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At this point you're probably best off letting the IRS computer system that matches those amounts up ... notify you. (The folks on the front lines have given that info to my clients on other issues just like this one many times) ... Everyone has what's called a 'tax account" at IRS, and if the system doesn't catch it .. and in my experience, it will .. you can ask for a transcript for you tax account here: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript ... and send them correspondence or call the taxline number and use it to verify that you have a credit balance on your tax account
How long should I wait
Their response time REALLY varies with what's going on for any one specific tax year (for example, the govt shutdown is not helping things right now) ... HOWEVER, The account itself would be accurate within two to three weeks at worst if you filed electronically... so I woul wait maybe one month and then get the transcript IF they have't gotten back to you OR you can always try to call the phone line .. but in my experience those folks on the front lines are not very helpful .. let me get you the number ... I also have one more thought ...
You can also go to a local field office .. that always provides a LITTL more accountability, but first this:
IRS Telephone Lines and Hours of Operation
e-Help Desk Hours
Thank you very much. Have a great day.
one more thing, really quickly?
Here's the local office locator, if you want to walk-in and ask them that way: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Contact-Your-Local-IRS-Office-1
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