LANSING (AP) – A tax refund from the state of Michigan could require more than just filing a return.

The Treasury Department says it wants to protect taxpayers from identity theft. Some taxpayers will receive a letter asking them to confirm their identity through a short online quiz.

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Refunds will be released in 14 to 21 days if the identity is confirmed.

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Treasurer Nick Khouri says it’s an efficient way to stop fraud while minimizing the impact on taxpayers. More information on the quiz can be found online at http://www.michigan.gov/taxes .

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