HOUSTONIANS ON FACEBOOK ARE ASKING WHERE IS MY TAX REFUND?

Facebook is not just about socializing as of late.  The social media website has been buzzing with people complaining about their late tax refunds.  Individuals say they were given specific dates by the IRS when their tax refunds will arrive in their bank account.  Some say that date has changed several times.  So, what is going on?  Last month the Internal Revenue Service indicated there would be delays because of a new software program that’s designed to catch fraud.  But that was for those who filed electronically after January 26.  But there’s no reason for the current backlog the agency is having getting some their refunds.

The IRS issued this statement addressing the problem:  “refunds have been issued to millions of taxpayers.  When the IRS announced the opening of the 2012 filing season, it advised taxpayers who electronically file and select direct deposit that they could see their refunds in 10 to 21 days. Some taxpayers are getting refunds much faster, but at this time taxpayers should expect refunds to be issued as indicated in the original IRS guidelines.” So with that said it looks like the check may be in the mail!