Missouri residents already have hundreds of millions of dollars back in their pockets. The state Revenue Department says it dished out about $220 million worth of tax refunds during the month of February. Spokesman Maura Browning says that is a state record, but she says that is what is expected.
Browning says residents are receiving their refunds in an average of 3 days. She says a lot of that has to do with electronic filing. More than 70 percent of the 1.4 million taxes filed in February were filed electronically. Browning says residents can use software programs such as TaxCut to file electronically or they can do it through tax professionals. She says they can also go to the department’s Website and use its 2-D barcoding method by downloading forms that calculate the taxes, printing them off with a special barcode and sending them to the department where a simple barcode scan will open up all the information on the computer.