Taxpayer Advocate Service: TAS’s Ability to Help With Delayed Refunds Is Limited (March 25, 2021)

The National Taxpayer Advocate Blog has published an article, titled “TAS’s Ability to Help With Delayed Refunds Is Limited,” which offers readers an opportunity to get assistant from the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) on delayed refunds if one’s case criteria is fulfilled. The article begins as follows:

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is aware that taxpayers are experiencing more refund delays this year than usual. Typically, the IRS processes electronic returns and pays refunds within 21 days of receipt. However, the high volume of 2020 tax returns being filed daily, backlog of unprocessed 2019 paper tax returns, IRS resource issues, and technology problems are causing delays. This is due, in part, to the IRS’s need to manually verify large numbers of Refund Recovery Credits (RRCs), as well as Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Advance Child Tax Credit (ACTC) 2019 adjusted income lookback claims. Once a return is processed by the IRS and loaded on to the IRS systems, TAS may be able to assist with delayed refunds if you meet our case criteria. Please review our case criteria tool to determine if TAS may be able to assist.

To see the full article, click here: “TAS’s Ability to Help With Delayed Refunds Is Limited”

Posted by Jessica Ji, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.

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