Frankfort: Fraudulently filed tax returns through TurboTax have Kentucky and other states putting a temporary hold on processing all electronic returns.
In a news release issued Friday, the Kentucky Department of Revenue said it anticipates just a few additional days to the refund process, with the goal of returning to normal processing late next week.
“We have strong internal controls to protect Kentucky taxpayer data and personal information,” said Mack Gillim, executive director of the Office of Processing and Enforcement. “With our internal fraud detection processes, as well as the fraud analytics evaluations our third party vendor performs, we are able to kick out thousands of fraudulent returns.”
According to the department, this delay is temporary and the refund may take closer to two weeks for processing instead of 7-10 days.
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The current issue is confined to returns processed through Intuit, Inc.’s TurboTax program.
Intuit, Inc. has set up a dedicated call center, 800-944-8596, for customers to call if they think they have been victims of tax fraud. In Kentucky, taxpayers can call the Department of Revenue Taxpayer Assistance line at (502) 564-4581.