software issues! It is also better than running to the mail box every day 3 to 6 WEEKS after you filed looking for a check in the mail like it used to be done!
This chart explains it all. It is the 2012 IRS efile Refund Cycle Chart. If you are having it Direct Deposited, although the date shows Wednesday, you will probably see it in your account on the Friday 2 days later.
I have read a few responses and would like to point out the delay is on the IRS side of things. New software was installed this year on the Federal side of things. This has nothing to do with TurboTax, use them every year and never a problem. I filed on Jan 28, 2012, at first the IRS site stated anticipated deposit date 2/14/2012, now it states approximate time in weeks (4 to 6 weeks after acceptance) in most cases.
Just an FYI, hope this helps... No refunds are processed before Jan 17th, anyone who has filed the week of Jan 17th is just now seeing returns. I called the IRS just to get estimated time on this here is a link to the CYCLE PAYMENT CHART. Look at the week you filed, look at the week of anticiapted return and add one week is what the rep told me.
I WENT to the IRS office spent 5 hours there with a actual AGENT not a call center operator who can only see 2 screens..... he said THERE are normal processing delays of a couple days the 2/7 group of people who filed with all diferent tax services has nothing to do with the way it was filed...... The identity theft is designed to catch the use of MINORS and other children "other than your own" or minors who's social security numbers who had previously been on other returns....... so people who used a cousin, etc as a dependent.. not the TYPICAL dependent situation...... I hope most people understand that the IRS phone field agents are not agents just call center reps who can only see 2 screens......I was told I had a 9000$ tax bill and an offset for tax years I didnt even file!! they fixed that issue and changed my refund to release to me .... however they couldnt even find my return!! said it was literally floating in IRS cyber space....all they could see is it was recieved!
Hey Jess, that situation may apply to you but it sure doesn't apply to me. I have no kids....I'm single...no dependents...I only claim myself! I'm not a minor either. It normally takes me 10 days to get my $$ every year.
I just want to say a few things. For people who are blaming turbo tax it is not their fault. They help you prepare your tax that is all. And for those who blame the IRS, it is not the IRS fault either. If people are committing identity theft, than got mines deposited today at sbtpg and hope I get it the next day. I hope this will help anybody who hasn't got a dd date yet.
According to the IRS website it will take 10-21 days after acceptance...the information on the page is as follows;
"Our new telephone hours of operation are 7am to 7pm, local time. Please disregard any reference to our 7am to 10pm operating hours. We will update our systems with the new information very soon. Thank you.
If you filed electronically, you should expect a refund to be issued 10 – 21 days after the IRS accepts the return. Please do not call our toll-free number as our representatives cannot provide further information before processing is complete nor expedite processing. You may continue to check this website for the latest refund information. The information at this website contains the same information provided on our automated telephone application."
I dd not use Turbo Tax this year but a friend of mine did. I have been reading all your posts. I recieved my $$ DD this morning. I filed 1/27 accepted same day. According to WMR until this morning I was getting the generic We have received your return but it is being processed. You should have your refund no later than Feb 14. I split mine 3 ways. $ to my bank which is there but will not post until 2/13 but the $ I sent to my Prepaid Netspend card posted @ 7:15 this morning.
Just a FYI I filed on the Jan 17th accepted the 19th and had my fees held out they recieved my dep 2/7 at midnight and I just recieved my federal, and state so there is a end in sight.... hope y'all are gets yours soon!
Before you call the Internal Revenue Service with questions about Refund? | your refund, give them 7 to 14 days processing time from the date | your return is accepted. If then you have not received your refund, | or the amount is not what you expected, contact the Internal Revenue | Service directly at 1-800-829-4477. You can also check www.irs.gov | and select the "Where's my refund?" link. _____________________________________________________________