Uncle Sam owes about one thousand San Diegans money.
The Internal Revenue Service announced Wednesday that they have about 1,000 San Diego residence’s tax refund checks that weren’t delivered due to mailing address errors.
The total dollar amount of unclaimed tax refund checks totals $1.4 million in San Diego. On average, these refunds are about $1,082, said IRS spokesperson Raphael Tulino.
In California, 13,000 taxpayers did not receive their refunds, Tulino said in a statement.
The IRS does not contact these taxpayers through email or by phone – in fact, if individuals do receive notice that the IRS has their checks, they should be wary of possible scams.
The correct way to claim this money is to update your address, the IRS advises. This can be done online or by phone with the “Where’s My Refund” tool on IRS.gov.
They say the best way to avoid missing out on these checks is to file tax returns electronically. That way, taxpayers can opt to receive their checks directly to their bank accounts.