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Category: Taxes for Prior Years

With PriorTax, it’s never too late to file taxes for prior years. In fact, you can prepare your tax returns with us all the way back to the 2005 financial year. Our tax team specializes in prior year tax returns and can help prepare them as quick as your current return. Most taxpayers are not aware that they can still claim refunds for their late tax returns. You can claim refunds three years past the deadline date.

If you have other questions about your prior year taxes, leave a comment on our blog and our team will give you the answers you need!

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How to Get Prior Year State Tax Information

Posted by Michelle O'Brien on May 25, 2016
Last modified: November 2, 2016

You can’t run from your past…even when it comes to taxes.

With federal taxes, we’re all, more or less, in the same boat. The IRS is a one stop shop for everyone; no matter where in the country you live. When we’re talking state tax returns, we each seem to be out to sea on our own one-man floats. States are given some leeway to construct a unique set of guidelines for resident and nonresident taxpayers.

For federal taxes, you can always contact one entity; the IRS. If you want to request prior year state tax information, you’ll need to contact that state specifically. We’ve put together a list for you including the following information for each state:

  • State revenue department telephone number
  • State revenue department address (for tax purposes)
  • State revenue department website link
  • Price of requested documentation (if provided)

 

Alabama

Phone: 334-353-0602

Address: Alabama Department of Revenue

50 North Ripley Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

Website: Alabama Department of Revenue

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Last Day to Claim Your 2013 Tax Refund

Posted by Michelle O'Brien on May 16, 2016
Last modified: April 12, 2017

Don’t let this one slip through the cracks. The last day to claim your 2013 tax refund is April 15th, 2017!

Timing controls everything in life, from the expiration date on your milk carton to your child’s expected due date next Spring. Tax refunds are no exception. In fact, the IRS gives you three years from the initial deadline to claim that money.

The good news is that with PriorTax, we can help you over that hump we like to call procrastination. We’ll help you get that 2013 tax refund as quickly as possible with no hassle at all.

First things first… prepare your tax return online.

Now that you know you can still claim your refund, let’s get to work. Follow these steps now. Thank us later.

  1. Create your PriorTax account. It’s free to do this. You’ll even be able to see exactly how big of a refund you can expect before paying anything!
  2. Complete our easy online application. With your tax documents handy, this part will be super easy. We have it all laid out for you (no tax forms necessary).
  3. Submit your account. Once you’ve finished, then our tax team can take a look. We’ll make sure that you included all necessary information before the IRS gets their hands on it.
  4. Download your tax return. Once our team has reviewed your return, we’ll let you know when a copy is available to print, sign and mail to the IRS. Unfortunately, the IRS does not let you e-file after the tax deadline for that year, so you’ll need to take advantage of good ol’ fashioned snail mail.
  5. Wait for your refund. In my opinion, this part is always the hardest.

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Filing a 2015 Tax Return in 2018

Posted by Michelle O'Brien on March 18, 2016
Last modified: December 14, 2018

Forget to file your 2015 tax return? Let’s get you caught up.

Sometimes, procrastination gets the best of us and we fall behind. It happens. Most procrastination-fueled situations can be resolved. There’s no exception when it comes to filing your late 2015 taxes.

Can I still file a 2015 tax return in 2017?

April 18th, 2016 marks the tax filing deadline for 2015 taxes . The good news? You can still prepare your tax return after the deadline and mail it to the IRS. The bad news? If you owe additional tax for 2015, you may be faced with penalty fees. If you forgot to file by the deadline, you will be responsible for the failure-to-file penalty. You will be liable for the failure-to-pay penalty if you didn’t pay the IRS on time. These will be explained further in a few.

Can I prepare my 2015 taxes online?

You missed the filing deadline. That doesn’t mean you have to scrape the bottom of the barrel when it comes to your tax preparation. You also won’t need to dip into your savings to afford it. You can still prepare your taxes online which happens to be inexpensive and pretty easy.

All you need to do is follow these 5 steps. (more…)

How To Calculate Your 2012 Tax Refund

Posted by Michelle O'Brien on February 19, 2016
Last modified: November 2, 2016

Fashionably late? You can still file your 2012 tax return!

Unfortunately, filing your tax return late isn’t as notable as arriving an hour later than planned to a cocktail party. However, the IRS does give you three years to claim your refund after the official April deadline.  

Use our 2012 tax calculator to figure out how much the IRS owes you (or what you owe them).

What information do I need for the 2012 tax calculator?

To use our calculator tool, you just need some of your basic tax information from 2012. You’ll be able to navigate different tabs as shown below.

2012 tax calc info

Complete each section as best you can. Although it is best to complete every section entirely, you can skip the credits and deductions tab if you’re unsure. This will give you a ballpark figure until you have the time to gather your paperwork.

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Where To Find Your Prior Year AGI

Posted by Michelle O'Brien on February 17, 2016
Last modified: November 2, 2016

“Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future? Because there is nowhere else to look.”

Although this is a quote by a historian who probably knew little about filing a tax return, it is oddly relatable when trying to locate a prior year AGI.  Here’s why. In order to find your AGI (otherwise known as adjusted gross income), you’ll need to take a look at the prior year’s tax documents. I’ve pinpointed three easy ways to find your prior year AGI without having to dig too deep into the past. Let’s take a look.

 

1. Your tax return

If you’re the type of person who has a knack for keeping track of important paperwork, then you probably know where to find your tax return from last year. Once you find it, you’ll be able to find your AGI amount for the year on line 37 of Form 1040, as you’ll see below. (more…)

Can I Still Get My 2012 Tax Refund?

