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Can Sidr Tax Backfile for me?

Are you wondering if Sidr Tax can help you with backfiling your tax returns? Backfiling taxes can be a daunting task, especially if you're trying to catch up on multiple filing periods. Here’s how Sidr Tax supports you in ensuring your tax filings are complete and up-to-date.

Sidr Tax’s Backfiling Support

At Sidr Tax, we understand that keeping up with tax filings can sometimes slip through the cracks. That's why we offer backfiling services to our customers, often without the extra fees that many of our competitors charge. Here’s what you can expect from us regarding backfiling:

Proactive Backfiling Review: When Sidr Tax starts validating states for autofiling, we automatically review your filing history during the setup. This process helps us identify any previous filing periods that might have been missed.

Customer Notification and Consent: If we discover potential backfiling needs, we'll reach out to you. We’ll inform you about the missing filings and ask if you’d like us to handle the backfiling for you. This service is offered at no additional cost, which is a significant advantage over many other tax services that charge extra for backfiling.

When You Might Need to Notify Us

While we strive to catch missing filings during our initial review, it's important to note that not all state tax websites provide complete visibility into missing filings. Therefore, there might be instances where we aren’t automatically alerted to every filing gap. Here’s how you can ensure nothing gets missed:

Notify Us of Missing Filings: If you are aware of any specific missing filings or if you suspect there might be gaps due to transitions between tax services or internal record-keeping issues, please let us know. By notifying us, you can ensure that we address and backfile for any period that might not have been automatically detected.

*Share State filing notifications: If you've received a notice from a particular state where you have overdue balances from a missing filing please do share with us in email or chat and if the state is validated we will work on the backfiling for you.

How to Request Backfiling

Contact Our Support Team: Reach out to our customer support team directly. You can contact us through our support, chat with us in-app, or email us at

Tip: Preparing for Backfiling Payments

If you're planning to backfile your tax returns with Sidr Tax, it's important to be aware that depending on the specifics of your backfiling needs, there could be penalties and interest accrued on any late tax payments. Here’s a tip to help you prepare effectively:

Ensure Your Bank Balances are Ready: Before you proceed with backfiling, make sure to review and prepare your bank balances. Since penalties and interest are commonly assessed on late filings, the amount you owe could be more than just the original tax due. By ensuring your bank account is sufficiently funded, you can avoid any surprises or additional financial strains when it comes time to make these payments.

Being proactive about your financial readiness can help make the backfiling process smooth and stress-free. If you have any questions about potential penalties or how much you might need to pay, feel free to reach out to Sidr Tax support for detailed guidance. We’re here to help you through every step of the process, ensuring your business remains compliant and financially healthy.Sidr Tax is dedicated to making tax compliance as hassle-free as possible for our clients. Offering backfiling services at no extra charge is just one of the ways we provide superior value and support. If you’re unsure about your filing status or need assistance with backfiling, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to help ensure your business stays compliant and up-to-date with all its tax obligations.

Updated on: 05/01/2024

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