Will Coronavirus (Covid-19) Impacts Delay my 2019-2020 Tax Refund Due to IRS Processing Slowdowns

2020 Coronavirus Tax Refund Delays

(This is a live article that is updated regularly) As the Coronavirus impact widens we are already seeing major hits to the real economy that will take the US into a recession in 2020 and into 2021. While stock markets are falling rapidly (don’t panic and sell!) people should start expecting governments to focus on battling this deadly virus. In fact Congress and the Administration have already passed a massive stimulus package, unemployment insurance extensions/boosts and additional stimulus payments. However because of these new Coronavirus relief programs and enforced staffing constraints it is also likely major government agencies, like the IRS, will shift focus and resources to execute on these programs to battle the fallout from the spread of the virus.

In fact the IRS recently announced it has stopped processing paper tax returns, with much of its staff now working remotely because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The IRS has recommended that taxpayers file their taxes electronically during the three-month extension (to July 15th, 2020) period for this year’s tax season. Congress is also discussing a further postponement of the tax deadline into October!

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Further in compliance with federal mandates IRS live assistance on telephones and responding to correspondence were essentially suspended until further notice. All of the IRS’s in-person Taxpayer Assistance centers have also been temporarily closed along with many volunteer tax preparation sites until further notice. The IRS has said however they will prioritze and keep paying out the stimulus check payments to the 100 million or so Americans eligible for them.

The above IRS closures will most certainly mean slower processing times for tax refunds, especially those with more complicated tax filing situations or where they experienced delays in prior years. While this was not officially stated on the IRS site, I cannot imagine that the IRS will get things done on time. The hundreds of comments on this article and related ones confirm this.

The IRS has announced, under the national emergency provision, that they will postpone the April 15 tax-payment deadline for millions of individuals, giving Americans an additional 90 days to pay their 2019 income-tax bills in an unprecedented move intended to ease the economic pain inflicted by the Coronavirus. The delay is available to people who owe $1 million or less. This push may also affect 2019 tax refund payments. The latest data from the IRS shows almost 60 million tax returns have been filed with refunds averaging $3,064. A Treasury Department spokesperson has said that there are currently no delays at this point, but is a fluid situation. Note – the IRS has temporarily closed all Taxpayer Assistance Centers and discontinued face-to-face service throughout the country until further notice. The IRS is continuing to process tax returns, issue refunds and help taxpayers to the greatest extent

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363 thoughts on “Will Coronavirus (Covid-19) Impacts Delay my 2019-2020 Tax Refund Due to IRS Processing Slowdowns”

  1. I e-filed an injured spouse joint return Feb 6 and I received a letter March 16, 2020 with a VERY minor adjustment(we had bought a house in 2008 with the tax credit/loan to repay $480 back every year and every year that amount changes. Now it’s $498.66) The letter stated we should receive the return in 4-6 wks. I keep checking the irs.gov where’s my refund and it still says it’s processing and then says from 6- 8 weeks to now 8-12 weeks. Today would now be the end of the 12th week. I have a vehicle still sitting at the mechanic shop waiting for an engine that I can’t pay for even with the small stimulus we received. We are also a paycheck to paycheck family. Very irritated!!

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  2. Filed a paper return first week of march because my filing with turbo tax was rejected because you said the AGI shown for my deceased husband(6/24/19) was incorrect, which it wasn’t. Was told to file by mail- in and we have heard anything but the IRS “where”s my refund” website says the returns are being processed. Why cant IRS go on national TV and explain it’s position with 2019 tax filing so that we can at least know weather our returns will eventually get done this year. As a recent widow I can certainly use my refund asap.

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  3. My husband and I filed our tax return for it to be taken. Right now we are struggling to even make our mortgage payments because of all that’s going on. It’s been 15 weeks since they said they recieved it yet the IRS aren’t working and have been temporarily closed. What about mine I filled for injured spouse right after they sent us a letter saying they took it. I worked hard last yr doing doubles and working every weekend. That was time away from my kids so that I can give them a better life than what I had. I’d rather have my income tax check then the stimulus checks. I wouldn’t even need it if I had mine.

