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if I havent filed taxes in years and want to file now how

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if I haven't filed taxes in years and want to file now how should I start. how many years will irs go back and how long will they give me

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You should begin by determining when was the last time you filed a return.Then sort your records by year so the tax returns can be prepared.The IRS can go back 7 years. You, on the other hand, will be obligated for any tax due during those same 7 years but will only be eligible to receive refunds for the most recent 3 years.


Software is available to prepare the back returns from companies such as TurboTax and Tax Act. The software from each offers a Q&A approach which makes some returns quite simple. You will not be able to file electronically.

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