January 19, 2015 at 3:43 pm #4115578
Share your experience with filing your Oregon Tax Return and tax refund progress with others. If you have state information this is a great place to post.
March 14, 2016 at 7:39 pm #4149536
My fiancé claimed head of household with 2 dependent and a kicker and his is still sitting in manual review. (Filed through h&r block). I filed through the states free efile as single with one dependent. I also claimed $0 on my kicker even though I was due $157 back. Everyone that I know that didn’t claim a kicker has already gotten their refund so I’m guessing that’s why mine didn’t take that long to manually review.March 14, 2016 at 4:54 pm #4149534
What was your filing status & did you claim any dependents? I’m still waiting for my refund that has been sitting in manual review since late January. But I don’t know when the ORS make their deposits..March 14, 2016 at 7:52 am #4149495
So checked wmr and my fiancés still says manual review but mine changed back to the 3-4 well message. Still haven’t received a deposit.. Crossing my fingers… Anyone else have an update. And does anyone know what day Oregon does refund deposits?March 11, 2016 at 2:29 am #4149387
So my Fiances State was accepted 2/15 where is sat there for a week before changing to manual review. Still no update and he hasn’t received any information as to why. He claimed head of household with 2 dep. I submitted my Oregon state 2/28 and it was accepted the same day. The very next day it was kicked into manual review. I called to see why it was automatically sent to review and all they could tell me is that the system is sending almost anyone who claimed a child or head of household into manual review and that as long as there are no errors I should expects to see my refund within a few weeks. They did state however that if they need to change or verify anything that refunds could take more than 10 weeks!March 9, 2016 at 9:25 pm #4149315
My son’s refund is now showing as pending in his bank account.March 9, 2016 at 4:33 pm #4149300
Filed and accepted 1/21/2016 with Hr Block. Oregon refund $1301 went into Manual Review 2/25/2016 saying wait ten weeks. This morning 3/9/2016 went to processing wait 3-4 weeks.
Impatiently waiting………………..March 9, 2016 at 1:06 pm #4149279
Update ….went from manual review back to processing this morning. My son did the same yesterday. Both filed feb 16 TT.
Will post if updates.March 7, 2016 at 6:24 am #4145594
LMFAO. Manual review. Allow at least 10 weeks. I wonder if someone owes if they can give the same courtesy f#*king to the state? I’m guessing not. Bout ready to get a hold of my attorney. When will you Oregonians learn to stop voting these Libtards into officeMarch 7, 2016 at 5:09 am #4145591
I used Turbo Tax and my state return is in manual review. Federal return took about a week. It’s been over a month and haven’t received anything in the mail or on the phone. My return is $400, filed single, one job, & no dependents.March 6, 2016 at 11:50 pm #4145581
I filed mine on January 12th and both state and federal were accepted the following afternoon. I got the federal return back by January 29th but I am STILL waiting on my state return. The odd thing is the “Where’s my refund” website for Oregon says they have yet to get a return with my info….March 5, 2016 at 6:13 pm #4145514
I filed both my Federal and my state FEB 4th through H & R Block. I got my Federal back in about 7-10 days. I am in the service and have filed the same way for the past 13 years with Oregon, while waits have generally been a week or two longer then Federal I have never been placed in manual review before. This is absolutely unacceptable….. I plan to write them in the next 48 hours and express my disdain for this garbage. I also plan to follow suite as another commented earlier and write my Oregon Senator requesting an investigation into the Oregon Internal Revenue Service.March 5, 2016 at 2:31 pm #4145498
Yesterday, my return status on the DOR website said, “manual review”. This morning, 3/5/16 the status says, “ontime processed”. I filed jointly with my wife through Turbo Tax and opted to receive my refund on the NetSpend Visa. I received the card yesterday and had to add my spouse to the account in order to allow the deposit of the refund from the state. I haven’t received the funds yet, but I’ll update this post when I do.March 5, 2016 at 5:43 am #4145436
I’m currently working over in Afghanistan right now for the United States, and am a combat veteran registered with disability in the United States. I spent more than 340 days in Afghanistan this last year (2015), and due to that I was able to claim a much lower rate of taxation. I’m ENTITLED LEGALLY to a pretty large return this year, because instead of doing the extra paperwork, I over-payed taxes all year to the state of Oregon because I knew I’d get it back. I really don’t ask for much, but this is unacceptable. I my return was submitted/accepted on January 26th this year, and has been under “manual review” since two days after that. I’ve consulted with my two tax agents, as well as two very knowledgable tax attorneys, and have been informed I’ve got the right to a interest balance accrued by them sitting on my refund. The more residents that do this, the more hope we have of ODR getting their act together. There is nothing fishy about my return, I’ve gone as far as to CALL ODR, sit on hold for 45 minutes, and volunteer to resend all of my tax information for the year to possibly add some clarity to any possible questions they may have, and was told “that won’t do anything.” This is absolutely unacceptable. I’m working on closing on a house with my newly-engaged fiance, and we’ve done all the work together while I’ve been overseas in Afghanistan. For THIS to be the problem and ultimate deciding factor if we can get this house…is really upsetting.March 3, 2016 at 12:42 pm #4145274
I filed on Feb 9th 2016, got my Federal return on the 25th, but my Oregon return is under manual review. I filed thru an agent and he says it may take up to 10 weeks under manual review.
