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September 5, 2023 at 9:01 pm #4533573Frank
Well, it’s September 5, 2023 & I still have not received by GA 2023 State Income Tax refund. The DOR system shows a negative balance (in green), but all the system says is that it’s being processed & it takes 12 weeks & to call the 800 number, which says the same thing. Is anyone else still having these problems?June 3, 2023 at 9:55 am #4533519GA
Just says processing. Georgia says no verification needed. I spoke with a representative a couple of weeks ago and said all looks good. The representative couldn’t do anything else to move it along. I keep wondering if 12 weeks is the magic time, then all moves to completion. This is definitely frustrating especially since this was electronic filing with direct deposit.June 2, 2023 at 8:22 am #4533516WaitingGA2023
TJ – What are they telling you? Are you still Green Zero ? I forgot if you were expecting a Direct Deposit or a Check. Check the history area and see if something happened after May 9th, that would have affected you. Did you get a letter requesting verification?June 1, 2023 at 9:59 am #4533515GA
E-filed on April 5th, GA refund says received and processing. Hoping I don’t have to wait the entire 12 weeks.May 29, 2023 at 1:07 am #453351176duuIx9UMKU
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Nothing yet….still waitingMay 19, 2023 at 2:43 pm #4533504xLife
So, I have done my TAX on March 6th and still no refund approve. It says processing and wait for 12 weeks. I called today GA department of revenue and lady told me if I don’t receive my refund by May 29th, I should call back next day and ask where’s my money at. Basically you will have to wait 12 whole weeks it seems.May 12, 2023 at 1:29 pm #4533493Qasimja@qasimja
so i filed my taxes and had my fees takin out of my return so they went to my tax preparer first which was tax slayer then to me so how will i get my Georgia surplus tax refund now will it go to the bank tax slayer uses then to me? anyone else had this happen thanks in advanceMay 9, 2023 at 3:50 pm #4533487WaitingGA2023
TJ – I’m glad you’re seeing some positive movement. I received my DDD the day after I went to zero.
12 weeks is unacceptable. The DOR should do better. They give no explanations.May 9, 2023 at 12:50 pm #4533486TJ
For anyone still following this thread and waiting. I zero’d out last night and should have my refund this week. I pretty much had to wait the whole 12 weeks.May 4, 2023 at 7:46 am #4533484TJ
I ended up calling yesterday. Was told if I don’t have it by the 8th, to call back, As of this morning, no changes. Will call back on 9th if I don’t receive it by then.May 3, 2023 at 9:35 am #4533480WaitingGA2023
TJ – anything yet ?April 26, 2023 at 5:16 pm #4533473WaitingGA2023
TJ – Hang in there, it looks like refunds are being released. Your rep said May 8th. I believe it will be sooner.
Ilovemoney80 – I believe you will be sooner than the 11th. Things appear to be finally moving.
Tonya – Congrats !April 26, 2023 at 3:09 pm #4533472TJ
@Tonya, Congrats on receiving your refund! I am still waiting….April 26, 2023 at 2:55 pm #4533471
We finally received ours today. This was the longest wait time ever. Praying everyone eill receive theirs soon.April 26, 2023 at 2:06 pm #4533470ilovemoney80
You can now login into the GA DOR and get the status of your Georgia surplus tax refund. I noticed the update this morning.April 26, 2023 at 2:02 pm #4533469ilovemoney80
OMG!! This is ridiculous!! I still have not received my refund! I called at 8 am and only had to wait a couple of minutes. I was told today that I should receive my refund by May 11th which is when the 12 weeks is up, she said she sees no reason why I have not received my refund and it looks like it was approved just waiting to be deposited. That is the second rep who told me that, so I’ll believe it when I see it.April 26, 2023 at 1:29 pm #4533468WaitingGA2023
Tonya, you’re at 12 weeks now. It’s time to light a fire under the DOR phone reps. Don’t be afraid to call. I called them numerous times.
Another site said there is a lot of W2 fraud going on, causing refund delays in the US. Maybe if the 2022 return has W2 from a different employer than 2021 it raises a flag. I did not have a W2 change from 2021.April 20, 2023 at 9:14 pm #4533450
I’m still waiting. Filed February 1 accepted February 2 and still nothing.April 20, 2023 at 7:29 pm #4533449WaitingGA2023
Nobody else, yet?
