The IRS is stuck with a bunch of undeliverable refund checks and would like to get them to their rightful owners. The checks were not delivered earlier this year because of mailing address errors.
Taxpayers who did not receive their refunds in the mail and think their check could have been returned to the IRS can use the “Where’s My Refund?” feature on the agency’s website. They can also call 800-829-1954. They will need to input their Social Security number, filing status and exact refund amount.
Almost 75 percent of people who file individual income-tax returns claim refunds, according to the IRS. Most obtain them through direct deposit, as the IRS recommends. But nearly 30 million taxpayers requested paper refund checks this year. Direct deposit prevents the possibility of checks being lost, stolen or returned to the IRS as undeliverable.
Here’s an IRS video on undelivered refunds: