To collect the money, taxpayers must file their 2017 tax return with the IRS no later than this year’s tax deadline, Monday, May 17. When a taxpayer who is getting a refund does not file a return, the law gives them three years to claim that tax refund.
When can I expect my 2017 tax refund?
The IRS will begin processing tax returns on January 24, 2017, for taxes paid/owed in 2016. In general, the IRS says that returns with refunds are processed and payments issued within 21 days.
Can you still get a refund for 2017 taxes?
You had until May 17, 2021 to file a claim these refunds. Unfortunately, it is now too late to claim a refund for a 2017 IRS and/or state tax return and you may have missed out on a refund that was due to you! Still, it is recommended to file the return regardless.
Where is my 2017 IRS refund?
You may also call 1-800-829-4477 to check on the status of your federal income tax refund.
Can I check the status of my 2017 tax return?
You can call 1-800-829-1040 and follow the prompts for a live representative. The person that you speak with will have direct access to your tax return and be able to provide you with a status update.
Can I still file my 2017 taxes in 2021?
Unclaimed 2017 refunds The IRS estimates 1.3 million taxpayers did not file a 2017 tax return to claim tax refunds worth more than $1.3 billion. The three-year window of opportunity to claim a 2017 tax refund closes May 17, 2021, for most taxpayers.
Can you get IRS refund after 3 years?
In most cases, an original return claiming a refund must be filed within three years of its due date for the IRS to issue a refund. Generally, after the three-year window closes, the IRS can neither send a refund for the specific tax year.
How long does it take to receive a prior year tax refund?
We issue most refunds in less than 21 calendar days. It is taking the IRS more than 21 days to issue refunds for some 2020 tax returns that require review including incorrect Recovery Rebate Credit amounts, or that used 2019 income to figure the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC).
Is it too late to file 2017 taxes?
If you’re late on filing your 2017 taxes, you still have time to do so. The last day to file in time to claim your money is May 17, 2021. However, the IRS requires previous years’ taxes to be submitted on the original form.
Can I still file my 2016 taxes in 2021?
Yee today announced an extension to May 17, 2021, for individual California taxpayers to claim a refund for tax year 2016. With the postponement, individual taxpayers who are due a refund may now file their return for the 2016 tax year no later than May 17, 2021, to claim their money.
Does Where’s my refund work for previous years?
The Where’s My Refund site will only show the current tax year. In order to get a status update on a prior year, you would have to actually call the IRS at 800.829. 1040.
Will the IRS direct deposit a prior year refund?
Direct deposit or debit isn’t available for prior year returns. IRS will mail refund checks to the address on the prior year return. Taxpayers can’t retroactively claim some tax credits with newly issued tax ID numbers.
What happens if I file my taxes late and I am due a refund?
There is no penalty for failure to file if you are due a refund. However, you cannot obtain a refund without filing a tax return. If you wait too long to file, you may risk losing the refund altogether.