MIAMI (CBSMiami) – How would you feel if you found out you gave the US government cash that should be in your pocket? The feds say in Florida alone they are holding $67 million they owe people– maybe you –simply because you haven’t asked for it back, and time is running out.

The money was collected by the IRS as taxes, and would have been refunded to taxpayers if a proper return had been filed. Unfortunately, thousands of people who didn’t make enough to file a return may lose the money, because taxes were collected anyway.

No return, no refund.

The feds say more than 70 thousand people failed to file, and that makes the median refund about $650. Some will get less, others more.

You have 3 years to file; the money the IRS wants to refund comes from the 2008 tax year alone. If you’re owed anything, and want it back, you must file a 2008 return by Midnight, April 17th.

No return, and the government gets to keep the money and spend it, a little gift from unsuspecting taxpayers.

If you believe you’re owed money, and didn’t file, you can download a 2008 1040 EZ return here, and submit it to the IRS.

Not everyone can use that simple form, so here’s a link to the standard 1040.

If you’re missing some of the forms you need, you can get them from your employer or from the IRS. Those forms might include form W-2, 1098, 1099 or 5498 for 2008.

Taxpayers can get a free transcript showing information from these year-end documents by ordering it on, filing Form 4506-T, or by calling 800-908-9946.


Comments (2)
  1. j says:

    Is that supposed to impress me?

    $60 BILLION in corruption, fraud, and mismanagement was wasted in Afghanistan and Iraq in 4 years.

    Bush’s buddy Cheney and his friends owe us 60 times that! Don’t hold your hand on your a$$ though!

  2. Sean Paul says:

    Sure seems the problem hasn’t been sorted out. I recommend finding a different firm and a trustworthy one this time. should certainly support you with that. They evaluate tax relief businesses and record the findings. I had the same experience and just in case I ever require help just as before, I know the best place to use to help me choose who to use, Email them and inform them of how it happened and just what exactly your encounter has been.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS Miami

What Are People Talking About?
Weather Forecast 24/7Check for current temps and what to expect throughout the day

Watch & Listen LIVE