After filing my 2015 taxes, it came to my attention that I may have not received my refund for the prior year. I need suggestions or advice for this mistake.
On the form where you indicate routing and account number for direct deposit, I found that only the routing number was entered (and in the account number section for that matter). My tax specialist told me it probably was mailed to me.
==== agreed;generally, If your bank rejects the refund, the bank will usually return the refund and the IRS will issue a paper check through the mail. Or when the deposit account number, SSN and NAME on the account does not match the information sent from the IRS. When the IRS gets it back, they will issue a paper check and mail it to the address on the tax return.
I verified my banking history in both of my account accounts and did not find a deposit of the refund amount from my 2014 filing.
Are there any suggestions as to what the next best course of action is? Could this potentially be fraud?
Most importantly, is it still possible to acquire those funds if I gather compelling evidence and take it to my tax specialist or IRS?=======>yes.asyou anticipated and did not have any notice of change in that year's return,you need to check with IRS if a check was sent to you and if that check had ever been paid; the IRS will gladly refund what they owe you. Call the 1-800-829-1040. You will have to identify yourself, and the answers on your tax RETURN which you hopefully sent in? Two common reasons people don't get their refund is that they either made mistakes, or moved.