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January 28, 2015 at 8:29 am #4095389Gail
So I filed 1/20 with TT and was accepted the same day. I have no transcripts, no bar, nothing. Anyone else that is with me lets post here and keep each other updated. I have no hope seeing all those with 23/24 acceptance getting money this week even. If anyone finds out any info post that here too. Thanks!!
April 3, 2015 at 6:26 am #4111058Wendy Williams
Filed w/ TT on 2/12 & accepted by IRS on the same day. On 2/27 I received a letter w/the code 53. I filed & mailed my missing return on the same day I received the letter. Here it is 4/3 & still nothing. Almost 2 months later. Not sure what to do now. I have a grandchild that will be here soon & I have 2 months of bills piling up. What can I do now? Can someone please help me?March 17, 2015 at 9:48 pm #4110404lace
I am going through the same thing. I was told last Friday 3/13 that my refund was released. My transcripts still haven’t updated. Irs cp63 dept told me that they should update with a 571 846 this Friday 3/20. My question is how long after you got your 571 846 codes did you get your refund. They told me 3/13 to allow 2 to 4 week for the irs system to release the refund and dd. How long did you wait before you actually got your refund. Your the only person on these forums that seems to be experiencing the same thing I am going through.March 17, 2015 at 11:58 am #4110368Tracy
I agree, being prompt seems to be a bad thing where the IRS is concerned. I did call yesterday for a TA, I faxed a 911 form three weeks ago and never heard a word, called the TA office for NC last week and left a message, never heard a word. Called the toll free number yesterday and they said I do qualify and an Advocate will contact me by Thursday, if they don’t I should call back. Guess we’ll see.March 17, 2015 at 10:40 am #4110357Janille
I have the exact same thing happening. I filed the 17th, accepted the 20th. Lost my WMR info a couple weeks later. Then got a CP05 letter on the 16th of February stating they needed until April 9th to clear things up. I got a tax advocate though. She says there is a way to verify your income and that the letter actually states that we will receive further instructions or a refund date by April 9th–they don’t actually have to have it done by then. I faxed my income stuff to her last Thursday and we are shooting for a refund date of April 10. I would call the advocacy service and see if they can help you because I don’t think the IRS is actually doing anything to help those with income verification actually get pushed through.March 16, 2015 at 12:01 pm #4110317Philip
I feel you. I have as to yet find out what’s taking mine so long. I will have to ask my boss if he filed the business taxes. Maybe that’s it. Though I don’t see why. Nothing for me has changed. I’ve held the same job for a decade. It’s do frustrating to see all these people who filed after january already have and spent their returns while us early filers are being punished for being prompt.March 16, 2015 at 10:31 am #4110314Tracy
I found out my hold was for income verification, they are waiting for my employers to send my w2’s in. I asked if I could just fax them and they said no, that people have made their own through fraud and they would have to come from the employer. I see where two of the three are listed in the transcripts now, guess it’s just waiting on one more. I filed the 20th of Jan and they have until April 9th to complete it. This tax season is the absolute worst.March 14, 2015 at 10:32 am #4110220ICH
Hi Mia, I don’t know if you’re still reading posts here since you’ve received your refund. I hope you are because I now find myself in exactly the same position you had been when you finally got your transcripts updated and the WMR was updated.
Like you, my transcripts are showing an adjustment of refund and an 846 refund code. My WMR is showing the “Take Action! 151 Topic”. I have a cycle code of 20151005 (DDD: March 19, 2015). Everything exactly as you.
My question: Do I need to call the IRS or will they simply direct deposit my refund as scheduled according to the cycle code without me having to call in?
Since “Take Action! Topic 151” means, as you explained in your previous post, that the IRS has made adjustments to my filing (they reduced it by $508), and it doesn’t appear as if I *have* to call and allow me to make that choice but I want to be certain I don’t have to.
If you’re reading this, please let me know?
Thanks so much, Mia1/20/15. I think I’m finally seeing the light at the end of this loooooooooong tunnel. :-)March 9, 2015 at 2:03 am #4109906Joe
I filed on 1/18 accepted on 1/20……had 1 bar for about a week. Then it disappeared…..no codes no anything…….just says my refund is still being processed. After the 20 days I contacted a TA who has been absolutely NO help!!! She told me to fax her my return and she would look into it. The 14 page return costed me $20.00 to fax only to find out she wasn’t able to do anything for me unless I had proof of financial hardship!!! I spoke with her on Thursday and she told me she would re-submit, she didn’t see any reason it hasn’t been processed yet and she would be in touch with me on 3/24. Is there anything else I can do? I need my money.March 8, 2015 at 6:33 pm #4109900jenc
I filed on 1/20 accepted the same day. Went unpostable due to name change, that was fixed on 2/18 on 2/8 my WMR changed to return is still being processed and a refund date will be provided when available. 2/20 transcripts updated but had all zeros with the as of date of 3/09, on 2/27 transcripts update with all information with a 570 code as of 3/16/2015 and the cycle date is 20150805. 2/22 WMR updated, to still the same message your refund is being processed and a refund date will be provided when available, but the tax topic was gone amount was still there. on 3/1 WMR updated again with same processing message, tax topic came back, however this time amount was missing. 3/6 transcripts updated to an as of 3/23/15 date now and added an 971 code with an as of date of 3/23. Checked today and there is the same message, however, amount is back and tax topic is gone now. Does any of this make any sense? Why is the amount going missing on WMR and coming back, but taking the tax topic away?March 8, 2015 at 3:04 pm #4109893ICH
Still nothing on my end and my TA seems to be AWOL. I guess she doesn’t work on Thursdays and Fridays! I’m so upset right now. It’s been almost three weeks since the Tax Advocate opened a case file for me and still nada.
