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IRS Trying to Deliver $270,775 to Santa Barbara County Taxpayers

Is your name on this list of undeliverable addresses?

The Internal Revenue Service is looking for Santa Barbara County taxpayers who are missing 155 regular refund checks totaling $141,385 and 233 economic stimulus checks totaling $129,390. The checks were returned by the U.S. Postal Service as a result of mailing address errors.

Taxpayers need only update their addresses once and the IRS will then send out all checks due.

Stimulus Checks

It is crucial that taxpayers who may be due a stimulus check update their addresses with the IRS by Nov. 28. By law, economic stimulus checks must be sent out by Dec. 31. The 233 undeliverable economic stimulus checks in the county average $555. In California, there are 30,911 stimulus checks, averaging $605 and totaling $18,708,831, that could still be claimed.

The “Where’s My Stimulus Payment?” tool on the IRS Web site is the quickest and easiest way for a taxpayer to check the status of a stimulus check and receive instructions for address updates. Taxpayers can also call 1.866.234.2942 for assistance.

Regular Refunds

The 155 regular refund checks that were returned to the IRS from the county average $912. California has a total of 15,824 regular refund checks, averaging $992 and totaling $15,704,484, that could still be claimed.

Taxpayers can update their addresses and check their refund status with the “Where’s My Refund?” tool on the IRS Web site. Taxpayers must submit their Social Security numbers, filing status and amount of refund shown on their 2007 returns. The tool will provide the refund status and in some cases provide instructions on how to resolve delivery problems.

To check a refund status by phone, call 1.800.829.1954.

Taxpayers not sure of which type of check they may be due should check on a potential economic stimulus check first because of the looming deadline.

The vast majority of checks mailed out by the IRS reach their rightful owners each year. Only a very small percentage are returned as undeliverable.

Through September, the government distributed 116 million economic stimulus payments with only about 279,000 checks being undeliverable. Meanwhile, the IRS has distributed more than 105 million regular refunds this year with only about 104,000 being undeliverable. In both cases, well under 1 percent of refunds or stimulus checks were undeliverable.

To avoid future problems, the IRS encourages taxpayers to choose direct deposit when they file their returns. Taxpayers can receive refunds directly into personal checking or savings accounts and the direct-deposit service is available for filers of both paper and electronic returns.

The IRS also encourages taxpayers to file their tax returns electronically because e-file eliminates the risk of lost paper returns. E-file also reduces errors and speeds up refunds.

Check, Please

The IRS has economic stimulus payment or tax refund checks for the following Santa Barbara County taxpayers, with their last known communities and ZIP codes:

Michael A. Aguilar, Santa Maria 93458
Alyson D. Alexander, Santa Barbara 93130
Pascual Alfaro and Rosa Bravo, Santa Maria 93456
Andrew S. Allen, Lompoc 93436
Luis D. Alvarado, Los Alamos 93440
Marissa A. Alvarez, Santa Maria 93454
Jose Alvarez-Medina, Santa Barbara 93105
Antonio A. Arana, Lompoc 93438
Jessica M. Arteaga, Santa Maria 93455
Nathaniel M. Ashford Gordon, Goleta 93117
Natasha Ayala, Santa Barbara 93101
Barbara F. Baker, Santa Barbara 93109
Jose L. Barba-Alcal and Shannon L. Mo, Lompoc 93436
Heather S. Barber, Santa Ynez 93460
Enrique Barrera, Guadalupe 93434
Aaron Barrett, Goleta 93117
Nicholas P. Barrett, Santa Barbara 93103
Ramona E. Barron, Carpinteria 93013
Rebeca Bazan-Herrera, Santa Maria 93458
Colleen Belharrat, Santa Barbara 93105
Erik J. Bell, Goleta 93117
Lizbeth Bello, Santa Barbara 93140
Yoav and Barbara J. Ben-Horin, Santa Barbara 93109
Ignacio Bernal, Santa Maria 93458
Keith and Christina Berry, Santa Barbara 93110
Juan Jose Bollas, Santa Barbara 93101
Elizabeth J. Boltz, Lompoc 93436
Kea J. Bower, Santa Barbara 93111
Christopher L. and Martha Z. Bowser, Santa Maria 93457
Russell W. Bridge, Santa Barbara 93101
Albert E. Brooks, Buellton 93427
Holly E. Brooks, Buellton 93427
Frances Brundall, Santa Barbara 93105
Robert Brunson, Santa Maria 93458
John W. Burrows, Santa Barbara 93101
Francis J. Butler, Santa Maria 93456
Jose M. Caballero, Santa Barbara 93140
Jennie M. Cabrera, Santa Ynez 93460
Juan Cabrera and Alexandra Gonzalez, Goleta 93117
Joanie R. Calles, Santa Barbara 93105
Lycky Calonge, Goleta 93117
Tawny Caplener, Santa Maria 93455
Carmen Cardenas, Santa Barbara 93103
Luis Carmona, Santa Barbara 93101
Tatiana Casci, Goleta 93117
Guillermo G. Castillo Jr., Santa Maria 93455
Saul Castro, Santa Maria 93454
Mocerath Cebreros, Lompoc 93436
Monica Cebreros, Lompoc 93436
Susana Chaidez, Goleta 93117
Donna M. Chappell, Lompoc 93436
Francisco Chavez, Lompoc 93436
Jairo Chavez, Goleta 93117
Veronica Chavez, Santa Maria 93458
Victoria L. Chrones and Stephen Marre, Lompoc 93436
Celso Cisneros, Santa Maria 93458
Fredrick J. Cisneros III, Santa Maria 93458
Michael D. Clark, Goleta 93117
Neftali Cobian, Santa Barbara 93110
Marlene Cokley, Goleta 93117
Nicholas T. Colacino, Santa Barbara 93109
Michol L. Colgan, Carpinteria 93013
Alan J. Concha, Santa Barbara 93110
Manuel Corona Vazquez, Santa Maria 93458
Geraldine Santamaria Cortez, Goleta 93117
Rigoberto Cortez, Santa Barbara 93103
Kevin Cottam, Goleta 93117
Norma Croft, Buellton 93427
Vicki A. Crostreet, Santa Barbara 93102
Dario L. Cruz, Lompoc 93436
Diane Cunningham, Santa Barbara 93108
Shaun R. Cunningham, Santa Barbara 93103
Philip W. Curtis, Buellton 93427
Brittany E. Dacon, Santa Barbara 93111
Janet L. Dague, Santa Barbara 93102
Steven J. and Cheryl L. Dahl, Santa Maria 93455
Terri A. Davis, Lompoc 93438
Damien Debastier, Santa Barbara 93105
Carrie A. Dent, Santa Barbara 93110
Eddie Diamond, Santa Barbara 93103
James B. and Shelly A. Dixon, Lompoc 93436
Mark W. Doyle, Lompoc 93436
Dyann M. Driggers, Santa Barbara 93101
Fausto Duarte, Santa Barbara 93105
Rosella D. Dugan, Santa Maria 93454
Efrain Duran, Santa Maria 93458
Donald D. Dwyer, Santa Barbara 93101
Rachelle R. Escalera, Santa Barbara 93103
Gerardo and Maria D. Esparza, New Cuyama 93254
Juan C. Espinoza-Perez, Santa Barbara 93101
Verenice Estrada, Santa Maria 93458
Paulo Estrada-Guevara, Santa Maria 93458
Jessalyn T. Farrington, Santa Barbara 93103
Rachel Federoff, Santa Barbara 93160
Maria A. Figueroa, Santa Barbara 93103
Mario A. Filart, Santa Maria 93458
