Group for users who filed Injured Spouse Form 8379
The injured spouse on a jointly filed tax return files this form to get back their share of the joint refund when the joint overpayment is applied to a past-due obligation of the other spouse.
2014 Injured Spouse
- February 9, 2014 at 10:03 pm #21965
Comments from the the 2014 Refund Hunt by taxpayers who filed with Injured Spouse Form, Form 8379
- March 18, 2014 at 12:48 pm #21446
Chaddox, That is what I’m taking from it. I’m still going to check it everyday just in case though :-)March 18, 2014 at 12:44 pm #21445
Kristin, so would that mean if they didn’t update this past Friday that we shouldn’t expect anything to happen this week? That kinda bums me out lolMarch 18, 2014 at 12:41 pm #21444
@chaddox, whatthebleep said the transcripts are updated on Fridays.March 18, 2014 at 12:36 pm #21443
@hatewaiting I efiled with my return. I have done that the last 3 years and it’s always been between 6-10 weeks. Also unless you have a debt with the state(unpaid fire department, ambulance, etc.. type of bill) you will get your state refund back. We always get it back, but then again ours is due to a federal student loan. I’m not sure to be honest about if it’s due to child support how that affects state.March 18, 2014 at 12:28 pm #21442
has anyone tried to get the state income part back not just federal?March 18, 2014 at 11:56 am #21441
So glad this is the last year we have to file this way!March 18, 2014 at 11:56 am #21440
Anyone know how often the transcripts update or when they do? I know it’s only been 8 weeks but feels like it’s been forever!March 18, 2014 at 11:48 am #21439
So im one of the 3/3er’s that had their “as of date” on transcript change from 3/3 to 3/24 then to 3/31. I called this morning and was told my injured spouse claim has been completed, but she did not have a refund date, or amount yet. I was advised to check back in a week. Anyone else experience this?March 18, 2014 at 11:45 am #21438March 18, 2014 at 11:14 am #21437
@entertainment it sounds like the irs lady just gave you a DD of 11 weeks after they received your information. Sounds like she didn’t know what she was talking about(and many don’t and have just basic information with injured spouse unless they are actually in the injured spouse department) and wanted you off the phone. Last year I heard of some people who would actually get through to the injured spouse department but I’m not sure how or if that is happening this year. Good luck! I have gotten mine as soon as 6 weeks and late as 10 weeks in the past so I’m hopeful it’s sooner rather than later!March 18, 2014 at 10:38 am #21436
@entertainment from what i have seen that i have looked up in the past everyone gets theirs on or around the dates that it post online although it does sometimes take a couple extra dates depending on what dank your usingMarch 18, 2014 at 10:33 am #21435
@amfg87 So I am in AZ and that says that I live in a community property BUT it says that if the income is by one person than that is my personal return is the incorrect?March 18, 2014 at 9:34 am #21434
@entertainment i will keep trying until it lets me in, i wonder if it is case sensitiveMarch 18, 2014 at 7:43 am #21433
while I called irs and got the 11 week speech. I asked why I could not access my transcript and she was like did you enter something wrong. are you for really its my info how could I enter it wrong. then said I don’t deal with online stuff. told me im looking at4/29 for dd but said they have had it since 2/20 filled 2/10. asked why did my transcript have 3/31 or latest dat 4/15? do they even now what they are talking about. im more confused now then before.. HELPMarch 18, 2014 at 7:13 am #21432
I am having the same problem with my transcript also. was able to look at it once and now it tells me that it cant verify account. does this mean maybe they are working on it?? I really need to now cause I have cycle date 20140805. im trying to figure this whole thing out HELP PLEASEMarch 17, 2014 at 10:34 pm #21424
Same here my code 570 was as of 2/24. I was able to check my account transcript once and every other time it says unable to verify account info which makes no sense since I’m entering the same info every time. Anyone else having this issue.March 17, 2014 at 8:51 pm #21423
@hatewaiting, look up which ones are the community property states, if you live in one of those then you will only get half of the return, if you don’t then you’ll get your whole refund.March 17, 2014 at 5:58 pm #21421
Chaddox Thank you I will keep you updated:) i will be the happiest girl alive if i get mine before april 23rd lol if i pay my furniture off by than i have no interest woohoo :)March 17, 2014 at 5:52 pm #21420
Hate waiting, they probably will give you your whole return. And last year I did mine the way you did and I got it the middle of April.March 17, 2014 at 4:20 pm #21417
also does anyone know if they take anything if all the taxes filed for is your earned income? IE i am the only one that works full time so its all my refund but since we are married and my stuff was taken will i get my whole refund back when i do finally get it?March 17, 2014 at 3:50 pm #21416
Okay bummer i am so ready for my money :(March 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm #21415
mine last year happened very similar to yours and I got mine on the 8th of April. And they mailed it as a check. but I filed it after the fact at the begining of Feb.March 17, 2014 at 3:42 pm #21414
our dates fall on pretty much the same days so keep me posted if you hear anything i tried to log into the IRS to see what my cycle is and it tells me that i am unable to be verifiedMarch 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm #21413
I am a new person at this and i am not sure how it works is there a way to track my refund if i sent in the IS form after they took my refund?
