The Internal Revenue Service estimated half of the refunds in Ohio are for more than $560. If the refunds aren’t claimed, the federal government gets to pocket them.
The money comes from employers who withheld money for income taxes for employees who didn’t file for a refund.
IRS spokeswoman Jennifer Jenkins told the Dayton Daily News most of the people who have money coming likely are among the working poor and didn’t file because they didn’t realize money was owed to them. Some probably didn’t meet the filing requirement of $10,000.