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IRS: Still waiting for a 2020 tax refund?

Many Americans are still waiting on their 2020 tax refunds, and we’re well on our way into 2022. Is there anything that can be done?

tax return forms used to file with the IRS for a tax refund

Many people who went through tax preparers are met with being told there is nothing that can be done.

When they track their refunds using the IRS’ tools, their status is stuck in “processing.”

By the end of 2021 there were still 6 million unprocessed returns.

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That is not including amended returns, taxpayer correspondence, or employer’s taxes.

Between the pandemic and staffing issues among the IRS, these are just adding to the delays.

Can anything be done to get the refunds quicker from the IRS?

There is not much that can be done to speed up the process when the IRS is so far behind.

My identity was stolen for a tax refund, what happens next?

Last year there were 282 million calls made to the agency, with only 32 million of them answered.

The IRS tools update once every 24 hours.

If the IRS reaches out to you, be sure to respond as quickly as you can.

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If you’re still waiting on your 2020 tax return to be processed, you’re advised to not fill out another return.

All you can do is wait.

The good news is refunds that take longer than they’re supposed to will gain interest daily.

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