Will you get your refund after filing delinquent tax returns?
- May 30, 2018
- David Greene
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The answer is yes and no! I will assume that you owe no other taxes. If you do, any refund will go to reduce those taxes first. The IRS has a rule that you can only get a refund for the previous three tax years. Therefore, since 2017 is the current tax year, you can still get refunds for 2015 and forward. For example, if you did not file your 2008 return until April 18, 2017, your refund will be lost. You will not get the refunds for any earlier years. There are several million dollars in unclaimed refunds for 2015, so, for all my readers, if you haven’t filed that year, please do so immediately. We will be happy to file those delinquent tax returns and your current return for you.