Check your records, as there might be a check from the Internal Revenue Service with your name on it.
Nationwide, there’s $1.1 billion on the table waiting for 1.1 million people who did not file a tax return for 2007, but who have a refund due. To collect, a proper return for 2007 must be filed by April 18.
In Washington, 28,200 individuals are due an average refund of $702 – for a total of nearly $35 million, according to Seattle-based IRS spokesman David Tucker. People due a refund might not have filed because they had too little income. If they had filed, they might have received a refund. Funds might have been withheld from their wages, and that money is ready to be returned.
There is no penalty for filing a late return qualifying for a refund.
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Current- and prior-year tax forms and instructions are available on the Forms and Publications page of www.irs.gov or by calling 1-800-829-3676.
And if you don’t claim your refund by April 18, the American people thank you for your contribution. The money goes directly into the Treasury.