A effort to crack down on identity theft and tax-refund fraud seems like a good idea, right?

It does until you find out that the effort to crack down could cause a delay in getting your Iowa State tax refund. According to an article published in the Iowa City Press Citizen federal delays in processing the earned income tax credit added to Iowa's additional verification process will account for the refund slow down.

How long? Eight weeks or more could be the new normal. Read the entire story here.

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