IRS Processing Delays

It is taking the IRS longer to process tax returns claiming the Rebate Recovery Credit

The delay is caused because of the amount of time it is taking the IRS to confirm whether the taxpayer claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit previously received the stimulus payment. If the IRS shows payment was sent out, they are required to issue a 'trace' to find out who received the stimulus check. It is important that you claim the correct amount. Any errors in the credit amount on your tax return will be corrected. Your refund may be delayed while the IRS makes any necessary corrections.