2019 Tax Filing Extended Deadline Ends Soon
There is no penalty for filing late if a taxpayer is owed, but if you don't file in time, the Treasury will keep the money.
During the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people may have forgotten to file their taxes.
Nearly 1.5 million taxpayers could still be eligible for a tax refund from 2019. The IRS estimates around $1.5 billion in refunds remain unclaimed.
Usually taxpayers have three years to file and claim their refunds but COVID allowed for an extension. The three-year window was pushed back to July 17th of this year, meaning people have until Monday to file their 2019 taxes in order to receive their refund.
There is no penalty for filing late if a taxpayer is owed, but if you don’t file in time, the Treasury will keep the money.