How many years back can I file taxes?

Answer A tax return should be filed within 3 years of a return due date for any refunds due to the taxpayer. Additionally, if a taxpayer refuses to file returns, IRS employees will file one in their absen... Read More »

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How many years do I have to file my taxes?

You must file taxes each year if you have earned income during the previous year. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), however, can collect up to 10 years of unpaid tax debts. Tax refunds can be fil... Read More »

How do I file taxes for previous years?

People neglect to file income taxes for many reasons, most notably the inability to pay at a given time. However, these taxes may add up over the years and burden the taxpayer with a large sum that... Read More »

How many years can I go back to claim a refund of taxes?

The statute of limitations for refunds of taxes from the IRS is usually three years from the original (extended) due date of the return, or two years from the date of payment. It does not matter if... Read More »

How many years can the state legally go back on taxes?

The government can go back up to 10 years to check for unpaid taxes. If the amount of taxes owed was significant (more than $250,000), the IRS often sues the person for the unpaid amount plus inter... Read More »