The IRS tried to send refunds to the names listed below but the checks were returned as undeliverable. IRS tried unsuccessfully to contact them and now IRS is allowed to publicly disclose the names in hopes that the check owners will see their names in the media or someone who knows how to contact them will.
Below the list is a press release telling how the check owners can get their money. Please let me know if you have questions or need more information, including other county lists.
Sevier Co. — 25 names due checks worth $6,181; Average Refund = $258*
PROFFITT, ALEXANDER J GATLINBURG TN 37738 SEVIER
ROSALES-OLIVERA, F & M CARCAMO-MENJI GATLINBURG TN 37738 SEVIER
SALKAY, ALEX & DEBRAK KODAK TN 37764 SEVIER
MOHAMMADION, DARYOUSH PIGEON FORGE TN 37863 SEVIER
SHIELDS, RUBYE SEVIERVILLE TN 37863 SEVIER
HOWE, GARY L & JANICE B PIGEON FORGE TN 37868 SEVIER
BOTKIN, ALEX PIGEON FORGE TN 37868 SEVIER
JENNINGS, RANDALL J PIGEON FORGE TN 37868 SEVIER
AUTRY, JIMMY S JR & CRYSTAL M SEVIERVILLE TN 37862 SEVIER
HARRISON, DELBERT F SEVIERVILLE TN 37862 SEVIER
ROBINSON, DARRYL D SEVIERVILLE TN 37862 SEVIER
COOKSEY, BENNIE JR SEVIERVILLE TN 37862 SEVIER
RODGERS, JOSHUA T SEVIERVILLE TN 37862 SEVIER
VASQUEZ-HERNANDEZ, SAMUAL SEVIERVILLE TN 37862 SEVIER
HAWKINS, MISTY A SEVIERVILLE TN 37864 SEVIER
FUNK, TERRY L & SHELIA A SERVIERVILLE TN 37876 SEVIER
MCCLELLAND, DAVID E SEVIERVILLE TN 37876 SEVIER
LANE, JANIE R SEVIERVILLE TN 37876 SEVIER
HERRON, ROY R SEVIERVILLE TN 37876 SEVIER
WRIGHT, SHAWN M SEVIERVILLE TN 37876 SEVIER
HENRY, MICHAEL T JR SEVIERVILLE TN 37876 SEVIER
SOSA, OSVALDO & FELICIA SEVIERVILLE TN 37876 SEVIER
SOSA, OSVALDO M SEVIERVILLE TN 37876 SEVIER
BIXLER, JUSTIN W SEVIERVILLE TN 37876 SEVIER
HAYNES, GERALDINE L SEYMOUR TN 37865 SEVIER
*The average refund amount is drawn from the actual taxpayer data and may, due to rounding, vary by several dollars from the result obtained by manually calculating the counts and total dollar amounts reflected.
The Internal Revenue Service is looking for Tennesseans who are due to receive a combined $1.77 million in the form of 1,849 refund checks that were returned to the IRS by the U.S. Postal Service due to mailing address errors.
“IRS wants to get these checks to their owners as quickly as possible,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone. “All you have to do is update your address to get your refund check reissued.”
All a taxpayer has to do is update his or her address once. The IRS will then send out all checks due. Undeliverable refund checks average $958 this year in Tennessee. Some taxpayers are due more than one check.
Nationwide, the IRS wants to reissue nearly 108,000 checks worth more than $123 million. The average check is worth $1,148.
Average undeliverable refunds rose by 16 percent this year, which is in line with the 16 percent rise in average refunds for all tax returns in the latest filing season. Several changes in tax law likely played a role in boosting refunds, including the First-Time Homebuyer’s Credit and the Recovery Rebate Credit, among others.
The vast majority of checks mailed out by the IRS each year reach their rightful owner. Only a very small percent are returned by the U.S. Postal Service as undeliverable.
Taxpayers can update their addresses with the “Where’s My Refund?” tool on IRS.gov. The tool 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 2008 return. The tool will provide the status of their refund and in some cases provide instructions on how to resolve delivery problems.
Taxpayers checking on a refund over the phone will be given instructions on how to update their addresses. Taxpayers can access a telephone version of “Where’s My Refund?” by calling 1-800-829-1954.
The IRS encourages taxpayers to choose direct deposit when they file their returns because it puts an end to lost, stolen or undeliverable checks. Taxpayers can receive refunds directly into personal checking or savings accounts. Direct deposit is available for filers of both paper and electronic returns.
The IRS also encourages taxpayers to 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 coupled with direct deposit is your best option; it’s easy, fast and secure.