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    Filed accepted 1/29, On 2/15 transcript updated with 570 with a 03/04/2019 date next to it, On 2/16 WMR updated to 1541 Take action, 2/22 transcript updated to 971 letter sent with a 3/11/2019 date next to it… Cycle code 20190705 with a processing date of 03/04/2019 stayed the same. 2/23 wages updated on SSA website.

    #4299248 Reply


    If you got updated this weekend can you please provide the date your returns were excepted or what date you filed please and thank you!

    #4299023 Reply


    @Sarah, I ordered mine and they were blank too. I think it’s just blank because they haven’t done yours yet. I called and they said they have mine.

    #4298901 Reply


    @Carla: hi! Did you call the offset tel. line – it’s an automated info line if you have offset

    #4298663 Reply

    Carla Dietrich

    wheres my return said there is a delay in my federal tax return ref 1541. I know I probably have an offset. When can I expect the remainder, if any, of my return?

    #4298619 Reply


    Ok now I’m concerned. Filed with HRBlock on 1/26 accepted on 1/28 was being processed with TT152 up until the 16th. I have EIC and Child Tax. Had take action 1541 on 2/16 and still have it today. Ordered my transcripts on 2/12 received in mail today and they are blank saying no return was filed. Did not update today as well. Do have an offset for my state of RI and already received my state taxes. What is happening? Don’t want to call this week. I’m having a baby on Thursday and don’t need the extra stress but still have questions. Sorry for the rant!!

    #4298505 Reply


    I just checked my husbands SSA earnings record and a company he worked for hasn’t put his earnings on there. Do I need to contact them or will it update automatically. I got the take action 1541. @momo. I’m so confused I never had this problem.

    #4298262 Reply


    Filed 1/30 accepted 1/30..processing up until 2/16.

    #4298257 Reply


    I have not updated from 1541 take action. Attempted to call the IRS yesterday..no answer. Really concerned as to why this is happening.

    #4298116 Reply


    @Summer Yandle yes both eitc and additional child tax credit. Path applies to me, I just have never (in the last 3 years) had my WMR update to the path message.

    #4298102 Reply

    Ella @MilkyWay777

    @Summer Yandle: GM! No updates today for me… :(

    #4297834 Reply

    Summer Yandle

    So no eitc credits?

    #4297733 Reply


    I updated to a DDD of 2/27

    1/28….. filed and accepted
    (Never went to PATH but I never do)
    2/15…… my wages were still off on SSA.gov
    2/16……. WMR updated to take action /1541
    2/18…… Wages updated correctly on SSA.gov
    2/23…… WMR updated to approved with a DDD of 2/27

    I never called the IRS or got my transcript. For me I KNEW it was bc my wages hadn’t updated.

    #4297691 Reply

    Summer Yandle

    Absolutely no update :(

    #4297669 Reply


    @juslistening what’s that mean you updated ur transcripts to 846?

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    JuS ListeninG

    I updated early this morning on my transcripts to 846. My WMR is still showing Take Action. Just FYI to calm some nerves.

    #4296557 Reply


    Not yet. Hopefully will sometime tonight.

    #4296524 Reply


    Has anyone updated from the take action 1541 delayed msg yet?

    #4295155 Reply


    Hello. And Bye.

    #4295028 Reply


    I got the accept on 128 I got the delay message on 215 I called yesterday when I finally got to talk to somebody she didn’t even want my information she said it’s a generic message that everybody gets and that not to look for not until the 27th or after.

    #4293004 Reply


    I have a code 1541 and the lady I spoke with today just said my taxes were under review. Asked what they’re reviewing and she said she wasnt sure but it could take up ton45 days from March 4th. I’ve been out of work since having my daughter early and need my taxes asap

    #4292613 Reply


    Dont amend just wait spoke with someone this morning and she told me 2 things one was just backed up do to new tax act and that should clear soon other part of my issue was that the system hasnt updated my last employers info that if its been more thhen 45 days to definitely call back i filed the 29th she said my 45 day mark would be the 18th just wait it out will probably not take that long at all

    #4291681 Reply


    @brittany thanks for replying.I was told by amending my return it would take much longer than waiting the 45 days.Im really confused 🤷🏽‍♀️

    #4290104 Reply


    @daniel thanks for that very long but not needed update. U sound like the robots that answer the phone telling us the same thing to push us along. If you have a code 1541 and it says take action. You have a issue. You will be told your under review when really your not theres just an issue that needs fixed and its gonna take A long time u will need a tax advocate. All that path act blah blah is something they can tell u to get them off their back while ur return sits in the please fix it pile smh. I really wish yall and myself the best of luck.

