Like many taxpayers, you may think hey, the deadline is a ways away.
This is a common mistake when it comes to claiming a prior-year refund. We tend to forget that time moves quickly and when the deadline comes around, it becomes an unnecessarily stressful time.
Here’s how to change that.
Dates to remember:
October 15, 2018, was the e-file and extension deadline for your 2017 tax return. After this date, you’re required to paper-file your tax return. Therefore, you can no longer e-file your 2017 tax return.
The window is closing to claim your prior year refund.
Luckily for you, this is the last year to claim your 2015 refund. However, you can only claim your refund if you fit within the time-frame of the IRS’ Statute of Limitations. You have three years from the original tax deadline due date to claim a refund for your tax year.
Read on to find out what you need to do to claim your refund.