Non-Filing of Returns
Failure to file federal income tax returns can potentially be a crime, punishable with jail time. Failing to pay any tax or estimated tax can be considered a misdemeanor. A conviction may result in fines, jail time or both. If you are convicted, you may also have to pay costs incurred by the prosecution during the case.
Put Our Former IRS Agent To Work Protecting Your Interests
The United States government does however, offer certain protections to taxpayers who voluntarily disclose their tax discretions before they are contacted by someone from the IRS. This means that if you are honest about your discretions and you pay the taxes due, you may be able to avoid some serious legal penalties.
If you have not filed your tax returns for a couple of years or more, you need to immediately visit with a tax attorney to see about your problem. Discussing the situation with a tax accountant may create more problems for you. There is no communication privilege with respect to your conversations with a tax accountant, and the tax accountant can become a witness against you should the government seek to prosecute you for a crime.
We Are Not Here To Judge, We Are Here To Help
Williams & Associates, P.A., is a boutique tax law firm concentrating in tax, business and estate planning matters. Our lawyers, including a former Internal Revenue Agent, can help with getting you back on track with respect to your tax filings, and then assist you with working out the payment of any outstanding tax obligations. Please contact us to arrange an initial consultation where we can discuss how we might be able to help.