now I’m just waiting.March 3, 2016 at 10:42 am #4145231
Filed 2/29 could see it as Manual Review on 3/1 and 3/2, but today it just says processing and to give it 3/4 weeks. Maybe I’ll get the refund in a week or so like others that are not in review – anything is better than 10 weeks.March 3, 2016 at 3:22 am #4145184
I filed head of household, no day care expenses. I am also under manual review.March 2, 2016 at 7:41 pm #4145164
Live in WA but work in OR, filed my federal & state returns via Jackson Hewlett on 2/3. Fed return arrived super fast (took about a week) but still waiting on the state return. Checked the status online and discovered that the state return is “under manual review”. This is a first; no notice from Oregon, no changes, no issues with prior returns and the amount is just over 1K. I’m scratching my head on this one… I don’t understand why or how this happened.March 2, 2016 at 11:02 am #4145091
My return just went into manual review for the third year in a row. The first year, I emailed them and told them I expected them to pay interest on my return and they paid it within a week after that. Last year, they waited until the very last day before they would have to pay interest to send my refund. This year, I emailed them and told them I would be consulting with a tax attorney as it seems they have repeatedly targeted me for no apparent reason. I’ve increased my allowances on my W4 so that I will owe money next year – I’m tired of the State sitting on money they have no legal right to year after year. Total incompetence in government.March 2, 2016 at 8:51 am #4145063
I’m a legal resident of Oregon, but I’ve been in the military for 17 years now. I’m single, no kids, and I get everything back that I pay into Oregon, each year. It’s very cut and dry, and it never changes. This year, I’ve also been flagged for “manual review”, of which I’m not buying (literally). Something is wrong here, and the state department has some explaining to do. The department is acting like they’re completely broke and have no revenue to issue. I’ve seen other states do this when they mismanage their residents’ money and are then forced to sit on their refunds for as long as possible, in hopes of accruing additional interest. If I’m not mistaken, that’s why I PAY taxes, in the first place. If they can’t get it right the first time, then I will stop doing them this favor in the future; I am not required to pay, in the first place. If they’re not going to give my money back, then they will stop receiving it. I’ve given them two weeks to come clean, and then I’m sending a letter to Sen. Ron Wyden, asking for an internal investigation into the department. Like I said, this is the first time this has happened to me in 17 years. Something definitely smells here, and it reeks of tax fraud.March 1, 2016 at 3:38 pm #4144975
This is the first year I’ve been put under manual review & it sucks! I’m suppose to get a little over 1k back but who knows when they’ll get to reviewing it. I filed & was accepted on 1/21, it went into manual review shortly after… So a little over a month now & no notices in the mail to date.March 1, 2016 at 2:48 pm #4144965
I’m not disagreeing with you, gitsy, but my son earned less than 2k and is a first time filer (no kicker). His refund is 74$ and he was put in review 2 days after he filed.March 1, 2016 at 1:50 pm #4144954
I just got off the phone with ODR. The gal I spoke to said they’re having an issue with the checks and balances this year due to the kicker refund. Said usually it’s less than 10% of population that gets reviewed but due to the kicker (and IMO, their 2.1m mistake a few years back), something like 70% of filers are getting reviewed. It’s just to make sure the kicker amount is correct.March 1, 2016 at 4:36 am #4144835
gee i won the oregon bs lotto for manual review, and apparently it requires 70 days to double check h&r blocks work. i literally had two w2s for paper work, i file single, no dependents, no write offs… it’s scary that a return that straight forward can confuse the unreachable oregon “tax masters,” my refund of $156 shouldn’t be out of the states ability to cover. especially given that they had “extra money” floating around to use towards kicker checks. if they are going to hold our refunds 2 months longer than they should i want the real reasons why, and i want to know exactly what the review process entails.February 29, 2016 at 11:06 pm #4144823
I used H & R to file my state taxes and now I’ve been placed in manual review . I find it very interesting how so many people have their Texas placed in manual review makes one wonder what’s going on ???February 29, 2016 at 8:11 pm #4144768
I e-filed through my sister as I do every year. Washington resident, working in Oregon. Return was filed almost a month ago now and the status was changed to manual processing followed by a change back to regular then today went back into manual. definitely strange that all of us are having problems.February 29, 2016 at 6:26 pm #4144746
Filed with Jackson hewitt Jan 26. Relieved federal. Oregon says today under manual review. Are they so incompetent that they need to do this, or are they broke and waiting for funds? Sounds like they were greedy and ran out of money. Super angry right now!February 29, 2016 at 5:01 pm #4144743
Ok the state owes me $320 it was a really simple return. I am single only have 1 job. Filed on 2/7, got my federal refund a week later. I check the states refund website and I got “manual review” may take 10 weeks. This is the first time a manual review has happened and there is nothing wrong with the return, used TurboTax to file.
