The IRS Has $1 Billion in Unclaimed Tax Refunds — How to Get Yours

Did you know the IRS has almost $1 billion from over a million people in unclaimed tax refunds?

That's according to Greg Mangelsdorf, a Certified Public Accountant with Atlas Tax Advisors.

Basically, if you didn't file one year for whatever reason -- for example, if came in under the IRS cutoff for income needed to file -- but you were still employed, then the IRS probably has some money for you. And getting it is simple.

You'll need to go to IRS.gov and search for Get Transcript. Make sure you have your information ready and available. The IRS will want to know your full name, email address, date of birth, SSN or ITIN, tax filing status, and a current address in order to give out your tax documents.

Then, go to an online tax service and input the numbers. Those services can usually tell if you have money coming back to you. If that's the case for you, just file the taxes and wait for your check!

You only have three years file past taxes, so if you have any unclaimed money from 2013 you need to get all of this done by Tax Day, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.