I had also filed my 1095-A with the IRS on 1/23 and it was accepted on 1/23. Unlike your case, we had received subsidies for the entire year and the only discrepancy was about $0.35 cents to $0.75 cents (at most) in the columns, so I don’t understand what the hold up is.
I’ll be calling my TA Monday (again) and see if she’s done anything in the meantime. I was led to believe that a TA would help expedite the refund process, but that’s not my experience at all, especially for something so miniscule and easily fixed.
Anyway, I’ll continue to update until I finally receive our refund. I’m hoping that it’s NOT end of April or something because then I’m screwed BIG TIME.March 4, 2015 at 2:39 pm #4109640Anonymous
Hi ICH! My return already had the 1095-A (had done it through Turbo Tax); I did check the Healthcare website, but my form was not one of those affected.
What had happen to me was that I only had health insurance for 4 out of the 12 months, and either me or Turbo Tax did an an error of requesting a credit for the remaining 8 months I did not have insurance. If I did not have insurance those 12 months, I can’t be a sredacted pants and ask for the credits for those 8 months, so my return was reduced by those 8 months.
I was almost sure that was the problem, but submitted my return like that anyway.
Thank you for the kind words, ICH! Check other posts on the site; I have read a few things on their issues with the 1095-A forms they had to submit.
For everyone else, I’ll read posts here in case I missed anyone so I can respond!
(Time to pay some bills!)
MiaMarch 4, 2015 at 12:19 pm #4109629ICH
Excellent news, Mia! I’m so happy for you. I know how long of a slog it’s been for you so you can imagine how happy I am that you’ve finally reached the end of this loooong and arduous journey!
Now my update…My Tax Advocate called me on Monday. The reason for her not having responded to the messages I left on her voicemail last week was because she was ill. However, she called to let me know that yes, indeed, the reason for the delay on my refund is due to my 1095-A Covered California form and the erroneous 1095-A’s they had sent out for approximately 100,000 Californians. Apparently, I was one of them.
There *was* a descrepency of about $0.75 cents per columnb, so no biggie. I had also received a letter from the IRS on Monday, saying that same thing; that they needed our 1095-A. My TA asked me to fax our 1095-A to her office, and I did so Monday afternoon – twice, actually (home fax). They called to let me know they’ve received it and will present it to the IRS directly and if they needed anything else they’d let me know. Hopefully, this will speed up the refund process since it’s not going to be difficult to enter the correct numbers.
Did you have to send in your 1095-A to the IRS? And if so, how long afterward did you finally get your refund?
Once again, Mia, I’m so happy for you that you’ve finished your long journey. I hope to be able to say that soon…March 4, 2015 at 8:26 am #4109610Anonymous
Still nothing on this end.March 4, 2015 at 7:31 am #4109607Anonymous
ICH, thank you for the warm words! Tracy, everyone!
Great news! I received my refund this morning (US Bank)!
WMR does say “Take Action!”, Topic 151 (Rights for Appeals) and to contact IRS with reference code 1242 (made an adjustment or took action on my account).
But my transcripts had the 846 refund code (with 3/16/2015 date and a reduced amount) that came up the day I made my last post here. A rep at the IRS (800-829-1040, option 1-2-2-4-1) also had confirmed to me yesterday that the IRS would make a deposit of $xxxx.xx into my account and also send a letter with the explanation of the reduced amount (hence the topic 151 and reference code 1242).
If you notice on my previous post, they had reduced it by an amount because of an error on the Healthcare form that they were able to correct internally themselves (just took forever in doing so!). But I received what I usually receive in previous years, so I’m fine!
So for you early filers or 1/20 filers, hang in there! Check your transcripts if they are available. Thank you for your well wishes, and good luck! If anyone has questions about my particular situation, I’ll try to answer as best I can!
Best of luck!
MiaMarch 2, 2015 at 3:53 pm #4109432Philip
I finally got through to someone on Friday. I was told I’d be getting a letter this it next week and that basically I need to wait until 3/23 if I don’t have my refund by then, to call back.March 2, 2015 at 3:42 pm #4109429Anonymous
hey so i filed on this day got a letter dated 01-28-2015 and the letter explained that my taxes this year where selected for reviewing and i needed to wait 60 days ..anyone else in this boat the 60 days will be at the end of this month being march i’ve called the IRS and TAS and it the same story all the way around.. i keep hoping but dam it man this is very frustrating.. i at one point was able to see my transcripts and now im not allowed to see them and have been locked out.March 2, 2015 at 11:39 am #4109404Tracy
Great news Mia! Still nothing on my end. I faxed a 911 form to TA but never heard anything from them, that was last Thursday I believe. Keep checking the transcript through out the day. Looks like they are going to wait until the completed date they gave me of APRIL 9TH So discouraged.March 2, 2015 at 6:51 am #4109383Anonymous
Transcripts were not available all weekend and now they are, no change. Hopefully we will be seeing something soon. The TA is supposed to be contacting us on Wednesday, this year is crazy. It’s usually 9-14 days for us, and that would have been the first weekend of February. So now we are month late, and bills are backing up, trying to keep things going as much as possible, but it’s hard to stay positive.February 28, 2015 at 11:52 am #4109281ICH
Congratulations! I’m so happy for you, although it’s still a long way away from 3/16/2015, and we shouldn’t have had to wait this long for our refund!
