February 13, 2018 at 10:40 am #4215323
Received the dreaded 420 audit code and just got the cp75 letter for dependents. Anyone else gotten this and what was the process and wait time?
April 23, 2018 at 12:43 pm #4245329
@Sheila_33: I have 2 971’s dated for may 12th. Lol, I didn’t start getting IRS correspondence letter until my TA got involved. They were sending me letters instead of my TA which is dumb lol. Just got another letter in the mail today from them. So we will see what that says.
In your case, they are giving the other party time to prove thier claim as well, and they have 60 days to do it, plus review any documentation that she may have provided. If she cant prove that she supported them for more than 6 mos of the year, than she cant claim any credits. ( along with your court order, anything that has the kids names on them in a legal letter head provided by daycare, school, or dr’s office with your address is proof to allow you all credits and deductions)April 23, 2018 at 10:24 am #4245307
Absolutely!, Mine was stuck on April 02 until late Friday. Any new codes posted for you yet?
they cant let your file sit to long without updating it and asking whats going on with it in the examination department, so Ive been told. Have you heard anything from the IRS or from your TA yet? Keep in mind, like with my situation, if someone else claims your dependents, they pull both returns for examinations. Then both parties have to prove that they are entitled to the claims and deductions. The party that cant, has to repay the IRS immediately and with interest. They will review all of your documents and verify everything, which can take up to 60 days; then they do the same for the other filer. With a tax advocate, it only takes a couple of days once the IRS starts the examination process.April 20, 2018 at 10:23 am #4245157
Hey blue my as of date changed to May 7th, do you think it means anything?April 16, 2018 at 10:14 am #4244706
Oh well. At least you’ll hopefully see something pretty soon. I hardly get on the site anymore, just to check if a few of the regulars finally got their refunds. On the good side of it, I know a hell of a lot more about audits than I ever wanted to.April 13, 2018 at 7:10 am #4244479
Yes I hear ya, I’ll paper file as well, but they have all the docs they need this year to put two and two together and not audit is again. So electronic should be ok. The crazy thing is, now they are going to audit your dependents paternal grandmother and if she can’t prove proof, she is solApril 12, 2018 at 7:55 am #4244346
So happy to see you’re in the home stretch. I plan on paper filing too next year, this is whole thing has been ridiculous.April 11, 2018 at 1:27 pm #4244280
Thats good news atleast, I wasn’t listed as the father on one of my children’s birth certificates nor the custodial parent so they disallowed one credit of the credits for that child until I send in a copy of the child’s birth certificate with the corrected information. Other than that, my audit is complete and I “Should” have my refund in 2-3 weeks. albeit the amount is was less than I was hoping for.April 10, 2018 at 8:31 am #4244144
The tax advocate told me that there may be a problem with someone else trying to claim the kids on their return. My guess would be their paternal grandmother, since she has all their info. She also told me that I have sent everything in I need for verification on their being mine but the audit dept is extremely backed up and since I honestly told her I was not suffering any hardship I may end up having to wait for a bit. I pretty much have resigned myself to the fact that it is possibly going to take longer but would just like it to be done withApril 9, 2018 at 3:28 pm #4244085
Nope, nothing yet, had to submit more documents. I didn’t sign my daughters birth certificate 4 years ago because I was deployed and that came into question. So I had to submit paperwork showing the she is mine, which is dumb. Anyways, that was all done today, and they also asked for more supporting documents like electric bills and what not… this is ridiculous, but I’m glad to be going trough it, because, next year, if they pull their crap, Im going to file with a paper return and attach all the documents in the mail, along with my tax return. :)April 4, 2018 at 7:49 pm #4243665
Nope. Nothing yetApril 3, 2018 at 8:50 am #4243505
Nothing for me, anything moving for you?April 2, 2018 at 5:04 pm #4243411
Any updates yet?March 27, 2018 at 10:13 am #4242556
Hey Blue, I’m still around and still lurking in the shadows. Sounds like they are going to drag this audit process out. I’m supposed to get assigned an advocate today after waiting a week for any contact. Was hoping to see you had updated to more positive news.March 26, 2018 at 12:42 pm #4242396
