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Nearly $21M in unclaimed tax returns waiting for some Tennesseans

Nearly $21 million in unclaimed tax returns waiting for some Tennesseans according to the IRS. PHOTO: MGN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - Nearly $21 million in unclaimed tax returns is waiting for Tennesseans who may not have filed their 2014 taxes.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) says overall, there is $1.1 billion waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who never filed a return with the agency for the 2014 year. In addition to the refund, there is also the Earned Income Tax Credit that was worth over $6,000 for low-and-moderate income workers.

If you happen to be one of them, you have until April 17 to file a 2014 tax return in order to get the refund - or you lose your chance.

In Tennessee, the IRS estimates about 20,300 Tennesseans have not filed a 2014 tax return. The average return is expected to be worth around $837, though that is the median average. In total, Tennesseans are owed $20,967,500.

Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter says “Time is running out for people who haven’t filed tax returns to claim their refunds. Students, part-time workers and many others may have overlooked filing for 2014. And there’s no penalty for filing a late return if you’re due a refund.”

For more information on the IRS website, CLICK HERE.

Did you live in another state in 2014? Here is the list of the number of unclaimed returns by state, median return amount, and total amount in unclaimed return money owed to taxpayers.

Alabama 17,700 $836 $18,302,700

Alaska 4,500 $898 $5,263,200

Arizona 23,800 $750 $23,496,700

Arkansas 9,500 $808 $9,726,900

California 93,600 $785 $95,745,100

Colorado 20,400 $796 $20,887,500

Connecticut 11,000 $934 $12,740,100

Delaware 4,000 $883 $4,378,400

District of Columbia 3,000 $850 $3,237,700

Florida 69,800 $865 $74,040,300

Georgia 34,800 $772 $35,006,000

Hawaii 6,200 $898 $6,830,900

Idaho 4,500 $723 $4,376,100

Illinois 39,500 $895 $43,600,000

Indiana 22,700 $878 $24,353,000

Iowa 10,500 $885 $11,083,400

Kansas 11,100 $852 $11,645,300

Kentucky 13,600 $848 $14,035,100

Louisiana 19,900 $846 $21,700,800

Maine 4,000 $804 $3,941,700

Maryland 21,800 $853 $23,773,000

Massachusetts 22,800 $935 $26,018,500

Michigan 34,100 $845 $36,505,700

Minnesota 15,800 $785 $15,832,600

Mississippi 10,200 $777 $10,291,100

Missouri 23,000 $797 $23,212,400

Montana 3,500 $808 $3,617,700

Nebraska 5,600 $806 $5,629,100

Nevada 12,000 $831 $12,663,200

New Hampshire 4,600 $917 $5,169,500

New Jersey 28,600 $928 $32,452,500

New Mexico 7,800 $831 $8,472,600

New York 53,600 $913 $60,135,600

North Carolina 30,800 $791 $30,659,900

North Dakota 3,000 $952 $3,433,300

Ohio 38,100 $826 $38,956,700

Oklahoma 17,200 $855 $18,366,800

Oregon 15,100 $747 $14,816,600

Pennsylvania 39,300 $907 $42,866,100

Rhode Island 2,900 $916 $3,217,200

South Carolina 12,000 $757 $12,023,400

South Dakota 3,000 $866 $3,075,300

Tennessee 20,300 $837 $20,967,500

Texas 108,100 $899 $121,956,100

Utah 7,800 $754 $7,831,300

Vermont 2,100 $816 $2,028,600

Virginia 27,800 $828 $29,345,300

Washington 27,000 $894 $30,423,900

West Virginia 5,200 $914 $5,875,100

Wisconsin 13,400 $774 $13,041,800

Wyoming 3,000 $973 $3,556,300

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