2010 is long behind us, but it’s not too late to file your 2010 tax return and still get a refund. PriorTax makes it simple to take care of your late taxes and lift that burden off of your mind. Most customers find that with the help of PriorTax’s online application and live support team, filing late taxes is not as scary as they imagined.
Yes, you can still get a 2010 refund, but not for very much longer. The IRS allows you to claim a refund for three years after the original due date of the return.
2010 refunds were originally due on April 18, 2011. That means you have until April 15, 2014 to file your return and still get a refund. After this date your money belongs to the government.
You only owe penalties and interest on a late tax return if you owe money. If you’re due a refund (as most late tax filers are) you won’t have to pay any penalties or interest at all. In these cases there’s no reason not to file your return.
If you do end up owing taxes, you can minimize your penalties and interest by filing as soon as possible. The failure-to-file penalty, the failure-to-pay penalty, and interest all grow larger for every day that your return remains unfiled. Even if you can’t pay the full amount you owe you should still file - the IRS is usually pretty generous at working out an installment plan you can afford.
You can get started on your 2010 return by creating an account. Then just follow the instructions and enter your information into the system. PriorTax’s application will collect all of the necessary information and fill out your return and all other forms and schedules automatically.
Unfortunately, the IRS does not allow us to e-file prior year taxes. So at the end of the process you will have to print out a paper copy of your return, sign it, and mail it to the IRS. This means that you should have your refund in about six to eight weeks.
When it’s this simple to file late taxes there’s really no excuse not to file. Don’t let fear of the IRS keep you from claiming money that’s rightfully yours. Create an account to get started on your 2010 return now.