How long does it take to get back if i filed by mail?
- mercedesLv 71 month ago
Back from where?
- Max HooplaLv 71 month ago
It depends on how far you have to walk to get to the mail box.
- Coffee DrinkerLv 71 month ago
Normally it could take anywhere from 3-12 weeks.
This year, the IRS has limited their on-site operations due to COVID and they are extremely backed up. I wouldn't be surprised if it takes 6+ months for some returns.
- cynic47Lv 61 month ago
Quite a few months, since the IRS is just starting to process paper returns after being shut down for a long time. Do NOT file another return to try to speed things up, however, as this will only screw things up further when they try to process both returns.
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- EvaLv 71 month ago
It's going to be several months. The IRS was behind in processing mail before the Covid shutdown and are even further behind now. Many of the processing centers were closed for months. They have resumed processing, but it's going to take months to catch up with processing mailed-in returns. You could still efile and they would catch the paper return as a duplicate, or you'll just have to wait.