Paul R. Flaig, Santa Maria 93454
Jorge L. Flores, Los Alamos 93440
Maria G. Flores, Lompoc 93436
John C. Forsman, Santa Maria 93454
Lorena Frausto, Santa Barbara 93101
Jennifer L. French, Santa Ynez 93460
Andy Friday, Goleta 93117
Jesus P. Galavize, Santa Maria 93458
Cesar I. Gama, Goleta 93117
Jesus Garcia Ruiz, Santa Maria 93458
Arturo O. and Martha Garcia, Santa Maria 93458
Fernando Garcia, Carpinteria 93013
Gabriel Garcia, Santa Barbara 93101
Genevieve Garcia and Egemen Alpay, Goleta 93117
Mary C. Garcia, Santa Maria 93458
Pablo Garcia, Carpinteria 93013
Laura Garcia-Barrueta, Santa Maria 93458
J. Garfias-Jacuinde and E. Segura-Var, Santa Maria 93456
Antonio Garza, Santa Maria 93457
Antonio and Maria Garza, Santa Maria 93457
Ingrid R. Gauer, Santa Barbara 93111
Dora A. Gauna, Santa Maria 93454
Denise Gaviola, Santa Barbara 93109
Mario J. Gayles, Lompoc 93436
Matt N. Gieser, Goleta 93117
Mathew L. Givens, Santa Barbara 93111
Jerry J. Glynn, Santa Maria 93455
Joseph A. Golob, Lompoc 93437
Damien T. Gomez, Goleta 93117
Anthony J. Gonzales, Goleta 93117
Joe R. Gonzales, Santa Maria 93454
Alexandra Gonzalez, Goleta 93117
Stephanie Gonzalez, Santa Barbara 93101
Victor Gonzalez, Goleta 93117
Henry K. Gralewski and Barbara Gralews, Santa Barbara 93102
Frederick C. Granlund, Summerland 93067
Joshua L. Green, Santa Maria 93458
Abelardo R. Grijalva, Lompoc 93438
Paul R. Gunn, Santa Maria 93454
Alejandra Gutierrez, Santa Maria 93458
Emmanuel Gutierrez, Goleta 93117
Manuel Gutierrez, Santa Maria 93454
Omar Gutierrez, Lompoc 93436
Shannon N. Gutierrez, Goleta 93117
Shayne J. Hale, Lompoc 93436
Robert Hambleton, Santa Barbara 93101
Murhaf Hanoun and Diyala Frej, Santa Barbara 93111
Gitte Hansen, Santa Barbara 93120
Melissa Harmon, Santa Maria 93458
Charles Alexander Heermans, Santa Barbara 93109
Matthew Heitzmann, Goleta 93117
Christa Henderson, Santa Barbara 93101
Jaclyn C. Henkey, Goleta 93117
Erynn Henson, Santa Barbara 93107
Cesar A. Hernandez Contreras, Los Olivos 93441
Imelda Hernandez Moreno, Santa Maria 93458
Abel Hernandez and Lucila Gallardo, Santa Barbara 93101
Esteban M. Hernandez, Santa Maria 93455
Jose Hernandez, Santa Maria 93454
R.P. Hernandez, Santa Maria 93456
Alejanddro Herrera, Santa Barbara 93103
Silvia Herrera, Santa Barbara 93103
Socorro V. Higuera, Santa Maria 93456
Laura D. Hoang, Goleta 93117
Tammy T. Hoang, Goleta 93117
Carolyn R. Hodges, Goleta 93117
William J. Holmes, Santa Barbara 93102
Jenelle M. Hourany, Santa Ynez 93460
Donald A. Hudson, Lompoc 93436
Jovita Huerta, Goleta 93117
Benigna G. Inzunza, Goleta 93116
Jennifer L. Jackson, Santa Maria 93455
Jesse D. Jackson, Santa Barbara 93101
Manuel S. Jacquez, Lompoc 93436
David Jaffe, Santa Barbara 93109
Aashish Jain, Goleta 93117
Joan James, Santa Maria 93455
Rosendo A. Jaracuaro, Lompoc 93436
Lorena Jaramillo, Santa Barbara 93105
Yuliana Jasso Perez, Goleta 93117
Moises Jasso, Santa Barbara 93103
Dustin Jeppson, Santa Barbara 93102
Efren Jimenez and Donaciana Hernand, Santa Barbara 93101
Matthew T. Johnson, Santa Maria 93454
Eboney N. Jones, Santa Maria 93455
Jennifer R. Jones, Lompoc 93436
Dennis R. and Carolynne D. Kelley, Santa Maria 93458
Frederick Z. Kennedy IV, Santa Barbara 93110
Jonathan L. Kennedy, Goleta 93117
Robert E. Kick and Amber Melhouse, Santa Barbara 93101
Daniel Krahe, Carpinteria 93014
Rick S. Kreikebaum, Goleta 93117
Fawn Ray Kuba, Carpinteria 93013
Drew E. Larson, Santa Barbara 93101
Jessica L. Laster, Santa Maria 93454
Roger C. Lawag, Santa Maria 93458
Ricelia M. Layus, Santa Barbara 93110