When you try calling them you can’t get a real person cause their telephone system just disconnects you after saying they have a high volume of calls and to try again later, but this happens every time.February 29, 2016 at 3:01 pm #4144726
Yet another return in manual review. Filed Jan 30 and it was “processing” for a few weeks. Checked it today (Feb 29) and, violà-it’s in manual review. Refund is for under $300 and filed through TurboTax… So frustrating dealing with this.February 28, 2016 at 8:14 pm #4144593
Mine was instantly put into manual review (10 weeks), soon as the state received it. I filed through TurboTax, 2/26. TT customer care says there’s no reason for Oregon to have any delays – and apparently you can’t get anyone on the phone at the state on the weekends.
This is happening to so many people, does anyone have any good news? Anyone receive the “manual review” and get their Oregon refund already?February 27, 2016 at 7:37 pm #4144448
All my relatives are under manual review ….whats going on..February 27, 2016 at 3:06 pm #4144422
I filed my federal and state on 1/29, both were accepted the same day. I got my federal back on 2/10, reviewing my state it says it under manual review and to allow 10 weeks. Its already been 5. I have a little one the needs medical treatment that i scheduled anticapting my state would be recieved. I hope it doesnt take to much longer.February 26, 2016 at 2:33 am #4144010
I too am under manual review. .. this article best explains what is going on…several things including enhanced fraud protection..
After reading this and talking to a co worker about it today, apparently last year there was a big flux of fraudsters using electronic filing with social security number generators creating a huge amount of loss and fraud against the state.
My status now tells me it could be up to 10 weeks from filling to receive my refund. …because of the manual review.
I also used TT and requested DD of funds.
Hope this helps.February 25, 2016 at 11:23 pm #4143999
Ours goes into manual review every year. First time, we were owed $626 back, and the next year $104. Another year, about $4k, and this year, about $3k. Once you’ve tossed into manual, expect it to happen every year. It sucks. We consider getting our state refund to be a pleasant surprise at this point. The state is too broke to pay what’s owed, and won’t look to other ways to get revenue.February 25, 2016 at 10:57 pm #4143995
I got manual review today too 2-25, I hope it is not going to be drama. maybe it goes through that step before payment? anyone know?February 25, 2016 at 6:13 pm #4143934
I received my federal return weeks ago, I am a single mom with one dependent, for some reason I owed state taxes, I have NEVER owed state before. My boyfriend is a single we make within a 300 difference of each other annually and he received back double what I did and his state returns are under manual review. Both our were filed and accepted same day Feb 1. I’m beyond confused and frustratedFebruary 25, 2016 at 5:58 pm #4143928
I find it interesting that my son apparently owed money to a state agency and we both filed on the same day.. He already received notice his money was confiscated for the debt but my refund is in “manual” mode!! Seems they take their time refunding….February 25, 2016 at 5:00 pm #4143915
Hi, mine too went into Manual review this morning.. and said to allow up to 10 weeks. Please let me know if any of your find out what is going on! Both my fed and state got accepted on 1/30. And i already got my fed..February 25, 2016 at 3:04 pm #4143899
We filed our return with H&R block on February 2nd. Both state and federal were accepted on the 2nd. My federal refund processed in 10 days. We recieved our Federal return on the 12th. I have checked my state refund status every day, and todat it says It is under manual review just like most of your returns. We have never had any problems recieving our refund in the past and we had health insurance all year. I have tried calling and the automated system hangs up on me. Doesn’t even put me on hold. I emailed the Department of Revenue requesting information in the form of a human voice instead of waiting forever for them to send me some letter or not, who knows… loads of bullshit if you ask me.February 25, 2016 at 12:37 pm #4143856
I filed on Jan 26th, and it’s still under manual review. It’s really ticking me off, they are eager to take it but not give whats rightfully mine back. I filed with Turbo Tax too, I wonder how long before I get my refund. And I put for direct deposit, so it’s faster. NOT…
:(February 25, 2016 at 12:27 pm #4143854
Filed 2/16…no changes from the last 10 years and checked this morning and return status changed to manual review this am. Last night it was still processing with 3-4 week message. My son, who filed 2/22 and is a teenager with a simple return and a 74 dollar refund was also put in manual review this morning. I received my fed refund on the 24th. Both filed thru TT.
