Refunds up but barely.
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By Beth Bellor
As the extended 2020 tax season drags to a close, nearly all the touchpoints remain in the red.
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The Internal Revenue Service had received 142.4 million individual income tax returns, down 2 percent from the same period in 2019, as of July 3, the latest data available. It had processed 130.6 million returns, down 9.5 percent.