So i filed my taxes and they took theme for my husbands back child support and know I have filed the IS sent it by express mail and i spoke to the IRS they said they received it on Feb 18th and it is being processed. With this being said i was told it should only be UP TO 8 weeks because i sent the form in AFTER the refund was taken so is this true that i should have it by next month? and second question does it get deposited to my account (the original way i had it set up) or will it come by check?March 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm #21412
Hello so i am new to this i filed without filing IS my refund was taken for my husband who owes back child support even though i am the only one working. so i sent in my form on Feb 12 they received it on Feb 17th i was told because i sent it in after my refund was taken it would only take UP TO 8 weeks. Does anyone know anything about this?March 17, 2014 at 12:09 pm #21406
No, that’s only when it’s filed separatelyMarch 17, 2014 at 11:55 am #21405
Thank you. They said they had received it and it was still being processed. :-( Have some big bills due this week and was hoping for a miracle.March 17, 2014 at 11:41 am #21404March 17, 2014 at 11:26 am #21402
800-829-0922 press 1 for English, then one again, when it asks for social hit zero, when it asks again press 9March 17, 2014 at 11:23 am #21401
What # are people calling to talk to the IRS ? I can’t seem to get through to a live person.March 17, 2014 at 10:21 am #21398
and i am also in the 605 cycle… one of the first filers….March 17, 2014 at 10:21 am #21397
i still can’t get my transcripts… my last code was 971 injured spouse form received 2/18/14…. still waiting!!March 17, 2014 at 9:38 am #21396
Looks just like mine. I screen shot it so it’s the same as it was last week lolMarch 17, 2014 at 9:32 am #21395
CODE EXPLANATION OF TRANSACTION CYCLE DATE
150 Tax return filed 20140605 02-24-2014
806 W-2 or 1099 withholding 04-15-2014 –
766 Credit to your account 04-15-2014 –
768 Earned income credit 04-15-2014 –
570 Additional account action pending 02-24-2014
That is what our transcript is looking like today (omitted the amount column) No change from when I checked it last week…from what I remember lolMarch 17, 2014 at 9:25 am #21394
I had read that if you filed before the 1-31 date that you got recycled to a later date. But I am not sure.March 17, 2014 at 9:10 am #21393
Cmbreede what’s the early filers club? Is that bad? Also, no I do not have that code but I’m pretty sure they only do that when it’s done separately. Because I also had it last year but not this year and I know that it’s i. The injured spouse department because I called.March 17, 2014 at 8:31 am #21392
@chaddox do you have 971 code injured spouse recieved? I did last year but not this year but last year I mailed it. Just wondering if anyone who efiled it got the 971 code?March 17, 2014 at 8:24 am #21391March 17, 2014 at 8:17 am #21390
my cycle was also 605 and nothing yet but I think I am in that early filers club. we shall see I hope to get some news this week. No change in my transcript for at least 2 weeks. so maybe soon.March 16, 2014 at 8:07 pm #21383
I was cycle 605 and I haven’t gotten anything as of yet. I did call the other day and all they could tell me was that it was in the injured spouse department. Figure I will call back in another two weeks.March 16, 2014 at 7:59 pm #21382
If your transcript ends with 570 and there’s no 971 code, that means they haven’t even begun working on your IS yet?? Ugh. gonna be another long wait for me, I guess…March 16, 2014 at 7:38 pm #21380
I also filed with turbo tax. Wondering since they made us all wait til 2/6 if it caused some sort of backlog with the IRS?
The “bars” went away on my WMR 2/25, but that’s it. No updates on the transcripts at all.
I think WMR only updates once a day, not sure the time though.
I’m wondering if the WMR only updates for those who have part of their refund applied to the debt (like the offset hotline)? My spouse is the one w the debt and doesn’t work, so I usually get all of the refund and no updates.
