WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service has good news for some taxpayers.
First, if you didn't file your tax return in 2009, you still have time -- until April 15 -- to claim any refund you might be due. The IRS estimates that half the potential refunds for 2009 are more than $500. That's not chump change in my book. It could be enough to help pay for the preventive maintenance you're supposed to regularly get for your car.