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  • #4246664 Reply

    Libit

    @marty B

    An additional 9 weeks? Oh my. It us already going on the 2 month. This is ridiculous. Thank you for your kinds words. Best of luck and prayers to y’all as well.

    #4246662 Reply

    Marty B

    @Libit, I wish you luck. You’ll end up having to verify your identity. It’s happening to all of us that got that message. Me as well. It’ll take an additional 9 weeks. It’s a mess and I’m sorry this has happened to you as well.

    #4246660 Reply

    Libit

    I mailed my taxes in on April 8th and have no date still. I have been checking the IRS2GO APP and FINALLY got the bar that showed they have recieved my taxes. Went back to check the status and ALL my bars disappeared along with the amount with a message saying my refund is still being processed. I understand the mailing process takes more time but geeeezzzz I was really counting on this. Any advice other than a copy & paste off the IRS site? Thanks in advance.

    #4246430 Reply

    Renee

    My bars went missing a few days ago. Filed 4/18/2018
    It says return is still being processed
    Still has full amount
    There is no tax topic
    Just says a refund date will be posted when available. Did I do something wrong?

    #4246365 Reply

    Mia

    So I’m past my review time my bars are disappeared my topic is now gone 152 is no longer there I’ve called and did my identity twice once on April 12th the second one came on May 2nd after the time they told me to wait 9 weeks now when I called they told me to wait another 9 weeks my wmr has not changed I have no topic now and I still have being processed still being processed a date will be available when available I guess they said that the wmr would it make a difference because after your 21 days it does not change does anybody know if this is true I picked check does anyone know if they will send it even if my wmr bar still being processed…..anyone help if you have a answer….

    #4246277 Reply

    Charisse

    Filed accepted 4/28. Bars disappeared along with tax topic 152. Am I up for a review

    #4245251 Reply

    Nancy K

    On 4/8/18 We filed married jointly on Turbo Tax. On 4/9/18 the IRS showed bars and that it was received. On Saturday 4/14/18, my bars disappeared and amount of refund disappeared too. Until, today 4/21/18 all my bars appeared and says it is approved with direct deposit date of 4/25/18. Looks like my bars only updated on Saturdays. My bars disapeared and it made me worry but it ended up being ok. We had W2, K1, home office credit, donation credit, mortgage, and student loans intrest. Thought that my name change had made the Irs flag it for review. All good.

    #4244519 Reply

    Derick Josey

    Its April 13th we have not received anything yet.

    The deadline to file return is April 17th.

    Its already approved by notice on 3 -5-2018

    We needed this money.

    This only start this year with the rollout of the id system irs has.

    patience we still waiting.

    maybe we should call dr. who

    hop in his phone booth

    and find out

    just wait patiencely all of us.

    God help us.

    #4244107 Reply

    Korg21
    @korg21

    Filed 2/26.. bars went missing 3/19…still missing.. (3 weeks) Checked transcripts.. say the same as they did 3 weeks ago.. 570. So I called…. she wouldn’t say anything other than wait because we tell you to.

    #4244083 Reply

    Kate

    I am a tax professional, and I wanted to share some information about what missing WMR bars really mean…

    I e-filed 03/23/18. My tax return was accepted the same day. On 03/27/18, my WMR bars disappeared and so did my expected refund amount. All I had was a message that the IRS was still processing my return, and that a refund date would be provided. Very general. Very scary.

    When your WMR bar disappear, it means that your return has been flagged for review. IRS review involves a live, human being reviewing your return. Your return is pulled out of the electronic queue, and sent over to an IRS representative’s desk. Representatives process returns on a first come first serve basis.

    The disappearance of your WMR bars also means that the IRS can no longer guarantee issuing you a refund within their designated 21 days.

    Your return can be flagged for review for many reasons. It could be an error like a miscalculation. Incorrect reporting. Forgetting to report a 1099, spelling errors, the list goes on and on. But, your return could simply be pulled for review because your name changed, because you have a new dependent, because you are taking a deduction that you don’t normally take, because you are making more or less income than you have in years past, or for any legit reason. Just a change. The IRS also pulls a certain percentage of returns every year by law, just to help prevent identity theft and for their own statistical purposes.