In 5 years of filing IS, I haven’t gotten a refund before May, so I usually wait til mid April to start calling. However, a LOT of people have already gotten their refunds this year. I think they were all cycle 605 (I’m 805).March 16, 2014 at 7:32 pm #21379
That facebook group you mentioned has a lot of good information but oh my gosh you better walk on egg shells. I’m not an aggressive person at all and I was kicked and blocked with no explanation or reason given. Can’t get a reply from any of the 16+ admins for the group. If you join that group, I highly recommend you don’t post AT ALL or you’re probably going to get banned eventually. I saw lots of people go before me.March 16, 2014 at 4:04 pm #21378
hey, im what the bleep :) -filed and accepted on 2/7-(turbo tax didn’t have form ready by 1/31, so we waited)
a week later processing message came up on WMR-hasn’t changed since-
-account transcripts- cycle date 20140705, 570 date is 3-3, and my as of date went from 3/17 then a week later to 3/24, and another week later to 3/31 -hasn’t moved since. I haven’t made any calls to IRShovenstuff and don’t plan to, not that anyone else shouldn’t, it just hasn’t proven to be of any help in the past, going to wait it out and check for updates from you all. never seen an update on WMR, even after receiving my refund in the past, but others have so im not gonna lose hope. @[email protected] the transcript guy says that transcripts update on Fridays-super amazing guy that is taking time out of his life to ease the minds of people anxiously awaiting financial relief-just saying. I will update if changes occur-Good luck everyone.March 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm #21377
Just wanted to add in here. This is 2nd year filing IS last year mailed form after e file and offset. Took till May last year to get check. E filed everything this year, am hopeful cause some apparently have got refund back already, But I filed 1/31 so I guess I could also be stuck in the early filers debauchile. WMR always just shows processing, havn’t called IRS to ask anything yet, but thinking about it. Last year I hounded them weekly till May, didn’t really do much good. Haven’t tried viewing transcripts either, just wathing and hopefully waiting as some have siad they got DD already.March 15, 2014 at 10:46 pm #21373
Also has everyone with a refund received a change on WMR? In my 4 years of filing it has never changed for me even after I receive my refund.March 15, 2014 at 10:44 pm #21372
Does anyone know what the $ amounts mean next to the codes on the transcripts? And for those with refunds/refund dates: just curious if your “as of ” dates at the top of your transcript was the same/close to your deposit date?March 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm #21371
We mailed in the injured spouse form a few days after e-Filing..
We filed on Feb.1 they got the form Feb.10. They Processed the form March 4. Let me add we stayed on them by calling at least once a week. I don’t know if that mattered but we got a ddd the next day after we called again on Friday!March 15, 2014 at 9:44 pm #21370
Injuredspouseva did you efile it all or send the paper in separately? I’m getting bummed cause I was an early filer, filed on 1/27 and was accepted the next day. Bit nothing has changed here. Still says still being processed refund date will be given when availableMarch 15, 2014 at 7:57 pm #21369
cycle date of 20140805 but then I have three different areas that say credit to your account code 766 $…0 code 768 $…0 with the date of 4/15/2014. so when day im I to be looking at for my dd is it the 4/15 or my cycle date02140805 and if its my cycle day what day is that??? helpMarch 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm #21367
Yes it said received, then it said additional action, then additional tax assed, then refund issued.March 15, 2014 at 3:12 pm #21366
Good news! Filed and accepted on Feb.1, bars dissapeared. Approved and refund sent today with a ddd of March 19. There’s hope for the hopeless! Oh and
the full amount was approved. Injured spouse form was received on Feb. 10. Prayer works!March 15, 2014 at 1:43 pm #21365
Thanks I’ll keep watching, I’ll post if anythings changedMarch 15, 2014 at 7:42 am #21362
Well my as of date changed last Monday to 3/31 and everything looks the same. Did u have a code for injured spouse received?March 15, 2014 at 2:38 am #21360
@cmbreede Yes, my as of date updated to 3/24 when I got my refund code. Before that, it was stuck at 2/24.
