tlawdog
New Member

Will the IRS keep my refund if I owed last year but didn't file

 
xmasbaby0
Level 15

Get your taxes done using TurboTax

Probably.  The IRS got copies of your 2018 W-2's and 1099's from the employers who issued them so they expect you to file a tax return.   If the IRS calculates your tax due based on that income, they may do it without caring about your dependents, tax credits, filing status, etc.  

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/filing-and-paying-taxes/help/what-happens-if-i-don-t-file-my-taxes...

 

Online preparation and e-filing for 2018 is permanently closed.

To file a return for a prior tax year

If you need to prepare a return for 2016, 2017, or 2018 you can purchase and download desktop software to do it, then print, sign,  and mail the return(s)

https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

Remember to prepare your state return as well—if you live in a state that has a state income tax.

When you mail a tax return, you need to attach any documents showing tax withheld, such as your W-2’s or any 1099’s.  Use a mailing service that will track it, such as UPS or certified mail so you will know the IRS/state received the return.

Note:  The desktop software you need to prepare the prior year return must be installed/downloaded to a full PC or Mac.  It cannot be used on a mobile device.

 

If you are getting a refund, there is not a penalty for filing past the deadline.  If you owe taxes, the interest/penalties will be calculated by the IRS based on how much you owe and when they receive your return and payment. The IRS will bill you for this; it will not be calculated by TurboTax.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**