Some of you filed in early February and still stuck on processing? Geez, come on Georgia, you can do better !April 19, 2023 at 8:54 am #4533446TJ
@WaitingGA2023, congratulations! I know you are happy this journey is over! Hopefully, the rest of us aren’t too far behind.April 19, 2023 at 8:04 am #4533445WaitingGA2023
The money is in the bank. These past two years were so bad for me that I will handle my State tax payments to make sure I owe without penalties. It will be great to see y’all posting your refund DDD’s !April 18, 2023 at 3:12 pm #4533443WaitingGA2023
Thanks for the sincere congratulations. I truly believe it was the second rep I talked to who made things happen. The physical talking to that rep probably verified my identity and the validity of my return.
I also think tk-snellings advice is definitely worth a try to get to the DOR reps who have the approval magic touch.April 18, 2023 at 10:40 am #4533441ilovemoney80
@WaitingGA2023 I’m glad you finally have your DDD! I am still waiting for my refund, even though the representative I spoke with said that it was approved and I was just waiting for the funds to be released. When I tried calling earlier today, it said that there were 79 callers ahead of me. It sounds like there are several people who are also waiting for their refunds.April 18, 2023 at 8:45 am #4533440TJ
WaitingGA2023, Congrats! I know it’s been a long wait for you!
Refund still sitting in green parenthesis for me, hopefully soon.April 18, 2023 at 8:10 am #4533439WaitingGA2023
Status shows a DDD for this week ! This is the last status message change from GA. The next step is for the bank to show the deposit.April 15, 2023 at 11:33 pm #4533438WaitingGA2023
After rereading this year’s posts I suggest the following trick that gets the caller in touch with staff who are authorized to approve refunds: Tk-Snellings post on Feb 8 at 9:59p. Said to call 877-423-4746 and after selecting language use option 3 & 3. The last few years Tk just called and said “ I was just calling to check the status of my refund I usually have to call and verify myself to have my funds released” they place me on hold and come and say they’ve released my funds.April 15, 2023 at 10:03 am #4533437
Congratulations. I still have the same funky 12 weeks processing 😭😭😭April 15, 2023 at 9:38 am #4533436WaitingGA2023
Getting real close – GTC shows green zero, GTC activity shows refund amount as other, and check status says Refund Processing ten business days. I’m sure the second DOR representative made this happen. Next up is status giving me a DDD. Hopefully the dam is starting to break for all of us waiting for Georgia to issue refunds.April 14, 2023 at 5:16 pm #4533432
I couldn’t get threw today. It said due to high call volume we are longer taking calls. 🙏🏾🙏🏾 we get it next weekApril 14, 2023 at 4:14 pm #4533431TJ
@WaitingGA2023, Congrats! Hopefully you’ll have your refund next week!April 14, 2023 at 4:12 pm #4533430TJ
Called again today. Spoke with super nice lady who told me mine was in accuracy review and have a DDD of around May 8th. Had to verify a few things but she said all looked good. I did ask about delays in general and she said there have been some with ID verification and return verification but if that applied, you’d receive a letter,April 14, 2023 at 2:46 pm #4533429WaitingGA2023
I’ve called more than four times, so I wouldn’t worry. You’ve passed ten weeks now. Even their website says to call if there hasn’t been a status change after six. the wait time when I called in the morning was not bad at all. I’d give them a call today if you can, otherwise you’re waiting through another weekend.
Good luck !April 14, 2023 at 12:59 pm #4533428
Congratulations. I’m so scared to call. I’ve called like 4 times since February 15. We filed February 1st accepted February 2 and still haven’t heard anything.April 14, 2023 at 9:36 am #4533426WaitingGA2023
There’s hope – called, talked to two polite reps. Second rep put me on hold for a bit, then said refund approved. Rep said I should see green zero tomorrow morning. I certainly hope I’m getting closer. Rep did not say what made my return refund take so long these past two years.April 13, 2023 at 8:38 am #4533421WaitingGA2023
No change this morning. I wish DOR would say why some are so slow. e.g. If DOR is waiting for company W2s to compare against returns, I wish they’d just say so, and give an approximate refund date. If still no change, I plan to call tomorrow morning.April 13, 2023 at 6:56 am #4533405
I don’t understand when I read a post on Reddit several ppl on there said they had received their refund within just a weeks or some in a couple weeks, but they said they had received it so I don’t know what is going on.April 12, 2023 at 11:45 am #4533414ilovemoney80
WaitingGA2023 – Same hereApril 12, 2023 at 8:35 am #4533413WaitingGA2023
Another groundhog day. I plan to call again at the end of the week.April 10, 2023 at 10:47 pm #4533404
WaitingGA2023 – Yes, that is correct. The rep told me I was approved I was just waiting for it to process. As of now nothing no updates no anything. When I login I have the message that says it could take up to 12 weeks and my refund amount is still in green parentheses.April 10, 2023 at 1:37 pm #4533400WaitingGA2023
Andrea – I thought the phone rep said you had been approved about two weeks ago. Does your WMR message say your refund is processing? If so, it should only be a ten day wait for the DDD.April 10, 2023 at 1:34 pm #4533399WaitingGA2023
Hi Andrea – nothing here. With the long weekend break, I wasn’t expecting to see anything new until Tuesday morning.
