Software blamed for Ohioan's $200M refund promise

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Posted: Mar 11, 2011 8:16 AM
Software blamed for Ohioan's $200M refund promise

Ohio's tax department says a promise that it would send a woman a $200 million refund check was a mistake due to a software glitch.

The Sandusky Register reports Denise Bossetti was among 9,700 taxpayers statewide who received Ohio Department of Taxation notices about mega-refunds. It's not clear if the other amounts were as big as what Bossetti was told to expect.

The woman from Huron in northern Ohio was sent a letter dated Jan. 24 saying her $200 million refund could not be paid by direct deposit so she'd be sent a check.

Bossetti says she and her boyfriend had a "big laugh" over the letter.

Another dated a week later explained there'd been a software error.

Tax department spokesman Gary Gudmundson says the problem has been fixed.

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Information from: Sandusky Register, http://www.sanduskyregister.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$schfrontpage?frontpage