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  • Legislation Allowing Combat Veterans an Extended Time to File for Refund

    by Representative Earl Blumenauer

    Posted on 2015-12-15

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    BLUMENAUER of oregon in the house of representatives Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Mr. BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, today I am introducing legislation that will allow members of our military services to file their taxes long after they were due in order to provide an adequate window to claim refunds or credits that may have been owed.

    It has come to my attention that some members of our armed forces, in their haste to rejoin civilian life, can occasionally let fall by the wayside tax returns--particularly those that may actually have a refund. While tax liability can follow a taxpayer forever--plus interest and penalties--taxpayers only have a couple years in which to claim a credit or a refund.

    This legislation widens the opportunity for a veteran to look back, realize a missed opportunity, and remedy the situation. I look forward to working with my colleagues to advance this solution.

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