26 Apr 2021 IRS Delays in Refunds and Quarterly Payments
The IRS has millions of tax refunds on hold for manual processing and its systems were unable to process many of the April 15th quarterly payments.
On April 22, 2021 National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins provided details about the IRS delays. “The IRS website says that normal processing time for an electronically filed return is 21 days…However, a combination of the high volume of 2020 tax returns requiring manual processing, the backlog of unprocessed 2019 paper tax returns, congressional mandates to issue economic impact payments (EIPs) and provide other relief to taxpayers during the pandemic, limited resources, and technology issues have contributed to more refund delays and longer refund delays than are typical in a normal filing season.” Learn more.
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