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  • #4246 Reply

    flowerpetal
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    Ok here is a place to combine info and compare info on filing with form 8863…Here is the Irs Offical Info.

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    IRS form that 1040 filers can begin filing in mid-February

    Taxpayers using this form can begin filing their tax returns in mid-February after the IRS updates its processing systems.

    Form 8863 Education Credits

    List of IRS forms that 1040 filers can begin filing in late February or into March 2013

    The following tax forms will be accepted by the IRS in late February or into March after updating forms and completing programming and testing of its processing systems. A specific date will be announced in the near future.

    Form 3800 General Business Credit
    Form 4136 Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels
    Form 4562 Depreciation and Amortization (Including Information on Listed Property)
    Form 5074 Allocation of Individual Income Tax to Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
    Form 5471 Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations
    Form 5695 Residential Energy Credits
    Form 5735 American Samoa Economic Development Credit
    Form 5884 Work Opportunity Credit
    Form 6478 Credit for Alcohol Used as Fuel
    Form 6765 Credit for Increasing Research Activities
    Form 8396 Mortgage Interest Credit
    Form 8582 Passive Activity Loss Limitations
    Form 8820 Orphan Drug Credit
    Form 8834 Qualified Plug-in Electric and Electric Vehicle Credit
    Form 8839 Qualified Adoption Expenses
    Form 8844 Empowerment Zone and Renewal Community Employment Credit
    Form 8845 Indian Employment Credit
    Form 8859 District of Columbia First-Time Homebuyer Credit
    Form 8864 Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Fuels Credit
    Form 8874 New Markets Credits
    Form 8900 Qualified Railroad Track Maintenance Credit
    Form 8903 Domestic Production Activities Deduction
    Form 8908 Energy Efficient Home Credit
    Form 8909 Energy Efficient Appliance Credit
    Form 8910 Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit
    Form 8911 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit
    Form 8912 Credit to Holders of Tax Credit Bonds
    Form 8923 Mine Rescue Team Training Credit
    Form 8932 Credit for Employer Differential Wage Payments
    Form 8936 Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit

    http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/List-of-IRS-forms-that-1040-filers-can-begin-filing-in-late-February-or-into-March-2013

    Please add any additional info and compare info on this subject but please provide a link to where your info is coming from, fact checking is a big part of the puzzle:)

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  • #24493 Reply

    Samantha

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  • #24490 Reply

    Saundra

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  • #15702 Reply

    JOJO

    Heres my story:
    I had to mail off my form because of the adoption credit.
    Went to have it done by a professional on 1/26/13
    she mailed it off on 1/30/13
    I checked the tax refund website and it doesnt even show that they have received anything.
    Should I remail the tax refund? or is it normal for it not to show up after all this time? HELP!

  • #15567 Reply

    Jub

    So, ours was sent on 2/15 through HR block online… It was accepted, but still, as of today (3/12/13) all the IRS site says is PENDING…. Any heads up on this? It’s driving me nuts….

  • #14529 Reply

    Kerr

    Accepted 2/14
    Generic 21 day message 2/15-2/25
    Ordered transcripts 2/26
    Wmr updated 2/26 to refund date will be given, refund amount disappeared.
    2/27 wmr updated. Refund amount back. No bars. Just says return processing no mention of anything else. No refund date or tax codes.

    Any thoughts?

  • #14196 Reply

    8863wait
    Participant

    Hi,

    I filed on 1/23 and was accepted on 1/26 but had to wait for the processing date of 2/14. I was able to order transcripts finally on 2/20 and received a DD for 2/26. I checked the SBBT today and IRS has already deposited funds but wont probably post to my bank until tomorrow. We are all finally being processed and anyone else still waiting should at the least receive DD by Friday. Good Luck!!

  • #14122 Reply

    armyofone0508
    Participant

    i also got a dd of 2/27.. eic, 8863, 1 dep. calked yesterday & was given that and today it updated to that. now i wonder when sbbt will get it for tt fees…

  • #14121 Reply

    armyofone0508
    Participant

    i also got a dd of 2/27.. eic, 8863, 1 dep. calked yesterday & was given that and today it updated to that. now i winder when sbbt will get it for tt fees…

  • #14117 Reply

    Blani
    Participant

    Thanks for the responses. I’ve looked further and when I call the offset number apparently the offset is against me and not my husband and it gives me a choice of personal or business information. When I check personal there is nothing but business says I owe State of Maryland. Which makes no sense because I haven’t received a derned thing from Maryland saying my business from last year owes them anything. Or heck any of my businesses ever, So odd. Of course everything is closed for the weekend so I can not talk to a person until Monday. Yay, two days to sit around and worry some more.. like I haven’t done that enough since 1/25. Wish it would give an amount at least so I would have some idea of what is actually going to be deposited until I can this offset business straightened out.

  • #14116 Reply

    JennyHagan
    Participant

    Here’s my story: I filed on 1/16, was accepted on 1/24 (IRS says 1/25). I sat for 3 weeks before they accepted the 8863, like most of us have. Reaccepted on 2/14, or so I thought. I was put back into processing on 2/20. I woke up this morning to a dd of 2/27.
    Image proof: http://s6.postimage.org/yorjiwgsh/image.jpg

  • #14105 Reply

    lelewhy
    Participant

    Blani I dont have that message either my ddd is 2/27 as well since you have netspend you may get it sooner than 2/27 based on what i seen some people on here who uses it however do not quote me on that I have TD bank.

  • #14101 Reply

    ron559
    Participant

    No dependents
    E-filed 2/14
    Accepted and processing as of 2/15
    Checked today No updates :/
    Tried to order transcripts, and still nothing..
    anybody in the same boat?

  • #14100 Reply

    kravenscookiejar
    Participant

    No, Blani, that is not a generic message on everyone’s WMR. I do not have that message. You might want to give them a call and see if they can tell you anything… or just wait until you get your account transcript in the mail, which should have some information on it.

  • #14097 Reply

    Blani
    Participant

    Hey All Update and question:

    Filed 1/22 with TaxAct, Accepted 1/25. 8863 form so was told about the hold on 1/28. One orange bar until 2/14 then changed to still processing and you will get a date when available. Then wednesday same message only the refund amount disappeared. Yesterday was able to order both account and refund transcripts. Woke up today with a DDD of 2/27 and both orange bars are back. Only thing added at the bottom is this:

    Please Note:
    Your refund may be reduced to pay a past due obligation such as child support, another federal agency debt, or state income tax. If this applies to you, the Financial Management Service, who issues IRS refunds, will send you a notice informing you of any offset they have made. The details of the debt are not provided to the IRS. Please do not call us to inquire about the details because we will not be able to answer your questions. Instead, direct any questions you have about the offset or debt to the agency identified on the notice.
    For refund information, please continue to check here, or use our free mobile app, IRS2Go. Updates to refund status are made no more than once a day.

    We do not have any offsets, we don’t owe anyone.. is this just a generic message on everyone’s WMR now?
    Also if they are sending DD on 2/27 that means the bank won’t get it until later that day. We have Netspend for the receiving bank/card and Etrade for part of it. Thanks for any answers.

  • #14095 Reply

    Workingmom
    Participant

    Hi there everyone.8863er here.Got a DD of 2/27 this morning!Hang in there your money is coming soon.

  • #13893 Reply

    Midas
    Participant

    I also got a DDD of 2/25 today. Efiled on 2/14, ordered transcripts yesterday.

    Awesome.

  • #13891 Reply

    Midas
    Participant

    Just adding in that I also got a DDD of 2/25 today as well.

    Filed with TT on 2/14, accepted 2/14.
    Ordered transcripts yesterday, 2/20
    DDD os 2/25, with return processed today, 2/21.

    Good news. Most of mine is going into savings, and paying for my trip home to graduate college ( online student). Awesome.

  • #13890 Reply

    kravenscookiejar
    Participant

    Filed 1/18
    Accepted 1/25
    Ordered transcripts 2/21, WMR still said processing
    Called IRS 2/21, given DDD of 2/26 over phone

  • #13886 Reply

    dawnft
    Participant

    Okay everyone, most of your posts are GOOD news! I efiled with TT on 1-26, it was held until 2-14 and accepted that day or 2-15. Ive had the generic 21 days thing up until yesterday when it added the topic 152. I called (800)829-0582 ext 362 waited 12 minutes(it said my wait would be over 15) and i was REALLY nice to the woman. She told me that my DDD is 2-25. Yay! I was able to order both my account and return transcripts yesterday morning prior to calling and now this morning WMR says:
    Refund Status Results

    Refund Approved.

    Your tax refund is scheduled to be sent to your bank on February 25, 2013.

    If your refund is not credited to your account by March 2, 2013, check with your bank to see if it has been received.

    I hope this is almost over for all of us. I will update with any changes.

    Oh and when ordering transcripts, only letters and numbers in address, no puntuation

  • #13885 Reply

    dawnft
    Participant

    Okay everyone, most of your posts are GOOD news! I efiled with TT on 1-26, it was held until 2-14 and accepted that day or 2-15. Ive had the generic 21 days thing up until yesterday when it added the topic 152. I called (800)829-0582 ext 362 waited 12 minutes(it said my wait would be over 15) and i was REALLY nice to the woman. She told me that my DDD is 2-25. Yay! I was able to order both my account and return transcripts yesterday morning prior to calling and now this morning WMR says:

    Refund Status Results

    Refund Approved.

    Your tax refund is scheduled to be sent to your bank on February 25, 2013.

