State tax refunds delayed for paper returns

June 22, 2012 5:46:37 PM PDT
If you filed your Illinois tax returns on paper rather than electronically, you could be waiting a while for your refund.

The Department of Revenue says agents are working through those paper returns more slowly than they did last year.

Budget cuts reduced the number of workers processing returns.

The revenue department hoped more people would file electronically for 2011, but there were more paper returns than anticipated.