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Thank you for using Just Answer. We are not a government agency or your tax preparation software, so we cannot trace your check. However, we may be able to help you locate the correct office to ask for the check to be reissued.
Who were you to have received a refund from?
Most government agencies have a "lost check" procedure, but I cannot give you the necessary contact information if you don't tell me who the check was from.
Sorry about the delay.
Some of these steps can be skipped depending on what you already heard from the IRS. The general process is:
You should first use the "Where's my Refund?" feature on the IRS web site. If a check is more than 28 days overdue, or if a direct deposit is reported by the IRS to have been received, you can call(###) ###-#### ***** use the automated system or talk to a representative. (If you originally filed "Married Filing Joint", you must talk to a representative.) If the automated system doesn't accept the claim, you will be mailed a (partially filled out) form 3911, and you fill out the taxpayer sections and return it to the address indicated.
If you still want to talk to me on the phone, I'll try to set it up, but it will have to be tomorrow.