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Why can’t the IRS give me answers about my return?

Asked by: epondel 579 views YA Discussion

I’m so frustrated. I efiled my taxes on January 27th accepted on January 31st. Spoke to a IRS rep and was told that it would take 6 weeks to process from February 6 because of some errors. Today I called the IRS to get info and they told me. We found your return had a mistake on March 8th and its going to take 4-6 weeks from that date now. What the heck? Why wont they give me answers? Does anyone know where I can get straight answers or anybody that can help me. Please help anyone!!!

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  1. Chelsea on Mar 19, 2012 Reply

    Allot of people are having trouble with their returns, including me. When I called they told me that the main office building had an electric outage and they lost a bunch of information. Them telling your there’s “mistakes” on your return is because they haven’t gotten all the information back yet. I ended up having to fax all the social numbers and names to them again. Some will tell you about this, some will not depending on who you talk to. Good luck! Hope I helped a lil

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  2. Judy on Mar 19, 2012 Reply

    Sorry, but that sounds like an answer. They found a mistake and it’s going to take time for it to be corrected. They’re dealing with million of returns, not just yours.

    Good luck for getting your refund soon.

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  3. Bobbie on Mar 19, 2012 Reply

    They are BUT you are not paying attention and you do not want to believe what they are telling you and it will just take some additional time for them to finish with the processing of your income tax RETURN and the complete the matter and ISSUE you a anticipated REFUND amount at that point in time.
    2012 Refund FAQs

    http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=254102,00.html

    Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 03/19/2012

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  4. mrreliable3599 on Mar 19, 2012 Reply

    One more example of why it’s a mistake to overpay your taxes then count on the IRS to promptly return your overpayment when you file your return.

    Look at all the people on this forum who are desperate to receive their refunds of overpayments. Instead of having the money in their hands to begin with, they played head games with themselves, sent in way too much, then waited for the government to give the overpayment back.

    Change your withholding so you have the money paycheck-to-paycheck. Set it up so you won’t have a big refund or even owe a little. It’s much smart from a financial standpoint to owe money at the end of the year, rather than giving the government a huge interest-free loan, then waiting desperately the next year to get it back.

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  5. tro on Mar 19, 2012 Reply

    because of problems in IRS
    the call number is so deluged it has become automated

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