What should I do if my check/draft is lost or stolen?

Allow 4 weeks from the issue date before requesting a stop payment be placed on the check/draft at "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.

Click on the above link and follow these steps:

  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 Question".
  3. You will be asked to enter the tax year, your adjusted gross income/total household resources and filing status. You must include your complete current address in your request.

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

You will receive an affidavit in the mail within 6 weeks requesting your signature as proof of the lost/stolen check/draft. Promptly mail affidavit back to the address included on the form. Allow 16 weeks for the replacement check or draft to be received. If you locate your check/draft after you have requested a stop payment, you MUST contact us before you attempt to cash/deposit it. 

Note: If you are unable to authenticate using your current tax year information, select the previous tax year information 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.