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Not getting your tax refund? Consider your options

A tax refund is your money, not the government's. But sometimes the government does not give the money back the way it should.

When that happens, you don't have to wait passively for a response. In this post, we will explain how you can take action to get the refund you have coming to you.

There may be many reasons - or, one could say, excuses - for why the IRS has not provided you with your refund. It could be something as simple as the fact that you moved and the IRS does not have your current address.

Keep in mind also that if you are pretty sure you have a refund coming, the IRS now has an online tool to help you do that. Fittingly enough, it is called "Where's My Refund?"

This tool is supposed to be available within 24 hours after you or your tax preparer has submitted your return via e-filing. It takes quite a bit longer for the tool to be available, however, for a paper return.

But what if things drag out and it's time to hold the IRS accountable for refusing to refund your money for a tax that was not assessed or collected properly?

If you are at that point, our firm can help you take proactive steps to get the refund you have coming. This starts with filing a claim with the IRS. But if the IRS rejects your claim, it doesn't necessarily mean the case is over. With our help, you can still bring a lawsuit against the government over the wrongfully retained money.

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