Does the IRS have your money? The IRS has announced they have $164.6 million in undelivered refund checks. The checks average $1,471 and one of them could be yours.
Wrong Address? According to the IRS, 111,893 taxpayers miss out on their refunds because of mailing address errors. If the IRS does have your current address, quickly update the info and get your money!
Retrieve Your Refund: Using the IRS's "Where's My Refund" service is the best way to check on the status of your late or missing refund check. You can call them at 1-800-829-1954. Or you can visit "Where's My Refund" on The IRS Website.
In order to Retrieve Your Refund info You'll Need:
The Scam Alert: Many taxpayers are desperate, they don't know where their money is but they don't want to contact the IRS.
- Your Social Security Number
- Filing Status
- The amount of the refund shown on your 2009 tax return
There are many online scammers using this to their advantage. If you see e-mails requesting personal information like your social security number or bank account information for your tax return, beware. This e-mail is not from the IRS.