My client's tax 2019 return was electronically accepted by the IRS on 3/8/20, a month ago. As of today, 4/9/20, per the IRS website the refund is in process. Because of the COVID 19, the IRS is not taking any live phone calls from taxpayers. What should I tell my client? How can I find out more information on status of their return other than the "where's my return website"?
You cannot. There is no further information beyond "Where's My Refund?"
Whatever the pieces in motion, now tax return Refunds are Delayed see here
"We are getting hundreds of reports of delayed actual tax refunds now"
Client must wait 😢 🎻
I have this happening to some of my clients, too. The sad thing is, some of my clients are getting their refunds in less than a week !!!! I know, crazy, but some are just not getting through.
This is what happens when you have a president who slashes funding for programs like "IRS" while increasing spending in those exact same programs.
(Sorry, I try not to get political, but seriously.... you can't cut funding AND increase spending. How does anyone not get this?)