Commons Mistakes that Delay a Tax Return
The IRS has a list of common mistakes that might delay the processing of your tax return, here are a few of the errors:
1. Math Errors: If you file your return in the old fashion way, by paper, you might make a few math errors that would delay your return from being processed and your refund arriving.
2. Incorrect Bank Account Numbers: If you request direct deposit of a tax refund but provide the incorrect bank routing numbers or account numbers, the IRS will need to have the numbers corrected before processing your refund.
3. Forgetting to Sign or Date a return: Like Math Errors, when filing a return through the mail make sure you sign the return and date it. The IRS will not accept a return that is not signed and dated.
4. Incorrect AGI: Electronic filed returns will need the prior years adjusted gross income entered to verify the transfer for the current year. Sometimes taxpayers provide an amended amount, a 1040X amount, or an incorrect amount from a math error. All three of these AGI amounts will be considered incorrect for verification.