There’s money waiting, and some of it may be yours.
The Internal Revenue Service is holding more than $32 million for nearly 30,000 Washington residents who have not yet filed their 2008 returns.
Nationwide, more than a million people can access more than $1 billion.
In some cases, the IRS said in a release Friday, 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 average owed to 29,900 Washington taxpayers is $705. All unclaimed money will become property of the U.S. Treasury.
In cases where a return was not filed, the law provides most taxpayers with a three-year window of opportunity for claiming a refund.
The deadline for submitting a 2008 return is April 17.
Current and prior year tax forms and instructions are available on the Forms and Publications page of www.IRS.gov or by calling toll-free 800-829-3676.