What's taking my refund so long? I have code 1541 on IRS site.
Yes, Bogart is on the right track. Thecode 1541 is a generic internal code used by the IRS to identify returns that have been "Delayed". There are different reasons accounting for the 1541 reference number; so not everyone’s reason will be the same. And it does not always mean that there is something wrong with your return. The most general reason is typically that they have a backlog of returns and are behind on processing.
However, some other reasons that are generally related to this code:
You claimed Earned Income Credit (those were held til mid-Feb before they begin processing)
Hold due to a current or prior year return that was filed incorrectly
Hold on current return to resolve past filing issues if there are prior year returns you didn’t file
Filed and you owe past due obligation (i.e. federal/state taxes owed from prior years, child support, student loans, etc.)
IRS has an overflow of returns at this time and maybe behind schedule
You call theIRS tax refund hotline at 800-829-4477, Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Or, call the 24-hour assistance number at 800-829-1040 andmention the reference the code 1541to them and they can provide you with further details.