Have you filed your 2019 tax return yet? You still have time and you may still qualify to receive a refund.
The IRS gives you three years from the due date of the tax return to file a request for a refund. (There are other timing rules which apply, so this is not a blanket statement.) If you’ve filed an extension for 2019, the last day to claim a refund will be October 15, 2023.
In a normal year, that last chance to file for a refund (if you did not file for an extension) would be April 15, but we all know that the COVID years were anything but normal. The 2019 due date for the 1040 was extended to July 17, 2020. This moves the last date to file for a refund for 2019 to July 17, 2023.
If you have not filed your 2019 return and need assistance, please call our office. If you qualify for a refund, the return must be postmarked by Monday, July 17, 2023. Yes, it needs to be mailed. That return is too old to be electronically filed.
If you have not filed 2019 and you owe, the penalties and interest are compounding monthly. The IRS slowed down collections during COVID due to staffing and effective tax administration reasons, but they are catching up and many will be receiving letters about their delinquent taxes in the next few months. Our office can help with back tax issues. Give us a call.