If you are expecting a tax refund, you might want to read this:  After I filed my Federal & State taxes, I learned about this the hard way!  Please read and be informed.

So last week I finally filed my Federal & State tax returns for 2011. As usual I e-filed online for free using Tax Turbo (one of the better tax software programs out there if you ask me).

After entering my W-2 and all my other important information (tax credits, car taxes, education tuition and etc) the total refund amount was displayed. Well, after you complete your taxes and submit then you have to wait at least 24-48 to receive an email saying the IRS has “accepted” your return. We’ll, the next day I got that email without any problems.

Normally if you e-file you can expect your refund in 7-14 days. However, three days later I decided to go online to the IRS website at to check the status of my refund. When I clicked the link “Where’s My Refund” and confirmed all my information they told me they had no record of me filing my taxes and to contact the IRS.

At that moment my heart dropped! I had all kinds of thoughts going on in my head, I really wanted to say “what the hell you mean they don’t have a record“.  So I brushed it off and thought maybe they just haven’t updated the system yet.

So for the next three days I kept trying and kept getting the same message. At that point I became concerned.

So this morning on my way to work Downtown DC I was in the car listening to The Steve Harvey Morning Show.  I heard on the radio that apparently the IRS has been experiencing issues with their “Where’s My Refund” database.

Whew! Boy was I relieved.   The IRS is the one government agency I was not trying to have problems with.  So after much research online here’s what they say the problem is.

The Scoop:

Where’s your tax refund? The IRS can’t say

The refund-tracking tool on the agency’s website is not reflecting the status of returns that have been filed. The problem is with the website tool, and refunds have not been delayed.

Except that now it isn’t working.

Do not panic if you go to check on your refund and the IRS appears to have no record of your return. Those who file are still receiving their refunds within 10 to 21 days.

The problem is not with your refund, but merely with the IRS computer setup that gives you the status of your refund.

The IRS emphasizes that if you filed electronically and you received an acknowledgement of your filing, the agency has NOT lost your refund and you should not call to check on it. [source]

I thought I would share this with you all incase any of you have been having the same issue. Just don’t panic like I did….Your money is still on the way as they say! LOL

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  1. Marlon Smith says:

    That IRS m.f. or Uncle Sam already rich hell I need my Gotttttdamn taxes hell I got shit to pay too and I got to pay the m.f. state to get my damn license back, waiting on these m.f. I be done got frustrated and fucked somebody up over bullshit when im just mad at the irs, then ill be locked up and thats when them taxes will show up. Then ill have to use half of it to make bail. Thats usually how all of this fuckery goes in the you es of fucking aye. FTS Sam you are making me hate my biological uncle eventhough they aint the ones to blame. This year I bet yall dusty ass wont get shit and I wont worry about yall ass in 2013. Imma keep my shit in a shoe box til the undertaker put me in a box. This years tax season has went from a W-2 to WWII!

  2. Marlon Smith says:

    Now I feel better, just had to vent a little bit! Whew! lol

  3. marlon says:

    trying to go to school and they suck for that really they let most of dem people go who did not even work none last year and i know some people who did not even work at all and rob yall slow money hungry suckers so now im stuck no able too do any thing no school means no education at all and yall sitting back helpin the wrong people wow i would have thought you all would have been smarter than that but i guess not lmao but im goin keep trying weather i get tax money or not come after me i will have 1 bad ass lawyer too back my shit up ha ha ha now think and think think prove prove prove and you have nothing on me uncle sam your not my uncle cause my uncles all ways look out and yes it feels dam good too vent ride on ($$$$$$$$$$$$) @@@@@@@@@@%%%%%%%%% &&&&&&&&&& ********************((((((075611111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111023939999999999999990222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222247777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777775555555555555555555555555555555NCN MFDSHF JDUF JDS; OA;J KUSH OJ MARRY JANE K;ALH’DFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF DLHFIUHODU; IJDMVK’ G;DIJHG;DIV G;IUGO’S ‘;IOUUAIJ’OGUEU-NV[0I [UIRTI;’ ;8YPTJ OS8E’; 8R8JFJ; ‘SPRO’AUI;RIPUIFDDFOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOFFFFFFFFFFFFFFDFDFDFDFDFDFDFDFDFDFDFDFDFDFDFDFDFDFDFDFDFDGFSGDHDFKFKFKFKFJGKGITKGITKGITKGIGJGKFKFJKLIKFKIFLFLLLLLLLLLLLLLLUIGP’UOIG[IUSO[IUG0I7TU[ISUJG[DIU-[T98IAE[IUY[PE8P9IYUIU[DAKJ’;IUP[[WJ;OIUTYFOYUTE;OIU[IYURG86YP ;IUP[E7Y; ;UYS[ ‘[IUY[STI[ [TYSOY[ST8Y=TW [098Y[0WSUIU UI[T8UE98R7 ]IYITO [[TI]-ITU]TEIPOI] ERT[ [R ]RKYPR POTY[ POTYI[][RIYIPR OT[PR; IY’

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