OT? Checks arrive at wrong address

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Sales tax rebate checks arrive at wrong addresses By Associated Press, 1/11/2000 19:40 MADISON, Wis. (AP) First, Wisconsin residents discarded their sales tax rebate checks because the postcard covers looked like junk mail.

Now, the postcards' claim that ''It's Your Money!'' may be a lie.

Norwest Bank, which mailed 2.5 million rebate checks starting last week, sent about 7,500 checks to the wrong addresses in several communities because of a printing error, state Revenue Secretary Cate Zeuske said.

The error was discovered through calls to the state's rebate hotline, which was set up to handle calls from people who may have thrown away the checks because of their deceptive postcard appearance, Zeuske said.

Norwest spokeswoman Sue Keyser said the bank has identified all of the taxpayers who received the wrong checks and will send a letter containing an apology, a gift and a postage-paid envelope so people can return the checks to the state.

The state will then send the checks to their rightful owners.

The sales tax rebate checks total about $700 million and are part of a $1 billion tax relief package in the state budget.


-- Martin Thompson (Martin@aol.com), January 11, 2000


That would reeeeaaally suck if you were anxiously awaiting your check like I always am.

-- Cin (Cinlooo@aol.com), January 11, 2000.

Also, hundreds of people were sent two rebate checks. The state said this will take three months to clear up and print new checks. Oh well, average check was only 320.00.

-- (I'm@pol.ly), January 11, 2000.

And the y2k connection would be...................?

-- (launch@any.movement), January 11, 2000.

Who said anything about Y2K? Just passing along information. :)

-- (I'm@pol.ly), January 11, 2000.

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Checks that looking like a "postcard" don't have anything to do with Y2K!

Regards, Bob Mangus

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-- Robert Mangus (rmangus1@yahoo.com), January 11, 2000.

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