Rhode Island’s Division of Taxation became a literal Mickey Mouse outfit this week when 176 refund checks had been by accident mailed out bearing the cartoon character’s “signature.”
The checks, mailed Monday, had been signed “Mickey Mouse” the place Common Treasurer Seth Magaziner’s title belonged, and “Walt Disney” within the spot reserved for State Controller Peter Keenan, based on a number of studies.
The “take a look at signatures” had been mistakenly misprinted on the checks because of a “technical error” within the state’s automated refund examine printing system, Division of Income chief of workers Jade Borgeson defined in a press release.
“On account of a technical error within the Division of Taxation’s automated refund examine printing system, roughly 176 checks with invalid signature traces had been printed and mailed to taxpayers on Monday 7/27/2020,” Borgeson stated.
“The invalid signature traces had been incorrectly sourced from the Division’s take a look at print recordsdata.”
The misprinted signatures appeared on company tax refunds, gross sales tax rebates, and tax credit score refunds. The State additionally stated that the checks have been voided; corrected checks will probably be issued inside per week, officers stated.