An average refund of $963 is waiting for 95,746 taxpayers whose refund checks have been returned to the Internal Revenue Service as undeliverable.

The checks, worth a total of $92.2 million, can be claimed as soon as owners update their addresses with the IRS. In some cases, a taxpayer has more than one check waiting.

“Every year, many taxpayers miss their refunds because they move without notifying the IRS or Postal Service of a change of address,” said IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson, in a statement.

Taxpayers can use the "Where's My Refund?" feature on the home page of to learn the status of their refunds. To use the feature, a taxpayer must enter a Social Security number, filing status (such as single or married filing jointly) and the refund amount shown on the taxpayer’s 2005 tax return. Taxpayers can access a telephone version of “Where’s My Refund?” by calling (800) 829-1954.

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