The IRS remains in close contact with e-file software transmitters and the tax community during this period.
A number of taxpayer and tax practitioner tools will be unavailable during this period.
Respond to the letter as soon as possible to minimize the delay to your refund. If you entered incorrect or invalid direct deposit information, your refund may be delayed as we issue you a refund by mail instead.
Direct deposit errors include: If you did not provide all the required information with your return, your refund will be delayed while we send you a letter requesting the missing information or gather the information from other sources.
remains available, although a number of the services on the site are not, including Where’s My Refund.
We know that you work hard for your money and often a tax refund may be the biggest check you get all year, so we’re here to let you know what happens after you hit the e-file button and how to check the status of your tax refund.
If you have errors on your return, your refund will be delayed until we correct the error.
You will receive a written notice explaining the correction after we finish processing the return.
It’s been longer than 21 days since the IRS has received my tax return and I have not received my tax refund. Some tax returns take longer than others to process depending on your tax situation.Early filers claiming the EITC/ACTC may experience delayed refunds because of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH) Act (P. This provision in the PATH Act applies to credits or refunds made after December 31, 2016.Many taxpayers claiming these credits traditionally file during the opening weeks of tax season and seek early refunds, the IRS has reported. The IRS issued the following statement the evening of the February 3: The IRS experienced a hardware failure this afternoon affecting a number of tax processing systems, which are currently unavailable.A number of our systems are not currently operating, including our modernized e-file system and a number of other related systems.