Not a one-off, I just got a letter from IRS saying exactly the same thing (invalid mortgage Interest deduction). In my case they took a portion of the refund.thankyouOB wrote:sorry to hear about that.oakwcj wrote:I was going to start a new thread, because what I have to report is straight out of the Twilight Zone. My tax return has been in limbo since late January. Today I got an "Examination Report" with pages of attached garbage from the IRS. The upshot is that my claim for a "Mortgage Interest Credit for $7,500" under Form 8396 was disallowed and penalties were imposed, because I failed to substantiate the claim! That's right, some bozo transposed the three and the nine and turned my claim for an EV credit on Form 8936 into a claim for a mortgage interest credit on Form 8396. My return was completely accurate. .....
it seems a one-off situation ....
GaslessInSeattle wrote:We filed on Febuary 12th, have received exactly zero correspondence. the web site says "Your tax return has been received and is being processed." and has said that for months. We have made repeated phone calls, the first time they said that there was a discrepancy and that we should have received a notice by mail a month earlier. They told us they could not reissue the letter till 30 days from the original issue, so we scoured the house and made sure we had not received the letter, then we waited till after the 30 days and had our accountant make the inquiry (there is a special line for CPA's that sometimes offers better info). The accountant spent a lot of time digging into this with the help line and was finally referred to the advocate line, they finally admitted that they had not sent any letter out and, as mentioned earlier, we are in in "limbo land" and that they have 120 days from late March to reply or give us a refund... that's late JULY!
I contacted my Senator's office, who offered to file a Congressional Inquary. Yesterday we sent off all the waivers and forms to the Senators office for them to act on our behalf. Our CPA also suggested sending a formal complaint to the IRS, as in her 25 years in business she has never seen anything like this, oh and she also mentioned that the advocacy line told here that there was some code on the file related to the electric vehicle credit.
I can't answer your question, but my guess is that paper returns are scanned and digitized. I don't believe, based on experience with other government agencies, that the IRS uses the paper returns for processing.thankyouOB wrote:did anyone with this problem file on paper?
that is to say, are all those in limbo or denied electronic filers?
Good luck. Mine stated I should have my refund on May 15th, which came and went, so it's now back to received and being processed....garygid wrote:I paper-filed, mailing 16 April 2012.
I just checked "Where's My Refund" at: http://www.irs.gov" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
and found that I should expect the refund on June 12th.
We shall see what transpires.