What should I do if my check has been paid and I did not cash it?

In order to verify the signature on the check is not yours, request a copy of the paid check at "Check My Income Tax Info".

A copy of the cashed check will be sent to you along with a verification form. If the signature is not yours, complete the form (as instructed) and return to the address on the form. 

For privacy and security reasons you will be asked for your Social Security number, name, tax year, adjusted gross income/total household resources and filing status.

Click on the above link and follow these steps:

  1. Select the option "Ask an Account Specific Question".
  2. To verify your identity, log in using the filer's Social Security number and name, then choose the option "Ask Treasury a Question".
  3. You will be asked to enter the tax year, your adjusted gross income/total household resources and filing status. Follow the directions given on the next page to request your check be reissued. You must include your complete current address in your request.

Include your full name, complete current mailing address and the tax year with your request.

Note: If you are unable to authenticate using your current tax year information, select the previous tax year for authentication. When you submit your question, explain that you selected a previous tax year for authentication. Include the adjusted gross income, refund amount and tax year for which you are inquiring.