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Verbatim: IRS lists those who are owed refunds

Statement includes list of northeast Indiana, northwest Ohio taxpayers:

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is looking to return $164.6 million in undelivered refund checks. A total of 111,893 taxpayers are due one or more refund checks that could not be delivered because of mailing address errors.

"We want to make sure taxpayers get the money owed to them," said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. "If you think you are missing a refund, the sooner you update your address information, the quicker you can get your money."

A taxpayer only needs to update his or her address once for the IRS to send out all checks due. Undelivered refund checks average $1,471 this year, compared to $1,148 last year. Some taxpayers are due more than one check. The average dollar amount for returned refunds rose by just over 28 percent this year, possibly due to recent changes in tax law which introduced new credits or expanded existing credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit.

If a refund check is returned to the IRS as undelivered, taxpayers can generally update their addresses with the "Where's My Refund?" tool on IRS.gov. The tool also enables taxpayers to check the status of their refunds. A taxpayer must submit his or her Social Security number, filing status and amount of refund shown on their 2009 return. The tool will provide the status of their refund and, in some cases, instructions on how to resolve delivery problems.

Taxpayers checking on a refund over the phone will receive instructions on how to update their addresses. Taxpayers can access a telephone version of "Where's My Refund?" by calling 1-800-829-1954.While only a small percentage of checks mailed out by the IRS are returned as undelivered, taxpayers can put an end to lost, stolen or undelivered checks by choosing direct deposit when they file either paper or electronic returns. Taxpayers can receive refunds directly into their bank, split a tax refund into two or three financial accounts or even buy a savings bond.

The IRS also recommends that taxpayers file their tax returns electronically, because e-file eliminates the risk of lost paper returns. E-file also reduces errors on tax returns and speeds up refunds. E-file combined with direct deposit is the best option for taxpayers; it's easy, fast and safe.

The public should be aware that the IRS does not contact taxpayers by e-mail to alert them of pending refunds and that such messages are common identity theft scams. The agency urges taxpayers not to release any personal information, reply, open any attachments or click on any links to avoid malicious code that will infect their computers. The best way for an individual to verify if she or he has a pending refund is going directly to IRS.gov and using the "Where's My Refund?" tool.

Are you on the list?

County; City; Taxpayer Name ZIP code

Indiana

ADAMS; BERNE; OKEY; TAYLOR D 46711

ADAMS; BERNE; SCHWARTZ; SAMUEL E & EDITH S 46711

ADAMS; DECATUR; DANELS; BENJAMIN P JR 46733

ADAMS; DECATUR; HAMM; ELIZABETH R 46733

ADAMS; DECATUR; SEDDELMEYER; ANDREW 46733

ADAMS; GENEVA; SCHWARTZ; CHRIS K & ROSINA X 46740

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; ALVIZURES-LOY; EMILIANO 46807

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; ARMSTRONG; BRENDA N 46815

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; BADILLO; DONOVAN S. & CHRISTIE A 46807

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; BAEZ; ISAIAS 46809

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; BALASUBRAMANIAM; GOPAL & SANDYA SATY 46804

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; BANKS; DEVIN L 46816

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; BARMORE; MICHELLE L 46803

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; BARRIOS-GARCIA; IVAN 46805

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; BEACH; PATRICK D 46804

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; BEAUDIN; BART D 46825

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; BIAYI; KABANGU G 46806

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; BONTRAGER; MIKAELA R 46835

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; CAMPBELL; CHRISTINE 46807

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; CARRANZA; TIMOTEO & PAULA CHARRO 46802

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; CHAVEZ; DAVID 46818

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; CIN; HANG LAM 46806

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; COLLAZO; JUAN E JR 46806

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; COLLERA; MANUEL R 46805

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; DEVER; JON A 46805

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; DIAZ FLORES; IRENE 46807

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; EVANS; BROOKE A 46803

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; FINN; JULIE A 46805

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; GOMEZ; CHELSEA M 46815

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; GOODEN; MARCUS C 46803

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; GRANTHON; JUAN R & EVA C 46835

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; HALL; SHIRLEY M 46808

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; HAMILTON; KELSEY 46815

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; HARMS; HAROLD B 46802

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; HORTON; MICHAEL E 46803

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; HOWARD; MARY E 46818

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; JONES; JESSICA 46808

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; KEEBLER; PAUL E 46845

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; KING; BARRY 46816

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; LEE; SHAMIKA 46806

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; LESSER; JOSHUA R 46809

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; LITTLEJOHN; ROBERT D 46815

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; LOPEZ; JOSE GOMEZ 46802

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; LORENZANA; ONESIMO GONZALEZ 46806

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; LOTT; JOSEPH K 46804

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; MAMANI; SERGIO R & PAULA LARSEN 46835

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; MAPLES; JAYSON L & MARY A 46805

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; MARTINEZ; MANUELA & I RUIZ ALCANTARA 46805

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; MASUNO; TSUTOMU & MICHI 46804

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; MCNEIL; DUANE 46815

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; MINOR; MELISSA 46803

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; MORRIS; MARAVENE 46835

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; PORTEE; WILLIAM T 46807

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; REYES RAMORS; ENRIQUE 46805

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; RODRIGUEZ; EZRA I 46805

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; ROSALES; ANTONIO & M CHAVEZ PEREZ 46806

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; RUTHERFORD; RONNIE L 46885

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; SANCHEZ; JUAN & M HERNANDEZ MORENO 46805

