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Can income tax paid years be claimed?

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can income tax paid for past years be claimed?
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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 reply replied 1 year ago
if you had filed a return and not completed repayment what effect if any would that have?
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Tax Professional: Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 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.

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