I've heard where a couple states may have to issue IOUs or Promissary Notes to residents instead of refunds due to having budgets way in the red. My state, Maryland, hasn't publicly mentioned any budget problems, but I'm beginning to have a suspicion there may be one. In past years, when I mailed my tax return off by the first few days in Feb., I always received my refund in about 10 days. This year I mailed my taxes off on Feb. 2nd and I haven't gotten my return as of today the 24th. I'm beginning to wonder whether my state is having budget problems they haven't made public. Maybe waiting for some of President Obama's stimulus funds to start flowing into the state before refunds are sent out? Anyone else having doubts about getting their state refunds in as timely a manner as in past years?