MONTGOMERY -- According to state officials, Alabamians have paid more than 1 million personal income tax returns so far this fiscal year, but more than 25,000 individuals or married couples still haven't gotten their refunds.
Assistant state Finance Director Bill Newton said he didn't know when those approved refunds would be paid.
"We are processing tax refunds every week," Newton said. ''I don't know the date that any particular refunds will be processed and paid."
The Revenue Department is still reviewing fewer than 6,000 individual income tax forms requesting refunds. This doesn't include paid refunds and approved refunds that have yet to be paid.
According to Revenue Department spokeswoman, Carla Snellgrove, under Alabama law, the state must pay 3 percent interest starting July 17 on refunds owed on tax returns that were filed by this year's April 17 deadline.
People with questions about their personal income-tax refunds may call a state refund hotline at 800-558-3912.
People also may check on their refunds by going to the department's home page, www.revenue.alabama.gov, clicking on the blue "Where's My Refund?" box near the top right corner of the page, then clicking on a tan "Where's My Refund?" box and submitting requested information.