Hot Topics & Updates on Tax Refund Delays

IRS Transcript Codes – Announces New “Get Transcript” Service

IRS Transcript Codes – Announces New “Get Transcript” Service Trying to understand IRS Transcripts codes?  This is must read information… Go here to join the latest conversation about IRS tax return transcripts:  http://igotmyrefund.com/transcripts/ Early in 2014, a new online request option called “Get Transcript” on IRS.gov will allow individual taxpayers with an SSN to instantly […]

Transcripts

On February 27, 2014 IGMR received correspondence from the IRS regarding transcripts. Hi, XXXXXX. I wanted to pass on some language that was added to our filing season page (http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Filing-Season-Update). It addresses transcripts and how they really aren’t a good indicator of when a refund is coming. Will ordering a transcript help you determine when […]

IRS Statement on 1121 Feb. 12, 2014

Hot News IRS Statement on 1121 Feb. 12, 2014 Post by I Got My Refund.     ….From the IRS site below… Early February 1121 Information A very small percentage of taxpayers may see an 1121 reference number if they check “Where’s My Refund?” after they initially were provided a projected refund date by the […]

6 Reasons You May Think Your Tax Refund is Delayed

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Interpreting the IRS Transcript, Hub and Cycle Date Theories is Making Heads Spin There was incorrect information passed around since last week by others, which has caused a lot of unnecessary worry for people. Let’s clear some of that up: Return processing locations are not called “hubs”. If you want to use correct terms, they […]

IRS Tax Refund Reference Codes

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IRS Tax Refund Reference Codes 1001 – Refund paper check mailed more than 4 weeks ago See IRM 21.4.1.3.4, Refund Issued But, Lost, Stolen, Destroyed or Not Received 1101 – No data, taxpayer filed paper return more than 6 weeks ago See IRM 21.4.1.3.1.1, Return Not Found 1102 – No data, taxpayer filed electronic return […]

Tax Refund Offset – Tax Topic 203

Do you have a tax refund offset or Tax Topic 203 appearing when you check the WMR? Topic 203 – Refund Offsets for Unpaid Child Support, Certain Federal and State Debts, and Unemployment Compensation Debts Recently the topic of a tax refund offset came up in our forum.  There seems to be a lot of questions about what the IRS […]

A Little Tax Time Diversion!

The IGMR Anthem DDDs and WMR I want a vacation, I need a new car There are grumblies in tummblies and the bills can’t get paid Because we’re largely awaiting some IRS aid. The lines are all jammed cuz we just can’t quit callin’ And the lack of a second orange bar has us bawlin’ […]

TaxACT Always Free

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They say, Always Free.  If you haven’t filed, some IGMR users say TaxACT is the way to go. Free is always in my budget.  The chatter at igotmyrefund.com suggests that TaxACT has indicated a test batch of returns will be processed for potential acceptance on 1/24.  Will this week mean anything to early filers? Some […]

H&R Block Emerald Advance Line of Credit

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H&R Block Emerald Advance®Line of Credit The Emerald Advance® is a year-round line of credit that provides the ability to repeatedly borrow and repay money, up to a maximum amount determined by the bank. Use it year-round for emergencies, car repairs, bills and other short-term credit needs. Only borrow the specific amount you need. You […]

IRS Announces 2014 Tax Filing Delay and Dates

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IRS delay announcement for next year. IRS could begin ACCEPTING returns on January 28, 2014, but as late as February 4, 2014. The original start date of 2014 tax filing season was Jan. 21 —but now a one- to two-week delay, apparently because of government shut down and push back of timeline to test test […]

idverify.irs.gov Which Result?

This is either a tax question or an HTML question. After an unusually long one-month wait for a refund, I get a letter from the IRS asking I go to a site of theirs: idverify.irs.gov The site asked a few multiple-choice questions to verify my identity, and I believe I answered all correctly. (One, “which […]

8 weeks after 4883C, I WAS still unpostable

As of 05/06/2013… Filed 1/28/13 … 98 days ago… TurboTax Transmitted 1/30/13 … 96 days ago IRS finally Accepted due to 8863 delays on 2/14/13 … 81 days ago Where’s my refund has been stuck in processing since then… After 25 days and still in processing on 3/11/13 I called and was told they mailed […]

Interest on Tax Refunds not recieved

According to the IRS.gov website, this outlines the topic regarding Interest on refunds which is often asked at IGMR. You can connect here with other people and share your comments and experience regarding interest on refunds if you have not received it within 45 days after the date on your return.

