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  • #18539 Reply

    Anonymous

    i am too tired of the IRS
    filed 2/7 delayed until 2/14 ( ed credits) accepted 2/14 (claimly). sent to is dept 2/21. called every other week and kept being told had to wait 11 weeks from 2/21. come to find out it really 11 weeks from the date of the original filing date not when sent to is dept. did that whole referral thing and now i have allow another 30 days. really. i want to work for the irs because obviously they barely work, dont know thier own rules and regulations and still get paid. sign me up.

    #18538 Reply

    Anonymous

    Just curious about something. I just heard a story on my local news where the IRS admits to requiring extra review of certain applications for tax exempt status based on the political nature of the organisation. For example, Tea Party advocates and conservative republican s were targeted for attack based on those political views. The IRS ADMITS TO DOING THIS WHILE STATING THAT IS WAS UNINTENTIONAL . Several major news organisations have also reported how the IRS regularly reads our email without concern fro the 4th amendment and believes that its OK to violate the constitution.
    I know this isn’t a political forum but I would like to pursue this further to determine if some of these ridiculous delays are possibly not legitimate delays but instead a deliberate attack against those who the IRS consider to be political dissidents..
    I would like to know if anyone else has an opinion about this. I would be interested and I believe that some of us might very well be part of the coming class action suit. This is in the national news today if you look..
    Give your thoughts. Are these delays ANOTHER political attack against dissidents.
    I intend to call the IRS today and ASK them if I am being targeted for political reasons.
    I will let you know what I find out.

    #18537 Reply

    Anonymous

    Today is 13 weeks since our return was accepted. Our TA is supposed to call us mid-week since the deadline he gave the IS employee assigned to our case was 5/8. Crossing our fingers (and toes!) that he has some good news, since WMR still hasn’t been updated.

    #18536 Reply

    Anonymous

    Still nothing new to report here either.

    2/2 filed electronically
    2/7 accepted by IRS
    4/29 referral
    5/3 closed and full refund approved
    I called today to get a date to expect our refund, and the rep confirmed that yes, it was closed and approved on the 3rd, but nothing has been done since. She told me to call back next Friday to see if they could give me an expected date then….. seriously?!?

    #18534 Reply

    Anonymous

    I’m wondering how often I should call and bug them.
    They told me the IS agent working on my case has 45 days to respond to the inquiry
    I don’t want to accept that as a response.

    I’ve waited my 11 weeks….why should I wait another 6?

    *Le Sigh*

    #18533 Reply

    Anonymous

    Just an update. Since talking to our congressman’s rep on Wednesday, there still hasn’t been any change on WMR, and I have been checking the bank and few times a day and no DD either. But the rep said we should have our money by May 17th. I have been told so many different stories I am afraid to get my hopes up. I have been checking the mail too because the rep told us that the IRS person she spoke to didn’t see where we had given the information for direct deposit of our refund to our bank. Which I told her wasn’t so, we did give the lady that prepared our taxes our bank information for direct deposit. I don’t know why the IRS lady couldn’t see that. But I have read on here that others that have elected direct deposit wound up getting a check in mail instead. Praying that this nightmare ends soon for all of us!

    #18532 Reply

    Anonymous

    Been watching this forum for weeks,
    Filed 2/18/2013 called once or twice always got the standard issue bologny 11 weeks response from the lazy IRS employees, waited the 11 weeks and called yesterday and was fortunate enough to get a guy who only spoke pidgeon english. I guess the IRS is now outsourcing its phone reps from india like every other unproductive company in the world. The rep I talked to told me that is was finished, then told me that it was still processing then told me anyday then I should wait…4 MORE WEEKS ! then he hung up. I called a tax advocate who said that if I got an advocate it might take even longer !!!
    Now im mad I have since written 2 United States Senators and One Congressman, The congressman had me fill out the consent form from his website and mail it for consent to inquire on my behalf. Congressman Doug Lamborn’s office response to me sending the consent form was to send me an exact copy of the SAME form and fill out the same information and send it to the same addresse again. Of the TWO senators I have written only one has responded. Michael Bennet’s office responded immediately and assigned a constituent advocate who sent me another consent form..I have filled it out and will keep you posted I am in my 12th week. I hope a Senator can help me as any employee of the IRS is basically a waste of good human skin.. I will update soon

    #18531 Reply

    Anonymous

    So so so angry! I waited on the phone for 42 minutes to be connected to someone. Heard him talking to someone in the background about his social life and then he hangs up on me! These people are such monsters!

