Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Tax Assistance and Unclaimed Refunds

Information on Undelivered Tax Refunds in the 17th District 

Each year, thousands of tax refunds go unclaimed across the country. These checks can be issued once taxpayers update or correct their addresses with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The average unclaimed tax refund in the New York Metro Area, including Westchester and Rockland Counties, is more than $1,200.

If you are owed a tax refund, call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 or the Tax Refund Hotline at 1-800-829-1954 or visit the IRS “Where’s My Refund?” website at the following address: https://www.irs.gov/Refunds.

To update your address with the IRS, please fill out a change of address form here or call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to request to have Change of Address Form 8822 mailed to you.

Tax refunds can only be collected up to three years after the date the return was filed, so act now to ensure delivery of your unclaimed return.


Assistance for IRS Problems 

Tax forms and instructions can be found at www.irs.gov.  For problems with individual or business taxes, you may contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS).  Call TAS at (212) 436-1011(Manhattan), (914) 684-7268 (White Plains), or Toll Free at 1-877-777-4778.

Other useful Toll-Free IRS Assistance Numbers:

  • Individual Income Tax:  1-800-829-1040
  • TDD Calls:  1-800-829-4059
  • Small Business/Self-Employed:  1-800-829-4933
  • Exempt Organizations/Employee Plans/Government Entities:  1-800-829-5500
  • Tele-Tax Information:  1-800-829-4477
  • Tax Forms and Publications:  1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676)