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The next time you check your bank account, you might find a small surprise among your regular payments and purchases.

Nearly 14 million individual taxpayers will receive a small interest payment in the coming weeks, the IRS announced recently. The payments will average around $18 and will be deposited in the same manner that individuals received their tax returns — for most this means a direct deposit to their bank account. The rest will be mailed out with a notation on the check indicating it is a refund interest payment.