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If the irs has been processing my refund for almost a month does that mean i’m being audited?

Asked by: vpalmer 652 views YA Discussion

My refund was accepted around the middle of February. I had depreciation forms, and education forms so I know those weren’t accepted until a little later but when I visit the “where’s my refund” site it still just says that the return is being processed. Does it usually take this long or does it mean I’m being audited?

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  1. susanperr on Mar 12, 2013 Reply

    No it does not mean you are being audited. Everything is delayed this year and is taking longer. Be patient. You will get your refund.

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  2. Chelsea on Mar 12, 2013 Reply

    I submitted my federal return on 1/30/13 and received an email a few days later stating it wouldn’t be accepted until 2/14/13 because of the education credits. For two weeks WMR said the return was being processed and just a few days ago it changed and I can no longer see the bars and it only displays a message stating “Your tax return is still being processed. A refund date will be provided when available.” However, it’s now 3/12/13 and the message hasn’t changed. I called the IRS on my 21st day and they told me there was nothing wrong with my return and that every tax payers situation is different so while some filed after me and have already received their return it doesn’t mean I will receive my return in the same time frame. The representative also told me the 21 days is not a guarantee and that there was no other information she could give me. I’m EXTREMELY frustrated at this point and don’t know what’s going on but hopefully we will receive deposit dates soon!

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  3. shalarenne on Mar 12, 2013 Reply

    I filed my return on 1/30/2013, it began processing on 2/15/2013 because of an education credit and I have too been waiting to find out about my refund. So, after what seems like exhaustively looking at irs.gov, I called the IRS. I appears that my return has been selected for a random review to be sure that everything can be verified. I am apparently not the only person that has been the lucky receipient of such a review. They say they don’t want any further information, but the review could take up to 60 days. She said it probably won’t take that long, but that she is to advise that it could. She gave me a “taxpayer advocate” phone number to see if there was anything that could be done to speed up the refund. 1-877-777-4778. I suggest that you contact the IRS directly before you call the advocates office though. When you call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. As soon as you select 1 for english and you hear the recording say if you are calling about…..dial 0 twice. That will prompt the system to transfer you to an IRS agent. Good luck. I’m calling the advocates office right now.

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  4. HD on Mar 12, 2013 Reply

    no, it’s just taking longer this year to get refunds on certain returns, don’t worry yet.

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  5. Cynasure on Mar 12, 2013 Reply

    Accepted Feb 17th. Got the still processing message on WMR website. I called the IRS and they wouldn’t access my info until 21 days passed. 22 days later, I call and they look up my info to tell me my return was flagged for fraud. I will be getting a letter in the mail, google 4883c. It instructs you to call with your 2011 and 2012 return info to verify you are you. I asked her for the number, didn’t want to wait for this letter and she gave it. 1-800-830-5084 x123. I called, 1.5 hours wait time later, gave name, address, ssn# and few line items. Now I’m told it will be put back into processing and take 4-6 weeks. I love the stall tactics!!
    I filed with the same exact name, ssn#, address, w-2 employer, direct deposit bank info and acct# but somehow this looked fraudulent??

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  6. Ryan M on Mar 12, 2013 Reply

    You might be under review….but the audit process for 2012 returns has not yet begun.

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  7. Ms. Angel.. on Mar 12, 2013 Reply

    For you contacting the Taxpayer advocate be prepared to send / fax proof of hardship. A REFUND not issued on the 21st day is not a hardship! At this time make changes by visiting irs website download w-4 withholding allowance certificate, use the great WHC calculator fill it out then submit w-4 to your employer to take less out so you won’t be due a refund! Problem solved for next filing season.

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