I have several clients that E-Filed that first week of E-filing season (around February 12th, 2021) their 2020 tax return and 2 months later the IRS says they are still processing their returns.
Anyone else experiencing this same problem?
What do we do? I suspect these returns will need to be filed again.
Don't ask us, ask IRS
"As of March 26, 2021, we had 16.5 million unprocessed individual returns in the pipeline. Unprocessed returns include those requiring correction to the Recovery Rebate Credit amount or validation of 2019 income used to figure the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Advance Child Tax Credit (ACTC). This work does not require us to correspond with taxpayers but does require special handling by an IRS employee so, in these instances, it is taking the IRS more than 21 days to issue any related refund. If, as a result, a correction is made to any RRC, EITC or ACTC claimed on the return, the IRS will send taxpayers an explanation. Taxpayers are encouraged to continue to check Where’s My Refund? for their personalized refund status and can review Tax Season Refund Frequently Asked Questions."
Nooo, don't file again. You wouldn't be ale to Efile anyhow and you dont want any paper floating around in there at IRS.
If you want to gather up those client files and call into PPS and see if they can tell you anything, they'll help with up to 5 clients in one call.
Every years there is some kind of snafu with early filed returns...sometimes it pays to wait a few days after the season opens before filing.
"the IRS says they are still processing their returns."
The IRS has released a lot of updates on this, including that the Status isn't necessary the actual status. There are people who got their refund even though the reported status is Processing.
"I suspect these returns will need to be filed again."
The point is, they Have it and they are Working on it. Why would you keep filing it again?
The IRS also mentioned not to keep filing; you're just making things worse when you keep submitting the same return over and over.
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