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800 Arkansans have 2009 tax return checks waiting for them
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These are federal income tax refund checks that have been mailed out, but returned by the U.S. Postal Service as undeliverable. Almost all are from year 2009 tax return filings.

To receive their undelivered checks, people on the list need only contact the IRS with a current mailing address. This can be accomplished most easily online via the IRS Website.

The average dollar amount for returned refunds nationally rose by 28.1 percent this year (10.6 percent for Arkansas), possibly due to recent changes in tax law which introduced new credits or expanded existing credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit.

"People in 70 of Arkansas' 75 counties are due a check. For these more than 800 Arkansans, quickly notifying the IRS of a current address could result in extra cash in time for the holidays," says IRS spokesman David Stell.

Although the total number of undelivered refund checks may seem large, that number represents about one-tenth of one percent (0.10 percent) of the 108.9 million federal income tax refund checks the IRS has issued so far this year (as of 11-5-10).

(Source: CNN)

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