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November 20, 2006
Albany-- The federal government may have money waiting for you. The Internal Revenue Service has nearly 100,000 refund checks totaling $92 million waiting for taxpayers to claim. The process is pretty simple.
This is the problem. More than 3,500 Georgia taxpayers' refund checks were returned to the IRS because of different situations including death, incarceration, illness and change of address.
We tried calling. We even went knocking on doors in search of anyone on a long list of Albany taxpayers from the IRS. These are people the government actually owes money. Some knocks were unanswered but we did find 20-year-old Benjamin Akumengalame.
"I filed taxes way back in February and I never got it back," said Akumengalame. He waited several months for his tax refund but by July he'd almost given up hope of getting it. He still isn't sure why it never came.
"Maybe because it was my first time filing and I'm very young at this so I don't really know much about it," said Akumengalame. But the problem happens to more people than we realize.
"It gets to that point because a lot of times when the people file their tax returns, sometimes the people move or they have life-changing situations," said H&R Block District Operations Specialist Clifford Bush.
If the check doesn't get to the right person or address, it is sent back to the IRS as undeliverable. Clifford Bush with H&R Block says taxpayers should make sure addresses are correct when they file or if there is a change, report it to the IRS as soon as possible. One easy way is online.
"If the information has been sent in the last year, the possibility exists that you can update your address from the IRS website to get it corrected," said Bush.
Benjamin will get his information corrected as soon as possible. "It gives me a little relief to know that there's a way because I thought it was the end," said Akumengalame.
He has nearly $300 waiting for him and it's better late than never. "It'll definitely come in handy very, very significantly because I'm a student and right now I can't afford to live on my own," said Akumengalame.
But he isn't alone. A check is waiting for 3,459 other taxpayers.
The IRS has $4.7 million dollars waiting for Georgia taxpayers whose returns were undeliverable. The average refund is about $1,300.
The government and tax specialists recommend you use direct deposit to ensure you get your money. To update your information and claim your undeliverable refund, visit www.irs.gov and click on "Where's My Refund?"
You will have to enter a social security number, filing status and the refund amount from the tax return. You can also call 1-800-829-1954. Taxpayers can also make sure their address is correct by filing Form 8822. That form can also be found on the IRS website.
Here is a list of people from the IRS of people in the Albany area that the IRS is trying to contact.
Ayoung, Shelley N Albany Ga 31701 Brown, Devon Albany Ga 31701 Dumas, Adrian L Albany Ga 31701 Ellis, Kayla Albany Ga 31701 Folkes, Leo Albany Ga 31701 Ford, Walter Albany Ga 31701 Kearson, Cleve Jr & Algenia Albany Ga 31701 King, Johnny L Albany Ga 31701 Lewis, Latoya Albany Ga 31701 Lockett, Michelle Albany Ga 31701 Solomon, Kimberly N Albany Ga 31701 Taylor, Charles W Albany Ga 31702 Banks, Eddie Albany Ga 31705
Brown, Johnny Jr Albany Ga 31705 Bryant, Joseph C Jr Albany Ga 31705 Carr, Orashious C Albany Ga 31705 Hankins, Luicious Jr Albany Ga 31705 Hemphill, Christopher E Albany Ga 31705 Horne, Tracy L Albany Ga 31705 Jones, Christopher Albany Ga 31705 Norris, David L Albany Ga 31705 Parks, Jerry R Albany Ga 31705 Smith, Johnnie Albany Ga 31705 Thomas, Mary L Albany Ga 31705 Wesley, Abraham C Albany Ga 31705
Akumengalam, Benjamin Albany Ga 31706 Coleman, William E & Diane F Albany Ga 31706 Murphy, Jill Ellen Albany Ga 31706
Anderson, Tyrone Albany Ga 31707 Brown, James Albany Ga 31707 Davis, Ke Andra Albany Ga 31707 Hawkins, Kodra Albany Ga 31707 Hollis, Candi K Albany Ga 31707 Jackson, Kevin A Albany Ga 31707 King, Marcus D Albany Ga 31707 Ransom, Corey Albany Ga 31707 Ware, Henry Albany Ga 31707
Gallamore, John B Albany Ga 31708 Davis, Andrew & Bernice Mosley Albany Ga 31721 Lundy, Joyce Albany Ga 31721 Tunstall, Dana L Albany Ga 31721