@JDobb – Yeah, since your IS form was received on February 22nd, there isn’t much you can do at this point but just wait for a notation on your transcript that the 8379 has been worked and the refund approved. Good luck!March 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm #21355
@Patrick- I have codes following the 846 on my transcripts, it says 898 $0.00 and then 971 IS recieved 2-22-14March 14, 2014 at 2:01 pm #21353
Chaddox—-Yes he efiled, both together.March 14, 2014 at 12:53 pm #21351
Has anyone’s as of date changed at the top? Mine is 3-31-14 where it was 2-24-14 just wondering trying to figure all this out.March 14, 2014 at 12:38 pm #21350
Same thing for us last year. We ended up getting the full return. We sent the for in the end of February and got it middle of AprilMarch 14, 2014 at 12:29 pm #21349
I haven’t received anything yet… my transcripts were the same yesterday and i got locked out today… as of yesterday my codes go…. 846 2/24/14…. 898 2/24/14…. 971 injured spouse form received 2/18/14…. i mailed my form on 2/14/14… i couldn’t believe they received it in 4 days…. so as i understand it…. they released my money to the debt so i have to wait for them to reverse it and then refund it again… also i take my 971 code as your 570 code…. same date for me…. so i have many questions… nothing in the mail today…. WMR shows where they paid the debt but nothing else…. its so stressful…. its my debt… i don’t work outside the house so it is all my husbands income… so i think they will refund our whole amount…. i am hopingMarch 14, 2014 at 12:28 pm #21348
Sorry not Kristin, that was for injuredashleyMarch 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm #21347
Kristin looking at tax codes it says that 971 means a letter is being issued showing they they kept some or all toward a debtMarch 14, 2014 at 12:10 pm #21346
Injuredashley do you know if he efiled?March 14, 2014 at 12:03 pm #21345
Does anyone know when and/or how often the transcripts update? ie Is it worth checking several times a day or is it like the WMR site that only updates at midnight?March 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm #21344
Hey everyone!!! My Story—E-filed both together on January 25th, accepted next day. 2-3 weeks in WMR status changed to good ol “a deposit date will be provided when available”. So here I sit and I wait, obsessively, checking WMR for an update and my account transcripts for an 846 code(deposit code) to show up beneath my 570 code which by the way has the 2-24-14 date next to it… I do know from reading other threads that there was a guy with 2-18-14 next to his 570 code that got his refund Tuesday…from reading other threads a averagely accurate statement that has been made is that roughly 3 weeks after your 570 code date is when u should get a DDD and also ur status on WMR roughly switches 2-3 days prior to that.
Now that ive given my guess-taments, I have a question……I have read that a lot of people see a 971 code following their 570 code on their transcripts, and this codes shows that money has been applied to your debt…. Is this true for everyone??? I hope not, because if so, I guess I have a longer wait than initially presumed.March 14, 2014 at 11:27 am #21340
Well cmbreede maybe we will be in the next batch! Fingers crossed! TreeStone have you received yours?March 14, 2014 at 11:26 am #21339
My 570 was on 2/24. So if that’s the case I’ll be thrilled. But not going to hold my breath. Things rarely go that well for me lolMarch 14, 2014 at 11:14 am #21338
if the 3 week thing is right…. maybe some good news for ya…. crossing my fingers…. i have noticed that there is not near as many injured spouse people on here this year…. alot of the identity theft people…. so maybe that’s a good thing for us…..March 14, 2014 at 11:01 am #21337
the date on my 570 code was 2/24/14 so I am hopeful to hear something soon.March 14, 2014 at 10:58 am #21336
@patrick did your as of date at the top change? mine has changed to 3-31-14 but that is all that is different.March 14, 2014 at 10:58 am #21335
@chaddox what i have seen on here you should get your refund 3 weeks after that 570 code….March 14, 2014 at 10:44 am #21334
The worst part, but the only thing we all can do lol. I will be glad when I start seeing people get theirs!March 14, 2014 at 10:42 am #21333
now we just wait what fun……March 14, 2014 at 10:25 am #21332
Awesome thank you so much!March 14, 2014 at 10:19 am #21331
No it is just the hold just keep checking you want to see code 846 that is the refund issue code.March 14, 2014 at 10:02 am #21330
Oh I see it now. And I see that dreaded 570 everyone is talking about. Is that bad?March 14, 2014 at 10:00 am #21329
Yeah I’m looking at account transcripts it says processing date as 2/24 but there are no codes anywhere I’m hoping you’re right about e filing.March 14, 2014 at 9:03 am #21327
@chaddox i wouldn’t worry so much… from what i have seen on here… those who efiled their form are getting them back rather quickly…. it has me worried that i made the wrong choice this year….March 14, 2014 at 9:00 am #21326
Chaddox it probably means they are still processing your information. did you look at account transcript that is where the codes show up.March 14, 2014 at 8:59 am #21325
InjuredspouseVA did your transcript or does it say injured spouse recieved mine last year did but this year did not so I am wondering if I need to call.March 14, 2014 at 8:30 am #21324