Still BUPKIS on this end, though. I was assigned a TA who had called me last Wednesday (in the evening!) but I missed her call because I was upstairs sleeping off my depression. Things are dire on our end.
Anyway, I called the following morning and left no less than TWO messages, and I’ve waited both Thursday and Friday for a call back. Nothing.
It appears I have to chase her down this Monday now. *sigh*
That said, NO change in anything. NO transcripts. NO orange status bar at WMR. NO letter from the IRS. NO refund. I’m beyond exasperated now.
But I’m happy that you’re seeing the light at the end of this loooooooong tunnel, Mia1/20/15. Please let us know when your refund’s been deposited so we can make a comparison between the official DD date and when you actually receive the refund. It would so incredibly appreciated.
Thanks again for your posts. You have given me – and I’m certain, countless others – hope as we try to find some hope in resolving our own refund tragedies.
Please keep us posted. Thanks so much, Mia1/20/15!February 27, 2015 at 9:11 pm #4109212Anonymous
The TA got all of our information. He said that it looks like we will be getting our full refund very soon and someone will be calling us on Wednesday. So that is some good news. I think that if he saw the whole refund being released it was already getting close. I’ll keep everyone up to date as this progresses.February 27, 2015 at 3:54 pm #4109176tabitha
Looks like me and u are in the same boat. I also filed Jan. 20. I have no update or anything. I don’t kno what’s going on with it this yr. I hope u And ur wife hear something soon.February 27, 2015 at 3:22 pm #4109171Anonymous
No update for me, but my wife is now on the phone with a TA. We are hitting hardship status on this wait. I’ve sent emails to our congressmen, not sure if they can help or not.February 27, 2015 at 11:09 am #4109153Anonymous
Ladies and Gents… finally, an update!
You can see a little bit of my history in my original post.
WMR has not updated but I can FINALLY see my 2014 transcript.
846 Refund Code with refund amount and date of 03/16/2016, woohoo!
The amount has been reduced (Affordable Care Act error either by Turbo Tax or myself that the IRS corrected internally), but pretty much what I have gotten in previous years anyway so I am okay with it.
So for all you 01/20 with no transcripts and “Still Processing” filers! There is hope. Check your Transcripts today. Good luck (and will keep you posted when it actually deposits).February 21, 2015 at 10:24 am #4108435bournerko8v
i filled on 1/8/15 accepted on 1/12/15 on Jan 31 lost bars refund amount and everything , on feb 10 /15 was my 21 day i called and they said to me i have to wait for 8-6 weeks then i called again past tuesday and they said i have to call id theft i called wednesday answer all questions and stuff , i was loosing all my hope , today i check wheres my refund and my return was approved with dd for next week , this is a relieve but i will not rise victory until see the amount on my bank account ,this been a complete nightmare next year i will wait untill season beging and no early filling , i wish you the best for all of you guys this been horrible..February 20, 2015 at 10:24 am #4108221Anonymous
It’s a mix bag. Some days you can’t get through at all, and the 800-829-1040 number just won’t work, and you get that pesky recording (due to high call volume etc etc or something to that effect).
But that’s the one to call. The 1-2-2-4-1 prompts should work to get through (on those days they don’t have that darn recording).
The 3107 would only be to to check if you have any offsets (but not tax owing offsets, but more like child support or unemployment).
The 800-820-1040 seems to be working today; use the 1-2-2-4-1 to get through.
Update: No deposit, no changes on WMR (no bars, same refund amount, same 152 topic), no transcript. :-/
I’ll check tomorrow and Monday and will give an update.
Good luck!February 20, 2015 at 9:48 am #4108211ICH
And I forgot to add…we owe no taxes so there’s nothing to offset.February 20, 2015 at 9:46 am #4108209ICH
Thanks so much. I really appreciate that you empathize. I’m really frustrated now. Today makes it exactly four weeks that I’ve been waiting. Hopefully, the waiting will be over SOON (and my credit card companies would be deeply grateful, too!).
Still no change this morning. Still the same NO nothing. I’m hoping that my refund won’t be too long after you receive your refund since you’re one day ahead of me.
The number (800) 829-1040 is not correct? But I got through to a receptionist twice using the prompts you’ve advised. Had the lines not been clogged, I would have gotten through to an IRS assistant, so I believe the number is correct. Is the (800) 305-3107 a better number to use then?February 19, 2015 at 3:38 pm #4108085Philip
I filed 1/16 accepted 2/20. I just called and they discounted me because too many people were calling that department.February 19, 2015 at 3:01 pm #4108080Anonymous
I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you ICH.