    If your refund is not credited to your account by March 2, 2013, check with your bank to see if it has been received.

    I hope this is almost over for all of us. I will update with any changes.

    Another thing, when ordering transripts, letters and numbers only.
    Example:
    123 Anyway Street
    123 Anyway St
    123 Anyway St Apt 123
    123 Anyway Street Apt 123

  • #13884 Reply

    dawnft
    Participant

    Okay everyone, most of your posts are GOOD news! I efiled with TT on 1-26, it was held until 2-14 and accepted that day or 2-15. Ive had the generic 21 days thing up until yesterday when it added the topic 152. I called (800)829-0582 ext 362 waited 12 minutes(it said my wait would be over 15) and i was REALLY nice to the woman. She told me that my DDD is 2-25. Yay! I was able to order both my account and return transcripts yesterday morning prior to calling and now this morning WMR says:
    Refund Status Results

    Refund Approved.

    Your tax refund is scheduled to be sent to your bank on February 25, 2013.

    If your refund is not credited to your account by March 2, 2013, check with your bank to see if it has been received.

    I hope this is almost over for all of us. I will update with any changes.

  • #13883 Reply

    dawnft
    Participant

    Okay everyone, most of your posts are GOOD news! I efiled with TT on 1-26, it was held until 2-14 and accepted that day or 2-15. Ive had the generic 21 days thing up until yesterday when it added the topic 152. I called (800)829-0582 ext 362 waited 12 minutes(it said my wait would be over 15) and i was REALLY nice to the woman. She told me that my DDD is 2-25. Yay! I was able to order both my account and return transcripts yesterday morning prior to calling and now this morning WMR says:
    Refund Status Results

    Refund Approved.

    Your tax refund is scheduled to be sent to your bank on February 25, 2013.

    If your refund is not credited to your account by March 2, 2013, check with your bank to see if it has been received.

    I hope this is almost over for all of us. I will update with any changes.

  • #13882 Reply

    bestonearound
    Participant

    Filed: 1/23
    Accepted: 1/25
    One orange bar until 2/14
    Changed to “refund still processing, DDD when available” on 2/14
    Changed to Tax Topic 152 on 2/21
    I was finally able to order my 2012 return transcript this morning. Tried yesterday and it wasn’t available.

    FYI, link for transcript is: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript

  • #13876 Reply

    kravenscookiejar
    Participant

    Filed: 1/18
    Accepted: 1/26
    One orange bar until 2/12
    Changed to “refund still processing, DDD when available” on 2/12
    Changed to Tax Topic 152 on 2/20

    I was also able to order my 2012 return transcript this morning. :D No DDD yet.

  • #10115 Reply

    Doctorpurple
    Participant

    Finally got to order my transcript right now! Submitted 1/18 and got accepted 1/26. Hopefully I get DD date soon

  • #9528 Reply

    Doctorpurple
    Participant

    Finally some movement! I’m a 8863 filer and got accepted 1/26 but was put on hold. Finally got to order my transcript right now 1/20 at 1:14 AM. Hopefully, I’ll get a DD in a day or two

  • #8724 Reply

    I submitted 2/28 and was also accepted on 2/14 with form 8863. Gosh! I hope we’re still in the 10 day turn around processing!

  • #8700 Reply

    AmandaL
    Participant

    Well, I filed on 01/26. Tax Slayer didn’t send the information to the IRS until 02/14. I have a message on WMR of 21 days garbage.. Filed with an 8863. I wonder when we’ll get a DDD. I am hoping for one this week, But who knows.

  • #8665 Reply

    meli
    Participant

    Awesome!! Congrats flashedbios!!

  • #8662 Reply

    flashedbios
    Participant

    jan 10th. accepted 1/25.

  • #8660 Reply

    lelewhy
    Participant

    Congrats@ flash when did you file?

  • #8646 Reply

    flashedbios
    Participant

    I got a DD DATE! 2/22! I have rushcard so they will most likely post before that

  • #8562 Reply

    meli
    Participant

    That’s a good sign flashedbios, I’ve read other peoples post that say that a DDD is coming soon if you are allowed to order transcripts. One lady in the tt forum said she received her dd today and was accepted on 1/23. Someone already posted her screenshot on this forum for proof. My screen changed today to “your return is still being processed…” after having the allow 21 days etc. for several weeks. Not much progress but a glimmer of hope.

  • #8561 Reply

    flashedbios
    Participant

    I was able to order tscripts this morning. no update yet on wmr

  • #8446 Reply

    flashedbios
    Participant

    Now WMR says HTTP Error 503 High system demand. I have a feeling im never going to see this money.

  • #8435 Reply

    kravenscookiejar
    Participant

    No, no changes yet. I’d also take the lower amount to avoid having my lights shut off.

  • #8433 Reply

    flashedbios
    Participant

    So nobody on here who filed 8863 has seen a change yet? I know mine was one of the first to be accepted. I used turbo tax. Im really hoping to see it before wednesday. I cant order transcripts yet. if someone told me i could have 2800 now instead of the 4000 later id take it. I havent bought anything new / expensive since xmas.

  • #8422 Reply

    meli
    Participant

    Ugh I’m sooo frusterated at this point. I still have the same one bar and 21 day message, nothing has changed. I filed 1/30 and am not sure if I have even been accepted as HRB immediately sent an email after my IRS acceptance email stating any IRS acceptance of an 8863’er was sent an error. I sure wish they would hurry up and start processing. I had to take a car title loan out to get through this month and have to pay it back by March 1st. I’m not looking for a spending spree, just need this money to get by…this is so ridiculous! :/

  • #8415 Reply

    TeeBoogie
    Participant

    i need mine to get car insurance so the same screwy government doesnt try to screw my license. Need to move out of my present abusive situation too. People’s lives are dependent on this sh%t, and they just casually hang up on us and lie to us, like everything is all good. Why do they THINK we file early? ITS CUZ WE NEED IT!!!!!

  • #8414 Reply

    kravenscookiejar
    Participant

    Hang in there. Hopefully we’ll have due dates soon. At least you just need yours for a spending spree. I need mine to keep my lights on.

  • #8413 Reply

    kravenscookiejar
    Participant

    They said that they would START processing those returns on the 14th, not that they would do them all on the 14th.

  • #8405 Reply

    flashedbios
    Participant

    I think the IRS lied. They said they would process education credit returns the 14th. I’m getting a 4000 refund and I’ve been counting on this money to go on a huge spending spree. Well I used wmr this morning and no update . I filed early too. Accepted on the 24th. Still says your return is still being processed. I’ve been waiting too long already does anyone have any info that might give me a good outlook

  • #8287 Reply

    patdouglas22
    Participant

    Been lurking here for a while but haven’t posted yet. Just thought I’d let you guys know that I just got accepted and I am an 8863’er. I filed on January 29th but haven’t been accepted until now. About the date that we all thought.

    Good luck to you all. Hope you early acceptance folks get a quick return!

  • #8090 Reply

    sadie
    Participant

    I am an 8863’er and got that same message starting yesterday, have had the Same stupid 1 bar processing since the 30th of Jan. I filed with tax slayer and was accepted on Jan 25th. This is the first change I have seen on Wmr since my initial acceptance.

  • #8050 Reply

    Ericaisbrokeasajoke
    Participant

    I filed 1/18, early acceptance 1/25- up until this morning on WMR I have had the generic 21 days message and one orange bar. I now have no bars like people are mentioning and it says a date will be provided when available.

    I hope this means good things!

    I see there is another forum specifically about this message so I am going to check it out.

  • #8028 Reply

    kravenscookiejar
    Participant

    Uh, wow.

    Called the IRS number to get to a live agent, to inquire about the screen change. I just wanted to make sure that it didn’t signify a problem with my return itself. She refused to look up my return at ALL, and told me, and I quote “You don’t need to be goin’ on the Where’s My Refund site when you know you got a education credit.”

    Nice.

    Incredibly rude the whole time, AND poor grammar. Stellar customer service there, IRS.

  • #7995 Reply

    kravenscookiejar
    Participant

    I’ve been following along, but just now registered.

    I filed early with TaxAct (on January 18th). Self-employed, EIC, two dependents, American Opportunity Credit (same as last year). Got notice of acceptance on January 25th. From the day WMR opened, until yesterday, I had one orange bar.

    This morning, it changed to:

    Your tax return is still being processed.
    A refund date will be provided when available.

    Looking around on here, I see that a lot of 8863’ers are getting this message, which calms me down a little, as a Ctrl+F search on the main page brought up a comment from someone that this message meant a 6-8 week delay. Really hoping that’s not the case. I need my refund yesterday!

    Will follow along and update if/when anything changes.

  • #7974 Reply

    JennyHagan
    Participant

    Hoping for good news tomorrow!!!!

  • #7962 Reply

    lelewhy
    Participant

    Yes a lot of the 8863ers got that message

  • #7956 Reply

    Blani
    Participant

    Weird No orange bar on WMR even at the first bar.. it now says:

    Your tax return is still being processed.

    A refund date will be provided when available.

    Anyone else have this?

  • #7741 Reply

    gbrad
    Participant

    WMR and the 800# still say they can’t find me. We filed with HRB on 1/31 with the 8863. I had no idea there was a hold up on that form and still feel gypped that HRB didn’t flash some window and tell me there would be a delay before I hit the final button. But that’s a gripe for another forum. :-) Anyhow, they sent an email 2/2 to tell me I would be delayed. My file says “transmitted” on HRB and I never could get an IRS person to verify whether it had been received on their server. HRB has held up our state return also. So, at this point, I must believe HRB when they tell me they will send it through on 2/14. If I don’t get some kind of confirmation on 2/14 I’m going to go crazy because I feel like my stuff is just out in cyberspace somewhere. Very unsettling feeling like this. I know God isn’t going to let my family be put on the street or shut the lights off. Not even close. We are fortunate. It’s just that momma needs a new car! :-) Best to all with filing this week and swift deposits!

