2009 seems like ages ago now, but did you know that you can still file your 2009 return and get a refund? You won’t be able to get a refund for much longer, however. You must file your 2009 return by April 15, 2013 in order to get your money. Don’t delay!
The IRS allows you to claim a refund for up to three years after the original due date of a return. Since 2009 returns were originally due on Tax Day 2010, that means you have until Tax Day 2013 - Monday, April 15th - to claim your refund. If you fail to file by this date, your money belongs to the government.
According to the IRS there’s $917 million in 2009 refunds that still haven’t been claimed by an estimated 984,000 taxpayers. That’s a lot of money! If some of it belongs to you, file your 2009 return as soon as possible to get it before you lose it forever.
No, you don’t have to pay any penalties or interest if you’re due a refund. Late filers are actually more likely than normal filers to get a refund. So for most people there’s absolutely no reason not to file.
If you owe the government money you may get charged a failure-to-file penalty, file-to-pay penalty, and/or interest. All of these charges grow bigger every day that your return/payment is late. The only way to minimize them is by filing as soon as possible. If you can’t pay the full amount of your tax liability, the IRS is usually pretty generous at working out an installment plan.
Filing your late taxes on PriorTax couldn’t be simpler. Just create an account to get started and then follow the instructions. PriorTax’s application will gather all of the necessary information and fill out your return and other forms and schedules automatically.
Unfortunately the IRS does not allow you to e-file a prior year return. When your return is finished you will have to print out a paper copy, sign it, and mail it to the IRS.
Don’t procrastinate for one more day! Create a PriorTax account now before your money disappears forever into the bowels of the U.S. Treasury.