    #18530 Reply

    Anonymous

    Refund Offset number is down today 1-800-304-3107 can’t get through! Everyone on Earth and Jupiter is trying to call :-)

    #18529 Reply

    Anonymous

    Thank You tiredofwaiting99… I got ahold of a person she said my account was closed monday and gave me my amount BUT said it still could take 3 to 4 weeks…. i am so hoping that is not the case… another month??? I am so sick!!!!

    #18528 Reply

    Anonymous

    @Treestone I called 1-800-829-0582 Ext 462 or 362.

    #18527 Reply

    Anonymous

    @lisa120484 Honestly, I think the reason we ( I didn’t get one either) didn’t get an offset letter is simply because there is so much inconsistency & the case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing most of the time.

    #18526 Reply

    Anonymous

    What number are you guys calling that your getting the helpful reps. closing your cases. I called monday morning and they sent in my referral and i swear she said it would be resolved in 4 to 5 days but after reading all these 45day remarks i am questioning if i heard her right…. ugh…. i am so sick to my stomach over all of this…. so i plan on calling AGAIN today to hopefully get on of those reps….. can anyone lead me that way????

    #18525 Reply

    Anonymous

    Well the hold time wasnt as long as expected. The lady I talked to did put my on hold to check our status… so I’m wondering if maybe she was just picking her butt like that other rep said, lol. She just said that our IS form was accepted on 2/25 and they have 77 days to work on it so they should be doing it very soon and hopefully be done with it by next week. So I suppose I will attempt to call back then. I don’t know, I’m just thinking maybe I will forget about this stupid tax refund and then maybe when I get something months from now I will feel some type of excitement?

    Also, going back to what you guys were all talking about earlier about receiving and offset letter… we havent gotten anything and I think that is so weird! In the past we have gotten an offset letter when we didnt even know we would be getting an offset on a military star card my husband had. We didnt file an IS form and it wasnt a huge amount so it really didnt effect us. But why did we get a letter then and not now?

    #18524 Reply

    Anonymous

    Just updating: Today is 11 weeks since filing. No updates on WMR or anything else. I am attempting to call the IRS right now… thinking it shouldnt be too bad at 7:30am, but my wait time is estimated to be 30 minutes. Yay.

    #18523 Reply

    Anonymous

    @tiredofwaiting99: Yes lets pray that this doesn’t happen again next year. I am praying that everyone here gets their money very soon!

    #18522 Reply

    Anonymous

    @brokeandfrustrated what great news! I am so happy for you. I am hoping to get our money around that time too! I hope we don’t have to go through this anymore. Lets pray next year will be better.

    #18521 Reply

    Anonymous

    Actually the congressman’s rep called me a bit ago, and she told me everything was finished up yesterday, they made all the adjustments and everything and that we should receive our refund by May 17th. She could not tell me the amount of the refund but said she would have that information for me on Monday when she calls the IRS to follow-up and she will be calling me back Monday as well. And she said to start checking our bank account everyday. So this is good news IF it actually happens. We have been waiting so long and have been told so many lies I am almost afraid to count on anything, but hopefully since the congressman is involved we will have our money by next Friday. Fingers crossed and praying hard!!!!!!

    #18520 Reply

    Anonymous

    @brokenandfrustrated why don’t you just call back and ask the rep if she can re-assign it to herself and work the return right there like like @frustratedsteph did: read what happened

    thanks katmill2369, wonder why they did that? makes no sense… I actually talked to a lady today at IRS and she reassigned my case to herself and completed it right on the phone, I was really shocked since I have had such a run around with them lately. She said she processed it and within 7-14 days we should recieve our refund. so crossing my fingers, I hope it may come sooner even…

    And this from frustratedsteph…katmill2369, I called the 800-829-4933, pressed 1 then 0000 directed me to a person then he directed me to Individual accounts, I talked to a Mrs.Jones, she counted the weeks I was 13 weeks passed she says here I will reassign this to myself and process this right now if you have 10 minutes, I said I have 30 whatever it takes lol. She processed it right there and wala! I have called several times last time I talked to someone they did a referrel but that was it, which could take 45 more days he said and he told me not to call back there wasnt anything they could do to speed it up. Well I didnt listen and actually found someone that wasnt lazy and took the time to finish it. Also instead of being on hold for 1 hour it was only like 20 minutes. Hope that helps!

    Call this number see if you can get Mrs Jones . If not tell them Mrs Jones did it for someone, can they do the same for you.