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  4. E-filed in early March with TT ( my first time) still being processed in May, no letter has come in the mail. Also no stimulus check just tells me NEED MORE INFORMATION when i use the IRS stimulus tool. But if i filed in March shouldn’t they already have my DD info?. Also claimed my daughter and grandson, but my fiancé e-filed after me ( a week later) and he got both……. What the hell is going on !!!! Haven’t heard anything from my Tax Advocate either, called them a month ago even left messages.
    IRS NEEDS TO GET IT TOGETHER !!!!!!!! OH, BUT IF WE OWED THE IRS, THE THINGS THEY CAN DO TO MAKE YOUR LIFE A LIVING HELL !!…. But why shut down the irs at tax time ? And leave the job of getting out stimulus checks to them as well?!!!! I’m an essential employee and my job took strict safety measures to ensure our safety. I believe this should have been done for the irs too, or had them work from home….smh…… This country is so ass backwards.

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  5. Wife and I are classified as Essential Workers. Filed Taxes with injured spouse for Student Loan collection Feb. 17

    No Return yet No Letter from IRS last letter said 60 days now its been 87 days. Nothing.

    Bankers & Sales are Essential Workers but IRS isn’t. WTF. Then Devos said they would refund collection on loans. AGAIN..Nothing. So I got that going for me.

    This is the. Kicker..guess What IRS… I would NOT need a Stimulus or a Second One if I had my Tax Return OR even half of it.

    Shut down schools pay extra day care cost we are both Essential Workers. But our Tax Return is not Essential. Thanks Guys.

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  6. I filled my taxes on March 7, 2020….it was accepted and they said it was direct deposited into my Acct on March 25, 2020 and still it hasn’t hit my acct….here we are May 12, 2020 and still nothing, can’t get a hold of anyone at the IRS to give me a reason to ask why it hasn’t hit my Acct

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  7. This IRS crap is ridiculously insane. I filed back on January 31st with a injured spouse allocation like I did last year due to my wife owing student loan debt. It takes 11-14 weeks for you to get a refund. Back in March I got a letter stating from the IRS your refund has been adjusted and will receive the adjusted amount in a couple weeks. “That was back in March”. It is May 11th, 2020 and IRS website still says processing and it has been well over 14 weeks. We have 3 children and starting to go through financial hardship. I have contacted, left a message and even faxed over a letter cover head with a copy of the letter from the IRS to the tax advocate services in Cincinnati Ohio cause that is my local office and I haven’t still heard anything from them as well. This is insane. I am a hard blue collar labor working citizen, pay my damn taxes and then this shit occurs to were the government can’t be on the ball with refunding Americans there hard earned dollar, but best believe they will take your money in the blink of an eye regardless of a pandemic or not.
    Sincerely,
    One frustrated, pissed off American

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  8. Has anyone had any luck talking to anyone? I filed 2/24 and website still says its still being processed , Meanwhile i have not gotten a letter or anything stating what the problem could be , I already got my stimulus so i am confused on what exactly could be wrong on my return … I just want an answer , of course i do want my ish like now but i just wanted to know a date , or the words accepted something ugh this is just ridiculous

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  9. I’ve replied to a few comments posted before, but just wanted to give an update. I e-filed injured spouse and it’s been processing since Feb 5. Been checking the IRS website and had no bars for 13wks. This morning i checked and the website finally told me i would receive my refund the day that marks 14wks exactly. As far as the stimulus goes, child support has already offset mine for back child support. I contacted them and they said the IRS sends them the full stimulus amount, at which point they will take my husband’s $1200 and mail me a check for the difference. Still waiting on that one though. Hope this info helps someone.

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  10. I, Like everyone else am in the same situation. E-filed on March 20th. All I get is that it is still processing. Is there a petition to sign??? We work hard for it! How many people does it take to fall into a financial crisis for the government to understand? Thanks for the stimulus check. However, this is not Sufficient enough for the majority. They need their refunds. Give them what they are entitled to!!

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    • I too originally filed on Feb 5th and had a healthcare problem and had to fax info into them which i did on March 4th and still no money either and it says still processing also so i understand your hurt and pain… I have kids and no support or help.. W e should not have to wait for money that we worked for because would they want to wait…no no and no

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    • I filed the same day (March 20) and am receiving the same “your tax return is still being processed” notice. Frustrating to say the least.

