CHICAGO (CBS) — Due to a spike in fraudulent filings, Illinois has delayed processing state income tax returns.
State revenue departments across the U.S. have reported a rise in filings using stolen personal information.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Second Sunday Night Tornado Confirmed; Cool And Clear Monday Night
TurboTax has temporarily stopped processing state income tax returns for the same reason.
In response to the increase in fraud, the Illinois Department of Revenue has been installing safeguards to prevent identity theft when tax returns are filed.READ MORE: LIVE UPDATES: 130 Homes Damaged In Tornado In West, Southwest Suburbs As Dangerous Storms Hit Chicago Area Sunday Night
“We continue to ask people just to be patient. We’re taking these extra measures to protect them, and to ensure that their tax return gets to them, and not to somebody else,” Illinois Department of Revenue spokesman Terry Horstman said.