U.S. Sen. Tom Udall says more than 7,000 New Mexicans are owed more than $6 million by the Internal Revenue Service in unclaimed tax refunds from 2009.
And the New Mexico Democrat is reminding residents that they only have until April 15 to claim their money. Udall says 7,100 New Mexicans are owed a total of $6.45 million from 2009, with a median refund of $567. And any that goes unclaimed will be kept by the Treasury.
Udall's office says many refunds go unclaimed because filers are unaware they are eligible for a return.
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