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Where's my refund???
by Anonymous
February 6, 2013 at 9:29 AM

 When I went to the IRS website Monday it said that my refund was scheduled to be direct deposited on the 6th (so today) and that if it is not there by the 11th to call my bank institute and if they have not received it then to call the IRS.  Well, I checked it yesterday morning and it said the same thing, then last night when I checked it, it kept saying that I was entering my information wrong and to enter again...  I was NOT entering it wrong, so what the hell does that mean.  There is a website with a bunch of people complaining this was also happening to them and that the IRS website website was "down".  So, my question is, do you think that I can go by what it said the two times I checked it? 

It is not being direct deposited into my bank account, it is going to the tax place where I filed, and they will print me out a check, that is why I cannot just call my bank.  The tax place isn't open yet.  Is this happening to anyone else here????

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  • mamalyssa83
    February 6, 2013 at 9:31 AM
    Yeah its doing it to me too...
  • mrsfitz05
    February 6, 2013 at 9:35 AM

     Well, in their defense, the IRS people who actually DO the work must be so overwhelmed. They lost weeks and weeks of prep time to make things go smoothly because idiot politicians couldn't come to an agreement.

    At any rate, assuming you used a reputable tax place (H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt or similar), you should be able to contact them and see what they know. I worked at H&R Block briefly and I"m trying to remember if we took the returns and then cut checks or if it went straight to the customer. That sounds kind of strange to me. Have you used this place before this year?

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    February 6, 2013 at 9:46 AM

     Yes, I have.  For the past 4 years actually.  As soon as they get it direct deposited it will show up on thier computers and they print the check out right there.  But they don't open until 11:00 am, so I have to wait.  Anxiety is killing me.  I hate not knowing.  It is not the individuals at the IRS... it said it was done and would be deposited today, the website is having issues.  It is saying that I am entering my information wrong, but I am not entering it wrong.  So I am not able to see my refunds status now.  I am wondering if this will have any effect on the original status they gave me, or if all is well and it is still going to be direct deposited today.  I hate that I have to depend on this money like that, but I do. 

    Quoting mrsfitz05:

     Well, in their defense, the IRS people who actually DO the work must be so overwhelmed. They lost weeks and weeks of prep time to make things go smoothly because idiot politicians couldn't come to an agreement.

    At any rate, assuming you used a reputable tax place (H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt or similar), you should be able to contact them and see what they know. I worked at H&R Block briefly and I"m trying to remember if we took the returns and then cut checks or if it went straight to the customer. That sounds kind of strange to me. Have you used this place before this year?

     

  • mrsfitz05
    February 6, 2013 at 9:58 AM

     Ok. My first concern was that this tax place might be giving you a problem. I'm glad it's a familiar company.

    My guess is, since it told you that your refund was on the way, it's been processed and the problem is a website issue. With everyone in desperate need (and honestly, most people who file this early ARE in need of the money - that's not a criticism, just a fact) having been delayed because of the changes, the website is probably on overload and their IT people can't keep up with the problems...and let's face it - it IS the government! :-)

    Good luck! I hope you get it as expected.

    Quoting Anonymous:

     Yes, I have.  For the past 4 years actually.  As soon as they get it direct deposited it will show up on thier computers and they print the check out right there.  But they don't open until 11:00 am, so I have to wait.  Anxiety is killing me.  I hate not knowing.  It is not the individuals at the IRS... it said it was done and would be deposited today, the website is having issues.  It is saying that I am entering my information wrong, but I am not entering it wrong.  So I am not able to see my refunds status now.  I am wondering if this will have any effect on the original status they gave me, or if all is well and it is still going to be direct deposited today.  I hate that I have to depend on this money like that, but I do. 

    Quoting mrsfitz05:

     Well, in their defense, the IRS people who actually DO the work must be so overwhelmed. They lost weeks and weeks of prep time to make things go smoothly because idiot politicians couldn't come to an agreement.

    At any rate, assuming you used a reputable tax place (H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt or similar), you should be able to contact them and see what they know. I worked at H&R Block briefly and I"m trying to remember if we took the returns and then cut checks or if it went straight to the customer. That sounds kind of strange to me. Have you used this place before this year?

     

     

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    February 6, 2013 at 10:13 AM

     I just called 1-800-829-1040 and it says that it is being direct deposited on Feb. 6th !   So, hopefully today is the day !  I hope so.  Thank you for your helpful insight !  It apparently is the "Website" that is down and everything is going according to plan. 

    Quoting mrsfitz05:

     Ok. My first concern was that this tax place might be giving you a problem. I'm glad it's a familiar company.

    My guess is, since it told you that your refund was on the way, it's been processed and the problem is a website issue. With everyone in desperate need (and honestly, most people who file this early ARE in need of the money - that's not a criticism, just a fact) having been delayed because of the changes, the website is probably on overload and their IT people can't keep up with the problems...and let's face it - it IS the government! :-)

    Good luck! I hope you get it as expected.

    Quoting Anonymous:

     Yes, I have.  For the past 4 years actually.  As soon as they get it direct deposited it will show up on thier computers and they print the check out right there.  But they don't open until 11:00 am, so I have to wait.  Anxiety is killing me.  I hate not knowing.  It is not the individuals at the IRS... it said it was done and would be deposited today, the website is having issues.  It is saying that I am entering my information wrong, but I am not entering it wrong.  So I am not able to see my refunds status now.  I am wondering if this will have any effect on the original status they gave me, or if all is well and it is still going to be direct deposited today.  I hate that I have to depend on this money like that, but I do. 

    Quoting mrsfitz05:

     Well, in their defense, the IRS people who actually DO the work must be so overwhelmed. They lost weeks and weeks of prep time to make things go smoothly because idiot politicians couldn't come to an agreement.

    At any rate, assuming you used a reputable tax place (H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt or similar), you should be able to contact them and see what they know. I worked at H&R Block briefly and I"m trying to remember if we took the returns and then cut checks or if it went straight to the customer. That sounds kind of strange to me. Have you used this place before this year?

     

     

     

  • MissMysteriouss
    February 6, 2013 at 10:15 AM
    I have no idea, I had mine direct deposited into my bank. I got my federal yesterday and state today.

    Why not call the place you filed with to see if your check is in? Wouldn't that be easier then asking us?
  • LoveMyLos
    February 6, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    idk. i had to call the place this morning bc the website hasn't said anything except they can't find my info. 

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    February 6, 2013 at 10:47 AM

     Of course it would silly.... they don't open until 11:00am.  So in 15 more minutes now.  But I was anxious, and on here, so I figured I would ask and see if anyone else was experiancing problems with the IRS's website.   Any way, there was another post on here about it and they posted the IRS Phone number, I called and it is still saying direct deposite on Feb. 6th.  So, I should be fine.  I was just anxiously curious.  I am not stupid.

    Quoting MissMysteriouss:

    I have no idea, I had mine direct deposited into my bank. I got my federal yesterday and state today.

    Why not call the place you filed with to see if your check is in? Wouldn't that be easier then asking us?

     

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    February 6, 2013 at 10:48 AM

     And what happened when you called?

     

    Quoting LoveMyLos:

    idk. i had to call the place this morning bc the website hasn't said anything except they can't find my info. 

     

  • LoveMyLos
    February 6, 2013 at 11:11 AM
    Shes going to call me back. That was an hour ago. Probably busy.

    Quoting Anonymous:

     And what happened when you called?


     


    Quoting LoveMyLos:



    idk. i had to call the place this morning bc the website hasn't said anything except they can't find my info. 


     

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