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Area taxpayers among many entitled to undelivered refunds

Published December 07. 2010 05:00PM

The Internal Revenue Service is looking to return $164.6 million in undelivered refund checks.

A total of 111,893 taxpayers, including 24 in the TIMES NEWS coverage area, are due one or more refund checks that could not be delivered because of mailing address errors.

"We want to make sure taxpayers get the money owed to them," said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman in a press release. "If you think you are missing a refund, the sooner you update your address information, the quicker you can get your money."

A taxpayer only needs to update his or her address once for the IRS to send out all checks due.

If a refund check is returned to the IRS as undelivered, taxpayers can generally update their addresses with the "Where's My Refund?" tool on The tool also 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 2009 return. The tool will provide the status of their refund and, in some cases, instructions on how to resolve delivery problems.

Taxpayers checking on a refund over the phone will receive 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 following lists include area residents who are due a tax refund from the IRS.

Carbon County: Crispolo and Gloria Roman, Albrightsville; Christopher Cintron, Jim Thorpe; Blaine Z. Smith Jr., Jim Thorpe; Darryl Gibson, Lansford; Elyse I. Bollinger, Lehighton; Cheryl Boswell, Lehighton; Walter Walck, Lehighton; Megan Gillespie, Palmerton; Joel Hunsicker, Palmerton; Zachary J. Alexander, Summit Hill.

Schuylkill County: Meredith McKinney, Andreas; Thomas Metzger, Ashland; Carolyn Martofel, Mahanoy City; William A. and Danielle R Weist, Orwigsburg; Thomas S. Ruzzano, Saint Clair; Karissa C. Hunara, Tamaqua; Corinne R. Miller, Tamaqua.

Monroe County: Craig S. Deihl, Kunkletown; Jesse D. Torres, Kunkletown; Willio Accilien, Saylorsburg; Naquan Aulder, Saylorsburg; Ellen D. Davis, Saylorsburg; Blake Decker Haegele, Saylorsburg; Matthew J. Mullin, Saylorsburg.

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