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Category: Tax Refunds

How You Can Take Advantage of the IRS Late Filing

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It is not uncommon for a taxpayer to fall behind on their due tax payment and tax returns filed. April 15th marks the annual time limit for taxpayers to have their taxes paid and federal income tax returns filed. The IRS is lawfully enabled to assess penalties for taxpayers who fail to pay their taxes… Read more »

How Many Years of Unfiled Tax Returns Should You File?

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  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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  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? A refund offset means the government has determined that you owe a debt and has applied your tax refund towards this debt. Tax refunds… Read more »

What Is a Notice of Intent to Offset?

Treasury Offset Program Debts (TOP)

  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 a federal or state… 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… 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 »