Also, sorry for the type on the 800-305-3107.
Also check if you have any non-tax-owing offsets, such as with child support or unemployment.February 19, 2015 at 11:43 am #4108022ICH
F/A 1/23. To date, NO refund, NO transcript, NO orange status bar (since they removed it on Monday, 2/9), NO codes, NO letters, NO ability to reach an IRS assistant to ask what is going on.
I already received my CA State refund on Wednesday, 2/11.
I tried calling the IRS this morning using the phone number and prompts Mia1/20/2015 has suggested, and I got through TWICE, to receptionist, Mr. Koffman and then Mrs. Harris. I was transferred only to be promptly disconnected since the lines are clogged up and they “can’t help me at this time” and to call back later.
I hope I’ll be in the same cycle as Mia1/20/2015 who believes she might get her tax refund this weekend since she was accepted on 1/22, one day ahead of me, but I have lost all confidence in the IRS’ ability to work efficiently at this time.
I will continue to try and get through to speak with someone, calling 1(800) 829-1040 and use prompts 1-2-2-4-1 in order to speak with an IRS receptionist.
I am SO frustrated! I need the refund to pay off the credit card bills for our businesses and we’re late, thanks to the IRS’s punting of our returns and punishing us for having filed early.
Both son and daughter have already received their State and Fed refund and they filed *after* we had. UGH!!February 19, 2015 at 10:49 am #4107992jes522
I filed on 1/16 accepted on 1/21 and have been able to see my transcripts since the 30th. the bars on wmr dissapeared around the 1st and nothing has changed. I have a 570 and 971 on my transcripts with the date 2/16/15, on 02/14 i received a notice that a previous year wasnt filed and they were holding my taxes. i had mailed my previous year off on 2/4 when i saw that it hadnt been filed from my transcripts. I called on 2/17 and spoke to someone in the department that handles that and she told me that she sees my previous year taxes had been received and that she was releasing my current years taxes and that it could take an additional 2 to 4 weeks…. I have been checking both wmr and my transcripts each day since to see if theres been any update and there hasnt been. this is frustratingFebruary 19, 2015 at 8:05 am #4107948Anonymous
I’ve been watching this forum like a hawk, lol (thank you to all contributors who ask and answer questions, and to Bart, he’s a beast! Thanks for help he gives).
Here are my numbers and some info; hopefully it sheds some tiny light to the 1/20 filers, like me, left in the dark.
One bar on WMR. Refund amount showing. Topic 152 (direct deposit topic).
No transcripts (N/A).
Last year was on Cycle 20140605 (as in previous years),
That would been refund should have been sent have sent on 2/06 (and would see in my account 2/07 of that Monday).
2/07 Bars disappears with new message:
‘Still processing, date will be provided when available etc etc).
Same refund amount showing and same Topic 152.
No transcripts still (just previous years).
21 days passed. No letters, no change in amount (good thing amount shows, correct)?, bars still gone, same generic message. Still N/A on transcripts.
As of this morning.
Same ‘still processing’ message. Same 152. Same refund amount. N/A on transcript.
(In other words, no change).
Called IRS yesterday.
-They say there was a correction that had to be made that can be corrected internally.
-No information is needed from me at this time.
-I should receive money within one or two weeks (I believe I’m on the weekly cycle so if they send $$ on Fridays, I’ll get my refund on Saturday or that Monday like the last five years).
-If I do not receive anything two weeks to call back.
HOH, with EIC, small W2s, tiny small business, Education credit, also Healthcare credit.
I think with the new forms required, and the additional work with Healthcare with millions and millions of filers, they are bogged down with work.
They may also be double checking my W2s, my education interest paid, reviewing the Healthcare credits I requested etc etc.
Correctable errors? Let’s take a look.
I filed with Turbo Tax. As I’ve done the last three years.
Same dependents (same kids, lol), relatively the same financial situation the last three years, also same address last three years.
As for Turbo Tax: Now that I look at the actual return, it did have small errors… such as whether or not the children had insurance all twelve months. TT would check off all the boxes, for each of the twelve months, one by one, but not check off the box it had to, which was “insured all 12 months”.
So things like that may have confused the IRS software, among other small things I found. Not exactly wrong numbers, but things that would potentially confuse software programs.
So looks like it’s “correctable internally”, and wait one or two weeks.
Hope this helps and gives some insight to people who are lost in the cloud with no info.
-To get a Live Person at the IRS (800-829-1040), chose prompts 1-2-2-4-1.
-Also check any you’ll have any non-tax owing offsets such as with child support or unemployment (I have none): 800-304-3107
I shall keep you posted (keeping my fingers crossed for this weekend deposit, or the next).February 19, 2015 at 5:50 am #4107925Anonymous
FILE WITH TT ON 1/19 ACCEPTED ON 1/20
I HAD FIRST BAR UNTIL 2/07 AFTER THAT NOTHING HAS CHANGE.
