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I used turbo tax.
falsi fiable on Jan 14, 2013
Intuit (TurboTax) will hold your return until the IRS accepts electronic filing later this month.
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tro on Jan 14, 2013
did you get a confirmation?
if not sometime in Feb. check the ‘where’s my refund’ which will tell you if your return is in the system and being processed
it might have been accepted by TT but that doesn’t mean it was accepted by IRS unless TT requests confirmation which they should inform you
AA on Feb 06, 2013
Agree with above. Some people may not know the abbreviations, so to clarify…just go directly to http://www.irs.gov and follow the links to “Where’s my refund?” You put in the info requested and it will tell you everything you want to know. Then you know it’s coming direct from the IRS. Turbo Tax and others can only I offer you an estimate based on what the IRS tells them. After doing taxes for over 20 years professionally, I can tell you there never seems to be a strict rule as to when you’ll get your refund due to all the variables. The IRS stands by the statement that 9 out of 10 refunds are received within 21 days of being accepted by e-file. Calling the IRS will get you nowhere…except frustrated, because the phone reps only see what you can see on WMR. getting specifics would be like calling UPS and asking them to tell you where your package is located inside a specific truck…and unless its been past 6 weeks since you expected it, you will more than likely not get any answers that you don’t already know. The best way to get a quick return is to e-file an accurate return. I file very complex returns for small businesses and individuals who often receive very large refunds due to medical payments, etc…and I can tell you that the amount of expected refund, whether it be $500 or $25,000 has nothing to do with the speed in which it is processed as long as it is accurate and doesn’t set off any of the IRS system’s alerts. The system is for the most part automated. The IRS is grossly understaffed and the folks there work hard. They are just like you and I and have no interest in keeping your money. So even though your return may be perfect and you want that money back “Today”… There are 100 million other people who also filed on Jan. 30 and it just takes time to run it through the system and issue the refund. I tell all my clients to expect their refund in a month, that way if it comes sooner they are happy. Don’t worry about checking WMR EVERY HOUR. It only updates once a day at 12:01am EST. Not once a week as some have you believe. Direct deposits as well can be sent every weekday not just on Fridays. I’m not sure where some people who post information get their facts from, but I assure you as a former IRS auditor and now tax preparer, it simply is a 24 hour a day operation 7 days a week, processed by computers during the tax season. Again, if your return is accurate, you will receive your refund in most cases with 21 days but even an accurate return can be pulled for random “sampling” and take up to 6 weeks. N hope this helps clear things up.
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