  • #7699 Reply

    Italiatouch8863
    Participant

    Kay Kay you got a review letter and your a 8863er.

  • #7698 Reply

    Italiatouch8863
    Participant

    Good luck to all and to all a good night

  • #7697 Reply

    Italiatouch8863
    Participant

    It is saying it cant find me.

  • #7695 Reply

    kay kay
    Participant

    i thought it was just me… lol i figured I was just checking to much… spirit broken cause of that review letter but still hoping for good news…

  • #7692 Reply

    So it looks like quite a few 8863’ers on the main forum can’t access WMR tonight. Here’s to hoping that we wake up to DD dates! :))

  • #6343 Reply

    acolemon
    Participant

    I am not sure what to really beleive on this site. There are so many speculations and hopeful wishing. All is know is that the system will be def. ready 2/14/12. As for those of us who were “accepted” before 1/28/13. I just know i better not have to wait an additional 21 days after the 14 days. I will continue to say a prayer for us early 8863 and for those who have a dd please stop complaing that you still have 2 days and want your bank to release ur money early its pissing me off. Lets hang in there 8863’s!!!!

  • #6310 Reply

    shorty0063
    Participant

    Ok, I have been stalking this page for a while, so I thought I might as well chime in. I filed on the 26th with TaxAct, went from “federal Return Received” for a couple days and then when we found output the delay on the 8863 I changed to “Awaiting Acceptance”. So, from what I have read I think that means that TA hasn’t even sent it to the IRS yet, is that correct? I see alot of people talk about what TT says, but not many people with TA. I am hoping that my return will sent over earlier than the 14th, but at this point, I am not counting on anything.
    Oh, and the last time I check with WMR (a few days ago), it says they have no info with me. I am praying we all have our refunds soon!!!

  • #6306 Reply

    Italiatouch8863
    Participant

    Also filed on 1/23 accepted 1/26th. Sitll in processing limbo.

  • #6176 Reply

    acolemon
    Participant

    @ theconners4 I sure hope so because I also was accepted on 1/26/13 with the education credit. I am still stuck on 1 orange bar. I can not order either transcripts and I sure hope that we do not ahve to wait another 21 days after 2/14/13 when everyone else is able to use form 8863. I havent called any one and I am getting more than anxious.

  • #6102 Reply

    VDOfanOregon
    Participant

    Well lets hope she is right theconners4!! I havent even bothered calling the IRS, but if I dont know anything , I may just end up calling myself.. I would hope that once they start processing, the ones that were accepted early and held because of the 8863, will be run through first. Who knows I may call if I havent seen any updates on mine, maybe by next Friday, but a toss up on which number to call to get a nice person lol.

  • #6092 Reply

    theconners4
    Participant

    Hey guys. I called the holds # and was put through to a very nice lady who told me I was not in the system AT ALL and to RE-FILE lol. Uh wth?? So I called the ext 362 number and spoke with an amazing woman who actually gave me some info. She took all of my information and put me on hold. When she came back she said they HAVE me return, I do not have to re-file. It is at a tax station and then asked me if we filed an education credit. I said yes and she said that makes sense then. She could see I was accepted on the 26th and thought that was a long time to wait but said it makes sense after I told her we had education credits. She said issues with education credits have been resolved and they are starting to process these returns. She told me I “should” have a DD next week. Obviously this is just a guess from her but still, it’s hope.

  • #6090 Reply

    jater
    Participant

    Dear J***** P A****,

    Important Update About Your Federal Tax Return
    Good news! The IRS will start to process returns like yours soon.
    We will send your return to the IRS on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. This is the date they will begin processing returns like yours that contain Education Credits, Form 8863.

    Next step:
    We’ll send you a message as soon your return(s) are accepted or rejected by the IRS.

    Read the IRS statement

    Directly from TT I just received the email.

  • #6084 Reply

    VDOfanOregon
    Participant

    Yeah I am wondering that too, hopefully ours are put through first, and they dont forget about us… I am problem one of the very few who havent called the IRS yet.. If I havent seen any progress starting on the 18th, then I will be calling..

  • #6074 Reply

    lelewhy
    Participant

    I’m wondering the same I was accepted on 1/25 so I dont know what they have in store for us.

  • #6067 Reply

    mongamari33
    Participant

    I wonder what happens to the ones accepted prior to 1/27

  • #6028 Reply

    kiki1118
    Participant

    Well at least now we have an actual date. Hopefully we will all see some refunds starting the week of the 18th….

  • #6023 Reply

    JennyHagan
    Participant

    @UUGH8863, I didn’t, the IRS rep did. Sorry.

  • #6022 Reply

    lelewhy
    Participant
  • #6021 Reply

    gbrad
    Participant

    Just read this:

    Starting on Sunday, Feb. 10, the IRS will start processing tax returns that contain Form 4562, Depreciation and Amortization. And on Thursday, Feb. 14, the IRS plans to start processing Form 8863, Education Credits.

    Here’s a link to the article:
    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/02/08/irs-gives-green-light-for-delayed-taxpayers/

    Good luck to us all!

  • #6012 Reply

    UUGH8863
    Participant

    @ Jenny how do you figure march??

  • #5982 Reply

    JennyHagan
    Participant

    This is just an update on my Tax Return, and I thought I would share:

    Call One:
    IRS Agent: Johnson
    Badge #: 1306545
    Would not look up my account.
    Call 2:
    Agent: Mrs. Turner
    Badge: 0726302
    Received: Jan 25 (though TT states it was accepted on 1/24)
    Projected should have been 2/11
    Won’t get an updated after 2/15
    Return is there, just sitting there. Won’t be processed until after 2/15
    Processes Everyday except Sunday.
    Probably won’t see refund until 1st/2nd March.

  • #5958 Reply

    Joe Schmo
    Participant

    This may be a good sign

    Subject: Extended Sunday Maintenance Build Window for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) and the Production System

    ——————————————————————————–
    The 2/10/13 Sunday build window has been extended from 1:00 am until 9:00 am, Eastern. The extended build window is needed to implement system enhancements impacting the filing season. Please refrain from sending any service request during this time.
    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you in advance for refraining from accessing the MeF ATS and Production environments during this period.

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  • #5946 Reply

    Joe Schmo
    Participant

    The form list updated on IRS.gov last night. I spoke to TT a couple times as well in the past couple days and they told me that my return should be accepeted late next week (14/15). Who knows anymore, but this seems to be in-line with what the IRS said from the begining.

  • #5940 Reply

    berrycakes 2/6 ohio
    Participant

    Where did you find that info

  • #5927 Reply

    Joe Schmo
    Participant

    Looks like there is a date of 2/13 for the irs form 8863 to become available. I’ve been looking for updates. But, this seems like the first concrete piece of information issued by the irs.

    Filed the 28th myself and still pending on TT. Hopefully my return will be accepted on the 13th. Still not holding out hope that people who file 2/15 don’t get their refunds sooner than me. Seems to always work out like that when you get stuck in delays.

  • #5918 Reply

    Ericaisbrokeasajoke
    Participant

    Sorry guys- no good news today. Something told me to confirm this feb 7th date mentioned, so here is the convo:

    Thanks for contacting TurboTax. Currently wait times are longer than we’d like. We might answer your question faster at turbotax.com/support where you’ll find helpful articles and answers to common questions. We look forward to chatting with you and will connect you with the next available agent.
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    You have been connected to 04_Kirk W.
    04_Kirk W: Hi Erica, thank you for your patience. I’m here to help you today. Give me just a few seconds to read your question.
    04_Kirk W: What is your exact question?
    Erica O: I wanted to check the status of my refund- WMR with the IRS isn’t giving any info on the status. Have you received any updates regarding this form #### that I hear could be the cause for delay on my refund?
    04_Kirk W: More than likely.
    04_Kirk W: Here is a link to our support site article explaining the situation:

    http://turbotax.intuit.com/support/iq/Education/IRS-Delays-Processing-Returns-With-Form-8863–Education-Credits/GEN83271.html

    Note: Don’t worry if your tax return includes these education credits and has already been accepted by the IRS. You don’t need to do anything on your end. We will communicate with you directly to let you know when we are transmitting your return to the IRS – right now, we expect that to be in mid-February. Once your return has been accepted by the IRS, you can expect to receive your refund in 21 days or less.
    Erica O: Yes I have read the “generic” article-lol do you know the status on my particular refund- does it show in your system
    Erica O: if mine is pending or if irs has it?
    04_Kirk W: Can you confirm the physical address and date of birth on the return?
    Erica O: #### ##### ##//####
    04_Kirk W: It looks like they pre accepted your return on the 25th which was 3 days before they made the decisions that they could not process the form 8863. Unfortunately your return is stuck untill they figure that out probably by the middle of this month.
    Erica O: oh ok- darn it! last question for you- a coworker says turbo tax found out from the IRS that they will be accepting these forms on feb 7th- can you confirm this update?
    04_Kirk W: I cannot. That is the date we are putting out a patch for some other common issues this year. However, form 8863 is entirely the IRS’s issue to fix. In other words, we are just as in the dark as you are.
    Erica O: gotcha, thanks so much for your help
    04_Kirk W: You are welcome! Have a great day!

