Do You Have Unfiled Tax Returns?

Gain Peace of Mind – No Matter How Late You Are

People fail to file their tax returns for all sorts of reasons. Regardless, failing to file your tax returns is a criminal offense. Citizens who do not file can be prosecuted and punished with potential jail time, one year for each year not filed. Why risk potentially losing your freedom for failing to file your tax returns!
Sometimes the IRS will file returns for you after they have repeatedly requested you file your returns. When the IRS files your returns for you, they are filed in the best interest of the government, usually with little or none of the deductions you are entitled to. You have the right to file an original return no matter how late it is! If you haven’t filed in a few years or many years, we can help, no matter how late your returns are. Let us give you the peace of mind you deserve by helping you get in compliance with the law.

Call us today at (508) 655-1500 to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed tax professionals and soon you will be sleeping like a baby!

What Happens If I Don’t File My Taxes for 3 Years?

“Back in 2010, I had a rough year. My Dad died, work was nuts – it just wasn’t a good time,” Glenn , who lives in Southborough, MA, shook his head. “Did I do everything I was supposed to? No.  I didn’t file my income tax that year. Was I intentionally doing something wrong? No – but the fact I didn’t file in 2010 prevented me from filing in 2011 or 2012. What’s going to happen to me?”

Unfiled Tax Returns: Your Questions Answered

Not filing a tax return on time is one of the most common tax problems.  The IRS estimates that 10 million people fail to file their taxes in any given year: if you have unfiled tax returns, you’re not alone.

“I thought the IRS was going to catch up with me right away,” Glenn said. “I expected a knock on my door way back in May 2010. But nothing happened. Now I’m not sure if I slipped through the cracks or if the IRS is going to come after me tomorrow. It’s very stressful.”

Having unfiled tax returns is like walking across a minefield – without any minesweeping equipment! You never know when the whole situation is going to blow up in your face. The truth is that it’s very difficult to predict exactly when the IRS is going to come after you. The IRS’ enforcement capabilities have increased with advances in technology: they’re pursuing unfiled returns much faster than was previously the case. If you haven’t filed your taxes, you should know it’s only a matter of time until you’ll hear from the IRS.

Turn the Situation Around: Get Help Now

Choose an experienced tax problem solver to handle your unfiled tax return situation. It’s always better to file your tax returns before the IRS contacts you!

That way you’ll have an accurate understanding of what your financial situation is. Working with an experienced MA tax professional, you may discover that you owe less taxes than you thought – or that you’re actually entitled to a tax refund! It happens more often than you might think.

Being proactive about your unfiled tax returns buys you time to act strategically. Having more time to find deductions, gather bank statements, and handle all of the other paperwork associated with filing late tax returns is always advantageous to the taxpayer.

Finally, having your MA tax problem solver handle your unfiled tax returns helps you avoid criminal prosecution.  “I really didn’t want to go to jail for criminal failure to file,” Glenn said. “I’m just starting to get my life turned around and back on the right track! Going to jail is not part of my plan.”

While criminal prosecution against taxpayers who fail to file is relatively rare, it’s important to know that IRS policy is generally not to pursue action against taxpayers who voluntarily file late tax returns.  Avoid expensive fines and penalties, as well as the stress and anxiety that comes from living with unpaid tax returns, by getting help now. It’s never too late to file a tax return!

What To Do When Someone Else Messes Up Your Taxes

“My dad has always done my taxes,” Elaine R., a Boston resident, said. “Ever since I was sixteen years old and had my first job. But last year, something happened. I don’t even know what. But the IRS is sending me all of these notices about an adjusted return and how I have to send them all of this money – plus interest!”

One of the most common reasons people get into trouble with the IRS is when they have an unqualified individual prepare their tax returns. Tax law is really complicated, and it changes every year. Even if the tax law changes don’t affect you, you could be in the same boat as Elaine – the returns that were perfectly adequate when she was a teenager with a single job just don’t cut the mustard now that she’s a homeowner who needs to itemize. It’s easy to make a mistake if you’re not a professional tax preparer.

When Your Income Tax Expert Lets You Down

It can come as a shock when you discover that the person you trusted to do your income taxes didn’t do a great job. You may feel anger, resentment, stress, and fear. After all, the IRS has a great deal of power: they can audit you, levy your bank accounts, and impose significant penalties – and you might not even know what was wrong in the first place.

If you’ve gotten notices from the IRS about errors in your tax return – or if you trusted someone to file tax returns or pay payroll taxes on your behalf and they failed to do so – you need the best tax help available right away. The IRS isn’t going to go after the person who prepared your return: they’re going to go after you. Prepare yourself and protect your interest by working with a team of tax professionals who can solve your problems fast!