ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Filing your Illinois state income tax return early won’t bring your refund any sooner.

Terry Horstman, with Illinois’ Department of Revenue, tells KMOX fraud prevention efforts mean no refund until at least March 1.

“The decision this year comes as fraudulent prevention efforts from last year’s tax season illustrated the positive impact that additional delays and scrutiny had had on combating fraud and identity theft,” Horstman says.

This does not apply to federal tax returns in Illinois, only for state.

Horstman adds this has nothing to do with the Illinois budget crisis.

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