Still haven't received federal refund.

Dan_T Member Posts: 6 Newcomer
edited January 4 in After you file

It is December, now, and I still haven't received my federal refund from my taxes filed in April. I have received multiple letters which simply say that my return is still under review and that it could take up to 60 days. (It's been 8 months.) When I visit the "where is my return" page of the IRS website, it gives me the same, vague, "we're still reviewing your return" message.

Looking for advice on what might be going on over there and what I can do. Thanks.


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  • kiarab
    kiarab FreeTaxUSA Agent Posts: 58
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    The pandemic caused all sorts of problems for the IRS (at one point, they stopped processing papers returns at all for a few months). If a return needs further review, nowadays, it is often taking months for them to finish reviewing and processing the return as they are backlogged.

    Right now, there isn't much to do other than wait for them to finish processing your return.

    JMSSGV Member Posts: 74 Level 5
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    You should obtain a copy of your IRS transcript (you can do that via an account at It might show what's causing the holdup. The usual suspects are identity issues, duplicate dependents, very large refunds, credits (child tax credit, earned income credit, etc.) Was there anything unusual about your 2022 tax return?

  • Kaybee
    Kaybee Member Posts: 14 Level 3
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    Look at your tax transcript on Is there a 810 Freeze code?

  • KeriC
    KeriC FreeTaxUSA Agent Posts: 93
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    Yes, it at least sounds like there is movement and you will hopefully receive your refund within the next few weeks. The "776 Interest Credited to Your Account" likely means that the IRS will be paying you interest for having your refund money beyond the April 15th filing deadline.