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IRS seeks recipients for $164.6 million in tax refunds

The Internal Revenue Service is seeking about 112,000 people who owe a total of $164.6 million in tax refunds. The IRS said the average refund check was about 28% larger than a year ago.

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The refund checks, which were not delivered due to mailing address errors, are averaging $1,471, compared to $1,148 last year, the IRS said in a statement Wednesday.

The IRS said taxpayers can eliminate mail delays and errors by using direct deposit services.

Taxpayers who may be missing their refund checks can access the “Where’s My Refund” section of the IRS website or call 1-800-829-1954.