Tax QuestionsCategory: IRS Reference CodesWhat does IRS Reference Code 1461 mean?
Veronika Greenwell asked 7 months ago

What does IRS Reference Code 1461 mean?

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TaxMax answered 7 months ago

IRS Reference Code 1461 – The taxpayer is advised their refund check was mailed undelivered by the Postal Service. The taxpayer is provided the option to update their address online. Check account to determine if the taxpayer changed their address online. If the address is changed, advise taxpayer their request is being processed. If the taxpayer did not change their address, follow instructions in IRM 21.4.3.4.3, Undeliverable Refund Checks.

What does IRS Reference Code 1461 mean?

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IRS uses code 1461 to indicate that the refund check was mailed and was returned as undeliverable. The taxpayer is provided the option to update their address online. Check account to determine if the taxpayer changed their address online. If the address is changed, advise taxpayer their request is being processed. If the taxpayer did not change their address

What to do next if you see IRS Reference Code 1461?

Check your return address is determined to be incorrect. You can update your address online. If the address is changed, or If the taxpayer did not change their address, you will need to contact the IRS to have the check reissued Call IRS at 800-829-1954 (toll-free) and either use the automated system or speak with an agent.

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