Heard back from TA today, now they want proof that my children live with me and I now have to gather paperwork showing that they live with me. The ones that are of age to be in school, will get a note drafted for them. As for the younger kids that aren’t of school age, the need a letter from a medical provider with dates seen and address listed.March 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm #4240979
OK people, so I got and update from my TA. The IRS is going to audit me and my dependents are in question. They want to make sure that all my dependents are US citizens and that they are under the age of 18. Lmao so since my step son last name is Martinez, they think he’s an illegal alien? Gtfoh lmao. Omg. She said she already had internal documents, and that she was going to send those over today. If she has an update by the 26th, she will let me know if they released it or not. At this point, they are not concerned with the amount of interest from my mortgage company. It’s about time something happenMarch 15, 2018 at 9:09 am #4239924
Honestly I’m at the point after hearing I’m going to be sitting for awhile from one of the users to just be discouraged. This tax year is a nightmareMarch 15, 2018 at 8:57 am #4239920
Stuck on 3/5 with no change and cycle code 20180505.TA said they cant expedite my claim because the IRS hasn’t made a decision on if they are or aren’t auditing me….GRRR so its just sitting there on a desk and she said it may need additional review and can take up to 3 years max.. This year, I’m adjusting my withholding and I’m not giving them sh!!!!March 14, 2018 at 8:36 am #4239553
Lets hope that damn 420 drops off. I have seen 3 other people have that code drop off in the last week and update to a ddd. And they were dailys so maybe our time is coming. So you have literally stuck at a 3/5 as of date for the last few weeks? Mine would update to a 3/12 and then go right back to the 3/5, then 3/19 and right back to the 3/5, and then 3/26 and then right back. I would really like to get off the damn 3/5.March 14, 2018 at 8:28 am #4239549
Yea no kidding. I feel the same exact way. Our schedule contact is the 15th, that’s when she will let me know if they are going to audit or not.March 13, 2018 at 7:10 pm #4239457
Didn’t your ta give a deadline for the 15th for them to make a decision? No news is good news maybe. I thought possibly in my case the sheer fact of there being 5 kids to verify would be why its dragging for me. Just unbelievable how this tax year is going. Let me know if you hear something. I don’t get on here as much anymore cause its so damn depressing but I do get an email when you replyMarch 13, 2018 at 9:04 am #4239242
nope, none. ZeroMarch 12, 2018 at 7:38 am #4238754
I know animal 01 has moved on but not sure about us anymore. Blue you haven’t gotten any letters at all?March 12, 2018 at 12:33 am #4238703
Just noticed. All you guys have the cp75 letter and I don’t. That means whatever happens, you guys will be further along than I will in the process of things. I still don’t have anything from the IRS!March 6, 2018 at 3:08 pm #4236393
Great news. Hopefully the rest of us will get finished. Good luck to you hun. See you next year.March 6, 2018 at 2:22 pm #4236363
Big update for my case. I called my advocate last week and left a message, never heard back. Called today at lunch and left another message, he called right back to let me know that the IRS accepted my documents as proof and have approved my refund, no adjustments were made.
This is a big relief because in 2016 I was granted guardianship of a relative. I was concerned that somehow, someway that I misinterpreted the definition of foster child (any minor placed with you by a court). I was also concerned I didn’t send in enough proof that I took care of him through the year (clothes, grocery receipts, etc.) Who keeps all of those receipts through the year? Well I do now!!! I have a big shoe box I started collecting all receipts in. No receipt gets thrown away at my house lol.
I am so relieved this is over and I can move on. Good luck to the rest of you and I hope next tax year goes smoother.March 3, 2018 at 10:56 am #4234954
As long as it is the same tax year they will direct deposit. The date changing on the as of has been happening to me for the last 3 fridays. In the morning it moves ahead but by noon it moves right back to mar. 5th. Tamara said that date is the day they either have to tesolve it or extend another weekMarch 3, 2018 at 10:22 am #4234926
No major update yet. I called my advocate on Wednesday, left a message and never heard back. I will be calling again Monday. It is now over a week past the deadline the advocate established for the IRS to determine if they need anything else or release the funds.
There was one thing that changed on my transcript. Under my name/address where it shows account balance, accrued interest, penalty, etc. To the right of that where it says the ‘as of date’, it changed from 3/5/18 to 3/19/18. I wonder what that date means, and why it changed.
