Barberton, OH asked in Tax Law for Ohio

Q: How long can the irs withhold a tax return legally? I have been trying to contact them for over a year now...

I have been trying to contact them to resolve an issue to get my tax return back and can't get ahold of anyone from the irs when is it illegal to not get your tax return when it isn't on me to get them to pick up their phone?

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Carli Jo Aelker
Carli Jo Aelker

A: Hi. You might want to reword your question. It does not quite make sense when you say the IRS is withholding a tax return. Are you saying you requested a tax return transcript and they haven't provided it? Are you asking how long it is taking them to process a tax return? Are you asking how long they keep a tax return on file?

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