More than 20,000 tax refunds to be distributed by the state of Kansas won’t go out until July.
Department of Revenue spokeswoman Jeannine Koranda told The Wichita Eagle that as of this week, the department has a backlog of 20,690 individual tax refunds, which adds up to $10.1 million. This time last year, the department had 24,603 returns to send out.
“The majority of tax refunds were processed at normal speed. . Our staff has worked overtime and on the weekends to process these returns as quick as possible,” Koranda said.
She pointed to three reasons refund checks may be late in arriving: the return was filed late, is missing paperwork or is being scrutinized for fraud. She also said 5,000 returns have come in in the last week.
“This is pretty typical each year, it is either people who are filing late or got an extension and are sending in their returns now,” she said in an email.
Walt Olson, a retiree in Neodesha, said he filed in February but said recently he had not received his anticipated