Okla. lawmaker wants refunds out within 30 days

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A lawmaker doesn't want the governor delaying tax refunds to help the state cope with budget difficulties.
State Rep. Mike Reynolds, R-Okla. City, proposed Tuesday a measure to require that refunds be mailed within 30 days of receipt of a tax return. Reynolds said the bill is needed to prevent tax refunds from being withheld in what he called a misguided attempt to deal with the state's budget shortfall.
According to Reynolds, current law allows a governor to order the state Tax Commission to delay the issuance of tax refunds until June 30. He said other states have used such methods to delay necessary budget cuts.

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