Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
IRS still holding $6.6M in 2008 refunds for 7,800 Utahns
First Published Feb 29 2012 07:57 am • Last Updated Jun 25 2012 11:31 pm

The Internal Revenue Service says it still is holding more than $6.6 million in refunds for 7,800 Utahns who have yet to file their 2008 income tax returns.

However, to get the money, they must file their 2008 tax returns no later than April 17.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The IRS estimates that half of the potential 2008 refunds owed to Utahns are for more than $536.

"In some cases, people may not have filed their 2008 returns because they had too little income to require filing a tax return, even though they had taxes withheld from their wages or made quarterly estimated payments," the IRS said.

In those cases where a return was not filed, the law provides most taxpayers with a three-year window of opportunity for claiming a refund. If no return is filed within that time period, the money becomes property of the U.S. Treasury.

There is no penalty for filing a late return that qualifies for a refund, the IRS said.

But the agency indicated that for taxpayers seeking a 2008 refund, their checks may be held if they have not filed tax returns for 2009 or 2010. In addition, the refund will be applied to any amounts still owed to the IRS, and may be used to offset unpaid child support or past due federal debts, such as student loans.

To file a 2008 return, go to www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html or call toll free 1-800-TAX-FORM. Taxpayers who are missing Forms W-2, 1098 or 5498 for 2008, 2009 or 2010 should request copies from their employer, bank or other payer. If those efforts are unsuccessful, taxpayers can get a free transcript showing information from those year-end documents by ordering it on the agency’s website, filing Form 4506-T, at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506t.pdf, or by calling 800-908-9946.

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.