    In 2018, even if your bar disappear and your return is flagged for review, if there are no errors, the IRS has been very good about still issuing you a refund for the full amount within the 21 days. The IRS will also sometimes go in and make the necessary corrections on your behalf.

    The where’s my refund page on the IRS website, or the app, will keep you informed as to what the IRS finds, changes they need to make, etc. If the IRS needs more information, they will most likely request it from you in writing.

    If you have not heard anything after 21 days from e-filing, you can contact the IRS directly for more information.

    That being said, I just received an update on Saturday that my refund is scheduled for the full amount. I went through a name change and had a baby in 2017. Though my WMR bars disappeared, and my return was flagged and pulled for manual review, I am still receiving my full refund within the promise to 21 days.

    So, it is not always bad news…

    There is a lot of misinformation out on the Internet. I hope that this clears things up for you!

    If you have questions, the IRS is a great resource and so are your local tax professionals…

    #4243922 Reply

    Korg21
    @korg21

    Our bars went missing on Mar, 19th.. called and got the normal (let me put you on hold to came back and say nothing.. , now shut up and wait) response.. Anyone had theirs gone for almost a month? No tax topic and amount still showing. Also can order transcripts but no movement on them either. Is it advocate time?

    #4243292 Reply

    Stephanie

    Filed and accepted March 26th. Bars disappeared March 29th. No tax topic anymore either! Used to be tax topic 152. I’m pretty upset. I have read horrible things and I don’t understand. I filled everything out carefully and accurately. I have a 6 month old daughter and my returns are earned and would be used on her necessities. Whats going on? did this happen to anyone else and then you were approved?

    #4243230 Reply

    Carlos

    So my bars went missing and amount as well on 3/30 code 152 remained.before bars went missing status showed “processing”. I got very worried, and I found this forum. I just checked earlier today 3/ 31. Bars are back, status now, “refund approved”. Good luck guys.

    #4242926 Reply

    Mike

    Bars went missing today. Filed and was accepted 3/20. No refund amount on the left (don’t know if it was ever there) and tax topic 152. Is this one of those “bars disappearing is good news” situations? i.e. they’ll come back with an approval and direct deposit date?

    #4242386 Reply

    Tina

    I filed and got accepted 2/24. Had one status bar now I have no bars generic message still being processed. Refund amount still on the left no tax topic. Someone help anyone else waited this long

    #4241258 Reply

    anthony

    No bars no tax topic no letter either. When I called kept getting the hold and let me look excuse til my phone died. I filed 2/12 9 am was accepted the same day. No movement since well past 21 days even with the Holiday. Help anyone else going through this

    #4240769 Reply

    Rnp

    I have no status bars and I don’t know if it’s been approved all it says is processing no explanation

    #4223165 Reply

    MS.miss

    UPDATE I have been approved for a refund and the DDD IS 2/22.

    #4222284 Reply

    Tee

    I finally lost my bar and have the message still being processed with tt152. I filed and was accepted on 1/29. This is the first update I had since filing this year. Can anyone help?

    #4220395 Reply

    Iwerkhard2017
    @iwerkhard2017

    SO APPARENTLY PPL THAT HAD THE PATH MESSAGE BARS ARE GOING MIA I BELIEVE THAT IS BECAUSE THERE WILL BE A BIG UPDATE TOMORROW. ALSO I HAVE SAW THAT PPL WITH THE STANDARD MESSAGE ” A REFUND DATE WILL BE PROVIDED WHEN AVAIL” ARE RECVIEVING TRANSCRIPTS WITH 846 CODES SO NO ONE TAX SITUATION IS THE SAME. MY ADVICE IS TO WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW IF YOU DONT UPDATE AND BY 2/20 IF IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN 21 DAYS THEN GIVE THH IRS A CALL. THAT IS WHAT I AM DOING. I NEVER RECVD PATH MESSAGE AND MY BAR HAVE BEEN GONE SINCE 1/27/18

    #4220208 Reply

    GQ

    Riddle me this tax payers I confused I filed 1/20 path act disappeared as of this morning my friend also claiming eitc filed 2/2 she has two bars and a DDD? IRS what’s going on here?

