States May Delay Refunds to Help Prevent Taxpayer Identity TheftWhitney Irish
Post By William Thomas
DC posted a short note about potential delays is processing refunds to their new MyTax.DC.gov blog. The purpose is to “safeguard tax dollars and combat identity theft.” Taxpayer identity theft is rampant across the country and an issue many jurisdictions face – both the IRS and states across the union. While many taxpayers do not wish for their refunds to be delayed, these jurisdictions are taking measures to ensure the refunds are issued to the correct taxpayer, which takes time. Most jurisdictions do offer a “where’s my refund” feature on their tax website to check the status of a filed return.