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  11. Filed my taxes electronically on April 4th. Website still states processing. Can not speak to a live person to discuss. IRS site still states electronic processed return should get their refund in 21 days. No update from the IRS. Now if I owed money you can bet they will be sending me letters etc!
    It would be nice if the IRS gave an update that they are behind in processing and give a realistic time-frame. SMH

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    • I’m in the same boat. I e-filed on April 1st, it was accepted on April 3rd and has said it is still being processed for the last 3-4 weeks.

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      • i filed 4/15 and it was accepted 4/15 but now there is no bar or anything and just says still being processed…ugh :(

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        • I also e-filed the 15th of April. It was accepted the same day. Where’s my Refund is still saying processing. What’s crazy is that I received my state refund on the 17th of April. No one is working and CT unemployment has been backed up for weeks. I worked 3 jobs to support my kids, as a single Mum, and count on my refund to survive. This is beyond nerve-wrecking.

        • I filed on 1/27 and then they put hold on refund for missing a year which I’m owed a refund too. They send a cp63 notice. Then I don’t get stimulus payment either. I find out every tax payer who got cp63 notice will not get stimulus money until holds are lifted. This is ridiculous they are holding are refunds and Stimulus and we can’t do anything. I filed missing year too. Their laws even state they must release in disaster or state of emergency. There are thousands like me.

        • Same. Filed on April 15th and to this day, IRS website indicates that my return still hasn’t been processed. Is yours being processed at least, I’m curious?

    • Mine was electronically filed March 21 and the site says it’s still being processed. And mine was very simple as I am retired with no dependents or deductions. It would be so much easier to accept the delay if some guidance was available instead of the same stale information. At least it would give me confidence that someone out there was still paying attention.

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      • I e-filed Feb. 4 and it was accepted Feb. 5. March 5th I Called the IRS and was told a letter was mailed a week and a half ago. Received said letter March 16th stating they needed an additional 60 days ontop of the 45 they already had it. So May 16th will be 60 days and from what I’m seeing and hearing I’ll be lucky if I get my taxes at all this year.

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        • I filed Feb. 10 got accepted the same day. On Feb 21 it went into still being processed mode. I also got a letter saying that it would be reviewed starting March 16 and that they needed 60 days. As of now still nothing. In 4 days it will be the 60 days hopefully they release it by then.

    • That’s so true I am still waiting on my tax return and it’s saying still being processed and a refund date will provided when available do you if I will get my stimlus check before my tax return because when I check the get my payment it’s payment unavailable

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    • Filed my taxes jan.30 then got a letter from irs 12c letter. I sent documents back , but then the pandemic happen . So my refund says still processing will give a date when available. It’s been 8 weeks since i turned verification in. And even longer since i originally filed. Got my stimulus check though. Anybody else going through something simular to me?

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      • Same exact situation. Filed taxes Jan 28th. Got letter From IRS saying they needed a couple forms. Mailed in requested forms March 15th. Then the pandemic hit. Been sitting idle ever since. No one to answer the phone to ask & sitting with still being processed status.

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    • I filed my taxes on April 15th electronically and was accepted by IRS on the 18th. To this day, my return still hasn’t been processed and I owe taxes. I’m even unable to check status of stimulus check since it wont let me provide any information since my return is on idle it seems

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  12. I filed a paper return and mailed it on Jan. 22nd 2020. After waiting until mid March, I decided to call them and they told me, that they never received my return and to file another one. I did that and sent it again on March 19th. Now it is May and nothing yet. Even when I check;” Where is my refund” it gives me no status, even if they have received it. Especially now with everything getting tight, people need their money.

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  13. I filed a paper return on the website it’s not telling me anything but to wait 6 weeks did that and still don’t have a refund date even no except date mostly everyone has gotten their refund before the pandemic what about us what are we supposed to do it very annoying and frustrating and you can’t call or talk to anyone.

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  14. My situation is the same. Filed our taxes electronically April 7 and the IRS website says the return is still being processed. I haven’t received any letters from the IRS giving a reason for the delay. I feel the IRS should post something on the website stating how many returns have been processed up to this point and through what calendar date.

