topic 152

Tax Topic 152

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 the expected refund amount. What happens next will quite possibly set the day’s mood.

As the IRS is processing tax returns this season, people just like you will be logging into WMR until they are locked out for 24 hours. (You can still use the phone line!) The stress and anticipation is palpable! And there it is… TAX TOPIC 152.

Am I losing my refund because I never paid that parking ticket? Oh no! My unpaid state taxes have caught up with me!

No.

Was THAT there yesterday? Why would they add it?

It may or may not have been there yesterday. It may be gone tomorrow. There doesn’t appear to be any logical explanation for when Topic 152 shows up. But when it does, you are going to be ready!

Tax Topic 152 explains how refunds are distributed. And it’s there as a disclaimer.

It serves as one more reminder that the IRS needs 10-21 days to process a refund after receiving your tax return. It explains how to check your refund and points you Topic 303, a list of reasons why your refund processing may be delayed.

What it doesn’t do is serve as a magical indicator that you will wake up to a direct deposit date. In fact, you may see the topic appear and disappear several times during the time that it takes them to process your return. It also doesn’t mean your refund will be delayed.

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What Others Are Saying

  1. Tax Girl

    Filed two people on 1/21 as of 2/10 it \”reads still processing\” and \”tax topic 152\” Last year it was a bad sign and all the person\’s that rec\’vd that message went under manual review. This year everyone that i filed after 2/1 are already scheduled to recv their return so hopefully its ok. Because i get paid when my people get paid.

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  2. Anonymous

    @Deidre: Do not listen to that mines told me the something but I called in come to find out they had already tried to filed a return in my name but I had put a pin on it

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  3. Ricky
    • Tax Preparer:

      Other

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-11

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-14

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), 1099, W2

      Tax Topic 152

    Hello all has anyone received deposit on netspend…I heard some have is this true with ddd feb 10th.

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  4. Anonymous

    Hey I filed on Jan.25 and got accepted on Jan.28 with a DD date for Feb.18 now it’s saying the Tax152 crap with the code 9001. Cab somebody tell me what this mean and is I’m go still receive my money on my first dd date .

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  5. Anonymous

    My preparer received my refund check and i supposed to get it in my account and now they dont want to give it to me cuz they say im missing some information for the irs.

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  6. Desperate

    Good morning everyone,i have been looking @ this site for about a week & a half now.I see positive & i also see negative,but what i would really like is for someone to plz let me know if you have been asked to go in to IDVERIFY.IRS.GOV to so that your identity could be identified.Well thats whats going on with me right about now.I did it yesterday on line and it says that i have to wait 6 weeks now.Is it something i should worry about? PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP,i really need this money & well it is mine & also will be having surgery next week on my hands for carpol tunel,& will not be working for a couple of weeks ????????

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  7. Anonymous

    This is all just ridiculous. I was suppose to receive my payout today and have yet to even be accepted. The IRS claims that 9-10 people receive their refund in 21 days. NOT this year. Everyone I have spoke to STILL has not received it!

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  8. Anonymous

    Filed on 1/15 with H&R Block, was accepted on the 15th. One bar, no movement since the 19th. Just tried to call and get a return transcript. I could not order the transcript. Any ideas as to when i might get my refund?

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  9. Anonymous

    @EL: you are only going to receive the federal part of your tax return. If you have school, credit or any other additional credit you are going to have to provide proof of whatever they ask for in the letter.

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  10. It's me for TT152 Page

    http://igotmyrefund.com/tax-topic-152/

    Tax Topic 152 is information the IRS provides to taxpayers after they have received their return. It doesn’t mean your getting a direct deposit (want to clear that up in case any of our users actually requested a check.)

    If you read the entire Tax Topic 152 publication, it provides answers to Procedural FAQs.

    ——–
    To sum up the meaning in 1 word: Nothing.

    To sum up the meaning in 1 sentence: It is to provide information to those taxpayers who don’t know everything we already know because we are refund stalkers.

    To sum the meaning with a little less reading than what it says:

    —different methods of receiving a refund (direct deposit, savings bond, paper check and the new myRA option.)

    —splitting your refund into separate accounts

    —limitation on number of refunds that can be deposited into a single account.

    —reminder that the accounts should be in your own name or the name of your spouse.

    –processing time (9 of 10 refunds blah blah blah, 21 day and 6 week blah blah blah, time time for amendments)
    ***basically, “don’t call us until after this time has passed”

    —methods of how to check on the status of your return, and what you will need, what it will tell you
    ***basically, “don’t call us…”

    —info and other topics if your refund got screwed up
    ***basically, don’t call us until after the regular timeframe to ask what could be wrong or what happens if my shit gets lost

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  11. Anonymous

    @I files on the 16 and accepted on the 19th:
    the irs site crashed and they are having problems with all of it. Been checking on mine as well.

