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My suggestion would be to bundle it all up and get professional assistance. Bill (or someone, perhaps on a different board) mentioned the option to skip the carry back and carry the loss forward only. Unfortunately, that option is only available on timely filed returns. Since all of these returns are late, that is not an option.

I also have it in the back of my mind that there is a time limit for filing a refund claim based on an NOL carry back. I suspect that may affect some of the older returns. Further, if this situation arises, you have to treat the disallowed carry back as if it happened, even though any refund is barred by time.

In short, there are a whole bunch of issues here that haven’t been touched on yet. Hence my suggestion for professional help.

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