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  15. I mailed my taxes 2/19 and haven’t received nothing all it keeps saying is it’s being processed and it’s been saying that since 3/29 can you please tell me is the covid 19 holding it up and when can I receive my money

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    • yes i had to admend mine i had got a tax advocate cause they had me under a 60 day review all to tell me i had to take a w2 off my return smh ‍♀️ so now i mailed them april 19 th. still heard nothing called my advocate and was told all the offices are closed and wont open for maybe the next two weeks so if anyone has mailed a return no need to look anymore its going to take a while and once they do open they are going to be backed up smh im very upset but its nothing i can do about it

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  16. I still waiting on taxes and stimulus. I filed 3/18 was accepted the same day but it’s seen saying processed since then so I have the same question how are we suppose to receive the stimulus relief when our taxes are still being processed and you can’t get anybody just so nerve racking

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  17. MY Husband filed his taxes in 2018 well the put a hold on it because they thought it might be fraud! Well there was no notice of any kind and since he old back child support we didn’t know they kept it until 7 months later! Well he went to the IRS office on February 13 and was told that since he brought all documentation showing he was who filed it they said to give them 4-6weeks to fix it and will have it filed and sent out well it’s now may and still hasn’t went towards the child support so now we won’t get our stimulus all because the IRS didn’t do there job even before the closure! And now for his 2019 taxes they owe my husband $7774 and haven’t filed it . All it says is we are still processing your refund please check back with a DDD, they never sent a notice or anything I mean nothing so now they owe us $4415.00 from 2018 and $7774 from 2019 and $2200 from the stimulus well he only owed $7500 in back child support which means they are just keeping and holding onto almost $8000 of our money that we desperately need really badly. And since they decided to just shut down and have no way to contact them which is ridiculous and frankly shouldn’t even be legal at all. I feel like they are stealing our money because why can’t they have email or something to where it might take a few days to respond back or something I mean any kind of communication would be nice but no they want there money still but don’t have to give the Americans there’s????? This should be protested where ever we can. By the White House or who ever has control to change this and get us our money!!!!!

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  18. I filed my taxes in January and they said that it could take up to 60 days and it’s been 60 days and it still saying being processed

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    • Justin,

      Mine is held for 60 days as well. Because of the kids tax credit and COVID-19, hopefully we get it mid to end May.

      Alex

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    • I file my taxes in Jan 21 2020 . I received a letter from the IRS that said i needed to wait 60 days so they can verify my income. I know 100% sure everything i submitted was correct! The 60 days was OVER on 4-13-20 its now MAY 2020 and my refund still says processing !! I also have NOT received my stimulus payment since my refund is still in processing mode. they have all my correct info so i don’t understand what is going on ? I really need the money and their has been NO updates. Taxes says processing. Stimulus says i am eligible for this payment and they will notify me once they have a payment date. it has been a month for the stimulus that i have been checking daily and NO updates have been made. how am i suppose to get my money ? their offices are closed ! NO ON is answering the phone! i’m so upset !! How can they just hold our money ??

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      • If you go to the IRS website and check your payment, it should ask you to enter your 2018 info. Also, your bank acct and routing number. That’s what happened to mine, after weeks of checking and no info. Also, it says, if you enter that info BEFORE noon on Tuesday, your check info will be show on that same page the next Saturday. That worked for me this past week and I’m supposed to get my stimulus check deposited into my account Wed. As far as my taxes…not a peep from anyone. Who knows then that money will come.
        I hope this helps.

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  19. Filed my tax return “ e filed” 3/31/2020 received the state refund 2 weeks ago but the federal says “ it’s still being processed”on the app. No letter from IRS , no way to contact them as they say if you haven’t received your refund in 21 days you need to call and talk to them as there may be fraud and someone could have your check ! No way to call as they are still closed ! We all deserve our tax refunds and should not be left not knowing where they are especially if it is a couple grand !