    #18519 Reply

    Anonymous

    @tiredofwaiting99: Thank you! :)

    #18518 Reply

    Anonymous

    @brokeandfrustrated Happy Birthday.

    #18517 Reply

    Anonymous

    anyone know how often they update the wmr site, I know they say once a day overnight but… not sure if that is true??

    #18516 Reply

    Anonymous

    katmill2369, I called the 800-829-4933, pressed 1 then 0000 directed me to a person then he directed me to Individual accounts, I talked to a Mrs.Jones, she counted the weeks I was 13 weeks passed she says here I will reassign this to myself and process this right now if you have 10 minutes, I said I have 30 whatever it takes lol. She processed it right there and wala! I have called several times last time I talked to someone they did a referrel but that was it, which could take 45 more days he said and he told me not to call back there wasnt anything they could do to speed it up. Well I didnt listen and actually found someone that wasnt lazy and took the time to finish it. Also instead of being on hold for 1 hour it was only like 20 minutes. Hope that helps!

    #18515 Reply

    Anonymous

    Forgot to mention that for a second this morning I did think there was a change on WMR, the part that says “a refund date will be provided when available” was not in italics, and I think I remember reading here that if it changed like that it could mean a DDD soon. But then when I checked again about a half hour later that part of the message was in italics again. Well it was nice to have a short period of hope anyway….

    #18514 Reply

    Anonymous

    How are you guys getting them to finish it on the phone?!!!!! Everyone I talk to either gives me some bullshit date that isn’t right or tells me it’s still processing!! Ugh, wtf?! Glad ya’ll got your money, I need to talk to one of these helpful reps. What number are you calling??

    #18513 Reply

    Anonymous

    My story…filed 2/10 accepted 2/11, I called two weeks ago and they said that if I didn’t have my money by May 3rd to call. I called and they finished the return right there on the phone with me and said that I should have my money in 3-4 weeks. Checked the WMR yesterday and I have my orange bars back and it says that the money is to be released to my bank tomorrow! This is the first year filing IS form, after all the hassle I am thinking I am going to change my withholdings so that I break even, or bite the bullet and let them take the return at least then I don’t have 11 weeks of the stress of waiting.

    #18512 Reply

    Anonymous

    Good Morning. No changes here, have the same message on WMR and I still haven’t heard from the congressman’s caseworker that has been assigned to help us. I faxed the authorization form a week ago. This is bullcrap!! I am contacting the congressmans’s office again this morning. Today is my birthday, it would have been nice to have our money. :(

    #18511 Reply

    Anonymous

    thanks katmill2369, wonder why they did that? makes no sense… I actually talked to a lady today at IRS and she reassigned my case to herself and completed it right on the phone, I was really shocked since I have had such a run around with them lately. She said she processed it and within 7-14 days we should recieve our refund. so crossing my fingers, I hope it may come sooner even…

    #18510 Reply

    Anonymous

    @frustratedsteph, that the “hold” or “freeze funds” they put on your account once IS gets ahold of it.

    #18509 Reply

    Anonymous

    my number at bottom of account transcript is 570?? whats that mean? whatthebleep…

    #18508 Reply

    Anonymous

    ok here is my frustrating story… I filed feb 9th electronically with the form 8379, account transcript says processed on 3/4/2013, my cycle date is 20130705, and I have the code 570 at the bottom of my transcript. It’s may 7th and still no updates, same WMR status. Does any of this mean anything? Said 4/27 was my 11 week date called on 4/29 they said they would send out a referrel which could take up to 45 days! I am so tired of waiting….

    #18507 Reply

    Anonymous

    Well, I finally broke down and called. After waiting about 30 minutes, I actually got a nice lady on the line. She checked on the status and said it was complete this last week, gave me my refund amount and said it was put into the system for the refund to be sent. She couldn’t give a date but said I should receive it in 2-3 weeks. She said to call back next week if I haven’t received anything. I’m hoping it will come sooner than that!
    I efiled my IS claim with return on 1/31, accepted 2/14 due to education credits. This is my 12th week waiting.

    #18506 Reply

    Anonymous

    @katmill2369 I am sorry to hear that. I would hound their @sses everyday, I would ask for supervisors the whole nine yards, this is past ridiculous. I am old and have filed taxes for a long time and I have never ever seen things so bad as this. It has never been this way before where people are begging for their own money. They have paid their tax liability. People are just given one excuse after another. This is happening to a lot of people all over the country. All the reps are saying the same thing. It make me wonder if they have been told to delay as long as possible.

