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October 20, 2016 • Dorothy Hamilton • Log In to Post Comments

The client has not filed since 2009.  After tax preparation of the 2009 tax return, the client is due a refund.  However, since the statute has expired, is it possible to apply the refund to 2010?


The statute of limitations is the later of 4 years from the original due date of the reutrn or 1 year from date of payment. The refund is lost for the 2009 year unless a payment was made within the last year.


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