The IRS has warned that some tax rebates are taking longer than usual.
Refunds are usually processed and received in 21 days.
1. An incomplete tax return
An incomplete tax return is the most common reason for a delay. Waiting to file and then rushing through can lead to errors. Click here to read more.
Change of address or banks is another common error. People will often forget to update their information.
2. You claimed particular tax credits
Claiming child tax credits or earned income tax credits, the earliest you’ll get a refund is March 1. This delay is due to the PATH Act.
3. You filed a paper return
Filing a paper tax return will delay your refund as it has to travel via mail. It will take about six to eight weeks for a return to be issued if you chose to file this way.
4. Processing delays
The IRS is backlogged. Before this tax season even started, the IRS had about six million unprocessed individual tax returns. The agency is also under staffed, which is causing further delays.
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