Before you get excited about that second tax refund check, check this out. It has just been announced that the City of Detroit accidentally issued hundreds of bad checks to people anticipating refunds this year. Get the full story below!
Hundreds of people expecting a tax refund from Detroit got two identical checks for the same amount.
The problem: Only one check is good — and it’s not obvious.
The city is pledging to reimburse anyone who got hit with a bank charge after cashing a check that wasn’t valid. Bill Nowling, a spokesman for the emergency manager, tells The Associated Press it’s an “oversight” that shouldn’t have happened.
He says 924 bad checks were mistakenly given to a contractor to be mailed at the same time as the good ones.
Anyone with questions can call Detroit’s income tax department at (313) 224-3315.