Most likely this will create additional delays: IRS layoffs happen March 1st if congress does not decide something by 2/28/13. With Congress not in session this week, this means it is likely the lay offs will happen. Well they have three days to decide, let’s not cross our fingers.
The following was posted on www.irs.gov regarding Where’s My Refund: Feb. 14, 2013The IRS alerted taxpayers and the tax community it is experiencing high traffic on “Where’s My Refund?” as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both “Where’s My Refund?” on IRS.gov and the refund feature [...]