Taxpayers should file all tax returns that are due, regardless of whether full payment can be made with the return. If you owe money, you should send your payment with each tax return. If you are due a refund, there will be no interest or penalties for that tax year otherwise te IRS will bill you for interest and penalties. Please note that there is a statute of limitation for obtaining a refund – you have the later of three years from the due date of the return or two years from the date you paid the taxes to file for a refund.
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- I have not yet filed my last year's taxes. How much trouble am I in?
- I haven't filed tax returns for the last three years. What should I do?
- Is it possible for someone to be exempt from filing a tax return?
- I am collecting Social Security benefits as well as other income and it is possible that some of my benefits will be taxed. Which form do I need to use?
- I am a full-time college student. My parents claim me as an exemption. I work part time for the college. Do I have to file a tax return?
- My brother died this year and I am filing his tax return. He is due a refund. How do I file his return and obtain the refund?