I was looking at return transcripts, I found it. But I don’t see any codes. What does that mean, anyone know?March 14, 2014 at 8:21 am #21323
Thanks so much I am still waiting nothing as of yet hoping fro some news soon.March 14, 2014 at 8:19 am #21322
Ugh I efiled it all! Wish I had known this. Looking at my transcripts I do not see any codes thoughMarch 14, 2014 at 7:25 am #21321
@ Chaddox go to the irs site and search transcripts… you can see your account transcripts online…March 14, 2014 at 7:22 am #21320
I efiled my taxes but mailed in the IS form… we were accepted Feb.2…. according to the transcript they got my form Feb. 18th…. now im waiting… im glad for the new thread… it makes it alot easier to talk to people with the same issues…. gives me hope it wont take over 16 weeks this year…. Last year i efiled my form with my taxes and it was a nightmare… it was the end of May when i got my money…. so i decided to mail it this year…. Hoping I made the right choice!March 14, 2014 at 5:21 am #21318
@cmbreede – Yes, while the 570 remained (and is still there), an 846 code was added below it, meaning the refund had been approved.March 14, 2014 at 12:33 am #21317
Ok so we are in the exact same boat. We were accepted on Feb. 1 2014.. I spoke with an agent who said our 8379 form was processed on March 4th. And that it should be two to three weeks and our refund would be in. They says it’s 45 days from when they revive the form which for us was Feb. 10. Now if you efile the form and don’t mail it in separately they say it could take 11weeks. This is crazy!!!March 13, 2014 at 7:42 pm #21312
I just got off the phone with the irs and they said that my case was assigned to some one and gave me the 11 week blah, with someone assigned to it does this mean it will happen sooner then later.March 13, 2014 at 3:21 pm #21309
Has anyone had any problems getting their IS refund this year 2014? I am needing all the help I can get this is my first year filing IS…March 13, 2014 at 2:37 pm #21308
Where is it that you find these codes at?March 13, 2014 at 1:45 pm #21306
@cmbreede, yeah…waiting seems to be the one thing that gets anything done >.<
I’m so glad next year will be the last year we do this. I can see the light.March 13, 2014 at 1:35 pm #21305
@patrick did you see changes on your transcript first? My transcript still looks the same and no update on WMR and the 570 code date has never change it was 2-24 and no movement. So I will just keep waiting.March 13, 2014 at 1:25 pm #21304
I filed on 1-30-14 and everything was the same until about the second or third week in Feb my bars disappeared and it says processing a date will be provided when available. On my transcript I still have the 570 code with the date 2-24 my as of date at the top changed Monday 3-10 to as of 3-31-14. Not sure exactly what that as of date means? I saw somewhere that a couple of people who filed an IS had direct deposit dates. So I will just conitue to wait I guess what else can you do.March 13, 2014 at 12:52 pm #21303
Newbie here…I know there was a thread started last year and has gotten some replies this year but wanted to see if it was OK to start a new one for 2014?
This is our 4th year filling IS…let’s see what the experience will be like this time around! lol
We filed and were accepted on 2/1/2014…it showed the “21 day” message for about 3 weeks and it has been showing the “a refund date will be provided when available” message ever since.
How is everyone else doing?March 13, 2014 at 11:56 am #21302
@Patrick- not sure I have to log back in for the transcript page to find out, it locked me out today so I have to try again tomorrow.March 13, 2014 at 9:12 am #21299
Whenever I Check to download my transcripts online its hit or miss when it works. Some days it will say unable to verify information when everything is entered identical every time. Does this mean anything. Last I checked ( Sunday 3/9/14) I had a code of 570 with a date 2/24 and still no update on WMR. Any ideas why?March 13, 2014 at 8:55 am #21298
… still waiting… going to see if i can download my transcripts this afternoon… haven’t been able to for days…. hope you all are hanging in there!March 13, 2014 at 4:56 am #21296
@JDobb 846 is the code for refund, what you want to see. However, that’s only helpful if it’s placed on your transcript *after* your 8379 is received and processed; otherwise, it’s just telling you that your refund was initially approved (and then taken). Is there any code *after* the 846 on your transcript?March 13, 2014 at 3:30 am #21295
Also I have a tracking number on hereMarch 13, 2014 at 3:30 am #21294
@Patrick- I checked online for transcripts created my account and looked up the transcripts for federal tax return. I see one that has some codes on it and I’m seeing dates. I’m not sure what these dates are exactly. I sent in my return 21 of Feb, I’m seeing a date of 03 March and 15 April also code 846 but I’m not sure what that is. So many codes I which I knew how to understand this stuffMarch 13, 2014 at 3:00 am #21293
@Patrick- Your Awesome! Thanks so much I’ll check it out and keep on waiting :)March 13, 2014 at 2:54 am #21292
