Lancaster, OH asked in Tax Law for Ohio

Q: Haven't received 2020 refund, wrote them and just got my 2nd letter saying they need more time, again, that was a year

Just need direction on what to do next

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
James L. Arrasmith
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: If you haven't received your 2020 tax refund and have already received multiple letters from the IRS requesting more time, there are a few steps you can take. First, consider calling the IRS directly for an update. They may be able to provide more specific information about the delay and the status of your refund.

You can also visit a local IRS office for in-person assistance. Sometimes, face-to-face interaction can help clarify and expedite resolution of issues. Make sure to bring all relevant documents, including copies of your tax return and any correspondence you've received from the IRS.

Another option is to reach out to the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), an independent organization within the IRS. They help taxpayers facing problems that haven't been resolved through regular channels. You can contact them through their website or by phone.

If these steps don't yield results, consulting with a tax professional or an attorney who specializes in tax law may be beneficial. They can offer guidance on additional steps you can take and, if necessary, represent you in dealings with the IRS.

Remember, persistent follow-up is key in situations like this. Keeping detailed records of all communications with the IRS can also be helpful in resolving the issue.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.