This article was last updated on May 5
With many news outlets reporting the well know fact that the IRS is severely backlogged (6 to 8 weeks in many cases, vs the average 3 week maximum) in processing refunds and getting a live agent nearly impossible (1 in 50 chance, according to the Washington Post) it’s been a struggle for many individuals and families desperately waiting to get their refund. This is why it was nice to see this what one reader wrote, which inspired the title of this article:
“I filed 2/13 and was accepted same day. But then no updates for several weeks. I called several times and was eventually sent to the IRS error and resolution department where my filing apparently was sitting for eight weeks! Last Saturday April 10th I was shocked after seeing the IRS approved my refund! I was given a DD date of 4/14 no later than 4/19. I woke up this morning, 4/16 and I GOT MY REFUND (3 days early)! For those of you still waiting I have faith you are going to see the light soon!“
Given the delays and issues millions of Americans are facing with getting their refund, I thought it would be nice to get some good news stories on people actually getting their refunds and their story. You can see the following articles for some tips and tricks to try and get more information on your delayed refund
- No Tax Refund After 21 days? Reasons Why and Tips on Contacting the IRS To Get an Update on Payment Delays
- 2021 IRS Tax Refund Processing Schedule and Direct Deposit Cycle Chart – When Will I Get My 2020 Refund!
And just remember the process – Only after your tax return has been accepted by the IRS (return received status in WMR tool) will they start processing your return. It could take several days until finalized and a tax refund, if eligible, is disbursed. A refund payment date will then be available on the IRS WMR site or IRS2Go app. If there are issues with your refund you may see an extended delay in moving to the next processing status (payment sent) and an applicable IRS message will be displayed with an IRS reason code.