This is the answer to a very frequently asked questions, “will there be a delay in getting federal tax refund in 2015?” 2014 Tax Return Delayed? Is the 2014/2015 tax refunds going to be delayed?
Today, we contacted the Internal Revenue Service and were informed explicitly that their was no chance of 2014 Tax Refunds being delayed until October 2015. Tax Delay 2015
We were also informed that there might be a slight delay due to tax laws not being passed early enough in 2014: article here. This would mean probably a mere two week delay though. We tracked down the original story and Snopes.com wrote an explanation on this. We have posted the article for your viewing.
On 29 September 2014, the National Report published an article positing that the payment of federal tax refunds for 2014 would be delayed until October 2015:
The National Report article used fabricated quotes from White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and politician Rand Paul to make it appear like an authentic news story. Although there is no truth to the claim that 2014 tax refunds will be delayed until 2015, nearly 10,000 people had shared the article on Facebook within days of its publication.
The National Report is a fake news site whose (since removed) disclaimer page notes that:
In addition to the IRS tax refund delay article, the site has published posts like “IRS Plans to Target Leprechauns Next,” “Boy Scouts Announce Boobs Merit Badge,” and “New CDC Study Indicates Pets of Gay Couples Worse at Sports, Better at Fashion Than Pets of Straight Couples.”
Found at Snopes.com.
Find out when you’ll get back your 2014 Tax Return with our 2015 IRS E-File Cycle Chart for Tax Year 2014.