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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  State budget cuts will likely mean delayed Georgia income tax refunds this year, unless you file electronically.

The state Revenue commissioner says staff cuts mean fewer workers to handle paper returns and there will again be a delay.

Last year, 300 employees were laid off in the department of revenue. Cliff Bush at H&R Block says if you file electronically, you should get your refund in about 10 days.

"One thing I'd encourage people to do is go ahead and do it now, if you chose to, or you can do it by April 15th, if you chose and you can get a refund in about 10-15 days,"  said Bush.

 Last year, 278,000 Georgians got their tax refunds late. The state paid two million dollars in interest.

 

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