Reynaldo J. and Opelia Lazaro, Santa Maria 93454
Fidel Liendo, Santa Barbara 93103
Kimberly A. Litle, Los Alamos 93440
Marco A. Lizarde, Santa Maria 93454
Victoria Llewellyn, Santa Maria 93455
David L. Lockwood, Santa Barbara 93106
Ralph H. Lockwood, Santa Barbara 93109
Heidi A. Long, Santa Barbara 93101
Jubentina Lopez, Santa Maria 93455
Marcela A. Lopez, Santa Maria 93454
Raul Barajas Lopez, Santa Barbara 93101
Vickey A. Lopez, Santa Barbara 93101
J. Lopez-Garcia and R. Delgado De Lopez, Goleta 93117
Cecelia N. Lord, Santa Barbara 93150
Anthony S. and Lori J. Luker, Santa Maria 93458
Josh K. Lyle, Santa Barbara 93102
Maria G. Macias, Santa Barbara 93105
David Madrigal, Santa Maria 93454
Tyler M. Mahone, Goleta 93117
Tamara K. Mannion, Santa Maria 93457
Cathy Martin, Goleta 93117
Miguel Martinez Perez and Z. Martinez, Santa Maria 93454
Alain D. Martinez, Lompoc 93436
Rita A. Martinez, Santa Maria 93454
Jenifer K. Mason, Goleta 93117
Miguel Maya, Goleta 93117
Mark Mayo, Santa Barbara 93103
Roderick D. Mazziotta, Santa Barbara 93103
Anthoy M. McConnaughey, Lompoc 93437
Kathy P. McCormick, Santa Barbara 93103
Ronald D. Meagher, Santa Maria 93454
Santiago Medina Meza, Los Alamos 93440
Angel Medina, Santa Barbara 93101
Fidel Medina-Perez, Santa Barbara 93101
Conner K. Mellon, Santa Barbara 93109
Norma Y. Melville, Santa Barbara 93101
Peter J. Mendenhall, Goleta 93117
Maurilio Mendez, Lompoc 93436
Lori A. Meserve, Lompoc 93436
Kimberly E. Meyer, Santa Barbara 93101
Ricardo Miguel, Summerland 93067
Andrew W. Millar and Teri L. White, Santa Maria 93455
Brandon B. Miller, Santa Barbara 93101
Saleh Y. Mohemed, Santa Maria 93454
Alfonso Montez Montez, Santa Maria 93455
Wesley G. Moons, Goleta 93117
Emi Mora Marquez, Goleta 93117
J. Guadalupe and Isidra A. Moreno, Santa Barbara 93101
Bryan Moseley, Goleta 93117
William and Arlene T. Mueller, Santa Ynez 93460
Roy J. Munger, Santa Maria 93457
Josefina Munoz, Santa Barbara 93130
Riley L. Muraoka Goleta 93117
Daniel Murphy and Kathryn A. Basler, Santa Barbara 93101
Asuncion Nevarez, Santa Maria 93454
Roderick L. Newill, Goleta 93117
Peter N. and Michelle D. Newman, Santa Maria 93455
Robert G. Nicholson, Goleta 93117
Isabel P. Nievez, Santa Maria 93458
Matthew K. Nowacek, Santa Barbara 93101
Patricia Ochoa, Buellton 93427
G. Ojeda Lozano and B. Torres-Rosas, Goleta 93117
Laurance Olson, Santa Barbara 93102
Maria A. Osuna and Hector G. Ruckle, Santa Barbara 93103
Maureen E. Palmer, Lompoc 93436
Harold Pany and Endang Sulasih, Summerland 93067
Peter S. Parisi, Santa Barbara 93105
Hannah Parsons, Santa Barbara 93108
Aaron G. Patzik, Goleta 93117
Todd M. Payden, Summerland 93067
Michael M. Pereira, Santa Maria 93456
Gabriel Peres Frutos, Santa Maria 93454
David Perez, Goleta 93117
Martin C. Perez, Santa Barbara 93110
Theresa J. Perry, PSanta Barbara 93105
Robert P. Petersen, Solvang 93463
Ronald A. Phillips, Santa Barbara 93111
Cory Phipps, Lompoc 93436
George Anna Pierce, Santa Barbara 93101
Jack and Donna Pierce, Santa Maria 93456
Mauricio Pineda, Guadalupe 93434
Danielle L. Pittsenbarger, Goleta 93117
Donna M. Pizzorno and Daniel Kerriga, Santa Barbara 93105
Susan Pollasky, Goleta 93117
Karla Ponce, Lompoc 93436
David L. Pritchard, Santa Barbara 93110
Maxine Pritchard, Santa Maria 93455
Mark G. Quintero, Santa Barbara 93105
A. Ramos Ceja and K. Figueroa Gallard, Santa Maria 93458
David E. Ramos, Santa Barbara 93102
Rosendo T. and Eulalia Ramos, Santa Maria 93454
John A. Rawden, Santa Barbara 93103
Luke N. Remy, Goleta 93117
Virginia M. Renna, Santa Maria 93455
