A bit of good news has finally hit Hawaii taxpayers. The IRS is looking to return money to several hundred Hawaii taxpayers. How much money? Well, the IRS is actually trying to return $153 million to taxpayers, and of that $700,000 of it belongs to Hawaii residents.
According to the IRS, they say that they are looking to return $153.3 million in tax refunds that couldn’t be delivered to 99,123 taxpayers nationwide because of address errors. Of that, $716,438 in refunds are due to 585 taxpayers in Hawaii.
The average undelivered refund check nationally is $1,547; $1,225 in Hawaii. This is a staggering number, and if you think you are owed money, information on how to get it back is below.
One has to wonder how 99,123 people all completed the address section of their tax forms incorrectly. Sounds to me like, those folks need a crash course in tax filing or at the very least, a better online system for tax preparing. Either way, at least the IRS is stepping up and trying to get the money back to the taxpayers.
How to Claim Your Money
If you think you are one of the taxpayers that is owed money, or just want to perform a check, then go to irs.gov and use the “Where’s My Refund?” tool. Or you can also call 1-800-829-1954.
You may have been contacted through email about something like this or something similar to it. The IRS does not contact people personally in their emails and ask for financial information, so beware of phishing scams and other schemes.
Also, don’t reply to any suspicious emails, and definitely don’t open any attachments.