@JDobb – If you’re very lucky, you may get an IRS rep on the phone who will look to see if your 8379 has been filed in the system, rather than just rattling off the “11 to 14 weeks for processing” line and hanging up on you. Otherwise, when you are able to order your account transcripts (You can click that under the Tools heading on the irs.gov main page, as “Get transcript of your tax records”) you should see the date that the form was received into the system on your transcript.March 13, 2014 at 2:43 am #21291March 13, 2014 at 2:43 am #21290
Hi! Ok so this is the first year me and my husband have had our return taken because of my student loans. I am a stay at home mom have been for 2 years now and a military spouse, budget is always tight here. The Day I found out our refund had been applied to Education Department blah blah blah, I went down to an H&R Block, paid $20 to have our injured spouse form done and mailed it before I got home so it could go out that Friday morning. This was Feb 20-21. I’ve been waiting patiently, the only thing I have received in the mail so far is the letter telling me your return blah has been deposited to blah for blah blah blah. Now! I’ve gone on to the IRS website everyday since and I have been checking for an update on Wheres My Refund. Nothing. The same thing they have had since I found out it was being taken. I tried calling my local IRS office were we sent it, can’t get through to anyone. I already know it takes about 8 weeks, my question is when will I see that they have received it. Because I’ve heard of things getting lost or them not starting on it until late so on and so on. But to make sure I’m not getting put behind in the system I’ve been cyber stalking the IRS to make sure they are handling business with the return. I feel bad enough as it is with me being the reason my husbands hard earned money is being taken because of my student loans. I just need to know how do I go about checking on the status of my form. I wasn’t kidding about stalking them everyday :)March 12, 2014 at 3:20 pm #21288
I efiled my IS this year and have not seen any updates as of yet. the date on my 570 code was 2-24-14. and so far all that has changed is the as of date at the top which is now 3-31-14. I am hoping to hear something soon. Patrick I was wondering did you recieve your refund? I filed on the 1-30-14 and was accepted that day. Any updates would be great.March 12, 2014 at 2:59 pm #21286
I efiled my IS this year and have not seen any updates as of yet. the date on my 570 code was 2-24-14. and so far all that has changed is the as of date at the top which is now 3-31-14. I am hoping to hear something soon. Patrick I was wondering did you recieve your refund? I filed on the 1-30-14 and was accepted that day. Any updates would be great.March 12, 2014 at 12:11 pm #21283
I pulled my transcripts online on 3/1/214 and unless you work for the IRS I don’t know how you can tell what they mean. I printed the last four years, plus this year and compared. I only had this 570 code on one year of transcripts. I do know that any April 15 date refers to the date you have to file your return by. That date is the same every year the only thing that changes is the year. This is the deadline for all to file their taxes with the IRS. Every year of transcripts looks different for me. The credit transferred out and then back in always shows the same date, even though I know they didn’t happen on the same day. I do know that once they credit the transfer back in, the refund should be coming soon. I called the IRS today because I thought I made a mistake on my IS form and was transferred to injured spouse dept. My case had been assigned, but was not worked yet. I go online to check my transcripts at least twice a week, no change yet.March 12, 2014 at 10:59 am #21281
Thank you! I have a 570 of 3/10/14 . Interesting that Patrick mentioned the DD date is usually 3 weeks after this. That puts me at 3/31/14 and at the top of my transcripts that is the date next to the any incrued interest or penalties portion. I wonder if that means anything? The other date listed is 4/15/14 next to the 806, 766, and 768 codes.March 12, 2014 at 10:39 am #21280
I go to the WMR website and enter transcript in the search box and it take you to the link…. get the account transcript it’s the one with the codes….March 12, 2014 at 10:00 am #21279
I’m sure this is answered somewhere in this forum but where do you download your transcripts?
Thank you for the information! This forum is always so helpful and respectful. A far cry from dealing with the IRS!March 12, 2014 at 9:24 am #21278
@carrie… this is my 3rd year filing…. the first i mailed it and i can’t remember how long but it didn’t seem longer than 6 weeks…. last year i efiled my 8379 and it took over 16 weeks…. so this year i mailed it in…. i am so hoping it goes faster…. it’s already going on the 4th week since they have got my IS form…. i have tried to download my transcript for the last two days and it keeps locking me out… im hoping that means they are working on it!March 12, 2014 at 8:46 am #21277
I always mail in my form and have received my refund in six weeks or less. In 2012, for the tax year 2011 I efiled my return around 1/24/2012 My IS form was received on 1/29/2012 and my refund check was in my mailbox on 3/1/2012. One month and a day, from the day they received it. I have also had to wait longer than the given eight weeks, due to computer issues at the IRS but it usually takes eight weeks or less.March 12, 2014 at 2:00 am #21273
@treestone: The 8379 shows up in their system as soon as they receive it and scan it in, as “received”. It is then put into a queue until worked.
