Uncashed Refund Checks

On an annual basis, the Department reviews its files to identify uncashed refund checks. Checks that meet certain criteria are referred as unclaimed property to the Vermont Treasurer’s Office.

Prior to referral, however, the Department is required to send written notice to the taxpayer named on the check as notification that the property is about to be turned over to the Unclaimed Property Division. The letter is issued in February to the taxpayer’s last known address.

The letter provides information about the refund check and instructions about how to obtain a replacement check from the Department. Should the taxpayer not respond to the letter, the Department will refer the refund check to the Unclaimed Property Division. At that point, the taxpayer must contact the Treasurer’s Office to claim the refund. Learn more by visiting the Office of the State Treasurer's website for further information.

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