Maybe there should be a law that neither Georgia politicians nor Georgia DOR employees should get their refunds until 90% of the other citizens have gotten their refunds.April 10, 2023 at 12:41 pm #4533398
Hi everyone!! I have yet to to see any changes or updates with mine. Has anyone else see any changes?April 8, 2023 at 11:37 am #4533391WaitingGA2023
Tonya – I think it’s time you called. That’s way too long without a status change, if you are not a first time filer.April 8, 2023 at 9:15 am #4533387WaitingGA2023
Jade – it’s been a few days since you zeroed green. How long did it take to get your deposit date message?April 7, 2023 at 6:24 pm #4533384patiencenotmyvirtue31
Keep hope alive everyone. Last week I just opened my checking account and there it was. So all of you still waiting, its probably going to be any day nowApril 7, 2023 at 3:38 pm #4533383xLife
Filed tax return on March 1st and still waiting.April 7, 2023 at 9:43 am #4533381WaitingGA2023
The website says April 7 is a State holiday. No updates or telephone calls today.April 6, 2023 at 5:58 pm #4533378WaitingGA2023
Georgiagal – Congratulations and thanks for the update. That’s the first DDD I’ve seen since February.April 6, 2023 at 5:42 pm #4533377Geoegiagal
Just to give some hope to all the GA filers still patiently waiting, I filed 1/25 and was accepted by state and federal 1/26. As of today April 6th my state was just approved with an expected due date by or before April 10th. GA did not start processing refunds this year until Feb 1 and it’s been close to 9 weeks from that date for me to get my approval. Hopefully that gives some context and helps othersApril 6, 2023 at 10:35 am #4533375
We filed February 1 accepted February 2 and still nothing. 🤬🤬April 6, 2023 at 10:01 am #4533374WaitingGA2023
On February 19, 2015 at 12:30pm there was a post on this thread where the person asked for a return call from the GA DOR, but the caller id showed UTAH. Is Georgia still using an out-of-state call center for initial questions?April 6, 2023 at 9:54 am #4533373WaitingGA2023
Definition of insanity – checking the Georgia Refund Status website every day and expecting a different result.
Anyone have a DDD ?
Maybe the floodgates will open on a specific date. I guess they’re waiting until after April 18th, and then check to see if the same SSN has multiple returns, then verify that the tax withheld/payment amounts on the return match Georgia’s own records.April 4, 2023 at 7:32 pm #4533365Jade
Yeah same here, same address and everything really weird. Just hang in there gang!!!April 4, 2023 at 2:48 pm #4533363WaitingGA2023
Thanks for replying. Sharing info will help us get through this.
Jade, You’re one of the first who filed. Even using the date Georgia said they’d start accepting returns, you are at nine weeks.
None of my personal or banking information changed for five years, so I don’t see how they would need to verify my identity.
Not that it helps us, but several states are telling their citizens to wait twelve weeks.April 4, 2023 at 1:16 pm #4533362TJ
Nothing new here, still sitting in green parenthesis, waiting.April 4, 2023 at 11:35 am #4533360Jade
Received an identity verification letter yesterday, finally zeroed this morning with no DD. Maybe the same case for a lot of us who have been waiting. Georgia need to get their crap together!April 4, 2023 at 11:02 am #4533359WaitingGA2023
Anybody get any news?
Nothing on my end. Still waiting for my Georgia return refund. Refund amount in green, told to wait 12 weeks.March 31, 2023 at 6:55 pm #4533348WaitingGA2023
Elyse, The reps do not give the same story even when looking at the same information source. I looked back on this discussion thread and I have not seen a deposit mentioned since late February.
