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Local residents with unclaimed tax returns

Hall County

James S. and Janet S. Cornett
Aaron and Christine A. Westman
Kelsey Bragg
Guadalupe H. and Aracely L. Dimas Cruz
Jeff Hampton
James W. McGrath
Amanda Milby
Heather K. Otwell
Valeria Sanchez
Jose G. Aguilar-Martinez
Samuel Alvarez
Roberto and Ofelia Rafael Arriola
A. and E. Veronica Lotzin Avila-Arcos
Erica B. Borders
Leonides Camacho
Meredith Clark
Charles W. Cline
Aleeha Coleman
A. and C. Lopez-Sanchez Duran-Escuadra
Robert Flanagan
Jaime Flores
Jovita Montes Garcia
Jose J. Carmona Garcia
Maricelda Garcia
Jennifer R. Garmon
Stephen Heath and Karen L. Gayton
Tasha Melanie Hale
Alfredo Haros
Margarita Hechavarria
C. and M. Bello Escami Pineda Hernandez
Abel Hernandez
Benjamin J. Hewett
Darryll Hudson
Taylor L. Hunt
Kathryn N. Hurst
Jaron M. Jordan
Esmeralda Jurado-Martinez
Richard L. and Sara K. Kelley
Tina D. Ledford
Sheila A. Lott
D. and I. Benitez-Beni Lucario-San Juan
Antonio Miguel
Pilar Ortiz-Montoya
Andrew and Brooke Morters
Gustavo Naranjo
Charles Nicholson
Pedro Ortega
Cheryl P. Peterman
Suzanne M. Phillips
Arnulfo Ramirez
Omar A. Ramirez
Nathan E. Reed
Daniel D. Reyes
Cristina Rodriguez
Gladis C. Velasquez Ruiz
Enry A. Ruiz
Clayton D. Seay
Jerry L. Shuler
Max and Melinda L. Spurlin
Jairo and Luz N. Vanegas Torres
William R. Wall
Joshua Wauters
John A. Wells
Ramiro L. and Patricia Va Tovar Zuniga
Typhanie A. Ansley
Brannon Scales
Donald Tritt
Victor Castro
Oscar Navarrete

Forsyth County

George T. Anderson
Janice F. Barnes
Bert A. Corpening
Ita Ekpo
Solimar M. Cruz Figueroa
Gregory F. Fitzgerald
Amy S. Gee
Eileeen C. Green
Nicole Harris
Roberto Agustin-Hernandez
Feyvid Marrero Jimenz
Nicole M. Leblanc
Sonya Lyons
Flavio and M. Ruiz-Arreola Martinez
Roshan A. Momin
Juis A. Morales
David B. and Rebecca Parton
Jay Patel
Tarell Patton
Edwin R. Potts
Alice S. Ramsey
Bruce A. and Susan A. Smith
Taylor M. Smith
Jonathan M. Snoots
Amanda P. Stevens
Ngan Huu Tran
John C. Wing
John E. and Frances B. Witham

Jackson County

Marta Alanzor Cano
Tran-Thien H. Nguyen
Martha L. Padilla
Ana Fuentes Torres
Manuel Mil Velasco
Mark and Tina Pruitt
James K. Bedingfield
Alac C. Davis
William R. Dobbyn
Judy Ann Nalley
Taylor Wood
Raygan K. Lance

Lumpkin County

Scott W. and Loretta Baird
Sara E. Curry
John Glasco
Findlay F. Malcolm
Paul Robinson

Banks County

Mariano Negrete-Barron
George E. and Kay W. Caudell Jr.
James E. and Cathy M. Canen


Taxpayers can find out if they are due a tax refund by clicking the “Where’s My Refund” link online or by calling 1-800-829-1954. Information will be available in both locations for residents that need to update their mailing address.

If someone owed you $1,000, odds are you wouldn't forget.

However, according to Internal Revenue Service officials, nearly 5,000 Georgia residents are doing just that. Currently, the revenue department is trying to get 4,714 unclaimed tax refund checks to their proper owners.

In Hall County alone, there are more than three dozen residents who have yet to claim their annual refund check.

Although more people are choosing to have their refund electronically deposited into their bank accounts, that hasn't seemed to help reduce the number of undeliverable, refund checks.

"Out of 4 million returns filed in Georgia, a little more than 3 million were done electronically," said Mark Green, IRS spokesman.

Last year, 4,200 refund checks were undeliverable in Georgia. This year's total marks an increase of more than 500 undeliverable checks.

"In Georgia, the average undeliverable refund is $1,522. Last year the average was $1,233," Green said.

One reason the average undeliverable amount has increased is because despite filing taxes annually, a number of residents haven't claimed their refund checks for multiple years.

Changes in tax laws - including the addition of new tax credits - also accounts for higher refunds for some taxpayers.

The IRS is waiting to dole out $7 million to Georgians - $164.6 million nationwide.

Typically checks are undeliverable because the intended recipient has changed a home address - oftentimes because of marriage or divorce - Green said.

If a resident moves, without submitting a change of address form with the U.S. Postal Service, that person's refund check is automatically returned to the IRS.

To claim their money, residents will need to update their address with the IRS, either online or over the telephone.

"We'd like to get this money back to taxpayers as quickly as possible," Green said.

"All we need is an updated address and we can reissue the check."