Jesse Weller is with the Internal Revenue Service.
He says the U.S. Postal Service is returning a disproportionately high number of refunds for Sacramento area taxpayers as “undeliverable”.
“It’s about $800,000 and 800 people in the Sacramento region. As opposed to all of Northern California which is about 1,600 people and about twice that amount $1.6 million. And the refunds don’t expire. What happens is eventually they will be returned to the taxpayer once we get a good address.”
Weller says those undeliverable refunds are pretty hefty too. The average check is around a-thousand bucks.
Most taxpayers can update their addresses with the “Where’s My Refund?” tool on the IRS’ website.
But Weller says the best way to avoid an undelivered check is to choose direct deposit when you file your returns.