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December 1, 2010

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P��� 36 ���.D�����M��������.��� IRS has $4.7 in undelivered refunds to Arizonans...are you one? PHOENIX - - The Internal Revenue Service is looking to return $164.6 million in undelivered refund checks. A total of 111,893 taxpayers are due one or more refund checks that could not be delivered because of mailing address errors. Here in Arizona, the IRS has $4,722,912 ‘on-the-books’ for 3,194 Arizonans. The average undelivered refund amount is $1,479. This infor- mation is based on data prepared on Nov. 16. “We want to make sure taxpayers get the money owed to them,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. “If you think you are missing a refund, the sooner you update your address infor- mation, the quicker you can get your money.” A taxpayer only needs to update his IRS as undelivered, taxpayers can gen- erally update their addresses with the “Where’s My Refund?” tool on IRS. gov. The tool also enables taxpayers to check the status of their refunds. A taxpayer must submit his or her So- cial Security number, filing status and amount of refund shown on their 2009 return. The tool will provide the status of their refund and, in some cases, in- structions on how to resolve delivery problems. Taxpayers checking on a refund over Tax Credit. If a refund check is returned to the D������� 1, 2010 cally, because e-file eliminates the risk of lost paper returns. E-file also reduces errors on tax returns and speeds up refunds. E-file combined with direct deposit is the best option for taxpayers; it’s easy, fast and safe. The public should be aware that the IRS does not contact taxpayers by e-mail to alert them of pending refunds and that such messages are common identity theft scams. The agency urges taxpayers not to release any personal information, reply, open any attachments or click on any links to avoid malicious code that will infect their computers. The best way for an individual to verify if she or he has a pending refund is going directly to and using the “Where’s My Refund?” tool. Update: Paving project on I-10 near Harquahala Valley Road Drivers can expect ten miles of one-lane traffic YUMA - Paving began Monday, Nov. 29 along 10 miles of Interstate 10 be- tween the Maricopa county line and Harquahala Valley Road near Salome. or her address once for the IRS to send out all checks due. Undelivered refund checks average $1,471 this year, com- pared to $1,148 last year. Some tax- payers are due more than one check. The average dollar amount for re- turned refunds rose by just over 28 percent this year, possibly due to re- cent changes in tax law which intro- duced new credits or expanded exist- ing credits, such as the Earned Income the phone will receive instructions on how to update their addresses. Tax- payers can access a telephone version of “Where’s My Refund?” by calling 1- 800-829-1954. While only a small percentage of checks mailed out by the IRS are re- turned as undelivered, taxpayers can put an end to lost, stolen or undeliv- ered checks by choosing direct deposit when they file either paper or elec- tronic returns. Taxpayers can receive refunds directly into their bank, split a tax refund into two or three financial accounts or even buy a savings bond. The IRS also recommends that tax- payers file their tax returns electroni- Reflexology Do you have Neuropathy, Diabetes, Poor Circulation, or Just Aches & Pains? Put your feet in my hands and let Nature start to heal. 1 HOUR SESSION $30 Behind the Senior Center, next to Cactus Curlers 735 W. Cowell Call for your appointment today! 480-532-0434 VOLUNTEER BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE TOWN OF QUARTZSITE • Municipal Utility Administrative Comm. 2nd Thursday, 9am Town Hall • Health & Development Services Board, 1st Monday, 4pm, Library •Cemetery Board, 1st Monday, 3pm, Library • Library Board, 2nd Thursday, 6pm, Library • Parks & Recreation, 3rd Tuesday, 10am, Children’s Library • Planning & Zoning Commission, 3rd Tuesday, 4pm, Town Hall • Centennial Committee, 4th Tuesday, 10am, Library • Board of Adjustment, as needed • Personnel Board, as needed • Municipal Property Corporation, once/year GET INVOLVED! Town Hall is located at 465 N. Plymouth, Quartzsite. Call Town Hall for more info, 928-927-4333. Commuters can expect the following: • One westbound and one eastbound lane will be closed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday to allow crews to access the roadway safely. • The speed limit through the work zone will be reduced to 45 mph. • Drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes. • Loads wider than 14 feet will be al- lowed to travel through the area on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, when paving operations are not taking place. Message boards will be displayed to inform commuters of construction. Law enforcement officers will be pres- ent along the work zone to control traffic and monitor speeds. Paving is expected to be completed by December 16. Recycle... Travel delays on I-10 near county line ADOT will fill cracks and apply mate- rial to protect the roadway on I-10 near Harquahala Valley Road. Over time, varying temperatures, along with traf- fic, have worn down the roadway sur- face, creating small cracks. This project will seal the highway surface, prevent- ing water from seeping into the cracks and damaging the base layer of pave- ment. Performing preventative main- tenance is a cost-effective method for extending the life of the roadway. As always, drivers are reminded to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel. about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unsched- uled closures or restrictions may oc- cur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest high- way conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Cen- ter at or call 5-1-1. ADOT works to inform the public it all adds up! Recycle your empty inket cartridges and used cell phones! Help raise funds for the local Arizona Centennial celebration! DROP OFF LOCATIONS: • Horizon Community Bank • Quartzsite Library • Senior Center • General Store • Business Chamber Sponsored by Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite Keep Quartzsite Clean and Beautiful As snowbirds begin to return home to their favorite winter nests, the Desert Messenger wishes to remind everyone not to put their trimmings/ brush in the washes. Please dispose responsibly, anytime, at the Town’s chipper yard, near the transfer station on Hwy. 95, 1/2 + mile north of the Firestation. THE TRANSFER STATION IS OPEN SUN. - WED. 7:30AM-2:30PM. Also please remember coyotes are wild animals... please don’t feed the wildlife!

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