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Computer problems cause tax returns to be delayed (two to three weeks - IRS glitch)
WTVM ^ | 2/17/12 | Curtis McCloud

Posted on 02/18/2012 11:32:30 AM PST by Libloather

Computer problems cause tax returns to be delayed
By Curtis McCloud
Updated: Feb 17, 2012 6:44 PM EST

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Taxpayers who filed their income taxes early may experience a two to three week delay.

Antonio Houston is one out of the hundreds of folks who say they have yet to receive their 2011 tax refund.

"I've been waiting for a long time and it's just kind of crazy. I guess the IRS just messed up screwed up but I don't know what's going on," Houston said.

Gloria Bowden with Global Tax Service in Columbus told News Leader 9 why some people may be experiencing a delay.

"The IRS is having some delays and problems this year in working out their computer system. We have been advised and those people who filed the ladder part of January first part of February are receiving about week or two week delay," Bowden said.

The IRS says this new system is designed to prevent tax fraud and protect privacy. So the earlier you filed then the more likely you are to experience the delay.

"My tax people say they've got people that have been waiting a month and a half and they still haven't gotten theirs yet either," Houston said.

(Excerpt) Read more at wtvm.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: computer; delayed; irs; returns
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1 posted on 02/18/2012 11:32:37 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

the check’s in the mail...

in a couple of weeks


2 posted on 02/18/2012 11:38:34 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

That Commie Bastard is trying to keep our money.


3 posted on 02/18/2012 11:41:02 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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4 posted on 02/18/2012 11:42:18 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Libloather

This is why I try to arrange my finances so that I pay a little tax at the end of year, rather than getting a refund.


5 posted on 02/18/2012 11:42:53 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Libloather

We seem to go through these glitches every year. The first year the IRS introduced e-filing, I filed early February, but didn’t get my refund till the first week of July. My return was “lost.”

Typical government bureaucracy.


6 posted on 02/18/2012 11:49:14 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Libloather
Filed Electronically 1/30/12
Direct Deposit Received 2/6/12

Get in early and electronically.

7 posted on 02/18/2012 11:52:51 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Libloather

“Glitch”??

Or “playing the float”??


8 posted on 02/18/2012 11:54:00 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Libloather

Do I get an extra 2 to 3 weeks to submit the $31k check I have to send in this year? The only people I hate more than the IRS are the social leaches that are bleeding me dry with food stamps, section 8 housing, free health care, etc. Screw them all, I’m sick of paying for it.


9 posted on 02/18/2012 11:55:13 AM PST by RobertClark ("Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Libloather

And they want to run health care.


10 posted on 02/18/2012 11:56:25 AM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: sten
No no no, you peon. You are not permitted to without money from the masters. That privilege is reserved for our overlords only.

Some animals are more equal than others.

11 posted on 02/18/2012 11:58:53 AM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: Libloather
I've been waiting for a long time

Seriously folks, W2 were due January 31, and it's only February 18th.

12 posted on 02/18/2012 11:58:53 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: Libloather
It's funny, the IRS can screw up your refund, Timmy Geitner can screw up Turbo Tax and in both cases it's no big deal, just another day in big progressive government.
Don't you dare misplace a decimal, misinterpret one of their insane rules or file late, or you'll be wearing an orange jumpsuit.

Why do you suppose that is?

13 posted on 02/18/2012 12:32:42 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: Libloather
I always get a kick out of people confusing a tax return with a tax refund with a subsidy.

Three entirely different things. The tax return is the document that you are required to file every year you are breathing (and sometimes for a few years after you stop breathing)

A tax refund is a reversion of overpayments. A subsidy is when people who don't pay taxes get a check from the rest of the people who actually paid taxes.

I have never gotten a "tax return" within the context of this headline.

14 posted on 02/18/2012 12:45:24 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Libloather

Don’t worry about it. The IRS will pay you penalties and interest if they send your refunds late.


15 posted on 02/18/2012 12:55:00 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: YankeeReb
Don't you dare misplace a decimal, misinterpret one of their insane rules

When in doubt, call them. If they don't give you the answer you were hoping for, call back in 10 minutes, you'll likely get a different person--and a different answer.

At least you'll be able to say "I talkes with so and so, and they said..."

16 posted on 02/18/2012 1:19:54 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: RobertClark
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17 posted on 02/18/2012 1:29:47 PM PST by tomkat (nothin' says FUbo quite like *Gingrich-Palin 2012*)
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To: Libloather

I wonder if anonymous paid them a visit. Two week “glitch” is two weeks too long to be a “glitch”.


18 posted on 02/18/2012 1:40:47 PM PST by big bad easter bunny
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To: Libloather

If you make estimated tax payments the solution is to write your own refund check just by cutting those payments.


19 posted on 02/18/2012 2:13:00 PM PST by libstripper
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To: Libloather

The IRS has, for years, used a COBOL based weekly batch processing to input returns, keep records, and issue checks. (Something to do with a congressional mandate.) They have recently been allowed to start working with a system that will allow same day processing. Trying to integrate it with the old system and the demands of Congress who institute programs like First Time Homeowners credit and try to make the IRS act like a bank does not always go smoothly.


20 posted on 02/18/2012 6:56:10 PM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: Libloather

Thanks for posting this. I have a second job as a tax preparer and things ARE very screwed up this year. It is esp. affecting people who filed at the end of jan, first week of feb.

But some people are getting their refunds super fast.

Hubby says they just don’t want to give the money back.

Latest we’ve heard the backlog is expected to be cleared this week, but I’m staying doubtful.


21 posted on 02/18/2012 8:14:34 PM PST by jocon307
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