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IRS looking to return two million to Wisconsin taxpayers

Milwaukee (WKOW) -- from IRS:  The Internal Revenue Service is looking for Wisconsin taxpayers who are missing around 2,600 economic stimulus checks totaling about $1.4 million and taxpayers who are missing around 960 regular refund checks totaling about $727,000 that were returned by the U.S. Postal Service due to address errors.  

  "In Wisconsin, the average undeliverable stimulus payment is $527 while the average regular refund sent back is $756 - that's a lot of money for families who may be looking for a little extra cash as the holidays approach," said IRS Spokesperson Christopher Miller.  

  Nationally, the IRS is looking for taxpayers missing more than 279,000 economic stimulus checks totaling about $163 million and more than 104,000 regular refund checks totaling about $103 million that were all sent back as undeliverable.  

  "People across the country are missing tax refunds and stimulus checks. We want to get this money into the hands of taxpayers where it belongs," said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. "We are committed to making the process as easy as possible for taxpayers to update their addresses with the IRS and get their checks."  

  All a taxpayer has to do is update his or her address once.

  The IRS will then send out all checks due.  

  By law, economic stimulus checks must be sent out by Dec. 31 of this year.

  The undeliverable economic stimulus checks average $583.

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