7:01 am April 27, 2012, by David Markiewicz
Tax season isn’t over for those filing extensions, but the deadline for most people has come and gone. That makes it a good time to take a look at the state’s numbers for the 2011 tax year, as recorded by the Georgia Department of Revenue.
The average state tax refund is running at about $640, a figure that will change as more refunds are processed.
As of April 20, 2.2 million refunds totaling $1.4 billion have been paid out.
About 3.8 million returns had been received by the state through April 20, about 85 percent of the total expected returns.
Last year, 3.3 million refunds were issued, and the number should be about the same this year.
Once again this year, it’s taking about 7-10 days to process a refund for a return filed electronically, and about 4-6 weeks for one filed on paper.
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