U.S. taxpayers procrastinate on filing returns this year

March 14, 2017 By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tax season in the United States is off to a slow start. The number of people filing their taxes with the Internal Revenue Service is running well below last year. The number of returns received by the agency was off 8.5 percent from Jan. 23 through March 3. And refunds were down 7.1 percent in dollar terms (http://bit.ly/2mCcpv8). These numbers are usually flat year to year, so a significant drop in tax filings means something unusual is going on. One…

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