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.

Submitted by user: Waitingwithpatience

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What Others Are Saying:

  1. Gm

        Tatanisha beathea mine was accepted on the 15th of march with topic 152 but i received a letter april 28 saying i need to verify my children for eitc faxed in all paper that they aak on may 2 and im still waiting

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      • Lindsey 12

            @WifeyJ1: don’t feel bad I filled February in the IR$ office and they have no information with TAXE topic 152 I’m so tried of this message they hold it a whole year then you still have to wait

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          • No

                If it gives me a specific date that I should receive me taxes and I don’t get them does that mean I not getting them?

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              • Mel

                    My bars disappeared and my topic 152 my return was processed on march 15 and excepted that day also has any one else had this problem and what does it mean

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                  • JesseNj

                        I filed with TV and IT’S accepted on March 21. The first 3 days war just had the 1 bar for accepted now it’s blank and doesn’t even have the topic 152. I’m extremely scared as I am a sing father in NJ and really need this income asap

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                      • MsNella

                            Still hasn’t recieved a DD, AFTER FILING ON 1/27 BARS DISAPPEARED on 2/13 sent in 1095-A and 8962 on 2/17 Still no bars or update still say it’s being processed with the same Topic 152 it been 4weeks since I sent in the information and now I was evicted from my home because I paid all my utilities and insurance but I thought my taxes would be here so the job I work pays every 2weeks and my landlord have gave me an eviction notice I stay with family now

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                          • Worried Tac payer

                                I filed on 2/15/17 and I never received a DDD. I received a letter on 3/6/17 stating that they needed forms 1095 a and a 8962. I faxed both forms on 3/8/17.. I guess it’s just a waiting game now! I really need my check

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                              • MsNella

                                    It also means they need more information, because I filed on 1/27 got a letter in the mail about a 1095 and to do a 8962 i faxed it in on 2/17th of 2017 it’s still says still processing what really going on and I got Medicaid

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