There are more than 25 people in Harrisburg and Concord who could come into some holiday cash if only they would contact the IRS.
That's right. The tax agency, often cast more as the Grinch than the Santa type, is looking to hand out some money in the form of undelivered tax refunds.
Nationwide, $123.5 million is due to be returned to taxpayers, the agency said. More than 4,500 residents in the Carolinas are owed more than $4.5 million, according to IRS spokesman Mark Hanson.
He said the average refund check in North Carolina is worth $1,057.
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In Cabarrus County, a total of $25,326 is waiting for folks, with an average refund of $603. The IRS did not release the amount individuals were due, but did provide their names and towns. Here is that list, according to the agency:
In Concord: Eddie Brown, Uceta Frias and Elena Ligia, Miriam G. Garza, Juan Genchi, Barron Hoggard and Christopher Houston.
Also: Darryl L. Jarvis Jr., Douglas A. Jones, Peter Leben, Linda X. and Wayne Q. Xu Liang, Macedonio Lopez-Marquez, Ma G. Marin-Candela and Emmanuelle Miller.
Also: Martin A. Perez, Matthew D. and Ashley F. Pethel, Maria A. Phoomahal, Jessica L. Riggs, Matthew S. Robey, Ariana Hernandez Tello, Julius Tidd, Luis Vargas, Jeffery M. Williams and Huilber A. Zarate.
In Harrisburg: Charles F. Blume and Ivelisse Osorio.