  • #5886 Reply

    VDOfanOregon
    Participant

    If you can do that msjoyok, then go for it.. Some of us who filed early, such as the 24th like me, and were “accepted” by the IRS, we cant go to another compaany and resubmit without the 8863. But anyone who filed after the 28th, and was never accepted by the IRS, then yes I belive you can do that…

  • #5882 Reply

    msjoyok
    Participant

    I filed on the 30 and I am pending on TT, I’ve seen where you can go to another company and submit without using the form, get approved and amend later once the irs fixes the form. Some people are saying they’ve had success, I’ll let you know

  • #5881 Reply

    VDOfanOregon
    Participant

    Yeah, and that article says the 8917 form is delayed, and every other article I have seen, including on the IRS site, says that form is ok, and just not the 8863.. That article might of been from last year, as there was a delay last year, if memory serves me correctly….

  • #5863 Reply

    pinkbarbie
    Participant

    If you notice, that article says nothing about 8863, which leads me to once again to think it is just someone taking the mid-Feb phrase and making up their own article.

    If this were the case, we would be hearing the same thing from the MAJOR prep companies, not some obscure company I’ve never heard of.

  • #5846 Reply

    mojo ii
    Participant

    That’s not an official statement. Never take something ‘found’ on Facebook as ‘fact’

  • #5818 Reply

    Joe Schmo
    Participant

    Hope this latest info is true. Almost refilled this week without 8863, but glad I didn’t now. Hopefully Turbo Tax begins transmitting our returns this week.

  • #5814 Reply

    kay kay
    Participant

    So I found this on FB

    The Internal Revenue Service plans a Feb. 14 start date for processing tax returns delayed by last month’s tax law changes. The IRS reminded taxpayers affected by the delay they can begin preparing their tax returns immediately because many software providers are ready now to accept these returns.

    Beginning Feb. 14, the IRS will start processing both paper and e-filed returns claiming itemized deductions on Schedule A, the higher education tuition and fees deduction on Form 8917 and the educator expenses deduction. Based on filings last year, about nine million tax returns claimed any of these deductions on returns received by the IRS before Feb. 14.
    People using e-file for these delayed forms can get a head start because many major software providers have announced they will accept these impacted returns immediately. The software providers will hold onto the returns and then electronically submit them after the IRS systems open on Feb. 14 for the delayed forms.
    Taxpayers using commercial software can check with their providers for specific instructions. Those who use a paid tax preparer should check with their preparer, who also may be holding returns until the updates are complete.
    Most other returns, including those claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), education tax credits, child tax credit and other popular tax breaks, can be filed as normal, immediately.
    The IRS needed the extra time to update its systems to accommodate the tax law changes without disrupting other operations tied to the filing season. The delay followed the Dec. 17 enactment of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, which extended a number of expiring provisions including the state and local sales tax deduction, higher education tuition and fees deduction and educator expenses deduction.

    http://www.fmtaxservice.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=79%3Airs-to-start-processing-delayed-returns-on-feb-14-most-people-unaffected-and-can-file-now&catid=46%3Aincome-tax-news&Itemid=199&lang=en

    Now the million dollar question is since they started to process them we gonna get our money???????

  • #5798 Reply

    berrycakes 2/6 ohio
    Participant

    Well hoping that tomorrow is the day we get some news the grapevine is that is when the next sytem update will be

  • #5777 Reply

    kacilima
    Participant

    well, I have a little bit of hope…but i’m not going to hold my breath either.

  • #5717 Reply

    MsBurks
    Participant

    originally filed 1/26 wit TT wit 8863….. TT never sent it off to the IRS because of the delay …. so decided to refile today without the 8863 form and amend later and it was accepted 20 mins later…still hoping they start accepting returns with 8863 cause my fiancé is still waiting!!

  • #5716 Reply

    Blani
    Participant

    yay! so now we have a date… so I hope that means those of us the were accepted early before 1/30 will be getting processed in the next couple of days.. goodness this waiting is frustrating. Thanks for the updates.

  • #5691 Reply

    Lina
    Participant

    Great info thanks !

  • #5690 Reply

    kacilima
    Participant

    Jater, here is my earlier conversation with a Turbo Tax agent…this makes me feel good that we have at least two stories that are the same.

    You are currently at position number 4 in the queue.
    You have been connected to 10_William D.
    10_William D: how can i help you tonight kaci?
    Kaci Lima: ok, my return was accepted on the 26th
    Kaci Lima: I filed the education credit form
    Kaci Lima: I need to know when the IRS will start processing those forms. Have heard that the early filers will begin to get processed sometime this week. Am I considered an early filer since I filed before the 30th?
    10_William D: according to the IRS they are going to start processing them on the 7th which is thursday
    Kaci Lima: ok..thank you so much
    10_William D: you are welcome anything else i can help you with?
    Kaci Lima: nope that’s all…will this conversation be emailed to me?
    10_William D: no it won’t
    Kaci Lima: ok…thank you again

  • #5688 Reply

    jater
    Participant

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    17_Lucas M: Hi Joseph, I’m here to help you today. Just give me a moment to read your question.
    Joseph Ater: Hi Lucas
    Joseph Ater: Ok
    17_Lucas M: how can i help you today?
    Joseph Ater: I am inquiring on the status of the I.R.S accepting form #### for the education credits
    Joseph Ater: I have talked to a few customer service reps with tt and they have told me I should have received emails updating me and I have not
    Joseph Ater: Earlier tonight on the help forums multiple people have received updates
    Joseph Ater: I am looking for a status for my Efile
    Joseph Ater: here is a copy that was given on the turbo tax forum
    Joseph Ater: courtnethompson about 9 hours ago
    Like two days ago. They sent a follow up email after i called customer service. Here is a copy Dear courtne,

    Thank you for contacting TurboTax Help and Support. You called requesting
    assistance with the following issue:

    Customer Question: “e filing”

    Education form will be accepted by Feb 7th

    We would like to make sure this has been completely resolved for you. Should
    you need to contact us again about this, y
    Joseph Ater: Is there any truth to this?
    17_Lucas M: the irs isn’t reviewing any returns with education credits on them until Febuary 7th. correct.
    Joseph Ater: Does that mean Turbo tax will be sending my efile to the irs for acceptance on the 7th?
    17_Lucas M: it was already sent its just in there system to be reviewed
    Joseph Ater: Ok thanks
    Joseph Ater: I just wanted to confirm that the I.R.S would be reviewing efiles with the education credit on the 7th
    17_Lucas M: yes that is correct

  • #5677 Reply

    jater
    Participant

    This is a two part post.. Did anyone see this post on the home page feed?
    Cliffy Says:
    February 5, 2013 at 4:08 pm
    I just got off the phone with my CPA who did my taxes. His office has just received an email from the IRS this morning around 10am, stating form 8863 may now be delayed until the second week of March and under any circumstances to not submit any more 8863 forms until notified by the IRS.

    I am taking it as a grain of salt.. at this point there is so much hearsay floating around that I am not believing anything until the IRS puts a new press release out.

    2nd part
    I filed 1/30 late in the day and was promptly sent an email notice from TT that the my federal return was not sent to the I.R.S as they were not accepting form 8863. The email stated that once the I.R.S notified TT that they were accepting the form they would send my efile to them. Fast Forward to today 2/5 I called TT to see if my return was transmitted or if they still have the return held. The lady on the phone was clueless she finally came back and said that my efile was batched to the I.R.S and they have it. I am not really hurting for my return as others are, I am going to use it to go on vacation in May. I am just trying to confirm what the status of the efile is NOT the return. I honestly believe TT just forced all of the returns to the I.R.S refusing to listen, which in turn will cause the I.R.S to reject all returns and make us all re-file which will make us wait until later this year for returns.

  • #5666 Reply

    LaurenHatesWaiting
    Participant

    I can’t refile with another company, as I am one of the “lucky” ones that was sent to the IRS early and accepted on the 25th. I found out about the delay on the 28th. Again, had I know that my return was going to be filed early, I would have opted to wait it out. From past experience, it always seems to me that you are taking a chance filing early and opting to be the person that they, “test their systems on.” I lurked on this page last year and can remember several early filers complaining that their returns were delayed because of filing early. I was livid when I learned that the IRS warned big named preparers early that forms were not finalized and that they had advised preparers against sending returns in early because of the fiscal cliff fiasco. When I filed, I was told that my return would be first in line when, “THE IRS BEGINS ACCEPTING RETURNS ON THE 30TH.” Instead, I should have been told, “WE MIGHT SEND YOUR RETURN IN EARLY AND YOUR RETURN MIGHT OR MIGHT NOT BE PROCESSED EARLY. IT ALL DEPENDS, OF COURSE, IF THE IRS GETS THEIR S*** TOGETHER IN TIME.” I do not believe for one minute that the tax preparers were not told in advance of a possible problem BEFORE continuing to accept and file early returns. Perhaps the small preparers were left out of the loop, but not the bigger companies. That particular form affects too many tax payers. They had to have known.

  • #5662 Reply

    blkjellybean
    Participant

    Any updates on the actual date the IRS will start to post the delayed forms? I’m not a 8863, I have a form 8859 (DC Home buyer) but I’m in the same boat, or maybe a worse one, since mine isn’t expected to be ready until late Feb – early March.

