Each year, the IRS says, that more and more people have tax refund checks that come back to their offices as undeliverable. This means, that the checks were returned by the postal service because someone no longer lives at the address the IRS had for them. Other times, the IRS may have inputted an incorrect street number or apartment number which caused a refund check to get returned.

Each year, the IRS says, that more and more people have tax refund checks that come back to their offices as undeliverable. This means, that the checks were returned by the postal service because someone no longer lives at the address the IRS had for them. Other times, the IRS may have inputted an incorrect street number or apartment number which caused a refund check to get returned.

The IRS mails out refund checks to the last known address for you. You can also update your address with the IRS on the “Where’s My Refund?” feature available on IRS gov. Once there, the website will tell you if there is an undeliverable check and you will then be prompted to correct your address. You can also make sure that the IRS has your correct address by filing Form 8822.
 
It is important to note, that many people who did not file a tax return because their wages were below the filing requirement, the Internal Revenue Service may still have some money for you, says Edward Palonek , founder of foundmoney.com, a company that has been providing information on lost and forgotten money on the internet since 1995.

There are people that earn income and may have income taxes withheld from their checks but are not required to file a tax return because they have too little income. In this case, they can claim a refund for the tax withheld from their pay.

In other cases, employees may not have had any tax withheld but you would still be eligible for the refundable Earned Income Tax Credit. You must file a tax return however, to claim it. This must be done no later than three years from the due date of the return.  If no return is filed, within three years, the credit can never be claimed again. There is no penalty assessed by the IRS for filing a late return qualifying for a refund.

If you are expecting a refund but have not received it yet you should contact the IRS office, or simply go to their website to check the status. The site will tell them if their refund was sent and how to go about claiming the check they didn't receive.

The undelivered checks are not simply from tax refunds but also include advance payments of an increase in the Child Tax Credit. You have limited time for mailing these payments, so you must act quickly otherwise you will lose it.

Refund checks are mailed to your last known address. Checks are returned to the IRS if you move without notifying the IRS or the U.S. Postal Service.

You can also ensure the IRS has your correct address by filing Form 8822, Change of Address, which is available on the irs website.

Every dollar counts in difficult times like these so may sure to update your address with the IRS and any other financial institutions that may be holding money for you to make sure that it does not get classified as unclaimed, say Palonek.

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