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I have hold on my refund…how long will it take?

Asked by: ubinas 1597 views YA Discussion

I had a 6 weeks processing message on WMR and so I called today to check. My husband owes back taxes so they put a hold and are going to take the money we owe out of our refund. My question is, how long will it take for them to get what we owe and send us the rest? Has anyone had this same experience and received their money in a decent turnaround? We filed and were accepted Feb. 8. Thanks!

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  1. Ms Fat on Feb 28, 2012 Reply

    It does not take long

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    • Celeste on Mar 06, 2012 Reply

      mine’s on hold because my husband owes on 401k from 2009..It’s taking forever and it’s been a month and we still don’t know.First it was resequenced..Then they said two to three weeks from March 12,2012..GRR!Damn it!Just wish they would take their damned money already and give me my refund!!Awful this year!

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  2. mitchmia on Feb 28, 2012 Reply

    It didn’t delay it that much for me. Once I was given a hard deposit date of 2/27, the IRS website even stated that my refund had been reduced to pay prior taxes and my refund would be sent by that date. They actually sent it this past Friday and was available in my account about an hour ago.

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  3. Kristi on Feb 28, 2012 Reply

    For back taxes, there shouldn’t be a delay.

    The only time you get a delay is when it’s an outside debt, like unpaid child support or student loans, as they have to verify the amount once the tax return is received, and prior to refund issuance.

    We had an offset this year that we were expecting, and when WMR showed our official date, all it did was say that our amount had been reduced by X amount and we got the rest on time. Should be the same for you.

    Good luck!

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    • Celeste on Mar 06, 2012 Reply

      mine’s on hold because my husband owes on 401k from 2009..It’s taking forever and it’s been a month and we still don’t know.First it was resequenced..Then they said two to three weeks from March 12,2012..GRR!Damn it!Just wish they would take their damned money already and give me my refund!!Awful this year!It was for back taxes!

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