    #4289150 Reply

    daniel jennings

    Reference number 1541.

    Taxpayers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit may experience a refund hold. According to the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, the IRS cannot issue these refunds before mid-February. The IRS expects the earliest EITC/ACTC related refunds to be available in taxpayer bank accounts or debit cards starting February 27, 2019, if these taxpayers chose direct deposit and there are no other issues with their tax return.

    Where’s My Refund? ‎on IRS.gov and the IRS2Go mobile app will be updated February 23 for the vast majority of early filers who claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit. These taxpayers will not see a refund date on Where’s My Refund? or through their software packages until then. The IRS, tax preparers and tax software will not have additional information on refund dates, so Where’s My Refund? remains the best way to check the status of a refund. Where’s My Refund? is only updated once daily, usually overnight, so checking it more often will not produce new or different results.

    Why is my refund being held?
    If you claim the EITC or ACTC on your tax return, the IRS cannot issue your refund before mid-February. The law requires the IRS to hold the entire refund — even the portion not associated with the EITC or ACTC. Like previous years, some tax refunds may be held if there are questions about the tax return or the IRS needs more information.

    When will I get my refund?
    The IRS expects the earliest EITC/ACTC related refunds to be available in taxpayer bank accounts or debit cards starting February 27, 2019, if these taxpayers chose direct deposit and there are no other issues with their tax return.

    Why does it take so long for the funds to show up in my account?
    It takes additional time for refunds to be processed after leaving the IRS, and for financial institutions to accept and deposit them to bank accounts and products like debit cards. Also, many financial institutions do not process payments on weekends or holidays, which can affect when refunds reach taxpayers. For EITC and ACTC filers, the three-day holiday weekend involving President’s Day affects their refund timing.

    How do I check the status of my refund?
    Where’s My Refund ‎on IRS.gov and the IRS2Go mobile app remains the best way to check the status of a refund. Where’s My Refund will be updated with projected deposit dates for most early EITC and ACTC refund filers by February 23 so those filers will not see a refund date on Where’s My Refund ‎or through their software packages until then. The IRS, tax preparers and tax software will not have additional information on refund dates, so these filers should not contact or call about refunds before the end of February.

    #4289095 Reply


    @keishab i think you should get a T.A they can fix it without amending it. Its gonna be a waiting process for sure. I just in knew i wouldnt have this nightmare agian but yet here i am. Good luck to u.

    #4288792 Reply



    My information was put in incorrectly.I was told im on a 45 day hold starting on March 4.Should i call a TA or just amended my return??

    #4288583 Reply


    I went threw this same exact thing last year. And once agian im going three the same thing this year. And its the worst thing ever fighting for your money last year i filed 2/2/18 recieved my taxes 5/29/18 this year is the exact same thing. These people will tell u that ur under review but 9 times outta 10 your taxes need fixed and its gonna take a while for them to get around to it and you will eventually need a tax advocate to help u get yours u only can get one if u waited a long time for them fix it themselves or you are having a hardship. Ive already lined up for a tax advocate they are the only ones who will help. I hope all of u encountering this issue fight it till the end cause if u dont fight for it they will take their time. Once i had a tax advocate last year i had my money 7 days later. Goodluck to u all.

    #4288202 Reply

    Latoya Johnson

    What about this 1451 code? Tell me what is goin on?

