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Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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Can income tax paid years be claimed?

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can income tax paid for past years be claimed?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.

In order to get a refund, you have to file a tax return within three years. So, for 2015, due April 15 2016, you would have to file a return by April 15 2019 to get any refund back. Keep in mind that you must file a tax return, it's just a matter of getting your refund. Anything older than 3 years does not get a refund.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if you had filed a return and not completed repayment what effect if any would that have?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are still there?
Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.

If you filed a return and not completed repayment? What do you mean by that? If you owe, you still must pay --- no matter how many years it's been.

Sorry, you caught me as I was logging off last night.