Some electronically filed tax returns slow
Take the case of Levi Prine, who filed his taxes on February 20th. His return was accepted readily, and it said his refund should be available on March 5th.
The next week, he checked the date again, and it said it was “delayed” until February 28. A delay like that would puzzle anybody, and Prine decided to talk to a real person.
After waiting on the phone dealing with electronic messages and prompts Prine eventually got a real person, who said the IRS was experieincing issues with their processing software.
The problem is being caused because of new security measures aimed at stopping fraud.
The IRS would like to remind everyone that the majority of refunds are given within three weeks. Refunds dates are never an absolute. Many things can come into play that can affect when you get your money.
Money-we don’t take that
When using Gaddie Cleaners, Oscar Lerma was upset when the business refused to take his $20 bill as payment.
Apparently the business had been having trouble with robberies, and having cash on hand was a liability.
It is somewhat unusual, but perfectly within their legal rights to do so.
The store apparently warned most of their regular customers ahead of time. They do accept most major credit credit and debit cards in addition to money orders.