Unclaimed kickers waiting owners

If you’re waiting for a kicker check that
never came, it may have been returned to the Oregon Department of Revenue
because it couldn’t find you.

The U.S. Postal Service returned 25,000
undeliverable kicker checks to the department. So far, 12,000 of those have
been claimed by their rightful owners.

"We still have almost 13,000 unclaimed
kicker checks," said Department of Revenue Financial Manager Ken Ross.
"We’ve posted on our website the names of people whose kicker checks are
waiting for them."

The checks total $2.8 million.

The Oregon Department of Revenue keeps unclaimed
refunds for two years. After that, Oregon law requires that the funds be
transferred to the Oregon Department of State Lands’ unclaimed property
program. You can get your refund after two years from the state lands
department.

For more information and an unclaimed refund
request form, visit www.oregon.gov/DOR/PERTAX/start.shtml or call
1-800-356-4222 (toll-free from an Oregon prefix); 503-378-4988 (Salem and
outside Oregon). The department’s call center is very busy right now, so
taxpayers may get busy signals or be on hold for extended periods.

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