June, June, June.....WHY didn't I discover your site, 10 years ago. For most of those 10 years, I used a guy to do my taxes who obviously knows nothing of the tax code. He indicated to me that a large % of my deductions were not tax deductible because I was reimbursed for them. BUT I was reimbursed on a 1099 NOT separately on a W-2, expenses were included in my income. How far back can I go to correct past tax returns and maybe, reduce the dollars I owe to the IRS??
Thank you sincerely for your attention to my question.
You may file an amended return up to three years after the deadline of April 15. So, a 2007 return filed on or before April 15, 2008 has until April 15, 2011 to be amended.
If you filed later than April 15 -- on a valid extension -- you have until 3 years after the filing date.
Anyone wishing more info on reimbursed expenses might want to read these posts: expenses -- reimbursed .