  • #5654 Reply

    UUGH8863
    Participant

    When I talked to the IRS today for the first time they pulled up my info and basically told me that it was just sitting there…i was accepted already BEFORE on the 26th in the morning!..and Im seeing people with the same form getting DD dates who filed and were accepted after me???? WTF

  • #5653 Reply

    UUGH8863
    Participant

    when will this nightmare be over….Ive heard the 7th and the 11th and the 15th…OMFG

  • #5651 Reply

    kiki1118
    Participant

    I have had the same issues with different stories. I cant get a straight answer from anyone. I spooke with the IRS today and they said they dont even have my tax return that i filed on 1-30-13. Then I spoke with Turbo Tax and the lady was a complete idiot and wanted to tell me that the return was pending in their system…which I already knew. She could not tell me if the IRS has actually recieved my return or not even though when i chatted online with a turbo tax agent they told me the IRS had indeed received it. So I dont know if Turbo Tax is just holding the returns or if the IRS just wont tell you that they have received it because they can not process it. I was also told that it is still Mid Feb for the processing but she would not tell me anymore than that.

  • #5641 Reply

    LaurenHatesWaiting
    Participant

    Food For Thought?? Something I posted on FB, “I Got My Refund Page.” Comments????

    I am a fellow 8863’r. I filed with turbo tax on the 21rst, and was accepted on the 25th. I finally broke down and called the IRS myself today. The lady I had was extremely cordial. However, she mentioned that tax returns that include 8863 might not be processed until LATE FEBRUARY OR EARLY MARCH. I wanted to cry. I know that all the reps from the IRS are giving us all different stories, but just wanted to share mine!

    I wanted to add one more thing…Like many of you, I decided to file as soon as I received my tax information. Largely I did this because Turbo Tax reassured me that by filing early, I would be the, “first in line to get my refund faster.” When speaking to the IRS rep, I told her that had I known about the 8863 form delay, I would have opted to leave it out since it did not effect my refund by a huge amount. This IRS lady told me that they informed ALL TAX PREPARERS about allowing customers to file early because of the end of the year fiasco. As you all recall, the form was delayed on the 28th. Had I waited until the 30th, opening day, I would not be in this mess. She specifically told me that all of the “big name” tax preparation companies were informed of this. So, I, myself, hold Turbo Tax partly responsible. Last year, I remember that a number of early filers were delayed as well. This will not happen again next year. I will wait until a day or two after opening. Even if it means I wait a week, its certainly better than waiting for a month and a half.

    And just one more final thought….A number of people have commented that it is common knowledge for the IRS to, “accept a few returns early to test their software.” When I filed our taxes, I was told by turbo tax that OUR refund would be submitted to the IRS on the 30th, the first day the IRS was starting to accept refunds. Never in any fine print did I notice anything about authorizing them to submit my return early in order to be a, “test subject.” Again, the news of the 8863 was announced on the 28th. Had TT waited until the 30th to submit our returns, I could have possibly called them and perhaps did something about omitting that form. It was my understanding that even though I filed on the 21rst, my return would be HELD by TT until the IRS began accepting returns. I don’t know about you all, but I think of tax time as my Christmas! I patiently count down the days until tax time as it is the one time of year I am able to splurge on something nice for our family. I would not have CHOSEN to roll the dice basically and be a test subject, especially knowing about the financial cliff crap at the end of the year.

  • #5630 Reply

    CHRISTIEDIPAULA
    Participant

    I know I was accepted on Jan 26th and I am still stuck with one bar on the wmr site. Does anyone still get that red box on SBBT when you login? Any new news would be appreciated.

  • #5628 Reply

    berrycakes 2/6 ohio
    Participant

    I am so tired of waiting for no news, please someone post some good news today

  • #5610 Reply

    Blani
    Participant

    Anyone get any updates ? So frustrated. Every year they have issues and have to hold returns up for one reason or another. How about getting all your ducks in a row and having everything good to go by January 15th every year. If congress makes changes, they should have to wait until the following year.. good or bad.

  • #5503 Reply

    JennyHagan
    Participant

    IRS Calls from Feb 4, 2013:

    IRS Agent name: Dennis Ragen (call 1)
    badge number: 2627475
    Aren’t processing until mid Feb. Don’t need to take addition action at this time. Wouldn’t give any information about return at all.

    IRS Agent Name: Mrs. Rickman (call 2)
    Badge #: 0584322
    Told them I wanted to confirm banking information.
    Accepted 1/24:
    Normal processing time is 3 weeks. If nothing, has to adhere to that time frame. *bunch of bull*
    Do have return, is being processed, refund is $1707.
    What they have on the 8863 issues: if the IRS received before Jan 27, will hold until mid Feb. even though they are “processing” they aren’t really processing. Apparently any dates given (2/7, 2/11 or 2/15) weren’t given by her, and as such, she can’t answer why they are being given out.

  • #5488 Reply

    Lina
    Participant

    Did they explain projected date to you? The lady I spoke to last week that told me projected date could not tell me if that’s when it will start processing, finish processing or DD.

  • #5477 Reply

    8863er
    Participant

    Club 8863
    2 minutes ago
    I just got off the phone with the IRS and they stated I have a projected date of the 11th for a refund. Lets see how true that is, hope so. If you call the IRS do not tell them that you filed the 8863. And when they ask you to chek online, tell them you cant get on, and they will review your file and let you know what is your projected date. Good Luck everyone!
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  • #5468 Reply

    NoLongerLurking
    Participant

    Nope not for me

  • #5466 Reply

    berrycakes 2/6 ohio
    Participant

    Any good news this morning?

  • #5465 Reply

    MsBurks
    Participant

    I received my state dd yesterday…. Just waitin on my federal … Hoping its sooner rather than later!!!

  • #5388 Reply

    AmyOhio

    I was accepted on 1/25 with form 8863. My State return finished final processing stage on 1/31. It says my State will be mailed on or before 2/14, so I am thinking our Federal returns with 8863 form will arrive right around 2/11.

  • #5367 Reply

    mowat

    @CHRISTIE yeah It looks like they are staying from the back and working up. Also from what I noticed in the main forum, SNAPS said her friend that’s a rep or something says the early accepted 8863ers (ones th3at didn’t get rejected) should receive something within the next 7 days. When you scroll up in this forum, a lot of people said they have projected dates for the 11th or irs will start processing by the 11th. If you look at it, 7 days from Monday makes the 11th so Ihave faith that we should be okay :-)

  • #5359 Reply

    Shay

    Please update if you receive a dd for 8863 filers

  • #5353 Reply

    jackie777

    Auburngirl- No that wasn’t my status that was off the turbo tax forum… I’m still “processing”… :(

  • #5352 Reply

    Shay

    Im a 8863 filer I filed january 7 and got accepted january 24 mine still says processing my hope is that they are processing ours and will start issuing refunds on the 11 and 15 which would actually be 21 days for those of us accepted early just a hope and a hunch

  • #5351 Reply

    jlschenker

    I am in the same boat. Filed on the 10th, accepted late on the 24th (so really the 25th) and still sitting at one bar. All because of this form. :(

  • #5350 Reply

    Christie knapp

    I think they started taking the last in before 1/30 8863s first.. Ours were prob the ones that tripped the error :-(

  • #5342 Reply

    Me

    First in = First out. At least that’s how it should be. We were at the head of the line and because they screwed up and was not able to process our returns – we are being punished and have to wait???? Exactly what I would expect from a non-efficient government agency. NOTHING EVER MAKES ANY SENSE!!!!

    I was accepted 1/25 and still no DD. Still waiting…says 21 days blah, blah, blah. We are people who need our money too! Sh*t!

  • #5341 Reply

    Trice

    I still have the first processing bar

  • #5337 Reply

    jennlo25

    I’m also a 1/24 and still nothing. :l

  • #5335 Reply

    Christie knapp

    Ya I get ya. I’m a 1/24 accept and still waiting. I see the ones after 1/24 are saying they’ve received dd dates.. I’m hoping their isn’t a bigger issue with the 1/24 returns. I’m hoping for an update tomorrow morning .

  • #5319 Reply

    Lina
    Participant

    How sad for us that those accepted later are getting their DDs. :(. I was also accepted on 1/24.

    Don’t get me wrong i am totally happy for those getting it. Gives me hope. Lol

  • #5318 Reply

    berrycakes 2/6 ohio
    Participant

    I hope we start seeing more updates for those who where accepted early then we will know that those of us who wasn’t will be getting close

  • #5301 Reply

    Auburngirl

    Jackie 777…Congrats! Maybe we can finally start seeing some light at the bottom of this endless 8863 tunnel, I have been in since accepted on the 24th!! Hoping for good news for us all within the next few days!!!

  • #5300 Reply

    HeidiD

    Just an update here. For those of u who have the 8863 form, if u are on hold and wish to refile w/out the form best to do so with the same software that u used first.the irs only acknowledges the last return filed. Where as if u use 2different programs, the retufn without the form will get accspted and processed. Then the return on hold will get sent when its time…will put you at risk for fraud audit! Hope this helps :)

  • #5296 Reply

    mowat

    I hope so because I’m still processing getting the 21 day message

  • #5284 Reply

    jackie777

    Bossie- I too was scrolling through turbo tax and just came across this update. I filed Jan 25 still pending husband and I both filed 8863 Edu. Credit. Here is the copy from turbo tax webite:

    fiyahempress
    about 7 hours ago
    All you 8863’rs (Education Credit) I got a direct deposit date for FEB 6th!!!

