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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. tamara mallery
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      michigan

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-9

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-13

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      traditional bank

    • WMR Bars:

      3rd Bar

    • WMR:

      Jan-30

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Jan-30

    • I Got My Refund!

      W2

    Jemar707 im in a link from up top right now.

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  9. Bre

    Return accepted 2/11 still in processing stage….what does that mean ??? Already approved for state? Anybody else in same boat??

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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

    Morning everyone

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  14. Tanesha

    i filed my taxes 1/22 got excepted on 1/22 and now I have no status bar tax topic 152 and tomorrow will be 21 days any answers

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  15. 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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  16. Kelly Jones

    I need help it is my 20 day and nothing has happened it says tax code ,152 still no bars do I call or wait until tomorrow to call

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  17. 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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  18. tina b

    Did tax on 1/25/15 c 152 but still no DDR I’m frustrated an upset but patient….to God b the GLORY

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  19. tamara mallery
    • Tax Preparer:

      freetaxUSA

    • Fees:

      Free

    • State:

      michigan

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-9

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-13

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      traditional bank

    • WMR Bars:

      3rd Bar

    • WMR:

      Jan-30

    • Direct Deposit Date:

      Jan-30

    • I Got My Refund!

      W2

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

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