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48,000 Calif. Tax Refunds Can't Be Delivered

Dec. 4, 2012

Claudia Buck, The Sacramento Bee

Missing your state tax refund? Nearly 48,000 California taxpayers, with refunds totaling $14 million, have checks that can't be delivered, the state Franchise Tax Board said Monday.

The refunds, ranging from $1 to $35,000, were returned as "undeliverable" by the U.S. Postal Service.

"The biggest problem is people move and don't change their address (with the FTB)," said FTB spokeswoman Denise Azimi.

In the four-county area, the number of residents and the total amount of refunds are: El Dorado, 172 refunds for $41,400; Placer, 216 for $80,700; Sacramento, 1,147 for $262,400; Yolo, 160 for $53,000.

To check your refund status or update an address, call the FTB at (800) 852-5711 or go online: (click on "Where's My Refund?")

Once an address is updated, the FTB will reissue the refund.

Source: (c)2012 The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, Calif.) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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