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  20. I filed my taxes February 10 it said my refund was being processed the bar disappeared I called and spoke to a representative the day before it closed told me that I should receive it in late March it is now May can’t talk to anyone I have a debt with the irs that supposed to be in a payment plan but I’m getting charged a late fee I’m upset because it’s not my fault I contact tax advocate and they are not taking calls or returning calls to new people I’m totally upset what should be done I also know people that filed after me and got their money this is not fair at all get it together

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  21. Husband and I filed with injured spouse January 23. We have already received our state return but everyday I check for federal and it is still processing. I’ve seen some people say they are currently not processing injured spouse. This is absolutely ridiculous.

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    • Same! We filed injured spouse Feb 14th and still havent heard anything. We have been waiting for so long . The only reason we picked that option was because he owed student loans and now they deferred payments !!!! Lol

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  22. So frustrated.

    My income tax Has said “being processed” since March 23, 2020.
    No one is available to speak to on the phone and I have emailed IRS and no response.

    The stimulus has my bank information but no date. This is ridiculous. Quick to take our money, slow to payout. Smh. The CARES package should have had contract workers or more people invested in getting the tax returns taken care of. We are reactive, not proactive.

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  23. My tax return was filed and accepted on January 27, 2020 and the website says that it has been received and is being processed. I have never received a letter from the IRS stating that I need to do anything and I have never had to wait this long for my refund so clearly they are extremely delayed.

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  24. Same here, e-filed on 1/27 and was told 2/20 it was being reviewed and after 60 days i could call IRS and they were required to update or say why it was being held and what needed.to ne done, if anything. Conveniently, the call centers shut down just before my 60 days and now there is no way to get any info yet my stimulus check was direct deposited on 4/15.. IRS is open enough to still be taking tax money but to understaffed to refund it…

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  25. I mailed my 2019 federal paper return on March 3, 2020. I requested direct deposit for my $1110 refund. its now been over 8 weeks and the only information I can get from the IRS site is that they have no information on my return in their files. my son said he learned that the IRS is storing paper returns in a storage trailer. is this true?

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    • I filed my paper return on 3/10. Like you, I have heard nothing from the IRS and their site gives no info. I have read online in a few places that they are storing paper returns trailers. How safe is that? Am beginning to wonder if I will ever ?receive a refund.

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      • Same here. Filed by mail in mid-March and their website has no information at all. I don’t care that my refund is held up (it’s not much), but I do care about where my paper return is right now.

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        • I filed my paper return feb 18 and filed my sons on feb 25 and when I check were my refund there’s no info. I have read that IRS is not processing paper returns at this time sure could use that money uugghhh

  26. I filed electronically on 1/27 with Injured Spouse form. My account has been in process mode since 2/3/2020. My stimulus check along with my spouses was intercepted by his back child arrears from
    Over 30 Years ago I have no income he is on disability his disability is garnished each month for back arrears. I was counting on my stimulus money and yet it was intercepted and we have no way of getting it back or contacting anyone in the IRS dept.

    Their should not have been any holds or garnished money from these stimulus checks we all need the money right now the kids he are paying back welfare to are all
    Full grown adults and received their own stimulus money no one lost out of any support if my money or his was not intercepted.

    Injured spouses need answers STAT no one is answering these questions no one is speaking about the injured spouses getting their stimulus money or refunds.

    Stand up for #Injuredspouses and get us our money we all are in dire need at this time

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  27. I filed my tax January 27, and my date was February 5. They sent me a letter saying I’m on a 60 day hold for my return and I haven’t heard anything from them and it’s still saying it’s processing. I’m getting tired of the IRS. I than got my stimulus check but no return when they could’ve sent it together. I have bills and alot of stuff to pay plus my kids need things also. Im still working through this pandemic,why they shouldn’t. They keep talking about the guidelines,why can’t they work and follow them also. I’m P*****!!

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    • They should be working from home. It’s ridiculous that their top priority at the moment are the stimulus checks, when our refunds can also help with financial burdens and hardships.

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    • Trikeyda,

      I am in the same exact boat. I got my stimulus. Haven’t received my refund. I was told I will be on hold for 60 days as well. Tax credit was going to be released April 27th, 2020. My wife and I are both hoping to get out refund in the next 2-4 weeks sometime in May at the latest. It is very frustrating.

