Dude, where’s my refund? Frustrated filers vent about delayed tax refunds

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Has there been something going on with the IRS and taxes this year? It’s been almost two weeks and still no refund :(

— Nate Gorby (@nategorby) February 22, 2013

But don’t worry your pretty little heads about the Internal Revenue Services’s involvement in implementing the Obamacare mandate. It’ll go swimmingly.

The tax filing season was delayed this year as the IRS, tax preparers and software companies struggled to catch up with fiscal cliff-related tax code changes.

TAX CODE CRAZY; RETURNSDELAYEDdrudge.tw/VQiQen

— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) February 21, 2013

The IRS didn’t begin accepting individual taxpayer returns until Jan. 30, and now the agency is reportedly way behind on issuing refunds. That’s not working out so well for retailers like Walmart.

Do u know? Wal-Mart: Tax refund delay, high gas prices to flatten sales – Los Angeles Times ow.ly/2v1o05

— Antonio (@FerriusUS) February 21, 2013

The IRS is so swamped by requests, the call center is unable to keep up with the demand.

IRS stinks. 3 hours and 4 different departments. Still on hold waiting for next department.

— Steven (@mmacrue) February 20, 2013

A HUGE shoutout to the IRS for putting me on hold for hours multiple times, wasting 4.5 hours, and not even answering my fucking question

— Gavi (@gavielaa) February 15, 2013

okay, IRS, please take me off hold & answer your damn phone…52 mins on hold. #aintnobodygottimefordat

— Chloe. (@_CBabyyy) February 19, 2013

Trying to get on the phone with the IRS is like waiting for rain in a drought…not possible.

— Danielle (@xoxo_dani94) February 20, 2013

Calling #IRS today? Expect delays during our busiest period for phone calls. Try IRS.gov instead. #IRScallwait

— IRS (@IRSnews) February 20, 2013

Great idea! Point frustrated taxpayers to the IRS website!

#IRS refund info is updated nightly. No need to check #refund more than once a day.go.usa.gov/4FQe

— IRS (@IRSnews) February 21, 2013

Irs kick me off they website cuz I kept checking to see when my money gon be here lmao

— B0$$_Lady (@lil_ms_B0SS) February 22, 2013

@forbes #IRS Overwhelmed With #Refund Requests, Asks Taxpayers to Slow Down onforb.es/W5VBHE #taxseason

— Michael Rozbruch (@taxresolution) February 21, 2013

Many tax filers, already frustrated by higher payroll taxes and insurance premiums, are left wondering when they’ll finally see those refunds they’re expecting.

Got an IRS envelope. Got excited. It was only a letter telling me to expect my tax refund in 3-4 weeks. #great

— Eishah (@ESaidThis) February 20, 2013

Dear government, it has been 21 days. Where is my tax refund? Sincerely, pissed off student who needs her money.

— Chrystal Saccavino (@ccsacs) February 21, 2013

#Waiting for my Tax Refund , I think they are slow this year..#damn I got it in a week last year #wtf been like 3 weeks #FuckADuck #haha

— ★The Cinema Fan ★ (@thecinemafan) February 22, 2013

WTF is taking my tax refund so long!!! I want my money!!!

— Joe Gonzalez (@JoeGon7) February 20, 2013

My tax refund is taking FOREVER to process.

— Jermaine Minor (@Born_2_Differ) February 21, 2013

Federal tax refund is still “pending”. WHY? I received my state refund last week. Show me my money Uncle Sam!

— sharon tincher (@sharontincher) February 20, 2013

i’m still waiting on my tax refund. fts.

— ɋℓℓɩƐ (@alliex2oxenfree) February 22, 2013

I hate being broke, where the fuck is my refund?!? #IRS #EIC 💰💰💵💵

— Leigh Craft (@Leighbeeotch) February 22, 2013

I get up every morning at 7 to call the irs refund hotline as soon as they open. it never says anything new tho -__- back to bed!

— Lauren Slye (@Slyelauren) February 22, 2013

IRS be so quick to tax my checks but so slow to send my refund back , yall some hoes

— deveyUNO (@iKnoowDCit_) February 22, 2013

the IRS is sure taking their sweet time with my Tax Refund #IWantMyMoniesNAO

— Bobby(@therealRo_bear) February 22, 2013

Refund still processing.. IRS can suck my dick.

— OCFromTheNati (@LCFromTheNati) February 22, 2013

dear IRS… I’d really like my tax refund like right meowwwww. #takingforever #$$$

— kailen (@miss_starryeyed) February 22, 2013

Where is Benzino and @irs where is my refund? #QuestionsThatNeedAnswers

— LilAlbertinaWalker (@Court8311) February 22, 2013

According to the IRS I was supposed to receive my refund today…. I have yet to see a penny.

— Julian Villescas (@jjvillescas) February 22, 2013

Anyone receive their tax refund check yet?It seems like IRS is not issuing tax refunds this year.

— Kevin Hayes (@taxdoc4u) February 21, 2013

The IRS is messing crap up. I’m pretty sure Jan 13 came before Feb 14, I should have gotten my refund before my coworker. But I didn’t #IRS

— Mumble (@Andy_Rohani) February 21, 2013

Hi @whitehouse can you please have the IRS send my family’s tax return?We were supposed to get it tomorrow but it says it’s pending.

— Victoria ;Darling (@WEESHNAW) February 20, 2013

We’re sure the White House will get right on that.

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