Waiting on your refund? IRS is holding 29 million returns for manual processing
It might take a little longer to get your federal tax refund this year.
The IRS says it's holding back about 29 million returns for manual processing.
The delay is being blamed on a backlog of paper tax returns from 2019 that they couldn't process after shutting down offices during the pandemic.
Normally the agency gets returns out to people within three weeks of filing.
The IRS recently sent a notice saying that some people may experience a longer than average wait for their payments, many because of corrections due to changes made by the Recovery Rebate Credit — a tax credit adjustment for people who were owed more stimulus money — or to verify income for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC).