How long does it take to get back if i filed by mail?

5 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Back from where?

  • 1 month ago

    It depends on how far you have to walk to get to the mail box.

  • 1 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.

  • 1 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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  • Eva
    Lv 7
    1 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.

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