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State refund also delayed, wonder why

State refund also delayed, wonder why

Why are state refunds taking so long?
 
I found your newspaper’s website while searching for news about New York state taking an extremely long time to process tax refunds in 2016.
Looks like someone already wrote a letter to this editor with the same problem I am having (been almost three months for our family). I do not have a conspiracy theory like this other person does, but I am extremely annoyed. Who would not be? We pay the highest taxes in the United States and as a slap to the face, also get to wait the longest to get a refund.
Is this refund delay isolated to just a handful of individuals or is there a bigger issue happening? If a large number of New York residents are going through this delay, then hopefully, they contact newspapers, contact the government, tell friends and family, and just get the word out that this is not how a normal state should do things.
My return was not complicated and the refund should have been processed in a reasonable amount of time. 
Robert Romaniak
Endicott
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