Directly from my own transcripts, my own experience filing the 8379 individually a few years ago resulted in a 971 code on January 26th, stating the the 8379 form was received, and the actual refund was issued (by check) on April 11th. So it took approximately 10 weeks from the time the form was received to receive my refund. That said, the IRS has made improvements the past few years in their processing, so hopefully yours will go faster. The biggest hindrance is that there has to be an actual reversal of funds applied to other debts before your refund can be issued; this does not occur when you file the 8379 electronically at the same time as your taxes.March 12, 2014 at 1:53 am #21272
@rachel – Unfortunately, the “fine print” on that is that it’s 8 weeks from the time your regular taxes are done processing. That said, the IRS “wait times” are and have been WAY off for years now. The average total time, this year and the past few years, for filing it together electronically is right at 6 weeks from acceptance to DDD. I have not heard of anyone receiving their refund back that quickly when mailing in the form separately; my own took roughly 11 weeks when filed that way several years ago. Please do update us when you receive your refund.March 11, 2014 at 6:33 pm #21263
I efiled my taxes online. I decided to file the injured spouse form separately b/c the IRS website states that it take 11-12 weeks if the form is efiled along with your taxes. Well I need my refund sooner so I chose the quickest method and I mailed the form injured spouse a day after I filed my taxes which was 02/10 they received my form on 02/15. The lady took a look at my account and stated that I could possibly receive my refund anywhere from the end of March, but no later than the first to second week in April. This is my very first year ever doing this form. I will try and update as soon as I am issued my refund. However, the remaining balance of what was intercepted was direct deposited into my account it wasn’t much but at least it was something. Now i’m waiting on the bigger, & better portion of my refund! Also, you need to attach a copy of your w2 forms when mailing your injured spouse form separately if yoy chose this method. I chose to file it separate b/c it processes quicker this way!March 11, 2014 at 9:25 am #21257
i am wondering if the 971 code saying they received my injured spouse form is any indication of how much longer? i have and 846 2/24/14 then 898 2/24/14 then 971 injured spouse claim received 2/18/14… i mailed in my form on 2/14… i was impressed it showed up 4 days later… is my 971 where they stopped everything for review???March 11, 2014 at 7:36 am #21255
Patrick mine is just like yours. I got the 570 code on February. 24 and my wmr. Is still saying a date will be given when available. Im so confused. This is the first year i have done this.March 9, 2014 at 11:59 pm #21241
@ashley: If available, your codes will be listed under “transactions” towards the bottom of the first page of your transcript.March 9, 2014 at 10:05 pm #21240
@patrick where would the code be on my transcripts, I don’t see it anywhere.March 8, 2014 at 11:48 pm #21233
Update: My WMR updated to 2 bars and a 3/12 Direct Deposit Date around 4 a.m. this morning.
That time frame falls right in line with the past 3 years; about 6 weeks total.
Let me STRONGLY advise people to file their 8379 electronically along with their return, rather than mailing it in separately. I know that the IRS wording makes it appear that mailing it in separately will get it worked faster; but I also know what I see, year after year, as the fastest method.
Good luck to all of the other 8379’ers!
@treestone: The 570 code is a freeze on processing; in your case, for the 8379 to be worked. It should appear on your transcript, once you can view them. Based on my own experiences, you should have your refund about 3 weeks after your 570 code date…assuming there is nothing else wrong with your return.March 8, 2014 at 8:37 am #21222
i am also wondering about my transcripts… not sure of what the 570 code is and where it is located?March 7, 2014 at 11:39 pm #21218
@Charlotte – Not if your husband had all of the income; we claim 0 and 6 every year. Any way around it, don’t mail in another IS form or amend your return in any way until the first one is resolved, you’ll just start everything over again.
@ashley – Don’t worry about the cycle date if you filed an 8379. The part of your transcript you should be concerned with are the codes shown; the date next to the 570 is the date the IRS should work address the 8379 by, and if you have an 846, your refund has been scheduled.March 7, 2014 at 11:08 pm #21217
I just received my transcripts in the mail and it has a cycle posted#20140605. Does anyone know what this means?March 7, 2014 at 3:09 pm #21209
I think we made a mistake on our IS form — my husband the “injured spouse” claimed 4 exemptions & I (the other spouse) claimed 0 exemptions. It should have been 3 & 1 right?
How do I correct this — we already mailed in the form. Should I mail in another IS with correct exemptions? SO mad we made this mistake.March 7, 2014 at 2:50 pm #21207
In the exemptions row of IS form, can the injured spouse claim all exemptions (husband, wife & 2 children)? Or would the injured spouse only be able to claim 3 exemptions & then other spouse 1?
Thanks!March 7, 2014 at 1:54 pm #21206
My refund was accepted with Tax act on 1/26 with the injured spouse form. When i use the wheres my refund tool it used to give me the status bar, not it just says a refund date will be available as soon as it is processed. Anyone seeing this message also? Does it mean anything? i called but they aren’t able to give me any information.March 6, 2014 at 9:56 pm #21189
Was accepted in late January electronically w/8379 through TaxAct (normally use TurboTax, but they didn’t have the 8379 ready on time). I’m able to order transcripts now, “as of” date is still 2/24, and my 570 code is also dated 2/24. The past 3 years I’ve received my refund approximately 3 weeks after the date of the 570 code; we’ll see if that keeps up this year. WMR just has “still processing” and a call to IRS immediately gave the “11/14 weeks” canned reply.
