Bay City News Service
The state Franchise Tax Board is urging Bay Area residents who may have moved or not updated their addresses to check if the state owes them any
income tax refunds.
The board announced this week that it is holding more than $14 million in refunds statewide.
Nearly 48,000 refunds, ranging from $1 to $35,000, were returned by the U.S. Postal Service, board officials said.
In the Bay Area, nearly $496,000 is owed to San Francisco County taxpayers, while more $590,000 in tax returns went undelivered in Santa Clara County.
In Alameda and Contra Costa counties, the board wants to return more than $440,000 and $254,000, respectively.
Taxpayers expecting a state refund that has yet to arrive can check their status at https://www.ftb.ca.gov/online/myacct/.
Those who have moved and have not yet updated their address can also do so online. The board re-issues returned refunds automatically once a new address is filed.