Americans Willing to Wait Longer for Tax Refunds

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NEW YORK - A new study finds a majority of Americans are willing to delay receipt of their tax refund, if it would provide the IRS time to combat identity fraud.

According to a www.bankrate.com study released today, 78% of Americans say they are willing to wait longer, to receive their refund, due to fears of identity theft.

The study also finds 22% are willing to wait patiently for up to eight weeks, followed by a close 20% percent who would wait one to two weeks.

Only 15% said they would not be willing to wait any additional time to safeguard against refund fraud.

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