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  28. I received a 60 day hold letter to review my refund do to a mistake on the irs or due to the last company i worked for. I filed my w-2 but for some reasion my income is not showing up. I contacted the company and they sent certify letting with my info. But since irs is closed. Its been way over 60 days and i cannot reach anyone about my refund. Im a family of 5 that i solely support. I could really use my refund especially during these hard times. My family and i are in the dark and dont know what to do?

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  29. I did not file 2018 returns. And I filed my 2019 on Feb 9th 2020 the IRS accepted it that day but it’s still processing. No letters or reason why? The Get my payment tool says I’m eligible and will get a direct deposit but it doesnt say when. I dont know what to do or who to call

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    • The stimulus payment dates are updated weekly so just keep checking back on the page. I was waiting about 10 days after they told me I was eligible. Its coming just hold on a little longer.

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  30. I mailed my paper income tax forms on Mar 10. If the IRS is not processing paper forms, do I need to find someone with a computer so I can file electronically so I can get my refund. Nothing has shown up on their refund site to indicate that my forms were ever even received.
    Thanks

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  31. I filed my taxes with turbotax , jan.21 it says it was accepted. I received my state tax return, the irs sent a letter saying it will be 60 days to review my federal return. After the 60 days i get another letter saying they need an additional 60 days. What is up? Then my stimulus said it was deposited april 15th, but it never happened. I talked to someone at turbotax and they told me it got sent back to the irs and i would be getting a paper check. Its still my good bank account .Im still waiting. Why do i keep getting “the run around “?

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  32. My wife and I filed out taxes back in earlier February and due to COVID-19, we have not yet received our refund we should of already received. When will we be expected to recieve out refund? It has been about 8 weeks now.

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  33. What if the IRS website is saying that further information is needed and to call them? When I call no one answers. My tax refund was returned by my bank because my husband wasn’t on my account and both of our names are on the refund check. The website tells me I need to call but no one answers.

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  34. Ugh why are people, myself included able to get their stimulus check and able to check on the status of their stimulus, but i cant even get a reason why my return is still processing and has been since Feb 24th ?? This makes no sense . I get the IRS is working from home but that is not stopping any company from getting their job done. Cant answer live calls from the building cool , let the IT people switch phone lines until this is over with, or let a couple of IRS employees in the office each day .. Somethings gotta give this is ridiculous… My return is cut and dry every year nothing major changes on my account .. still waiting on a letter or call or a logical explanation why my return is still being processed

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  35. I filed my tax on 02/29. Until now where my return tool still stated : return received. It’s not come to the next bar. So it is make me worry and noone to answer the phone

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  36. My accountant filed my tax returns on March 16….. Refund was around the beginning of April…. I still haven’t received my refund as of yet….. Still showing processing on the where’s my refund page….however I did get my stimulus check. I think priority is with the stimulus first tax returns second. The crazy thing is my friend filed the same day and she received her refund back…. not sure why mines didn’t process….Either way I would like to have my refund.

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    • All of the delays have something to do with which service centers receive your return. Some of them work, and some of them do just enough to get by.

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      • So you got your stimulus check before your tax refund when it was still saying your refund is still being processed see that’s what I wanted to know I haven’t gotten either one I think that my stimulus check got stuck in the processing Dept with my 2019 tax return because either has no update or date of when will I get my money

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        • If you go to the IRS website and go to where’s my payment (for stimulus) you can add your 2018 info and get your stimulus payment that way. That’s how I got mine. Still waiting in my refund.

    • Same!!! We filed feb 24th and havent heard anything from the IRS no letter nothing and it still says being processed . But we did get our stimulus no problem just so confusing especially at times like these

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  37. I filed my taxes at the end of January, it was accepted on January 29th. The Where’s My Refund bar showed as accepted for 2 weeks, then it changed to “your return has been accepted and is being processed”. Its been like that for over 2 months. I’ve been waiting for 12 weeks with no contact from the IRS and no way to get ahold of them.

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  38. The irs recieved my 2019 tax return on 12/31/2019 and i still have not recieved my refund it still say processing.. What is the hold up damn?? I should have revieved my refund in January or February due to i had to mail them in cause of Identity Theft.. I need my refund i have a child and lost my home due to this virus going on.

