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The IRS is trying to get the word out about lost or undelivered tax refunds. As of November 2011 the IRS had close to one hundred thousand undelivered tax refunds valued at $153 million! You can avoid this problem in the future by selecting direct deposit for your tax refund.
Here’s a special number you can call to check the status of your refund 1-800-TAX-1954. I am also attaching a transcript below of a recent IRS audio alert on the topic of unclaimed tax refunds (see below).
Hi, I’m Michelle and I work for the Internal Revenue Service. Did you know that the IRS has millions of dollars in tax refunds that can’t be delivered to taxpayers? This happens every year and yes, millions. Sometimes the taxpayer moves and forgets to tell the post office or the IRS. Sometimes the address on the tax return is wrong or incomplete. Whatever the reason, the postal service returns these checks to the IRS as undelivered.
Are you missing your refund? If so go to IRS.gov and use the “where’s my refund” tool, or you can call 1-800-TAX-1954. That’s 1-800-829-1954, and next year be sure to use direct deposit. That way you will avoid an undelivered refund and you can get your money faster. Again, for more information go to www.IRS.gov
Disclaimer: This tax audio recording is not owned, reviewed or endorsed by tax attorney Jeff Fouts (TaxHelpAttorney.com), and is provided here for informational purposes only. Neither the creator or the publisher of this audio are affiliated with the Fouts Law Firm. A link to the original audio appears adjacent to all audio if you wish to contact the author. Thank you.