The Department of Revenue is switching to a more modern way to deliver important tax information to Missourians
Missourians won’t get their 1099-G letters through the mail any more, but they will get a post card telling them where to go online to get the information they need or offering a phone number they can call.
“The Department of Revenue will save roughly about $75,000 making this change, and again, we’re still providing the information to the taxpayers in a confidential and secure manner, but we’re just doing it in a different format this year,” said spokesman Ted Farnen.
Farnen says this is important information, which summarizes what you got back from the state the previous year.
“Because you have to report the income you got as a refund, it’s considered income when you report your federal taxes. So yes, it is important information, and that’s why we’re required to get that information and make it available to the citizens of Missouri every year,” Farnen said.
He says Missourians can likely expect the postcard to arrive sometime in January.
“It has the Department of Revenue’s heading on it and I think people will understand that this is not just the normal kind of sale of merchandise or anything like that that’s commonly on a postcard. I think it’s also important to emphasize that on this postcard, your personal information will not be there on the back of the post card for everyone to see,” Farnen said.
Follow this link for the secure website, or you can call (573) 526-8299