Thursday, November 05, 2009

Have they tried looking in Mexico?

IRS: $1.4 million in refunds unclaimed in Oregon
The Internal Revenue Service has 1,310 refund checks worth $1,443,545 for Oregon taxpayers that were returned by the U.S. Post Office due to mailing address errors.

Across the country, 107.8 million refund checks worth a combined $123.5 million are waiting for taxpayers to claim them.

All a taxpayer has to do is update his or her address once with the U.S. Post Office. The IRS will then send out all checks due. Undeliverable refund checks average $1,104 per Oregonian this year, compared to $930 last year. Some taxpayers are due more than one check.

I would love to see further analysis of this. How many of these checks are going to people who used an ITIN? How many used an ITIN or SSN that was a duplicate? Are there six checks that are all using the same address?

Either there are a lot of illegal aliens who are missing their "refund" check or I really don't want the same people who are in charge of the IRS to control my health care.

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