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Someone stole my identity last year and filed taxes so the

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Someone stole my identity last year and filed taxes so the Irs sent me a refund check this year for over 400.00 I only make social security disabilty a small amount can I still file the other 2 years that weren't filed for and get money back from the irs I don't have any heating home credit [email protected]
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Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 4 years ago
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Robin D. :

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you today. I am a tax adviser with over 15 years of experience.
You can file a return for the past 3 years and expect a refund. The time frame is based on the date the returns were due and three years forward from there.
So if it were a return for the tax year 2011. you would need to file the return before April 15, 2015 to expect the IRS to process the refund.

Robin D. :

This is based on the tax law in IRC 26 6511
Claim for credit or refund of an overpayment of any tax imposed by this title in respect of which tax the taxpayer is required to file a return shall be filed by the taxpayer within 3 years from the time the return was filed or 2 years from the time the tax was paid, whichever of such periods expires the later, or if no return was filed by the taxpayer, within 2 years from the time the tax was paid. Claim for credit or refund of an overpayment of any tax imposed by this title which is required to be paid by means of a stamp shall be filed by the taxpayer within 3 years from the time the tax was paid.

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

Can a person making only 750.oo a month from social security disability and ssi expect to get a refund I don't pay taxes where does the refund money come from Can I file this myself / short from I'm just claiming myself is there any money to be had.What kinds of entries must I put down to get a refund

Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 4 years ago
Hello,
Thanks for coming back to follow up.
If your only income is social security and disability then you would not be required to file a return because none of that would be taxable.
It is also not considered earned income, this means that none of the refundable credits would be allowed (Earned Income Credit is the most known of refundable credits).
If you had no withholding then there would not be any refund to expect by filing a return.
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

I told you my only income was social security disability in the first place but you must have not considered that in your first answer and led me to believe that I could get a refund

Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 4 years ago
Hello,
It is unfortunate that you did not have income that would be considered as earned. The law I supplied in my first response was correct, someone can expect to receive a refund if the file within the time frame I advised about.
Your follow up was sufficient to allow me to advise more fully on your specific situation.
It was not my intent to lead you to believe that you would receive a refund if you had no withholding nor earned income (which would allow for a possible refundable credit and a refund).
Your very reasoning is why we allow for follow ups before the person is expected to rate.
Thank you again for using Just Answer.

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

When you answered the first time my very first communication told you that a lived on social security disability yet you still acted like your first response was correct because it should have been based upon the first uestion which included this information. How much have I been charged? Karen XXXXX

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