how long to have mailed check cashed by IRS?

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sambb
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how long to have mailed check cashed by IRS?

Post by sambb » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:53 pm

if i mailed my check today, for an electronically filed return, when typically would the check be cashed?
In the past, i have seen it take over 2 weeks. I know this is difficult to assess, but what are peoples experiences..
One year it was a month after mailing for me, and i worried it wasnt received

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Post by RickBoglehead » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:03 pm

No one knows. You have two data points already.
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Post by 260chrisb » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:12 pm

Took the Feds 3 days for mine. Mailed 4-6 (Saturday!) cleared 4-9.

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Re: how long to have mailed check cashed by IRS?

Post by il0kin » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:14 pm

I had to amend and it took about 10 days.

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Post by skepticalobserver » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:22 pm

Mailed last Sat, cleared Fri nite
:moneybag --gone with the wind.....

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Re: how long to have mailed check cashed by IRS?

Post by alan » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:38 am

three days
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Re: how long to have mailed check cashed by IRS?

Post by nguy44 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:33 am

I mailed mine on 4/6 via certified mail. It was delivered on 4/9, and cashed on 4/12.

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Re: how long to have mailed check cashed by IRS?

Post by StopIroningShirts » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:47 am

Mine cleared in four days. Mailed on the 8th and cleared on the 11th

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Post by wilshuer » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:51 am

Average experience has been 3-5 days, for awhile now I've e-filed and then mailed in the voucher with check on the 15th. Rather than the hoping they get it, this year I just decided to pay through the IRS direct pay site and scheduled for today. Saved a trip to the PO and few dollars for tracking, etc.

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Re: how long to have mailed check cashed by IRS?

Post by gopackers » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:01 am

I mailed one check for my 2018 taxes on 4/2 and another for my 2019 first quarter estimated on 4/2. They both cleared on 4/9.

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Re: how long to have mailed check cashed by IRS?

Post by tim1999 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:18 am

Mine hit my account 5 days after dropping it in the mail.

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Re: how long to have mailed check cashed by IRS?

Post by Cheyenne » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:04 am

A few years ago I mailed mine on the 15th via Registered Mail. It wasn't cashed until about the 25th, and soon after I received a letter from the IRS stating that my payment was late. Included was a bill for about $8.00 in late charges. My Postmaster said the IRS doesn't honor Registered Mail receipts so I just paid it rather than rattling their cage. I considered it go away money.

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Post by Stinky » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:13 am

Eight days this year for me.
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Re: how long to have mailed check cashed by IRS?

Post by scrabbler1 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:33 am

Mailed my state and federal returns from the post office via regular mail on Tuesday, April 2nd. Both checks cleared by Friday night, April 5th.

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