Refund Not Found

My daughter filed her 2012 income tax late, around June 30. She filed as an Israeli resident, so the due date for her return was June 15. Since she had a refund coming I guess she was not in a hurry to get it.
However, using the "where's my refund" tool nothing is found. Neither did she get the refund. Because there has been trouble with mail from Israel getting lost, she is worried that the return never got to the IRS.
How can that be checked? Should she order a transcript? And if the 1040 did really get lost, how can we check the TD F 90-22.1?
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Lawrence Israel
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I'll assume your daughter is a US citizen (she filed an FBAR). 1. The FBAR was supposed to be RECEIVED by the Treasury office in Detroit, MI no later than 6/30/13. It is NOT supposed to be mailed with the tax return as the return goes to a different location and has a different filing deadline. Additionally, there is no extension of time for filing an FBAR.
Did she do mail the FBAR to Detroit? (See the actual form for the mailing address.)
2. It is still possible that the tax return was received but the online tool does not have any information. However, factoring in mailing delays and processing paper return delays, it shouldn't take two months for the tool to be updated with at least an acknowledgement that the return was received. There are only two ways for her to confirm that the return was received. Call the IRS or request the transcript. There is no penalty for a late filed tax return that has a refund.
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Alan
Well, she says that she mailed each return to the proper address. So I assume that it was done. I did see the returns after they were prepared, but not after she printed them.
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Lawrence Israel
My daughter filed her 2012 income tax late, around June 30. She filed as an Israeli resident, so the due date for her return was June 15. Since she had a refund coming I guess she was not in a hurry to get it.
However, using the "where's my refund" tool nothing is found. Neither did she get the refund. Because there has been trouble with mail from Israel getting lost, she is worried that the return never got to the IRS.
How can that be checked? Should she order a transcript? And if the 1040 did really get lost, how can we check the TD F 90-22.1? ================= Does she have some form of a proof of mailing (or a customs declaration as this was international mail) to prove when she mailed it?
As this is about 60 days after mailing, I wouldn't yet worry. Paper return processing and normal foreign mail delays can still explain why the IRS shows nothing.
If nothing shows up by October, I'd consider filing a copy, ATTACHING TO THE FRONT the prior proof of mailing (if any), also indicating "possible duplicate for lost original."
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D. Stussy

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