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News 2 Investigates: My Refund cards

3 years 3 months 1 week ago February 14, 2014 Feb 14, 2014 Friday, February 14 2014 February 14, 2014 5:45 AM in The Investigative Unit
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Around 30,000 people never got their Louisiana state tax refunds last year, leaving $3.4 million dollars unclaimed.

The state's "My Refund" card replaced paper checks for people without direct deposit. Nearly a quarter of Louisiana residents don't have a bank account.

If the card wasn't activated for a year, the state sent the money to the state treasurer's office, where it sits waiting to be claimed.

News 2's Investigative Unit looked into why so many cards go unclaimed each year, and will have what they uncovered tonight on WBRZ News 2 at 10.


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