Gov. Bob Riley says Alabamians are getting their income tax refunds from the state without delay this year. That’s the first time that has happened since the mid 90s.
The Alabama Revenue Department expects to process more than one million tax returns this year by July 15.
As of Tuesday, almost $151 million in state tax refunds had been sent to taxpayers. So far, the average tax refund has been $262.
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Tips for Last-Minute Filers
- Take your time. More mistakes are made by people who file at the last minute.
- Double check your math. The most common tax return errors are not complex issues; the errors are usually related to incorrect addition or subtraction.
- Use your label. It does speed your refund and has no affect on the likelihood of being audited.
- Be sure to sign your return and if married filing jointly, both spouses must sign the return.
- Attach all W-2 forms.
- If someone else is preparing your tax return, be sure you know who you're dealing with first. Ask for an explanation of items on your return. Remember, if you sign the return, you are personally responsible for it.
Source: http://www.sctax.org/pressrel/1998/04109801.html (South Carolina Department of Revenue).