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When the irs mails out a paper check but youdont receive it,

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When the irs mails out a paper check but youdont receive it, how long does it take for them to re issue the check? Or what steps are taken when the trcer is placed on the check
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 5 years ago.
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According to the IRS "If you file a complete accurate tax return, your refund will generally be issued within six weeks from the received date. If you filed electronically, refund checks will generally be issued within three weeks after the acknowledgment date. Refunds from amended returns will generally be issued within 8–12 weeks. Injured spouse claims can take longer, depending on the circumstances."

To check on your refund, call the Refund Hotline at 800–829–1954. Please allow 72 hours after you electronically file or 3 weeks after you mail your return before using the automated systems. When you call, you will need to provide your Social Security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of the refund shown on your return. There are several reasons for delayed refunds.

The IRS will assist you in obtaining a replacement check for a refund check that is verified as lost or stolen. The form that is completed re: a lost/stolen check is: The IRS will send you a new check within six weeks of the date they receive this form.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
How do they verify a lost or stolen refund check? What if the check was neever cashed? What are the steps that it takes to verify the check was lost and how long does it take to get the replacement check

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