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Tax Refunds

By September 2019, thousands of Missourians are still waiting to receive their tax refunds.
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Taxes were due roughly five months ago, but thousands of Missourians are still waiting to get their state refunds. 

According to the Missouri Department of Revenue, 9,671 tax returns have been processed and are pending. That amounts to $20 million that the department has yet to pay out. There are an additional 12,791 tax returns in manual review and just over 7,000 that may be “intercepted by another state agency” for debt payments or other reasons. 

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Feb. 6, 2013 - What are you planning to do with your tax refund this year?

Researchers at Washington University are hoping that you’ll save at least part of it for those unexpected financial emergencies -- loss of income, car repairs, medical bills -- that can push fragile household finances into the red.