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Residents missing out on IRS money

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Kayla Bunge
October 27, 2008

More than 150 people in Rock and Walworth counties still might be missing their economic stimulus checks or tax refund checks, according to the Internal Revenue Service.


Checks totaling more than $95,500 were undeliverable because of address errors.


"People across the country are missing tax refunds and stimulus checks," IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman wrote in a news release. "We want to get this money into the hands of taxpayers where it belongs."


In Rock County, the average returned economic stimulus check is $536, and the average returned tax refund check is $668.


In Walworth County, the average returned economic stimulus check is $486 and the average returned tax refund check is $888.


"That's a lot of money for families who may be looking for a little extra cash as the holidays approach," IRS spokesperson Christopher Miller said.


So how do people claim their missing money?


People should update their addresses.


-- Economic stimulus checks: Taxpayers who are missing their economic stimulus check should update their address by Nov. 28 because, according to law, the checks must be mailed by Dec. 31.


The quickest and easiest way for a taxpayer to update an address is to use the "Where's My Stimulus Payment?" tool on the IRS Web site, www.irs.gov. Taxpayers must submit their Social Security number, filing status and number of exemptions shown on their 2007 tax return.


Taxpayers without Internet access should call 1-866-234-2942.


-- Tax refund checks: Taxpayers who are missing their tax refund check should update their address as soon as possible. The checks are mailed again as soon as the address is changed.


Again, the quickest and easiest way for a taxpayer to update his or her address is to use the "Where's My Refund?" tool on the IRS Web site, www.irs.gov. Taxpayers must submit their Social Security number, filing status and refund amount shown on their 2007 tax return.


Taxpayers without Internet access should call 1-800-829-1954.


To avoid problems in the future, the IRS encourages taxpayers to opt for direct deposit when they file their tax returns because it puts an end to lost, stolen or undeliverable checks, according to the news release. Direct deposit is available on both paper and electronic returns.


Click here to view a list of Wisconsin residents that have unclaimed stimulus and refund checks.
BY THE NUMBERS

Rock County


68


Taxpayers who are missing economic stimulus checks


$536


Amount of the average undeliverable economic stimulus check


$36,421


Total amount of undeliverable economic stimulus checks


27


Taxpayers who are missing tax refund checks


$668


Amount of the average undeliverable tax refund check


$18,048


Total amount of undeliverable tax refund checks


Walworth County


48


Taxpayers who are missing economic stimulus checks


$486


Amount of the average undeliverable economic stimulus check


$23,321


Total amount of undeliverable economic stimulus checks


20


Taxpayers who are missing tax refund checks


$888


Amount of the average undeliverable tax refund check


$17,758


Total amount of undeliverable tax refund checks


Wisconsin


2,600


Taxpayers who are missing economic stimulus checks


$527


Amount of the average undeliverable economic stimulus check


$1.4 million


Total amount of undeliverable economic stimulus checks


1,000


Taxpayers who are missing tax refund checks


$756


Amount of the average undeliverable tax refund check


$727,000


Total amount of undeliverable tax refund checks


United States


279,000


Taxpayers who are missing economic stimulus checks


$583


Amount of the average undeliverable economic stimulus check


$163 million


Total amount of undeliverable economic stimulus checks


104,000


Taxpayers who are missing tax refund checks


$988


Amount of the average undeliverable tax refund check


$103 million


Total amount of undeliverable tax refund checks


CHECKS WAITING

The below residents of Rock and Walworth counties have stimulus or refund checks waiting, according to the IRS:


Afton


Yoder, Joel E. and Crystal F.


Beloit


Angel, Charrity L.


Arreguin-Montes, Enrique


Brasic, Toni M.


Bruyere, Phyllis


Carnes, Joshua E.


Fadilovski, Abibe


Goldsworthy, Dora B.


Guzzardo, Brandon J.


Jackson, Erika T.


King, Christopher


Lopez, Juan J.


McAdory, Edmond L.


McCord, Melinda M.


Medis, Jacob


Perez, Jose G.


Robinson, Jerry L.


Roth, William I.


Russell, Kashinda K.


Scales, Sarah C.


Schwarz, Virginia N.


Sheldon, Minerva P.


Sims, Krystal D.


Whitledge, Kristen A.


