Perdue Wants State Refund Delays To Stop

North Carolina residents won't have to wait for months to get their tax refunds this year if Gov. Beverly Perdue gets her way.

Perdue spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson said Tuesday the governor has told administration leaders to find a way to pay refunds to individual tax filers within 30 to 45 days of receiving their returns. The Revenue Department took heat in 2009 and 2010 for delaying refund payments because the poor economy was making cash tight in government coffers.

Pearson said Revenue Secretary David Hoyle and state budget director Charlie Perusse are working on a way to meet Perdue's timeline. Pearson says that could include short-term borrowing that's repaid when cash flow improves. Borrowing would cost less than the interest the state pays on overdue refunds.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Mike Location: Jax on Jan 4, 2011 at 12:54 PM
    More floppin fish folks. She's doing that posturing thing again. She yelling exactly what people want to hear so they forget how bad she messed up and MAYBE. MAYBE NOT get reelected.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 4, 2011 at 11:55 AM
    Bev, ahh, if you stop spending more than the state takes in, this problem....goes away! Ever heard the reference to "if you shoot yourself in the foot you bleed"? You bleedin!
  • by anon Location: wallace on Jan 4, 2011 at 11:43 AM
    i tell you what, keep my refund [ if any ] and send her back home!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Washington NC on Jan 4, 2011 at 10:51 AM
    PLEASE vote her out!!!

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