Category Archives: IGMR

What is the first day to file taxes in 2016?

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The first day to file taxes is the first week of January 2016 in most cases. The IRS will begin processing and accepting returns on January 18, 2016. Stay tuned at firstdaytofile.com to get quick updated as the 2015 tax year comes to a close. Beware of the posted dates above because these are only theories that are posted on countless tax blogs and […]

Social Security Number for your Health Insurance Company

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What You Need to Know about your Social Security Number & your Health Insurance Company There is NOT a specific IRS form that will be mailed to request your social security number for your health insurance.  The IRS has not designated a specific form to request this information. Your health insurance company may mail you a written request which discusses […]

IRS Transaction Codes and Error Codes

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IRS Transaction Codes and Error Codes are used while your tax return and tax refund are being processed. Trying to decipher what they mean? You might see these codes when you look at your tax transcripts.  These are common three digit IRS transactions codes associated with your tax return and tax refund.  Not all IRS are listed, but […]

Waiting for Correct 1095a

But what if you already filed your tax return with a 1095a that is wrong? Will your refund be cancelled while you are waiting for correct 1095a Form? Today, Healthcare.gov announced that as many as 800,000 taxpayers who signed up for insurance through the federal marketplace will be contacted because they filed using an incorrect form.  They […]

Contact Local IRS Office – Talk to a Person

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Get help from your local IRS office today Still waiting for your tax refund?  Don’t spend hours on hold, call or visit your local office.  Talk to a human. Find phone numbers and locations here. Thousands of refunders have spent hours on hold with the IRS only to get very few answers.  Your local IRS […]

Turbo Tax Stops transmitting state returns

Here is the latest tax news. Turbo Tax tax software has stopped transmitting state income tax returns due to a problem with over 16,000 fraudulent returns in 18 states being transmitted using their software according to this article on Forbes. So starting yesterday Intuit has decided to temporarily stop transition of state tax returns. The good […]

IRS Form 8960 TurboTax error

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IRS Form 8960 is becoming a hot topic for some who are trying to file their tax return with TurboTax.  Users have been reporting an error on Line 4, different types of guidance from TurboTax and— asking why do I need to use a Net Investment Income Tax form? Should I enter zeros? Or Delete the Form? What is Form 8960 and […]

Exemption Certificate Number (ECN)

Exemption Certificate Number (ECN)

What is an Exemption Certificate Number (ECN)? An ECN is an Exemption Certificate Number. This is a new 2015 tax return term and requirement for some tax returns. It will likely become common lingo for tax season because the healthcare rules and IRS penalties are new this year. Do I need an ECN? An Exemption […]

Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit eliminated by Congress.

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Was the Child Tax Credit or Earned Income Tax Credit eliminated by Congress? The National Report reported “Congress Eliminates Child Tax Credit, Mortgage Deduction And E.I.T.C From Tax Code“. No….Congress did not eliminate Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Credit (EITC) and Mortgage Deductions!  This is yet another rumor and a bunch of NON-SENSE that is starting to […]

Earned Income Tax Credit Qualifying Child Rules

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Qualifying Child Tests:  relationship, age, residency and joint return. Filing for the earned income tax credit is a major credit that can increase your tax refund.  It’s important to ensure you qualify before taking this credit or your refund can be delayed.  The guidelines for a qualifying child are generally easy to understand.  Divorce, separation, […]

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 […]

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 view and print a copy of their tax transcripts. […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

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. […]