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2013 irs is taking long on my refund but not others?

Asked by: sfbs 3544 views YA Discussion

I filed my tax return on 1/30 and it was recieved by the irs on 1/21, however since then no other progress has been made on my refund. I dont understand why its taking mine so long to get approved and sent out when others have already recieved theres.
sorry was submitted on 1/30 and the irs accepted it 2/1
sorry was submitted on 1/30 and accepted on 2/1

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  1. Ryan M on Feb 12, 2013 Reply

    Its not 21 days yet so that time line is PERFECTLY normal.

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  2. Wicked ▲ on Feb 12, 2013 Reply

    You have a 21 day window.
    The IRS is dealing with millions of tax returns, not just yours.

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  3. ginsuguy on Feb 13, 2013 Reply

    As others have said, you’re still within the window.

    I also wanted to add that if you have any education credits (Form 8863), these credits are delayed until Valentine’s Day.

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  4. Keep !t P!mp!n on Feb 13, 2013 Reply

    Yes they still have 21 days to process return but i’ve noticed quite alot of tax returns are being reviewed this year so that may possibly be a holdup. Try calling the IRS to see what answers you may get (if any) because sometimes they wont look into your account until 21 days from acceptance. I know WMR (where’s my refund) and the IRS automated line are not very accurate.

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  5. Cassie on Feb 13, 2013 Reply

    Be patient,

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  6. tbutta85 on Feb 13, 2013 Reply

    me too and i wish everyone will stop telling us to be patient that 21 day mess is BS! i know people who came with me and filed their returns and got their check last week. it obviously we cant do anything but wait… DUH! but just keep checking i hope you get a DD soon i know the feeling i filed on jan. 31 and still no DD

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  7. shay on Feb 13, 2013 Reply

    Your not alone!! I have been in processing since Jan 31…No updates!!!

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  8. fallbaby on Feb 13, 2013 Reply

    You’re not alone. I’m still waiting to, but its not 21 days until next Thursday. Very frustrating.

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  9. Sam on Feb 12, 2013 Reply

    It is very frustrating but we can’t do nothing the government pretty much owns us and the stuff we have.So much for a free world.I filed 1/15/2013 and got accepted on 1/27/2013 and still in processing mode and it’s 2/13/2013 tomarrow and still nothing I know it saids 21 days.Last year I got accepted 1/27/2012 and got my money in my bank on 2/2/2012.I think they are soo much in debt and just don’t want to tell us knowing it could cause outrages and problems.

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  10. Kaidyn on Feb 15, 2013 Reply

    In the same boat. I’ve been filing for 10 years and usually get my returns in less than a week, 2 weeks max. This year I filed on the 24th of January and just got my email verifying receipt at the IRS yesterday 2/14. That is already 21 days and now I have to wait 21 days more? Ridiculous.

    I feel especially sorry for those this applies to: Some 2012 tax forms cannot be filed until the first week of March because they require more extensive programming.
    They may not get their refunds until the middle of May!

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  11. Bert on Feb 20, 2013 Reply

    It’s nothing new with the government. When they owe you money they take their sweet @ss time. But if you owe them tax, they’ve immediately got their hands in your pocket.

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  12. Sandrist3 on Feb 21, 2013 Reply

    Well I had a tax preparer file mine on 2/6 and they were “Received and being processed” on 2/7 and that’s where it stayed. I called the tax line, the offset US Dept of Treasury, and finally decided to wait 20 mins to talk to a rep from IRS today 2/21 and was told that my account was “suspended” and was sent over to the Error Resolution Dept where they will first try to fix the problem themselves and then send me a letter?? The rep read me the notes saying that my Form 8867 which is the EITC form had an error but didnt show anything else. Oh, and told me that I couldnt call back until after the 21st day but was nice enough to give me some info because I waited so patiently for them to take my call. I was clearly disappointed…upon reading about the forms 8867 and 8812 it appears there were some last minute changes on 2/4/13 that will be delaying many people’s refunds. WoW!! Also, the people doing people’s taxes will have fines up to $500 each return if they do not include those Forms 8867 this year! definitely thinking of looking into my payroll deduction options for 2013!

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  13. RACHAEL on Feb 27, 2013 Reply

    This is unacceptable and ridiculous. I filed my IRS Return Jan 30, 2013 and anticipated it would take a little longer due to the Educational Credits. A month later and I still haven’t received my refund. “My Refund” states my return is received and that’s it in a nutshell. Four Relatives filed returns on February 14, 2013 and they also had Educational Credits and they all received their refunds Monday, February 25, 2013 through Direct Deposit. I was concerned so I contacted the IRS 800-829-1040 but it took a half day to get a live person, unbelievable. It’s discouraging, however, I inquired about my return and they stated they have 21 days from February 14, 2013 to deposit my refund. I asked why other Tax Payers received their refunds that also claimed Educational Credits; really they couldn’t give an answer. I think we’re so much in debt that they’re processing them based on AGI with Tax Payers with lower incomes being processed immediately. It’s INJUSTICE and UNFAIR. IRS should process returns of a first come, first serve basis.

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  14. Scribbler19 on Mar 14, 2013 Reply

    WOW, Rachael. Get over your self.

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  15. Mrs. Frustration on Jul 07, 2013 Reply

    Please people, As of today, I have been waiting since the first day anyone was able to file. Acouple of days ago for the third time, I have received letters of apology from the IRS for taking so long on my refund but that they are working on it but still no actual date of refund. I have been given dates of; Feb 14, March 18, April 15, May 15, June 27 and now last date that came in last apology letter stated August 1. 2013. (how about that)…..This is so frustrating that its turning out to be funny…..or maybe…..I should just move on and hope that it falls by Christmas atleast I will have alittle Christmas spending money….ha ha ha
    Your friend, Mrs. Frustration.

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