Software SNAFU Delays "Several Million" Tax Refunds, IRS Says

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NcOle

It's instances like this delay that should teach us all not to depend on a specific time frame for a refund (if we're expecting one).

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Nimrod

can we show up at their office with guns and take their shit like they do to us?

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dethdeks

typical government move. you owe them money and they are beating down your door to collect, they owe you money and they take there sweet time to pay up. wish i could be like the government and beat down there doors when they owe me money.

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praetor_alpha

I did state and federal in early February. Got refund in about 2 weeks. Like last year, I had to owe Pennsylvania another buck. Dammit.

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kixofmyg0t

I get paid with tax dollars. Still waiting on my return.

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chipmunkofdoom2

This is me. My refund was supposed to be here on the 17th of Feb, just got here on Saturday.

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firefox91

I filed mine as soon as I possibly could which was right around Feb 1st. I had my refund in hand within 10 days. I can't complain, but I am sure I would if mine was delayed like this.

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keithfreitag

too bad it can't be the other way around.. Oops IRS, looks like my check to you had an internal processing error, please wait and additional 5-6 weeks for payment.. :)

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iwolbers

I still don't understand why it's more expensive to e-file in my state and at for federal and just because of that I don't use e-file. I know that e-file is cheaper for the government because it leads to reduced cost for manual processing and correcting possible errors in data entering. Given that why are they not offering this service for free yet?

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Captain_Steve

This would be me. E-filed my Federal about a month ago and I'm still waiting. Wonder if I get interest on my money now.

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chipmunkofdoom2

Nope. A tax refund means you paid too much in taxes during the year, so the government is not going to rush to give you your money back, and it makes sense.. YOU overpaid, so really you set yourself up for this whole tax refund business. Santa Claus doesn't live in Washington and work for the IRS.. tax refunds aren't gifts. You're getting to much taken out of each paycheck.

Want a hassle-free tax refund? Talk to your HR representative and CPA. Get your deductions changed so no extra is taken out of your paycheck every month. When the end of the year comes, you will have paid exactly what you should have in taxes, no more no less. You won't get a return AND you'll have more money on each paycheck.. divide your tax refund by 12, and that's how much extra you will have per month.

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bocephus88

Except you forget those of us who are lucky enough to get tax credits that are refundable. (yay college???) But then again I am willing to wait a bit for a refundable credit rather than bitch and moan. I did mine in early February and received it within a week so I was happy regardless.

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LatiosXT

The point is, you're giving the government an interest free loan. Tax credits or not.

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compro01

Yeah, but you can't exactly specify negative withholding. That the "refundable tax credit" bit.

It pushes your tax owing to negative (as opposed to simply to $0 with normal tax credits), so even if you paid $0, you're still getting a refund.

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firefox91

What would you do with the half cent you are owed? Don't spend it all in 1 place. :)

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