January 21, 2021
During this filing season there will be a delay in processing returns in the following circumstances:
The reason for the delay in processing is that the IRS must look at their records to see that the amount of the economic impact payments that were sent to the taxpayer match the amount of credit reported on the 2020 return.
The length of the delay will depend on how many returns are going through this process at any one time.
Therefore, for these returns the refund will be delayed for some length of time depending on how long the matching process takes.