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I am re-calculating my 2015 taxes due to gambling winnings vs. losses.

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I did my 2017 taxes yesterday which will help make up some of the money the IRS says I owe, (and am going to re-do my 2015 taxes on-line once more to put my LOSSES in). I did not put the winnings as I lost at 2 casinos and did not know until last year I needed to report the winnings. So with last years tax money available, (as my 36 yr. old has been living with me for the past 4 yrs. and we just moved here 2 yrs. ago), I was able to claim her for the past 3 yrs. I am going to re-add my winnings and losses for the 2015 year back on tax act; my other question is how many years back can I claim my oldest daughter who lived with me as a dependent, (I. e. 2010-2013)? even though I filed her taxes separately and didn't realize until 2014 if she didn't make over $3200-$3600/yr. I could have claimed here in the prior years. Can I do this 5-8 years later and amend my taxes from those years?

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You can only amend for the past 3 years. The IRS allows you to correct a return and get a refund or apply a credit for the 3 years previously. To claim a refund, you must file Form 1040X within 3 years after the date you filed your original return or within 2 years after the date you paid the tax, whichever is later.

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