The Internal Revenue Service announced that long-distance telephone customers will be able to seek refunds ranging from $30 to $60 on their 2006 tax refunds."These amounts save taxpayers from locating 41 months of old phone bills and analyzing these bills to determine the taxes paid," said IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson, in a statement. "We believe the standard amounts are both reasonable and fair."

Generally, anyone who paid the long-distance telephone tax, which originated as a luxury tax, will get the refund when they file their 2006 federal income tax return next year. This includes individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

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