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While it never pays to avoid paying your taxes, many Americans did just the opposite last year by overpaying on their taxes. And it cost Taxpayers plenty – the IRS had $153 million in undelivered refund checks as of November 2011.
WASHINGTON — In an annual reminder to taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is looking to return $153.3 million in undelivered tax refund checks. In all, 99,123 taxpayers are due refund checks this year that could not be delivered because of mailing address errors. Undelivered refund checks average $1,547 this year.
Taxpayers who believe their refund check may have been returned to the IRS as undelivered should use the “Where’s My Refund?” tool here. The tool will provide the status of their refund and, in some cases, instructions on how to resolve delivery problems.
What can you do to avoid the IRS owing you money, you owing the IRS money, or the IRS losing your refund check?…
- Use a tax professional to estimate your taxes for the upcoming year. It’s worth getting advice here so you don’t have to guess or worry if you made the correct calculation.
- If you don’t use a tax professional you can use our handy online tax calculators that will give you an estimate of your tax liability.
- Either way, pay right about what you expect to owe, no more or less.
- Save a small percentage of your income (above your tax witholdings) to a separate bank account via direct deposit and hold it in savings for tax time (you’ll earn interest on your savings instead of the IRS).
- File your tax return electronically and select direct deposit for any refund you have to eliminate the risk of lost paper returns or checks.
The key is using direct deposit to SAVE and get your refund. Direct deposit turns mere mortals into saving superstars, and today, even small businesses can afford direct deposit services. If you end up owing the IRS money, direct deposit will have helped you save that extra money for tax time. If you don’t owe taxes then you’ve earned interest on your money (instead of losing money to the IRS) and peace of mind from taking control of your tax finances. Plus, your check won’t get lost in the mail!
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