For most Missourians a refund from the state has already been deposited into their account, but for a number of residents, they're still waiting for the money.

According to a story from the Missouri Net, a number of people have filed complaints concerning the tardiness of their returns. Under law, the Missouri Department of Revenue has 45 days after receiving the tax information to issue refunds.  If it fails to meet this deadline, the taxpayer is owed interest.

The Whistleblower Hotline in the state auditor's office has been lighting up lately with about 340 overall complaints being filed.

State Auditor Nicole Galloway says “In some cases, they thought they were going to get their refunds within a couple weeks. And now, it looks like it’s going to be months before they get their tax refunds.”

According to the story the Revenue department has not returned Missourinet’s three attempts to find out how many returns are left to mail out and the dollar figure attached to them.

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