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Blumenthal Reminds Connecticut Taxpayers They Have Just Over 12 Hours to Collect More Than $13 Million in Unclaimed 2011 Tax Refunds

(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) reminded Connecticut taxpayers today they have until midnight tonight to claim more than $13 million in unclaimed 2011 tax refunds. According to the Internal Revenue Service, more than 13,400 Connecticut residents had yet to file their 2011 tax returns as of last month. Individuals with outstanding tax returns have until April 15 of this year before they will lose those refunds. There is no penalty for filing a late return that qualifies for a refund.

In some cases, individuals may have been unaware that by filing a tax return they would have been eligible for credits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit. In 2011, that credit was worth as much as $5,751.

“There are literally only hours left to claim over $13 million in federal tax refunds due to Connecticut taxpayers from 2011. Please, don’t leave this money on the table for the government to take. Free assistance is available, and it is not too late,” Blumenthal said