Tax Law (Questions About Taxes)/Injured spouse

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My husband and I filed our taxes on Jan. 31, with the injured spouse form electronically. We were told that it would be 11 weeks for processing our return, it is now 4/21/2013, the 11 weeks is up and we call and are being told that the injured spouse has been completed, but it will be another 3-4 weeks for us to receive the refund. Why! Is the process dragging on like this. We are facing undue hardship due to the lack of communication with the irs.

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Danielle,

Join the club.  The IRS is notoriously slow and often missed their own deadlines.  If you have exhausted all normal routes of communication with the IRS and are suffering undue hardship, you can complete Form 911 or contact the Office of Taxpayer Advocate in your state.  http://www.irs.gov/uac/Contact-Your-Advocate!

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John Stancil, CPA

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I can answer questions on personal income taxes, partnerships, and some corporate income taxes. I can deal with some state tax questions. Limited gift and estate tax questions. I am also familiar with ministerial and church tax reporting issues. I am Professor Emeritus at Florida Southern College. Sales taxes and property taxes are state and local issues so I am not likely be be able to give you an in depth answer on those types of taxes. I have maintained a CPA practice, specializing in tax, for over 35 years. I am a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals, The Florida Insititute of CPA's, The NCPE Fellowship. In addition I am a Certified Mentor for SCORE. Visit my website at www.mybaldcpa.com. I also offer seminars and consultations to churches and clergy on their tax issues at www.churchtaxsolutions.com Also visit my blog, www.thetaxdocspot.com. I am listed on Tax Connections at https://www.taxconnections.com/profile/John-Stancil/12258973 Prepare and file your own taxes at www.1040stancilcpa.com

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I hold a doctorate in Accounting, and am a CPA. My certifications of CIA, CFM, and CMA are inactive. I passed all certification examinations on the first attempt, and received honorable mention for my scores on the CIA exam. I have operated a CPA firm for over 37 years and have taught accounting and tax at the college level for over 35 years.

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The CPA Journal, Florida CPA Today, Green Consumer, Green Business, Global Sustainability as a Business Imperative, Palmetto Review, NATP TaxPro Quarterly, Mustang Journal of Finance and Accounting.

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DBA University of Memphis MBA University of Georgia BS in Accounting Mars Hill University

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