The Internal Revenue Service is looking for Kentucky taxpayers who are missing 2,740 economic stimulus checks totaling about $1.5 million and 873 regular refund checks totaling nearly $784,000 that were returned by the U.S. Postal Service due to mailing address errors. The average undelivered stimulus payment is $554 and the average undelivered refund is $898.
In LaRue County, eight economic stimulus payments and one refund were undeliverable.
They are Mitchell Embree, John Hawkins, Evelyn Jordan, Matthew M. McDowell, David Robertson, Allean W. Skaggs and Vernice C. Wilson, all of Hodgenville; Linnie W. and Joyce M. Gardner of Buffalo; and Teresa A. Newkirk of Mt. Sherman.
In some instances a taxpayer may have both an undelivered stimulus payment and a regular refund.
“People across the country are missing tax refunds and stimulus checks. We want to get this money into the hands of taxpayers where it belongs,” IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said. “We are committed to making the process as easy as possible for taxpayers to update their addresses with the IRS and get their checks. All a taxpayer has to do is update his or her address once. The IRS will then send out all checks due.”
It is crucial that taxpayers who may be due a stimulus check update their addresses with the IRS by Nov. 28. By law, economic stimulus checks must be sent out by Dec. 31 of this year.
The “Where’s My Stimulus Payment” tool on www.irs.gov is the easiest way for a taxpayer to check the status of a stimulus check and receive instructions on how to update his address.
Taxpayers without Internet access should call (866) 234-2942.