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IRS Address to File a Late Tax Return

Posted by admin on December 15, 2016
Last modified: January 13, 2017

If you need to file a prior year tax return, you’ll have to mail it to the IRS…

Still need to get caught up on a prior year tax return? You’ll most likely need to paper file it. If this is the case, you’ll need the IRS address to send your return to.

You’ll be able to prepare any previous year tax return online, but you won’t be able to electronically file it. You’ll need to mail it to the IRS.

IRS address to file a late tax return

The address you’ll send your prior year tax return to will depend on what state you live in. Below, are five separate addresses on where to send a late tax return to. Please note that if you received a notice from the IRS with an alternate address, you should use that one.  (more…)

Can I Still File Past State Tax Returns?

Posted by admin on May 7, 2013
Last modified: September 25, 2018

How to take care of your late state tax returns

If you get behind on federal income taxes, the IRS lets you know. When you have past state tax returns to file? Not so much. States have a way of getting behind on taxes, which creates massive deficits, which makes it harder for them to do stuff like repair your highways. It can also mean that they have a bunch of refunds to hand out, but not the know-how or manpower to contact the people owed.

That’s right: if you have past state tax returns to do, you might be missing out on getting your own money back.

And if you owe money, you may not have any idea until they start repossessing your house. What’s a taxpayer to do? Here are some steps to take:

  • Make sure you have past state tax returns to file. Even if your state sent you a letter, they could still have it very wrong. It’s always a good idea to verify when someone sends you a letter demanding money. Make sure it’s actually you who owes the money and make sure the letter actually came from your state IRS first.
  • Find out what your state laws are. The rules for filing past state tax returns vary from state to state, so make sure you know yours! It could be that there is a statute of limitations past five years. It could be that you aren’t eligible for a refund after a year. The fines and interest involved also. (more…)

Hawaii State Tax Refund Status

Posted by admin on April 4, 2013
Last modified: April 2, 2018

Aloha! Let’s check that Hawaii refund status, shall we?

Hawaii may seem far off from the rest of the U.S. with it’s amazing weather and coconut trees. Don’t worry, though. The IRS could never forget a state with the second highest tax rates in the country (shout out to NY in #1!). Whether you’re expecting a refund or not, we’ll give you the lowdown on checking your return status. It’s pretty easy!

Check your refund status online.

You can check the status of your refund online. All you need to do is enter your Social Security number and the amount of your refund and you should be able to see what stage of processing your return is in.

Hawaii takes a long time to update the status of your return on its website. The IRS usually makes your information available on Where’s My Refund in a matter of days, but Hawaii says it can take up to four weeks for them to update your status information.

Check your refund status by phone.

If after four weeks you still believe there is a problem with your return, you can call Taxpayer Services in Oahu at 808-587-4242 or 1-800-222-3229 (toll-free). (more…)