What happens if my account was closed at the time of the deposit?

If your account has been closed, the financial institution will return the direct deposit and a refund check will be mailed to you within 4 weeks of receipt of the returned direct deposit attempt. The Michigan Department of Treasury cannot add or make any changes to the direct deposit information after the return has been received

If your financial institution cannot locate the direct deposit after 4 weeks, you may request a tracer through the Michigan Department of Treasury. A tracer can take up to 12 weeks. We will notify you of the results by mail.

You may request a direct deposit tracer by using “Check My Income Tax Info”.

For privacy and security reasons you will be asked for your Social Security number, name, tax year, adjusted gross income/total household resources and filing status.

     1. Select the option "Ask an Account Specific Question".
     2. To verify your identity, log in using the filer’s Social Security
         number and name, then choose the option "Ask Treasury a
     3. You will be asked to enter the tax year, your adjusted gross
        income/total household resources and filing status. Follow the directions
        given on the next page to request a direct deposit tracer.

Include your full name, complete current mailing address and the tax year with your request.

Note: If you are unable to authenticate using your current tax year information, select the previous tax year for authentication.  When you submit your question, explain that you selected a previous tax year for authentication. Include the adjusted gross income, refund amount and tax year for which you are inquiring.