COVID-19 Mail Processing Delays

It’s taking us longer to process mailed documents:

Paper tax returns, and

All tax return related correspondence.

It is taking the IRS more than 21 days to issue refunds for some 2020 tax returns that require review including incorrect Recovery Rebate Credit amounts, or that used 2019 income to figure the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC).

Some tax returns take longer to process than others for many reasons, including when a return:

Includes errors such as an incorrect Recovery Rebate Credit amount

Is incomplete

Is affected by identity theft or fraud

Includes a claim filed for an Earned Income Tax Credit or an Additional Child Tax Credit using 2019 income.

Includes a Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation PDF, which could take up to 14 weeks to process

Needs further review in general

Taken from irs.gov

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