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More than five thousand tax refunds, just in Southern California, every year is considered “unclaimed” and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may be is looking for you, in this case, allow yourself to be found. Every year after the taxes season or around June, the IRS announces that thousands of refund checks have been returned marked undeliverable.

As an example, in 2014 alone, $165 million was unclaimed and the average check was $1,471. Although in Los Angeles it averages $2,145. How can this be? It turns out over one hundred thousand individual taxpayers to have neglected to inform the IRS some type of information such as an address change or the check was lost in the mail. In any case, this Californians (and thousands of people residents in the United States) have money waiting for them.

Track it Down

So, how to get your money? There are two ways. Go online to and click on the “Where’s My Refund?” or call the tool free number 1 (800) 829-1954. In both cases you will need your social security number, your filing status (single, married filing single, married, etc.) and amount of refund you expected on the taxes return.

You can change your address and have the check sent to you or have direct deposit to a checking or savings account, or several different accounts. Understand that the IRS does not pursue taxpayers owed a refund. They do not email, so don`t reveal any private information, pen any attachments or click on links from any supposed IRS representative. These are scams.

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