ATLANTA (AP) - April 17 isn't just this year's deadline to submit a federal return for 2011. It's also the last chance for people who paid income tax in 2008 and didn't file a return for that year to put in a claim for a refund.
The Internal Revenue Service says about $1 billion in unclaimed refunds is out there from 2008, and about 1 million people are eligible to receive a piece of it.
In Georgia, there are nearly 36,000 people who could have a refund coming to them. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/Ht7brx) the potential total of their refunds from 2008 is nearly $31 million.
The law gives taxpayers three years