I have a question regarding the need to file prior year return. I need to file 2014 return. I filed for an extension using Form 4868 on my 2017 return, but I never filed that past-year return. I should receive a refund on my 2017 taxes. Can I file a 2017 return now since I did request extension?
Yes, in general you have three years from the original filing date, without extensions, to claim a refund. H&R Block has prior year programs you can download to file prior year return(s). Go to www.hrblock.com:
- Click Download Software.
- Scroll down to Need to File Prior Year Returns? and click Learn More.
- Click on the appropriate year.
- Locate the level of software you need.
- Follow the instructions to download the software.