The good news is the IRS will send you a series of tax notices before this happens..
The bad news is; When and if you don't respond to their mail, the IRS will levy your bank account and attach your wages, legally, without having to go to court.
If you are receiving notices because of unfilled taxes, the way to avoid a tax levy is to:
- First, file your OWN tax return. Do not rely on the IRS's Substitute Return (a return the IRS prepared for you)
- More than likely you'll owe less money. However the penalties and interest can increase the amount back up. In fact we've had clients who ended up getting a refund.
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It is best to get your tax information directly from the IRS, that way your unfilled return will correspond with what the IRS has on file and your chances of being audited will decrease. Anytime the IRS contacts you concerning unfilled tax returns, you become a person of interest. The best way to get them off your back is to file a return which includes the same figures the IRS has in your tax file/records. Yes, your bank and your employers has already sent information to the IRS - This is how they know you should have filed and didn't.
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