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How long does your refund get delayed if you have an offset?

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How long does your refund get delayed if you have an offset?

Postby ephrayim » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:16 am

Hey all.

I'm expecting an offset, but I called the TOP hotline and for some odd reason, it shows that we do not have any debts associated with our names at this time.

We received a letter last year over 2009 tax year with about a $2000 difference and found that Jackson Hewitt did not put in all the W-2s we provided them.

I have not heard from the IRS since I sent the amended return in mid 2010. I wonder if that's why I don't have an offset yet (unless they start adding them after Jan 1 for the upcoming tax season).

Anyway, we have had one once before, a small one, from a forgotten W-2 in 2006, and I swear that our refund wasn't delayed at all. WMR showed the date, it never changed, and on that date, we got our refund, just minus the small offset amount.

Is this pretty much typical when the offset is an IRS debt, or what is a typical delay, say, we got lucky that year not having a delay?
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Postby phillip73 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:21 am

How about it might be a delay and then it might NOT be any delay at that time in your life that would be just about right for this purpose and time in your life.
That would be the case IF the offset $ amount is LESS than what your anticipated REFUND $ amount is supposed to be because if the DEBT $ amount should happen to MORE than the REFUND amount you would NOT have $ amount left to be sent to you at that time so then you really would have a delay at that time in your life.
Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 12/28/2011
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Postby peyton89 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:29 am

How about it might be a delay and then it might NOT be any delay at that time in your life that would be just about right for this purpose and time in your life.
That would be the case IF the offset $ amount is LESS than what your anticipated REFUND $ amount is supposed to be because if the DEBT $ amount should happen to MORE than the REFUND amount you would NOT have $ amount left to be sent to you at that time so then you really would have a delay at that time in your life.
Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 12/28/2011
normally there is no delay if the offset it on your account at the time your refund is due to be processed
if there is some question about past years that may not be current in the offset amount, this could be delayed until the old liabilities are solved
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Postby jianguo » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:44 am

It usually takes an extra week to get a refund after any offset is taken. However, in some instances there is no extra time at all.
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