How do I find out if a older tax return check was cashed
If it was a Federal check, you can contact the IRS to see if the refund check had been cashed.
The following will help you get to a real person with the IRS:
The IRS telephone number is 1-800-829-1040, and they are available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The best time to call is early in the morning.
- The first question the automated system will ask you is to choose your language. - Once you’ve set your language, do NOT choose Option 1 (regarding refund info). Choose option 2 for “Personal Income Tax” instead. - Next, press 1 for “form, tax history, or payment”. - Next, press 3 “for all other questions.” -Next, press 2 “for all other questions.” - When the system asks you to enter your SSN or EIN to access your account information, do NOT enter anything. -After it asks twice, you will be prompted with another menu. -Finally, press 2 for personal or individual tax questions. The system should then transfer you to an agent.
If it was a State refund check, contact your State's Taxing Authority