Where’s My Refund?

Where’s My Refund?

When does IRS accept tax returns in 2017?

The IRS will begin accepting and processing tax returns beginning on January 23, 2017.

When Can You File Taxes in 2017?

Most tax preparers will allow you to enter and submit your tax return beginning the first week of January 2017.  You don’t need to wait for the IRS to start accepting tax returns to start, but you must have the proper forms and paperwork. Some forms are not available until mid January and some even later.  When you submit your return before the IRS begins processing, it will sit in a “queue” and be held until the date that the IRS will officially accept tax returns.  If you e-file early and it sits in queue, your return may be sent to the IRS early in a test batch. This has resulted in early direct deposits in the past, but also major glitches because they are tests after all.

Where is the IRS Refund Cycle Chart?

2017 Refund Cycle Chart

The most recent tax refund cycle charts have already been published. The official IRS tax refund cycle chart has been eliminated and replaced with an IRS Information Guidelines for the Tax Preparation Community publication. However, various websites with refund calendars for the 2017 tax season (2016 tax year) have been updated with 2017 direct deposit and check mailing dates.

When to Expect My Refund?

IRS Refund Schedule Charts typically show that early filers whose returns are accepted before the end of January can anticipate a tax refund direct deposit as early as the first week of February.  The day that IRS deposits refunds varies but we notice trends that help you determine the time and days WMR updates and when your tax return is processed.  The College Investor has a 2017 refund schedule with estimated deposits dates based on e-filing here.

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What Others Are Saying:

  1. Ineed$$now

    @[email protected]: don’t have one and I have a auto loan out but my account number doesn’t match what the irs has

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  2. [email protected]

    @Waitinganeternity: anyday…keep checking your mail or bank if your refund is going to your bank or a card it could pop up anything on you perpaid card or your bank card

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  3. [email protected]

    @Waitinganeternity: nope…they will not have that information if they do they will not release it to you..

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  4. [email protected]

    @Ineed$$now: try to check your transcripts online thur irs website set up an account but u must have a valid credit card just for identity purposes its free no charge

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  5. [email protected]

    @Bec: weird i thought irs don’t call tax papyers they only send out letters..but anywho 3 month’s is acceptable time because it really could take up to 4 or 5 month’s year’s ago it took me about 3 month’s to get my son father’s money that he had owe for back support then that following year it took about 2 month’s. And also you could call the offset hotline if they have already credited the pass due amount to childsupp then just wait another month or 2

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  6. Bec

    How long does it take child support enforcement to receive money intercepted, my ex filed 3 months ago he filed single with our son as a dependent, irs called him last Wednesday and my sons social security number was wrong so they got it all worked out but when will the money be sent to child support enforcement in va

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  7. April6

    @Heather c: i filed my amendment April 12 and I still haven’t heard anything. 16 weeks for me will be august 3, so you must be off on your dates. I heard that they are taking longer this year though.

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  8. Ineed$$now

    Irs finally agreed to send my refund out now we are just waiting on the system to update with my new amount and refund date. Hopefully that doesn’t take long .

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  9. Ineed$$now

    @Waitinganeternity: or just call coustmer service and see do they see a ddd on your account .. I wonder why it doesn’t have a date . That’s crazy

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  10. Waitinganeternity

    @Ineed$$now: My TA said she doesn’t see a release date yet. I looked closer at the letter I received and it said in the next 2-3 weeks. The letters dated for June 26. Can I call the Treasury and find out?

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  11. Waitinganeternity

    I’ve been waiting since February for my amended return to go thru. I’m working with TA. My case closed on July 3. IRS sent a letter of how much my return will be but no release date. Anyone have any idea when I might be receiving it? Tia

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  12. StillBlessed

    @StuckinStowewithnodough: Exactly, this world is so money hungry for other people’s money. Somebody makes a nice interest off people money that is held back in the bank by the IRS and other forces.

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  13. Bite me ME

    I mailed my tax return 3 months ago. And I have called 2 times. The best part is regardless they had it for 8 week when I called the 1st time- nobody bothered to tell me it was going to be held another 6-8 weeks on top of that! This is the biggest crock of shit I have had the IRS pull on me- thank god I wasn’t counting on my refund for shit. At this rate I should have it by Christmas!

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  14. Flipflop

    @Pal: you should call the number on your letter and ask them to explain to you what the error or problem is. Ask why the eic is being removed.

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  15. Questions in Cali

    @Ineed$$now:

    Spoke to the TA yesterday and the income verification I sent in wasn’t enough for the IRS and now I need to submit my return again to her with a HSH Next to line 7 of the income and wages.

    She explained that it meant I was a household employee and I only made w certain amount for thr year and have to claim it as so. HSH is defined as an house hold employee making less than 1900 ….which I made more with that one person between other contract jobs throughout the year.

    After getting off the line with her i did some research and found out that I Should have possibly been given a 1099misc although i am an independent contractor and could be penalized for it. Im still really confused by this and upset that I can potentially be in trouble for this.

    She also explained that if the irs doesn’t accept this that I’ll have to file a 1040x but I won’t know if they accept this she said for at least 2 more weeks and that’s once she submits it on Monday.

    I’m so over this. I havent filed shit different in over 10 years and have never had any issues in my 21 years of tax filing….so this is beyond me at this point.

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  16. Pal

    Please help. I received a letter stating the EIC credit was dismissed and I’ve been penalized for and received a large amount to pay back. This is my first time going through this and I’ve been a victim of identity theft a while back. The tax office in which I got my taxes done ia currently under investigation. What should I do on my part I’m sure there must have been a mistake added to my return that I didn’t approve of but I have no way of knowing. I just want the amount dropped or decreased I don’t want to owe

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  17. StuckinStowewithnodough

    @Flipflop: I actually got a little headway today- called the state office and the woa processed and released my return while talking to me, literally took her less than 5 minutes(which is all it will take the IRS if they actually do it). She admitted they had been concentrating on homestead & property taxes and that was why there are so many delays. I then called the IRS and the woman who helped me told me they sent me another letter needing another 45 days, yet it has not even been touched or looked at. She also saw how I had been through this 2 years ago and passed the audit with flying colors and made note of it, admitted it was a complete waste of time to be putting me through this yet again. She said if it were her she’d be calling weekly, that the amount of time a lot of people are having to wait is unexceptable. She had put in a request to expedite- but if not I am now looking at possibly until August 29 before I can even get a TA. So the people answering the phones are temporary workers & are not the ones doing the processing. She also said that now that the state approved & released it is more apt for the feds to do the same.

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  18. Questions in Cali

    @Ineed$$now

    What is the paper you need to turn in?

    My TA has has my case for 2 months now and still nothing. Good for you.

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  19. Ineed$$now

    Finally!!!!! I got a TA and I have to send this paper in and I’m going to get my refund ASAP! She said it’s crazy I’ve been waiting since February for this .. I’m so happy right now that’s something it’s finally happening .. request a TA!!

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  20. Donna1988

    Finally after all this time waiting since April 3 for id verification finally got my check today

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  21. Questions from cali

    Does anyone have the number to the cp05 line? I lost my letter and when my phone broke the other day , poof, there went my phone contacts.

    Anyone? Please and thank you.

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  22. StuckinStowewithnodough

    @Flipflop: Yes. And am writing a letter…although it won’t make a bit of difference is my difference. Bottom line is they should not have implemented al these new review systems if they did not have the man power to process everyone’s returns in a timely manner. If that is in fact the case. i have seen one to many people on here or in my life that are put at severe financial hardship because their wages are low and they count on the refund to supplement their income. Good, hard working people. It’s just not ok. It is the lower income population that for the most part benefits from the EIC. The little bit of interest will not help people if they have already lost their home, or are about to. Something seriously needs to change.

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  23. bigE

    hey how do i speak to a real person on the phone about my refund. every time i call it just a robot spitting out information that isnt helpful, im in miami dade, can you help?

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  24. StuckinStowewithnodough

    @Flipflop: Yes…I’ve done it all. It’s just a big, huge run around…so done with it all. Letter said if I didn’t hear anything by 7/20 they had everything they needed. Haven’t gotten a letter but I am sure as hell know there will be some other delay. All I know is something needs to be done with whatever is going on in state tax offices & the IRS…if anyone else ran a business like this they’d be our of business. Reality is it’s a bunch of excuses & delays.

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  25. Ineed$$now

    @Sick of waiting…: I feel you .. it’s crazy .. knowing people need there money

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  26. Questions in Cali

    Can someone provide me with the cp05 number. I can’t find the number. TIA.

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  27. Sick of waiting...

    I mailed my return may 24 2017. June 23 wmr stated it had been received checked back June 30 no bars and all it says is refund is still processing. And here it is July 18 same damn message I’m so fed up with the IRS.. every year it’s something with these people.. when can I expect a ddd.. no papers have came in the mail and no offsets really whats the hold up..

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  28. Ineed$$now

    @StuckinStowewithnodough: yeah that’s crazy and so true and we are the ones telling the truth and doing everything right. But yet we still waiting smh

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  29. StuckinStowewithnodough

    When you’re beginning to think you probably won’t see your refund until you’re filing for the next season…there is something seriously wrong with the system…not just at the federal level but the state level too…and the only way they’ll actually catch any good amount of fraud is if they audit every single person- I know a neighbor who for a fact is claiming kids fraudulently, not claiming income & they slid right through- got their refund in the timely manner of 6 weeks…while so many f us still wait with noe end in sight…

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  30. Ineed$$now

    I’m over here going crazy.. the irs told me to give them 30 days the 30 days is up and still nothing then they said the referral was sent to the wrong people so I’ve wasted 30 days .. nothing has happened .. like I’m so over it.. I’m so not happy with the IRS they are so useless!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is crazy and now I got a TA if I would’ve know this I would’ve been for a TA!! This is crazy man ..

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  31. Cherie Williams, CPA

    @Heather c: I would suggest that you call them for a status update. Even though they say 16 weeks most amendments take a shorter time.

