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Category: Tax Refunds

How Many Years of Unfiled Tax Returns Should You File?

unfiled tax returns

  It may seem overwhelming if you have many years of unfiled tax returns to file. The good news is that the IRS generally only requires taxpayers to file six years of delinquent returns. The six-year rule can be adjusted in certain cases, particularly if there has been criminal intent to violate tax laws. However,… Read more »

Why Is Your Tax Refund Being Offset?

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What does it mean to have your tax refund offset? Instead of receiving the nice tax refund check you’ve been expecting, you get a notice in the mail. It says your tax refund has been offset. What does this mean?

What Is a Notice of Intent to Offset?

Treasury Offset Program Debts (TOP)

Notice of Intent to Offset If you receive a Notice of Intent to Offset, your tax refund is going to be seized and put towards debt you owe to the IRS or another government agency. As part of the Treasury Offset Program (TOP), your tax refund checks are matched against any outstanding debts you owe… Read more »

What to Do When You Have Several Years of Unfiled Tax Returns

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Unfiled Tax Returns Some people avoid filing their tax returns because they don’t want to pay taxes to the IRS. Other simply forget or don’t know they need to file. Whatever the reason, having several years of unfiled tax returns can create problems whether you are due a refund or have a balance due to… Read more »

Taxpayers Have Three Years to Receive Unclaimed Tax Refunds

Unfiled Tax Returns Could Mean You Are Missing Out on Some Serious Cash Are you interested in receiving an extra $847? That was the median tax refund due for unfiled 2014 returns. Unfortunately, if you never filed your return, you missed your chance to get your refund. That’s right, the money’s gone. It’s now property… Read more »