    Logged in to WMR a few minutes ago – got a direct deposit date – SO THEY HAVE DEFINITELY began processing and approving EDUCATION CREDITS!!!
    BridgeeMidgee
    about 5 hours ago
    what date did you file?
    what date did you get accepted?

    Reply
    fiyahempress
    22 minutes ago
    was accepted on the 27th – I filed on the 25th

    Reply

  • #5279 Reply

    bossie8863

    I am a fellow 8863 er . I filed 1/10 accepted 1/24. Been lurking non-stop since 1/25. Please see the post I found on TT forums. A person posted an email they received from TT stating they are now processing 8863 forms. You will have to scroll down through many posts. It says she posted it 4 hours ago.
    Username is autumnmeeks314. I hope this gives everyone else the same excitement it gave me. Good luck everyone.

    https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1544198-what-is-up-with-form-8863-and-delays

  • #5271 Reply

    Blani
    Participant

    heard that if you were not accepted you could go to a different tax prep company and file through them without 8863 and IF that one gets accepted the pending one with 8863 will be rejected. Once you receive your refund you can then file an amended return with the 8863 form for the balance of the refund due you. Hope that helps.

  • #5265 Reply

    NashvegasMomy

    Hello, I efiled my taxes online with hrblock on jan 30th with the 8863 form. (because i wasn’t aware of the delay on the form obviously, or i would have filled regular, and amended later for my education portion.) Anyways, I received the email below from hrblock on feb 1st:

    We’ve received your e-filed return. The IRS has notified us that it won’t be accepting returns that include certain forms until later. This delay is industry-wide, regardless of tax preparation method.
    Your return contains 1 of these forms. Until the IRS is ready, your return is being stored on our secure servers.
    The IRS will begin processing returns with this form in mid-February. To learn more, see the IRS Form 8863 press release.
    Form 8863: Education Credits (American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning credits)
    The IRS will begin processing returns with these forms in late February or early March. To learn more about these forms, see the IRS press release.
    Form 4562: Depreciation and Amortization
    Form 8396: Mortgage Interest Credit
    Form 8582: Passive Activity Loss Limitations
    If you prepared a state return, it will also be held. Your federal return must be accepted by the IRS before you can file your state return.
    We’re monitoring the situation closely. As soon as the IRS updates its system, we’ll send your return immediately. We’ll send you an e-mail with the status of your return(s) once the IRS – and the state office, if applicable – processes it.
    ————– end of email

    So my question is… does anyone know if its okay to go to another tax service and file my taxes (without form 8863)??? since hrblock says they are just storing my taxes in their database… and its not officially at the irs yet.

    Thanks!

  • #5256 Reply

    Prayer Changes Things

    Has anyone with 8863 gotten a DD or Refund yet? I saw where someone said by 11th and another said 15th..

  • #5227 Reply

    Blani
    Participant

    8863’er
    Completed efile through Taxslayer 1/22
    Accepted by IRS 1/25
    WMR 1 bar

    I hope they start processing and do it by alphabetical order since our last name start with an “A” lol
    I heard that if you were not accepted you could go to a different tax prep company and file through them without 8863 and IF that one gets accepted the pending one with 8863 will be rejected. Once you receive your refund you can then file an amended return with the 8863 form for the balance of the refund due you. Hope that helps.

  • #5158 Reply

    Christie knapp

    I was told the same thing by the irs, by the 15th.

  • #5127 Reply

    mowat

    Thanks for posting. I hope so too@Auburn. I pray we find out something constructive on Monday.

  • #5125 Reply

    Auburngirl

    I was also accepted on the 24th and still “processing” Spoke to a IRS agent and he told me its suspended until the 15th..then it will start processing again. I am just praying that they are just allowing a cushion for their-selves and its true that they have started SLOWLY processing the 8863s. Hoping for good news with a DD soon!!!!

  • #5117 Reply

    Trice

    I was accepted on the 24th and I have one bar on WMR

  • #5106 Reply

    emilyyy
    Participant

    @cassie i can agree. i was rejected the 30th.. fixed it and re- efiled the same day.. (after initially filing on the 19th) now it still hasn’t been re-accepted because of the form..smh

  • #5105 Reply

    cassie

    Im getting so frustrated with this…I filed 8863 on 1/26 and never even got accepted so now TT is just holding my return…so I have absolutely no clue what to even expect. I would be content with just an accepted status at this point! Grrr….guess thats what I get for being organized and filing early :/

  • #5101 Reply

    emilyyy
    Participant

    gm.. found out as an 8863 er that my efile won’t be transmitted to the IRS even though H and R has it until the IRS gives the okay that they are accepting that particular form. Got an email from H and R this morning.. ugh

  • #5097 Reply

    The Best Ever

    Mine was accepted early on 1/26, 8863 of course, still showing orange bar with return accepted and process, 21 days. I just pray this process hurries up this is just not fair.

  • #5048 Reply

    frikfrac

    my theory is they are going to take the taxes they have on hold already that they did accept like mine on the 24th(8863 yes)or jarons mothers and use us as test dummies and if they go through we will have our return in 3 days direct deposit couple weeks papercheck.or if you filed later and just held in longo they will tell you a couple weeks.

  • #5021 Reply

    LoriP

    @jarons mother is that a projected date for deposit or processing?? Looking at another post they said the IRS will send them through on the 11th and refunds will go out for them starting a few weeks after that. I truly hope not!

  • #5004 Reply

    jarons mother

    Called a few days ago spoke with a lady she states i they have my return n its being processed and said my projected date was 2/14 I have form 8863

  • #5003 Reply

    kay kay
    Participant

    okay I guess it is good news that I am able to order my return transcript as of 2:20 est… I have no freaking clue what it means…. but i hope its good news… and yes I am a 8863 accepted 23rd hope this helps

  • #4994 Reply

    guest1

    When I spoke with the irs rep I was told 8863 form filers should start being sent through on the 11th. If all checks out and there isnt any flags that refunds will go out for them starting a few weeks after that.

  • #4982 Reply

    princessbeth

    I efiled on 1/23 and my federal is still pending (of course)….BUT, my state taxes through GA were just accepted about an hour ago!!!! Thank the Lord!
    Now, I’m just praying that they get the kinks worked out for the 8863 to be accepted through federal.

  • #4973 Reply

    kay kay
    Participant

    hello my fellow 8863’rs nice to meet you all… messed up we had to have a support group for this but here goes

    Filed on the 7th accepted the 23rd (still processing)
    State MI still waiting acceptance
    No info for WMR…(think I got a little too jumpy and checked to much lol)
    I have two question
    1. what is this transcript everyone is talking about? and can I have a link
    2. if the recorded message says you should receive your refund within 21 days does that mean that the only thing holding us up is the 8863?

    I’m trying not to loose my mind here mainly because of my state i knew sunday about the hold up on the form.. but for some reason I haven’t been accepted (filed on the 12th) still awaiting acceptance… I called the treasury dept and can not get passed the automated bs… and it keeps telling me my AGI is wrong? is this happening to anyone else?

  • #4943 Reply

    mongamari33

    Yes I did file 8863

  • #4938 Reply

    8863 filer

    ok so all 8863’er called the number listed above to talk to a human…..this is my third time calling first 2 told me nothing..last man i spoke with looked into my account and said i had a projected DD date of 2/11!!!! I filed 1/18 “accepted” 1/25 WMR says processing both online/irs2go app and hotline. But this man said he seen a Project DD date of 2/11 . And of course i filed with 8863 form I did the ex 362 and said i was wondering about how much i owed …she tranfered me…man wasnt willing to look untill i bugged him to death! try it…and Good luck! also still cannot order either of my transcripts also i used TT and didnt use a 3rd party for fee’s i paid up front and had DD straight to my chase account!

  • #4931 Reply

    Italiatouch

    @mongamari: Did you file a 8863

  • #4930 Reply

    mongamari33

    So after calling the irs since the 30th i was finally able to get a rep (called the spanish line wait was 4mins) to actually admit that i indeed was accepted on the 26th and that my refund is actually being processed… he didnt give me a date and gave the 21 day bs line but im more at ease because for the first time the rep actually was able to pull up my stuff with my current address so im guessing this is good news to anyone accepted and processing… WE ARE ACTUALLY IN THE SYSTEM BEING PROCESSSED NOT JUST SITTING THERE!!

    :)) good news?

  • #4928 Reply

    LoriP

    @Truly pissed I got the same email from TaxACT, pretty bummed. It is what it is :(

  • #4927 Reply

    8863 filer

    well, im an 8863’er filed on 1/18 accepted on 1/25 still no DD date, WMR still has one bar shows processing..and cannot order transcripts for 2012 Neither kind(account or refund) called today and spoke to 2 reps…they do not have a DD date for me…..still waiting for anything…it would make me feel better if i could order my transcripts. Single mom of a disabled daughter and this money is desperately needed as will most all here!..Id be happy with at least a date! Not this Mid-Feb crap!

  • #4926 Reply

    frikfrac

    no he wasnt but i am. just glad it didnt effect the state taxes

  • #4925 Reply

    Trice

    Frikfrac was ur son an 8863er as well? I was accepted on 1/24 with 8863 and had one bar on WMR last night amd this morning that said processing. I called the irs today and they said they don’t have my return and I’m locked out of WMR… Ugh

  • #4922 Reply

    frikfrac

    my sons bar is on 2nd level he already got his direct deposit so i don’t trust those bars lol…i’m a 8863er so not holding breath to long and i am in early also

  • #4921 Reply

    Truly pissed

    Filed 1/7 and accepted 1/23.. No info whatsoever on a DD date or anything and quite frankly, I give up. Here is the email I was just sent.