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  32. Michael

    Is this right? I’m waiting on tax return done it online last Thursday night and was told up to 5 working days which would be today and it’s not in they saying it goes to back a day or 2 before it clears on my account

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  33. Melinda

    @Jess: did you find out why you aren’t getting the full refund? My accountant allocated my funds wrong. I went through thr same thing. Im still waiting. I originally filed 2/22, got half my refund finally in mAy and submitted the allocation correction and am still waiting.

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  34. bobbymcgee

    i filed first of febuary got and audit sent in everything i needed but found out this past week that they need a little more info….they have been really nice here lately and i just got ahold of my TA to help me first of next week hopefully no that i have a TA it will be done soon. i got audited 2014 for filing the same way and was approved then been filing that way ever since and last year was fine……the irs is being very understanding of my case here recently, reviewing the 2014 audit and i hope that is a sign of them wanting to complete it quickly has well….i will check back on here every once in a while with status updates for anyone interested.

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  35. Heather c

    I sent my amendment in and it was received 4/24/17 but there has been no change to the status on line – it will be 16 weeks as of august 7 how do I find out what is going on ?

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  36. nina2007

    I checked my refund status 2 days ago it said it was approved and offset by previous year taxes and I would receive a check this friday. I called in yesterday to ask why am I getting a check instead of DD. Was told because its a prior year, a check is mailed. I check my refund status this morning to confirm amount it says my return has been received. I called IRS and cant get passed automated system. I got confirmation from rep in payment department that I do not have a balance. Is this just a computer glich?

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  37. Ineed$$now

    @questionsincali. Yes man it’s just crazy I’m so tired of waiting.. and me and you both I could really use the money I would be in a better place right now if I had it and I know the irs could do better than what there doing I’m sure of it!! Just tired of waiting and hearing all the excuses

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  38. Questions in Cali

    @Ineed$$now:

    I know the feeling.

    I’ve been waiting since January. After months of no movement I finally called in May and had a TA appointed …..2 mons later…..I’m still waiting.

    I am in the process of being evicted and I could use that money more than ever at this moment.

    I hope when you call Friday or Monday you get the Ddd you are looking for.

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  39. Ineed$$now

    Omg! Like I’ve been waiting since February!!!! It’s July 😩.. they say give them 30 days which that’s up Friday . And still nothing so when I call Friday or Monday I hope they give me a DDD! I’m tired of waiting . I’ve done everything I can they have all the information and everything else they need.. I just don’t get it

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  40. Flipflop

    @StuckinStowewithnodough: there is a lot of fraud, mostly with EIC. Examination catches a pathetically small amount of it. They can’t audit everyone. Like I said, I hate seeing hardworking people getting screwed over. I want you to get the money you rightfully deserve. You’ve been on here a long time patiently waiting.

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  41. StuckinStowewithnodough

    @Flipflop: I think that’s a great suggestion! I truly get them having to be more careful, etc-etc- but if they’re gonna implement that than they should have proper staffing numbers to handle it quickly & efficiently- I have seen one to many people, families be put in severe financial conditions over this & it is just not right. And I honestly do not believe they have stopped any fraud, or EIC that was claimed that wasn’t supposed to…or not enough to justify this mess everyone has been dealing with. Just a hunch. And I also believe a lot of it is stalling tactics for one reason or another. I do really hope they pay interest for making anyone wait so long-that at least is a step in the right direction. I do respect you keeping your sources private. I hope this coming year will go much smoother for everyone!

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  42. TammJamm

    GoodMorning Everyone Quick Question Does Anyone Know If The IRS Will Actually Mail My Refund Out On Monday As The Website Says Or Was It Mailed Out Yesterday More Than Likely? It Says Mailed Out By July 10th

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  43. Flipflop

    @StuckinStowewithnodough: I’d rather not go into how I know what I know. No one here believes me anyway! lol Anyway, I sure do understand your frustration and frankly I’m more than frustrated myself. I hate to see good hardworking people getting screwed with. I do have a suggestion for you and anyone else here that has been waiting for a ridiculous amount of time. Find out who your representative is in Congress and call their office for help. The IRS answers to Congress. They will GET IT DONE! Don’t be angry when you call though. You catch more flies with honey! Let us know how it goes please.

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  44. Curi0us1
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Florida

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, W2

    @Questions in Cali: hey. Nope, no TA. I don’t qualify

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  45. StuckinStowewithnodough

    @flipflop: Do you happen to work for the IRS on some level, or have a friend or relative who does to know all this information? It is happening at the state level, too. I am not trying to be disrespectful in any way but it is beyond ridiculous this year. Yes, I suppose I am being audited, reviewed…I was 2 years ago because my ex also claimed the children & I received a letter from the IRS stating I was clear for the next 4 years-that letter went on top of all the other information I sent in. It just is beyond frustrating when I have family, friends who are going through the same- sent their information in after me and they have gotten their refunds from both state and federal already. So there doesn’t seem to be a system of they do them in the order they receive them. Also going through it 2 years ago mine should be very straight forward & the woman who I spoke to at the IRS said so, was surprised I got pulled again & even made notes to that fact, flagged my file. So I hope you can understand where my frustration is coming from & also the fear that I may not see any of that money until next tax season at this rate. I work very hard, am a single mom who supports both my children with no help whatsoever from their father, so this is a very big deal to me, as I know it is to many,many others.