    #4220016 Reply

    Chantel

    I had path message also and suddenly I checked this morning no bars just being processed! I already received my state so I don’t know what’s going on.

    #4219831 Reply

    Tsolorio

    M.Miss

    Mine is exactly the same as yours & I have a friend’s who’s did that as well & they jus received papers yesterday stating that they were being audited & had to prove they can claim the EIC & Additional child tax credit… Did u claim those credits as well?

    Mine says…..
    your return has been received and is being processed” nothing else. No topic message. No bars. Or link or mentioning of a date will be provided… Just a “this still remains the best way to check your status” at the bottom.

    #4219789 Reply

    M.Miss

    So im freaking out because, I had filed on 1/31. Had the first bar of received the next day. Then a few days later I had the child and earned income message. THEN today it changed to “your return has been received and is being processed” nothing else. No topic message. No bars. Or link. Just a “this still remains the best way to check your status” at the bottom. :( I thought there’d be an update by the 16th but this is what I’m seeing. Anyone else seeing something different.

    #4219601 Reply

    Jaxx

    Anyone still have the WMR message “Your refund is still processing. A date will be provided when available” with no PATH and no Tax Topic? Been 17 days for me now.

    #4217552 Reply

    renee

    Filed January 30, Federal and State accepted January 30. Bars went missing last week. only message I’m getting is your refund is still processing , your refund date will be provided when available. RECIEVED my id verification letter in the mail today, got all of my questions right but when I made it to the end of my quiz it says I failed my quiz. So I had to send in id and other documents with my address on it. anyone else going through this problem? If so how many weeks did it take to release your refund. Last year I had to verify my identity over the phone. It only took it 5 days to receive my refund by direct deposit.

    #4214578 Reply

    allidoll

    and I don’t have any path message btw…never did, just the terse little message

    #4214552 Reply

    allidoll

    I have been getting the same terse little message since 3 days after I filed, been waiting for a letter and so far nothing…glad to see im not alone and that everything might be ok!

    #4214470 Reply

    Diablita

    I’ve never been so anxious in my life! I need my refund to fix my car. I have no bars, just PATH Info. My refund amount is MIA, too. So I hope we all get good news by the end of the week. Stay strong.

    #4214443 Reply

    Iwerkhard2017
    @iwerkhard2017

    FINGERS ARE CORSSED FOR GOOD NEWS THIS WEEK FOR US MISSING PARS WITH A REFUND DATE WILL BE PROVIDED WHEN AVAILBLE.

    #4214388 Reply

    Greata

    Bars gone as of today, refund amount still shows on the actual IRS where’s my refund page (not the app) and tax topic 152 is still there. No EIC but ACTC. Freaking out over here as we were planning on using our refund for the downpayment of the house we’re trying to purchase.

    #4213346 Reply

    Tomys

    My refund status had 1 bar saying accepted now 3 days later, the bars are gone and it says refund processing, refund date will given when avaiable, all info is still on the page like status and refund amt, i filed with no credits, should I worry or is this normal?

    #4213239 Reply

    VaLeNtinCuBaN4LiFe
    @valentindiaz251gmail-com

    Ricki Mancebo yes that is ok. it means you are approved and it will update on the 2/18/2018 morning, some will update sooner and some later.

    #4212740 Reply

    Ricki Mancebo

    Thats what i see in the page with the amount they,re suppose to give me but the bars are missing, is it OK?

    Refund Status Results
    Print your Refund Results for your records. Take the survey.

    Your tax return is still being processed.

    A refund date will be provided when available.
    Please Note:
    For refund information, please continue to check here, or use our free mobile app, IRS2Go. Updates to refund status are made no more than once a day.

