The Government Has $1 Billion in Unclaimed Tax Refunds


If you forgot to file a tax return in 2013, the government may owe you more money than you thought.

On Wednesday, the IRS announced that it currently has more than $1 billion in unclaimed tax refunds for about 1 million taxpayers who didn’t file a 2013 federal income tax return. But if you want to collect the money, you have to act fast: The IRS said taxpayers must file a 2013 tax return with the IRS no later than April 18. After that, the money becomes property of the U.S. Treasury.