How to File Your 2019 Taxes

One word to describe the 2020 tax season would be unpredictable.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, taxpayers were allowed extra time to file their 2019 tax returns. This meant more time to spend with your loved ones during this time and a less stressful tax season with an extra month to file.

Luckily, the IRS gave taxpayers tax relief for filing and payments. With tax day already gone, you have until October to e-file.

Continue to keep reading on how to file your 2019 taxes.

Important dates to remember

  1. July 15, 2020:
    The last day to file and pay your 2019 taxes without accumulating tax penalties.
    It is also the last day to file for a tax extension.
    The final day to postmark your 2016 tax refund.
  2. October 15, 2020:
    The last day to file extensions and to electronically file your tax return to the IRS.

Am I subject to penalties?

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Can I Still Claim My 2015 Refund?

2015 refund

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.

Can I still e-file my 2015 return?

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What is an Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN)?

IP PIN

Fraud can happen to anyone.

If your social security number was used fraudulently in the past, the IRS assigns a six-digit PIN to you; the Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN).

Eligibility

In order to receive an IP PIN, you will need to meet the following:

  • You received a CP01A notice which will have it located at the bottom of the first column
  • The IRS sent you a letter inviting you to opt-in for the IP PIN
  • You were a resident of Florida, Georgia or the District of Columbia, Michigan, California, Maryland, Nevada, Delaware, Illinois or Rhode Island last year

Note: Taxpayers who experience identity theft after they receive the CP01A notice will need to file the Identity Theft Affidavit

The steps on getting an IP PIN

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