HELENA — Wednesday is the deadline to file state and federal tax returns or to request an extension.
Revenue Department Director Mike Kadas urges taxpayers to file their returns electronically, because it saves the agency time and money and taxpayers can get their refunds more quickly.
Through Monday, the department had processed more than 364,000 individual returns and issued nearly 284,670 refunds averaging $419, for a refund total of $119 million.
Last year, the department processed nearly 358,000 returns by the April 15 deadline.
Since Jan. 20, processors had blocked 867 fraudulent returns that sought nearly $918,000 in refunds.
Some refunds were taking longer to process this year because extra security and review procedures were enacted due to the increase in fraudulent returns.
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