Illinois says 2016 tax refunds will be delayed

If you’re one of the first ones to file your tax return in hopes of being the first to get a refund, the State of Illinois has disappointing news. The Illinois Department of Revenue announced Monday that Individual Income Tax refunds for the 2016 tax filing season could be delayed until March 1, 2016. The agency says it is once again taking extra time examining tax returns to combat tax fraud and identity theft, the same as it did last year. KWQC has the story.