HAMDEN, CT (WFSB) — Many people have been impacted by a backlog on tax returns.

Several people still waiting for their refunds from the federal government reached out to Eyewitness News wondering what’s causing the hold-up.

Right now, there are about 35 million unprocessed returns.

According to the IRS, there could be a number of reasons, including tax returns that require a review, issues with identity theft, incomplete returns, an incorrect recovery rebate credit was used, or it includes a claim filed for an earned income tax credit or an additional child tax credit.

That’s just part of the issue.

The IRS, like many people impacted by the pandemic, it’s not only dealing with tax returns, but also is tasked with getting out pandemic relief benefits.

For those still waiting, they can check the ‘where’s my refund’…

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