IRS - 2020 return not processed

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fareastwarriors
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IRS - 2020 return not processed

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I efiled 2020 return in June this year but as of today, the return is not processed, according to where's my refund portal.

I know the pandemic slowed things to a crawl but it seems like a long time for efile, not paper. Should I be worried? Should I call?

The refund amount is a 104 bucks only so I'm not counting on that to live or anything.


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Your tax return is still being processed.

A refund date will be provided when available.
Silk McCue
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They are just backed up. At least you have a status that makes it clear they have it.

I wouldn’t worry and doubt that calling would help even if you could get to speak with someone.

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bottlecap
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I e-filed mine before that and am still waiting.

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My son reported a very similar status to me last week. I don't think you are alone. I on the other hand, owed the Gov't money and they processed it lickity split!
59Gibson
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Do not call, it would be a total waste. I'm in same situation, due a very small refund and just waiting it out. It must be such a mess in there.
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dollar_elbow
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Anecdotally, I had to file an amended return this year. It took more than the 16 weeks the IRS claimed it should take to process, so on a whim I called a couple of weeks ago and actually managed to speak to someone (it was a 30 min wait on the phone); they apologized and said a new processing center was opening and they hoped to clear the backlog soon. Then about a week later, suddenly it was processed and they issued a refund.

Perhaps calling helps.
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fareastwarriors wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:02 pm I efiled 2020 return in June this year but as of today, the return is not processed, according to where's my refund portal.

I know the pandemic slowed things to a crawl but it seems like a long time for efile, not paper. Should I be worried? Should I call?

The refund amount is a 104 bucks only so I'm not counting on that to live or anything.


Refund Status Results

Your tax return is still being processed.

A refund date will be provided when available.
I efiled in April (before deadline). Still waiting. There is a thread or two out there about this issue :oops:
Maverick3320
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I did mine extremely early this year and just got my return ~three weeks ago.
an_asker
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Quick update - STILL WAITING!!!! :oops:
Rhino01
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Me too. Filed in May, Where’s My Refund says my return is still being processed. I’m owed $200.
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We just got our 2020 refund last week. About $6k. Paper filed in May.

Still waiting on 2019.
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Amended my 2019 tax returns and finally got an adjustment on October 8. I initially sent my return in March. Be patient. :beer
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CyberBob
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E-filed April 6, so over 6 months and counting for me.
LLeaff
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Post by LLeaff »

This is my first year getting I bonds with my return. I paper filed and was worried that I haven't gotten anything yet. Spoke with a human at the IRS and was told 'its probably still sitting in the mail room' (exact quote). I've got $5000 sitting in limbo not accumulating anything. I'm pretty disappointed
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fareastwarriors wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:02 pm I efiled 2020 return in June this year but as of today, the return is not processed, according to where's my refund portal.

I know the pandemic slowed things to a crawl but it seems like a long time for efile, not paper. Should I be worried? Should I call?

The refund amount is a 104 bucks only so I'm not counting on that to live or anything.
My 2019 tax return was processed in August 2021. June has been only four months in comparison. Give them plenty of time. If there is an excessive delay (more than everyone else) that is causing you a problem, contact your Senator's office and ask the staff to inquire for you. You will need to send them a privacy waiver first.
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I guess you haven't seen the megathread. You are not alone.

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