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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 09:07 PM

RI issues tax refunds signed by Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse

Source: ABC News

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island mistakenly sent more than 175 tax refund checks signed by Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse, rather than the state treasurer and controller.

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation uses the signatures on test files, which were mistakenly printed on the real checks and sent out on Monday, a spokesperson told WPRI-TV.

ďNo other signature lines were printed besides the two,Ē said Jade Borgeson, chief of staff for the Rhode Island Department of Revenue, which includes the taxation division. Mickey Mouse is the cartoon character that was animator and producer Walt Disney's first big hit.

The checks were tax refunds for corporate, sales and tax credits mostly to businesses, WJAR-TV reported.



Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/ri-issues-tax-refunds-signed-walt-disney-mickey-72103275?cid=clicksource_4380645_2_heads_hero_live_headlines_hed



The Mickey Mouse checks have been voided and properly signed ones will be issued within a week.

(I know this isn't earth shattering news, but figured many of us could use a good chuckle right now).

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Reply RI issues tax refunds signed by Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse (Original post)
groundloop Jul 31 OP
ZZenith Jul 31 #1
groundloop Jul 31 #2
Demonaut Jul 31 #3
pbmus Jul 31 #4
lastlib Jul 31 #5
appalachiablue Aug 1 #7
csziggy Aug 1 #9
Wolf Frankula Aug 1 #6
Hotler Aug 1 #8
Cicada Aug 1 #10

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 09:12 PM

1. Would still consider those more legit than any signed "Donald J. Trump."

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 09:52 PM

2. How true



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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 10:29 PM

3. someday they will be very collectible

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 11:47 PM

4. Getting a check from a dead man and an imaginary character would be

Kickass mind blowing....and a story you can tell for the rest of your life...

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 11:53 PM

5. When I worked at IRS, some taxpayer, thinking he was clever (I guess)

took a somewhat ratty-looking shirt and wrote "Pay to the order of Internal Revenue Service" with the amount of his taxes owed, just as you would on a check, and signed his name on it. Implying that IRS was taking the shirt off his back.

But it constituted a legal check, and we cashed it and it somehow cleared the banks.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:39 AM

7. There was a husband who did that after his wife divorced him

some people in the law field told me. It was also legal and quite a statement.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:37 PM

9. Can you cash a check written on a cow?

Can you cash a check written on a cow?
by admin 25.10.2013 2012/09


This photo recreates the famous case.


This story was written by UK barrister A. P. Herbert and is found in his book "More Misleading Cases in the Common Law". It details a courtís legal decision on whether a man, angry at having to pay a disputed tax bill, can pay his tax bill by using a cow as a check.

<SNIP>

The case of the negotiable cow is a satirical story that first appeared in the UK humor magazine Punch in the early 1900s. In 1930, it was first published in book form.

Nothing in it is true.

However, because of their realistic style, many of Mr. Herbertís stories have been thought to be true.

More: https://www.deceptology.com/2012-09/can-you-cash-check-written-on-cow.html

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:30 AM

6. He's not running.

But if Mickey Mouse runs for president, he would beat tRump easily. I've had a number of former tRumpers say, "I'd sooner vote for Mickey Mouse than tRump again."

Wolf

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:51 AM

8. Collector items, save them. nt

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:36 PM

10. Taxpayers sometimes send in checks signed by Mickey Mouse

I used to work at the IRS. Mickey Mouse,and Mickey Mouse in Italian for some reason, were surprisingly common on checks sent in in payment, and were also sometimes used as the name of the taxpayer on tax returns. I donít know why taxpayers identify with him. And what the hell is with the Italian? I donít recall any other false name used.

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