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  12. Anonymous

    Filed on 1-20. Accepted on 1-22. NO DDD YET. I’m hoping that I can magically have it on the 5th like a lot of people. I’m getting frustrated. Never has it ever took this long.

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  13. Deidre

    I filed on the 11th of January and was excepted the same day. I had one bar until Feb 1st and then it said “your return is still being processed and a deposit will shown when made available” or whatever. I of course googled it and saw all the horror stories about how people who received that were still waiting on their returns months later. I was told by my tax prepare that as long as the screen wasn’t telling you to call them then it was ok. Some returns take longer than others and it depends on what time and date you filed to know what week you would get your return. Also they didn’t start processing until the 19th so anything sent up there before then waited until then. I might be freaking out for nothing!

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  14. Anonymous

    I filed on the 11th of January and was excepted the same day. I had one bar until Feb 1st and then it said “your return is still being processed and a deposit will shown when made available” or whatever. I of course googled it and saw all the horror stories about how people who received that were still waiting on their returns months later. I was told by my tax prepare that as long as the screen wasn’t telling you to call them then it was ok. Some returns take longer than others and it depends on what time and date you filed to know what week you would get your return. Also they didn’t start processing until the 19th so anything sent up there before then waited until then. I might be freaking out for nothing!

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  15. Filed the 13th, accepted the 13th. Still nothing

    I filed 1/13 and was accepted the same day. I had one bar up until 02/01, now just the “Refund is still processing…we’ll give you a date when it becomes available” message. It’s been like that for 3 days now. I decided to call knowing it wouldn’t get me anywhere but whatever. All I was told was, it doesn’t matter if you filed before the 19th. The 21 days doesn’t start until the 19th because that’s when they started accepting them. Nothing was processed before that. So they can’t even look up my account until Feb 9. SMH My sister filed on the 19th and was accepted on the 21st. She had her DD this morning. I will never file early again. That’s what I get I guess.

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  16. I files on the 16 and accepted on the 19th

    I have never had to wait this long for my return. I’m going through extreme hardship. But I guess the only thing that is left to do in this situation will be to ask for help with tax payers taxes, from the government. I was tiring so hard to be prideful, however my refund isn’t back yet so I have to do what I have to do. Oh well…

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  17. Anonymous

    MarieMarie – I filed with taxact the 14th was accepted the same day. Had one bar forever with 152 topic now no bars just states proccessing DD will b provided when available same message for three days now what does that mean !!!

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  18. Michelle798960

    Feeling like a lost puppy in a big city. Wishing that deposit would hit so I can get air shocks on my Tahoe and never bump around again… Tired of this rough ride, Chevy makes the worst cars ever. Paid 55,000 for a 2014 SUV that rides like its from the 1980’s

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  19. Same Issue

    Filed 1/14 accepted 1/19 and still only one bar with tax topic 152. Figured I’d have a change in bars by now because 2/8 will be 21 days. It’s 2/3. Hoping it gets here within the 21 days.

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  20. Anonymous

    : I have the same thing i filed 1/16 and accepted 1/19 today is 2/3 and only 1 bar and tax topic 152 . this is taking forever and seems last year we filed got it back alot quicker. I’m guessing we were in the testing phase of the returns . keep your head up there is 3 big deposit dates right around the corner 2/3 2/5 and 2/9 I’m hoping for one of them !

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  21. Anonymous

    @Sandra: I have the same thing we filed 1/15 and accepted 1/20 today is 2/2 and only 1 bar and tax topic 152 . this is taking forever and seems last year we filed 2/4 and got it back alot quicker. I’m guessing we were in the testing phase of the returns . keep your head up there is 3 big deposit dates right around the corner 2/3 2/5 and 2/9 I’m hoping for one of them !

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  22. EL

    Take action! where the wmr status bars used to be, and says I will receive notice within 30 days, and it may affect part or all of my refund until they receive the requested information . The irs accepted my return, What could it possibly be and has this happened to anyone else and should I be worried?

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  23. Anonymous

    What does it mean when it says you’re being reviewed with tax topic 152 at the bottom. I don’t understand file the same way every year. But, Didnt Have health insurance.

