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Have not received my 2013 tax refund ( 21 days have passed already ) ?

Asked by: minchk 6604 views YA Discussion

I filed my refund on Feb 1,2013 was accepted with in 72 hours got the email and a text to my phone it was accepted . On my where is my refund status had a bar on there but after a few days it disappeared just says processing and expect on 21 days . Well 21 days passed I got email from turbo tax intuit electronic says to sign into turbo tax . I sign in click on nope and message comes out sorry to hear you still waiting ,IRS issues 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days some take additional review and delays delivery and next step is check with IRS .Look for letter from IRS and visit where is my refund tool . I do not know where to look for letter at I went to where is my refund tool. I go there and just says tax return is still being processed , refund date will be provided when available , Has said that since a week ago. So yeah I do not know . I live in Texas I filed single put my daughter,sis that is a student ,and myself . I do own some child support which they can take that away it is like $ 800 they did that last year do not mind at all and the mom of my daughter is disabled so she does not even file a refund. I’m in no rush to get refund just want to know if something went wrong or if I got audited and if anybody has received that letter what does it say more or less .
I am single not married . I’m 27 have never been married or gotten married .

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  1. Pascal the Gambler on Feb 24, 2013 Reply

    No one can tell you if you are under review except the IRS. They have to process tens of millions of returns. Everyone’s letter would be different, as the reason for letter would be different in each case.

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  2. Bobbie on Feb 24, 2013 Reply

    You can generally expect the IRS to issue your refund in less than 21 calendar days after we receive your tax return.
    And then you do receive your acknowledgment BACK from the IRS that they did RECEIVE your FIT return and that the IRS did ACCEPT your 1040 FIT tax return into the system to start the processing of it at that time. And that you did print you a copy of your acknowledgment notice when you did receive it so that you could read it very slowly and carefully at that time. Then you should start the counting of the days for your possible date of the refund to be sent out to the FMS and then to your account holder number that you did choose to use if you did choose the DD method for your refund.
    Use this tool to check on the status of your refund. It provides the most up-to-date information the IRS has. There’s no need to call us unless Where’s My Refund? tells you to do so. Where’s My Refund? is updated every 24 hours – usually overnight — so you only need to check once a day.


    Your refund should only be deposited directly into accounts that are in your own name; your spouse’s name or both if it’s a joint account.
    Whether you file electronically or on paper, direct deposit gives you access to your refund faster than a paper check.
    Direct deposit also avoids the possibility that your check could be lost or stolen or returned to IRS as undeliverable.
    Speed, safety and choice — with direct deposit you can have it all.
    Where’s My Refund? will not give you a refund date right away. We must first receive your tax return and then we have to process it and approve your refund. Where’s My Refund? will give you a personalized date once your refund is approved.
    Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 02/24/2013

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    • Christi Spicuzza on Feb 25, 2013 Reply

      I am confused by what all this means. Are you saying that on the acknowledgemnt of acceptance by the IRS that it doesn’t actually mean it was accepted? I am expecting a return, I am a single mom of 3 and filed as head of household, but haven’t been able to see anything on here… I am able to order transcripts of my 2012 return, but there is no information on the WMR. Is there something that I should be concerned about? I did not have any education credits or anything like that and have never been married… I am so confused. I called the treasury dept just to make sure that there wasn’t something against my ssn that I wasn’t aware of, and it said that I have no outstanding balances, so I am really confused.

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  3. Bonnie on Feb 27, 2013 Reply

    @ Pascal the Gambler: Just because the IRS has to process tens of millions of returns, it doesn’t mean that any one person’s concerns are less valid and important than others.

    I, too, have concerns about when I will be receiving my taxes. I am an early filer. I always keep all of my receipts, and have done my own taxes 2 years running now. (Having someone else do them was too expensive for me) I’ve already had to wait because they weren’t accepting Form 8863 unti mid-February. I was notified that my return was accepted and has been processing for the last 2 weeks now.

    The “Where’s my Refund” tool isn’t very helpful, in my opinion. I know that the IRS has my tax return. I received the email. I’m patient, but having never had any problems with my tax returns or getting my refund in the past, I am starting to get a little frustrated.

    So what’s my recourse? Nothing. I’ve been waiting, and will continue to wait at the pleasure of the U.S. government. Funny how when they want me to pay something they want it right away and are not willing to wait…

    To the IRS: either update your “Where’s My Refund” app to include additional processing information, or do away with it. It’s not helping me at all, and it’s more frustrating than anything. By the way, an estimated refund date feature would be helpful. Another thought I have is that if the refund is going to be delayed for any reason, have the app tell us why.

    Additionally, if there is any reason that taxes are taking longer to process than they have in the past, publicize the reasons why a little better than you did this year. I had to dig for this information. It was not common knowledge. An apology for these delays would go a long way towards creating good will between the public and the IRS.

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  4. wbill81 on Mar 04, 2013 Reply

    Call them!

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  5. Donna on Mar 05, 2013 Reply

    My daughter filed hers Jan. 29th. Because she claims the education credit, it was not accepted until Feb. 14th (that’s when the IRS’s system was ready for that form.) In 2 more days it will be 21 days – and “Where’s my refund” still says it is processing, and that a date will be provided when it is available. This is ridiculous!!

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    • Amanda Neiderquill on Mar 05, 2013 Reply

      I am in the same exact situation. I filed on the 29th, it did not get received until the 14th because of form 8863 and now I have no clue where my refund is. This is my first year filing that form and my last. Any other year I would not have had this problem.

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    • Frustratedgurl on Mar 08, 2013 Reply

      same situation with school credit..Im now at 21 days . No word.

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  6. Tammy Cornelius on Mar 11, 2013 Reply

    we are passed the 21 days with the same education credit and accepted on the 14th of Feb. and when I called the IRS they didn’t tell me hardly anything either except we might get a letter in 2 weeks. So what is really going on I have never had any problems before. We havent even moved in 15 years so there are really reasons for this delay, no people added or taken off, no name changes, nothing.

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  7. Ray on Mar 11, 2013 Reply

    Yeah I’m not sure what is going on this year. I filed my taxes on 01/20/2013 and it was delayed until 02/14/2013 before it was even processed because of the school credit. I waited 21 days from that day and checked the IRS tool everyday and then the bar disappeared and told me a date will be given when available. After holding for 30 minutes for a IRS representative, she told me I had to wait 3-4 weeks just to receive a letter in the mail explaining what exactly they are doing! It seems to be going on with alot of people other than me hell I thought I was getting audited!

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  8. pcilla on Mar 12, 2013 Reply

    I called today 800-829-0582 ext 362. Finally I got someone to talk to me. I filed Jan 31 with a school credit, so I knew nothing was happening until Feb 14. The representative who assisted me today said my return wasn’t processed until Feb 22, because they had issues with the school credit. He ALSO gave me a release date for my refund. March 15, one day after my birthday. Yay! So called this number you might get answers if you have been waiting for awhile

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  9. Sheena Jones on Mar 25, 2013 Reply

    Well mine was accepted on March 3rd, no date, no refund, no nothing!!!! & when I call them (IRS), all they tell me is to call back or this or that! They don’t even log in to check out my reason for calling, they just tell me enough for me to hang up! It only takes a second to help a citizen, gosh!!!!!!!! Well, I guess I have to wait patiently :)

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