Here’s a switch. The IRS may have some money for you.
They do, that is, if you’re among the 91,000 taxpayers who haven’t claimed some $67 million in refunds, officials said Monday.
"There’s a ton of money sitting around," IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti said. "We want to get these refund checks back to where they belong."
The agency said some checks get returned because people moved or because taxpayers provided inaccurate addresses. Deaths and marriages are also frequent reasons for refunds to be lost.
In Washington state, some 2,643 people haven’t picked up their refunds. That’s a total of $1.8 million, or an average of about $683.
"Life gets busy and some people can overlook or forget about a refund check," Rossotti said.
Taxpayers who think they may be owed a refund can contact the IRS toll-free at 800-829-1040.
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