    Dear TaxACT® Customer,

    On Monday, January 28, 2013, the IRS announced that it has added Form 8863 to the list of delayed forms that cannot be submitted to the IRS until mid-February (an official date has not been determined). http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/List-of-IRS-forms-that-1040-filers-can-begin-filing-in-late-February-or-into-March-2013

    Since the return you have submitted to TaxACT contained Form 8863, Education Credits (American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits), and it was ACCEPTED by the IRS, the IRS will hold it until they are able to process Form 8863 in mid-February. You do not need to take any additional action at this time.

    Where’s My Refund?
    Since your return was accepted before the IRS announced the processing delay, Where’s My Refund will show that the return has been received. However, progress to the next phase, Refund Approved, will not occur before mid-February when the IRS can begin processing these returns. You will not be given a refund date during this waiting period due to the delayed processing of Form 8863. You do not need to contact the IRS about your return or take any other action.

    Thank you,
    TaxACT Electronic Filing Department

  • #4918 Reply

    kcneda
    Participant

    Hi! I also filed using 8863. I was accepted 1/25 and am still showing processing on wmr and on the hotline. I have been reading about ordering the transcripts, so I gave it a shot. It says my info is incorrect:/ We moved right after tax season last year, so when I put in our old address it logs in but says there is not a transcript available for 2012. Is this because I am still being “held”, or because they havent updated the address? Just curious if anyone else is experiencing the same thing

  • #4917 Reply

    Brandy

    Just one bar. It must have gotten processed after the nightly WMR update.

  • #4915 Reply

    Me

    Brandy – WMR status bar only has 3 bars: Received, Approved, Sent – so are you on BAR 1?

  • #4913 Reply

    Brandy

    Ok. The WMR says still processing??? Refund Hotline still processing. Mine is going straight to my personal bank. I called the number under contacts with ext 362. I was seriously so shocked. I had been so upset all week because of the IRS and then my school told me my finacial was being held for Pell review two days before disbursement. Just pray. I have been praying my head off so my husband said God had to do something because I was clogging up all his incoming lines LOL.

  • #4911 Reply

    8863filer

    brandy what number did you call?

  • #4908 Reply

    CHRISTIEDIPAULA
    Participant

    SORRY I DIDN’T MEAN TO REPEAT YOUR QUESTIONS

  • #4907 Reply

    CHRISTIEDIPAULA
    Participant

    YES BRANDY WHAT DID WMR SAY? HOTLINE SAY? SBBT WEBSITE SAY? ANY INFO WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED.

  • #4902 Reply

    Me

    Brandy – Since you have a DD date for 2/6; what does WMR say? Also, what does the refund hotline tell you? Mine still says ACCEPTED since 1/25/13! Frustrated!!!!

  • #4900 Reply

    Brandy

    Just wanted to let the 8863er my situation. I filed w/ TaxAct and accepted 1/26. Been trying to order return transcript all week but nothing. Magically I could today. I called, needing info about back federal tax offset. Rep confirmed processing, DD 2/6. She said they were sending a few through at a time. I bet I asked ten times if it really said a deposit date and she keep reassuring me. Have three students in the house so I was sure mine would be held up. Just thought it might ease nerves. I have been a nervous wreck all week.

  • #4896 Reply

    YadaYadaYada

    Filed: 1/24
    Accepted: 1/26
    Service: Turbo Tax (w/ fees taken out of refund)
    Status: Processing

    I will be sure to update if this info changes. I hope we hear something soon.

  • #4867 Reply

    cassie

    I filed on 1/26 with TT (8863 of COURSE!) And its still just sitting there pending.

  • #4865 Reply

    CHRISTIEDIPAULA
    Participant

    Losing my mind!

    Filed: January 21
    Acceppted: January 26
    WMR: One bar for last two days and gives me the generic 21 days message.
    State NJ refund accepted last night. No DD yet.
    8863er

    Has anyone using form 8863 gotten two bars on WMR or gotten a DD date?

  • #4846 Reply

    ag1981

    Filed: 1/23
    Accepted: 1/26
    Wmr: processing- 1 bar
    8863er
    TT

    The only way I was able to get the reps to look up my information was by telling them that I received an error coded as a duplicate return on the wmr website. She actually told me that they just recieved my return today and did not have a status yet. Although it showed as I was processing yesterday on the wmr site. I will give them a call tomorrow to see if I can gather more info.

  • #4841 Reply

    Tracy

    Filed: 1/22
    Accepted:1/26
    Wmr: processing -1 bar
    8863er
    TT
    If you are having problems seeing statuses- try clearing your
    Cache! It really helps(especially if you are “locked out”! :)

  • #4832 Reply

    NoLongerLurking
    Participant

    I filed on the 24th and had my return accepted by the IRS on the 24th with the 8863. However, Ive still been processing without a due date since then,,,,

  • #4828 Reply

    Camilla

    Has anyone who filed after 01/29/13 had their return accepted by the IRS? I filed with HRB (and of course had the form 8863) and it seems as though the IRS Hasn’t even accepted my return from HRB…it is still pending on the HRB website and cannot be found in the IRS system.

  • #4827 Reply

    Lisa O

    Any news on returns with 8863?

    Filed with TT on 1/17
    Accepted 1/24
    Still processing

    MI State Refund scheduled 2/6/2013

  • #4738 Reply

    shawn
    Participant

    I filed with JH on 1/22 My State and Federal was accepted on 1/24. Wmr is still processing with generic message 21 days. When I filed my taxes on 1/22 my JH preparer told me that I should have mines by 2/14 and that’s what it looks like it’s coming too. And yes I am a 8863′er.

  • #4702 Reply

    Brezzy7788

    OK, so I have read and I understand that their will be a delay for 1040 forms with the form 8863. The 1040 forms have more itemized deductions. But does that also qualify for the 1040ez or 1030A. The are simplier. This will clear some confusion for myself.

  • #4670 Reply

    Blak Gost

    I was told by the IRS they will start processing the 8863 returns on the 11th. That 8863 form persons are in holding at the processing point till them. We will see but maybe it wont be like last year I had to wait several months because of a faulty flagging in the flag software.

  • #4655 Reply

    frikfrac

    well at least i did my state and its already accepted so the form 8863 does not effect your state thank god.My sons state(VT) got accepted at 3:55pm friday the 25th and he received direct deposit already on the 29th thats what i calllll fast lol..so at least i can look forward to my state to hold me over!!!

  • #4612 Reply

    cbagne
    Participant

    I filed with TT on 1/26 with a form 8863 and it just saying “pending” so I dont think its even been sent to the IRS at this point…but I guess pending is better than rejected so I guess I will take it. I just hope they end up fixing this issue sooner than mid- February!

  • #4577 Reply

    MsBurks
    Participant

    I filed Jan 26 with form 8863
    Got the successfully transmitted email
    … And that’s it
    No reject email
    Hoping mine doesn’t need to be re-filed..

  • #4478 Reply

    frikfrac

    I think this is a bunch of total bull.Why would it take them 2more weeks to fix this problem?Personally I think it’s all a excuse to bigger refunds back and push all of the quicker easier refunds through first that are also smaller in check size like my 2 sons 1040ez’s for example so they can get more interest on the money they do have in the bank.Makes no sence it would take so long.There going to have to shut this system down to fix it you would think???

  • #4426 Reply

    MrsGordon

    I really hope we hear new news tomorrow! I’m done with this waiting game.

  • #4425 Reply

    The Best Ever

    hang in there guys, i got word that the system may be ready to process us on Feb 11

  • #4422 Reply

    DannyC

    I filed the 26th and was sent a email from Jackson Hewitt saying my refund was accepted the 27th. I checked WMR and it says processing with the bar and everything..so heres to hoping that the early filers are being processed as usual. If not hopefully I can be rejected and then re-file without the form…

  • #4415 Reply

    Connie

    TT just sent me this… finally, official word!

    Important Information About Your Federal Tax Return

    Process delay for higher education credits
    Your return has been accepted, but on January 28 the IRS announced that all returns like yours, with higher education credits, will be delayed for processing until sometime in mid-February. The specific higher education credits include the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit, found on Form 8863.

    What this means
    Don’t worry, your return is still accurate, and the IRS has accepted it. However, because it contains Form 8863, it will not be processed until the IRS is ready, and your federal refund will take a little longer than expected. This is a nationwide issue for everyone who is filing Form 8863, no matter who is preparing your taxes.

    What you can do
    Keep watching your email. We will keep you updated with the latest information from the IRS about your return.

  • #4412 Reply

    Melissa

    Fellow 8863’er here.
    Boy this website is addicting! I filed mine on the 24th and was accepted on the 26th, and I cant access thw WMR site, it says they have no info on me, and when I called the 800 #, it said the same thing as others have heeard, its processing, 21 days, blah blah blah.. I too wish I would of known this before I field, I would of left off the 8863, and just filed it later on.. Ugh..
    @ Lina, I sure hope that 2nd IRS person you talked to was right!

    I just wish the WMR site would at least show some kind of information..
    So we wait…..

  • #4409 Reply

    Lina

    Hi fellow 8863ers. First let me tell you that if you check WMR too many times in one day, it will basically block you and tell you nothing is found. It has been like that for years. I think it’s for your protection in case someone got your info. Also after speaking to one IRSer that didn’t even know there was a hold on 8863, I called back & the next lady said they should process 2/11. So by logic conclusion, those who got accepted last week ( w/o 8863 ) are getting DD on 2/1 we should get it a week after 2/11. Fingers crossed and we should all keep in touch and post when ours has been received.

