FAIRBANKS, Alaska – A tax refund puts money back in your pocket, and some Alaskans may still be eligible for an IRS refund dating all the way back to 2018. With the application deadline approaching, the IRS is urging Alaskans to complete their 2018 tax returns as soon as possible.
Approximately 5,500 taxpayers may be eligible for a refund. In Alaska, there are slightly more than $6 million in unclaimed tax refunds from 2018.
Anyone who worked in 2018 may visit IRS.gov, download and print the 2018 Form 1040, and mail it to the IRS to request a refund.
The IRS recommends that residents submit their forms as soon as possible, as the deadline is approaching on April 18th, the same day as the deadline for filing a return for a 2018 refund.
According to David Tucker, an IRS spokesperson, “individuals may be ‘leaving money on the table,’ in the sense that these are funds that could potentially be returned to them in the form of a refund. That is money that could also be reinvested in the community and benefit local communities by distributing funds to the various taxpayers who may be eligible.”
Anyone can access and print the 2018 Form 1040 by visiting IRS.gov.