    #4212659 Reply

    VaLeNtinCuBaN4LiFe
    @valentindiaz251gmail-com

    THIS MEANS THAT YOU BEEN APPROVED AND YOU WILL HAVE 2 BARS AND A DDD AROUND THE 2/18/2018 MORNING, MAYBE EARLIER OR LATER BUT NOT BEFORE THE 2/15/2018. IF YOU HAVE THIS MESSAGE IT MEANS YOU BEEN APPROVED BUT THE IRS CANT CONFIRM THAT BECAUSE OF TAX HIKES.
    Your Personal
    Tax Data
    Social Security Number

    or IRS Individual Taxpayer
    Identification Number:
    ***-**-
    Filing Status:
    Head of Household
    Tax Period Ending:
    December 31, 2017
    Refund Status Results
    Print your Refund Results for your records. Take the survey.

    According to the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, the IRS cannot issue refunds before mid-February for tax returns that claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit. This applies to the entire refund, even the portion not associated with these credits.
    Check Where’s My Refund in mid- to late February for your personalized refund status. It’s updated once a day and remains the best way to check the status of your refund.

    Please read the following information related to your tax situation:
    Tax Topic 152, Refund Information
    Please Note:
    For refund information, please continue to check here, or use our free mobile app, IRS2Go. Updates to refund status are made no more than once a day.

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    #4212400 Reply

    VaLeNtinCuBaN4LiFe
    @valentindiaz251gmail-com

    hey guys i have good news. my bars went MIA, i have path act. that means that i been approved along with everyone whos bars went mia, i was waiting on them bars to go mia and they finally did, on the 2/18 morning we should all have a DDD of 2/22 or 2/23 if they doit like last year. for those of you who have a green dot card your money will be on the card the day before your DDD at around 5:30pm. it been such a long year but i came back like i promise last year. i know everything is gonna be ok for path act people because thats exactly what happened last year. thank you for the comments guys.

    #4212300 Reply

    Ricki Mancebo

    Refund Status Results
    Print your Refund Results for your records. Take the survey.

    Your tax return is still being processed.

    A refund date will be provided when available.
    Please Note:
    For refund information, please continue to check here, or use our free mobile app, IRS2Go. Updates to refund status are made no more than once a day.

    my bar disappeared because

    #4212227 Reply

    Rhonda

    Bars are still missing, but I did update to PATH this morning. At least it’s some kind of movement.

    #4210094 Reply

    Nymom

    I failed and was accepted I forget what date in January and also have the path act notice with no bars but I ordered my transcript and it has a deposit date of 2/12 so we will see.

    #4209993 Reply

    Rach Isreal

    Accepted on Jan 19th
    On the 24th my WMR changed to…
    Still being processed with tax topic 152 and its been that way since. I ordered transcripts on the 24th and when they arrived they said no information could be provided ( my husband has an ip pin and they wont provide information when ordered over automatic phone line or online. If they were blank from not being processed they would say no record found for the tax year ). So I called this morning and I told the lady the WMR was giving me a code 1541 and I needed to call( a lie). She did a soft security screening asking me about info on my 2016 return. Afterwards she looked into our return….came back and said disregard the WMR. She said she see that we have EIC credits and thats the only thing holding up our return..then she started talking about the path act. People have been saying the still being processed message with tax topic 152 also mean Id verify but my husband has a IP pin. She said we wont have to verify because we have a IP pin. She also said dont check the WMR again until after the 15th.

    I really believe that this lady was trying to help and she wasnt just telling me anything. She looked twice and said she don’t see any problems. I just thought I would share.

    #4209821 Reply

    megan
    @jaszmeg05

    So bars went missing and I have the path act message …. My question is I’m seeing some people that say their amount is still shown. Mine says tax period ending December 31,3018. Anyone else have this in place of their amount?

    #4209472 Reply

    Nikki

    My bars and amount have been gone since last week, I do still have tt15, I am hoping this is because I have EIC and ACTC. I’ve been googling everyday on what missing bars means from what I gather, I am thinking we will all see an update on 2/17 well at least I hope!

    #4209245 Reply

    Gam3rGurl

    My bars disapeared a week ago, had tax topic 152 for 3 days then it dropped, just status and amount show i had an eic, my sisters did the same thing, they didnt have the eic

    #4209172 Reply

    StephyRaye12
    @stephyraye12

    Also, @ Ohiomom2018, I failed to mention that I filed with Turbo Tax this year! So far I am so glad I did! It was getting ridiculous paying those 100s of dollars every year to file taxes with h&r block. So hey, I figured I’d jump on the bandwagon and check it all out. Turbo Tax really made the whole process simple, nothing like I thought it would be before ever filing.