Submit a Post to IGMR

Would you like to contribute to IGMR and help aggregate information for our users?  Our site is ad supported and user supported.  We need users to help us write summaries of topics to help other users.  If you submit a post, IGMR will review and reward you if it is selected for our Hot Topic […]

Unpostable

Unpostables?! An unpostable happens when your return is unable to be posted to the master file. It can happen for a multitude of reasons. They usually take about 6-8 weeks to close the open unpostable then at that point you are put back into que as a normal filer which can take up to an […]

IRS Letter 12c

According to the IRS, Letter 12c is a Submission Processing Notice. Pre-printed notice indicating your return has been received The letter has check boxes to indicate information needed to process the return. The letter will explain what documents/forms are to needed. Return has not been processed and the Integrated Data Retrieval System (IDRS) indicates a 12c has been sent […]

IRS Form 8863 Delay Debacle

On Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, the IRS plans to start processing Tax Year 2012 returns that contain Form 8863, Education Credits. That is, according to Katrina, one our of IGMR users spinning in circle to figure out when she will get her tax refund. It’s usually a great thing if you qualify for education tax […]

Tax Topic 152

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Here is what the IRS says about this: http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc152.html The Truth About Topic 152 Today, this scene is taking place all across the country. People are waking up bleary-eyed, rolling over to reach for their iPhone and opening the IRS2Go app. A few seconds to type and re-type the SSN, select the filing status and enter […]

Bart’s Thoughts

Last year we had a user named Kelly that shared her thoughts on the tax season and created a following of her own. This year we have a user BartD who has created a following of his own…which we support! Who is Bart? According to Bart he has a masters in computer engineering and computer […]

IRS LTR 4883C, Potential Identify Theft

  Taxpayers expecting refunds this season are instead receiving various notices from the IRS after filing. The IRS “communicates” with taxpayers to address the ever increasing cases of people that may be affected by identity theft. What the IGMR Grapevine has learned about IRS LTR 4883C, Potential Identify Theft in Original Processing: “We will not […]

Tumbling about Your Tax Refund?

  The IRS has joined us in social space.  We have another avenue to gather information and get answers about tax refund. The IRS Social Media gurus are making an effort to distribute information to taxpayers by adding platforms that work for you. Is Tumblr the first thing you open in the morning? IRS will […]

My IRS2GO App Progress

Tax Preparer: TT Date Filed: 1/10 Date Accepted: 1/25 Time zone: EST Fees paid in advance?: YUP Where’s My Refund (WMR) “should receive by”: 2/1 Able to order transcripts? NEVER TRIED YET Date ordered transcripts: N/A Date(s) changed at all? NOPE, 1ST TIME I CHECKED TODAY! IRS says: Never Called I Got My Refund!! date: Hopefully friday. […]

I GOT MY DDD!!! (from Jemar)

I was a little too excited when I first posted my screen shot this morning.  And then, a little depressed when I “ghosted” after checking again later in the day with no information to be found.  Then it all came back up and I am still waiting on that status bar to fill up!

Will You Need a Taxpayer Advocate (TA)?

Prayer method, I hope, carries us through this tax season; and, I also hope that people will not need to contact tax advocates this year to help navigate a tax fiasco some taxpayers experience.  But all of taxpayer have rights.  If the process of receiving your refund becomes a problem with the IRS and you […]

What days of the week does IRS process deposits?

What we have found so far: There has been mention that this year IRS will process direct deposits daily, excluding SUNDAYS. So depending on your financial institutions posting policies, taxpayers may see deposits on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday. IRS Refund Cycle Update: You can usually estimate when you’ll get your IRS refund […]

When is Where’s My Refund 2013 Available?

Where’s My Refund Tool is scheduled to be available when the floodgates open for taxpayers to e-file on January 30th. Last year, we closely watched when the tool was working and when it wasn’t because it seemed to have a downtime pattern. The IRS has posted information about the WMR tool’s availability this year. Availability […]

WHAT IS AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (ACK)?

The following information was extracted from the IRS Publication 1437 dated December 2012: IRS acknowledges each transmission of electronic return data. A return can be acknowledged (ACK) as accepted, even though it has not been through any mathematical verification. There are two types of ACK files: the Transmission ACK File and the Validation ACK File. […]

2013 Changes to the Where’s My Refund Tool

1. The expected date of when the refund will be sent will no longer be given when the return begins to be processed. 2. The refund status will be presented by way of a status bar as follows: RETURN RECEIVED – From the time the return is received until the refund has been approved the […]

Where is the 2013 IRS Refund Cycle Chart?

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This is what we have found so far: The refund cycle chart has been eliminated and replaced with an IRS Information Guidelines for the Tax Preparation Community publication. We have said goodbye to the former refund cycle chart in replacement of a standard “21 days” response from the IRS. Remember this?  The IRS Refund Cycle Chart was eliminated […]

How early can I file my taxes online?

And when does the season begin?  It is currently Tax Year 2012.  Tax Year 2012 began on January 1, 2013 and you will file for year 2012.  Rumor has it that IRS will not issue a refund cycle chart… hmmnn, maybe because of the debacle last year?  What about the fiscal cliff?  Will that and […]

WHAT IS THE LINGO “HDD” VS. A “DD”?

These terms are thrown around when discussing the dates provided by the WMR. HDD was coined as “hard direct deposit” because the language from WMR says something about “your refund will be deposited on XX” and trends tell us that this is usually a firm (hard) date that doesn’t hange and pretty accurate. A DD […]