DRS: Good News for Taxpayers: Commissioner Sends Notices of Unclaimed Refunds

Good News for Taxpayers: Commissioner Sends Notices of Unclaimed Refunds

For Immediate Release:                                                                                               Friday, December 18, 2015

Hartford – Commissioner of Revenue Services Kevin B. Sullivan today announced that letters are on the way to Connecticut taxpayers with forgotten refunds.  More than 25,000 business and individual taxpayers have until March 1st to claim more than $6.5 million in refunds before they are transferred to the State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division.   

“With the holidays and start of a new year, it’s a great time to let taxpayers know there’s a little extra cash they forgot about,” said Commissioner Sullivan. “There are many reasons why taxpayers may forget to cash past refund checks or use refund balances paid by debit card.  But it’s still their money and we want them to have it.

As an annual process, the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) sends notices that taxpayers have until March 1 to reclaim refunds before they are sent to the Office of the State Treasurer. The original refunds were sent to taxpayers who filed returns with the state, but checks were not cashed or debit cards lapsed. After three years, unclaimed refunds escheat to the Treasurer.

Media calls should be directed to the communications office at (860) 297-5610 or emailed to sarah.kaufman@po.state.ct.us.

For more information about Connecticut tax issues, please visit the DRS web site at www.ct.gov/DRS or call 1-800-382-9463 in state, or (860) 297-5962 from anywhere.


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