You can just give the IRS a call and ask. You may want to wait until after the 17th, the last day to file. The number to call is(NNN) NNN-NNNN
Unless you owe money, there will not be a penalty even if you did forget to file.
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If it's been more than 3 years for federal, you have forfeited your right to any refund that was due to you. Sorry!
If you can't find your 2001 return, you can request a copy.
You can use the following form to get a copy of your prior year's tax returns. The fee is $39.00. http://www.irs.gov/app/vita/content/basic/lesson01/images/4506.pdf If you just want the numbers off the form, you can file form 4506T and it's free. http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506t.pdf
If you have a local IRS office, you can take the form in and get a copy in person instead of having to wait. Be sure and take your social sec card and your driver's license when you go.
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No. You still have the right to roll over from 2000 to 01 if you ever had that right. It does not vanish with time.
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If you are late with your return and you OWE, you will probably pay a penalty.
Sure - ask away! I'll answer if I can. If not, I'll refer you to another expert.
To my knowledge, you have to use in for the following years provided that there is income that can be offset.
If there's no income to be offset, the situation changes.
I am afraid that I might not be the right person to ask about this, though. If you want to accept and close this question (since I answered the first part) and then post it again, another expert can tell you more.
We have a great CPA who would be perfect for this question.