IRS Reminds Taxpayers To Expect Delays In Receiving Their 2019 Tax Refunds!


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The IRS is reminding Americans expecting a 2019 to expect delays in receiving their 2019 refunds. Taxpayers are encouraged to check the "Where's My Refund?" tool on the IRS
website before calling the IRS to check the status of their refund. The IRS' phone lines are currently limited and longer wait lines are expected due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the IRS, nine out of ten refunds are issued in less than 21 days. If the taxpayer has filed their return electronically, their refunds will be processed faster than those of taxpayers who mail in a paper return. The IRS is also informing taxpayers who file their tax returns electronically to wait 24 hours after they received confirmation that the return has been accepted before checking the status of their refund on the IRS website.

Calling in or pulling account transcripts will not decrease the time it takes to process taxpayers' tax returns or refunds. Additionally, hiring a tax professional will not increase taxpayers' chances of getting their 2019 refunds any sooner.

The IRS has also been hit by the pandemic's effects. resulting in the majority of their staff working remotely. The IRS and its employees are working their hardest to process taxpayer returns, refunds and any other pending issues with the IRS.