Where's My IRS Refund
by: Rod Rice, November 17, 2008 9:11:06 pm
In fact the checks were mailed once, but returned by the post office.
"It could be that somebody moved, that somebody got married, it was student that was in transition."
Lea Crusberg is with the IRS in Houston. She says the IRS has the wrong address. All you have to do is correct it. Just go to IRS.gov and click on "Where's My Refund" or "Where's My Stimulus Check" to find out if you are owed a check and to give the IRS your correct address.
Crusberg says the vast majority of returned checks are stimulus checks.
"That's the more important one to check for first because it's time sensitive. The address has to be updated by November 28th for us to send those out by the end of they year."
And by law they must be sent by December 31st.
Click here for the list of names (PDF format) of those who are due checks in Harris, Montgomery, Liberty, Galveston, Fort Bend and Brazoria counties. You will also find a telephone number you can call if you do not have internet access.
Crusberg says the way to avoid this problem is to file your tax return electronically and have your refund deposited directly into your bank account.
"Because then the money that's due to them goes directly into their bank account and they're not put in this position."
Crusberg says electronic filing is safer then mailing and direct deposit refunds are paid faster then waiting for a check in the mail.