(KTEN) — Millions of Us residents filed their federal money taxes in February and March and gained their tax refund just months later.

But over the final 6 months, issue following difficulty have had numerous waiting around for those refunds with no responses in sight.

Betty Hatton is just one of the nearly 14 million taxpayers still waiting around for that examine.  COVID has played a aspect in the setback, but February’s ice storm created an even bigger delay for Texomans by pushing back again the April 15 submitting day to mid-June.

“You can find been a good deal of difficulties, and I’m going to put all the blame on the IRS,” Hatton reported. “They are just like us they are not able to do the job from residence nevertheless, so everything they have to do, they have to do from the business office.”

Hatton filed her taxes in April, and has not heard anything about an estimate on when that income could be coming her way.

“About two-and-a-50 percent, three weeks ago, I experienced appeared into my account to see if it had appeared,” she said. “Then I experimented with to simply call — busy, hectic, fast paced — and I waited on the internet for almost 45 minutes and I said, ‘Forget it!'”

The coronavirus stimulus payments also brought on difficulties with returns. Keith Burgos of 903 Tax Assistance reported there was “a whole lot of fraud” connected with some of all those payments.

“If they said they didn’t obtain the restoration rebate credit history, and we mentioned that on their tax return, and they were sent a look at — no matter whether they asked for it or it was completed fraudulently … it pushes the tax return additional out for processing,” he discussed.

Betty Hatton stated she has not acquired the previous stimulus payment, possibly. She requirements to re-wire her complete house, and was planning to use the funds she is due for that.

“The more dollars is like a personal savings account, so that whenever you need to have anything finished, it truly is there to use,” she said. “You may wipe it out in a single swift use, but it’s the reality it was there and you bought to use it for a thing.”

Burgos said because the IRS is overwhelmed with calls, he advises checking and reading any and all mail you receive from the the agency.