IRS seeks 29 Carlton County residents owed refunds and stimulus checks
Twenty-nine Carlton County residents are on a list to get what's coming to them. And that 'what' is cash from the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS has 17 stimulus checks that were returned to sender. The average amount is $531 and together they ...
Twenty-nine Carlton County residents are on a list to get what's coming to them. And that 'what' is cash from the Internal Revenue Service.
The IRS has 17 stimulus checks that were returned to sender. The average amount is $531 and together they total $9,023.
But if those people don't contact the IRS by Nov. 28, they won't see the money this year. Yet there's still a chance, IRS spokeswoman Carrie Resch said, that they could apply for a stimulus check as a tax credit on next year's taxes.
Twelve regular tax refunds bounced back county-wide, too, Resch said.
Unlike the stimulus checks, tax refunds don't expire. Individuals who don't receive them this year can reapply when they do their taxes next year, Resch said.
After repeated attempts to send a letter to the address on the tax return, and the addresses on W-2 forms, the IRS publically announces the names of people to whom it is trying to send a stimulus check or tax refund. But the agency never calls people or e-mails them, so if taxpayers receive a call or e-mail purportedly from the IRS, there's a good chance it's a scam, Resch said.
Those who aren't on the list, but never received a stimulus check and want to find out why, can call (800) 829-1040.
To see if you or someone you know is on the list, click on the link with this story. If you are on the list, or simply want to check out where your check is, visit the stimulus and tax return page at www.irs.gov , or call (866) 234-2942.
If you're trying to have your tax refund routed to the right place, call (800) 829-1954.
The IRS encourages taxpayers to choose direct deposit when they file their return because it puts an end to lost, stolen or undeliverable checks. Taxpayers can receive refunds directly into personal checking or savings accounts. Direct deposit is available for filers of both paper and electronic returns.