Have You Failed To File One Or More Tax Returns? We Can Help.
The IRS estimates that approximately 10 million taxpayers fail to file their federal income tax returns each year. Common reasons include:
- Not understanding the filing requirement
- Willful and intentional avoidance
Regardless of the reason, the IRS identifies these citizens as “nonfilers” and assertively takes action to make sure they pay the taxes they owe.
Living under the radar? Contact us now to discuss your options with a tax lawyer. We offer a free half-hour consultation.
The Potential Consequences Of Not Filing Your Taxes
The IRS has targeted nonfilers as one of its highest priorities. In recent years, it has developed technology designed to identify and locate taxpayers who are not filing tax returns. In short, the IRS has become more successful at identifying and pursuing nonfilers.
Willful failure to file a tax return is a misdemeanor carrying a maximum sentence of one year in prison for each tax year. Worse yet, tax evasion is a felony, carrying a maximum sentence of five years in prison for each tax year. Do not risk criminal tax prosecution for your unfiled tax return. File your income tax returns voluntarily — with legal assistance.
Voluntarily Filing Now Can Reduce Your Risk
Unfiled tax returns are often more closely examined by the IRS once they eventually do get filed. For that reason, among others, you need experienced legal counsel to provide:
- An extra level of care and accuracy in preparing your tax returns
- A comprehensive plan for tax filing within IRS compliance procedures
- Advice as to the next steps if you owe taxes (settle your tax debt, release tax liens or establish an IRS payment plan)
Concerned About Confidentiality? We Have Attorney-Client Privilege.
Often, nonfilers seek help from an accountant. Federal and state laws recognize a limited accountant-client privilege concerning confidential communications. Only representation by an attorney provides you with the protections of the attorney-client privilege.
At The Peck Group, LC, our legal staff understands IRS voluntary compliance requirements and has extensive experience representing nonfilers before the IRS and state tax authorities.