The Internal Revenue Service said that more than 279,000 economic stimulus checks, totaling about $163 million, and over 104,000 regular refund checks, totaling about $103 million, have been returned by the U.S. Postal Service due to mailing address errors.

The IRS is looking for the whereabouts of the taxpayers so it can provide them with their money. "People across the country are missing tax refunds and stimulus checks," said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman in a statement. "We want to get this money into the hands of taxpayers where it belongs."

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