The IRS Has $110 Million In Refund Checks For You

If you’ve moved recently and did not get your refund check, you might want to contact the IRS and see if it was returned as undeliverable.

The IRS currently has $110 million dollars in checks just sitting around gathering dust, waiting for their lost owners to come collect them.


“Taxpayers should not miss out on getting their money back,” said Richard Morgante, commissioner of the IRS Wage and Investment Division. “The IRS makes it as easy as possible for taxpayers to update their addresses and claim their refunds.”

The ” Where’s My Refund?” tool on enables taxpayers to check the status of their refunds. A taxpayer must submit his or her social security number, filing status and amount of refund shown on their 2006 return. The tool will provide the status of their refund and in some cases provide instructions on how to resolve delivery problems.

Taxpayers can access a telephone version of “Where’s My Refund?” by calling 1-800-829-1954.

Don’t let that money go to waste! At the very least you could claim it and use it to buy, like, Consumerist T-shirts or something. Soap. Beach balls. Anything.

IRS Has $110 Million in Refund Checks Looking for a Home [IRS]