Louisiana accidentally paid double tax refunds to nearly 66,000 people

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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana has accidentally paid double tax refunds for nearly 66,000 taxpayers amounting to almost $26 million dollars. If you got a double tax refund, the state is warning not to spend that extra money.

The state is in the process of trying to recover the money, said Division of Administration spokesman Jacques Berry.

Berry says a file ran “abnormally” causing the duplicate refunds which were discovered yesterday.

Most of the refunds were sent by direct deposit and banks are being contacted to reverse the overages.

A small amount of the refunds were placed on debit cards and those amounts are being “backed out,” Berry said.

The spokesman urged anyone who received a larger refund than what they are actually due to not spend the money.