Whitledge, Vernon L.


Wright, Maxwell J.


Zentz, Dorothy.


Zimmerman, Kayla A.


Zimmerman, Nicole A.


Zweber, Chad R.


Darien


Edwards, James A.


Ohl, Sherry J.


Delavan


Gallegos, Ezequiel and Maria E. Vidal


Gomez, Ualma R.


Heredia, Rafael


Kibler, Mark N. II


Orozco, Celia


Pacheco, Victor


Runnels, Raymond W.


Schuttenhelm, James W.


Torres, Araceli and Misael Arellano


East Troy


Brobst, Robert


Otten, Jacob R.


Wohleben, Madalyn M.


Edgerton


Jackson, Brandi J.


Jeanblanc, Rory E.


Pann, Cheng


Peterson, Bradly A.


Elkhorn


Austin, George E.


Bailey, Jacob B.


Braun, James H.


Ellison, April A.


Mascheri, Alan M. Jr.


Procknow, Dennis A.


Schaefer, Betty F.


Shroat, Eric R.


Evansville


Portelli, Linda S.


Fontana


Kosudarsua, Anna


Kozlovskyy, Andriy


Genoa City


Anderson, April N.


Hatfield, Kyllo


Pike, Curtis E.


Waz, Jan and Liliana


Wiegand, Wilbert R.


Janesville


Ahmann, Michael E.


Allison, Kevin M. and Nicole


Ames, Alan A.


Arens, Catherine T.


Brantner, Timothy.


Brazil, Brandon J.


Casique, Agustin T.


Downing, Kathleen L.


Eisele, John D.


Elnos, Franklin F.


Fuller, Shirley L.


Galvan, Chace


Goodwin, Robert A.


Gudeyon, Emily K.


Guenther, Daniel


Guzman, Simon G. and Andrea S.


Kaster, Mary E.


Kramer, Michael E.


Labra, Christopher E.


Lane, Richard R.


Lange, Robert J. and Misty L.


Lund, Dustin E.


Manhart, Kim M.


McCarthy, Daniel J.


McIntyre, Kelvin


Merritt, Thomas P. Jr.


Miller, Ronald S.


Mixon, Leon A.


Morris, Chelsea S.


Mujica, Vicente


Olson, Gladys R.


Pate, Amanda L.


Patel, Navinchandra A.


Peralta, Roberto E.


Perry, Latasha


Poe, Englelaka M.


Raufman, Bruce C.


Rogers, April D.


Roman, Lindsey Star


Rubach, Lucas J.


Schrenk, Vicki L.


Serrano, Robert K.


Solis, Jeffrey


Stevens, Christopher J.


Stevenson, Mark


Stordock, Gary N. and Angela M.


Taylor, Anthony R.


Thiele, Nicholas W.


Valadez, Tamara K. and Pedro


Votis, Megan M.


Ward, Amanda G.


Zhu, Jun Qi and Pingna Chen


Zipse, Chazz A.


Lake Geneva


Allis, William P.


Campos, Carlos B.


Cortes, Albertin


Dawley, Weston J.


Fox, Michael J.


Gregornik, Amanda


Hooker, Michael


Kessler, Sarah


Opperman, Jason P.


Pocius, Theodore F.


Rader, Matthew L.


Romano, Garcito J.


Rudakas, Mildred


Sanchez, Lourdes


Street, Linda K.


Thompson, Jeanette


Milton


Gregoire, Ruth A.


Pierce, Tammy R.


Orfordville


Cox, Ricky W. and Jerilee


Pell Lake


Cochenour, Rebecca J.


Coulman King, Katherine


Hauser, Joseph A.


Sharon


Emery, Roger T.


Meyer, Laura L.


Rosenberger, Kyle A. and Kimberly R.


Walworth


Contreras, Claudio


Whitewater


Cherry, Meghan M.


Daniels, Shedricl W. III


Hookstead, Charles R.


Lambiris, Timothy R.


Leab, Kyle A.


McKenzie, Kyle R.


Papa, Scott P.


Porras, Guillermina


Rader, Brent W.


Steele, Jarrod D.


Voelzke, Lucas J.


Wargolet, Edward R.


Williams Bay


Bond, Nathan M.and Julie A.


Schroeder, Gladys Z.



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