Tax Topic 152: No Bars! Is Your Refund Is On The Way? (2021)

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Tax Topic 152: No Bars! Is Your Refund Is On The Way? (2021)

Seeing tax topic 152? tax topic 151? No bars on your refund status? Let’s talk about it. In this video, I go over some of the messages from the IRS and tax code 152 in 2021 and troubleshooting if you see no bars on your status.


Alright, let’s start with the tax topic 152 or tax code 152. Now you may have seen this appear in a lot of different places. Most commonly you will see it when you use the “where is my refund” tool on the IRS website.

But you may also see it on the IRS2Go app or even on your IRS tax transcript.

Now the majority of the time these tax topics and codes are just general guidelines that are supposed to provide some insight into why your tax return is processing, refunds are delayed or some other tax-related issue.

You can search the IRS website on the tax topic codes, but it’s not always clear what they are and usually pretty generic. So when it comes to tax topic 152, here’ the deal.

Outline for Tax Topic 152:

Intro: (0:00​)
What is Tax Topic 152: (0:40​)
Stimulus Check & Refund Rebate: (2:23​)
No bars on my tax refund status: (2:56​)
How to fix bars on tax refund status: (4:00​)
What is Tax Topic 151: (4:25​)
Tax Code 151 & IRS Letters: (5:00​)
Tax Topic 203: (5:30​)
Other Tax Codes: (6:03​)
Final Thoughts: (6:17)

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this video is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to take the place of professional legal, accounting, or financial advice. If you have any legal questions about this video or the subjects discussed, or any other legal matter, you should consult with an attorney or tax professional in your jurisdiction (i.e. where you live).