IRS: 89,600 Floridians may be due a 2017 income tax refund

1.3 million people across the country may be due a 2017 income tax refund

FILE - In this April 23, 2020 file photo, President Donald J.Trump's name is printed on a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak in San Antonio. The IRS said that after initial problems, it is getting more of the second round of relief payments to taxpayers. A number of people who filed their taxes with an online preparation service initially found that their economic impact payment did not make it to them directly. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

More than 89,000 Floridians may be owed a 2017 income tax refund, according to the IRS.

IRS officials said refunds totaling $1.3 billion are due to people across the country.

“Time is quickly running out for these taxpayers. There’s only a three-year window to claim these refunds, and the window closes on May 17. We want to help people get these refunds, but they will need to quickly file a 2017 tax return, IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said.

The median potential refund for people in Florida is $870, according to the IRS.

Government officials said anyone looking for a 2017 tax refund may not get their check right away if their 2018 and 2019 taxes have not been filed.

Anyone who needs a 2017 income tax refund form can click this link.

Anyone with questions about the refund process can also call 800-829-3676.

The IRS said you will also need your W-2, 1098, 1099 or 5498 form when filing your 2017 taxes.

Government officials said a step-by-step process on how to file taxes can be found at this link.


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