State Income Tax Refund Checks Still Good after Void Date on Check?


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joseph.w.pak

Can you still deposit/cash an Income Tax Refund check issued
by the State AFTER the 180 days in which it states your
check will be voided?

I recently uncovered a State of NJ income tax refund check
dated April 24, 2006. It is March 26, 2007 - almost a year
old!!

I have heard you can deposit a government-issued check
within a year of the check date. Is this true? If so,
please let me know and I will run over to the ATM tonight!

Thank you guys!
Joe
 
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Stuart A. Bronstein

Can you still deposit/cash an Income Tax Refund check issued
by the State AFTER the 180 days in which it states your
check will be voided?

I recently uncovered a State of NJ income tax refund check
dated April 24, 2006. It is March 26, 2007 - almost a year
old!!

I have heard you can deposit a government-issued check
within a year of the check date. Is this true? If so,
please let me know and I will run over to the ATM tonight!
The general rule is that after six months a bank can accept
or reject a check, at its discretion.

But if the check says on the face of it that it's not good
after 180 days, I wouldn't chance it. Ask them to issue a
new check.

Stu
 
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Phil Marti

Can you still deposit/cash an Income Tax Refund check issued
by the State AFTER the 180 days in which it states your
check will be voided?

I recently uncovered a State of NJ income tax refund check
dated April 24, 2006. It is March 26, 2007 - almost a year
old!!

I have heard you can deposit a government-issued check
within a year of the check date.
I've heard that banks charge outrageous fees when a deposit
bounces. I'd go the safe route of having the state reissue
the check. For an intermediate level of safety, call the
state and ask.
 
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Steve Foley

Can you still deposit/cash an Income Tax Refund check issued
by the State AFTER the 180 days in which it states your
check will be voided?
If the check says void on it, it's void. Your bank may
charge you a bad check fee for depositing it.

Call the state and find out about issuing a replacement.
 
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Paul Thomas, CPA

Can you still deposit/cash an Income Tax Refund check issued
by the State AFTER the 180 days in which it states your
check will be voided?

I recently uncovered a State of NJ income tax refund check
dated April 24, 2006. It is March 26, 2007 - almost a year
old!!

I have heard you can deposit a government-issued check
within a year of the check date. Is this true? If so,
please let me know and I will run over to the ATM tonight!
Clearly it's worth a try. But I wouldn't count on that
money being there till it clears (give it two or three weeks
to be sure).

Or, why not call the state and ask. What's the worst they
can say, "Nope, we'll have to issue you another check".
Beats a bunch of NSF fees.
 
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Ira Smilovitz

Can you still deposit/cash an Income Tax Refund check issued
by the State AFTER the 180 days in which it states your
check will be voided?

I recently uncovered a State of NJ income tax refund check
dated April 24, 2006. It is March 26, 2007 - almost a year
old!!

I have heard you can deposit a government-issued check
within a year of the check date. Is this true? If so,
please let me know and I will run over to the ATM tonight!
I would ask your bank if they think the check will be
honored and whether they will charge you if it is not. But
all is not lost, if you contact the state, they will issue a
replacement check. It will take them some time to confirm
that the original hasn't been cashed (unless you return it
to them), but they will issue a new one.

Ira Smilovitz
 
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Benjamin Yazersky CPA

Can you still deposit/cash an Income Tax Refund check issued
by the State AFTER the 180 days in which it states your
check will be voided?

I recently uncovered a State of NJ income tax refund check
dated April 24, 2006. It is March 26, 2007 - almost a year
old!!

I have heard you can deposit a government-issued check
within a year of the check date. Is this true? If so,
please let me know and I will run over to the ATM tonight!
can't - gov limousine liberal & the tax & spend junkies
(legislature) have spent it long time ago

void after 180 days - means take it seriously
you will neet to ask for a new refund check

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<<< Benjamin Yazersky, CPA [NJ & NY] >>>
-----> real address on hobokeni or hobokenx <-----
 
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