Here’s what happened.
The IRS announced that Americans will still have delays on getting their tax refunds due to coronavirus related workforce shortages. They also announced that they are still processing around 8.5 million individual returns.
The IRS stated that they have processed all error free returns but are still working on ones that have to be manually reviewed. Some may even have to wait up to 120 days due to the amount of errors and the lack of a workforce. The errors are mainly related to expanded child credit or suspected identity theft.
The agency stated that the returns are processed in the order that they have been received which is to help minimize delays. The IRS also encourages individuals to look up their personal refund status on their website to get a better understanding on when they might receive their refund. Also, for those who have filed their taxes electronically and have received their acknowledgment, they do not need to take any further action.