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Why is irs so slow this year? ?

Asked by: bustermcleod 2986 views YA Discussion

My husband n I filed on January 27 h & r block told us that our DD was the 8 of February here it is the 14 and we still have not got our refund as of yet we really need some answers IRS is not telling us anything neither is h&r block

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  1. tro on Feb 15, 2012 Reply

    because they are having problems

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  2. chatsplas on Feb 15, 2012 Reply

    IRS has provided press releases and postings
    Block has information on problems and anticipated dates tied to acknowledgement dates
    the IRS adopted a new modernized efiling system and have encountered a series of issues with it
    they have been very prompt in acknowledging returns and a bit slower inrefunding
    they thought they were to be caught up today

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  3. Mark on Feb 15, 2012 Reply

    I can tell you one thing– I use a site that does elctronic filing, and I can get my refunds back within the month, around 2 weeks or less, but sending it in the mail takes longer– about 4 weeks.

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  4. shoredude2 on Feb 15, 2012 Reply

    The IRS had been using the same computer system since 1985. They went to a new computer system this year and it doesn’t work well at all. The new system went into operation January 17 and crashed at 5pm that afternoon and was down for over 20 hours. It’s routinely crashed over the last week.It’s gotten so bad that the IRS has been using the old computer system since Thursday instead of the newer system.

    The IRS has changed its website to state that e-filed refunds with direct deposit would take 10-21 days instead of the anticipated 7-14 days. And the IRS’s website hasn’t been helpful in giving anticipated dates of refunds. Where one day it gives one date, a day or two later the website says it never got a refund from you.

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  5. Quick Answers on Feb 15, 2012 Reply

    Because there are so many people trying to get $ 5000 refunds they are not entitled to, the IRS has added major anti-fraud code. To their surprise, it was kicking out a much higher percentage of tax returns than they were expecting it to.

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