I think they must have some major computer problems as it seems a lot of people went into review this am.February 25, 2016 at 12:23 pm #4143853
Has anyone found a way to connect with a supervisor or any one else that might be able to help or at least be honest about what is really going on and when we will really see our refunds?February 25, 2016 at 12:21 pm #4143852
ugggggh. So I called yesterday (see other post) waited and waited only to be told nothing was wrong, no review, no answers as to why it was taking so long. I have received no letters or calls or anything. I have a straight forward simple situation. TODAY. MANUAL REVIEW. Says to wait 10 weeks from acceptance (1/20) It must be some bullshit to buy time. So corrupt.February 25, 2016 at 11:54 am #4143847
Filed 2/16…no changes from last year and checked this morning and return status changed to manual review this am. Last night it was still processing with 3-4 week message. My son, who filed 2/22 and is a teenager with a simple return and a 74 dollar refund was also put in manual review this morning. I received my fed refund on the 24th. Both filed thru TT.February 25, 2016 at 7:29 am #4143789
I am also in the same boat. I have called ODR and spoke to a wonderful person. She informed that ODR has a new computer system this year and there is at least 50 reasons for the computer to send a return to manual review. In my opinion, it has nothing to do with who you filed through. I did not use TT or ODR website. Most of the time when returns go into manual review, it’s because the computer system either just updated or was in the middle of an update when our lucky returns got caught in the system. This is the third year my return has met this demise. It’s very frustrating.February 25, 2016 at 6:22 am #4143783
Filed with HR Block….Accepted 1/21/2016 federal and state…..Received Federal 2/10/2016 and still waiting on Oregon state….I have been at 2 bars for 4 weeks…Called and they said everything was fine on 2/23/2016….2 days later MANUAL REVIEW!! No offsets, no new changes from previous years, only $900…Why am I being punished??????????February 24, 2016 at 4:39 pm #4143687
We too are under “manual review” . It’s not like we are getting a big sum of money. $272, to be exact. Seems like a delay tactic to me. We have a very basic tax return. We did use Turbo Tax though. Guess I will have some extra Christmas money this year! ????February 24, 2016 at 2:55 pm #4143675
Filed through TurboTax online Jan 31st. Received my Federal before the expected date. Oregon has put me in manual review. I’ve got nothing in the mail saying they need more info and I can’t get a hold of anyone just an automated service. Nothing different from last year filing wise. Super frustrated.February 24, 2016 at 1:15 pm #4143659
I just spent an hour on hold with ODR, when I finally got through the nice man told me that he doesn’t know why I haven’t received my refund. I filed/was accepted on 1/20, with a basic, simple tax refund/situation. I received my federal refund weeks ago. I am not under review. He said I am still processing, but also said refunds are issued typically in 15 working days for situations like mine, but you can expect up to 4 months extra if you have a review. He had no other information, no answers. It has been 25 working days. It was a waste of time.February 24, 2016 at 12:59 pm #4143656
My Taxes were transmitted on Feb 2nd 2016 and I got the Federal refund already(it’s Feb 24th as I type). My Oregon refund is “being manually reviewed”. Been filling with TaxCut/H&R Block tax software for more than 10 years and this is the 1st time this has happened.February 23, 2016 at 5:05 pm #4143447
Mine was accepted on Feb 1st, still under manual review, no letter. Called and got no information whatsoever, was told to just wait…