What is a refund tax topic 152?

    Under review for what?
    • Topic 152 - Refund Information

      Taxpayers have three options for receiving their individual federal income tax refund:
      •direct deposit (electronic funds transfer) into a checking or savings account, including an individual retirement arrangement (IRA);
      •purchase of U.S. Series I Savings Bonds; or
      •paper check.

      If you choose to receive your refund by direct deposit, you can request that the refund be deposited in up to three separate accounts, such as checking, savings, or retirement accounts – just complete  Form 8888 (PDF), Allocation of Refund (Including Savings Bond Purchases). However, if you file  Form 8379 (PDF), Injured Spouse Allocation, you cannot have your refund direct-deposited into more than one account. Your refund should only be deposited directly into accounts that are in your own name, your spouse’s name or both if it’s a joint account. Please note that to receive your refund by direct deposit (whether into one account or more), the total refund amount must be $1.00 or more.

      If you file a complete and accurate tax return, your refund should be issued within 21 days of the received date. This time-frame does not include mail and IRS handling time for paper returns. Even though the IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days, it’s possible your tax return may require review and take longer.

      Use Where's My Refund? to get your personalized refund status. Just use IRS2Go, our free mobile app, from an iPhone or Android device, or go to IRS.gov. Both are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after we have received your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return.

      Have your 2012 tax return handy so you can provide your social security number, your filing status and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund shown on your return.

      If you do not have Internet access, you may call the Refund Hotline at 800-829-1954. Where’s My Refund? includes information for the most recent return filed in the current year and does not include information about amended returns.

      Where’s My Refund? has a new look this year! The tool includes a tracker that displays progress through 3 stages: (1) Return Received, (2) Refund Approved and (3) Refund Sent. Where’s My Refund? will provide an actual personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. So in a change from previous filing seasons, taxpayers won’t get an estimated refund date right away.

      Where’s My Refund? provides the most accurate and complete information we have so there’s no need to call unless the tool tells you to. Updates to refund status are made no more than once a day - usually at night.

      Processing may take longer under certain circumstances. Refunds from amended returns will generally be issued within 12 weeks. Injured spouse claims can take longer depending on the circumstances. Refer to Topic 203 for more information about injured spouse claims. Refund claims associated with an application for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number also take additional processing time. Refer to Topic 857 for more information about Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers.

      You can also refer to Topic 303 for a checklist of common errors when preparing your tax return and for additional items that may delay the processing of your return.

      If you receive a refund to which you are not entitled, or one for an amount that is more than you expected, do not cash the check until you receive a notice explaining the difference; then follow the instructions on the notice.

      On the other hand, if you receive a refund for a smaller amount than you expected, you may cash the check, and, if it is determined that you should have received more, you will later receive a check for the difference. You will also get a notice explaining the difference. Follow the instructions on the notice.

      The IRS will help you obtain a replacement for a refund check that we verify as lost or stolen.

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      Page Last Reviewed or Updated: January 15, 2013
    • On 2/15 I received the email from TT stating that my retrn was accepteped, I checked on on WMR on Sat the bar they now se showed received on Mon moring I checked i got this message on WMR. Refnd Stats We can not provide anyinformation abot yor refnd . allow 4 weeks from the date yo mailed yor retrn. Read the folling information related to yor tax sitaion . Tax Topic 152 refnd Info. please mention yor reference nmber 9001 ti the CSR. Gave pone nmber and hrs of 7a to 7p Mon-Fri. I called m=Mon morning and talked to a rep she said noting to worry abot that I shold receive my refnd next week if not before. I remembered this morning she never ask for my information. I called back this morning talked to another rep., she ask name, ss#, b.d address etc. after checking she said my retrn was rejected. I have not heard from T.T that it was rejeceted only accepted. Now I'm stck in Limbo again. I paid to have my taxes done and can't seem to get anyone at TT to help me or tell me what to do.
    • It is well known at this point they are giving random issues to cover there azz on calls per day ratio. If they only talk to 10 people a day they lose there job. Its funny how this plays out every year
    I received it this morning. per other post replies, you and I are under review now.
    • i hope that's not the case....cause they have held us up long enough
    • I have heard that it is bad and good. I am hoping for the good :0
    • I'm hoping for the good also!!
    • Oh that is what mine says also but when I click on it it talks about direct deposit
    • All tax topic talked about was direct deposit. But it gave an 800 numer to call with ext and a ref # it stated on WMR we can not provide any info to. See Tax Topic 152 refund info so what does this really mean?
    • mike capri: Am I supposed to file a #### with irs. I paid $### out of my tax return direct deposit that I have not recieved yet
      04_Shawn R: Ok, I can start by looking up your e-file records. But in order to do so, I would need to search your e-fiile records using you SSN. Is that ok with you?
      mike capri: yes
      mike capri: #########
      04_Shawn R: ok one moment please
      mike capri: I will provide your answer to the forum where alot of people are asking same thing to avoid a heavy flow of traffic to you
      04_Shawn R: Alright so when you checked your refund status, what did it say?
      mike capri: processing and below that........Please read the following information related to your tax situation:
      Tax Topic ###, Refund Information
      mike capri: but the funny thing is I know its been processed cause I was able to order my #### transcripts
      04_Shawn R: Ok, one moment plese
      04_Shawn R: please*
      mike capri: I dont know if I need to fill that form out? If I do you wont be able to collect my fee
      mike capri: Alot of people are asking if they need to fill it out because it allows you right threw the IRS site
      mike capri: the Irs line wont provide that info and says there is no review
      mike capri: So im hoping its just Imformation
      04_Shawn R: Yes, publication 152 is just general information about tax refunds. So yes, it's basically just information
    • Hope this helps all
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