I hope this message finds you well and healthy. I was hoping someone could help me with this conundrum. I was planning to mail my 2017 taxes, but my financial circumstances have changed for the worst. As per my return, I own $86 dollars to the IRS. This may not seem like much but my funds in my checking acct are $175. I am still waiting for my unemployment case to be completed, which could take another month or two months, seeing how things are working in the Dept of Labor.
Therefore my questions are:
Can I just file my 2017 NY taxes return?
Will it go through without filling my Federal tax return and will I get a refund?
If I do not file my Federal tax return at all, will I face any penalties?
Taking into account the return is from 2017, don't they have a deadline of three years for filling amend returns?
Thank you so much in advance for your assistance. Take care.