posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 09:49 AM
I have friends that have been effected by this and I've been following it for a few weeks now. When I first started reading about it the IRS was
claiming that only those that filed electronically Jan. 17-25 and chose direct deposit for their refund were effected.
Now the story has changed.
The IRS has experienced a computer problem causing a nationwide delay with tax refunds being released. Most of the effected refunds were filed
between February 2 and February 7, and were expected to be processed and released by the IRS by Friday February 17th.
As a result of IRS computer problems, these refunds were not processed by the IRS under the normal time
In addition to the delays, the "Where's My Refund" feature on irs.gov is not working properly for some.
The IRS has indicated that their "Where's My Refund" service may not correctly report the status of these taxpayers refunds at this time. For
many of the returns filed during this period, the IRS "Where My Refund" service is incorrectly reporting that the IRs has no information at all. The
IRS has indicated that this problem is temporary and that they are working to resolve this nationwide
When I first started following this all the IRS releases about it emphasized that historically refunds can take up to 21 days. Looking at the dates of
when the effected returns were filed, it looks like the 21 days is just about up. Add to that tax payers and preparers that are calling the IRS
wanting statue updates are getting no where.
From a tax preparers blog:
Taxpayers who visit the IRS and click Where's My Refund will see a statement explaining this problem at the top of the page. The IRS says they
are working on the problem but at this time they are not forecasting when you can expect your refund. Per IRS they don’t see delaying your tax
refund a big deal and don’t seem to be all that concerned about it and they are not taking ownership of this
"not taking ownership of this problem".... I think that pretty much sums up the current state of the government!
So what do you think? Usual government "system failure"? Hacking? Has anyone here been effected by this or have anymore information as to what is
going on? I have yet to see anything about this on the MSM, but I wonder now that we are entering week 3 on delays if more people will start talking