The state says a technical problem is to blame.
“As a result of a technical error in the Taxation Division’s automated refund check printing system, approximately 176 checks with invalid signature lines were printed and mailed to taxpayers on Monday, 07/27 / 2020. The invalid signature lines were incorrectly taken from the division’s print test files, ”said Jade Borgeson, chief of staff at the Department of Revenue.
The bogus checks included corporate tax refunds, sales tax rebates and tax credit refunds. Those who received the wrong signatures can be replaced by the state.
No information was available on whether the incorrectly signed checks had been deposited.