US IRS rules, regulations and laws, for US Citizens, Americans, green card holders, and nonresidents living abroad or moving to the US or out of the US.... valuable information on IRS rules concerning U.S. expatriates and their tax returns, and tax planning.... by an experienced International Tax Attorney
IF YOU EXPECT A TAX REFUND, DO NOT WAIT TO LONG TO FILE YOUR RETURN OR AMENDED RETURN
Do not wait to long to file an amended tax return or file your original tax return if you expect to get a refund. The IRS has 10 years to collect taxes you owe but when it comes to refunding your overpayments you have a limited time.
You have 3 years from the date of the original deadline for your tax return to claim any refund you might be entitled to. Your 2019 tax return is due on April 15, 2020, so you have until April 15, 2023 to file your 2019 tax return and still get any tax refund that's due to you. Just add three years to the filing deadline...unless you paid any taxes that were due on the tax return.
In this case, the statute of limitations would be only two years from the date you paid if this date is later than the three-year due date deadline. Amended returns claiming additional refunds must be filed with the IRS before the three-year statute of the limitations expires, which would be Oct. 15 if you filed an extension of the prior years return.
If you need help filing an amended return to get a refund or your original return before the short IRS refund statute of limitations expires contact us. We most often can prepare your return in short order before it is too late. EMAIL US FOR HELP