Do You Owe The IRS Back Taxes?
There are all kinds of reasons people end up in trouble with the IRS for back taxes. Whether you were intentionally deceptive, forgot to file, had some kind of life emergency prevent you from filing, were planning to file later, got in over your head with payments that were due, or something else occurred, when the IRS comes after you for unpaid taxes or unfiled tax returns, it’s a serious matter.
If you don’t know how to respond, you could make your situation even worse, accumulating stronger penalties or even prosecution in the process. That’s why it’s best to get professional assistance — so you have the best chance possible for overcoming IRS penalties and avoiding unnecessary consequences.
Whether you’re an individual with penalties or a business owner faced with payroll tax complications, the Law Offices of Steven N. Klitzner, P.A., are here to help you with IRS problems. We provide tax problem resolution services of all kinds, including help with back taxes and unfiled returns.
The fact is, the IRS is good at finding non-filers — they even recently increased their budget for technology to find non-filing taxpayers — so even if you haven’t been contacted yet about the taxes you haven’t filed, you probably will. Failure to file and tax evasion are very serious allegations. It’s best to meet them head on instead of waiting to see what happens.
What Happens If You Don’t File and/or Owe Taxes?
If you’re caught, the first thing that will probably happen is you’ll get a call from the IRS Criminal Investigation Division. Unfiled taxes are the sort of thing that the IRS wants to call attention to, so it’s very possible they’ll try to make an example of you to other taxpayers.
Because they’re backed by such power, they can be very intimidating and are not easy to deal with alone. Before this happens to you, know that you don’t have to let things get too far. Enlist the support of Steven Klitzner to respond quickly and effectively to back taxes and unfiled returns and avoid what could be one of the most stressful experiences of your life.
Voluntary Disclosure Policy
If you haven’t been contacted by the IRS yet but know you could be, it would be wise to take action now. By voluntarily disclosing your unfiled taxes, you can avoid major penalties. There are a few things worth knowing about the Voluntary Disclosure Policy, which may come in handy for you with your IRS concerns:
- When you voluntarily inform the IRS of your failure to file, you have a good chance of avoiding prosecution.
- You are allowed to submit missing returns to avoid prosecution, usually. The catch is: all those returns must be completely accurate; if they aren’t, you have a higher chance for criminal prosecution.
- In order to be in the clear, you must file a correct return, make full payments and make your voluntary disclosure all before finding out that you are under criminal investigation.
Ask anyone who’s dealt with the IRS — responding to tax problems can be one of the worst, most stressful experiences you ever have. Don’t let it get to that point!
Steven Klitzner is here to help you avoid penalties and prosecution for back taxes and unfiled returns. Through the guidance of a tax attorney who has experience in working with the IRS and who has worked with many clients in similar situations, you can overcome your tax issues and return to normal life. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation!
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