I called the IRS last night and spoke to a gentlemen that was very helpful. I filed through TurboTax on Jan. 10th. I was accepted on Jan. 24th. When WMR was up I had the first orange status bar - return received - for the longest time. On Feb. 11th, it changed to "Your tax return is still being processed. A refund date will be provided when available. When I called he asked for my social, address, last year address, and birthday - none of the other agents ever asked for all that. He checked the status and told me my return was received today (Feb. 15th). I told him there must have been some mistake - I was accepted by the IRS almost a month ago. He checked further and saw that I was indeed accepted on the 24th of Jan. So he looked more and saw that on Jan. 25th my return was "suspended" until today (Feb. 15th). He tried to check the error code attached and it said something like "complex processing error" (I don't remember exactly what he said). I asked him was it something I did wrong? He said no - it was an internal error. I asked him was it because of the 8863 credits? He looked and realized it was. The IRS indeed accepted a few returns early to test the new system and detected that issue way before the 28th as we all originally thought; they didn't anounce the delay until the 28th. So if it wasn't for us filing early they would not have detected the issue until maybe a week into Feb. and the delay would been until early-late March. So basically my 21 days didnt start until Feb. 15th. So anyone on here or other blog sites claiming to have "slipped through the cracks" are lying. No one with 8863 credits on their return has received a refund. IDK if your sister told you they did; they didn't. It took the IRS 1 day to realize I had an issue on my return - not a week.
Like everyone else, just waiting anxiously to hear about the DD. It's been absolutely maddening... Of all of my friends, I'm the only one that used Turbo Tax this year, they all went to Tax Act. In addition to them all rubbing it in my face that they got to file for $15, they've all received their refunds. They all had the same credits I did (school credits) and all of them filed a week after I did.
My 21 days expires on Saturday... Tax Act is looking pretty nice now.
I filed mine one the 30th. It was accepted on the 2nd. I got a DD of the 13th. When I checked WMR as of this morning it says "Still Processing". But I also just now checked my bank account and it was there!
I just spoke to a rep from the IRS and she told me that TT has not sent any returns to them that include the education credits as of yet but to wait 24 hours for an email from them stating if the return has been accepted or rejected. I file the 25th and she asked me when was I accepted and I told her I haven't been and she said "huh wait until 24 hours and contact us back". A TT rep told me yesterday and today that mines was sent to the IRS on the 25th and come to find out it hasn't been.
Mines is doing the same thing filed the 10th early accepted with a 8863 on 24th called and first they said it was in the errors department then they said next time it was processing...I'm so worried and I'm trying not to call or check everyday but it's nerve wrecking to say the least if anyone updates please post. My orange bar is gone too...it just says still processing
I am really starting to feel its TT. My sister got her refund today and it is more than mines. She used a Tax preparer which I think I should have. I never had any problems with TT until now been using them since 2000. If you look around its mostly people who used TT that have not gotten their refunds. I was accepted on the 31st but call IRS and they said they received it on the 4th and my 21 days is up on the 25th bummer. We gotta be patient yall. That fiscal cliff altered our plans for sure.
I was accepted the 24th. Im still processing also. I was able to order a transcript yesterday but idk if that means anything special. Still no dd. I do have a small balance with irs but i was told by two reps it shouldn't hold up anything. But the most recent rep i spoke with last said ny account will be paid off 3/4. Does that mean i won't get my refund until.after that?
i had the sam thing happened to me got accepted on the 26th ,it's been showing your return is being processed a refund date will be provided when available..got a letter in the mail on saturday that was dated 2/14 for to call irs an have prior years return available...and it was because i was randomly picked for identity theft..and i had to prove i was who i said i was...had new dependent and eic....
i talked to a tt rep last night because on the irs wmr it was saying still processing and will have a refund date when its available, and she looked to see if i was under review and she said i wasnt, she was it was a delay in some of the returns that was accepted before the 30th, but im still not able to order my transcript, so hopefully something will be done tomorrow,
Mine had been processing for 14 days and this morning it finally says feb 21st.....but it says it will be mailed the 21st when I had it set up for DD and it says if I don't receive it by march 21st to contact....wtf I want it deposited in my acct and that's the way I set it up so why is it saying it's gonna be mailed????
bridgettealbert....I have been getting that message since 1/30....don't know what this means but just checked my state..PA says it will be deposited on 2/19...which is 21 days for me....hopefully fed will follow...........