Unclaimed IRS Refunds: Are you on the list?

Taxpayer Advisory Specialist Joe Rich says the Internal Revenue Service want to make sure taxpayers are getting all of their money.

"This time of year the IRS is trying to locate people who didn't get their refund checks earlier in the year during tax season. Christmas is coming up and we'd like to get refunds they didn't get earlier in their hands," said Rich.

Rich says there are a few main reasons why Wiregrass residents have not received checks.

"Main thing is they file a tax return and then move, or they put the wrong address on there and the post office won't deliver it and the tax refund check unless somebody is actually there."

More than 18-hundred Alabama taxpayers are still due refund checks worth more than 2-million dollars.

Both Houston and Coffee counties rank in the Top-10 in the state in highest dollars of undelivered checks.

Rich says updating your address with the IRS is important but taxpayers also have other options.

"You can ask for direct deposit into your checking account, that way the mail has nothing to do with it and refund goes straight from the U.S. Treasury to your own checking account."

Taxpayers can visit the "Where's My Refund?" tool on the website irs.gov to check on the status of their refunds.


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