Written by Phil Cerroni
Refunds totaling over $86 million may be waiting for an estimated 86,000 Texas taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2009, according to the Internal Revenue Service. However, to collect the money, a return for 2009 must be filed with the IRS no later than Monday, April 15, 2013.
“Some people earn income and may have taxes withheld from their wages but are not required to file a tax return because they have too little income,” said Clay Sanford, an IRS spokesman in Dallas. “An example might be a college student with a summer job.”
Other workers may not have had any tax withheld but would be eligible for the refundable Earned Income Tax Credit, though they must file a return to claim it. In cases where a return was not filed, the law provides most taxpayers with a three-year window of opportunity for claiming a refund.
Information provided by the Internal Revenue Service.