Casey Urges Constituents to Identify $35 Million in Unclaimed Tax Refunds

April 17 is Deadline to File for Refunds from 2008

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today urged his constituents to identify $35 million in unclaimed tax refunds that are owed to Pennsylvanians from 2008. The window to claim refunds from 2008 closes on April 17, 2012.

“Pennsylvanian’s who are owed money from the IRS can take steps to ensure they receive their checks,” said Senator Casey. “In this difficult economic time, every dollar in the pockets of Pennsylvania families goes a long way toward meeting everyday expenses and keeping commerce in the Commonwealth strong.”

Refunds totaling over $35 million are owed to 38,700 Pennsylvanians who have not filed a tax return for 2008.

Current and prior year tax forms and instructions are available on the Forms and Publications page of IRS.gov or by calling toll-free 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676).

Taxpayers who believe their refund check may have been returned to the IRS as undelivered should use the “ Where’s My Refund?” tool on IRS.gov. The tool will provide the status of their refund and, in some cases, instructions on how to resolve delivery problems.

The number of undeliverable tax refunds to Pennsylvanians due to inaccurate addresses by county is below:

County

Count

Average Refund

Sum of Refunds

ADAMS                    

19

$1,696

$32,220

ALLEGHENY                

239

$781

$186,600

ARMSTRONG                

3

 

 

BEAVER                   

20

$886

$17,729

BEDFORD                  

4

 

 

BERKS                    

214

$4,130

$883,746

BLAIR                    

8

 

 

BRADFORD                 

10

 

 

BUCKS                    

135

$744

$100,385

BUTLER                   

33

$872

$28,787

CAMBRIA                  

16

$1,360

$21,752

CARBON                   

3

 

 

CENTRE                   

29

$524

$15,200

CHESTER                  

99

$1,548

$153,247

CLARION                  

5

 

 

CLEARFIELD               

6

 

 

CLINTON                   

5

 

 

COLUMBIA                 

8

 

 

CRAWFORD                 

12

$237

$2,847

CUMBERLAND               

40

$643

$25,738

DAUPHIN                  

75

$2,713

$203,484

DELAWARE                 

139

$1,024

$142,392

ELK                      

1

 

 

ERIE                     

52

$292

$15,181

FAYETTE                  

15

$810

$12,157

FRANKLIN                 

26

$672

$17,482

FULTON                   

1

 

 

GREENE                   

6

 

 

HUNTINGDON               

5

 

 

INDIANA                  

14

$568

$7,957

JEFFERSON                

8

 

 

JUNIATA                  

2

 

 

LACKAWANNA               

28

$1,314

$36,792

LANCASTER                

115

$1,247

$143,387

LAWRENCE                 

7

 

 

LEBANON                  

25

$1,297

$32,422

LEHIGH                   

277

$5,161

$1,429,596

LUZERNE                   

82

$2,417

$198,163

LYCOMING                 

18

$716

$12,883

MCKEAN                   

5

 

 

MERCER                   

19

$1,101

$20,911

MIFFLIN                  

10

 

 

MONROE                   

40

$581

$23,245

MONTGOMERY               

200

$1,541

$308,179

MONTOUR                  

4

 

 

NORTHAMPTON              

75

$2,765

$207,363

NORTHUMBERLAND           

15

$483

$7,250

PERRY                    

6

 

 

PHILADELPHIA             

630

$2,395

$1,509,051

PIKE                     

15

$2,911

$43,664

POTTER                   

3

 

 

SCHUYLKILL               

22

$616

$13,547

SNYDER                   

2

 

 

SOMERSET                 

15

$868

$13,018

SULLIVAN                 

1

 

 

SUSQUEHANNA              

3

 

 

TIOGA                    

8

 

 

UNION                    

7

 

 

VENANGO                  

6

 

 

WARREN                   

6

 

 

WASHINGTON               

41

$734

$30,105

WAYNE                    

14

$340

$4,760

WESTMORELAND             

50

$984

$49,197

WYOMING                  

4

 

 

YORK                      

82

$922

$75,606

 

3,087

$1,976

$6,099,313

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