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1st batch of tax refund checks out by Friday

(Office of the Governor) — Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios announced on Wednesday that the Department of Finance will have the first batch of tax refund checks out by Friday, Sept. 13, 2019.

Secretary of Finance David DLG Atalig noted that taxpayers, who have filed their taxes with no errors on or before April 15, 2019, can expect a tax refund check in their mailboxes on Friday.

Ralph Torres

Governor Torres thanked community members for their patience and reiterated the administration’s commitment to releasing tax refunds, tax rebates, and child tax as soon as they become available.

“I want to sincerely thank our community for their patience. Getting these tax refund checks into your hands has always been a priority, and we are very pleased we are now able to do it so that our people and their families can use it to meet their most immediate needs, spend it within our economy, or save up for future use. We are committed to releasing tax refund checks for every taxpayer,” the governor said.

Lt. Governor Palacios expressed his appreciation to the Department of Finance for its hard work and due diligence in getting this first batch of tax refund checks out.

“We thank Secretary Atalig and his team at Revenue and Taxation, Treasury, and Electronic Data Processing for working tirelessly over this last week for our taxpayers. We understand that it took some time to release checks, and we appreciate the community’s patience. We look forward to the release of the additional checks for our community within the coming weeks,” Lt. Governor Palacios added.

According to Secretary Atalig, the first batch is comprised of taxpayers who filed on time and are clear of any errors and fees.

“This first batch will cover taxpayers who filed on or before April 15, 2019. If you are not in this first batch, it may mean that the taxpayer did not file by April 15th or there were some issues from prior year tax filings or errors within this year’s filing. We remind our community to clear those prior year items as soon you can with our Division of Revenue and Taxation,” he said.

“I thank our Finance personnel under the Division of Revenue and Taxation, CNMI Treasury, and Division of Electronic Data Processing for their hard work in ensuring that checks are processed accurately and as quickly as possible. We are excited for the release of these funds so that our community can increase spending in our economy and meet important needs. That’s what it’s all about, and this administration wants to help in anyway we can,” Secretary Atalig added.

He noted that all refunds in this first batch, including Tinian and Rota, will be released in the mail by Friday.

The Office of the Governor and the Department of Finance, through the media, will notify the public of the next release dates as the checks become available.