The Internal Revenue Service posted an alert on its Web site Thursday to tell taxpayers and the tax community that it is experiencing high traffic on its online “Where's My Refund?” tool as more tax returns arrive.

The IRS delayed tax season until Jan. 30 this year and was not able to process a number of important forms until this week (see Two Major Tax Forms Ready for Filing Soon). The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both "Where's My Refund?" on IRS.gov and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during busier periods.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Accounting Today content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access