Will update you when anything changes.March 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm #21185
Hey guys, I’m waiting with you. I feel like a veteran at the IS this is year 3 for me. Filed and accepted on 2/7. Just hit week 4. Sure hope it doesn’t take nearly as long as expected.March 6, 2014 at 10:56 am #21181
This thread isn’t nearly as active as last years. Does anyone know if there is another one out there that more people are commenting on?March 5, 2014 at 6:14 pm #21177
Thank you so much for your reply Carrie! We appreciate your helpMarch 5, 2014 at 5:11 pm #21175
You did the allocation correctly, the injured spouse form is filled out as if you filed seperately. You will need to attach all W2 and 1099 forms to the IS form then send them off.March 5, 2014 at 3:39 pm #21171
If I’m married do I always have to file this way it takes forever and I need to fix my car now.March 5, 2014 at 3:33 pm #21170
Hello! I am sorry if this question is a little off topic to this thread BUT as you all have filed an IS form I figured you all would be the most knowledgable.
Our federal tax returns have been offset, original deposit date was today March 5 before notice of offset, due to my wife’s student loan debt. She is unemployed and did not make any income all of 2013 but we filed a joint return. So the fed gov took all of the refund due to me to pay her debt because we filed a joint return. I have filled out the IS form but want to make sure I have filled out section III (lines 12-18) correctly — it is the section where you list allocation of funds/money. I assume everything is allocated to me & not my wife & therefore I wrote in all zeros in the column of “allocated to spouse”. Did I do this correctly?
I would like to mail this in ASAP & would greatly appreciate any help! Also, do I mail in copies of all w-2’s & 1099’s with the IS form?
Thanks in advance!!March 1, 2014 at 9:53 pm #21077
Hi guys. I’ll be waiting with you. Filed on the 5th or 6th.. Log on today to check the status, WMR unavailable. :-( I don’t know what that means. Or what to do. At first it was 1 orange bar. Then it was just a message to check back still processing. Now the system unavailable. My anxiety is on overload. Sorry for rambling.February 17, 2014 at 8:13 pm #20791
This year I was accepted on 1/31. I did some reseach and last year when I filed the injured spouse form my return was accepted on 1/26 and I received it on 3/21. bummer. hopefully it wont take that long this year.February 14, 2014 at 3:04 pm #20703
It took 16 WEEKS last year, to receive a refund. HEEERE we go again!February 14, 2014 at 9:50 am #20678
If you file Form 8379 separately, please be sure to attach a copy of all Forms W-2 and W-2G for both spouses, and any Forms 1099 showing federal income tax withholding, to Form 8379. The processing of Form 8379 may be delayed if these forms are not attached, if the form is incomplete when filed, or if you attach a copy of your joint tax return.
Where you send it to is based on where you would send your normal taxes to which I believe you can find at http://www.irs.gov/uac/Where-To-File-Addresses-for-Tax-Professionals. It can also be found in the 1040 instructions I think. I did the exact same thing last year and it took an additional 8 weeks to get some of my money back.February 13, 2014 at 8:42 pm #20653
Hi there, I am new to your plight, just discovered my husbands taxes that I in no way contributed income too, got completely offset due to my old student loans. We got married a few months ago, and frankly I am lost on this.
I already efiled, was approved, and money taken, I am about to mail off this injured spouse form but I was wondering what do I have to send with it if I already efiled. Also does anyone know where to send it too, the irs has a few addresses and its just making my brain swim in circles.
Thanks.February 12, 2014 at 10:01 am #20525
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Don’t take it personal, it’s their chosen career to do such.
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Transcripts are a printout of line by line of your filing.
I use them to help me determine whether or not I need a certified copy of that years filing which is $50 each.
ie: did some scum bag file a 1099-c that year without my knowledge & may be fraudulent.February 11, 2014 at 1:16 am #20150
What do transcripts do?February 9, 2014 at 10:03 pm #19874
You wrote that you filed in Oct 2012 for 2010 & 2011.
I filed in Dec. 2013 for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 amounts extracted for spouses back due student loan.
I as head of household, spouse, 1 child & mainly ~80% of total income was mine per year.
Total extractions were ~500, 700, 1,000, 5000 respectively.
Live in non-‘spouse’ state (? whatever) & legally split May 2013.
>>How does one ‘check’ for status, & how do our buddies figure ‘who deserves’ what amount.?