Where’s my Refund?

Will IRS budget cuts affect your tax refund? IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified before congress earlier this year and warned that the recent budget cuts to his agency would affect tax refunds this year. But, in a recent interview with USA Today he said “It’s possible that the level of service won’t be as bad as we worry about it.”
So, here’s a view from the front lines. So far, for my clients, the efiing system is working well and I haven’t had any complaints about delayed refunds with efiled returns. There has been a slight slow down in refunds from paper filed returns. If you need to file an amended return, all I can say is “Be Patient”. There was a significant slow down in the processing of amended returns last year and I expect that will continue this year. If you want to check the status of your federal refund. You can use the Where’s my Refund feature at irs.gov.

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