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  39. I filed taxes electronically early Feb. Received letter they needed one more form. Mailed that immediately. Probably by Feb 20th to my local IRS office they requested. Sheltering in place order hit March 18th. So a month later. IRS site says 2019 is being processed. I just went in to stimulus page and put in info for 2018. Site said I was eligible for stimulus but they needed my deposit info. I entered it and it submitted and said my stimulus would be processed. Yay.

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  40. I filed my Tax return electronically on March 6th 2020 and they were accepted on March 8th 2020. I should have gotten my refund on March 29th but I didn’t… in fact it is April 25th now, and still no tax refund. It still says that it’s still processing. There is someone that I know that is also in the same situation and another person that I know that filed after me and got theirs already. What I think is that since they are all working from home then it just depends on which employee got your taxes to go over. The employee may have gotten sick, have kids at home they have to work and take care of at the same time, or just slow as molasses… I have 3 kids, and am depending on that money since I can’t work right now but I do understand. We are all trying to get through this with our lives, and everyone has to do their part. If that part for me is patience then that’s what I have to do. Thank you to everyone that is putting their life on the line so we can have a future! And thank you to everyone who is doing their part and staying home!

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  41. I filed my taxes on January 25th 2020 I had two dependents that I’ve submitted the proper paperwork showing that I was able to claim them that the IRS requested now I guess it was faxed so a human person has to physically remove it from the fax machine but because of covid-19 did that stop I can’t get any answers anywhere I received my stimulus which was 2200 because of the two dependents but I only received half of my state tax and I have nobody to contact nobody will answer any phones and I’m just left in the dark I need my money because I’m living in my car what do I do I really need help

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    • Nobody is manning phones or offices right now. I had to mail one form to them. I’m guessing they’re sitting in a bin somewhere. Mine are in a local office in Fresno CA. Not even the main office. Held up my stimulus check. Tonight I learned stimulus page is working to enter 2018 info and it worked.

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    • IMPORTANT!!!!!!!
      Go to the IRS website!!! It has been updated, and if your 2019 is still processing, you can enter your 2018 info.
      Also, adjusted gross income is line 6 on return, not line 1.
      Yay!! Good luck everyone!!!

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    • My return is being held up too and stimulus so I just went to IRS page entered my info for 2018 suggested bY anot her in comments. It said I was eligible but they needed direct deposit info. I entered it submitted and system took it. Said stimulus would be processed. Try that. At least you’ll get stimulus.

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        • I did that to…..2 weeks ago…still no stimulus check. No refund due to “still processing”….I am so discouraged right now. If I can work from home, so can they.

  42. I filed mines January 28 2019 at first I had a bar everything was well until my bar disappeared and only said your taxes have been received and they are processing keeping in mind around mid February I received a letter stating they needed 60 more days and I haven’t heard anything else I received my stimulus check April 15 but as far of my taxes I know nothing at all

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    • IMPORTANT!!!!!!!
      Go to the IRS website!!! It has been updated, and if your 2019 is still processing, you can enter your 2018 info.
      Also, adjusted gross income is line 6 on return, not line 1.
      Yay!! Good luck everyone!!!

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        • Go to IRS site, and click on about Stimulus payment, and click “get my payment” and it will ask you for info. Mine used to say they couldn’t verify my eligibility. I went back Saturday and it told me I was eligible, and to enter my 2018 info. Now it says to check back to see when my payment will be deposited to my account.

  43. I filed and was accepted 3/31. Was told by my tax filing company refunds would be processed on time. Haven’t received refund or the stimulus payment. Can’t talk to anyone at the IRS. Call the tax company and nobody has answers. The best she could tell me is “if you don’t get the stimulus payment this year, you can use it as a credit next year.” Next year doesn’t help us NOW. WMR had bars and the info “being processed” at first, but has changed to no bars and saying “still being processed”. The stimulus site isn’t helpful either. There has to be something us Americans can do. I’m glad to see we are all in the same boat in one way or another, but does anyone else feel like this is a fraud? It’s ridiculous! Can we protest? Rally? Contact our news agencies? We’ve got to do something. I would consider the IRS essential. People have bills to pay. They are to chicken sh*^ to go to work, but expect us other essential workers to have our butts in the workplace. What a joke!

