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Federal Income Tax Refund

By Terry Savage on June 24, 2020 | Wild Card

I filed my 2019 federal income tax return – by paper – on February 17, 2020 and am expecting a refund. So far I have not received it. When I check the irs website, it says they have no information. (a) Is this a nation-wide occurence?
(b) How do I find out if the irs even has my return -or- if there is some problem, since I cannot reach them by e-mail or phone .
Thank you for whatever guidance you can provide.

Terry Says

They are just way, way behind. Your paper return arrived just as they were sending everyone home! Have patience, and know that you’re not alone in waiting for a refund. There is no way to get through to them!



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