I WAS ABLE TO CHECK TRANSCRIPT
CYCLE 20150602 03/02/2015
-570 (IS BEEN THERE SINCE THE DATE AND NOTHING HAS UPDATE, JUST THE DATE WAS 2/16/2015 IT WENT TO 03/02/2015…
THIS IS CRAZY 31 DAYS TODAY! 13 DAYS WITH SAME STATUS ON WMR WOW! 31-13 LUCKY ME!February 18, 2015 at 8:20 pm #4107876Deanna
Here is the response I received from the irs commissioner when I emailed him last week. Of course a bunch of BS
Dear Ms. Sprading,
Thank you for your message and my apologies for the difficulties you’re having. Our “Where’s My Refund” app works very well if there are no problems and it has helped us move millions of calls to the web site. But, as you note, if there’s an issue, you have no choice but to call. And calling this year is a problem for everyone, thanks to the fact that we simply don’t have enough people to answer the phones in the manner we would like and that taxpayers deserve.
If your return has been flagged, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have been a victim of identity theft. But it does mean that something in our filters has raised a flag designed to protect you in case of that problem. We know that refunds are important to everyone — hence our goal of getting them to people in no more than 21 days — but we also try our best to protect your account from being used by criminals who seem to be operating from around the world.
So, all I can say in particular, since your information is protected from disclosure even inside the IRS, is that we try to resolve issues like yours as quickly as we can. This may require, as you suggest, more discussion with you to make sure you are actually you and not someone in Asia or Eastern Europe. And, it may mean that we’ll suggest you use an Identity Protection PIN henceforth to make sure that your account is protected. But, again, we do our best to get to closure in these matters as quickly as possible.
One of these days — as I will tell the Congress when we discuss our appropriations — we hope to secure enough funding to provide you with your own, on-line account, much like what you can have with your bank for financial institution, which would allow you easily to see the status of your return and to communicate with us electronically in a secure manner about any issue that has arisen.
I wish there was more we could do for you today.
All the best.
John KoskinenFebruary 18, 2015 at 8:17 pm #4107874Deanna
Agreed this is absolutely crazy and ridiculous! I have emailed the irs commissioner and of course he responded with a bunch of bs. I have tried to call the irs this week and the phone are so clogged that I can’t even wait on hold. We deserve answers to why this is happeningFebruary 18, 2015 at 3:27 pm #4107812ICH
It’s Wednesday, 2/18 and still NOTHING. I had hoped to find my refund DD on Saturday or Tuesday, but BUPKIS. NO letter. NO transcripts. NO orange status bar. NO updates whatsoever! This is so incredibly frustrating. At this rate, it appears we’ve been sent to the back of the line because of system errors ON THEIR PART.
I am FURIOUS.February 14, 2015 at 9:59 pm #4107134ICH
Thanks so much for updating us! But in all honesty, you hadn’t waited 21 days, though it was close. It was 18 days. IRS didn’t begin accepting filings until 1/20.
For me, having filed 1/23 and accepted 1/23, I’m still waiting for the 2014 transcripts to even post and a change on the WMR. Still stuck at no orange bar (had disappeared on Monday, 1/9, never to return but it never moved before that), no change in the processing stage, and still stuck with the vague “will let you know when a refund date is available”.
UGH.February 14, 2015 at 6:40 pm #4107121mememe
Just had to post with regard to insane conversations:
I was accepted 1/20 and have been sitting at 570/971 for a while and no bars. Anyway I called yesterday for a TA. The gentleman (pfft) I explained my situation to him and his response was:
“Why do you need your refund?”
I wanted to ask him if that was a real question, but instead I decided to play along and respond with the fact we needed it to pay our bills (I was more specific, but don’t want to say here).
“Why can’t you pay those bills without your refund?”
Again I wanted to reach through the phone and smack him, but I calmly replied that we were counting on our refund. He proceeded to transfer me to the IRS main line.
I called back later and got another person who assigned a TA. Unfortunately they won’t call me til the end of next week.February 14, 2015 at 4:05 pm #4107101periwinkle
Im one of those that just disappeared.
Still no bars or transcripts by 2/3,called IRS, was informed refund would be released 2/6
Got 2 bars on 2/5
Got 3 bars on 2/6 and refund was deposited that very morning after 8am.
Had EIC and Education credits.
I have a feeling that the IRS is using a new algorithm to categorize tax refund files. Going forth, Im making sure that I do the highest exemptions possible so we don’t have to worry about a tax refund anymore.February 14, 2015 at 3:24 pm #4107097Mina
1/20er here. I finally woke up to 2 bars and a ddd today. 2/19/15February 14, 2015 at 10:30 am #4107035D
Look at the taxpayers bill of rights. It states we have the right to question the processes and obtain our account information. We also have the right to speak to a supervisor.February 13, 2015 at 11:48 pm #4106948JL1975
The IRS is VERY good at making up BS excuses. They always have been. It’s as if we have no right questioning them when it comes to our refunds. They don’t owe us an explanation regarding our money. That’s why questions never get answered or resolved.February 13, 2015 at 10:54 pm #4106940ICH
JL1975…today the 13th of February was my 21 days. Filed 1/23 and accepted 1/23. Already received my State refund but since Monday, WMR bar disappeared and now it only reads it’s still processing and I’ll be given a date when available.
