good point re: “released” for payment. The CSR did say refund was frozen since return was filed a day late 10/16!
I had mailed it on 10/12 and it was recieved on 10/15 at IRS POB. She had me give her the tracking # and said to follow up in 30 days. I will follow up on both around xmas so hopefully it’s released by then and they’re not draconian on the mail/ receipt date vs filing date for day late
I wish the IRS would just accept PY returns online to avoid this, but no more extension filing for me given this debacle.