IRS timeframe for issuing refund after the issue of a CP 05 letter?
Asked by: samserio
The IRS has had my 2011 return since Jan 22. After not getting my refund, which is substantial.. I started to get worried. I called the IRS and was told I would get a letter about my return. CP 05
They needed to review the info on my W-2. They sent the letter Feb 6th ..I got it Feb17th and it is DATED Feb 27th..(WTF???) so of course the 45 days starts from the date on the letter not when they sent it. Which I find to be rather like cheating. 2 weeks ago we got a call at work from the IRS wanting to talk to our corporate accountant. She called them back and verified everything that was on my W-2..(which matched to the penny I might add.) They did not ask her for any additional documentation nor have the asked me for any additional documentation. I called the IRS yesterday and inquired about the status of my refund. A very nice lady informed me that there would not be a resolution until the 45 days on the CP 05 letter had passed. I told her it was unfair since all the questions had been answered by the accountant, and they should do what is right and give me back the money they owe me. She was very understanding and made notes on my call. I find it ludicrous that they are able to hold peoples money AFTER they have the answers to their questions.
If we taxpayers owe them a dollar they want it right now..Ironically I got my state refund in 4 business days.
How others found here:
- cp05 letter 2013
- irs cp05 2013
- www irs gov/cp05