Several hundred Iowans must have way too much money — as they never bothered to cash their federal tax refund checks this year. Christoper Miller, a spokesman for the Internal Revenue Service, says the agency is holding checks for 384 Iowans that were, for whatever reason, returned to the I-R-S as undeliverable.
In Iowa, there are more than 200-thousand dollars in undelivered checks. They average around 624-dollars. Some are as low as just one-dollar but one is as large as 84-hundred. Miller says there are many reasons why those checks may not have gotten into the hands of deserving Iowa taxpayers. He says it’s usually a “life-changing” sort of situation — someone may have moved or gotten married and forgot to remind the I-R-S of their change of address.
Miller says Iowans who don’t remember if they cashed their tax refund check earlier this year can quickly learn if they’re on the list. He say you can go to the website “www.irs.gov” and go to the “Where’s My Refund?” section to determine your status and if your contact information is up to date. You can also call 800-829-1040 to talk to a real person.