If You Have Not Filed Taxes in a Long Time

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I Need Advice on What to Do - I Have Not Filed Taxes in Years

You may not have filed your taxes for a variety of reasons: maybe you endured personal or business hardship or you were merely forgetful. Not filing your taxes is a crime called tax evasion. Tax evasion is prosecuted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and can have hefty penalties associated with it.

Can I File Now, If I Have Not Filed in a Long Time?

Yes. If you have not filed your taxes in a long time, you should contact a tax attorney and try to file all your taxes. It is not the policy of the IRS to prosecute you if you made a mistake or if your tax return was lost. There are ways that you can defend a charge of tax evasion. 

If you have not filed taxes in a long time, you should know:

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Do I Need a Tax Attorney?

If you don’t know what to do if you have not filed taxes in years, don’t panic. There may be some options available for your relief. You may wish to hire a tax lawyer for advice. A knowledgeable tax attorney will be able to advise you of how you can assess your tax debts and communicate with the IRS on your behalf to ensure that your case is resolved with your best interests in mind.

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Last Modified: 05-14-2017 11:24 PM PDT

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