IRS seeks to return $266 million

IRS seeks to return $266 million in undeliverable refunds and economic stimulus payments to taxpayers [IR 2008-123]:

More than 383,000 regular refund and economic stimulus checks have been returned by the U.S. Postal Service as undeliverable, IRS said on Oct. 23. This figure included 279,000 economic stimulus checks totaling $163 million and 104,000 regular refund checks totaling $103 million.

The problem is more urgent for those who have not received their economic stimulus checks which, by law, must be sent out by Dec. 31, IRS said. The agency is urging individuals who have not received the stimulus payment to check on the status of their payment immediately and, if necessary, update their addresses by Nov. 28.

This can be done by going to the “Where’s My Stimulus Payment?” tool on the IRS Web site at,,id=181665,00.html .

Individuals without Internet access should call (866) 234-2942.

Taxpayers who have not received their refund can check on its status by going to the “Where’s My Refund?” tool at,,id=96596,00.html .

Telephone inquiries can be made by calling (800) 829-1954.