I now read that as an early filer (e-file), I’m in the group that the IRS has set aside as they worked on other people’s refunds. This is unfair and unacceptable. It’s like going to a nightclub early, standing in line, everything is fine, then the bouncer takes me out of the line and sets me aside as he allows those who came after me into the club.
The system error is most likely another b.s. excuse since they’re getting creative with b.s. excusing, according to what I read here.
I’m so frustrated! I have never had to wait this long for our refund! I can only hope it will be there tomorrow (Sat 2/14/20215) or Tuesday (2/17/2015 since Monday is President’s Day). Two holidays this weekend, Valentine’s and President’s Day and the IRS decides not play around. Ugh!
It would also be nice if people also posted when they received their refund and not just disappear into the ether. That would be helpful to those who are still waiting.February 13, 2015 at 5:33 pm #4106878JL1975
No, my caseworker is located in PA, but the conversation I had was through the Advocate’s main number.
Insanity is the best word to describe it. Dealing with government agencies is like being the only sane person in a mental ward.February 13, 2015 at 4:43 pm #4106854pikkin
I’m going jl…while I am so sorry you had to suffer through that insane conversatio, it was very hilarious. these agents can do a comedy show. I pray I do not have that insane conversatin next when my caseWorker calls. Is your caseworker located in Utah by chance?February 13, 2015 at 4:15 pm #4106846JL1975
The Taxpayer Advocate told me I’d be receiving a call today from a case worker, Friday 2/13. When I didn’t receive a call by 3:30 PM, I called the Advocate to find out why I hadn’t received a call. I was told, “Case workers are only available Monday through Thursday.” Then why tell me I’d receive a call on Friday from one?
They told me they found out it is, indeed, an IRS system error… Then told me I need to mail my 1040 form (which the rep even said she was looking at on the computer screen), and that it should take, “2-4 weeks to straighten out,” after they receive the copies I mail them. That’s the SAME amount of time the IRS said they needed, WITHOUT me sending any further copies of my 1040 to them.
I asked why I needed to print and send the exact same thing they already had, and was just told, “We need that.” Common sense = They’re looking at it, why do they need a second copy? I said I’d send it right away, if they could just tell me where to send it. “Oh, no, sir. We’ll be sending out a letter telling you where to send it to. You have to wait until you receive that letter.” WHAT?
OK… “All I want to do is get this taken care of as quickly as possible.”
“Please hold, I’ll transfer you.”
Completely different story. “It’s a system error, and we’re doing everything we can to get it taken care of as quickly as possible… No, why would you think you had to send us a copy of your 1040?… Let me transfer you.”
“I’m sorry, sir, but case workers are only available Monday though Thursday… Call this number…”
“Whose number is that?”
“The case worker assigned to you.”
“But, I thought you said case workers weren’t in on Fridays?”
“That’s correct, sir.”
“Then what good is that going to do me?”
“Is there anything else I can assist you with today?”
“You haven’t assisted me with anything today.”February 13, 2015 at 12:11 pm #4106768taxonomy
Kim, John, Buck, Ebony, JL1975, all – please DO update.
I have no bars, still being processed, N/A on top 2 transcripts. Will finally call today but fear I will hear the 8-16 weeks line too.
Once I learn anything I’ll update here, but after that probably wont be on until another actual development. I get angry every day and since I cant really help anyone else, I need to step away from this until something happens to update.
Thanks for all your input everyone!February 13, 2015 at 10:05 am #4106708Kimberly
Just got off the phone with the IRS. I called on the 10th and was told that I had to wait one more day (21 days from acceptance). I waited until today and the lady says there are notes on my account and asked me what my conversation was with the previous person I spoke with. I told her he just told me to call back. She stated that there are notes that say he informed me that my return is under review and I will have to wait 8-16 Weeks!!! They do not need any information at this point and will let me know if they do by mail. She also asked me if I had filed my 2013 return! WTF is going on????February 13, 2015 at 9:53 am #4106702John t
I finally this morning I have a transcript now with cycle code 20150605 and code 846. But WMR still shows no bar.not sure if the WMR will update. Anyone else with the same issue.February 13, 2015 at 9:20 am #4106685Anonymous
No update for me, been waiting impatiently for any kind of movement. I guess that I will be getting some kind of “letter.” That 570 date 2-16-2015 and 971 date 2-23-2015 are really bothering me. Called yesterday, given the line of under review, will send out letter on the 23 and then it’s 45-60 days from then.February 13, 2015 at 9:09 am #4106679Mina
FINALLY I have my updated transcripts, with an 846 code for cycle 20150605. WMR still has no bars. Anyone else seeing any progress?February 13, 2015 at 7:36 am #4106632ebony
Hey guys and gals filed 1/20 received a
4464c letter they informed me I’m under review I just don’t understand why only thing different I did was have another child could this be why ? affordable care act also has me held up with a 155 $$ penalty say ing my son who was born in Sept didn’t have health insurance and he did what else could it be my income is the same as last yearFebruary 13, 2015 at 4:01 am #4106583JL1975
When I spoke to a rep at the IRS on Thurs. 2/12, I was told that my refund was the subject of an “IRS system error”, along with “many others”.