  • #4382 Reply

    Dani

    @Crys, filed with H&R block on the 27th.. not sure if it was “accepted” beacause the IRS didnt start accepting the returns until the 30th,but I know a lady that works thre that entered all the returns in the system the next day so that when the IRS started to accept them on the 30th all of us that filed that day and before would already be sent to IRS…
    but like I said before mine was showing through the IRS WMR site earlier .. now it isnt showing anymore .. who knows .. always something every year.. Im not goign to expect mine anytime before Feb 21st..

  • #4381 Reply

    Crys

    Mine was accepted on the 26th and I checked the WMR around 1pm and had the processing bar, just rechecked it and same thing. Called the number and it says they received it and 90% get their refunds in 21 days yadda yadda… had I known this was going to be an issue I would have filed without that form and amended later :( some of us rely on this money for things that we can’t afford any other time. Like I need a new laptop for school and I need to fix the car that’s broken down outside that I havent been able to fix for 4 months. Ugh…. I miss paying H&R Block ridiculously high fees to have my money super fast :/ Seems like it takes the IRS longer and longer every year

  • #4379 Reply

    Dani

    @Connie.. the same thing happened to me earlier .. return accepted .. but now cant find me or I entered my info wrong.. and I didnt file with the 8863 (whatever that is)

  • #4378 Reply

    The Best Ever

    lol, we have to stick together sister.

  • #4377 Reply

    taxseasonballer

    Mine has no bar or meter whatsoever, but my gf’s does, so I have no clue either

  • #4375 Reply

    Connie

    @YourTheBestEver :-) You made me feel better just knowing I’m not alone!

  • #4374 Reply

    The Best Ever

    Yeah mine was showing online also with the return accepted bar but now its not showing neither, suggestions?

  • #4373 Reply

    Connie

    @Jackie 1/24. And it showed the tracker bar earlier today with only ACCEPTED filled in and the usual 21 day notice, now it is like years gone by where it shows nothing – like they don’t know you telling me I might have entered my information wrong. Just checked again, same thing. Perhaps this is like someone said, that they are doing them by hand or something. I should stop reading this site, LOL, I’m not all the concerned about it just makes me wonder, you know?

  • #4372 Reply

    Jackie777

    Connie- When did you get accepted? Mine says accepted but not acknowledged?? My current status:

    2012 Federal Personal
    TurboTax Electronic Postmark: January 25, 2013 10:04 PM PST

    Status: Pending
    What this means:
    It takes the IRS about 24 to 48 hours to process efiled returns. During that time, they are considered “pending.”
    Next step:
    Come back here later (we suggest waiting 24 hours), or check your email. We’ll notify you as soon as your return has been accepted.
    What’s the current IRS status on processing returns?
    Hide Efile History
    Sent to Tax Authority | 01/27/13 01:16:17 PM
    The filing has been transmitted to the agency and the agency has accepted (but not acknowledged) the filing. The system is now waiting for an acknowledgment message from the agency regarding the filing.

    Received by TurboTax | 01/28/13 06:27:06 PM
    Your return has been received. You can expect to receive an email acknowledgment within 24-48 hours, indicating whether or not your e-file was accepted.

  • #4370 Reply

    Connie

    *sigh* mine showed the Accepted bar a few hours ago on WMR, now they don’t find me. Wonder if they are holding it or kicking it back. Time will tell.

  • #4369 Reply

    GAH2004

    I contacted Turbo Tax to figure everything out and basically everyone who had been accepted early and approved, the IRS is holding on to those returns and if you were not accepted yet Turbo Tax will send your efiles out when issue is resolved.
    This is some of the info I was emailed after speaking with a Turbo Tax rep.

    “Thanks for reaching out. It’s good to hear that your return was accepted. Because your return has the form 8863, IRS will start processing refunds for returns like yours starting mid February. Don’t worry if your tax return has this form, you don’t need to do anything on your end. After mid-February, you can expect to receive your refund in 21 days or less. You can read more here: http://turbotax.intuit.com/support/iq/Efile/IRS-Announces-January-30-Tax-Season-Opening–What-You-Need-to-Know/GEN85071.html?direct=true
    Hope this helps.

  • #4364 Reply

    Jackie777

    Hi- I filed with Turbo Tax Friday Jan 25 at 10pm and my husband and I both had a 1098 and filed form 8863. My current status says in line for processing and a link under the message that read:

    by TurboTaxBlogTeam January 30, 2013
    What is the current IRS status on processing returns?

    Last updated 1/30
    Congratulations of finishing your taxes!
    We know how important your refund is to you. Good news, there are currently no processing delays for TurboTax customers.
    The IRS started processing returns on January 30th. Returns will be processed in the order they were submitted and as soon as your return is accepted, we will notify you by email. This notification could take up to 24 hours.
    The IRS estimates that you should receive your refund within 21 days of your return being accepted. The IRS issued more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days last year and expects the same results this year.
    Once your return has been accepted by the IRS, you can track the status of your refund by logging into your MyTurboTax account.

  • #4344 Reply

    Sandy

    I filed on 1/17 with a form 8863 and was accepted on 1/24. Before the site became unavailable this morning it had said that my return was received but still being processed. No date, just the 21 day statement.

  • #4343 Reply

    Celeste

    What does WMR say for those of you who filled with the 8863 form and was accepted? I filled on 24th and accepted 26th with the 8863. WMR says “We are sorry Where’s My Refund is currently unavailable. Please try again later or call the Refund Hotline at 1-800-829-1954.” I’m hoping since we’ve already been accepted and now on hold we’ll be the test batch so we’ll get it back faster then midfebuary.

  • #4280 Reply

    dphillips

    Connie,

    The delay is with any return that has Form 8863. And yes, the bug was discovered in the new system after they accepted some early returns. My guess is that it won’t take until mid-February for them to fix the issue, but they are no doubt trying to give themselves some wiggle room. :)

  • #4262 Reply

    Connie

    I keep reading this for 1040, is it any different than for 1040A? Heck, I’m happy to get a refund, so it’s OK if it comes later. I am guessing this bug was found after they started accepting them? Education Credit form has always hung up early filing, I’m surprised we were able to fill it out at all this early.

  • #4256 Reply

    chadm

    https://cisc.sbtpg.com/index.aspx here is the site that lets you check sbbt to see if they have deposited money there from some of the tax preparers
    I have a account now….not sure if that is a good sign or if it is just part of the process…

  • #4255 Reply

    lelewhy

    Hello, Im a 8863er I filed on 1/18/13 was accepted on 1/25/13. In 2009 I was a victim of ID theft and my taxes were delayed for 3 years from that point on. This year I was told I was able to file with no blocks now Im delayed because of school credits crazy. Let the waiting began.

  • #4253 Reply

    kay kay
    Participant

    this is what I found sunday on the tax wise blog
    IRS EFile: Delayed Processing of Form 8863

    The IRS announced on an industry call with software vendors participating in the Controlled Launch this morning that they would start rejecting any e-file that contains Form 8863 (Education Credits) effective immediately.

    What does this mean for returns that you have already sent to the EFC, but have not been sent to the IRS?

    Any return that you have sent to the EFC that has NOT been transmitted to the IRS that contains Form 8863 will be rejected by the IRS with either Reject F1040-419 or F1040A-419 Form 8863 is not being accepted by Modernized e-File (MeF) at this time .

    Will the EFC reject any e-file that contains Form 8863 to the ERO instead of sending it to the IRS?

    No, we do not crack open the e-files at the EFC, we simply batch them and send them to the IRS. Any efiles already at the EFC will be transmitted to the IRS.

    Will you be issuing an update to the US 1040 module to prevent the e-files from being created?

    Yes, we are working on creating US 1040 v 4 that will prevent you from creating an e-file if the return contains Form 8863

    What will happen to the e-files that the IRS has already accepted that contained Form 8863?

    The accepted e-files that contain Form 8863 will be held for processing by the IRS until internal IRS programming can be made to accomodate the processing of these returns.

    Will this impact when the taxpayer refunds are processed for any accepted returns that contain Form 8863?

    Yes, the accepted returns are being held, which means they will not be sent to refund processing.

    hope this helps a little

  • #4252 Reply

    Dana P (Mod)
    Participant

    I don’t believe the IRS has decided what they are exactly going to do with the early filers who were accepted with Form 8863. It is likely they will hold them until they can process them.

    There are over 3 million people who file using Form 8863 each year, so this has a huge impact. I doubt this will take long to fix.

  • #4251 Reply

    mustanggrl

    Filed 1/22 accepted 1/26.Form 8863 included in filing. I am a single mother of four, work full time and am a full time student. Just going to wait and see what happens, but I am hoping that those already accepted will be processed before mid Feb to test the fixes to the system. It seems to me that they identified a problem and once they think it is fixed they will use returns on hand to run through to ensure the fix is good before opening for those who have not been accepted yet.

  • #4250 Reply

    flowerpetal
    Participant

    That is a question that I can not answer, It could be stored as they fix the issue, I would assume that if they were going to be kicked back that would already be happening. I hope for all of you that it comes sooner than later because waiting is horrible :(

  • #4249 Reply

    chadm

    What happens to the returns of the people that had already filed a 8863 form…i had filed with one already and was accepted.

  • #4248 Reply

    Dana P (Mod)
    Participant
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