    #4287547 Reply


    I also have the take action notice and I called since the 15th once I received it. I was giving too many opinions but the main one was the delay was for child tax credit. I thought it was because of my tax payer putting my old address but when I called IRS this morning she told me it wasn’t for that, I was being review for something else but she couldn’t say. She told me if I don’t get a direct deposit by march 4 to call back and see what’s going on. I haven’t experience this before ever nor did I receive a letter yet. This is frustrating but I wonder if its because I haven’t filed all my W2’s

    #4287066 Reply


    I have seen two types of 1541 screenshots. They both have Take Action ❗️, but the message under them are different. The one I received just has the Take Action!❗️ With no information. The other one has Take Action ❗️And gives you information on how to appeal the decision… The IRS gives so many different answers. You call one time and get a completely different the next time 🤷‍♀️

    #4286869 Reply


    Did anyone who filed on jan 29 and got a received message the 30 have their code disappear yet or are we all still in the dark

    #4284791 Reply

    Summer Yandle

    I just don’t understand. Why not be more precise? The people affected by only a eitc delay should have a message stating so. People who have an actual audit should say so. It all seems so dang generic

    #4284503 Reply


    Code 1541- I called a few hours ago and spoke with a nice lady. She told me I was under review and that I should know more info by April 18 but nothing is needed and no letters have went out. My income is not matching which is my fault I input the wrong info (accidentally 😩). She advised that I not wait for them to contact me but rather do an amended return now. She also referred me to a TA. She stated if I submit the amended return now by the time the TA calls me they can pull it to be reviewed quicker. She was really nice but stated they do not have specifics so if you don’t have an idea why it’s being pulled then neither do they 🤷🏽‍♀️ hope it helps

    #4284339 Reply


    I had the 1541 code so I called and I just waited on hold for an hour, to be told that my return had been randomly selected for “extra review” to check for fraud, that nothing was wrong per se, they just randomly pick returns for extra scrutiny, and mine was one of them, and it would take up to 45 days in addition to the standard EIC hold, so it could be as late as April 18th! I NEED this money! I’m a disabled veteran and I was going to use this money to invest in a new line of work! I’m so screwed!

    #4284099 Reply


    Refund was Accepted 1/29 and by 2/15 reference 1541 appeared. Called IRS on 2/19 and after an hour and fifteen minutes I was told that they need income verification from my employer. I should get a letter in the mail, that has not been sent out yet, but will be sent soon. This process could take up to 45 days starting March 4th…I am receiving EIC and I’ve been working at the same job for three years and going to the same tax preparer since 2007. Another coworker, whom is also receiving EIC, is having the same issue and my boss is confused because he is positive he did everything correct as he has done in past years. Hopefully there is just a glitch in the system! 🤷🏻‍♀️

    #4283995 Reply


    Filed 01/29/209
    Accepted 01/29/2019
    Finally check wmr for fist time and have take action 1541.I called IRS today lady said its a hold and im under review because of my income verification.I was told To wait till 45 and see if code drop off if not a letter will be sent. Transcript Have code 806,766,768,570.

    #4283815 Reply


    And 45 days from March 4th makes zero sense because that date is the date something has to be done by or they have to extend it. That just clicked in my head

    #4283808 Reply


    I think it depends on who you get on the phone. I had the same rep tell me 2 different things lol. But I think it’s just a delay myself because the only code I have out of the ordinary is the 570

    #4283536 Reply


    Just got off the phone with the IRS, I have 1541 delayed.

    After gving the repsesentive all my info, this is what we got.

    She advised that it’s because I filed with the EIC and the CTC, that they will start processing them returns this week and next week.

    She told me to check the 27th for a deposit date or a update.

    #4283510 Reply


    I also got the 1541 code on the WMR webiste. I called this morning right at 7 a.m. and was on hold for 45 minutes before speaking to a representative. The representative I spoke to was a super nice lady and she advised me that one of my W-2s was missing so my income wasn’t matching. She said it could take up to 45 days or longer. I asked if there was anything I could do to speed up the process and was told nope I just have to wait for Social Security to update and if they haven’t updated my W-2s in the 45 day period they will then reach out to either me or my employer for additional information. So frustrating but at least I know what is going on with my return now.

    #4283392 Reply

    Brianna Harris

    Just got off the phone a second time the rep asked if I claimed the EITC or ACTC then told me the delay was due to those and the PATH act and that there’s nothing to worry about. Although when I called earlier I was told I was under review but this time I asked if she could make sure and she said if I was, she would be able to tell me, and it wasn’t. She said the earliest they anticipate to have them sent out is Feb. 22nd. She also said the same thing happened last year which was the first year it started happening.. so now I guess we just wait and see

    #4282831 Reply


    @momo I don’t have Facebook but I did check my ssa and the amount on my w-2 and my ssa does not match but how is that my fault ? Is that bcuz of the error ?

