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Delayed IRS refunds disquiet Chattanooga area taxpayers

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(Times Free Press) -- Taxpayers waiting for their income tax refund to arrive so they can pay overdue bills are going to sweat a little this year.

Filers who expected a deposit in their account within 10 days may have to wait as many as 21 days to receive a refund, according to Dan Boone, a spokesman for the Internal Revenue Service.

Boon said the delays are due to the agency "fine-tuning" its systems to guard against fraud; screening returns more carefully than in previous years.

"There was a time where we said as few as 10 days, and in most cases it is still lower than 21 days if nothing is wrong with the return," he said.

Read more about this story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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