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Income Tax Refunds
2:13 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Unclaimed tax refunds to head to state treasury

More than $2.5 million in unclaimed state income tax refunds are scheduled to be deposited into the state treasury on Friday.

The Advocate reports the money will become unclaimed property, joining more than $500 million in paychecks, apartment deposits, gift certificates, mutual funds and stocks as well as oil and gas royalties currently held by state government because no one has stepped forward to claim them.

Of the 7,462 taxpayers notified by mail about their uncashed checks, 2,173 responded and claimed $1.7 million.

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Debit Card Refunds
9:24 am
Wed May 9, 2012

House: Debit Card Tax Refunds Should Be Optional

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — House lawmakers have decided Louisiana taxpayers shouldn't be required to get their tax refunds on debit cards if they don't use direct deposit.

The House unanimously agreed Tuesday to a proposal by Jonesboro Rep. Jim Fannin that would allow people to continue to get a paper check if they don't want the debit card.

Louisiana's revenue department has replaced refund checks with pre-paid Chase Visa cards for taxpayers who don't get their refunds through direct deposit, as a way to save money.

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