    #4282979 Reply


    So I too got the 1541 Take action code on Saturday my transcripts also show 570 and 971, but I do have a past due IRS debt and I was disallowed my EIC and ACTC last year due to a mathematical error on my return, so this is the reason for my delay she said they are just reviewing my return further to verify income credits and so on, 45-60 day blah blah, but she said it could be sooner or it could take longer. But its just a generic code and everyone is different, so I believe we are good no action is needed I do not need to do anything or send anything, so I believe I will still get my refund despite what the computer says I am not even worried my father is greater then the IRS computer

    #4282322 Reply


    Filed and accepted Jan 29th. On Feb. 16th got the dreaded code 1541 taxes delayed message. No letter sent….which is a good thing. However I was pissed b/c I get it on a Saturday and couldn’t call until today. Well I just got off the phone with a IRS rep. She told me there’s nothing to be alarmed about. She looked into my taxes and said it looks fine. I owe no offsets. I got the code because I claimed the EIC and ACTC and by law the IRS can’t release the refund until Feb. 27th. Which I know is a LIE because my cousin got her DDD of the 22cd and she claim the EIC and ACTC. We filed the same day. I was told that if I don’t get my refund by the 27th to call back after that 27th. So I guess I’ll be impatiently patiently waiting.

    #4282259 Reply


    I checked the SSA.gov website last night and sure enough not all earnings from last year were on there but we still called IRS this morning and they said they were waiting on information from another employer and that they are taking that extra 45 days but it may not take that long depending how quickly the employer sends in the info they’re waiting on. filed 1/24 accepted 1/25 and 2/16 got the 1541 code

    #4282237 Reply


    Well I filed 1/9 accepted 1/14 in the test run and then by the 19th of January I had 9001 code and a week later 1541 code and I’m still there!!! They told me that it was pulled for review and they don’t see anything wrong and there’s no notes on my account that had been mailed out! She said to just keep checking wmr! I’m getting tired of this and everyone seems to have all different opinions and information about this stupid code! I just want my damn money and I want it NOW

    #4282145 Reply



    I looked again and I don’t see additional information anywhere, all that is there is “if you have any questions, contact us” and contact us is in blue where you can click it

    #4282113 Reply

    Ella @MilkyWay777

    To use waiting time, if you have hardship, you may contact Tax Advocate Svcs.
    I just did – and I will be happy if I don’t need their help, but at least I’m in the waiting line with an Advocate.

    Fill out and print Form 911 – is at the TAS.gov website.
    Find there your state and fax the form to your nearest office.
    Then latest after 24hrs a TA will call you.
    This gives you time to get your docs together and you avoid waiting intake and tell all there.

    I hope it helps. Good luck

    #4282100 Reply


    Just got off the phone with an IRS rep and he stated that there wasn’t anything wrong with my tax return and that everything is ok. Refunds will be issued starting on Feb 27th. I am a Rep as well and I feel pretty confident that the IRS was knowledgeable and competent. I’m not stressing or worried

    #4281973 Reply


    Omg this is so stupid littery called the minute they opened 45 min later it’s still just hanging up on me urrgggg why put a generic message and say to call a number that no ones answers how do I find out what’s going on so SO so frustrated

    #4281947 Reply


    Update just got off the phone with IRS she said it’s a delay due to filing so close to the opening day of the season. It was nothing wrong with the return to just keep waiting on the system to update. Back logged returns. Hope this help. We all are frustrated. I guess we gotta hang in here and be patient we earned every dollar.

    #4281879 Reply


    Jemar sounds about right. I filed mine the 28th and was accepted the 28th. Was told the same thing

    #4281869 Reply


    My beat friends is delayed and she used a cpa.

    #4281839 Reply

    Brianna Harris


    Did she e-file? I seeen that most of us that have the delay used a online service such as Turbo Tax etc? Because my sister did hers with a local tax service here and she didn’t get a delay either.

