Hoosiers could see mailed tax refund checks as early as next week

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Hoosiers who still haven’t received their $125 automatic taxpayer refund can expect to see checks in a matter of weeks, state officials said.

Hoosiers across the state should also see the $200 payment approved during the special legislative session arrive soon, too.

After a paper shortage delayed the first round of checks by several weeks, all paper needed for printing has now been received, meaning checks can start going out as early as next week, said Emily Boesen, a spokesperson for the state auditor’s office.

The state agency is expected to receive data from the Indiana Department of Revenue later this week, listing recipients who did not receive their payments via direct deposit. Once that data is available, checks can be printed starting Aug. 15.

There are roughly 1.7 million checks to print, Boesen said. The state aims to have all checks printed by early October.

The auditor’s office has the capacity to print 50,000 of those per day. They take 24 to 48 hours to go through the mail process.

For all qualifying taxpayers who have not already received their $125, the two checks will be combined into one, Boesen said. Individual taxpayers will receive $325 while married couples filing jointly will get $650 checks.

“By combining the checks into one, we are able to save roughly 1 million dollars,” she told the Indiana Capital Chronicle.

Anyone who qualifies for the $125 refund will receive the additional $200, although Boesen said there will be some Hoosiers who qualify for only the $200 check. In those cases, individuals will only receive one check.

Boesen said the Indiana Department of Revenue “will be working out the logistics” on those who only qualify for one check.

Indiana taxpayers who received the original taxpayer refund by direct deposit will also get the newest payment that way. The Indiana DOR is handling direct deposit and bank information. The auditor’s office is only responsible for providing physical checks to those who qualify.

State officials asked Hoosiers to hold their questions about the payments until Nov. 1, when payment processing is expected to be completed.

The Indiana Capital Chronicle is an independent, not-for-profit news organization that covers state government, policy and elections.

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