Fail to file 2010 tax forms could cost you

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Pennsylvanians who didn’t file their 2010 tax forms left more than $31 million on the government’s table, but it’s not too late to claim refunds.

Delinquent filers have until April 15 to file their 2010 returns in order to be eligible for refunds.

“The window is quickly closing said Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen. “We encourage students, part-time workers and others who haven’t filed for 2010 to look into this before time runs out.”

There is no penalty to filing a late return that qualifies for a refund.

Nationwide, almost $760 million may be waiting for an estimated 918,600 taxpayers who did not file 2010 returns, according to the IRS. If they don’t file by April 15 they’ll forfeit the money to the U.S. Treasury.

In Pennsylvania about 37,400 are eligible for refunds averaging $614, according to the IRS. People may not have filed because they had too little income to requiring filing a return even though they had taxes withheld from their wages or made quarterly estimated payments.

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