I filed my 2016 return on Feb. 1 2017. I received notice in Aug. 2017 that I had been selected for an audit. I was told in the letter that by 1/11/18 I should here something back. I just received a letter stating they need an additional 20 days for the review. I lost my vehicle last year, and had several financial hardships that could have been offset if my refund was issued on time. It is now time to file 2017 taxes, but was told by an IRS representative that I should wait to file because if I file now while I still have an open review case it would prompt for another audit. I'm beyond stressed because money is already beyond tight. I just do not know what to do anymore.