I e-filed my Maryland and Fed. returns on 2/9 and both were accepted pretty much right away. Efile transmission took place at 4:19pm (est) and my federal was accepted 12 minutes later @ 4:31pm. State was accepted at 6:22pm.
I've been using TT since 2006 and until last year, I always had my State refund within 3-5 days from the date of acceptance. Last year it took 2 weeks, I had my federal DD'ed before my state. This year when I did my taxes with TT my refund was almost $1,200 less than last year and the previous years. I had no changes whatsoever. So, before I e-filed I did some research and and little homework. I posted to the TT community and asked if anyone else was having the same problems as I. There were several and that was enough for me. A TT rep even posted that there may be a glitch in the system that should be fixed by mid February. A glitch with MY money!?
I had already read enough posts to scare me away.
My gut feeling told me to try another tax program. I did (a well known one) and my refund is just as it should be, and my State was DD'ed into my bank account early this morning.
FYI- I owed MD about a $1K from a Direct school loan and they definitely got their money. Lol .....only a portion of my return was deposited.
Now my MD that was Accepted on Jan 31st, was finally processed as of TODAY, Feb 13th... Luckily I used NetSpend for both of my Tax Deposits, because I just received an email notification from NetSpend telling me my State return was Deposited tonight (same day it was sent out)!
It was only a LITTLE short, because I actually forgot to pay the small amount I owed the state last year, they took it out of this years refund... I had no clue what the Offset was from I even called CCU and they had nothing on file that I owed. But as I said, all is well now, best of luck to everyone else!
I've noticed that Maryland has gotten real "money hungry" in the last couple of years....tightening down on any and all past due money...Things that I have seen them overlook in the past are being assessed and in some cases interest and / or penalties added. The newest incentive is to restrict you from renewing your professional license and / or drivers license and tags. Due to this "money hunt".... They are taking longer to release refunds, because they want to be sure that they can't justify keeping your money.
I've called the comptroller's office in the past and asked them personally. Maybe that would help.
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