By Michael Wong | November 22, 2018.
- If you earned income in the last few years and had taxes withheld from your wages, but were not required to file a tax return because of too little income, you may be able to claim a refund for the tax that was withheld from your pay.
- To claim a refund, a return must be filed with the IRS no later than 3 years from the due date of the return.
- There is no penalty assessed by the IRS for filing a late return qualifying for a refund.
- The IRS also has millions of dollars in checks returned as undeliverable each year. One of those could be yours.