The 2018 deadline to file your 2017 tax return is April 17th. It is also the deadline to file your 2014 taxes if you have failed to do so up to this point. It may sound ridiculous that a person has not claimed their money from our federal government. You may have never given it any though but the government gets paid off your efforts before you even touch your paycheck. However, there are many people that are either ignorant, scared to file or just plain neglect to file altogether. I actually met a gentlemen who walked into my tax office last month and said he has failed to file taxes in the last eight years. My jaw immediately dropped to the floor. I could not fathom how this was possible myself but not filing taxes may be more common than you think.