Posted by Michelle O'Brien on February 10, 2016
Last modified: November 2, 2016

Start your engines! The last day to claim your 2012 tax refund is April 18th, 2016.

Many of us recognize April 18th as the deadline to file our 2015 tax returns. Did you know that it is also the last day to file a 2012 tax return and claim a tax refund?

The IRS has a three-year statute of limitations for taxpayers to collect their refund money. Once those three years are up, all unclaimed refunds land themselves amongst others within the IRS walls of tax years past.

Sorry for the dramatization but it’s true. Why give up your refund to the IRS when you can file your 2012 tax return today and get your hard-earned money back?

 

File your 2012 tax return in a few simple steps.

You only have until mid-April to claim your 2012 tax refund. If you start today, you could have that refund in your hand by the end of the month. It’s easy! Here’s how:

  1. Create an account on PriorTax. Select 2012 as your tax year, create a username and unique password.
  2. Enter your tax information. Once you have your 2012 tax documents handy, we’ll ask all the questions.
  3. Submit your 2012 account. The PriorTax team will review your information and make a pdf version available for you to download.
  4. Print, sign and mail your 2012 tax return. Since you cannot e-file a prior year tax return, you’ll need to mail your return to the IRS.

 

Did you forget what the 2012 tax rates are?

We’ve got you covered. It’s probably been awhile since you’ve taken a look at these. Just to refresh your memory, take a look at the 2012 tax rates below: (more…)

2013 Tax Forms : 5 Reasons You Don’t Need Them

Posted by Michelle O'Brien on September 14, 2015
Last modified: April 12, 2017

Should I look for 2013 tax forms if I forgot to file?

Let’s take a quick detour through a common & unpleasant scenario first:

It’s  January 2016, the best time to buy a new car, and you’re ready to apply for that loan, or so you think. You empty the shoe box and shuffle through your tax documents. That’s when it hits you: you never filed your 2013 tax return! Panic strikes as you try to come up with a solution.

Fear not: there are, in fact, a number of options available, but using 2013 tax forms is taking the slow, not so scenic route.

 

So, doing it yourself with tax forms? Sure, if you can afford the headache.

You could complete the 2013 tax forms yourself, right? Well yes, until you remember that you could barely sit through that accounting class you took in college without doodling in the margins of your two-subject Five-Star. Besides, that it’s probably the slowest choice. Not to mention, you only have until April 15th, 2017 to still claim that 2013 tax refund!

 

How about downloading some 2013 tax software? Yes, but… (more…)

Are You Looking for 2013 Tax Forms?

Posted by admin on September 1, 2015
Last modified: April 12, 2017

We have you covered: here are all of the major federal 2013 tax forms!

 

1040

1040EZ

1040A

Schedule A

Schedule B

Schedule C

Schedule D

Schedule SE

 

These forms will only cover the requirements of a basic federal tax return. The forms needed for a 2013 state tax return are a bit trickier to get your hands on. For these, you would have to visit your state’s government website. 

But wait…. You don’t need any 2013 tax forms if you prepare your return online with PriorTax.

That’s right! Let us help you. Using Priortax.com streamlines the whole tedious job. All you need to do is create an account and start filling in your basic information. It is free to start and as you enter your credentials, we will let you know your refund amount. On top of that, we have a team of tax professionals ready to help you every step of the way via free phone support, live-chat and email. You can even still claim your 2013 tax refund if you file by April 15, 2017!

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File Late 2014 Taxes Online

Posted by admin on June 8, 2015
Last modified: October 6, 2016

OK, your 2014 taxes are late.

The April 15th deadline has come and gone and you have yet to file your 2014 tax return. Take a deep breath. The good thing is you can still e-file your late 2014 taxes online. However, you may be subject to one or more IRS penalties.

What penalties to expect

There are two penalty fees that the IRS has in place that you may be subject to.

Failure-to-file: this equals out to be 5% of your unpaid taxes for each month or part of a month that a tax return is past the April 15 deadline. This fee caps off at 25% of your unpaid tax.

There are two instances when this could apply to you:

  1. You owe tax and didn’t file your tax return or an extension of the time to file by April 15th, or
  2. You owe tax and still don’t file your tax return by the October 15th tax extension deadline

 

Failure-to-pay: this works out to be 0.5% of your unpaid tax per month or part of a month and begins to accrue the day after taxes are due in April. This fee caps also off at 25% of your unpaid tax.

To be liable for this, you must owe tax and:

  1. not have filed your tax return or extension by April 15th, or
  2. have filed an extension for your current year tax return by April 15th deadline but paid less than 90% of the tax amount due, or
  3. have filed an extension for your current year tax return by April 15th but didn’t pay any of the tax amount due

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Where is My 2013 State Tax Refund?

Posted by admin on May 20, 2015
Last modified: October 6, 2016

How to check the status of your 2013 state tax refund

After filing your state tax return, you can track the status of your 2013 state tax refund by visiting your state agency’s tax refund status page. Click your state in the list below to go to that page:

AlabamaArizona
ArkansasCalifornia
Colorado Connecticut
DelawareGeorgia
Hawaii Idaho
Illinois Indiana
IowaKansas
KentuckyLouisiana
Maine Maryland
MassachusettsMichigan
Minnesota Mississippi
Missouri Montana
NebraskaNew Jersey
New MexicoNew York
North Carolina North Dakota
OhioOklahoma
OregonPennsylvania
Rhode IslandSouth Carolina
UtahVermont
Virginia West Virginia
Wisconsin 

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