Jose L. Reyes Zavala, Santa Maria 93458
Erika Reyes, Santa Barbara 93105
Francisco Reyes and Leidy Rios, Santa Barbara 93101
Nicholas K. Rice, Goleta 93117
Calvin Riley Jr., Santa Barbara 93101
Armando A. and Maria I. Rivera, Santa Barbara 93105
Matthew N. Robison, Goleta 93117
Daniel Robles Madrigal, Santa Barbara 93101
O. Rodriguez Lopez and L. Panchi Petat, Lompoc 93436
Zachary J. Rodriguez, Santa Maria 93456
Roberta Roeser, Carpinteria 93013
Nilda E. Rosales, Santa Barbara 93103
Eli G. Rubel, Santa Barbara 93101
Aaron Rudolph, Goleta 93117
Ashley Ruiz, Santa Barbara 93101
German Ruiz, Santa Barbara 93101
Rafael and Silvia Ruiz, Solvang 93463
Rafael A. Ruiz, Solvang 93463
Christina E. Rumph, Goleta 93118
Hosain A. Saied, Santa Maria 93454
Maziar Salehi, Summerland 93067
Alberto Sanchez, New Cuyama 93254
J.J. and Maria D. Sanchez, Lompoc 93436
Joseluis Sanchez, Goleta 93117
Milly Sanchez, Lompoc 93436
Jennifer R. Sasso, Santa Ynez 93460
Branden L. Sauceda, Guadalupe 93434
May L. Saxe, Santa Barbara 93105
Bernard W. and Patricia K. Schnacker, Goleta 93117
Ramon A. and Erlinda Seja, Santa Maria 93456
Kendra Seoane, Santa Barbara 93101
Jacqueline E. Settles, Carpinteria 93013
William P. Sheehan, Santa Barbara 93105
Twyla M. Sherman, Santa Maria 93454
Robert Simmons, Santa Barbara 93103
Robert J. Simmons, Santa Barbara 93110
Robin M. Simon, Santa Barbara 93111
Vicente Simon, Santa Barbara 93103
Randy J. Smith, Santa Barbara 93103
Harry Snyder, Santa Barbara 93105
Eliseo Solano, Santa Maria 93458
Celso Solano-Tapia, Santa Maria 93454
Librado Solis Ramirez, Santa Maria 93456
Amir Solouki, Santa Barbara 93107
Ashley V. Speceiro, Buellton 93427
Annika C. Speer, Santa Barbara 93101
Heather M. Stebbins, Lompoc 93436
Samuel K. and Connie L. Steele, Carpinteria 93013
Lorrie Loretta A. Stone, Santa Maria 93454
Clay A. and Gloria M. Stotridge, Santa Maria 93454
Justin A. Sullivan, Lompoc 93436
Barbara Swenson,  Santa Barbara 93120
Adam J. Thompson, Solvang 93463
Nicholas E. Topete, Goleta 93117
Benjamin Torres, Santa Maria 93454
Torah E. Torres, Santa Barbara 93101
Shane Trainor, Santa Barbara 93101
Amanda L. Turner, Goleta 93117
Rachel Urbach, Goleta 93117
Elivira Urguhart, Santa Barbara 93105
Susan Urias, Santa Maria 93455
Leopoldo Vaca and Adela Medina, Lompoc 93436
Alberto N. and Rosa M. Valdez, Santa Maria 93455
Armando Valencia, Santa Maria 93454
Jaime Valencia, Santa Maria 93458
Joe V. Valencia, Santa Maria 93456
Adelaida Valle, Santa Barbara 93103
Miguel Vargas-Calderon, Santa Maria 93458
Herminio Vasquez-Lopez, Santa Maria 93458
Crystal M. Vaughan, Goleta 93117
Raul E. Vazquez, Lompoc 93436
Jesus Vazquez-Vera and L. Leon Lopez, Santa Maria 93454
Honorina O. Villa, Lompoc 93436
T.J. Villalobos and G. Mendoza Salc, Santa Maria 93458
Edward H. Walley, Guadalupe 93434
Patrick S. Walsh, Goleta 93117
Ashley J. Walters, Santa Barbara 93102
Andrew P. Webster, Goleta 93117
Rebecca Weintraub, Santa Barbara 93101
Clinton D. Whiting, Santa Maria 93454
Peter A. Wildman, Santa Barbara 93105
Danielle N. Williams, Goleta 93117
Glenn Windh, Solvang 93463
Jacob A. Wise, Goleta 93118
Rachael V. Wright, Goleta 93117
Robert F. Wright and Moraima Velaque, Lompoc 93437
Patricia Zaffuto, Santa Barbara 93105
Ronald P. Zagars, Santa Maria 93458
David J. Zarate, Santa Maria 93458
Alexander J. Zaves, Santa Ynez 93460
Darrell G. Zimmerman, Santa Maria 93456
Alex M. Zuniga, Santa Maria 93454

— Victor Omelczenko is an Internal Revenue Service media relations specialist.

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