Many Americans are willing to delay receiving their tax refunds for up to two months if it would provide the IRS time to combat identity fraud, according to a new survey.

Bankrate.com and Princeton Survey Research Associates surveyed 1,002 U.S. adults and found that 22 percent of Americans are willing to wait patiently for up to eight weeks, followed closely by 20 percent who would wait one to two weeks. However, 15 percent who said they would not be willing to wait any additional time to safeguard against refund fraud.

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