Old paycheck found, now what?
April 26, 2011 5:16 PM Subscribe
What should I do about an old paycheck of mine I just found?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (18 answers total)
I've worked for the same small college for most of the past two decades. Today when I was cleaning up a shelf of assorted papers in my office, I found a pay envelope from nearly 15 years ago. Inside, to my surprise, was a monthly paycheck, apparently from before I switched to direct deposit.
It is possible that I lost this, and had it reissued. On the other hand, it is possible that I got it, lost it, and never realized it. (I was notorious at the time for waiting and depositing 1-3 paychecks at a time, when I got around to going to the bank.)
Would the school still have records as to if this check was ever reissued? The envelope had been opened, so maybe I did so to call it in for repayment. I know I did do that at least once.
As 1996 was a while ago, if was never cashed or reissued, would the school still be obliged to reissue me a check? What about taxes? Would I owe anything on the reissued money?