The Internal Revenue Service is seeking 84,290 taxpayers whose income tax refund checks could not be delivered in 2005. Checks totaling approximately $73 million can be reissued as soon as taxpayers correct or update their addresses with the IRS.In some cases, a taxpayer has more than one check waiting. The average amount owed to each taxpayer is $871.

In the case of Gulf Coast residents affected by Hurricane Katrina, the IRS will expedite research into the status of undelivered payments and issue a refund check when the original is outstanding. The IRS advises hurricane victims who had been expecting a refund check but did not
receive one to contact the IRS on the special toll-free Katrina disaster line at 1-(866) 562-5227.

Taxpayers who have moved since filing their last tax return can ensure the that IRS has their correct address by filing Form 8822, Change of Address, with the IRS.


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