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How long does irs take to process a return?

Asked by: proffr 1442 views YA Discussion

Filed and was accepted on the 29th, still processing per the website and phone #. Is there a chance it will get rejected at this point or am i past that? Some people are getting their refunds really early and they filed right around the same time i did. Is anyone else waiting on their return to be processed still? I didnt take any unusual credits or anything…..i filed and took standard deductions, one w-2, nothing unusual or complicated. I did my taxes in less than an hour so why the delay in processing?

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  1. Ashley on Feb 01, 2013 Reply

    Hi, mine was accepted a day later on Jan 30 and as of an hour ago is still processing too. The IRS is saying they have 21 days to do direct deposit. It is hard when waiting on money but in this case it is best to just be patient. :)

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  2. Brian on Feb 01, 2013 Reply

    The IRS says most people will get their refund in less than 21 days. Usually that means 10-21 days. Even though your return was accepted by the IRS, that doesn’t mean it was processed on the 29th. The IRS did not start processing returns until the 30th and even then there was a huge backlog of returns so it could take a day or two before they even get to it. The IRS did conduct a test run starting around the 22nd of a few returns that had been filed really early. These are probably the people who got their refund early. Also once your return has been accepted it won’t be rejected by the IRS. It could be audited later on, but if they were going to reject it they would have done it as soon as it was e-filed. See the comment thread below for info from people who are in the same boat you are.

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  3. Nick Lahoud on Feb 01, 2013 Reply

    I am in the same exact boat as you. From what I hear, we should have patience. hopefully expect a return before Feb 12th the latest.

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