The Internal Revenue Service is looking to return $164.6 million in undelivered refund checks to close to 5,000 Southern California taxpayers.
The money is in the form of refund checks that were returned to the IRS as undeliverable.
Nationally, IRS is looking for 111,893 taxpayers who are owed a combined $164.6 million, according to regional IRS spokesperson Raphael Tulino. In addition, more than 15,700 California taxpayers are owed $23.4 million, more than 14% of the total.
In San Diego, there are 1481 checks waiting to be cashed. The refunds are work $1.53 million, Tulino said. In Imperial County, 113 checks are waiting worth a total of $97,647. In Riverside County, 800 refunds were bounced back to the IRS with $1.16 million in refunds waiting to be cashed.
Checks range from an average $864 in Imperial County to an average $1,459 in Riverside County.
“If you think you are missing a refund, the sooner you update your address information, the quicker you can get your money,” IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said in a news release Wednesday.
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