Louisianians Could Lose $21M In Unclaimed IRS Tax Refunds

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Federal income tax refunds totaling more than $21 million could be lost by about 22,000 Louisiana taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2011.

         The law provides most taxpayers with a three-year window of opportunity for claiming a refund. To collect the money, the agency says these taxpayers must file a 2011 tax return with the Internal Revenue Service postmarked no later than April 15.

         The Advocate reports the median refund is $693.

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