TAX Refund Status – Unclaimed Checks
The IRS has 99,123 income tax refund checks totaling $153 million — an average $1547 per taxpayer — undelivered this year alone, mainly due to unreported changes of name and/or address, typically after a move, marriage, death or divorce. In addition, each year an estimated $500,000,000 million in IRS refund checks that are delivered but are not presented for payment and go unpaid every year.
► Taxpayers must request reissue if a tax refund check has been lost, destroyed or voided due to the passage of time — U.S. Treasury checks are negotiable one year from the date of issue.
For a search of the IRS undelivered refund database and refund reissue information complete the form below.