How do I go about filing late tax returns?
May 3, 2009 4:11 PM Subscribe
I have not filed my tax returns for the past THREE years and would to rectify that.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (14 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I came to the US as a grad student in 2006 and have worked on campus since. I have never been self employed, have never had any investments, owned any properties, or made any income other than from the work I just mentioned.
If I'm not mistaken, I will have a refund for each of these years because my only source of income was from these various campus jobs, and so I had taxes taken out of my paychecks. And I found out that these refunds from the IRS "expire" after 3 years, so I still have time and if you have a refund, there's no penalty for filing your return late. The amounts in question aren't large (a few hundred dollars for each year) but I still like to get this money if I can.
Is the only tax document I need to file back taxes a W2 from each of the years, which I have? And what form(s) will I need to fill out for years 2006 and 2007?
And what should I do as far as the state (IL) taxes are concerned ?
Thanks so much in advance and I promise to never mess up this bad again!!
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