The IRS is seeking to return $153 million in undelivered tax refund checks to taxpayers in 2011. A total of 99,123 taxpayers are owed checks, averaging at total of $1547 per check, due to mailing address errors!
If you are one of the taxpayers still waiting to receive your tax relief refund, follow these steps provided by the IRS to get your earned income back where it belongs and how to avoid the same problem in the future!
- Use the “Where’s my refund?” tool on the IRS.gov website to look at the status of your refund and also provide information on resolving delivery issues.
- Or Call 1-800-829-1954 to check the status of a refund over the phone and to receive instructions on how to update your address.
- Make sure you report an address change to the IRS or United States Post Office whenever you move.
- Opt for direct deposit when filing either paper or electronic returns which will allow you to receive a refund directly into your bank account.
- E-file! Electronically file your tax returns to eliminate the risk of lost paper returns. E-filing combined with direct deposit is the fastest, safest means to collecting your refund.
If you still need help check out the IRS Tax Tips video on Undelivered Refunds.
To learn more tax relief news and tips visit IRS.gov and remember that staying educated on tax laws and IRS procedures is a great way to stay out of tax problems before they occur.
More Tax Help, IRS News and Tax Relief Tips:
- How to Get IRS Tax Relief from Back Taxes or Unfiled Tax Returns
- Tax Help News Round Up – IRS Amnesty, New Lien Policies, Smart Tax Apps and More!
- IRS Guidelines Help More Innocent Spouses
- Ask the Certified Tax Specialist – Small Business Back Taxes
- New Offer in Compromise Policies Bring Tax Relief