    #4281796 Reply


    My friend, who has the EIC and Child credit has had their refund approved and it said refund should be in acct on 02/22/19. She got an approved message on 02/16/19. She never did have a delay in processing

    #4281760 Reply


    Looks like we were all told the same thing. I was told it’s due to backlog and they are so far behind that they are telling people that to keep them from calling. No way are they reviewing that many accounts especially because they all seem to be from the filers near opening day

    #4281539 Reply

    Brianna Harris

    Just got off the phone after waiting for 32 MINUTES just to find the rep doesn’t know any more than me. I told her I received a take action notice and she literally asked what’s that ? HOW DO I KNOW?? IM CALIING FOR “YOUR” help! Then after another 10-15 minute hold I was told I was selected for review and it could take up to 45 days and if I haven’t received a letter or anything by April 19th to call back and no further action is needed at this time. I’m sure hundreds of thousands are not under review I think they are just telling us the first thing that comes to mind to get us off the phone! Me along with many others depend on that money and they don’t seem to care at all!!!!

    #4281533 Reply


    I called right at 7a and waited 45 minutes, and then spent another 45 just for her to tell me she wasnt real sure to call back after April 18th if I hadnt heard anything from them.

    #4281506 Reply


    I called but cant get through.

    #4281502 Reply

    Summer Yandle

    Anyone else call? I’m not looking forward to the wait

    #4281484 Reply

    Ella @MilkyWay777

    I was just told ‘pulled for review – wait for letter or call after 45days’
    I had no changes, filed very same dependents etc as yrs before.
    smh :(

    #4281481 Reply


    Filed on 1/28, got a message on 2/14 saying it was delayed. Called 2/15 to see why. The first time I called they said it is delayed because of my child credit but should be updated early next week. Called 2/19 (today) spoke with a lady and she said it MIGHT have been pulled for review or randomly selected for review, she couldn’t really tell but she said if it was it would take up to 45 days to receive a letter in the mail about it and get it resolved… first of all why would you say it “MIGHT” have been pulled or randomly selected for review..it either is or it isn’t.. No idea what is happening..never had this happen before. I will be calling back later today or tomorrow to see if I hear anything different.

    #4281472 Reply


    Last year I was pulled for review. It took 8 months to get my refund.

    #4281406 Reply


    Well, like most of all the people here I filed on 1/28, accepted 1/28, I stayed on one bar which was received and being processed. The morning of the 16th it changed to the delayed message. I called this morning, for starters it doesn’t quite seem like the lady knew a whole lot about it to begin with. All she could tell me was my return had been pulled for additional review and that I could call back on April 18th if I hadn’t heard anything from them. Soo, at this point I’m not real sure anyone knows when they’ll get a return or what the heck is actually going on.

    #4281318 Reply


    Attention‼️I had to call this number to get info (267) 941-1000‬ it’s tge international number but the lady told me that 1541 means under review they have added 45 days to process which is ‼️‼️😡 March 4th

    #4281270 Reply


    This is crazy the site says one thing the automated says another smh.
    And to top off my frustrations they are closed well at least that’s what they want Everyone to think‼️

    #4281260 Reply


    Just got off the phone with IRS. The lady at first told me it was an offset, but I told her that I called the offset line and had none. She then said I had a letter sent out on 2/14 advising me it would take more time. So I asked how much time and she told me up to 60 days. She then put me on hold and came back and told me that they were still verifying credits and that I have a tentative DDD of 3/04, but it could be sooner. Evidently, a lot of people will be receiving the letter because she said it was a generic form that was sent out. So I guess it’s more wait and see.

    #4281257 Reply


    They are closed today ‼️😡

    #4281140 Reply


    I just spoke to the irs the lady told me the 1541 code I received it’s because I claim EIC and we are not receiving the money till February 27 but that’s all that means. I’m not so sure they are telling people different things.

    #4280022 Reply


    Filed 2/1 accepted 2/2, Processing till 2/15 then 1541.

    I did what Momo suggested. Went on ssa.gov and checked my earnings from 2018. Sure enough only 1 jobs earnings have been reported. I had 2 last year. At least I know what it is now. Hopefully with the shutdown being over they will get the earnings processed so my refund can be released. Thanks.

