Failure to File Tax Returns
Did You Fail to File Tax Returns?
Experienced Representation from an Austin, TX Tax Attorney
One of the advantages of hiring me is that I bring 25 years of experience in tax litigation. Over the years, I have represented countless clients who have failed to file their tax returns. I have seen what works in these situations, and refined my approach to representing clients who are in this position.
The key, of course, is how I handle your circumstance with the people at the IRS who are trying to enforce the tax laws. One must understand their task, their priorities, and informal guidelines and language at the IRS. And, one must evaluate the particular person at the IRS with whom you are working.
Failing to file creates a large financial burden for my clients. In addition to owing the back taxes, they also owe penalties which can be large, as well as charges for interest. While some of my clients can pay, for most I must represent them before the Tax Collection division and arrive at the best circumstance available for my client. Sometimes I can get a penalty removed in your failure to file case. I can also defend you if your newly filed returns are audited. This is infrequent, but it does happen.
The place where my work begins for you is seeing that the preparation of the returns is very competent. Over the years, I have inspected the work of many CPAs and I have selected a couple to whom I send your returns for preparation. I remain in touch with the CPA, and give guidance on difficulties in handling a particular tax issue. As a CPA myself, I can assure you of well-prepared tax returns. And it is important to use a CPA for the returns, as opposed to you drafting the returns for yourself. You should be making every effort to assure the IRS that things are aboveboard. There are many actions that create a favorable psychology for your relationship with the IRS.
We cannot ignore the possibility of criminal prosecution for failure to file. I have observed prosecutions and convictions for this offense in other attorneys’ cases. For every year of your failure to file, a large financial penalty may be imposed. More importantly, you could be sentenced to jail for one year, for each year that you failed to file. To this point, I have never lost a client to prosecution.
Contact Austin Tax Attorney, John McDuff
Circumstances will only be worse for you, if you put off filing. The possibility of harsh consequences only increases. The sooner you deal with this, the better chance I have of making your circumstances bearable.
Those who have failed to file on time often are haunted by fear and anxiety. Experience the relief of being represented before the IRS by an experienced tax litigation lawyer, and confront the problem of your failure to file a tax return sooner, rather than later. Contact me at my law offices in Austin, Texas, at 512.457.1177, to schedule an appointment.