Also, do you know when they finally release the refund, is it still direct deposit or do they send a paper check? I hope they don’t send a check.February 27, 2018 at 7:02 am #4231992
Still nothing for me but I really don’t expect anything just yet. Advocate said 2 to 3 weeks. And I’m not one to keep calling. Trying to focus on other things. Thinking I’m going to paint my house lol. And I am tryng to get my mustang started. It has sat for 6 months and I can’t get the key to turn in the ignition. Anyway, let me know if you guys see any change. Luckily we can see our transcripts so that is a big plus.February 26, 2018 at 6:23 pm #4231783
Still no changes here. I check my transcript at least twice a day hoping to see some good news. I’m going to call my advocate tomorrow since the deadline he gave them was last Friday and still no movement. I was nervous all day today because the daily USPS email showed I was getting a letter from the IRS. Turns out it was just a notice I signed up with them online to check transcripts.February 26, 2018 at 2:47 pm #4231596
Any updates everyone?February 20, 2018 at 8:11 pm #4225836
I think if your messaging on the wmr has changed to processing I believe is a very good sign
As far as processing time I have seen anywhere from 2 weeks to 12 weeks. Lets all hope since its early in the year they will resolve these and move on to the real crooks.February 20, 2018 at 7:56 pm #4225818
Faxed all my paperwork in today a 57 page fax! Verifying the same dependents I’ve carried for the last 5yrs which are my children by the way! My tax advocate said that everything looked good and she faxed it over to the IRS. My question is how long does this audit process take?February 18, 2018 at 5:23 am #4223280
Yea I have the take action and 151 too. Standard message since we had to update to something on wmr.February 17, 2018 at 10:25 pm #4223095
I received the non-EIC portion of my refund (surprise!). Now my tax topic is 151 – Appeals Rights. Yeah, there’s nothing to appeal, it’s still under review. Is this a generic message they throw up, because it sure doesn’t apply to me yet. I’m waiting on them to review the documents I sent in and release the rest. I’ll be checking my transcripts daily to see if anything changes.February 16, 2018 at 12:11 pm #4220593
So update, transcripts updated today. 420 is still there. I have a DDD for the non actc credit for the 22nd with an 846. They are holding the rest from the actc and that has a processing date of 03/05, so March 5th. I haven’t received a notice or a 971 TC. They should at least tell me if I’m being audited or send out a letter. I filed on the 24 and accepted on the 26 of Jan. It’s like, should I call and ask them what’s going on, or just wait… This is killing me.February 16, 2018 at 11:59 am #4220512
@Sheila_33 So I faxed everything in to the IRS & my tax advocate on Tuesday. Then on Thursday I was reading online another case of someone involving a CP75 letter and how it took them over 500 days to resolve it. I started panicking and went through all 12 months of my bank statements and blacked out everything except what could prove that I’m HOH and provide for my dependent. I showed them each month where my mortgage came out of my bank, my utilities were paid, groceries bought. I think I went above and beyond to prove my case here, but I didn’t want them to come back and say that I didn’t prove I actually paid for those items like they did in the story I read online. In that case, the person used money orders to pay her rent. The IRS wouldn’t accept them because they say anyone could have purchase those money orders. I wasn’t letting that happen to me! All-in-all, I faxed over about 55+ pages of documentation.
My tax advocate called me this morning. He is very nice and eager to help me get this resolved. I asked if they are holding my entire refund or just the portions in question as the letter stated. He believes they will hold my entire refund until the audit is complete. The good news is he is forwarding everything I sent him to the IRS and giving them 1 week to review and release the refund – OR – decide if they need any further documentation from me. I really hope that they now have everything that they need now and approve it.
My status changed on the ‘Where’s My Refund’ page from the tax topic 152 to ‘Your refund is being processed’ message that everyone else has too. No mention of audit or any troubles, so that’s interesting!February 15, 2018 at 1:24 pm #4218592
Go Blue: What did you see last time you looked at your transcripts? If you’re not seeing that 971 maybe they internally fixed things. I know there is going to be no change on mine tomorrow because I just got everything faxed in yesterday.February 15, 2018 at 1:16 pm #4218559
Think I’ll be in the same boat as well, but i havent recieved a letter or a 971February 13, 2018 at 6:53 pm #4216032
I hope you have good luck with the advocate. Keep me informed of your progress. Looks like there are going to be a lot of us in this boat. So far I have counted 10. I have had that audit code for 2 weeks and was ready for that letter. I was happy that it was just the cp75February 13, 2018 at 2:47 pm #4215695
I have not tried ordering my transcripts. I certainly hope I’ll get *something* back very soon, it sure would help out!
On the bright side, I heard back quickly from the tax advocate’s office, within a couple hours! I got my case number and my actual advocate will contact me in 3 days. I’m pretty hopeful that this can be a quick(ish) fix. I mean really, all anyone there has to do is spend 15 minutes reviewing my documents and they will see I qualify for everything I filed for. But getting to that point is the challenge!February 13, 2018 at 2:08 pm #4215684
Are you able to see your transcripts at all? I think they have frozen the eic but I have heard of other people getting the difference minus the eic.February 13, 2018 at 1:45 pm #4215631
I received my CP75 letter dated 2/12 on 2/10. I gathered all documents requested and faxed this morning. No idea how long this is supposed to take. I have to prove HOH status eligibility also, plus dependent. They want grocery receipts for the year (who keeps those?!?) purchases of clothing for the dependent, doctor visit receipts, school records, utility payments, mortgage receipts, everything. Well I blasted them with a 43 page fax that proves everything, so they better be on it.
I also filled out the form for a tax advocate because the uncertainty of when they’ll get to me qualifies me for a hardship case in my opinion. What I’m confused about is the wording where it says they are holding the part that has the earned income credit. They don’t mention if they’ll release my normal tax refund without claiming the other stuff. I have no idea what is happening or how long this is.