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  46. Curi0us1
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Florida

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, W2

    @Sheila_33: hey hun. So sorry to hear that about your husband. I’ll kept you both in my prayers and hope for a speedy recovery. As for my situation. Per my last notice I was suppose to be done by 7/1. Obviously I wasn’t so I called today and they are indeed way behind. They’re still on march. They didn’t receive my faxed information until 4/17. I don’t know when I’ll get my refund now

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  47. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, W2

      Tax Refund Offset

    @Curi0us1: hey hun. Husband is back in the hospital again. Can’t get his blood pressure down. Have you heard anything? From what I’m reading it looks like they’re understaffed and very far behind. Hope I hear from you soon.

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  48. flipflop

    @StuckinStowewithnodough: Oh they are absolutely short staffed and those in the examination department are doing the best they can (you’re being audited, right?). Management doesn’t care much. They’re just number crunchers and have no clue as to what the job entails. It’s incredibly frustrating to have literally hundreds of cases to work on where people have been waiting months for an answer and half of the work shift is spent taking calls from those same people asking what’s taking so long. No examiner wants to be sitting on hundreds of cases. They want to get them done and closed. The ridiculous process and the amount of time left in the day is the enemy. You can’t win. And yes, they will pay you interest.

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  49. flipflop

    @Jess: 1. not likely and because you’re in a community property state, except for EIC, the refund gets split 50/50. No way around it. EIC gets allocated based on each spouse’s income. 2. that timeframe sounds about right.

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  50. Marcia Leventhal

    I ammended my return received april 13, 2017. it is for a hctc of over 6k plus. i had to resend endless backup with certified letters for traa and paycheck stubs. i gave it to my accountant who failed to do this so i had to resubmit the proof. it was adjusted
    June 23, 2017. it said in three weeks from this date i should receive a notice about adjustment. DID THEY ACCEPT IT. ARE THEY SENDING a check??

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  51. Moodoe G

    My TA advised me I could amend my return with the 1040EZ form since it’s just me and my W-2s . I Did arhat Today Sent It Over she Received it and said I should get my refund quickly but never gave a specific time frame.. can someone tell me how long an amended return takes and does it slow or speed process since I was told to do amend with 1040EZ Form ??

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  52. Jess
    • Tax Preparer:

      H&R Block

    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • State:

      Texas

      Injured Spouse

    My IS claim was approved a few weeks ago. Not for the full original refund amount. So I have 2 questions. 1. Is there any way I can get the full refund amount? And 2. They said it would take 3-4 weeks for me to receive my check, is that an accurate time line in others experiences? Please help. Tired of dealing with this. Thanks a bunch!

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  53. StuckinStowewithnodough

    @Flipflop: I understand they are short staffed- it does make me very leary that if they have no money in their budget to hire more people than logic says they have no money to make the payouts and that is what is really behind the absurdly long drawn out process it is taking for so many this year. I feel at the very least they should be paying interest to us, we would have to if we owed them money. To be more than halfway through 2017 and closer to the next filing year it seems ridiculous to me to take so long. And as with everything in our government today I have to question if they are actually short staffed- with no disrespect, but I have lost pretty much all trust & faith in anything government related.

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  54. Questions in Cali

    @MG2770:

    I’m able to access my sbbt account again. No changes but it’s back up. Have you checked yours lately?

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  55. Getthisover

    Tax return is still in review IRS sent letter to send in w-2s check my return and I did make a mistake to where I owe them is it ok to amend

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  56. flipflop

    @Ndouville: 12-14 weeks. Sometimes more. Sometimes less. Depends on what your amending.

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  57. Ndouville

    If anyone has done an amended return have you received your refund yet? About how long did it take?

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  58. Being patient!

    @MG2770: i hope so too this isn’t making no sense whatsoever i hoping and praying for the both if us and everybody thats been waiting a long time.

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  59. MG2770

    @Questions in Cali: I believe that you are correct about Sbbt. This has been a long process

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  60. [email protected]

    @WhyMe?: if all goes accordingly without anymore hick-ups about 3 week’s

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  61. WhyMe?

    My Tax Advocate finally called me today and informed me they adjusted my return and faxed me the 4549 form. I sent it back to her and she said she is going to send it to the examiner. How long does it usually take to get your refund after you send back the 4549 form?

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  62. Questions in Cali

    @Ashes: @MG2770:

    Same here. I wonder if our info is dropped after not having received our deposit yet.

    I’m still waiting on my refund from 1/17 … Still waiting on my tax advocate to push this to a close.

