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At some point, you may get confused when you see unfamiliar, terms in your taxpayer dashboard.
Today, we’ll be talking about the meaning of tax topic 152 in your taxpayer dashboard.
As a taxpayer, one of the things you are likely to see on your taxpayer dashboard is tax topic 152.
Usually, it will say refer to tax topic 152.
This will come when you are trying to view a refund on your tax.
If you have already seen this or you are reading ahead just in case, this piece is here to help.
Tax Topic 152 will only surface on the IRS refund status dashboard.
This means you must have an application that is being processed.
More specifically, refunds may be necessary due to amended returns, refund of tax withheld, injured spouse claim, and when applying for an individual taxpayer identification number.
So, when you see tax topic 152, it does mean that more time is needed to process your application.
It does not mean that you are required to do anything really.
It just means that you need to exercise some patience for the process to conclude.
At least, you have done your part, wait while they do theirs.
Also, seeing refer to tax topic 152 does not mean that your application is full of errors while filling or that you made a mistake.
So, put your mind at rest and don’t disturb yourself on a problem that is not there.
It is a process, just flow with it at this phase of the process.
There is nothing to really worry about.
Here, it is important that you double-check the information you have provided before.
If the information is wrong in any way, it will end up being rejected.
It is just a way to be double sure that you are on the right path and to assure yourself of getting approval at the end of the day.
When you see tax topic 152, it means you will need to wait for at least 21 days.
By the end of 21 days, it must have been reviewed by Internal Revenue Service and a decision must have been reached.
It is either approved or rejected.
Whatever the decision is, it will be visible on the dashboard.
Just keep checking the dashboard.
However, it is possible for you to get delayed if you claimed the Additional Child Tax Credit or the Earned Income Tax Credit.
For this, it is possible that it may extend beyond 21 days.
This is not an official process flow but something learned by experience.
And if your return needs further review, it will automatically exceed 21 days.
I do hope this piece has been informative enough about what tax topic 152 means.
If you require further pertinent questions or concerns, it is best to contact Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for more details or clarification.