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    • IMPORTANT!!!!!!!
      Go to the IRS website!!! It has been updated, and if your 2019 is still processing, you can enter your 2018 info.
      Also, adjusted gross income is line 6 on return, not line 1.
      Yay!! Good luck everyone!!!

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      • You don’t have to do that. I got my stimulus payment as did many others and my 2019 tax return is still
        Processing

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  44. I filed my simple tax return with Turbo Tax on April 10th. When I try to track my Coronavirus Stimulus, the IRS site says it cannot determine my eligibility at this time. When I check on my tax return, it just shows “accepted”, with no date on the IRS site as to when it will be processed. The Turbo Tax site says the expected date of return is on 5-1. I can’t find any answers, or speak with anyone who knows what’s going on. Does anyone know if the IRS is processing electronic returns?

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    • I’ve been waiting for over a month for my tax return. It is still being processed and I filed electronically in mid March. There is no one to call, no one to contact from the IRS that will contact me back, and no one from the government that will actually help.

      As for your situation, I would say get ready to be in the “processing” state of your return for at least a month from now, if not longer.

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    • IMPORTANT!!!!!!!
      Go to the IRS website!!! It has been updated, and if your 2019 is still processing, you can enter your 2018 info.
      Also, adjusted gross income is line 6 on return, not line 1.
      Yay!! Good luck everyone!!!

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  45. I filed my 2017 taxes but was sent a letter saying I needed to verify my identity. The letter was lost so I figured I wouldn’t gonna get anything back anyway so I’ll just fall next year.
    When I went to file for 2018 they told me that I was not required to because I had no income for the year. In 2019 I had a son and worked for myself cleaning homes. I went to Jackson Hewitt on February 16 and filed my 2019 tax return immediately it was stopped and they told me I had to verify my identity through the IRS to get a IP pin. They wouldn’t do it over the phone so I scheduled an appointment on February 26 with the local IRS office. She verified my Identity that day in person but could not give me my IP number said I could retrieve it online or it would be mailed. The IP pin retrieval tool would not work it said that I had to go to the IRS office and verify my identity again. So they did send me a notice from the IRS saying I would get my refund in 60 days, but, still no IP pin . Since this economic shut down, there has been nobody to help answer any of my questions regarding the situation. I have no financial back up with 2 kids. I have 2 refunds and a stimulus check that I now cannot get because of an IP pin that I cannot retrieve. IRS also said they’re not processing any individual tax returns at this time. I Can’t use the nonfilers tool because I do plan to file my 2019 taxes, they’re just pending, because of an IP pin that again…I don’t have and cannot get! It’s frustrating! Its causing a hardship financially and mentally and can potential he cause me to lose everything I have! What can I do to reach somebody to help me? I don’t understand why they don’t have anyone that can answer a phone call when all this is going on through the IRS with stimulus payouts! It baffles me and makes no sense that not one line is open for emergencies such as mine! I’m literally losing my mind over it!!!

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  46. I filed my 2019 taxes and mailed them with my payment at the beginning of March and now, because IRS recently announced it has stopped processing paper tax, in fact the paper tax are being hold in trailers until the IRS staff returns to a normal schedule, which will take a long time… so I cannot get my Stimulus check/deposit because the IRS has not yet processed my taxes! My question is: will I eventually get my Stimulus check anyway if the IRS process my taxes past July or later?

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  47. I have the same problem as a couple of you. Through Turbo tax I was approved March 19th,estimated dated for refund was April 9th since last week today being April 22 it is still processing. I can not get stimulus until this goes thru. I did not have to file last year. So is this normal? How much longer?

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    • This is definitely not normal. I wish I knew the answer about how much longer. Usually I get mine within 3 weeks. I’ve used TurboTax for the last 5 years, and it’s definitely due to the IRS staff working from home, in my opinion, because it’s never been like this. ‍♀️

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    • I am in the exact same position and still waiting, as are a few others I know. While this isn’t a normal thing during normal times, in corona time taxes this seems to be a very common thing. It makes me so upset because I need my refund and my stimulus check now, but can’t receive them until they finally finish my refund.

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  48. I need a identity pin number to be able to file my taxes due to identity theft. I can’t get ahold of anyone on the phone and I also tried online to get it but that didnt work either.

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