Iowa Department of Revenue spokesperson VIctoria Daniels says the agancy has been getting a lot of calls from people asking about their tax refunds.
Daniels says the reason refunds are taking longer involves new protections against fraud.
Another factor in the refund delay is a new federal law requiring the IRS to hold refunds until February 15 for people who claim certain tax credits. The federal agency conducts an additional review of those returns that are considered especially vulnerable to fraud. Daniels suggests taxpayers get used to waiting longer for their refunds.
Instead of calling the Iowa Department of Revenue to check on a refund, Daniels wants you to visit the agency’s website.
Daniels says Iowa has issued just under $142 million in income tax refunds on 2016 returns as of March 24.
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