Nearly 2,100 Louisianans still need to send back refund sent in error

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FILE – This May 8, 2008, file photo shows blank checks on an idle press at the Philadelphia Regional Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies, in Philadelphia. The IRS is delaying tax refunds for millions of low-income families as the agency steps up efforts to combat identity theft and fraud. Starting […]

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than 2,100 Louisiana taxpayers have yet to return refund money they were sent as the result of a mistake.

WAFB -TV reports that nearly $595,000 is involved. The Louisiana Legislative Auditor says computer problems led to 66,780 individual income tax refunds totaling $26.9 million being unintentionally refunded to taxpayers twice last year.

Most of the money was recovered. People who received the extra money and haven’t yet returned it are being issued bills by the state revenue department, WAFB reports. The state says collections efforts against those who don’t pay the bills will not include removing the owed amount from any COVID-19 economic impact payments.

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