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You have just a few days left to claim hundreds of dollars that the IRS may owe you

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported Monday that more than 1.5 million people will soon lose the chance to claim nearly $1.5 billion in unclaimed 2018 refunds.



And it is that according to the agency, constituents who did not file their taxes in 2018 have until April 18 (or April 19, if you live in Maine and Massachusetts), to be able to claim their corresponding refund, which was $813 on average that anus.


The IRS estimates that it is, depending on each state:


  • Pennsylvania: 59,459 people have not claimed a total of $58,993,909 in refunds (an average of $865 per person).

  • New Jersey: 39,046 people have not claimed a total of $39,628,243 in refunds (an average of $872 per person).

  • Delaware: 5,764 people have not claimed a total of $5,486,810 in refunds (an average of $793 per person).

  • Arizona: 38,182 people have not claimed a total of $33,577,964, which is an average of $718 for each taxpayer.

  • California: 148,938 people have not claimed a total of $139,660,163, which is an average of $776 for each taxpayer.

  • Colorado: 30,836 people have not claimed a total of $28,979,238, which is an average of $787 for each taxpayer.

  • Connecticut:15,020 people have not claimed a total of $15,243,386, which is an average of $864 for each taxpayer.

  • Distrito de Columbia: 4,011 people have not claimed a total of $3,967,443, which is an average of $802 for each taxpayer.

  • Florida: 98,979 people have not claimed a total of $94,578,672, which is an average of $818 per taxpayer.

  • Illinois: 55,767 people have not claimed a total of $54,850,831, which is an average of $840 for each taxpayer.

  • Indiana: 34,770 people have not claimed a total of $33,534,332, which is an average of $839 for each taxpayer.

  • Maine: 5,851 people have not claimed a total of $5,241,197, which is an average of $772 for each taxpayer.

  • Massachusetts: 32,234 people have not claimed a total of $33,569,901, which is an average of $908 for each taxpayer.

  • Nevada: 17,919 people have not claimed a total of $16,896,077, which is an average of $792 for each taxpayer.

  • New Hampshire: 6,755 people have not claimed a total of $7,022,858, which is an average of $920 for each taxpayer.

  • Nuevo México: 9,893 people have not claimed a total of $9,613,090, which is an average of $804 for each taxpayer.

  • Nueva York: 77,315 people have not claimed a total of $79,825,137, which is an average of $896 for each taxpayer.

  • Texas: 145,616 people have not claimed a total of $147,059,248, which is an average of $856 for each taxpayer.

  • Utah: 11,644 people have not claimed a total of $10,648,614, which is an average of $757 for each taxpayer.

  • Virginia: 41,663 people have not claimed a total of $39,285,545, which is an average of $776 for each taxpayer.

Legally, taxpayers have a three-year window to claim a tax refund, but if they don't file within that time frame, the US Department of the Treasury will keep your money.


"By not filing a return, thousands lose more than just their refund," the IRS explained. "Many also miss out on benefits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which averaged $6,431 in 2018."


In 2018, the income thresholds to receive the EITC were:

  • $49,194 for individuals and $54,884 for married couples filing jointly with at least three "qualifying children."

  • $45,802 for individuals and $51,492 for joint filers with two children.

  • $40,320 for individuals and $46,010 for joint filers with a child.

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