MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Internal Revenue Service says millions in refunds may be waiting for 15,700 Alabamians who did not file a tax return for 2010.
To claim a refund, a person has one month left to file a return for 2010. The deadline is April 15.
The IRS says there is no penalty for filing a late return, but taxpayers seeking refunds may have their checks held if they have not filed returns for 2011 and 2012. The IRS says some people may not have filed because they made too little income to require filing a tax return, but they may qualify for a refund because taxes were withheld from their wages.
The IRS estimates nearly $12.5 million in refunds may be available to Alabamians.