Your Taxes: The IRS wants YOU (to get your refund)

January 2, 2008

How does it sound to ring in the New Year with a check from the IRS? The service recently announced it's searching for over 100,000 taxpayers who are due tax refund checks.

How does it sound to ring in the New Year with a check from the IRS? The service recently announced it's searching for over 100,000 taxpayers who are due tax refund checks. In total, the IRS wants to give back about $110 million-roughly $1,000 for each missing taxpayer. The original refund checks were returned as undeliverable because neither the IRS nor the US Postal Service were notified that the taxpayer had changed addresses.

If you (or anyone you know) think you're owed a check, go to "Where's My Refund" on the IRS website. And if there's a move in your future, let the IRS know where to find you by filing Form 8822, Change of Address. Better yet, sign up right on your tax form for direct deposit this filing season. Whether you file on paper or electronically, your refund check will be deposited directly into the account of your choice.