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  63. [email protected]

    @Ty: on June 28th hr block post the same day of your ddd no sooner…sorry

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  64. MG2770

    @Being patient!: I really hope that it’s sooner for the both of us. This is driving me crazy. I haven’t received any additional notices

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  65. Flipflop

    @Being patient!: is this for an audit? Is so then yes, they’re working on responses that they got in late March early April. Guess it’s more like 120 days instead of 90. Those letters with a completion date are useless!

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  66. Being patient!

    @MG2770: you are welcome thats how long they told me and my 90 days bout to be up in july but they sent me a letter in may the 1st saying they should be finish by june 24 and nothing still. I call last weds and she told me no one has not started on it yet i was piss at this point and then she said they are back up and they are still working on other people responds from the end of March early week of april i was like wth. She said give it other 4-6 weeks for them to finish omg really!

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  67. finnrose

    We received our IRS check yesterday. Finally deposited today after exactly 6 months from the day we filed.

    That was a stupid wait. I’m glad it’s over.

    Good luck to everyone!

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  68. Ty

    I have a DDD of 6-28-2017 and bank with h and r block when do you think the funds will post to the account??

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  69. Questions in Cali

    My info for TPG doesn’t show up anymore.
    Does anyone know what it means ?

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  70. Flipflop

    @Elizabeth Spaulding: sounds like she needs to contact her State dept of revenue not the IRS. The “accountant ” can’t call for her and get answers unless he or she has power of attorney to speak for her but any good accountant will certainly assist, not just throw a bunch of numbers at you and basically tell you you’re on your own!

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  71. Elizabeth Spaulding

    My friend did not receive her State refund yet. She went to a certified accountant (for years she’s been using the same person). The person took her fee, did the paperwork, my friend got her Federal refund but as far as the State is concerned, she received a letter indicating that the IRS needed more info. She gave the letter to her accountant and was told “Call the IRS at one of these numbers, they want to speak to you”. She gave her quite a few numbers (as well as the main one)

    My friend called the numbers on numerous occasions as well as the main one, but cannot reach a live person. She can’t get through to her accountant either. She is extremely anxious. She thinks she made have been ripped off. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks much

    She just wants to know if she has any recourse if her accountant never replies by phone to her voicemails. This person took her money and then said “The IRS wants to talk to you, call them up”. This is possible? How can a person actually reach the IRS to find out what exactly is going on? Thanks much to anyone who can answer this question.

    MelodyL

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  72. Flipflop

    @StuckinStowewithnodough: they are short staffed and there’s no money in the budget to hire more people. It’s only going to get worse. Most of the same people that work amended returns, injured spouse, audits, referrals, etc. are the same people that answer the phone calls. The more people that call, the less time they have to work the above. When the phone queue slows down they can pull some people off the phone to get the other work done. Tax Advocates are overwhelmed with requests for help. It’s all a waiting game now. They’ll get to yours and everyone else’s who’s waiting….eventually. :(

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  73. WhyMe?

    My tax Advocate is useless. I called and spoke with the irs today and they told me they didn’t get my info until I faxed it to them in 5/31/17. Even though I sent it to her on 5/12/17. They told me I should be getting another notice soon. Well I got it and it says they got my paperwork but need until 8/14/17 to finish. This is crazy. I filed at the beginning of April. I called and got her supervisor info but the people at the tax Advocate Hotline was trying to take up for her. They were lying to me about when she was suppose to send referrals over. I’m done. It will be Halloween at the rate this is going before I get my money.

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  74. StuckinStowewithnodough

    Filed on January 24th-received 1st letter on April 20th was being ‘reviewed’-faxed everything they asked for and more- received letter they received it & they will be in touch by July 15 if they need more. Went through this 2 years ago- got a letter from them stating I was all set for 4 years, sent a copy of that letter with all other paperwork to them. Filed my VT State return also & still waiting on that, just get a message of ‘up to 12 weeks due to high volume” 12 weeks came & went long ago…All I have to say about both the federal & state level tax departments is they need to get their stuff together…in this day & age it should not take so long for ANYTHING to process or be ‘reviewed’- hire more employees, or ones that actually do the work quickly, efficiently- I have heard the same horror story from to many- if we owed them we could not take ‘up to 90 days’ or ’12 weeks’ with our hands over our butts to pay them…so damn frustrating. And you call, get an advocate & it’s the same story- anyone else ran their business this way they’d be out of business.

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  75. Flipflop

    @WFAT- (Waiting For A long Time): do you know for a fact that he was entitled to refunds for both of those years or is he just telling you that? If they filed separately for 2016 maybe there was no refund due to him for that year. If they filed joint for 2015 and she filed injured spouse, once again it’s possible he wasn’t entitled to anything. It’s also possible that at the time there was no debt indicator on his account at the time his returns were filed so in that case there would be no offset and if he was entitled to a refund it would have gone to him. Do you believe what he tells you? Sounds like your wife has to contact the child support office to find out the real story. It shouldn’t take this long (at least for the 2015).

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  76. WFAT- (Waiting For A long Time)

    I have a question for the group. My wife’s ex-husband owes us back child support money. We went to the Mississippi child support office and they set him up for monthly deductions of child support. He still owes us many thousands of dollars. We were told that we would receive his tax refund money to help pay for what he still owes us in back child support payments. We received his state tax returns for the years 2015 and 2016. We have not received his federal tax refund for any year ever. We contacted Here’s what we know: My wife’s ex told us that he received a letter from the US Tresury that said his return would go to us and not him for back child support payment. The funds were set to be released according to the US treasury but then the funds were suddenly pulled back to be adjusted because his wife filed the injured spousal form. This all happened in August of 2016. Since then no funds have ever been released to us including including this year’s refund. Note, they filed separately for 2016. So to summarize, we have not received the ex’s 2015 and 2016’s federal tax refunds. (These refunds total around $6000 plus dollars). Has this happened to anyone? We were told that it could take up to 6 months for the funds to be released but it’s already been over a year and no one can tell us anything because it’s his return that’s in question and not hers.

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  77. Curi0us1
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Florida

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, W2

    @msyoung: I received that letter back on May 8. I don’t think the refund will be released next Saturday on the 1st. I won’t be surprised if I get told to wait another 45 days.

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  78. Curi0us1
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Florida

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, W2

    @Sheila_33: don’t apologize hun, it’s not your fault. I actually did call them a couple of weeks ago since I noticed that there’s been no change to my transcript since the 420 code in March. The gentleman confirmed that my fax was received and I should hear back by July 1 but they’re 2 months behind and haven’t reviewed them yet. He said he can’t say whether it’ll be done by July 1 as the notice said. Smells like another delay to me. Do you agree

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  79. Curi0us1
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Florida

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, W2

    @Flipflop: Yes, I’m aware of that part and don’t have an issue with it. My audit began in March. Was sent a notice that they should be complete by July 1. My question is being that July 1 is next Saturday and I have yet to receive any additional notices should I expect to be delayed again

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  80. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, W2

      Tax Refund Offset

    @Curi0us1: you’re getting close to that 90 day mark. I honestly think I would call them. At least they can at least see if theres an update on transcripts. This is so ridiculous. Same info same dependents. So sorry hun

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  81. Curi0us1
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Florida

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, W2

    Hello @Sheila_33 @tamara-mallery absolutely no update since the last time I was on here which has been awhile. The last notice I received was May 8, stating they received the information I faxed the same day I faxed them April 17 and that I should have a response by July 1. My transcript hasn’t even updated since April. Do you think they’re just going to delay me again being that July 1 is next Saturday and it doesn’t appear that they’ve begin working on my return or sent ant other notices? Insight please :-(

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  82. Worried i f***ed up in NV

    I filed an amended return 2 months ago and still no word. I have been dealing with this mess since the beginning of March. I have a TA. Can anyone possibly give me more insight on what I’m waiting for. TIA

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  83. MG2770

    @Being patient!: Thanks, that’s a long time. I hope it’s sooner. I didn’t have to file for any previous years, just an explanation.

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  84. Curi0us1
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Florida

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, W2

    @Sheila_33: gooooood morning hun and NOPE, absolutely no update since the last time I was on here which has been awhile. The last notice I received was May 8, stating they received the information I faxed the same day I faxed them April 17 and that I should have a response by July 1. My transcript hasn’t even updated since April. Do you think they’re just going to delay me again being that July 1 is next Saturday and it doesn’t appear that they’ve begin working on my return or sent ant other notices? Insight please :-(

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  85. Sheila_33
    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      kansas

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-10

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • WMR Bars:

      MIA

    • Date Approved:

      Mar-11

    • WMR:

      Mar-15

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Mar-12

    • I Got My Refund!

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, W2

      Tax Refund Offset

    Curious One any updates hun?

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  86. NayNay

    NayNay: I filed on Feb 8th got accepted on Feb 9th and still waiting on my refund.

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  87. Frustratedmomof4

    TA called today and said refund was approved and released and to wait for system update a ddd. Hopes aren’t up. Just gonna sit back amd wait amd see!

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  88. Flipflop

    @Bunny: a return with a deceased taxpayer on it can take extra time. It needs to be checked for identity theft. Identity theft for deceased taxpayers happens. Keep calling for answers. Sorry for your loss.

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  89. Bunny

    My husband recently passed on march 5th 2017 & we always file married/joint i file our taxes on April 7 2017 i called the irs & it didnt go through till may 1 so they told me to wait 6weeks starting from may 1st i was told june 12th is when i should receive it i called back again on june 13th cause i have not received anything one person told me to wait by the end of the week & another person told me i should’ve gotten it already then i called last week & they told me something different so i called again today im trying to find out whats going on & when will i receive it?

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  90. Bunny

    My husband recently passed on march 5th 2017 & we always file married/joint i file our taxes on April 7 2017 i called the irs & it didnt go through till may 1 so they told me to wait 6weeks starting from may 1st i was told june 12th is when i should receive it i called back again on june 13th cause i have not received anything one person told me to wait by the end of the week & another person told me i should’ve gotten it already then i called last week & they told me something different so i called again today im trying to find out whats going on & when will i receive it?

