Here's my situation:
For the year of 2013, I did not file my federal return within April 15th deadline (I did not owe any taxes, and I was waiting for my wife to get her SSN so that I could file a joint return). I did file it in Feb 20, 2015, and I ensured that IRS got it by sending it as a certified mail (using the tracking number, I can see IRS received it within 3 days).
Now, after over a month, I'm yet to hear back from IRS (and where's my refund is of no help as well). So, given the deadline for 2014 tax submissions are coming up, what are my options?
- Wait for last year's refund to be paid, and then only proceed with the 2014 return?
- If I file the 2014 return, do I show the 2013 refund amount as income for 2014 (I recall there was a place inthe state return form for listing last years return)? Since I haven't got that money in 2014, I don't see why I have to list it as income for that year!
- Would it screw up my tax history if I file the 2014 return before my 2013 return is processed (as in, refund amounts reduced or delayed for arbitrarily long time?)
- What timeframe should I wait before I start calling up IRS for the status of my 2013 return?