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THERE ARE NEARLY 11,000 FLORIDIANS WHO HAVE YET TO CLAIM THEIR REFUNDS CHECKS FROM THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE FOR THIS YEAR, AND THE STATE HAS RELEASED A LIST OF WHO THEY ARE.  IN SARASOTA COUNTY, THERE ARE 135 UNCLAIMED CHECKS THAT AVERAGE ABOUT $1900 DOLLARS EACH, WHILE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY THERE ARE 63 PEOPLE WHO HAVE YET TO CLAIM THEIR TAX REFUND.  THE IRS SAYS SOME PEOPLE HAVE THINGS CHANGE IN THEIR LIVES, SUCH AS MARRIAGE, RETIREMENT, AND THE LIKE WHICH HAS REFUND CHECKS BOUNCE BACK TO THEM.  IF YOU THINK YOU ARE ON THAT LIST, YOU CAN GO TO WWW.IRS.GOV AND CHECK TO SEE.  THIS ISN’T JUST A PROBLEM HERE IN FLORIDA AS THE IRS SAYS THEY HAVE MORE THAN $164 MILLION DOLLARS NATIONWIDE, AND THEY WOULD LIKE TO GET THE MONEY IN THE HANDS OF THE RIGHTFUL OWNERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.