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Georgia tax regulators scrutinizing returns for fraud

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ATLANTA (AP) - Tax regulators in Georgia are scrutinizing every filing they receive for signs of fraud.

Department of Revenue Commissioner Lynne Riley said Friday that refunds filed through TurboTax will be delayed after the service temporarily halted online filings of state tax returns. The firm said it was besieged by an increase in suspicious filings.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports more than 730,000 returns have been filed in Georgia, though the number of suspicious submissions remains unclear.

Riley said taxpayers should reset their passwords on third-party tax preparation services and change their user names to deter fraud and hacking.

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

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