make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Review of unresolved NC tax returns are complete


Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- North Carolina tax collectors have eliminated a backlog of years-old returns before a self-imposed deadline, but they still need legislative help to send out even more refunds.

Department of Revenue spokeswoman Beth Stevenson says the agency processed about 150,000 unresolved returns by Dec. 11. Former Revenue Secretary Ken Lay had set a deadline of Wednesday to review 240,000 flagged items in those returns, some dating back to the mid-1990s.

Stevenson says the department has sent 10,500 individual income refunds worth $38 million as part of the backlog. But she says 7,800 similar refunds totaling $2.6 million can't be sent out until the Legislature changes the law. A three-year statute of limitations bars the department from returning those overpayments.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.