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Old 03-20-2009, 02:18 PM
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I mailed our NC Tax Forms on Jan 31, 2009. As of today, March 20th, I am still waiting for our refund. Received our Federal refund several weeks ago. It has never taken this long.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:08 PM
Location: SC
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hmmm....for someone who drives 2 miles to the state line for work, and goes straight back to SC at the end of the day (read I don't use much of NC infrastructures) and has to pay NC taxes, and is due a pretty hefty refund (this year because of my overtime and being taxed way too high) ....this doesn't make me happy. Not one bit.

Wonder if the state of NC would had been as graceful to me last year when I owed them almost 2 thousand dollars.....bet not, no I won't bet, I know not.

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Old 04-06-2009, 09:02 AM
Location: Rock Hill
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It's been about 6 weeks for me (E-filed, using HR Block). The NC Dept of Revenue website reports that my return is "in process", and the 800 number no longer works - at least as of today. I got my federal refund within a week(!).
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:22 AM
Location: Apex, NC
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Took them about 6-7 weeks to get my return after I e-filed. They can hold your money, you can not hold theirs!
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:44 PM
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This question came up in the Maryland forum and North Carolina was used as an example. Not sure the accuracy of the information but what was shared is best summed up as follows.

Big difference in the return time if you filed electronically vs paper. Paper is much longer. Maryland was for ever with paper and 3-4 days electronically. It was said that Maryland and North Carolina along with other states as part of the economic downturn trimmed the number of people they had to review paper returns. Evidently NC is slow both ways.
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:55 PM
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Ouch, seek and ye shall find even if you don't like the answer. Well I guess this is what is going on.
The Maryland poster was trying to say Maryland was doing this when it isn't but evidently NC is.
N.C. delays income tax refunds - Local & State - News & Observer (http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1431445.html - broken link)

North Carolina has delayed sending out state income tax refund checks so state officials can juggle the cashflow needed to give taxpayers back their money.

Secretary of Revenue Ken Lay described the problem as a temporary backlog, because the department is having to tap special accounts to pay refunds, he said.

"Everyone who is due a refund will get a refund," Lay said in a prepared statement, saying he expects progress in the coming weeks.

I guess those due a refund file early and those owning file and send the money at the last moment. Thus a cash flow discrepancy.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Jenc2008 View Post
Is anyone else having a problem with a delay in getting your Tax Refund? File and accepted on 2/2/09 status changed to you should recieve your refund in 20 days, to it has been recieved and in progress, it has been saying this status since 2/19/09, and still nothing. Anyone have any information on this?

Unfortunately, I don't have any info. I'm in the same boat though. Filed early February and still have nada.
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