How to return an erroneous tax refund check or IRS direct deposit

There could be times when the IRS sends the wrong tax refund check. It is essential that refunds checks are returned if they are not yours.

 

What to do if you get the wrong tax refund check?

If your tax refund was issued in the form of paper check and said Treasury check has not been cashed:

  1. Type the word ” Void “(Invalid) section of signing endorsement on the back of the check.
  2. Send check immediately to the office of IRS corresponding indicated below. The place of delivery is based in the city (possibly abbreviated) shown in the last line of text in front of the words TAX REFUND (REFUND), which appear on your refund check.
  3. Do not staple, double or put loops to check.
  4. Include a note that says “Return a refund check for erroneous because (and briefly explain why returns the refund check).”

If your tax refund was issued in the form of paper check and said Treasury check was cashed:

  1. Send a personal check, money order, etc. immediately to the office of IRS corresponding indicated below. The place of delivery is based in the city (possibly abbreviated) shown in the last line of text in front of the words TAX REFUND (REFUND), which appear on your refund check. If you no longer have access to a copy of the check, call the IRS toll-free at 800-829-1040 and explain that assists you need information to repay the amount of a refund check was cashed.
  2. Write on the check or money order: Payment erroneous refund, the tax period for which reimbursement and Social Security number was issued.
  3. Include a brief explanation of why returns the refund.
  4. Reinstate the wrong refund thus could result in interest owed ​​to the IRS.

If a tax refund is made by direct deposit:

  1. Contact the Department Collection Automatic ( Automated Clearing House or ACH ) from the bank or financial institution that received direct deposit and ask them to return the reimbursement to the IRS.
  2. Call the IRS toll-free at 800-829-1040, to explain why returned direct deposit.

When the rebate amount (either by paper check or direct deposit) differs from what you expected, indicating that the IRS changed the amount, will mail a notice explaining the setting, your postal address given in the registration. Please check the warning information to determine whether the change is correct reimbursement. The notice includes a toll free number if you need further assistance.

 

IRS Addresses for Returning Tax Refunds

The addresses of the IRS are based in the city (possibly abbreviated) shown in the last line of text in front of the words TAX REFUND (REFUND), which appear in your rebate check:

  • ANDOVER – Internal Revenue Service, PO Box 9311, Andover MA 01810
  • ATLANTA – Internal Revenue Service, 2385 Chamblee Tucker Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341 Atlanta
  • AUSTIN – Internal Revenue Service, PO Box 934, Austin TX 78767
  • BRKHAVN – Internal Revenue Service, 1040 Waverly Ave, Holtsville NY 11742
  • CNCNATI – Internal Revenue Service, PO Box 12267, Covington KY 41012
  • FRESNO – Internal Revenue Service, PO Box 12866, Fresno CA 93779
  • KANS CY – Internal Revenue Service, PO Box 24551, Kansas City MO 64131
  • MEMPHIS – Internal Revenue Service, 5333 Getwell Rd, Memphis TN 38118
  • OGDEN – Internal Revenue Service, 1973 N Rulon White Blvd, Ogden UT 84404
  • PHILA – Internal Revenue Service, 2970 Market St, Philadelphia PA 19104