Ok, after researching, what is IRS deadline for 2017 1040 w/Refund......4.15.21 or 10.15.21?
I always thought it was 3 years from date of granted extension......here being 10.15.21.
But, seeing what's shown on IRS.gov NOW believe it should be 4.15.21.
Were talking $25k, so need to absolutely correct.....my recommendation file by 4.15.21!
Claim a Refund
You risk losing your refund if you don't file your return. If you are due a refund for withholding or estimated taxes, you must file your return to claim it within 3 years of the return due date. - 4.15.21
Time matters with tax refunds
April 15, 2021 is the last day to file your original 2017 tax return to claim a refund. If you received an extension for the 2017 return then your deadline is October 15, 2021.
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Per the IRS:
The IRS wants to help taxpayers who are due refunds but haven’t filed their 2017 tax returns yet,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “Time is quickly running out for these taxpayers. There’s only a three-year window to claim these refunds, and the window closes on May 17. We want to help people get these refunds, but they will need to quickly file a 2017 tax return.”
Now they are saying May 17th? No reference to those who filed valid extensions?
Welcome to Monday!
You have a choice.
1) With irrefutable proof that the extension was timely filed and not rejected, try October 15 (but there always seems to be some debate about whether that is the mailing date or the IRS received date).
2) Be safe and get it done by April 15. If nothing else, file an 843 with as much detail as possible, then follow up later.