E-filing and computers have definitely sped up the tax filing process.
But for some Kansans., it may feel like we're still writing everything down with pen and paper.
More than two months after the filing deadline, the state still has millions of dollars in refunds to give out.
There are nearly 20,700 Kansas tax returns that have been filed, but not yet processed, according to Jeannine Koranda, spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Revenue.
That adds up to just over $10 million dollars in refunds owed.
For perspective, the number of unprocessed returns is about 1.4% of the total number submitted by taxpayers.
Koranda tells FactFinder 12 there are processing delays every year. This year the stats is ahead of its 2013 pace, she said.
If you're among those more than 20,000 people, Koranda says there are three reasons why: First, you may have filed too late. Returns are still coming in.
But most likely you've been placed on what's called a work list, meaning your return needs a closer look. You're either missing paperwork or your return is being scanned for possible fraud.
Koranda said staffers are working weekends and overtime to get everything done as quickly as possible.