Americans everywhere are working to file their tax refunds with the IRS, but if any mistakes are made it could cause a delay.
The IRS is currently understaffed and underfunded, making processing a bit slower.
If your return has any mistakes that require attention from the agency, it may take quite awhile before someone gets to it.
Last tax season they was only able to answer 1 out of every 10 phone calls. This meant your chances of getting through to a person are slim.
File electronically with the IRS and choose direct deposit
The fastest way for you to see your refund is by filing electronically with the IRS.
You can do this online with tax software from different companies or through the IRS Free File.
Filing electronically checks your information to lower the chances of mistakes.
Your return will arrive to the IRS quicker and go into the system without someone needing to enter it.
Choosing direct deposit will get you your refund weeks faster and lessen the chances of a paper check being lost in the mail.
Make sure all numbers are correct for the IRS
The most important is to be sure that numbers provided by the IRS match what you’re submitting.
This is for stimulus and child tax credit payments.
The IRS sent letters and notices detailing what you should have been paid, so you can use those amounts to know what to claim.