If you have not filed a tax return for all applicable years you need to do so at once. The IRS is very strict about unfiled taxes, and you do not want to cross them and find yourself in trouble. Believe it or not, if you have taxes that were not file you are not in trouble just yet. But if you continue to put this off you may find yourself in a bad position sooner rather than later. When that happens you will look back and wonder why you didn’t take care of your old taxes when you had the chance to do so.
The first thing you need to know about unfiled taxes is that getting organized is important. You know that you have unfiled taxes, but need more information than this. What years did you not file a tax return? Was it only one year? Was it several years? This is important information to know because the IRS requires that you file a separate return for each year. If you think you are going to lump together all of your unfiled taxes you are wrong. This may sound like the easy thing to do, but unfortunately the IRS will not agree to it.
Not filing a tax return is a big deal. This does not mean that you are going to end up in jail soon enough. But it does mean that you are faced with a lot of extra work. In addition to taking care of your current tax situation, you must now file any past returns that you forgot about.
Those who are worried about their back taxes and getting in trouble should hire a professional. A tax professional can answer your questions, while also filing all of the past returns that you owe the IRS. If you have more than one unfiled tax return it is a good idea to hire a professional so you do not miss out on anything important.
Unfiled taxes are a big deal, but you are not in major trouble with the IRS. As long as you are willing to fix this situation you can catch up soon enough. Please contact Longview tax law proffessionals Scammahorn Law Firm, PC.