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|May 20, 2019|
Income tax refunds go unclaimed
Unclaimed income tax refunds totaling almost $1.4 billion may be waiting for more than a million taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2015, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
Californians could stand to cash in on $124.4 million or an average refund of $832.
To collect the money, these taxpayers must file their 2015 tax returns with the IRS no later than this year's tax deadline, April 15th.
“Students, part-time workers and many others may have overlooked filing for 2015. And there’s no penalty for filing a late return if you’re due a refund,” said IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig.
The law provides most taxpayers with a three-year window of opportunity to claim a tax refund. If they do not file a tax return within three years, the money becomes the property of the U.S. Treasury.
Story Date: April 17, 2019