2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Paper Checks for Income Tax Returns (language only)

Item 465 #3h

Item 465 #3h

Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations

Page 426, strike lines 41 through 45.
Page 426, after line 45, insert:
"C. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, beginning January 1, 2013, and  through December 31, 2014, the State Comptroller shall issue individual income tax refunds only through debit cards, direct deposits, or other electronic means unless the Tax Commissioner determines that a check is more appropriate for a transaction or class of transactions.  Beginning January 2015, the Tax Commissioner and the State Treasurer shall implement procedures to allow an individual requesting a refund for the overpayment of individual income tax when filing his individual income tax return to elect on such return to have the refund check mailed to the address provided on his return.  The ability of the individual to elect such refund check shall be in addition to other methods utilized by the Tax Commissioner and the State Comptroller for the payment of such refund including but not limited to debit cards, direct deposits, or other electronic means."

(This amendment allows individuals, beginning January 2015, to elect to have their income tax refunds processed as a paper check in addition to other options currently available.)