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Claiming EITC for Prior Tax Years

It’s not too late to file your tax returns for 2011, 2012 and 2013 and claim the EITC and other important tax benefits if you were eligible.

I Didn’t File a Tax Return

Many individuals miss out on valuable tax credits because their income was below the amount requiring them to file or they had no taxes withheld from their paychecks. But, you must file a tax return to claim tax benefits such as the EITC, the child tax credit and the education credits.

 

Find out if you should file and how to get help below.

 

I Filed but I Didn’t Claim EITC and/or Other Tax Benefits

If you filed your own taxes or someone else prepared them for you, you need to file an amended return.

 

Find out if you were eligible for EITC and should file and how to get help below.

 

And, see Ten Facts on Filing an Amended Return.

Did I Qualify for EITC?

Hurry, Your Time is Running Out?

    • For 2011, you need to file your tax return or amend your return before April 17, 2015
    • For 2012, you need to file your tax return or amend your return before April 15, 2016
    • For 2013, you need to file your tax return or amend your return before April 15, 2017

Where to Get Help Preparing Your Tax Forms

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 10-Dec-2014