With the tax filing deadline a little more than a month away, a lot of Wisconsinites are still taking their time. Only about one-third of the returns are in so far, according to Meredith Helgerson with the state Revenue Department. She says they've received about one million returns so far. It's a phenomenon she's having a hard time understanding, because the average state refund this year is up to about $666. That's a $5 increase over last year.
Helgerson says nearly 80 percent of the returns received so far have been filed electronically. This year's filing deadline is April 17th. [WIBA's John Colbert contributed this report]