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Tax returns up to $6,000 dollars: Who qualifies and how to claim it

Tax season is over, however some taxpayers could receive a refund of up to $6,000. Here’s who qualifies and how to claim it.

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Tax season is over. From 13 January to 18 April, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) received tax returns from millions of taxpayers for tax year 2022.

Considering that tax season ended over a month ago, taxpayers are currently waiting for their tax refund. According to the IRS, the agency has up to 21 days to issue your refund after processing your return; although for this 2023, the IRS warns that the refund may take longer than expected.

Tax refunds up to $6,000 dollars

While millions of taxpayers wait to receive their 2022 refund, there are still a large number of people who have not even claimed their refund for tax year 2019; so the IRS calls them before it’s too late and the money is lost forever.

According to the tax collection agency, about 1.5 million Americans have not claimed their 2019 refund, for a total of $1.5 billion unclaimed.

It is worth mentioning that the term for claiming old refunds is three years. However, due to the covid-19 pandemic, the IRS extended the deadline, which means that 2023 is the last chance you have to claim the 2019 refund if you haven't already.

According to the IRS, the average refund for 2019 is $893. However, due to various tax credits, some taxpayers could receive a check for up to $6,000; for example, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) was worth up to $6,557 in that year.

Who qualifies and how to claim a tax refund of up to $6,000

If you haven’t filed your 2019 tax return, you are most likely eligible for the payments. To find out if the IRS has a balance in your favor, contact the agency offices directly or go to your online account; whichever option you choose, refer to your file. That way, you’ll find out if you have any outstanding refunds.

To claim your tax refund, you must file your 2019 tax return with the IRS. The deadline to file is 17 July.