INDIANAPOLIS — All Indiana automatic taxpayer refund checks – more than 1.5 million – have been printed and mailed, Indiana State Auditor Tera Klutz announced Thursday.
“We successfully completed printing on September 21 and sent the last batch of automatic taxpayer refund checks to the postal service on September 22,” Klutz said in a statement. “Most Hoosiers who filed a 2020 tax return in 2021, should have received their automatic taxpayer refund via direct deposit or mailed check by now.”
The state auditor said her office is aware that many people may still need assistance claiming their refund.
"Due to the checks being issued from the 2020 Indiana tax return, some recipients have passed away or moved, and we are working to get those checks reissued to the proper name and address," Klutz said.
Those who quality for the automatic taxpayer refund and have not received a direct deposit or mailed check are encouraged to contact the Indiana Department of Revenue directly after Nov. 1 to allow time for returned mail to process.
"We are within expectations at this point and just happy that it went so smoothly. In fact, it went ahead of schedule. We were able to bump some to the weekends and process them, and maybe a couple batches a day, which we weren't expecting to do," Klutz said.
Klutz said her office is aware a number of people may still need assistance claiming their refund. It's been over two years since those returns were filed and some people have moved. She said the auditor's office has also gotten hundreds of calls a day from family members of deceased people.
State leaders say if you received a check for a deceased family member, you should fill out this state form, include a copy of the death certificate and mail the original check back to the auditor's office. Then, a new check will be reissued to the living family member.
Another common concern, according to state leaders, pertains to Hoosiers who received a joint check with a spouse, but the two are no longer together.
In that case, Hoosiers should mail the original check, along with a written request to divide the refund, to:
Indiana Department of Revenue
Attn: Non-Responsible Spouse
PO Box 7202
Indianapolis, IN 46207
Lastly, if a refund check is damaged during production or mailing, Hoosiers can mail in this form to receive a new check.
If you still haven't received a check by November, call the state auditor's office and they will help.
More information, including forms to claim your refund, can be found on the Indiana Auditor of State's website.
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