Washington (Nov. 15, 2002) -- The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 96,792 taxpayers with $80 million in undelivered tax refund checks.

This year, a new Internet feature makes it easier for taxpayers to track down whether they have an undelivered refund. The service, which lets people check on the status of refunds online at any time, is available through the "Where's My Refund?" section on the IRS home page at www.irs.gov.

"We want to get this money back to where it belongs," Wenzel said. "It's a simple process. As soon as taxpayers get us their correct addresses, we can reissue the checks."

To use the site, taxpayers must enter their Social Security number, their filing and the amount of the refund shown on their 2001 tax return. When this information is submitted online, taxpayers see a Web page that shows the status of their refund check. Taxpayers also receive instructions about how to resolve problems, whether it’s an undelivered refund check or some other refund-related issue.

-- Electronic Accountant Newswire staff

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