If the DOR knows nothing will be processed until day x, I wish they would just be honest and say not to expect any changes until day x.March 31, 2023 at 6:05 pm #4533337Elyse@impatientinga
I also called and was told that my refund was approved and to allow additional time for a DDD. That was 3 days ago and my refund amount is still in green parenthesis. Called back this morning and was given the 12 week speech. I asked where I was in the 4 step process that the automated system refers to the agent told me that I she was unaware of a four step process and that I was not the only one waiting. This is madness.March 31, 2023 at 12:23 pm #4533343ilovemoney80
WaitingGA2023 – I agree with you this is totally ridiculous. My refund amount is green with parentheses around the numbers. The agent I spoke with said that everything looked good and it looks like it’s been approved, now I am waiting for the funds to be released. I don’t know how long it takes to have the funds released, but this is awful. When you call the GA DOR you’re on hold forever and you have 50 calls ahead of you bc so many ppl are asking questions about their refunds.March 30, 2023 at 9:56 pm #4533340WaitingGA2023
Well, so much for getting good news on Thursday.
Looks like I’ll be calling again next week.
Totally ridiculous for Georgia to be so slow in processing refunds.March 30, 2023 at 8:26 am #4533333WaitingGA2023
Andrea – Glad you have been approved. Is your GTC account status showing green zeroes or your refund amount in parenthesis?March 29, 2023 at 11:44 pm #4533331
I cannot believe it is taking this long. I did call and spoke with an agent who pulled up my account she said it looks good and it looks like it’s been approved now we’re just waiting for it to be sent out. It doesn’t make sense if it’s been approved why not release the funds and send me the refund. The lady was super nice but we may need to wait the 12 weeks. I just don’t understand why GA is not sending out the refunds?!?! I hope we all get updated soon.March 29, 2023 at 8:19 pm #4533329WaitingGA2023
Nika zeroed out on a Thursday morning. I hope we all see some progress tomorrow (Thursday)
Georgia is so slow in processing refunds. I, too, would like to know the “WHY”.March 29, 2023 at 5:36 pm #4533328patiencenotmyvirtue31
Sorry for what you been going thru as well.
The state is very quick when YOU owe them money, I wish if/when we owed them money we could tell them you’ll get it in twelve weeks.March 29, 2023 at 5:11 pm #4533327TJ
@patiencenotmyvirtue31, I’m sorry that you are dealing with this too. I’m with you, I’d like to know “why” it’s taking so long. I filed 2 weeks before my sister and mother did and they had their refunds back within 3 weeks. The person I spoke with didn’t say if anything was wrong or not, she just said to wait 12 weeks from filing date and then said something about it might be done before then. Hopefully, we will get it soon. Until then, I guess I’ll be checking every day hahaMarch 29, 2023 at 2:42 pm #4533321patiencenotmyvirtue31
In same boat as you accepted Feb 1 called three times already. Got put on hold and hung up on the second time. Finally reached a very nice agent who confirmed nothing is wrong with my return but said the generic 12 weeks wait. She was the first however to apologize for the long wait. If I had a reason as to WHY I would accept it much better.March 29, 2023 at 2:22 pm #4533320patiencenotmyvirtue31
I’m with you, somebody needs to light some kind of fire under them to at the very least get an explanation instead of just blowing people off with the generic “It’ll take 12 weeks”. Makes me wonder if to some degree if they’re just that swamped or short staffed or if they’re just sitting on them(either to hold our money or just being lazy). I sincerely hope it’s not the latter.March 28, 2023 at 8:33 pm #4533318WaitingGA2023
I wonder why local TV stations aren’t asking questions.
The DOR website says to call if the status hasn’t changed after six weeks.
Next year I plan to owe Georgia at tax time, but not where I have to pay a penalty. I’m not going to go through three years in a row of waiting.March 28, 2023 at 4:35 pm #4533314patiencenotmyvirtue31
Got accepted on the 1st keep getting told 12 weeksMarch 28, 2023 at 10:39 am #4533309Jade
I filed 1/25, called yesterday and was told wait the full 12 weeks then callback. This is ridiculous nothing else to do but wait.March 28, 2023 at 9:22 am #4533307WaitingGA2023
Tonya – You’re closing in on eight weeks. If you’re still showing “processing” I’d call them. When I called, there were 50 callers ahead of me and I was on hold for about 25 minutes. I assume the wait is shorter in the morning. They open at 8.March 28, 2023 at 7:02 am #4533268
We file February 1st and got accepted the 2nd and still nothing.March 27, 2023 at 10:56 pm #4533280WaitingGA2023
TJ, thanks and hoping you won’t have to wait as long next year !