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  91. AAA Boss

    My wife filed amend they got it in March it is past the 16 week mark and still nothing who can we call to get through.

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  92. Bobbi Conner

    I filled my return on 3/18/2017. Now I had filled a 1040x for 2016 because I THOUGHT I could claim Head of Household due to the fact my son is disabled and lives with me. I found out he earned more that the amount allowed in 2016 but has not worked since 8/2016. After MUCH correspondence with the IRS that took forever, I got a letter from the IRS saying my account had “been adjusted.” I don’t know if that means they took the money I owed them out of this year’s return (which is supposed to be over $5,000 because I now CAN claim Head of Household. They still have my check. It is closing on 12 weeks. Can I call them? What should I do??

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  93. Sole

    @Mickphlcp05wait: I had a CP05 notice and called in. Since my husband hadn’t had filed his 2013 federal tax return they were “holding” my refund. they wouldnt’ speak to me about his taxes so at first I was going to just give up on the refund since 13 weeks had past. well over the weekend, they did his taxes and it came out that they owed him $90 so they finally released the “hold” and now I have a refund set for 6/23rd, in the full amount. His child support doesn’t get to touch my refund. I think that’s about the best thing about IS but they took sooooo long.

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  94. Sole

    I filed my tax return 3/5 with my IS (e file) together. It was accepted 3/16. After various phone calls, mail correspondences – I finally received a refund date of 6/23rd yesterday when I logged into the Where’s my Refund IRS webpage. My husband and I got married last July and I didn’t know anything about being able to protect my refund as I always file Head of Household and as a single mom always claimed my kids. We don’t have any kids together but he has two daughters that he owes back child support on so they always snatch up his refund. MY professional tax person explained to me that we should file a IS form to protect my refund. We both worked and we both paid into federal taxes all year and we split my kids. I received the whole refund and it wasn’t snatched up my child support. I’m really happy it worked out this way. It took 15 weeks, they applied interest to my refund. I hope to get my check this week since system said 6/23rd

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  95. MG2770

    I received a CP63 letter stating that my return was being held since I didn’t file a few years returns but I didn’t work or have any income to owe taxes, I sent a response stating this, I haven’t received any other notices, codes or letters. When should I receive my refund??

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  96. TooTired!

    @Frustratedmomof4: I spoke to a TA on the15 th she said it’s released my return also. Please let me know if u hear anything. I filed in Jan. Was accepted, 3rd week of February. I called because I still had not heard anything the Irshad informed me that the had already sent me a letter … that is guess the u.s.p.s. just didn’t deliver.lol…so they (irs) reissued me the letter which takes 14 days to receive. I got it on the 14th day , had to call to do i.d. verification did that and was told I had to wait 9 weeks, did that called back to be told I had to do a referral and wait 30 days..and while I was waiting my 9 weeks they froze my account to put me under a 60day review .. I waited and called back to do another referral that would take 60 days this time… I waited called back and to be told that theyou couldn’t see what was holding me up and then that I had to do a i.d. verification.. I told them I had already done that and I got a TA … i had finially had enough.she called me within the week and told me that my case had been closed and that I should have my return within the next 2 weeks!! Just ridiculous

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  97. Purple Rose

    Does anyone have an idea why I can’t request transtrips or find out any information on automated line clueless

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  98. Purple Rose

    Originally filed January 26 ,Amended on April 3rd fax tax advocate information , faxed more information and still nothing , it’s like I have an advocate that’s buying more time for the IRS ,I haven’t seen anything this lady has done at all

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  99. Mickphlcp05wait

    @Tired of waiting: Thank you for the response. We are in the same boat other thn. The letters were sent vice versa. Im waiting it out. However gettin annoyed not updating. I did file later thn u. On feb 7th. And your referral was put in earlier thn mine. Please keep me updated. I’ll do the same…

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  100. Tired of waiting

    @Mickphlcp05wait: I filed 1/26 accepted same day, Received cpo5 letter 3/13 stated nothing for me to do stated after 4/27 you will receive another letter or refund, on 3/15 received I’d verify letter verified 3/20 after that representative told me to follow cpo5 letter…….soooo I waited until May 8, to see if anything was needed since I had not received letter and wmr stated still being processed, representative put in a referral said wait 30-60 days I recently called and was told to wait nothing for me to do , it takes 30 days for one department to honor the referral request, 2 days later received letter stating that they need an additional 45 days.

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  101. Mickphlcp05wait

    Anyone with a I’d verify, and Cp05 notice get a refund ? And please share your story… I had I’d verify feb27. Then got cp05, march27. Said review, and get refund or another letter by May11. Called May22. Put in referral tht day said 30 to 60. To get refund or letter. As of today still nothing.

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  102. Frustratedmomof4

    Now i called today and to find out of tbere was a release date that they woulf be swnding it and now they are saying we are under an additional review. This is a damn joke and i am tired of it.

