Question

What does code 1242 and 1201 mean on WMR status?

When I checked the status of my refund I got this message...............

There is a delay in processing your tax return. For more information, please continue.

If you have questions or need additional information, please have the following on hand when you call:
A copy of this page.
A copy of your tax return.
The Social Security Number, Filing Status, and refund amount claimed on your return.
Any notice that you have received concerning your refund.
Please mention reference number 1201 to the IRS Customer Service Representative.

My brother received this message................

We have received your tax return and it is being reviewed. For more information, please continue.

Please read the following information related to your tax situation:
Tax Topic 151, Your Appeal Rights
If you have questions or need additional information, please have the following on hand when you call:
A copy of this page.
A copy of your tax return.
The Social Security Number, Filing Status, and refund amount claimed on your return.
Any notice that you have received concerning your refund.
Please mention reference number 1242 to the IRS Customer Service Representative.

Does anyone know what theses codes mean and how long before we get our refunds. I filed in April, he filed in June. We have contacted the IRS and they are giving the run around. HELP PLEASE!!!

4 years ago - 3 answers

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These codes mean that the refund is subject to offset. This means that someone has a lien against your tax return, such as child support enforcement (1201). The length of time it takes to get the refund depends upon the agency that is taking the money out of the refund. The IRS will contact the agency to find out how much the debt is. Once they get this information, which could take 1-4 weeks, then the IRS will deduct what you owe and then forward the rest to you, IF there is any left. Keep watching the "where's my refund" website, and once the IRS knows how much the debt is, it will reflected a new refund amount, which will likely be less from what the original refund was supposed to be.

4 years ago

Other Answers

1201 means there has been a huge delay.
1242 means there has been a shorter delay.

Neither one is indicative of anything.

You already knew there were delays if you filed in April. So get a copy of your return and call.

by the tax lady - 4 years ago

You can check your tax refund status at this website:

www.egovernmentaccess.com/TaxRefund...

by TaxRef - 3 months ago