    I am just speculating here, but too many people are saying the same thing. My wmr status has not changed and I doubt it will. This happened last year. I got my money and the wmr still said it was processing. What a crock!

    @brokenandfrustrated I just don’t understand what the hell is going on. I have been reading a lot of tax community sites, post after post of the same thing. Delay, lie after lie.

    We are all hardworking taxpaying citizens. I am seriously considering never voting for anyone ever again. Politians are suppose to be for the people not for themselves. This is a time for them to fight for these problems. Not one person who has contacted their congressman has gotten a positive result.

    Bolderdash! @#%$#@!%

    #18505 Reply

    Anonymous

    ALRIGHT!

    Ready for some great news?! (Insert Sarcasm Here)

    I called IRS last Wednesday the the 1st of May. The not so nice lady told me my 11 weeks was up on that friday, 2 days later (filed and accepted 2/15), and that I would have to wait until Monday to call back and find out.

    So, I spent an hour on hold yesterday to talk to them. The gentelman I talked to was VERY VERY nice and as helpful as he could be. He agreed that the 11 weeks were up and put in a request to the employee working on my case to either solve/wrap up the return or to contact me if he needed anything.

    Here’s the kicker!

    When I asked how long he had to respond and when I should call back if I haven’t heard anything, guess what he said….you’ll never guess….6 FLIPPIN WEEKS!!!!

    He was very apologetic, but needless to say I am PISSED to the point of fuming. I already gave them 11 weeks, now I have to wait another 6??

    This is ridiculous!

    #18504 Reply

    Anonymous

    @katmill2369: Nothing new to report. Case was assigned to our congressman’s aid four days ago and she will be in touch when she has information. We haven’t heard a word. Sorry to hear you aren’t having any luck either. :(

    #18500 Reply

    Anonymous

    @tiredofwaiting99 NO! My hubs talked to that lady last Thursday and she did NOT put in an inquiry as she told us she put in a referral. So the IRS basically gave themselves a 30 day extension. As of today when I called they were still working on it. :( SO GLAD yours is finally closed tho! Yay!!

    @brokeandfrustrated what’s going on w/you?

    So, to sum it up, NOTHING is going on with me. No updates on anything. Maybe tomorrow?

    Refund dust to everyone!!

    #18499 Reply

    Anonymous

    We filed our taxes electronically along with the injured spouse form on 2/20 and it was accepted on 2/21. We have not received our taxes yet! We have called numerous times and the reps were not helpful at all. So I called the IRS today and spoke with a really nice rep who told me that it has been going on the 11 week period and we should have a answer. She then transferred me to the Injures Spouse Department (I was on hold for 1 hour 10 minutes) where another rep told me she didn’t know why I was transferred to her because there was nothing she could do UNLESS we are in desperate need for the money like pass due bills, etc. She said that their department is behind on processing taxes because so many was filed this year and we would have to wait. So I told her that we are in need and are bills are getting to the point of being past due (which they are). She put me on hold for 15 minutes and said that she was able to help me and get the form process and we should have our money within 2 to 4 weeks and if we don’t get it by the fourth week to call them back. We shall see!!! Unfortunately the original amount we were told we were getting is way less than what we will be receiving which sucks!

    #18498 Reply

    Anonymous

    @cervetti74 no, she didn’t give a reason for the 3-5 weeks other than to say it’s ‘standard’ for the funds to be released and a check issued. She said it often happens faster though. Deep down, I’m hoping that they mail our check this Friday, but I know that probably won’t be the case. We aren’t ‘behind’ per say on bills, but we have been robbing Peter to pay Paul in a sense for the last 3 months.

    @agarrett29 My husband and I are the same boat. My husband is the sole income earner and the debt is all mine (student loans that we can’t afford to pay back right now) It’s not complicated at all, but they try to make it sound like it is. Our return was filed on February 2nd, and accepted on 2/7 and our case was just closed Friday.

    #18497 Reply

    Anonymous

    Sorry that was supposed to be accepted 2-11.

    #18496 Reply

    Anonymous

    I’m one of those crazy stalkers that has been watching this page for a while. We e- filed on 2-8, accepted on 2-10. We have no offsets, no education credits. We only had that annoying IS form attached to our return. I have put in 3 calls to the IRS and no one can give me answers except the last call giving a referral to the IS dept because our 11 weeks are up. We filed an AMENDED return last year with an IS form and it only took 6 weeks! I simply do not understand what the hold up is. Our return is a no-brainer. I had ZERO income and the debt is 100% mine! It isn’t rocket science! I say it’s time we petition the government to audit the IRS. I want a detailed description of what the heck they do all day. I guarantee there is alot of sitting around doing absolutely NOTHING. We are in desperate need of that money. Our septic tank has to be replaced, we are living with my mother because of it, and I am way behind on all our bills. I tried to get a TA, but she said it might delay our refund, so she didn’t recommend it. Why can’t anyone at least tell me SOMETHING at this point? I am just plain mad.