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  103. Frustratedmomof4

    @Mickphlcp05wait: i didnt get cp05 i got 4464c letter but ive been told they are the same thing

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  104. Mickphlcp05wait

    @Frustratedmomof4: The cp05 hotlime number is 18008290922 follow the promps. press 1 for letter u received, enter the id number on your cp05, thn press 5, after u get thru press.2 for detailed history. once u hear a zero balance u will update soon after.

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  105. Questions in Cali

    I filed January 17th. I’ve always filed early.. always….with no issues….no questions to my past 22 years of tax filing. No….thiss year is down right hell.

    No changes in the last 7 years…..1040ez filing….quick painless TurboTax returns.

    Now I’m being questioned…..made felt as if I’ve done something wrong.

    I finally broke down and requested the irs to appoint me a tax advocate on may 23rd. I was told I would be called between 8-5pm on may ,26th.

    I was going to make sure that I had my phone in hand and on loud for all that day.

    Nope. I had a missed call from a tax advocate on May 25th around 230pm. She left a message stating she was sorry she wasn’t able to reach me and that she would me mailing me a letter stating her needs.
    Didn’t get that letter til the 2nd….stating she needed her proof of income by the 13th.
    I barely today received the letter from the cliemt (lady) I provided nanny/house cleaning services for for the last couple years. I moved since filing and am jumping through loops to appease them. Ive faxed the letter and sent my proof of hardship to them last week.

    I’m over this shit…..cp05 line is all I have to go by…..I can’t request transcripts since my address on file is my old one and they haven’t updated it to my new one.

    I had a 30day notice to vacate my residence by June 10th but have been informed that I know shoukd be waiting on papers to be served to me any day to be evicted.

    Why….cause I moved to a city where my job transferred me….and literally was cut hours more than half. I’m struggling badly and may be very well occupying the local homeless shelter after this month.
    I didn’t care about any of this chump change…..but right now….it could very well mean being able to find new housing or having to be homeless.

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrr…..the madness!!!!!

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  106. Mickphlcp05wait

    @Mickphlcp05wait: my refund, but I’m hoping we update tomar on the cp05 hotline. Do u check that ?

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  107. Mickphlcp05wait

    @Frustratedmomof4: I was pretty sure we were on the same boat. Your story just was sounding to familiar. I pray we hear something sooner thn later. Last yr. I got my return October 3rd. I was sick.

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  108. Frustratedmomof4

    @Mickphlcp05wait: referrals they hope to have handled within 30 days but could take upto 60

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  109. Mickphlcp05wait

    @Mickphlcp05wait: I bet a dollar to a donut tht our cycle dates and codes say the same. For my curiosity. Are u 20170905, and do ur 971 code have tht date of 3/27.

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  110. Mickphlcp05wait

    @Frustratedmomof4:@Frustratedmomof4: my extra 60 days are because I did ask for a referral to be put in. However I thought referrals only take 30 days.

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  111. Frustratedmomof4

    @Mickphlcp05wait: is the 60 extra days for a referral or anoth review?

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  112. Frustratedmomof4

    @Needhelpasap: i filed february 15 got cp05 February 27th for 60 day review, review was up april 30 and i called was tokd everything was good and to give it time. Well i waited two weeks called back and nothing had change, got a referral and TA. My TA is scheduled to call 6-15-17 so ill see what she has to say!

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  113. Mickphlcp05wait

    @Needhelpasap: I got tht cp05 letter dated March 27. Review was to be over May11 no update or letter. Called may 22 said another 60 days. Any info on this…

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  114. Needhelpasap

    @Frustratedmomof4: when did you file and also did you get a vp05 letter saying you was under review

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  115. Needhelpasap

    @Frustratedmomof4: you won’t get the 846 code until late friday night until Saturday morning when you get your update that’s how mine did

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  116. Frustratedmomof4

    @Needhelpasap: the rep said my transcript no longer has 570 it is 571 but no 846 code yet. She said it could take upto 2 wks! Just called my ta and left a message to see if she could verify that info. It has been 5 months! I vould really use this deposit asap! Bills and kids birthday are creepin’!!

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  117. Needhelpasap

    @Frustratedmomof4: I had a irs rep tell me the same thing and I got a date on that Saturday back in april and my money was on my card monday evening

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  118. Frustratedmomof4

    I spoke to IRS today, i put in a referral almost a month ago and got a TA. Called irs today and lady said my return was released yesterday and i should get a ddd soon. Has any one heard this and got a ddd shortly after??

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  119. Kena

    My amendment was recvd on 3/23/17 and nothing since…I hope I don’t have to wait the FULL 16 weeks….has anyone had to wait the full time?

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  120. msyoung

    I have n more than enough of this crap with the taxes. You submit everythi they ask and the amended return is not updated but when you call they say yes we have it but we are working on others. I sent mine in April they said they were working on March and now it’s June so I hope I will get mine soon. Slightly pissed. I need to move because my place of living is all about favoritism

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  121. Chris

    Fyi…I got my letter that my refund is on its way 6/8 and dated for 6/12. Also said please wait 2-3 weeks for refund but I did get my check in the mail 6/12.

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