TOPEKA (AP) -- Here's another reason for filing your income taxes early: Kansas has stopped issuing tax refund checks because the state's low on money.
The state Department of Revenue stopped mailing refunds on Tuesday and say the delay could last for a month.
Department spokeswoman Freda Warfield said most taxpayers have already received their refunds. The delay mostly will affect late filers and people who made mistakes on their tax returns.
The recession has reduced tax revenues, which is causing the state to deal with frequent cash crunches. State officials had to borrow money this winter from other state funds to pay tax refunds and cover public employee salaries.
Republican leaders in the Legislature it appeared Democratic Gov. Mark Parkinson was doing all he could.