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  24. ineedgreen37

    just got accepted. didnt show up on tt but when i checked irs site its there. i do have tax topic 152 and im not sure if it was there last year. no issues i hope

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  25. Anonymous

    my return was accepted 26 jan 2015 iave have received 3 irs letters2645c stating they need 45 days. It is now jan 2016 and I have not received my 2014 refund.

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  26. Felicia Harvey

    Have been waiting on my taxes was filed on january 30 th and havent recieved a letter nor a date as to when I will receive my taxes it states tax topuc 152

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  27. twalker074

    @tamara mallery: i filed on jan 20 excepted on the 21th my bars disappeared when i checked my hrblock account it stated funds should be expected by feb 11th so i contacted the irs they told me i had to call id verify i did that then i was able to order my transcript. can you help me plz

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  28. twalker074

    @tamara mallery: i filed on jan 20 excepted on the 21th my bars disappeared when i checked my hrblock account it stated feb 11th so i contact the irs they told me i had to call id verify. I also tried to access my transcript it wouldnt let me but when i requested it mailed to me i have able to..can you help me plz

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  29. Mscoley

    @Tanesha: we’ll I filed on 01/22/15 was accepted on the 23rd I no longer have the progress bar in still in processing mode I have received a letter from the irs two weeks later stating too fax them my 1085a form which I fax the next day still no date called the irs they say still processing give it 30 days

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  30. Julie B

    Filed and accepted on 2/1. WMR showed 1 bar until Friday, 2/19, when status bar disappeared and was replaced with a message that said return is still processing a refund date will be provided when available. I have an N/A for my 2014 return transcript, and I was able to order my 2014 account transcript by mail. Only tax code on WMR is tax topic 152. No offsets have been applied to my return, and I was not affected by the 1095A Marketplace debacle. The only thing I haven’t done is verify my ID, but I’ve received no messages or letters directing me to do so. Could all of this mean that my refund us coming soon, or should I expect a longer wait? Just wondering if anyone is in the same situation or knows of someone who has experienced the same activity.

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  31. Ms. Norfleet

    Filed:1/9
    Accepted:1/13
    Bars vanished:1/22
    Amount still there.
    Tax topic 152 still shows.
    Message: your tax return is still being processed. A refund date will be provided when available.
    No codes.
    Cant order transcript says contact identity theft specialized unit.

    It’s been WELL OVER 21 DAYS! I don’t even know which date to count as day 1. Do I use my early acceptance date of 1/13, or do I use the first day they started processing 1/20??? Somebody please tell me something good. What the hell should I do? Has anything similar to this happen to anyone else? I heard something about if they take longer that 45 days they have to start paying you interest. Is this true? I also heard after 45 days you can demand your refund and they must pay you the amount you filed for. They have to sort it out later if you weren’t suppose to get that much and you’ll just owe them however much you weren’t suppose to get…True???
    Plus, I already have an indicator on my account due to identity theft in 2012 that THEY VERIFIED through an investigation. I’ve always had a delay since then, but nevef this long. What should I do? What does this mean?
    Thanks in advance!

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  32. jazz

    Accepted on 2/6/15 and now all my bars went away on wmr I will never do turbo tax again and the irs won’t talk to anyone if it’s has not been 21days

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  33. tamara mallery
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      michigan

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-8

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      traditional bank

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Feb-6

    • WMR:

      Feb-10

      W2

    Jemar707 im in a link from up top right now.

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  34. Rocky38
    • Tax Preparer:

      H&R Block

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Ga

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-16

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      My personal account

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, W2

    @wheresmymoney198686: tax topic 152 isnt a bad code its explaining the different options to receive your refund

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  35. Rocky38
    • Tax Preparer:

      H&R Block

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Ga

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-16

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      My personal account

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, W2

    @phill: Its highlighted in blue if you click on the topic itll give you a pop up explaining what it is

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  36. Rocky38
    • Tax Preparer:

      H&R Block

    • Fees:

      From Refund

    • State:

      Ga

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-16

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      My personal account

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, W2

    @Tanesha: Same boat

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  37. Taylor

    Has anyone experienced a delay who has filed education credit !! This ridiculous I really need my refund ! It will be two weeks this sat and everyone else getting there refunds

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  38. wheresmymoney198686

    I filed on January 08 2015 got accepted on January 13 2015 and I still don’t have my refund will I get it and I still have topic 152 on my wmr

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  39. tamara mallery
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      michigan

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-8

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-12

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      traditional bank

    • WMR Bars:

      1st Bar

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Feb-6

    • WMR:

      Feb-10

      W2

    @LaJuanda: your fine hun ok. This for coming in here though… I seen ya

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