BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana has recovered more than $22 million of tax refund overpayments made last week.
That’s according to state revenue department spokesman Byron Henderson. He said Wednesday that more than 80 percent of the $26 million incorrectly sent to taxpayers has been recouped electronically, and the work continues to collect the remaining dollars.
More than 66,700 taxpayers were double-paid their state tax refunds a week ago, in what state officials described as a computer processing error.
In most instances, officials say the double payment was made through bank account direct deposits and debit card allocations that can be quickly reversed.
If the state can’t get the money directly from the bank, Henderson says taxpayers will get a letter from the revenue department with repayment instructions. No letters have been sent yet.