Senate Taxes Committee Chair Ann Rest Says Nearly 150,000 Uncashed Tax Rebate Checks Will Be Re-issued to Minnesota Taxpayers
Senator Says State Will Conduct Aggressive Outreach Effort to Ensure Taxpayers Get Tax Benefits Enacted This Year
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Senate Taxes Committee Chair Ann Rest (DFL-New Hope) said today that the state will soon reissue nearly 150,000 uncashed tax rebate checks first issued in August and September because they expired after 60 days.
Senator Rest, who authored the tax legislation that sent nearly $1 billion in one-time tax rebates to more than 2 million Minnesota families, said the checks are worth up to $1,300 for households with three children. She said the Department of Revenue will reissue the uncashed checks in two batches starting this week, with a second batch going out in early December.
“We want to make sure every Minnesotan gets the tax benefits they are entitled to under the bill we enacted this year,” said Senator Rest. “We know that some uncashed checks may have been disregarded by recipients because they came in plain envelopes. There will be an aggressive outreach effort by the state to ensure every qualified taxpayer in Minnesota knows what to look for this time around and gets the rebate they are entitled to.”
Senator Rest said the Minnesota Department of Revenue will work with taxpayers who are eligible but did not get their rebate check. Any unclaimed rebate payments will eventually be handed over to the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s Unclaimed Property Division, where eligible Minnesotans can go to claim them.