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Deadline To Claim Expired Refund Checks
Thousands of taxpayers across Oregon have tax refund money awaiting them. After state checks expire, two years from their issuance date, there’s a limited window of time to get them re-issued before additional requirements apply. That window closes at the end of business on October 13th.
Each October, Revenue has to send any expired check amounts to the Unclaimed Property Program at the Department of State Lands. To claim property from DSL, taxpayers need a notarized claim and copies of identity-verifying documents. Revenue sent letters to nearly 9,000 taxpayers in July, warning them that their checks are expired and they need to request a new check before the amount is transferred to DSL.
“We still have more than 7,000 taxpayers with almost $1.7 million in expired checks,” said Vickie McCarty-Snook, Oregon Department of Revenue accounting manager. “We want these taxpayers to get their money before they have to take additional steps.”
McCarty-Snook said the most common reasons for not cashing a refund check are misplacement of the check and having an incorrect mailing address on file with Revenue. Visit www.oregon.gov/dor to get forms, check the status of a refund or make payments. Call 503-378-4988 or 800-356-4222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional assistance. For TTY for hearing or speech impaired, call 800-886-7204.