    #4209157 Reply

    StephyRaye12
    @stephyraye12

    @ Ohiomom2018, in the past I have always had someone else do my taxes mostly h&r block for the past 5 or 6 years it least. This year I filed my own taxes on the 21st and accepted 22nd then I believe the 27th I updated on WMR to the path act and TT 152. I think they are just doing whatever they want to bc they know they can. I’ve been coming here for several years and just mostly read but from what I’m gathering according to other pathers and others, that once you update to the path act tt 152 and to check back mid to late February for updates for ddd ect it just simply means you have basically been approved and just waiting till the 14th (which is basically mid February) bc of new law and plus only having 28 days in this month. This Is no guarantee just from my gatherings and have interpreted so far. Hoping and praying we all have a safe tax season, good luck to everyone!

    #4209108 Reply

    Miles

    So here comes a long post……….

    So this morning my bars and amount disappeared but I still had tax topic 152

    So me being worried I called I got a lady that says she checked my info and I was sent to the error department and to not worry it was minor but of course I worried like hell

    So about 6 hours later I called again explained what was going on she checked again and said I was not in the error department and everything was good it was processing wait the normal 21 days…

    So I gave her another try and called and got an IRS Agent that was a 31 year vet at the office I explained what happened when I spoke to the other 2 she went on to say she could get those girls fired because they are not allowed to look up info until the 21 days is up. Well earlier this year my daughter got RSV and died but they revived her by intibating her and I had to quit my business due to the long hospital visits and we got really far behind on our house and are going to loose it in March if we don’t come up with the money. She sympathized and told me I should try for a hardship so she got into my account but this time she asked questions from last years return very in depth questions I have never been asked and then put me on hold for 15 minutes. She came back and said I can’t do a hardship because my money was all federal and not what I earned and that it couldn’t be released until the end of February because of the path act and she also stated that the College credit was going to be delayed an extra week due to, to many people fraudulently filing it… but she continued to tell me that I did see an error this morning that was fixed and now I am back to processing and she absolutely sees no reason why I won’t get my money but if I don’t to call for a hardship and she put notes in the system. So if your bars do disappear amount or no amount the computer has flagged your account and rest assured something is happening sometimes it’s fixed in 10 minutes other times it takes 6 months. Hope this helps

    #4209106 Reply

    Miles
    #4208882 Reply

    VaLeNtinCuBaN4LiFe
    @valentindiaz251gmail-com

    Miles….. just wait until the 2/18 or so and you will see what i mean. everyone went torought the same last year. we all will get a DDD around the 2/18 morning, some later some sooner but no one before the 2/15/2018.

    #4208820 Reply

    Miles

    If we are updating with DD Why haven’t my transcripts posted yet then??

    #4208810 Reply

    VaLeNtinCuBaN4LiFe
    @valentindiaz251gmail-com

    Getittogether it means that you been approved and you will get the bars back with a DDD around the 2/18/2018. the morning of 2/18 you should have the bars back saying you been approved with a DDD of 2/22 or 23. last year a new law came into effect where the irs cant give the money to people who claim credits until after the 2/15 every year starting last year 2017. im saying this because i remember what happened to me and other people last year. my neighbor and i do this every year and spend a month calling each other every day to figure out what is going on, he already have his bars missing but not me, i filed 2/1/2018 and got accepted 2/3/2018, im worried because i still have my bars and i know that as long as i have them bars is not approved, it will say on the WMR that it still being processed but in reality you are already approved if your bars go away. i will update when my bars are gone. dont panic guys because missing bars means that you been approved in most cases. they are working really hard to protect our money because there is a lot of illegal aliens trying to steal our money and papers. dont feel bad for illegals because most of them work with our papers and try to file at the end of year to steal our money, so the irs is trying to stop that. if it aint Cuban or Puerto Rican chances are its an illegal braking the law by being here illegally.

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