Taxpayers have 10 days to claim income tax refund

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Thousands of taxpayers have yet to claim their state income tax refunds and the state's revenue agency says millions of dollars will become unclaimed property if they don't claim the money soon.

The Louisiana Department of Revenue said Tuesday they've notified more than 7,000 taxpayers that they have until Aug. 24 to claim their state income tax refund.

Officials say there is $4.4 million in unclaimed refunds.

Money not claimed by the deadline will transfer to the Unclaimed Property Division of the state treasurer's office. Taxpayers wanting to claim their refunds will have to submit a voucher requesting a replacement of their un-cashed state income tax refund checks. Vouchers were issued with the letter notifying them of the impending deadline to claim their refunds.

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