Last chance to file for unclaimed 2010 tax refunds

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Updated: 3/20 10:40 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- As the deadline to file your taxes for 2014 approaches, so does the deadline to claim your refunds from 2010. More than 11,000 Nevada taxpayers have money just waiting for them.

Of the estimated $760 million owed nationally, Nevadans could collect about $9.1 million in unclaimed tax returns from 2010.

"These are taxpayers who didn't file a 2010 return, but perhaps should, in order to claim these refunds," said Raphael Tulino.

Tulino is with the Internal Revenue Service. He says more than 11,000 Nevadans did not file a tax return, due to a low income. But those people still had taxes withheld from their wages and they have a right to the refund.

So how do you know if you have a refund waiting? If you were a student, a part-time worker or just didn't file a tax return in 2010, you could have money or tax credits waiting for you. The IRS estimates that half of the potential refunds for 2010 are more than $571 per person.

"What the law says, if you don't file a return, these monies that could be yours based on filing a return for that year, then it's going to become property of the Treasury Department," said Tulino.

There is no penalty for filing a late return, if you qualify for a refund. If you want to file a return for 2010, you have until April 15 of this year. For more information, head to the IRS website.
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MariaHeather - 3/21/2014 2:14 AM
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If anyone needs to file their taxes quickly I would recommend doing it online - saves so much hassle if you have a tight deadline like this. eSmart even have a free version of their basic filing service - http://www.esmarttax.com/ Don't miss out on any tax refund money!
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