I was then told that the IRS transferred it to another department that handles system errors, so as to keep others from getting backed up, and that they’ll start to look at it 15 DAYS AFTER THEY GET IT, but they don’t send it until you hit your 21st day. WTF? Anyway, the rep said, “Just wait another 3-4 weeks, then call us back. We SHOULD have a refund date for you by then.” I told them that was entirely unacceptable. Due to their error, I have to wait.
I already have a call into the Tax Advocate, but I called again and informed them as to what I’d been told by the IRS. They said I’d receive a call back on Fri, 2/13, and they had to look into it.
I filed 1/15, accepted 1/21, nothing has changed as far as my name, address, etc. Even my refund amount is fairly consistent with previous years. There is NOTHING, except the IRS’s “system error” holding up my refund. Hopefully, the Tax Advocate can get things moving along a bit. I desperately need my refund.February 12, 2015 at 6:52 pm #4106452taxonomy
It would be helpful to hopeful people if you could add a little more to your post. What do you know about filing “before 1-23” that we don’t – in your knowledge does that include 1-23 and if not what is the significance of that date please? (I realize cycles started on January 8 is how you came up with that cycle date for 2-13, and the 23rd was on a Friday) but it doesn’t explain much about what’s really going on – where are the transcripts, why are more than 21 days passing when in the past it has always been 10 or less. Do you have inside intel?
We appreciate anything you can tell us. And I’d suggest others take whatever is said on a forum with a grain of salt if it isn’t backed up by verifiable facts. More than 95% of what I’ve read on here (except from Bart D) has been dead wrong this time around. No offense Douglas, just looking for facts. Thanks!February 12, 2015 at 3:34 pm #4106389Anonymous
please see my post that i made today and tell me if what you said might apply to me ?February 12, 2015 at 3:24 pm #4106381Anonymous
hey i need help guys.. Ok so i filed on the 20th and have nothing .. i can view all transcripts and im really confused.
so on my tax return transcript it has a cycle code of 20150602
i have no refund. puzzled yes and under the remittance it says 0.00 but it has all my information correctly it also has a recieved date of april,15.
on my account transcript it says (any minus- shows a significant credit amount)
Account balance : -9,707
it also says code 150 and cycle 20150206 date 03-02-2015 amount 0.00
anyone else know what this meansFebruary 12, 2015 at 2:48 pm #4106370MrsWorst
I am in the same boat as all of you (filed 01/20, acceptd 01/20). I now have a 570 & 971?!?! Nothing about my taxes has changed in 4 years except obamacare! My cycle is listed as : 20150404 but evidently that is incorrect…. I am calling the IRS today and I will NEVER file on opening day again!!!!
This is the first year that we REALLY NEED our return and of course this happens!!!February 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm #4106352Pikkin
@kevin… I got the same spiel from the agent. My return was rejected on 2/5 (I filed and was accepted on 1/16). According to the agent, it will be 6-8 weeks. Ridiculous. No explanation as why it was rejected in the first place.February 12, 2015 at 2:16 pm #4106351Michaelene
I filed 1/20 accepted 1/22 after being rejected for a wrong birthday? called SS they had correct birthday for my husband so did H&R block IRS seemed to be the only people with incorrect birthday! so the IRS rep told me to file it again with the birthdate they had so I did and accepted 1/22 here we are day 21 WMR has no bars and says its still processing called IRS she said it was just showing it still processing try back in a week! Super frustrated and annoyed by others getting their return and filed WEEKS after me!February 12, 2015 at 10:55 am #4106253AndrewInFlorida
@Douglas. What makes you think we will get updates today or tomorrow? Just curious if you know something we dont. It sure would be a life saver!February 12, 2015 at 10:42 am #4106252wantmyrefund
So I filed on 1/20 with HRB and was told irs accepted on 1/20. I have no bars on WMR and it just says “Your refund is being processed…” Last night I created an account and tried to access transcripts. Site told me to call the Identity Theft line. Just spoke to them. They didn’t tell me much. They just said it’s been flagged and under review, but it’s not because of multiple returns. I’m guessing it is because I moved back in November. In between moving I got a PO Box and somehow the IRS has that PO Box address on file. My return is very simple, so I’m not sure why it should be such a hold up. My W2 is from the same company as last year and refund is being deposited into same bank account as last year. Of course I’m making the assumption it’s being reviewed for possible Identity Theft and not other reasons. One weird thing is IRS did tell me they didn’t accpet my refund until 1/22 even though I got an email from HRB saying they accepted it on 1/20. Who knows… I’ve never had issues with getting a refund before. I hope this doesn’t drag out too long.February 12, 2015 at 10:36 am #4106249kevin k
filed on January 19th. call the IRS today because I hadn’t heard anything regarding my refund so far. the Where’s My Refund website told me they didn’t have any information and I should wait until after my returns have been submitted. after 48 minutes of being on hold I finally spoke to a human. The woman informed me that the IRS had just received my return yesterday February 10th, and that what most likely had happened was that my refund was submitted and rejected and the tax preparer had just resubmitted it to the IRS. so now the wait continues all over again for meFebruary 11, 2015 at 11:38 pm #4106118Douglas
Transcripts became available on Feb 6th. So if you checked before that, you need to check again.
