IRS Tries to Find Taxpayers Who Never Claimed Refunds

By: Cody Lillich Email
By: Cody Lillich Email

The Internal Revenue Service is searching for several Brazos Valley residents---but there's no reason to hide. The agency is trying to distribute unclaimed refunds!

The IRS is looking to return $164.6 million in undelivered refund checks. The checks are because of mailing address errors. This includes more than 9,800 undelivered refund checks to Texans totaling more than $12 million.

“Every year, many taxpayers miss their refunds because they move without notifying the IRS or Postal Service of a change of address,” said Lea Crusberg, an IRS spokeswoman in Houston. “For those missing their check, the IRS has made it easy to update their information and claim refunds.”

A taxpayer needs to get their address changed in order for the check to be defivered.

The agency says the average dollar amount for returned refunds rose by more than 28 percent this year.

If a refund check is returned to the IRS as undelivered, taxpayers can generally update their addresses with the “Where’s My Refund?” tool on

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