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IRS Resequenced or Unpostable Tax Return

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

It is not time to panic if you check on the status of your tax refund and you see the message “Your tax return is still being processed. A refund date will be provided when available. It doesn’t necessarily mean your tax return is being audited. Sometimes it’s as easy as your return needing reviewed or some action needs to be taken by a human. In fact, we have found over the years that this message is rarely related to an audit. It could be something as simple as a small calculation error that needs fixed or that your identity needs verified. Likely, you will see an update soon on the WMR.

When you see that your tax return is still being processed, all this means is that something is preventing the IRS from standing behind their mantra that most refunds will be processed within 21 days. Maybe a hiccup. But again, don’t worry, your refund might still come anytime. Or, it could be delayed. We have found sometimes this can be mystery. Year after year people are frustrated while they are still waiting on their tax refund while and see others getting their refunds very quickly. Over the years, we have gathered some information as to why your file may be resequenced or unpostable. Keep reading for more details.

What you can do if your tax return is still processing.

We think the best thing to do is not worry. But we know that is hard to do when you are waiting on a tax refund. Quite frankly, many people depend on large tax refunds each year. The next thing that happens is usually that people see an update very quickly to a new IRS status on the Where’s My Refund tool. Or, a letter could be generated by the IRS if something else is required on your part and it will arrive soon.

Calling the IRS for this reason will not likely yield actionable intel. In fact, if you call more than once we have found that one representative could give you a reason and another could give you a totally different explanation. The feedback you get from an IRS isn’t always reliable.

Wait for the next WMR update and keep an eye out in the mail for a letter. If something is needed on your part, they will let you know. The IRS will never reach out to you by telephone if there is a problem.

Let’s talk about still being processed

We know, it sucks to be sitting in limbo. We are here for you to discuss this in our live discussion each year here and in our forums.

Click these quick searches to see the top recent conversations and what happened in prior years about resequencing or unpostable.

Resequenced

Resequencing happens when your tax return is pushed back one or more cycles for processing. Basically, moves your return out 1 or more cycles to be processed again. This action happens on the master file and the reason code for the resequenced transaction is something the IRS will see. It is not necessarily something you will be able to see on your IRS account transcript or something you needed to do. Resequenced Codes occur in the (IMF Only), not on transcripts.

Unpostable

An unpostable transaction is something that happens where a transaction can’t be posted on the Master File. If this happens, the return will require some sort of corrective action by the IRS. The reason code does not appear to be something available to the public.

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What Others Are Saying

  1. Sascegirl56

    @Ridunkalis: Still waiting… Its 4/25.. efiled on Feb 13


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  2. Angiemama83

    @Champ: same!


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  3. wirband

    @Ridunkalis: Mine was accepted on 2/13/2021 and still not received it.


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  4. Ridunkalis

    Filed Feb. 14th. Today is April 5th and ours also says “Still Being Processed”. This is ridiculous. You try to be proactive, but they don’t operate the same way. Never would they accept a delay on our part if we owed. Anyone else still waiting?


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  5. A mad MF

    This is BULLSHIT! Let’s try telling them to wait 10 WEEKS FOR THEIR MONEY!! We need to start boycotting the IRS they the real THIEVES SMFH


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  6. Champ

    E-filed. Accepted return shows up on 12 Feb. Still being processed as of 4 April 2021. (1052).


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  7. Champ

    @FAITH: Same here.Just code 1052.


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  8. Nicki

    @Hope donaldson: This is happening to me as well. And I filed mine in February as well


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  9. Kiarash

    @Queen Asia: I did not yet


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  10. Kiarash

    @FAITH: Did u get ur refund yet?


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  11. Kiarash

    It took 35 days already and no refund yet. Anyone has the same issue?


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  12. FAITH

    @alicat2441: FILED 2/12/21…ACCEPTED 02/13/21…STILL NO REFUND!!!


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  13. John

    Hi my name is John Baker I have not received my federal Refund yet. It’s Because when I Filed my Texas On the first stimulus I put down a 1$. Now I know mah exact refund is. How can I get help


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  14. Mayr

    @onlyk: same situation like you


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  15. ME

    I received a letter too do the IRS identification. I finally got through yesterday. Has anyone that has had to do this received theirs yet and how long did it take once you got that done. I know the lady told me 6 -9 weeks and also she said I legally have to tell you that but most have been getting within 2 and also is there any way I can see my transcript online? I don’t have a credit card ,mortgage , car payment or anything to that nature and by the time they mail it to me, hopefully I have my check or I hope. I would like to see if it’s there if it was updated


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  16. alicat2441

    File Feb 20, 2021. IRS website saying: Your tax return is still being processed. Haven’t called because I figure it’s a waste of time. I would like to know when I can start charging the IRS penalties and interest? Since they would do that to me if I didn’t pay my taxes on April 15. I have a large refund being returned to me and it is now 4 weeks. It’s absolutely ridiculous.


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  17. Hope donaldson

    I’ve been stuck on STIL L PROCESSING NO TAX TOPIC I filed feb 15 accepted 15 week later this and still processing now didn’t get stim for my son this year cause still processing


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  18. LynMac

    My husband and I filed on February 12th 2021, the first day you could. We, of course, expect our refund within the 21 day limit, which would have been March 5. It is now March 16th and still the same message from IRS, no letter from IRS, and no idea has to when to expect our return. We did have EIC and Child Tax Credit as well. One of my friends is going through the same thing. She said that her CPA told her (and I’m not positive about the original source here) but that our refunds could be delayed for another 10 weeks! Has anyone else heard this or anything new on the situation?


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  19. Amvm050

    @Queen Asia: that’s what happened to me. I’m still waiting.


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  20. Yaya

    @Queen Asia: no, it’s says it still being processed and check back for a date


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  21. Tdough

    @Kay6: errors dept
    Means theirs an error on it


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  22. onlyk

    @Kay6: same boat as you. My bars was lost on 03/06 BUT I still had TT152. I have seen a lot of ppl bars lost on 03/01. They are just really starting to see updates and ddd. I’m hoping I update by Saturday since that was the day I updated to “refund will be provided when available, your return is still being processed. TT152”


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  23. Paige

    @Queen Asia: nope and I want to know why! A lot of us are struggling and we need this money.


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