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; SANTOS; JOSE B 46803

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; SCHEERER; JAMES E 46804

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; SECOR; KENTON A 46803

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; SHIH; CHI-HSIUNG 46825

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; SILLS; STACEY 46816

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; SMITH; TOSHIBA D & CLYDE L JR 46802

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; STONE; ROBERT J & RUTH L 46814

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; WATSON; JAMES 46806

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; WHITE; KENNETH L 46816

ALLEN; FORT WAYNE; YAN; ME RI 46816

ALLEN; HARLAN; GEIGER; ALEX R 46743

ALLEN; HARLAN; HACKETT; W & D LINDEMANN-HACKETT 46743

ALLEN; NEW HAVEN; BRANDENBERGER; ENOS E & ROSA STEURY 46774

ALLEN; NEW HAVEN; PRATER; SHAWN 46774

ALLEN; NEW HAVEN; SMITH; DONALD J 46774

DE KALB; AUBURN; HOUSER; DAVID A 46706

DE KALB; AUBURN MADDEN; JAMES 46706

DE KALB; AUBURN MOCK; JOSEPH E 46706

DE KALB; AUBURN PEPPLE; ERIC D 46706

DE KALB; AUBURN ROACH; STEVEN G 46706

DE KALB; BUTLER WOLFE; BARRY L 46721

HUNTINGTON; HUNTINGTON; BENSON; MARY E 46750

HUNTINGTON; HUNTINGTON; CHENOWETH; DUSTIN N 46750

HUNTINGTON; HUNTINGTON; PENNINGTON; KYNAN A 46750

KOSCIUSKO; CLAYPOOL; DAVIS; JAMES B 46510

KOSCIUSKO; LEESBURG; SWART; DAVID A & JO L 46538

KOSCIUSKO; NORTH WEBSTER; HEDKE; DANIEL L 46555

KOSCIUSKO; SYRACUSE; ROCKENBAUGH; AMY M 46567

KOSCIUSKO; WARSAW; ALLOORI; RAVIKUMAR & SRUJANA 46582

KOSCIUSKO; WARSAW; APPLEGATE SR; MARGARET H 46582

KOSCIUSKO; WARSAW; HAMMER; JAY W III 46580

KOSCIUSKO; WARSAW; LEWIS; PAUL P & KALENE J 46580

KOSCIUSKO; WARSAW; MITCHELL; ROBIN R 46581

KOSCIUSKO; WARSAW; MOSS; BRAD A 46580

KOSCIUSKO; WARSAW; ROBERTS; EDWARD L JR 46582

KOSCIUSKO; WARSAW; STAHLY; JASON B 46580

KOSCIUSKO; WARSAW; TACKITT; HEATHER M 46580

KOSCIUSKO; WARSAW; TEETER; LILLIAN 46580

KOSCIUSKO; WARSAW; TLAHUEXTL; SALVADOR 46580

KOSCIUSKO; WINONA LAKE; MUELLER; JOHN P 46590

LAGRANGE; LAGRANGE; MISHLER; JOHN & DORCAS J 46761

NOBLE; AVILLA; JACKSON; JUSTIN 46710

NOBLE; KENDALLVILLE; TERRY; TIMOTHY D 46755

NOBLE; LIGONIER; CORL; BRENT D & MIRANDA L 46767

NOBLE; LIGONIER; COX; TIFFANI E 46767

NOBLE; LIGONIER; SEGOVIA PADILLA; EFRAIN 46767

NOBLE; LIGONIER; THORNSBEARRY; GARRY D 46767

STEUBEN; ANGOLA; FULLER; TERRA M 46703

STEUBEN; ANGOLA; MARKS; KATHRYN E 46703

STEUBEN; ANGOLA; STROWMATT, GARRY L II 46703

WABASH; NORTH MANCHESTER; WESTENDORF; RILEE 46962

WELLS; BLUFFTON; BEER; ARTHUR D & HELEN M 46714

WELLS; BLUFFTON; LAWRENCE; FRANCIS M JR 46714

WELLS; MARKLE MOHLER; TERRY D & DEBORAH A 46770

WHITLEY; COLUMBIA CITY; MCLUCKIE; HARRIET S 46725

WHITLEY; COLUMBIA CITY; SCOTT; RYAN M & HEATHER N SHELEY 46725

WHITLEY; SOUTH WHITLEY; SCHUMAKER; JEFFREY D 46787

Ohio

DEFIANCE; DEFIANCE; AMADOR; MILAGRO G 43512

DEFIANCE; DEFIANCE; COLER; JAMI L 43512

DEFIANCE; DEFIANCE; FORD; CRAIG D 43512

DEFIANCE; DEFIANCE; SCHWEITZER; ANDREW C 43512

DEFIANCE; NEY MCCONNELL; ROBERT K 43549

DEFIANCE; NEY SCHNIPKE; NATHAN B 43549

PAULDING; ANTWERP; JORDAN; VANESSA 45813

PAULDING; ANTWERP; LLOYD; BARBARA 45813

VAN WERT; VAN WERT; HO; KENNETH CW & XIA 45891

VAN WERT; VAN WERT; MASON; ROBERT J 45891

VAN WERT; VAN WERT; SMITH; ERIKA 45891

VAN WERT; WREN; WARTHMAN; CAIN 45899

WILLIAMS; MONTPELIER; GAMBLE; REGAN M 43543

Source: IRS

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