Paper return - did you receive your 2020 refund?

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Paper return - did you receive your 2020 refund?

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Some of us had to go snail mail route due to a reason beyond our control.
Creating this to keep the hope alive, one day the snail will WIN the race :happy

Paper return mailed on April 7th 2021
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Jeev1 wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:03 am Some of us had to go snail mail route due to a reason beyond our control.
Creating this to keep the hope alive, one day the snail will WIN the race :happy

Paper return mailed on April 7th 2021
I mailed a paper return on March 4. IRS has not processed it yet.
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I would expect to be waiting quite awhile. The IRS still has 2 million tax returns received in 2020 to process.
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Jeev1 wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:03 am Some of us had to go snail mail route due to a reason beyond our control.
Creating this to keep the hope alive, one day the snail will WIN the race :happy
I also had to submit paper for a relative. Forget winning. Just looking forward to finishing. We can’t close the estate until we get the refund deposited .
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I mailed my 2020 paper tax returns on 3-01-21.

The refund from the IRS was just credited to my bank account today. That was much faster than last year which was 7-22-20.

My 2020 refund from California was credited on 4-10-21.
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Mailed paper return March 10.

A look today (May 8) on the "Where's My Refund" site finally shows acknowledgement by the IRS of receiving the paper return. So a little over 8 weeks of waiting to know that they even got the papers! Been nervous last few weeks. :shock:

Due to not receiving the Stimulus Payment #2, I am owed a refund from the IRS (didn't plan it that way!) which the site says they will make (direct deposit) on May 12.

Also, still no word about Stimulus Payment #3 . . .

Will consider e-filing next year!! :sharebeer
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"We can’t close the estate until we get the refund deposited ."

My wife is attempting to settle her brother's estate and needs the $91 refund from his 2019 taxes. He died in January, 2020. She sent the 2019 tax return along with her official executor paperwork to the IRS in 4/2020.

Tick, tock, tick, tock
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I had to mail a paper amended 2019 return months ago yielding an additional refund. No response yet.
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I did one for a family member, mailed on March 14 or so and the refund received electronically on April 28.
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I mailed my return mid March. My payment check cleared my bank in 10 business days. I arrange to never have a refund.
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I sent in a paper return around Feb 10. I got the refund check in the mail around April 10.
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You can check the status of your refund here:
https://www.irs.gov/refunds

This page
https://smartasset.com/taxes/irs-tax-refund-schedule
says
paper file + e-deposit -> refund takes 3 weeks
paper file + check -> refund takes 2 months
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andypanda wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 7:34 pm "We can’t close the estate until we get the refund deposited ."

My wife is attempting to settle her brother's estate and needs the $91 refund from his 2019 taxes. He died in January, 2020. She sent the 2019 tax return along with her official executor paperwork to the IRS in 4/2020.

Tick, tock, tick, tock
Is your wife still awaiting the 2019 refund after a whole year? That's concerning...

I'm settling my brother's estate, he too is do a refund of a few hundred dollars. I mailed his 2020 return March 4th of this year, it's the only thing holding up his estate.
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"Is your wife still awaiting the 2019 refund after a whole year? That's concerning..."

Yes it is.
She called a few months ago and a very, very helpful gentleman spent 30 minutes trying to find a record of it in the system. They have the return, but the system doesn't show what the problem is or what to do to move it along.
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I had to mail in a return for a relative. I mailed it the last week of Feb, but still nothing on the refund front.

It's been reported that they are millions of returns behind, and that they are manually processing them.
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I mailed my 2020 return 3/12 certified mail and received direct deposit refund 5/7.

It usually takes around 6 weeks for me doing this same process every year.
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TexasMu wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 12:40 pm I mailed my 2020 return 3/12 certified mail and received direct deposit refund 5/7.

It usually takes around 6 weeks for me doing this same process every year.
TexasMu, your experience gives me some hope. Refund in 8 weeks will be a good IMO.

Just a thought, does some IRS offices has more backlog than others. Also are they processing a higher percentage of 2020 returns than 2019.
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Jeev1 wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:03 am Some of us had to go snail mail route due to a reason beyond our control.
Creating this to keep the hope alive, one day the snail will WIN the race :happy

Paper return mailed on April 7th 2021
Hurrah to IRS! checked today and looks like IRS processed the return this week and a small refund is coming next week.

Overall it took about 6 weeks.
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I mailed mine on 4/24. No word yet.
Nothing to say, really.
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Mailed mine first week of February and received refund 6 weeks latter. Also did my sister in laws and same exact thing
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