    #18495 Reply

    Anonymous

    @katmill2369 did you get yours yet. They closed my case 5/2/13 got the allocation for me and the rep said check would go out in 3 weeks. Have you called yet? what is your status. Maybe they closed yours last Thursday too.

    #18494 Reply

    Anonymous

    @sahm2my4 Did the rep tell you why it’s going to take 3 to 5 more weeks? Jeeze! That seems like an excessive amount of time given that your case is already closed & just basically waiting for some idiot to push a button on their computer to release YOUR money. Ugh! I don’t understand their (IRS) logic at all!

    #18493 Reply

    Anonymous

    I take that back, after an hour on hold, I was able to talk to a very helpful rep who told me that our case was closed last Friday (5 days after the referral) and we will be receiving the full refund. Unfortunately she said it could take 3-5 weeks to be released though. I won’t complain since at least we’ve made progress.

    #18492 Reply

    Anonymous

    Good Morning Everyone. No changes for me this morning. WMR says the same old thing. I did hear from a rep in my congressman’s office on Friday afternoon. She has been assigned to our case and told me she would call as soon as she has some information to report. So more waiting. Sigh……

    #18491 Reply

    Anonymous

    1 week post-referral (13 weeks total) and still no update. :/

    #18490 Reply

    Anonymous

    @kaitara I wonder if we have the same lazy slacker, lol. My return was accepted on 2/19 and also didn’t get started on in IS until April 25 as well!

    I sincerely hope one these jerks has to go through something similar to this at some point in their life. Maybe then they can see how doing their jobs “when they get around to it” , treating people badly, & knowingly withholding information or not going that little extra step when you know you’re the one person who can maybe just be a little better than adequate at your job & help make someone’s day a little easier by making the effort to get REAL information, not just the same old lazy BS. Maybe then they’ll take it a little more to heart & realize how these things truly affect people’s lives & livelihoods!

    Sorry to rant. It’s just infuriating to think of the possibility that people’s returns have just been laying around someone’s desk because of their laziness or that somehow we should be punished and have to wait as long as possible because they feel we should pay this debt RIGHT NOW even if it means taking the food out of the mouths of our children or the roof over their heads.

    #18489 Reply

    Anonymous

    I’m guilty as well of checking a few times a day. Actually, up until about two weeks ago the WMR site mentioned it updates no more than twice per day. I think they recently changed the message, though, as it seems that too many people checking causes the system to temporarily crash. I know there have been a few occasions where my message goes from “processing” to “please verify the information you’ve provided”…basically telling me it doesn’t exist, lol.

    Just an update to my last post: I called the IRS back on 5/3, as it was the 12 week mark. After holding for 45 minutes and then finally getting through and speaking with another clueless person, I had another call beep in. Turns out it was my TA. He was fantastic! Told me there was nothing wrong with my return, and that it was simply a case of someone slacking that needed a boot in their @ss. I had filed 2/8 but they didn’t send the form to the IS department until 4/25. Guess it got lost in the mix or something. Anyway, my TA is giving the individual handling the IS form until 5/8 to wrap it up, so hopefully we’ll get a DDD soon. Hopefully!

    #18488 Reply

    Anonymous

    So a quick poll for everyone!
    Even though the IRS says they only update the WMR once per day, how many times a day do you check it? I am guilty of checking “at least” twice per day. Usually I do it online & also through the phone line. I’ve seen people on here who have checked in the morning with no updates & then check late in the day & their status has changed.

    #18487 Reply

    Anonymous

    Yipee! Last night WMR updated and gave me a ddd of May 8! My 11 weeks was up either on April 23 or 25th depending on who you talked to. On the 23rd I talked to a really nice man at the IRS who put in a referral for me (he said it could take up to 30 days), I called back on the 29th and was told that they completed im IS on the 25th and it could take up to 4 weeks to get my refund, I called again yesterday and was told May 8th and this am the WMR was updated. So a total of about 13 weeks for me as long as it does get DD. Good luck everyone!

    #18483 Reply

    Anonymous

    I am hoping that with all the complaints going on and now the news are getting wind of it…. Maybe… just maybe they will right this wrong VERY soon!!!!

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