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IRS: 1,500 taxpayers still haven’t received their refunds

More than 1,500 taxpayers in San Diego County are being sought by the Internal Revenue Service - to give them money, the agency announced Monday.

Refund checks worth a total of $1.5 million have been returned as undeliverable because of incorrect addresses in the county, the IRS said. That works out to an average of $1,015 per taxpayer.

“We are eager to get this money into the hands of taxpayers, so don’t delay if you think you are missing a refund,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman.

Nationally, the IRS is looking for 107,831 taxpayers owed a combined $124 million.

Taxpayers can update their addresses using the “Where’s My Refund?” tool on the IRS Web site, www.irs.gov. They can also call (800) 829-1954.

The agency encouraged people to file electronically and choose direct deposit for refunds to reduce the problem of lost and stolen checks.