    #4279733 Reply


    I also received the take action code I filed 1/15 last Saturday of January got take action code first guy I spoke to said could be I filed before,employer released w2 second lady said they wouldnt know anything til the 18th I have nothing to offset it dependants the same. Never had an issue. This is first year ever getting this message. Wish someone would give answers how are u supposed to take action if youre not told how to

    #4279639 Reply


    Return was excepted 1/28. Wpr status was processing until 2/16. Now says 1541. No eic no child tax credit. Pretty straight forward return .. already received my state refund ..

    #4279358 Reply


    @summer Yandle

    It’s on their website. Irs.gov

    #4278894 Reply

    Melissa White

    I received it last week and called them Friday.. I was told by the IRS. It was because of earned income, and child tax credit..

    #4278821 Reply


    My taxes was accepted on 1/5 the next day my bard was gone 1/19 I received the tt 152 then a couple of days later it changed to the 1541 I have talked to Irs 4 times and each time they told me something different the first time they said it was ok that it had something to do with the EIC couldn’t release till feb15 the second person stated that he didn’t even know what the code 1541 means he said it must be New the third person said I was selected for a review and the letter had been sent out have not received a letter the 4th person said it was nothing to worry about it was because the EIC HOLD AND I THEY DIDNT SEE WAS A LETTER WAS SENT OUT I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHATS REALLY GOING ON!!

    #4278538 Reply


    I filed 1/23; accepted 1/24. Nothing really changed since the last 6 years. Went from STILL PROCESSING message to 1541 on 2/11. Was really hopeful that it would change overnight last night – since today is 21 days. BUT – I have looked on many other forums and sites and everyone pretty much says the same thing. There are some (of course) who do all the doom and gloom, but there are WAY WAY WAY too many people that got this message for the first time ever to have everyone going through an audit or review. I mean – I think hundreds of thousands got this message. I do not have a topic or anything under the delay – just that there is a delay. I really think that that is all that it is. My son had the same issue – he filed 4 days before me and his finally updated and said he should have his by 2/22. I am hopeful that we will all see something positive soon.

    #4278427 Reply

    Nicole Chambliss

    @chris if you press the additional info it will give you the code and other info. I thought I didn’t have it as well until I clicked more info.

    #4278386 Reply


    I just checked my status yesterday and mine also says “Take Action see below” but below all it says is, “There’s a delay in processing your tax return” BUT there is “NO” code or anything.
    Does anyone else have this like that or know what that means?
    Thank you for you time

    #4278315 Reply

    Stacy P.

    I filed 1/13 was accepted 1/15. Had 1 bar for 2 weeks went to processing with a reference 9001 code. And then 3 weeks after went to take action reference 1451. I called and was told it was because of the tax credits. I’ve claimed the same 2 dependents. I honestly don’t believe we are all being audited or reviewed. I just think it’s excuse they give us specifically for the delay. I hope so anyway. I’ve never had issues before.

    #4278004 Reply


    I got the same message, 1541, called the IRS and they were no help. Did some research and everyone should be getting there taxes back on Feb 30th.

    #4277960 Reply


    I’m not sure if this has been advised yet, but anybody with 1541 check your wages on SSA.gov to make sure they maych. Mine were not updated Friday (an employer sent the w2 late). But they are today so hopefully I’ll get my DDD this week. I’m in a FB group for this topic and that seems to be a common denominator.

    #4277941 Reply


    I filed on h&r block online for free and my status says take action and below that it say there is a delay in processing your tax return and it has ref. Number 1541 ?? I’d like too know what this means?? If anyone knows yet?

    #4277896 Reply


    i filed on jan. 28th with turbo and im getting a delay message as well. and im freaking because out of the 8 yr ib done my own taxs this is the first time with any issues

    #4277722 Reply



    I seen it also. It was on the WMR page.

    #4277707 Reply

    Summer Yandle


    where did you see that?

    #4277541 Reply


    Where’s My Refund? on IRS.gov and the IRS2Go mobile app remains the best way to check the status of a refund. Where’s My Refund? will be updated with projected deposit dates for most early EITC and ACTC refund filers on February 23. These taxpayers will not see a refund date on Where’s My Refund? ‎or through their software packages until then. The IRS, tax preparers and tax software will not have additional information on refund dates, so these taxpayers should not contact or call them about refunds before the end of February.

    Had to just go to the irs website 😒 says right here if you filed early be ready for a delay. Smh guess we should calm down and wait.

    #4277524 Reply


    how many of you all filled with turbo tax free? I think it could be because of them you were flagged or what ever the 1541 issue has a cured i suggest we all not use them anymore I used there service for 3 years in a row and everything was fine and was aggressively offered to upgrade the service. so next year H and R block please let me know if most of us used turbo tax

    #4277500 Reply

    Luther harper

    I to filed 128 checked 2day and its says take action 1541 im so sad some please call me 4128721017 and talk to me bout this im so worryd lets start a group chatt

    #4277252 Reply


    I got the same reference code 1541 I called on Wednesday and they said I have been selected for a review. However I do not need to take action and do anything at this time. Which is wierd as heck. If u have this code and it is pass the 21 days u filed I can tell u right now u have been selected for a review and the it’s has a extra 45 days to review ur return. If it hasn’t been 21 days since u filed then your code still might change or disappear but I doubt it.

    #4277176 Reply


    I filled on 1/25 a Friday was accepted on 1/28 a Monday, had been saying being processed until 1/ 16 with the code 1541.Before that it was saying check on February 23 and refund will be issued to my bank on the February 27 . I use the same dependents with EIC. The years before it was issued by the 21st day….. Ummmm something fishy. Could also be part of a delay because of the Government shutdown earlier, because some of the employees were calling out and made the work load pile up. It’s gonna be ok everyone, I feel it . We have to have the FAITH….We all need our guns for one reason or another. I’m getting ready to go to my Prayer Room in a few for everyone. 🙏🙏🙏🙏💖

    #4276749 Reply



    I didn’t have any offsets, I called as well. All I have is my kids and my Eic. So, we will soon find out

    #4276746 Reply


    I also got the Take Action status and it has been there for a week. I called the irs and spoke to an agent. He told me to wait until Saturday and see if it changes. I asked him to look closely to make sure I wasn’t required to take any action and had no offsets. He explained that he didn’t see any problems on his end. Needless to say, it still says Take Action ref 1541 and it is Sunday. I’m praying it changes all the way to approved by Tuesday. Good luck to us all! The number to check for offsets says nothing was found as of today 18003043107

    #4276467 Reply


    I got the same code and message and trust me it’s not a good thing. Refunds will be delayed more and more documents will be needed. Some will be audited, reviews, and identify checks which is a lengthy process so let’s just pray and have patience for a good outcome

    #4276701 Reply


    @Teeda, Based in everything I’ve seen, it’s delay.

    #4276618 Reply


    Does code 1541 means audit or just delay???

    #4276437 Reply


    I filed i believe around 1/27 and got accepted the next day, had one bar up until Saturday when it said Take Action reference code 1541 which I have never received! Never been audited never had an issue and I file my own taxes with freetaxusa or turbo tax every year! We are entitled to this money it’s ours and I want answers Tuesday. I filed my same 2 dependents my own children and income I file every year with no problem. The only issue I see on my taxes is I input the incorrect numbers to my address which is totally my fault, but we all know how the IRS likes to drag things out. Then to make matters worse we have to wait all the way until Tuesday! My stomach has been in knots off and on for 2 days people need their hard earned money!

    #4276349 Reply


    @Vgriff11 I agree and I hope, pray you’re right…
    My filing does not have any changes from previous yrs – dependents and such.
    I will call 6:59am Tuesday and post update.

    Filed/accepted 1/23, HRB Free-like past yrs., pather

    #4276333 Reply


    I filed 01/26 and was accepted the next day, I had one bar for 3.5 weeks.

    I also filed with Eic and the child tax credit.

    I finally updated to 1541 urgent and it hasn’t moved since unfortunately.

    There’s no way all the sudden loads of people are having tax issues. It has to be IRS delayed like some have said, agree ?

    #4276329 Reply


    I filed 01/26 and was accepted the next day, I had one bar for 3.5 weeks.

    I also filed with Eic and the child tax credit.

    I finally updated to 1541 urgent and it hasn’t moved since unfortunately.

    There’s no way that we’re all getting the same message and everyone is all the sudden having a issue with their return.

    Anyone agree ?

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