Friday, January 29, 2016

Lost or Stolen Refund Check?

Taxpayers can always check the status of their Federal Tax refund using "Where's My Refund?" at IRS.gov or the IRS2Go mobile app. "Where's My Refund?" is updated no more than once every 24 hours, usually overnight. If one of these apps indicates the IRS issued your refund, but you haven’t received it, your refund may have been stolen, lost, or misplaced.

If this is the case, you can ask the IRS to do a refund trace. This is the process the IRS uses to track a stolen, lost, or misplaced check or verify that a financial institution received a direct deposit.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service provides guidance on their website on the process to follow if you have not received your refund check.

  • Direct Deposit Refunds: If your refund was a direct deposit, the financial institution will get a letter within 6 weeks from the Bureau of the Fiscal Service in the Treasury Department, to verify where the deposit went.
  • Paper Check Refunds: If the check hasn’t been cashed, you’ll get a replacement in about 6 weeks. If your original refund check was cashed, you’ll receive a claim package within 6 weeks to complete and return to the Bureau of the Fiscal Service to pursue your claim.
  • Denied Claims: If your claim is denied, the Bureau of the Fiscal Service will send you a denial letter with instructions on how to appeal the decision.
If you need further assistance in tracking down your refund, please let us know.


Wrentham, Norfolk, Plainville, Franklin, Walpole, Foxboro, income tax, tax calculator, hr, irs forms, Jackson Hewitt, tax, tax act, tax return, tax brackets, income tax return, tax refund, taxes, accountant, h&r, tax return calculator, tax forms, free tax filing, federal income tax, federal tax forms, federal tax return, tax online, tax returns, online tax return, irs e file, tax return status, file taxes online, tax preparation, income tax return online, instant tax services, accountants, income tax filing, income tax forms, federal tax, estimate tax return, taxes online, online tax filing, tax services, federal taxes, what is income tax, tax filing, tax questions, online tax, e filing income tax, irs free file, free tax preparation, filing taxes, file taxes, state taxes, tax accountant, h and r, tax planning, free tax return, free federal tax filing, online taxes, free state tax filing, free online tax filing, federal income tax forms, tax help, free tax, how to file taxes, tax preparer, tax consultant, free taxes, income tax returns, complete tax, federal tax forms, free taxes online, income taxes, income tax return efiling, free efile, h&r, tax advisor, tax advice, best place to do taxes in wrentham, wrentham tax, wrentham tax planner, wrentham tax prep, wrentham income, wrentham income tax, wrentham accountant, wrentham accounting

No comments: