Shutdown further delays Iowa woman’s tax refund

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids woman says the government shutdown has further delayed her $3,250 tax refund.

Autumn Alicea told Cedar Rapids television station KCRG (http://bit.ly/174DiYC ) that after she filed her return in February, she learned her identity had been stolen. The IRS took several weeks to verify the theft, then said it would take eight weeks to process her return.

Alicea checked in June and was told to call back. She checked in July and was told the IRS had no record of her.

Then the IRS called and said a check would be coming in August. It was sent but was returned by the post office as undeliverable. She was told it had been sent again, but it didn’t arrive.

Now she gets only answering machines at government offices.

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Information from: KCRG-TV, http://www.kcrg.com

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