WMR is not accurate (People should know that by now). If you see approved or no bars, and filed before Jan 23. Expect your refund this week or next week.
First batch filers have been delayed and Refunds are just now being released. (Anyone accepted before Jan 23).
If you have Cycle code 20150602 on your transcript, your direct deposit date is 2/13/15.February 11, 2015 at 7:59 pm #4106065james
i filed the 21 was accepted the 22 and i have no bars and it says we have received your return and its being processed. i am able to see my transcripts have been able to for a week now but no 846 code at bottom or nothing. hopefully be able to get thru to irs tomorrow and find something outFebruary 11, 2015 at 2:55 pm #4105912Pikkin
So I filed on the 15th through TT…got accepted on the 16th according to TT. I was on 1 bar on WMR until 2/5 when I lost the bars as well as topic 152
In the meanwhile, I tried order my transcripts on line (got the contact IPSU). I did 2X…2 weeks ago as well as last week. They this would not affect my return ( I had to verify my filing status etc etc)
Call the Tax advocate this week, she stated that I was actually accepted on the 23rd by the IRS. and to give it till Friday.
I called the IRS today…finally spoke to a nice woman who looked through my account. Asked me question about my 2012 (weird since I got that on time with no issues)..I verified the information for that.
She continued to look…the outcome…………….I am under manual review due to concerns about identity theft. (I never filed this….or complained about it). Then I remembered in 2013 about the Target credit card and customer account breach. I asked her if action on the part of Target reporting to credit bureaus about that breach( I I have a target credit card) would affect it. She said most likely.
The best..I have to wait up to 8 weeks (April 10th ) to see if I receive a letter, notice or refund. If nothing, call them again. While I am happy that I got an answer, I am so sad that I am in this position.February 11, 2015 at 7:21 am #4105805me
Whats the number to verify identityFebruary 10, 2015 at 10:47 pm #4105633nanannana
Any of you guys see deposits yet?…..just being hopeful for everyone.February 10, 2015 at 8:55 pm #4105571annoyed
@Spikevironata they gave me a case number and said they’d call ThursdayFebruary 10, 2015 at 8:26 pm #4105555Anonymous
@annoyed You are getting different answers because they are not supposed to tell us about re sequencing or the overload of early filers, the IRS manual tells them to tell you that you are in review and it could be 6-8 weeks. Pretty much all of the codes they run into for re sequencing will make them give this answer, you are just getting two different flavors. If the TA didn’t give you a case number or assign to you, then you are most likely not being reviewed.February 10, 2015 at 8:15 pm #4105549annoyed
Spoke to tax advocate and they said I’m being reviewed because of identity theft but IRS identity theft line said I was being reviewed because of my income so I’m confused until the advocate calls me back on ThursdayFebruary 10, 2015 at 3:48 pm #4105382JL1975
I called and spoke to a Tax Advocate today. I was told the IRS had my return coded for “correction”, and the advocate told me she didn’t understand why. She said most “corrections” are people who did not have a form associated with their returns for one of the deductions, but my return had that form. She transferred me to another advocate who said they’d be investigating the “correction” and I will hear back from them on Friday, 2/13.
This is ridiculous. I have never gotten so much of a run around from the IRS, even when I got divorced and my ex tried filing taxes in my name.February 10, 2015 at 1:27 pm #4105307aidensmommy
So I filed and was accepted on 01/16, Ive come to terms that I probably wasn’t really accepted that date. Ive been able to view my transcripts, and I mean all of them for almost two weeks. No 0’s, no bad codes, everything just ends in my credits. and also no offsets. Yet a week ago I lost my bars, and it just states im processing, no topic code or anything, but can still see my amount off to the side. My cycle date was for a ddd of 02/06/2015 if that’s all true, but never had and still dont have an 846 refund issued code. Is anyone still in the same boat and have any insight, my cycle processing end date is 02/16/05, and again I show no codes that are negative on WMR on transcripts and have not received any letters. I know alot of people are talking about how they see all 0’s on there transcripts, yet I can see everything……..Help! LOL Tell me Im not alone and any info on a similar situation would be great…. Thanks in advance
Also I would call the IRS but I work literally 6 days a week, and dont have hours to sit on hold. Im trying to ride it out and be as impatiently patient as I can….hahaFebruary 10, 2015 at 1:21 pm #4105301Mina
HAPPY DAY 21 my fellow 1/20ers!! Has anyone called up the IRS yet?February 10, 2015 at 6:41 am #4105024Tara
So my husband filed with Liberty Tax in Ny he filed on January 15th we were accepted the 21st and now we have no bars and that same statement everyone else is seeing :( Your return is being processed we will give u a refund date when one is available :( we are coming up on our 21 days and I am freaking but I see a lot of other early filers have been having the same issues as me so I’m just hoping for an update this week :) keeping my fingers crossed there’s not a problemFebruary 10, 2015 at 4:49 am #4104996Solo
WMR: “We have received your tax return and it is being processed”
Transcript codes: 806/766
Update: I called 1 (877) 777-4778 (option 1) yester 2/9/15. A guy advised my that I would be getting a manual refund due to my bankruptcy. Also, that my file had just been updated to reflect a refund being processed that morning and to call back later in the week to confirm refund issue date.
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