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IRS Might Pay You $600+ to File Your 2008 Taxes

Posted By Jim On 03/06/2012 @ 7:15 am In Taxes | 1 Comment

Did you file your taxes in 2008? If not, the IRS might have $600 with your name on it. The IRS says [3] they have about a billion dollars of taxpayer dollars sitting in their coffers because people didn’t think to file their taxes that year. Half of them are for more than $600, because those people were eligible for the Recovery Rebate Credit [4].

There were a total of 111.7 million returns and with the average tax refund [5] in 2008 at $2,728, according to the IRS statistics [6], so if you didn’t file in 2008, you probably should just to see if you were owed a few dollars.

Incidentally, having only $1 billion in taxpayer dollars is less than the $1.1 billion they reported the year before, so we’re doing a little better. While you’re at it, see if you’re due any missing money [7]. I checked recently and found a small paycheck back in college (sadly only worth like $20, which was a princely sum in college).

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[3] says: http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/23/pf/taxes/unclaimed_tax_refunds/index.htm?source=cnn_bin

[4] Recovery Rebate Credit: http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=186065,00.html

[5] average tax refund: http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/average-tax-refund.html

[6] IRS statistics: http://www.irs.gov/taxstats/article/0,,id=102886,00.html

[7] missing money: http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/found-some-six-year-old-missing-money.html

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